Whether you’re a Sox, Bruins, or Celtics fan, Jerry Remy’s is the quintessential Sports Bar to grab a beer, enjoy some great food, and root for the home team! And that’s exactly what we did when the Front Row Eats crew was invited to a private event for the Grand Opening of Jerry Remy’s newest Seaport location in Boston.
We were excited to be invited to this spectacular event to share some scrumptious game-time grub with the Rem Dawg himself (pictured above with Nick of Front Row Eats)!
Jerry Remy’s is not your typical Sports Bar. All of their food is made from scratch which is a rare but admirable quality for a Sports Bar. While most others settle for frozen food, Jerry Remy’s adheres to the highest of standards, and you can definitely taste the difference. They even include some unconventional items on their menu that are more refined than your typical “Bar Food”. We were pleasantly surprised and delighted by the selection!
It was nice to see some Asian influence on the menu. The Ahi Tuna was cooked to a perfect Rare, just the way I like it. The sesame seed crust gave a nice crunch and provided some nutty, earthy flavor. It paired perfectly with the Thai rolls and for a second, I thought I escaped Liberty Wharf and wandered to Boston’s section of Chinatown. It tasted pretty authentic, especially with the Hoisin Peanut dipping sauce.
Take a close look at the picture above…you can almost see how the meat is falling off the bone, so you can only imagine how amazing these tasted! The meat was tremendously tender and juicy. I can guarantee this is one of the best finger foods on the menu.
Rest assured, if you are looking for more standard Sports Bar food, Jerry Remy’s has that too. We tried the mini burger which was magnificently moist. The buns were glazed in garlicky goodness which catapulted this creation into the senior circuit of burgers.
This sandwich is baked to order with Pepperoni, fresh Mozzarella, snipped Basil, and sliced Heirloom Tomatoes. I’m already a sucker for anything on Foccaccia, never mind the addition of classic Italian flavors. The sandwich may have been straightforward, but the use of quality ingredients generously stacked between the bread, left me wanting more!
The Buffalo Wings had some bold flavors but they were balanced, not terribly overpowering. They are not sauce-heavy so it won’t leaving you using about 10 napkins, which is a good thing! If you’re a fan of Buffalo Wings, like myself, you should give these a try.
I loved the Organic Tomatoes & Fresh Mozzarella with Basil and Balsamic Vinegar. It was a clean and refreshing dish and provided a great change of pace. And the presentation was spot on too.
Looking for something healthier? The Stacked Taco Salad may have been one of my favorite dishes of the night. It was loaded with fresh, flavorful ingredients – grilled chicken breast, minted Roma tomatoes, red beans, chickpeas, diced avocado, romaine hearts, nacho cheese Doritos (you may want to push these aside if you are trying to be healthy :)) and a cilantro lime vinaigrette.
While you are enjoying your food, you won’t miss a second of the game because there is honestly no bad seat in the house. There are TV screens EVERYWHERE as you are surrounded with 47 HD Plasmas. Take a look at the “Monster Screen” in the picture above. It is an 11-by-40 foot wall of 32 LED screens that can function in unison.
Overall, the Rem Dawg hit one out the park with his Grand Opening Event. I am anxious to return soon and catch a ball game on the Monster Wall. I might even have to get a Season Ticket Pass to ensure I don’t miss a second of the action. It’s a great atmosphere to meet with friends and co-workers any night of the week. So give Jerry Remy’s a visit and indulge in some of the finest Sports Bar food around.