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Scarlet Oak Tavern

Scarlet Oak Tavern
1217 Main St.
Hingham, MA 02043

781-749-8200

website: http://www.scarletoaktavern.com/

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.

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 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.

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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.

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Eats: Caffe Tosca

Caffe Tosca     

15 North Street Hingham, MA

 781-740-9400

Website: http://www.eatwellinc.com/caffetosca/

Last Saturday, Mister Mango and I met up mid-day to go to the Hingham Farmers Market.  We picked up some peache and cucumbers and then headed up the road a bit for lunch at Caffe Tosca.  It was a gorgeous day, so we sat out on the patio with most of the other patrons. Caffe Tosca only offers their lunch menu seasonally. Caffe Tosca is the sister restaurant of the more upscale Tosca, which is directly across the street.  Caffe Tosca serves country Italian food. Their lunch menu contains a selection of soups, salads, pastas, sandwiches and a few entrees.

SmokeHouse Chicken Panini

SmokeHouse Chicken Panini

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