20 New Restaurants About To Open Around Boston (Part 1)

If you crave for scrumptious southern delicacies in awesome ambience then we have great news for you. If you wish to be served by a celebrity chef, if you wish to devour fresh veggies cultivated in a hydroponic hotel garden then get ready to get your wish fulfilled as some of the great restaurants are opening around Boston this fall. Read on to know more about them.

The dates mentioned are tentative as they are often subject to change.

Upcoming restaurants Around Boston

1. Area Four Boston

Address: 262 E. Berkeley St., Boston

Date: Early October

By: A4 founder Michael Krupp and executive chef-partner Jeff Pond

Speciality: Grab some real delight from real oven. The restaurant is described as “vintage kitsch and high design” by the team. This is a perfect place for those who love to grab some dishes cooked in open flame such as roasted meats, fish, vegetables, and the signature pizzas. Their selection of pizzas has a modern reflection as the combination of ingredients available on their pizzas is not ones you usually see at your local pizza joints. Area Four is fueled by creativity, fearlessness and an unrelenting commitment to quality.

2. The Automatic

Address: 50 Hampshire St., Cambridge

Date: November

By: East Coast Grill guru Chris Schlesinger and bartender extraordinaire Dave Cagle

Speciality: Cagle describes his venture as “Fun, fast, and flavorful but not fussy.” What else can a foodie expect if a restaurant has all these qualities? Everyone likes to get their food fast and full of flavours. Tattooed servers and punk rock music make the ambience even more fun and the menu is beyond imagination. From chili dogs to red curry mussels to the aforementioned Cool Ranch plantains, you get to taste it all under one roof.

3. Benedetto

Address: The Charles Hotel, 1 Bennett St., Cambridge

Date: Late October

By: Giulia chef-owner Michael Pagliarini

Speciality: The restaurant can comfortably accommodate 200 people and it has private dinning facility available. There is a separate pasta table as well. Renae Connolly is the pastry chef who is well known for her culinary skills. It’s a little piece of Italy in the heart of Cambridge with exclusive options such as terrace seating. For a delicious Italian dinner or lunch, set your mood in Benedetto.

4. The Burro Bar

Address: 1665 Beacon St., Brookline

Date: November

By: Joe Cassinelli, chef-owner of Alpine Restaurant Group (The Painted Burro, Posto, Rosebud).

Speciality: If you loved Davis Square Burro then this is going to be a treat for you as it is a smaller-scale version of the same. You will get to relish yummy tacos, tortas and nachos. You may also expect to have their signature hot dog topped with chipotle ketchup and agave mustard. If that feels like a mouth-watering menu then be ready for more of this the coming November.

5. Buttermilk and Bourbon

Address: Back Bay, Boston

Date: November

By: Maverick chef Jason Santos

Speciality: The restaurant is described as “the energy of Toro and the food of Hungry Mother — Southern ingredients prepared properly” by Santos. It is your next stop for snacks, food and beverages as their menu features house-fried chicken with Nashville hot sauce, and Scorpion bowls among other delicacies. Sip your champagne as you enter the bar and tease your taste buds with delicious dishes.

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6. Catalyst Café

Address: 75 Binney St., Cambridge

Date: November

By: Catalyst chef-owner William Kovel

Speciality: This cafe outside of Kendall Square is a perfect place for breakfast and lunch. You can expect a wide variety of sandwiches and doughnuts as well as hot chocolate. This definitely is one of the best places for those with a sweet tooth. This fine-dinning restaurant will be opening in the month of November, save the date already.

7. Certified Meatball Company

Address: 429 West Broadway, South Boston

Date: November

By: Boston Nightlife Ventures, the team behind Southern Kin and Wink & Nod

Speciality: At this unique restaurant you can enjoy a wide selection of dishes including six types of meatballs with sauce pairings. There are unusual combos like turducken balls, cashew-curried vegetable balls, and bao balls atop steamed bao buns. Meatball can truly make anyone’s day and we bet you won’t be disappointed here. Grab your share of delicasies before they go housefull.

8. Cultivar

Address: The Ames Hotel, 1 Court St., Boston

Date: Late fall

By: Mary Dumont, lately seen at Cambridge’s Harvest

Speciality: Boston’s first skyscraper is all set to get a unique restaurant which offers amazing facilities such as hydroponic and hanging gardens. While the restaurant menu features foraged food, sustainable seafood, and dry-aged meats, they put a lot of emphasise on garden concept to offer a pleasant experience. Dumont describes the restaurant as “This is modern American food with a huge emphasis on the modern garden concept.”

9. Cunard Tavern

Address: 25 Orleans St., East Boston

Date: November

By: Ducali and Lucia owner Phil Frattaroli

Speciality: This is a waterfront gastropub which offers traditional pub food unlike other Italian, Maxican and American restaurants. Frattaroli is opening it on the site of his grandfather’s former woodshop. He describes his obejective behind the restaurant as “Now there’s tons of Italian, Mexican, and Central American food here, so I wanted to do traditional pub food.” The restaurant has 65 seats and a 35-seat roof deck. Have you breakfast, lunch and brunch here feeling the fresh mornings and lazy evenings.

10. East Coast Grill

Address: 1271 Cambridge St., Cambridge

Date: Early November

By: Highland Kitchen’s Mark Romano and wife Marci Joy

Speciality: The menu has been carefully crafted and it consists of wide variety of drinks and many of the spicy barbecue dishes. It is an attempt to revive Inman Square institution which closed back in January and there has been a void since then. This new restaurant will definitely bring smiles and happiness.


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