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A lifestyle blog with a focus on my food adventures

The NewBridge is Chelsea is a diamond in the rough-a hidden gem (except to people in the know). It has been in business since 1975 and has won multiple awards (Best of Boston, Phantom Gourmet etc.) but go and see for yourself. The place looks like it’s still in the 70’s decor-wise, but you aren’t going for that, you’re going for the food. If you’re looking for fine dining or a fancy meal-this isn’t your spot. But, if you’re looking for a good meal, for a good price and a place to hang out with friends over some beers-look no further.

NewBridge is the kind of place that you might hesitate to go into if you’ve never been before. It’s old school-townies at the bar, wood paneled walls, and dimly lit. The bar is always packed and the dining room is bubbling with noise-a lot of families come here. (They also do take-out!)

NewBridge is best known for their steak tips. They are excellent-and that should mean something from a gal who doesn’t crave meat. They have a nice char on the outside and are so amazingly tender on the inside-I wonder how they keep them so juicy! For $13.95 you get a heaping portion of their sirloin tips as well as a side (salad, potato, fries, rice-pictured, ziti or linguine). Other favorites include the chicken parm and the ribs.

They get their rolls locally, which are soft and tasty, but be prepared not to get a bread plate (this is a no frills kind of place-checkered table cloths, plastic cups and paper napkins). The meals I’ve had here have been consistent-everything is good-they haven’t changed much over the years and that is certainly a good thing ( note on their website that they haven’t added many items to the menu since opening).

Leave your credit card at home, because this place is cash only.

New Bridge Cafe

650 Washington Ave.  Chelsea, MA 02150

Phone: 617.884.0134

Sun. 12-10PM Lunch&Dinner, Bar till 1AM

Mon-Thurs 11AM-10PM Lunch and Dinner, Bar till 1AM

Fri-Sat 11AM-11PM Lunch and Dinner, Bar till 1AM

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