|The Stockyard in Brighton|
After a renovation and menu update, The Stockyard - the meat-and-potatoes icon in Brighton - is open. The restaurant is open for dinner only for now, but plans are afoot to start lunch and brunch by mid-March.
In keeping with the name, the menu offers a wide variety of steak cuts - rib eye, stip sirloin - along with classic American entrees of chicken, pork, seafood and pasta. And, yes, the lobster pie - a “lazy man’s” dish of knuckle and claw meat with panko bread crumbs and lemon - is still on the menu. Prices run $17-$24 for dishes, and $28-$45 for steaks. The cocktail list is updated as is the wine list, which has about 220 bottles, half bottles and upwards of 40 wines by the glass.
The makeover of this 380-seater includes new maroon upholstered booths, wood floors and an overall fresh, updated look. The original 40-seat horseshoe bar remains the focal point; and the Tavern Room, which features what’s being touted as Al Capone’s bar from home, is a private dining room. There's also a fireplace and plans for outdoor seating in warmer weather.
Owner Michael Conlon also owns and operates The Paramount, 21st Amendment, West on Centre and Lincoln Tavern.
135 Market St., Brighton; 617-782-4700