I had a pleasant lunch meeting at the Northworks
Bar & Grill on the afternoon of 5/3/2002; I'd only
been to the restaurant twice before, and it
happened to be a convenient meeting spot being
located right on Grove Street where I had just
finished another meeting.
The crowd at lunchtime was a bit grey of hair, and
the atmosphere was quite subdued - not what one
would expect for a pub. Also somewhat amusing was
the drink menu that accompanied the specials and
regular menu; the Cosmopolitan and 3 Martini lunch
are alive and well at the Northworks!
Lunch, while satisfying, was not particularly
inventive or unique. Nothing really seemed to be
a "signature" dish, so I ordered bruschetta and a
turkey burger. The bruschetta was moist and
flavorful, but could have been on better bread.
The turkey burger was quite hearty and also tasty,
though the fries needed to be a little crispier.
My lunchtime companion enjoyed her salad, and
claimed that the salads from the Northworks were
all quite good; they did have a nice array of
salad choices on the menu, and I had previously
had a good oriental style salad with chicken on
Lunch was a very economical affair considering how
much food we had both gotten. Overall, the dining
experience was pretty average, but I imagine the
dinner and bar crowds are probably much more lively.