American Craft, Brookline
I was really excited to hear about the opening of American Craft a few months ago, and it took me way too long to actually get myself there for a meal. Dane and I finally ended up going one night after work, and it’s safe to say we’ve found a new favorite.
American Craft opened at the site of the former Roadhouse, which closed after 2 years due to complaints from neighbors because of the smell from their smoker and mediocre reviews from diners. American Craft was refashioned in only a week, with a great selection of craft beers, funky decor, and a new menu.
When we arrived around 6pm, the restaurant was empty, but quickly started to fill up within about a half hour. We had heard great things about their chicken wings, and started with those for an appetizer.
One bite in and it was easy to see why we’d heard great things about the chicken wings. They’re roasted, not deep fried, in a honey ale sauce. The sauce is slightly spicy, sweet, and makes you not want to miss a drop. We powered through the wings in no time. Thank goodness I had a great beer to wash it all down with too.
The beer menu has about 40 different beers on draught and the staff is very knowledgeable about each of them. Great if you’re in the mood to try something new, but need a little guidance. We moved along to dinner after we polished off the last of the wings.
My steak was awesome. Perfectly medium, as I ordered, and the fries were a great compliment. The spinach was garlicky and I made sure to have a bit of spinach with each bite of steak. Dane loved his sandwich too. The applewood smoked bacon and cheddar were delicious with the turkey.
After dinner we sat back and enjoyed the atmosphere (and I wished I could get their wallpaper in my own apartment). American Craft will certainly make a cool hang out spot in Brookline with their two bars and patio seating in the warm weather. We were intrigued by the handmade truffles on the dessert menu, but were so full after our meal. We found the perfect solution, and just ordered them to go.
When we got home and had some room in our stomachs, we tried all the truffles.
My favorite was the Bourbon Caramel, Dane’s favorite was the Allagash White. Another cool twist on all the beer varieties at American Craft – using them for dessert too!