Even before moving to the Allston/Brighton area, I knew about Deep Ellum. After spending far too much time in a similar gastro-pub in Geneva, NY (the Red Dove—go there) I’ve been a lost soul, searching for a foodie home. Deep Ellum was just the place I had been craving.
It’s dark, it’s loud, and it’s full of hipsters. It embodies Allston, really.
It’s got a beer menu that rivals the length of the most pretentious French restaurant’s wine list. The food has a range of prices that can accommodate most anyone (truffle fries for $5? Yes, please.) Split their cheese platter or Moules Frites (both $12) if you’re just going to nosh, drink and chat. On a cold winter’s day their Pumpkin Sage Rotini will heat you from within, and on a hot summer’s day their Grilled Salad Nicoise (both $14) it’s a great standby place for a fun night out.
Take the #66 or #57 to Union Sq., or take the Green Line B to Harvard Ave, walk down Harvard Ave. to Cambridge St and bang a left.