Monday, October 27, 2008

Union Station Brewery (35 of 50)

Restaurant: Union Station Brewery
Cuisine: American/Brewery
Price: Average
Score:35

So I definitely have a bit of a bias towards reviewing beer-centric restaurants so far.  What can I say- it's Octoberfest time...   

Located in the midst of downtown, Union Station Brewery is a popular restaurant that also happens to brew their own beer.  Every week they have a beer special on tap- at $3.50 for a pint of in-house beer its pretty hard to pass up!  I had a tasty brown ale this visit that showed a good balance of malt and hops.  I would also recommend their sampler tray- you get a five ounce taste of all six of their current beers.

Service was friendly and attentive and water glasses were kept topped off.  You tend wait a little while for your food at Union Station Brewery, but with good beer and comfortable booths to keep you happy, this is not a problem.  The menu is relatively diverse if not amazingly unique: from a thai salad, to the requisite pizza, salad, and burger options, with a couple down-home cooking type options a la chicken pot pie.  The lobster macaroni and cheese actually is pretty full of lobster and appropriately decadent- the best dish we enjoyed that night.  The rack of ribs was only average, and while the buffalo chicken salad is tasty- the breading was a bit thicker than I would prefer.

Conclusion
A relaxed, comfortable atmosphere with dependable food and homemade beer make Union Station a reliable place to dine.  This is certainly not the pinnacle of food in Providence, but a place well worth visiting every few months.


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