Langermann's in Canton is a fairly upscale dining experience, complete with white linen tablecloths. When it was announced that Langermann's on Light would open in the former space of The Reserve at 1542 Light St., it was described as more casual than its sister restaurant—but what does that mean?
If you've been to The Reserve (or the short-lived 1542 Gastropub), the decor is exactly the same. A few things may have been tweaked, but it feels like the same space, which is a good thing. The former tenants did a great job creating a homey atmosphere with a cool, industrial feel.
Langermann's on Light offers many of the same dishes as its Canton restaurant, like the shrimp and grits, as well as more low-key pub fare, like wings. We started with the spinach and crab dip and the field greens salad. I didn't expect much from the salad, but the dressing was thicker than a standard balsamic and had a sweeter taste.
For entrees, we ordered the grilled beef tenderloin and the steamed PEI mussels. The beef came with sides of asparagus and white cheddar gratin potatoes, which my husband stated that he could eat "for breakfast, lunch, and dinner." My mussels were huge and I requested extra bread to mop up the buttery broth. (I even Instagramed a photo of one of the mussels that took up an entire shell.)
We couldn't resist dessert—a delicious, warm apple cobbler. My only complaint was that I prefer vanilla bean ice cream with cobbler rather than the whipped cream that was offered.
While we were eating, owner Mark Lasker stopped by our table. He shared that he has actually owned the space for years and when the previous tenants wanted to move spaces and open Banditios in Federal Hill, he decided to bring Langermann's west of the harbor. I'm glad that he did; I easily give it five stars and plan to visit often.