The Gallows, South End, Boston

We have heard about The Gallows for sometime now and that the restaurant had great burgers, poutine, scotch eggs and cocktails. Our experience was exceeded in all these food categories. Inspired by Edgar Allen Poe (who was born near the Boloco on the Common), the bar and restaurant is very dark, mysterious and has great ambiance.

The lighting fixtures, mannequins on the wall and the black raven set the mood.

The bar area

Song of Lynn cocktail is a lime infused gin, mint, ginger beer for $9. I love a dark and stormy, so any alcoholic beverage with ginger beer is going to be my favorite. This was well crafted and had a great balance. It had a very nice lime and mint flavor.

My friend had the Victorian Sedation cocktail, which has lemon verbena vodka, blueberries, lemon, simple syrup $9. It had a nice fruity, sweet flavor.

We had to try the Scotch Egg $6. I have never tried a scotch egg so the warm yolk, sausage encrusted egg was a first time experience for me. I enjoyed the flavor of the sausage and the coating was really crisp.

We had a total of two orders of the Simple Poutine. We ordered just one serving of the hand cut fries topped with house made gravy & cheese curd $10. The guys pummeled the poutine and it was devoured in under 5 minutes. So, as a result, we then had to order a second one. Some of the fries were crispy and some were doused with delicious poultry gravy.

We also tried the sweet potatoes with chipotle seasoning and marshmallow brulee $7. The marshmallow alone was so fully, melty and perfectly sweet. The chipotle flavoring threw me off a bit, but it was different. I am just not sure if it is a good or ok different.

The Our Way burger had american cheese, grilled onion, iceberg, homemade pickles  $10. The burger was so tender, great flavor from the onions and melted cheese.

We had to try the Scotch Egg $6. I have never tried a scotch egg so the warm yolk, sausage encrusted egg was a first time experience for me. I enjoyed the flavor of the sausage and the coating was really crisp.Mario’s Melt burger had mushrooms, sage béchamel, swiss, grilled onions $16. The thinly sliced mushrooms, herbaceous cream sauce, melted swiss and onion flavor was a great combination of decadence.

You’re My Boy Blue burger was too good to be true and the bacon bits, roasted pears and dijon made it very special. The Bleu cheese, bacon and pear had the best combination of salty, savory and sweet. Definitely will get this again.

I tasted my friend’s Cape Cod Scrod which had dragon bean succotash and roasted tomato for $26.  The fish was so tender and was delicious and the vegetables were well prepared.
For dessert we tried the Bananas Foster Chocolate Peanut Butter Fluffernutter Brulee $7. The homemade marshmallow fluff on the dessert was by far the best part. It was bruleed just perfectly. The banana and chocolate peanut butter concoction was good, just sickeningly sweet.

Everyone who had a burger at the table was so happy.  In fact, we all would go back to the Gallows for the burgers.The Gallows on Urbanspoon

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