My first job out of a college was a wee bit stressful (euphemism) and as such, my coworkers and I would regularly leave the office at the end of the day in search of a cocktail. Our office was located in the Seaport and one of our favorite spots within walking distance was Lucky's Lounge.
To me, the best part about Lucky's in that you have to be "in the know" to even stand a chance of finding it. Who doesn't like to be part of something top secret?
This is the entrance to Lucky's:
I know what you're thinking, "Gee, that's helpful, I'll never find that random brick building!" That's right, you won't. But since I like you, I'm going to help you out. Lucky's is located on the corner of Congress Street and A Street in South Boston, directly under the A Street sign.
As I said, I've been to Lucky's countless times, but that was always for after work drinks or dinner. I knew they had a Sunday Sinatra brunch, but I'd never had the chance to check it out. Enter my friend, Rue La La.
Rue La La had a deal where you paid $30 for $50 worth of food and drink at Lucky's Sunday Sinatra brunch. Purchased!
Yesterday morning at 11:00am I met my friend and coworker outside Lucky's (I knew she'd never find it) and we couldn't wait to head in. We had a reservation (love places that take brunch reservations no matter how small your party is!) and we were seated immediately in a big, comfy booth.
As soon as we sat down I noticed the Sinatra cover band. A keyboard player, a guy playing the upright bass and a singer who sounded exactly like Jamie Cullum when you closed your eyes and just listened to him crooning.
I am in love with this band. The bass player was out of control amazing and they did so many jazz standards that I grew up listening to: "The Way You Look Tonight", "L-O-V-E" and "The Best is Yet to Come." My parents are the two biggest jazz music fans on the planet, thus I knew the words to every song.
Our waitress came over and introduced herself and brought us the brunch menu.
After much deliberating, we both decided to order the vegetarian omelette which came with fontina cheese, spinach, mushrooms, tomato and asparagus. With the omelette you get a choice of potato: home fries, hash browns or tater tots. Naturally we both selected the tater tots.
The meal came in such a nice presentation! I was expecting the asparagus to be inside the omelette, but it actually came on top, which was equally delightful.
At my insistence, we also ordered a side of French toast. I saw it going by on its way to another table and knew we had to at least taste it. The side order comes with just two pieces, which was perfect for us. It was covered in whipped cream and we drenched it in maple syrup. This French toast was pure heaven. This is a must-order item.
In addition to our food we had bottomless coffee and tea. The waitress refilled my friend's coffee mug faster than your water glass gets filled at a Chinese restaurant. I got to choose from a huge selection of herbal tea and twice she brought me more hot water.
In the middle of our gossip session one of the waitresses joined the band and sang a number! She was awesome! She had a great voice and she was snapping along, tapping her foot and charming the audience. I absolutely loved it!
I cannot wait to return to Lucky's Lounge for another Sunday Sinatra brunch. I told my parents all about it and they were so jealous that they demanded I make us a reservation there when they come to town in October.
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