Bosscat Kitchen & Libations

Bosscat Kitchen & Libations

I was looking for a new place to meet up with girlfriends so I perused Yelp and found Bosscat Kitchen & Libations. It’s only been open two months and had a solid 4 1/2 star rating. After looking at the photos posted by Yelpers and looking at the restaurant’s website, I concluded the menu and décor were right up my alley. The main restaurant, artfully decorated in vintage industrial design, had a handful of tables and seating around all sides of the large wood bar. The bar also included purse hooks and even more brilliant, a large power strip underneath the counter so customers can charge their mobile devices. The ceiling had embossed tin tiles that added subtle detail, but were painted dark gray-black to match the rest of the walls. Roll-up garage doors opened to a deck for indoor/outdoor dining. It had a speakeasy meets Newport Beach modern kind of vibe.

Whiskey Room at the Bosscat

Whiskey Room at the Bosscat

Bosscat positions itself primarily as a whiskey bar with Southern-inspired dishes. However, they sling more than their share of beer and wine, especially for the happy hour crowds. We decided to check it out before I booked it for my girlfriends. We grabbed two stools at the bar and made quick friends with our bartenders Matt and Steve. During our visit, Matt invited us to take a tour of the whiskey room. We had a great chat about our favorites and he introduced us to a few of his.

We also tested out some of the food menu (Click to enlarge).

The shrimp and grits and cornbread madeleines were the standouts. The drinks were good and our bartenders were knowledgeable and attentive.

[I ended up going back to Bosscat with my girlfriends. We tried to order a few appetizers which they were out of. However, the owner was quick to stop by our table to apologize and offered alternative options for us, on the house. I believe once they’ve gotten into their full stride, beyond the new restaurant opening learning curve, they will better understand their procurement needs and customer ordering volume, this will be resolved.]

Bosscat

Bosscat

Bosscat Kitchen and Libations
4647 MacArthur Boulevard
Newport Beach, CA 92660
http://www.bosscatkitchen.com/

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