Lulu’s Allston: uniquely crafted eats and drinks

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Allston is known for its party scene, rowdy young adults, grunge music and dive bars. But Lulu’s, open since June of last year, offers a respite for residents seeking a slightly more sophisticated place for meals and great cocktails.

Located on Cambridge Street, a block down from Harvard Avenue, Lulu’s is nestled in between several second hand furniture stores and thrift shops that are the hallmark of this college neighborhood.

Its black and white interior with high ceilings that expose black pipes, Lulu’s presents a trendy contrast to the rest of the neighborhood. Its sleek stainless steel chairs and long wooden bar give this restaurant a more “grown-up” feel than most other Allston eateries.

The lunch and dinner menu consists of uniquely crafted American eats, including vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free options.

The crowd consists of young professionals looking for a casual place to eat, drink and chat. Josh, Lulu’s co-creator said, “There is always a fun crowd here where people are mixing and mingling.”

If you are looking for an enticing drink before heading into the city, Lulu’s is the best place in the neighborhood for a pre-game libation. Go for a refreshing “French Cucumber” concocted of rain cucumber vodka, St. Elder, fresh lime, “muddled” cucumber and champagne. The Cranberry Mojito is the perfect sweet cocktail made of Prichard’s Cranberry Rum, mottled mint and lime, then topped with cranberry citrus.

If you are looking for something new and truly unique, go for the Blue Haired Clown made with blueberry vodka and Belgian Wit. Packed with a punch, this drink combines both hard liquor and beer.

Many of the syrups used are made in house with special chef picked ingredients.

Lulu’s weekend brunch is second to none. Pancakes with bloody Mary mix, “white trash hash” with poached eggs, and short ribs are favorite dishes, and buckets of Mimosa stand at the ready.

Lulu’s adds character to the neighborhood, and its unique menu offers food and drink for the lively palate.

421 Cambridge St, Allston, MA 02134

10:30 – 3pm. Limited reservations are taken for larger groups.

Contact Beth Treffeisen at [email protected]

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