When you’re looking for that perfect neighborhood spot, sometimes you just want a bar. But sometimes you want more. Which is why the people of Newton are lucky to have Baramor.
Located right by the Newton Center train station, Baramor is the brainchild of Arpit Patel, who had a job in finance, but dreamed of opening his own restaurant. So he took the leap, and Baramor was born.
Arpit Patel – Owner, Baramor: “Baramor is a neighborhood bar. The inspiration for our name was from bar and more. So we want to be this neighborhood place that did more than just be a bar. And hence the name kind of combining that word into something cool.”
So the bar pours craft beers, and mixes custom cocktails, while the kitchen offers food made with more care than your standard pub fare.
Arpit Patel – Owner, Baramor: “We’re a scratch kitchen, we make everything in house, we rotate the menu frequently That’s definitely the selling point for me here.”
As is the case at any good gastropub, much of the menu at Baramor goes great with a beer, like lightly breaded Chicken Wings bathed in a house made Buffalo sauce, or the ultra popular Bam Bam Cauliflower.
Arpit Patel – Owner, Baramor: “That has been our most popular dish since we’ve opened. It’s cauliflower, we batter in our seasoned flour, fried to a crispy finish, and then tossed in our house made sweet and spicy sauce. It’s topped with cut scallions, and that’s just a great share plate.”
Although the best plate to share here has to be the Classic Poutine.
Arpit Patel – Owner, Baramor: “We’re known for the poutine. It’s been a hit since we’ve opened. We literally have people who just order poutine. It’s a gigantic plate. Handcut fries. We make our own fries, and then it’s topped with a housemade gravy, fresh cheddar curds, and cut scallions. You just go for it with the fork and dive right in.”
Entrees at Baramor have your comfort food cravings covered, especially if you’re in the mood for Fried Chicken.
Arpit Patel – Owner, Baramor: “It’s simple and delicious. It’s a big piece of chicken. It’s juicy. It’s breaded in our seasoned flour. And it comes with the side of Brussel Sprouts and some rice. It’s by no means your go to healthy meal.”
If you prefer your fried chicken served up spicy on some Texas Toast, order the Nashville Hot Chicken Sandwich. But be forewarned, just as the menu says, ‘It Is Spicy!’
Arpit Patel – Owner, Baramor: “Yeah, it is spicy. We make our own housemade habanero Nashville sauce. It makes you sweat for sure.”
For something a lot less spicy, but still filled with flavor, check out the Steak Frites.
Arpit Patel – Owner, Baramor: “It’s a 12 ounce hanger steak. When we cook it, we butter baste it. It’s topped with a housemade Argentinian chimichurri, and it’s served with our crispy truffle Parmesan Rosemary fries. It’s a staple for a cozy place. It’s a big meal. It fills you up.”
Rounding out the menu here is a must have for any neighborhood spot; not one, but two cleverly named burgers.
Arpit Patel – Owner, Baramor: “So we have the Less Burger and the Mor Burger. By no means is the Less Burger any less. It’s just kind of a play on our name. The Less Burger is your classic cheeseburger. It’s an eight ounce fresh Angus patty, on a fluffy brioche bun, topped with American cheese, lettuce, tomato. The Mor Burger is our house burger, it’s a staple. Again, eight ounce Angus patty, melted cheddar, lettuce, tomato. The key here is the habanero pineapple glaze. It gives you the sweet but savory finish. And that definitely makes a burger.”
To finish your meal, the only dessert you need to know is the Chocolate Chip Pizookie.
Arpit Patel – Owner, Baramor: “We have this dessert called Chocolate Chip Pizookie. And it’s essentially four fresh baked chocolate chip cookies. They’re not fully cooked, it’s crispy on the outside, but soft and gooey in the inside. And that’s topped with vanilla bean ice cream, whipped cream and obviously some chocolate drizzle. It’s a big dessert, so it’s great for sharing.”
Baramor tries to check all the boxes when it comes to being a neighborhood spot. There’s fun décor, a turntable for spinning your favorite records, and a dedicated draft line with a portion of a sales from every pour donated to charity. Because this is a place committed to being there for its customers, everyday, no matter what.
Arpit Patel – Owner, Baramor: “Our main purpose is just to just to serve the neighborhood. We want to be here for guests seven days a week kind of open all the time, snow storms, holidays. People need a place that’s open all the time. They don’t have to Google us and see hey, will they be open, right? We want to be that place that is open, homey, cozy, kind of that no nonsense vibe. And that’s something that we’ve created here.”