Last Updated on October 5, 2020 by Angie
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Oak Hill Post is a cute neighborhood restaurant in Brookline serving up soups, sandwiches, and sides, all made from scratch with special, creative touches.
The menu here goes way beyond your typical burger and fries – take the Man Bear Pig, for example, with fried mortadella, shaved roast beef, fontina, house-made giardiniera, and mustard; or the No. 26 with fried chicken, kimchi, gochujang BBQ sauce, and mayo. Naturally, we were intrigued and went shortly after they opened.
Unusual Sandwiches at Oak Hill Post
Our recent takeout order included the umami burger and the leviathan sandwich. The umami burger was, as you'd probably expect from the name, intensely umami. Mushroom ragout, pickled leeks, blue cheese, bacon jam, and dijon mustard topped two thin burger patties that were served on a pillowy brioche bun.
The dominant flavors were mushroom and dijon, with a hit of smoky-sweet bacon jam every now and then. I very rarely say this, but it was a bit too umami for me but certainly lives up to its name. I could have used something acidic or sweet to cut the richness just a little bit. That said, this was a monstrous sandwich with an impressive amount of meat, and if you love savory flavors, definitely go for this one.
We also tried the leviathan, a very intriguing sandwich served on a Mediterra hoagie with fried octopus, Italian sausage, olives, garlic, tarragon aioli, and balsamic. While the Italian sausage was a tish salty and we didn't get too much of the olive and aioli flavors, the octopus was crunchy and delicious – it almost reminded us of popcorn chicken (but way better). The house-made giardiniera on the side were crunchy and sour and a good accompaniment to both sandwiches.
But perhaps our favorite item of all, surprisingly, were the house-made buttermilk biscuits. We heated these up in the oven the next morning for breakfast, and they were delightfully soft and spongy with a moist, delicate crumb. Even better were the house-made lemon curd and spiced peach jam that came with the biscuits. Heaven!
We look forward to returning to Oak Hill Post as they grow and evolve to try some of their other sandwiches (the No. 26 is calling our names) and the new specials that they are introducing like pasta nights. Creativity and uniqueness abound in the flavors at Oak Hill Post, and we can't wait to go back for more!
Oak Hill Post is located at 600 Brookline Blvd in Brookline.