Dinner at Committee

11:40 AM

When I first stepped into Committee, I wasn't quite sure my parents would be into it. It's a gorgeous space and kind of swanky; reclaimed wood, sliding barn doors, and Edison bulbs adorn the space. I was in love, but anything too fancy and I can see the discomfort on their faces, my parents are very low-key. But my mom started raving about the decor and my stepdad found a beer on the menu he loves. 

After some suggestions from our waiter, we started with a fresh take on a simple Greek salad; the Okra Horatini. Garnished with okra crisps this salad has an unexpected and flavorful crunch and was one of the best Greek salads I've ever had. Tomato Keftedes were next, served warm with an Alfa beer aioli. A little messier than anticipated, but these fritters quickly disappeared from their plate!

We made our way through the menu sampling Salmon Plaki, Grilled Octopus (yep, my mom ate octopus), Calamari Salonika, and my favorite the Souvlaki (marinated lamb, lemon, tzatziki). The Souvlaki was among the most flavorful and tender pieces of lamb I've had the pleasure of enjoying.  My mom (who doesn't even like lamb) was in love with the seasoning, and my stepdad and I happily argued over the last piece on the skewer. 

We barely had room for dessert but I couldn't resist ordering the Galaktobourekakia (custard, phyllo, honey), and Finikia Cheesecake (almond-honey cookie crust, Greek yogurt, berry compote). Each dessert was so light and sweet; I was glad we order them.

Fresh ingredients, expertly prepared, with a beautiful waterfront location in the heart of the Seaport District, what's not to love? Committee is the perfect place to celebrate special events, or to enjoy an authentic Mediterranean mea on the patio. Previously few and far in between, Greek restaurants are having their moment in Boston. Committee is among the best I've tried, and later this month they will be celebrating one year in the Seaport District!

50 Northern Ave.
Boston, MA 02210
(617) 737-5051

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