Boston’s Best Unique Mashed Potato Dishes

November 27, 2013 6:00 AM

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Mashed potatoes are something everyone has their own recipe for, whether they load them up with butter for a holiday meal or jazz them up with toppings like bacon or chives as a side dish to chicken dinner. But what about the places that really amp up the potato dishes and create some unique ways to have them, like on a pizza, mixed with wasabi or featuring horseradish. These places in Boston have varieties unlike any other.
Photo Credit: Towne Stove and Spirits

Photo Credit: Towne Stove and Spirits

Towne Stove and Spirits

900 Boylston St.
Boston, MA 02115
(617) 247-0400

Located in the Back Bay, Towne Stove and Spirits features a menu heavy on New England fare and seasonal favorites. From comfort food like pot pie to lighter seafood selections, the menu is filled with delicious ingredients and combinations. One of its standout side dishes is the Yukon Potato – Mascarpone Mash for $8. This creamy potato dish includes the unique ingredient of mascarpone, that adds just enough flavor and texture to traditional mashed potato dishes.

Photo Credit: Red Lantern

Photo Credit: Red Lantern

Red Lantern
39 Stanhope St.
Boston, MA 02116
(617) 262-3900

Also in the Back Bay is lively Asian restaurant and bar Red Lantern. It currently serves up two mashed potato dishes worth a mention. You won’t want to miss the Mashed Potato Sticks and the Togarashi Sweet Potatoes. For the Mashed Potato Sticks, the kitchen whips and chills riced, boiled potatoes. Then Red Lantern creates logs which are breaded in Japanese Panko breadcrumbs before being served alongside Tonkatsu sauce. It’s prepared to accompany the American Wagyu Ribeye for $44 or you can enjoy them on their own for $7. For the Togarashi Sweet Potatoes, the kitchen slow roasts whole potatoes, chills them and cuts them up before frying them, followed by seasoning them with Japanese powdered chili and sesame. The sweet potato dish is garnished with sweet soy sauce and balances out the spicy Togarashi. Enjoy it with the Mongolian Skirt Steak for $32 or as a side dish to other menu choices for $5.

Steak Tips with horseradish mashed potatoes, cherry peppers, and bordelaise. (Photo from Poe's Tip Tap Room/Facebook)

Steak Tips with horseradish mashed potatoes, cherry peppers, and bordelaise. (Photo from Poe’s Tip Tap Room/Facebook)

Tip Tap Room
138 Cambridge St.
Boston, MA 02114
(857) 350-3344

Beacon Hill’s Tip Tap Room is known for its tips, which include steak tips, lamb, turkey, swordfish and many more, as well as its taps pouring everything from local beers like Pretty Things to German beers like Julius Echter. There are plenty of mashed potato dishes to go with the entrees including horseradish mashed potatoes with the steak for $14.75, goat cheese mashed potatoes and tzatziki sauce along with the lamb or creamed corn mashed potatoes with the turkey dinner.

Related: Connoisseur’s Corner: Mashed Potatoes

Beef Tenderloin, Mashed Potato, & Truffle Oil Pizza (Photo from Mistral/Facebook)

Beef Tenderloin, Mashed Potato, & Truffle Oil Pizza (Photo from Mistral/Facebook)

Mistral Restaurant

223 Columbus Ave.
Boston, MA 02116
(617) 867-9300

A well-known mainstay to the dining scene, Mistral is a French restaurant in the South End. There is no shortage on dishes celebrating potatoes like the beef tenderloin with horseradish whipped potatoes for $40. There is also a pan-roasted prime sirloin with butter whipped potatoes along with exotic mushrooms for $44. But for a unique twist on a regular pizza, one of the grilled Mistral thin-crust pizzas includes beef tenderloin, mashed potatoes and white truffle oil for $24.

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(Photo credit: Thinkstock)

Scollay Square

21 Beacon St.
Boston, MA 02108
(617) 742-4900

From brunch on weekends with the make-your-own bloody mary bar to appetizers like buffalo chicken dip with whatever the cocktail of the week is to sip after work, Scollay Square has a wide variety of options. It also has a love for all things potato and serves a potato lasagna along with the steak tips. You can get tasty mashed potatoes with the oven-roasted chicken as well. And with the teriyaki-marinated seared tuna, wasabi re-stuffed baked potatoes make for a memorable meal for $19. And let’s not forget about dessert, where Scollay offers chocolate chip cookie sliders with vanilla bean ice cream.

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Michelle Levine is a creative energetic, young professional that is passionate about everything Boston has to offer. She loves to attend local events, dine out, and cook and wants to share her findings with you. Her work can be found on