They say you can never come home again, but that's not really true, as technically it's just until the restraining order expires. Coming back to the old 'hood to fill your belly, Geoffrey's Cafe, opening tomorrow.
The second Back Bay coming of this popular Rosi Village eatery (they originally opened on Boylston in '91 before changing hoods), GC slings upscale comfort fare in the 140-seat former Laurel space, elegantly outfitted with a 15-seat bar/lounge lit with ornate chandeliers/lamps, a raised section of the dining room decked with rich cherry wood floors, and ancient burgundy/gold walls hung with over 560 decorative circular mirrors, so you can really see yourself eating there. Literally, because of all the mirrors. Sammies and grilled flatbreads include the thousand island'd Madeline's Bacon Cheddar Burger on a bulkie roll w/ creamy dill potato salad; Michael's Favorite Pizza piled high with sausage and caramelized balsamic onions; and a bacon/chipotle ranch fried chicken sandwich sided by black bean & corn salsa, also the name of a treatment favored by Tijuana podiatrists too cheap to spring for salicylic acid. There's also heartier bistro fare like white sauce'd country roasted chicken with buttermilk biscuits; beef bourguignon over mashed taters; and a homemade apple sauce-sided maple glazed pork chop that's french cut, a complicated technique that rarely works.
Because GC's famous for their disco brunch, you can also rock weekend deliciousness like cream cheese stuffed Texas toast dusted w/ powdered sugar, wild Maine blueberry compote doused Scandinavian Waffles, and a ham/bacon/sausage Meat Lover's omelet, which'll also ensure you can never come home again, technically because of the weight restrictions in your elevator.