Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Copper Door worth a second look

Opening a new restaurant is fraught with challenges including training wait staff, completing inspections and all this while trying to get the food quality right. Our goal is to be fair but also honest when reviewing these establishments. Thinking about the initial few weeks when they are completely mobbed with everyone in the area visiting, it seems only right to revisit. With that in mind my wife and I decided to take another look at the Copper Door in Bedford. After they opened in the spring of 2012 our opinion was one of disappointment. Let's see how they did when we stopped in a few weeks back.

I am going to focus on the food here because the decor and service are all as they were in the past, excellent. The Copper Door was extremely busy upon our arrival and we were seated in the back of their bar area.

The menu has soups, salads, appetizers, burgers, sandwiches, flat breads, pizza, tacos and several main entrees. There was a chill in the air outside so we started with a fish chowder and onion soup to warm us up inside. No complaints as these were both well made.
Next up some pull apart bread.

This was still warm, the butter slightly melted with a strong garlic flavor. We do love our carbs and this bread was one of the best we've had in awhile, amazing.

I was going to select a burger but after asking our waitress she recommended the Red Pastrami on Pretzel.

They serve this on their own, house made pretzel roll with horseradish mayo and Swiss cheese along with a side of sweet potato fries that I replaced with regular. This is definitely recommended, tender pastrami is complemented nicely by the mayo and Swiss and the pretzel roll was out of this world. A positive added touch was a baby kosher dill on the side.
My wife picked the Apple Cranberry salad. Served on a bed of baby spinach, the salad had dried cranberries, sliced apples, pepita, Parmesan cheese and Pomegranate vinaigrette. She added a Statler chicken breast for a protein. It was surprising to see that they served the breast with the bone in. The flavors all worked together and she was happy with her choice.

For dessert, our pick was the Molten Chocolate Cake.

We were so happy with our selection. The cake took about 20 minutes to cook which was fine with us as we were enjoying our experience. The dulce de leche (caramel) ice cream was fantastic as were the pieces of sponge candy and the caramel sauce which topped off the plate.
So there you have it, the food quality was much improved over the first visit. You may want to give them another try if you had a mediocre initial dining experience.