Cozy Hotel Dining at Boston's Envoy Hotel

The hotel's ground floor restaurant showcases the debut work of its chef
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The Outlook Kitchen and Bar

Rachel Cossar

Bacalao croquettes don't skimp on the cod.

Since opening up in the Fort Point neighborhood, The Envoy Hotel has blessed its guests and nearby residents with a couple of go-to spots for food and drink — and spectacular city views. Although the rooftop bar, Lookout, has closed for the season, diners and drinkers need only to go down to the first floor to experience the Outlook Kitchen and Bar’s new menu developed by executive chef Tatiana Rosana.

Following her illustrious ascent working with Rachel Klein and Mary Dumont, Rosana could not be more proud of her first fully independent menu as executive chef. Her enthusiasm, culinary prowess, and inspiration for creating dishes that are both new and true to her identity, is, well, palatable.

The team at Outlook is streamlined to provide a comfortable dining experience for each guest. From receptive hosts to expert servers, I thoroughly enjoyed my most recent meal at this restaurant. Rosana’s menu blends her Cuban heritage, elements of Korean cuisine she and her wife enjoy, and local New England sensibilities.

Among the appetizers, definitely try the chef’s take on peas and carrots. With crispy chickpeas, carrot purée, and creamy burrata; it’s an innovative take on a typically drab dish.

The bacon, Brussels sprouts, and egg salad is another must-try; the egg is poached, sous-vide style, and comes ready to mix into the green goddess dressing. Ahi tuna crudo is superbly light and delicate with just enough seasoning to boost the sushi-grade tuna. Bacalao croquettes are one of chef’s favorite items, “near and dear to my heart,” as she says. These bad boys are truly stuffed with cod — forget about any of that cheesy potato filling!

For main dishes, the Georges Bank scallops are seared and served atop a bed of Maine lobster succotash and pillowy soft gnocchi. Pineland Farms filet mignon is served with “untraditional mole” sauce and a sprinkling of baby root vegetables.

As many diners have come to know and love, the Campfire Torte is a slab of rich dark chocolate served with toasted marshmallows in a jar that captures the roasting scent. This truly takes you back to those campfire moments — every time!

Whether you are a guest at the hotel or a local resident, Outlook is a perfect place to enjoy a casual but elegantly cooked meal. Attention to detail and presentation are as good as the quality of the ingredients and dishes themselves. Head in to try this new menu for the season.

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