Article and photos by Eric H.
As the New England Patriots possess home field advantage today playing the Minnesota Vikings at Gillette Stadium in Foxboro, Mass., you have the chance to experience a "restaurant advantage" at the adjacent CBS Scene Restaurant and Bar.
Located at the ever-expanding Patriot Place shopping and entertainment complex at Gillette Stadium, the 15,000 sq. ft. CBS Scene seems larger than life with three levels of lunch and dinner dining, and 135 SONY Plasma, LCD and graphic projector displays (including table side televisions) playing the best of CBS radio and television entertainment, sports and news programming through the years. For us, we enjoyed watching "I Love Lucy" while chowing down on delicious grilled meat loaf sandwiches, New England clam chowder, wood fired heart oven pizza, crispy fries and mac and cheese. Additionally, the huge bar specializes in specialty drinks, beers, white, red and dessert wines, and cognac, port, sherry.
Although CBS Scene is popular with comfort food offerings (steak tips, fish and chips, nachos, BBQ pork ribs, lobster BLT etc.), the chance to go upscale is here, too, with, as examples, maple glazed, cedar-planked roasted Scottish salmon; and citrus scallop salad.
Although cynics (that haven't even been here!) suspect it's a tourist trap, the truth is that CBS Scene serves excellent food -- much of it locally-sourced, including the seafood. Combined with this one-of-a-kind atmosphere, CBS Scene scores a touchdown when dining at Patriot Place/Gillette Stadium.
200 Patriot Place
Foxborough, MA 02035
Tel. (508) 203-2200