OAK Long Bar + Kitchen in Back Bay

A few weeks ago (okay, maybe it was like a month ago, oops), I went out to a fabulous brunch with Blog and Tweet Boston. It was held at the OAK Long Bar + Kitchen which is located at the Fairmont Copley Plaza. I saw a few familiar faces in the crowd, (Jess from Little Miss Runshine, Jen from The Boston Bachelorette, and Kerrie from Urban Foodie Finds) but I also had the pleasure of meeting a few new bloggers in the Boston area! (Some mentionables are Erin from Gibble Me This, and Jill from Endorphins Are For Skinny Girls). We had some hilarious conversations involving garlic-y and onion-y smelling hands and putting them in people’s mouths–errrr, you had to be there. šŸ˜€ Now on to the brunch!

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As you can see, it is a very swanky place that has very cozy accommodations. I sat on a couch and I actually liked that you had the option of sharing seats and making it a bit more intimate if you wanted.

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As you can see from the menu, there were some amazing options. I think we tried most of the items on it, and although it was a very hard choice, I opted for the Oak Burger, obviously paired with a Bloody Mary (you can’t spell brunch without Bloody Mary, amirite? — well actually you can but, details). I’ll let the pictures do the talking.

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The burger was great (there is no such thing as a bad burger in my opinion), but it didn’t blow me away. And I’m a sucker for fries so overall it was a very filling meal (full Stacey = happy Stacey).

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I love me some eggs benedict – one of the options I was considering.

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The smoked salmon and cavier flatbread that we got for the table to share – delicious!

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Chocolate Hazelnut French Toast – I definitely had to try a few bites of this. It was insanely delicious but I would probably not have been able to eat even half of it if I had ordered it myself (I’m a savory girl!)

But the winner in my eyes:

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Um, home-baked bread made in a cast iron skillet? Yes please! Everything tastes better when cooked and served in a cast iron skillet, fact. (Kind of like mason jars)

This was an amazing and super fun experience with my blogger gals and I would recommend this place if you’re celebrating something extra special.

OAK Long Bar + Kitchen is located atĀ 138 Saint James Avenue inĀ Boston, MA. CallĀ (617) 585-7222 for reservations. They serve Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, and even Late Night.

[Disclaimer: The brunch was complimentary and provided by OAK Long Bar + Kitchen and Blog and Tweet Boston but all opinions expressed here are my own.]

Now excuse me while I go spend the rest of my weekend in my PJs watching Friday Night Lights on Netflix. There are some pros to being sick I guess!

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