The Gallows in the South End

Last night Lauren and I met our very good friends Ellen and Megan for a South End, mother/daughter, Christmas and “I am done with college” celebration! Megan suggested The Gallows on Washington Street. Lots of people have asked  us for a spot that won’t break the bank, is fun and has good food and this is one of those places. On their website (, owners Rebecca Roth and Seth Morrison describe their restaurant as “The Gallows: Genuine Food and Drink” and that’s what they deliver. Here’s a photo of Lauren and Megan with the “Angel’s Share” which is a red wine, campari, and maraschino cocktail. This concoction gets “two thumbs up” from Lauren and Megan!

We tried a whole lot of things.. For appetizers we had the Bacon Carmel Chex Mix- I don’t know how to describe this…hoping Megan will chime in. It’s a kind of curious mixture of bar snacks, but I think Megan loved it!

Anyway, next was “The Farmer” which is Buggy Meadow Baby Swiss, Coastal Cheddar, Walnut Chutney and fig preserves- this is good, but I liked the Baked Brie in Pastry better- here’s a photo…

I had the Classic Wedge Salad and Lauren and I shared the Semolina Dumplings with Mushroom Bolognese and Grilled Radicchio. The Semolina Dumplings are rich and delicious and probably the best thing I tasted at The Gallows, but unfortunately, they do not photograph well.

Ellen had the Scrod Special. She loved the crunchy breadcrumb topping. Lauren and Megan both had the Arugula Salad with Seckel Pears, Roasted Squash and Smoked Cheddar which is also good. Here is the Arugula Salad….

For dessert, we tried two of their “Pots”. Lauren and I shared the Chocolate Pot and Megan and Ellen tried the Vanilla version. Both are delicious. Maybe next time, if we save room, we could try the “Bananas Foster Fluffernutter Brulée”! Yikes!! Anyway, all in all, we think The Gallows is a fun spot with affordable and interesting comfort food. Yummm.

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