I recently attended a lady’s brunch with 4 other fabulous females at Scarlet Oak Tavern in the Queen Anne’s corner of Hingham. Scarlet Oak Tavern is located in a 250 year old colonial house and has a cozy New England vibe with a Pottery Barn-esque decor.
I’d had brunch at Scarlet Oak Tavern a couple of times before with my husband and decided that it would be a great place for brunch with the girls. They have a full bar, so if someone wanted to order a bloody mary or a mimosa to go with brunch, they’d be able to. We had a reservation via OpenTable.com, which made it super-convenient. Our table was ready when we arrived and we were seated immediately.
I ordered the Prime Rib Hash ($13) which comes in a small cast iron skillet with a side dish of fruit salad. The hash has large chunks of beef and potatoes with a tomato-based sauce. I like this hash but it wasn’t quite what Lisa expected due to the tomato and she didn’t enjoy it as much.
Amy ordered the stuffed brioche French toast with candied cranberries and sweet marscapone ($8.5). This is my husband’s favorite brunch option at scarlet oak. It is sweet and satisfying with lightly tart bits of cranberries nestled in the creamy sweetened marscapone cheese.
Kathy order the brunch pizza ($12), which is an individual=sized pizza topped with asparagus, ham, eggs, and hollandaise sauce.
Scarlet Oak has a large bar area with a cozy lounge with a fireplace in one corner. The bar area has a special tavern menu with lots of appetizers and casual fare. I will definitely be planning a girls night out after-work event there soon.
In the warmer months they also have an outdoor seating area.
Scarlet Oak has plenty of on-site parking.