The Oyster Club Plans to Open in Park Square; May Be Taking Over Former Doretta Space

by Marc Hurwitz

A new restaurant appears to be on its way to Boston's Park Square area, and it may be taking over the space where an upscale Greek spot had been--and it looks like a familiar name within the local restaurant scene could be behind it.

According to a licensing board hearing page within the city's website, The Oyster Club is looking to open at at 79 Park Plaza, which is the same address as that of the now-closed Doretta Taverna and Raw Bar. The hearing notice mentions that the proposed spot would have a main dining section, a bar area, a raw bar, and an outdoor patio during the warmer months, and the manager listed is Christopher Parsons, who is presumably the same person who had been behind the now-closed Parsons Table and Catch in Winchester along with Steel & Rye in Milton (which he left in 2017) and who is now planning to open Lily P's, a new place for fried chicken, oysters, and more in Cambridge's Kendall Square. The hearing for The Oyster Club is scheduled to take place on Wednesday, January 30, so more information should be out by later next week.

Doretta Taverna and Raw Bar closed last spring after approximately three years in business, with Michael Schlow (Tico, Alta Strada) being behind it; previously, the space had been home to Via Matta, which Schlow also ran.

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