It looks like a brand new steakhouse may be on its way to a section of Cambridge whose dining scene is starting to heat up.
According to a Cambridge Licensing Commission page, Sapporo Japanese Steakhouse is planning to open in the Alewife/ Fresh Pond area of the city, moving into a space at the Fresh Pond Mall. The hearing notice mentions that the 5,100-square-foot spot would include a main dining area and a "party room" in the back of the space, with seating for 204 being proposed.
The area around the Alewife T station and the stretch of Alewife Brook Parkway heading toward the Fresh Pond Rotary has seen the opening of several new restaurants over the past few years, including Freepoint Kitchen & Cocktails, Bon Me, and Revival Cafe & Kitchen, while other dining and drinking spots are being planned as well, including a beer hall called Mothership and a restaurant tentatively called Ultimate Burger.
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The address for the proposed Sapporo Japanese Steakhouse would be 174 Alewife Brook Parkway, Cambridge, MA, 02138.
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