• boston restaurant talk September 21, 2022 2:49 pm

    Cape Ann Restaurant With Roots Dating Back 35 Years Has Shut Down

    [This story first appeared on Boston Restaurant Talk.] A restaurant on Cape Ann whose roots date back nearly 35 years has shut down. According to a source, Topside Grill in Gloucester has closed its doors, with a post on the Facebook page for the Rogers Street spot from earlier this month saying the following: As many others have experienced within…

  • boston restaurant talk September 19, 2022 11:12 am

    Conley's Pub & Grille in Watertown Has Been Sold, Plans to Reopen Under New Ownership

    [This story first appeared on Boston Restaurant Talk.] A neighborhood restaurant and bar west of Boston has closed for the time being as it is undergoing an ownership change. According to multiple sources, Conley’s Pub & Grille in Watertown has shuttered, with a Facebook post from the Belmont Street spot saying, “[Farewell] to Conleys!! It’s been a great run!!...

  • boston restaurant talk September 16, 2022 3:07 pm

    Estella Opens in Boston's Downtown Crossing

    [This story first appeared on Boston Restaurant Talk.] A brand new upscale restaurant and lounge has come to the heart of Boston after being in the works for nearly a year, replacing another upscale dining and drinking spot that had been in the space. According to a tweet from @DTownBostonBID, Estella is now open in Downtown Crossing, taking over the…

  • boston restaurant talk September 16, 2022 3:02 pm

    Hot Chix Boston Opens in Cambridge's Inman Square

    [This story first appeared on Boston Restaurant Talk.] Last year, it was reported that the team behind a pop-up spot featuring fried chicken sandwiches would be opening a brick-and-mortar restaurant in Cambridge. Now we have learned that the place has debuted. Based on a tweet from @TroySch1, Hot Chix Boston is now open in Inman Square, moving into the space…

  • Cambridge September 7, 2022 7:17 pm

    Middle East Proposed to Be Demolished for Hotel

    The owners of Cambridge’s legendary Middle East have proposed its demolition.

  • boston restaurant talk September 7, 2022 7:18 pm

    Hotel Proposed for Middle East Space in Cambridge's Central Square

    [This story first appeared on Boston Restaurant Talk.] The exact future of one of the region’s best-known music complexes continues to be unknown, especially based on a new proposal now on the table that mentions the potential tearing down of the building. According to an article from Cambridge Day (via a Cambridge Historical Commission Meeting notice), The Sater family —...

  • boston restaurant talk September 6, 2022 12:00 pm

    This Restaurant Just Closed Its Location at Time Out Market Boston in the Fenway

    [This story first appeared on Boston Restaurant Talk.] An outlet of a Cambridge restaurant known in part for its pizza has closed down after only a short time in business. According to a note sent by Patrick Maguire of Maguire Promotions & Hospitality Consulting, Source at Time Out Market Boston is shuttered, with the website for the food hall confirming this,...

  • boston restaurant talk September 1, 2022 8:44 am

    Brasserie in Boston's South End Is Closing; Takeout Cafe to Remain in Operation

    [This story first appeared on Boston Restaurant Talk.] A French restaurant in the South End of Boston is shutting down, though part of its business will remain open. According to a note within the OpenTable page for the dining spot, Brasserie in the SoWa area closes today, with the post saying the following: It’s been a tough two years...

  • boston restaurant talk September 1, 2022 8:55 am

    Surf Seafood Opens at Woburn Village

    [This story first appeared on Boston Restaurant Talk.] A pair of seafood restaurants in New Hampshire have been joined by a new location in the Greater Boston area. According to its website, Surf Seafood is now open at Woburn Village, a new mixed-use development  located at the site of the old Woburn Mall. The new outlet offers such items...

  • boston restaurant talk August 30, 2022 8:18 am

    Lizard Lounge in Cambridge to Reopen After 30-Month Closure Due to Pandemic

    [This story first appeared on Boston Restaurant Talk.] A popular basement music spot that has been closed since the start of the pandemic is finally getting ready to open back up. According to a poster within the Friends of Boston’s Hidden Restaurants Facebook group page, Lizard Lounge in Cambridge is planning to reopen, with an Instagram post from the...

  • boston restaurant talk August 24, 2022 9:07 am

    Dandee Donut Factory to Open in Revere

    [This story first appeared on Boston Restaurant Talk.]  A trio of donut shops in Florida will be expanding to the North Shore once again. According to a poster within the Friends of Boston’s Hidden Restaurants Facebook group page, Dandee Donut Factory is planning to open in Revere, with the website for the company indicating that the new outlet will be...

  • boston restaurant talk August 22, 2022 12:55 pm

    New Restaurant to Open in Former Halfway Cafe Space

    [This story first appeared on Boston Restaurant Talk.] A brand new Mexican restaurant is on its way to MetroWest, and it appears to have a connection to a restaurant with the same name in the western part of New York State. According to a source, Don Patron is planning to open in Marlborough, taking over the space on Route 20…

  • boston restaurant talk August 18, 2022 8:40 am

    Skip's Snack Bar in Merrimac to Close After 75+ Years in Business

    [This story first appeared on Boston Restaurant Talk.] A roadside eatery north of Boston that has been around for 75 years is shutting down. According to a poster within the Friends of Boston’s Hidden Restaurants Facebook group page, Skip’s Snack Bar in Merrimac is closing its doors, with an article from The Daily News stating that the E Main Street...

  • boston restaurant talk August 18, 2022 8:54 am

    Barcelona Wine Bar Opens in Former Temple Bar Location in Cambridge

    [This story first appeared on Boston Restaurant Talk.] A group of tapas restaurants have been joined by a third Boston-area location. According to a press release, Barcelona Wine Bar is now open in Cambridge, moving into the space on Mass. Ave. between Porter Square and Harvard Square that had been home to Temple Bar. The new location joins nearly 20...

  • boston restaurant talk August 18, 2022 8:56 am

    Little Whale Oyster Bar to Replace Grand Tour in Boston's Back Bay

    [This story first appeared on Boston Restaurant Talk.] A New England-style seafood restaurant is coming to the Back Bay of Boston, and it will be replacing a French bistro under the same ownership. A source confirms chatter we have heard about Little Whale Oyster Bar opening in Newbury Street in the Grand Tour space, with Michael Serpa of Grand Tour...

  • boston restaurant talk August 8, 2022 4:01 pm

    Floramo's Restaurant in Chelsea Announces Closing Date

    [This story first appeared on Boston Restaurant Talk.] A restaurant and bar known for its steak tips and ribs will be closing its original location next month. According to a tweet from the place, Floramo’s Restaurant in Chelsea is planning to close on Sept. 9, with the post referring customers to their new location in Wakefield and their upcoming restaurant…

  • boston restaurant talk August 8, 2022 9:06 am

    Not Your Average Joe's in Randolph Has Closed

    [This story first appeared on Boston Restaurant Talk.] One of the more unique locations of a local chain of family restaurants has shut down. According to a source, Not Your Average Joe’s in Randolph is no longer in business, with a check on the website for the company confirming this as the Mazzeo Drive outlet has been removed from...

  • boston restaurant talk August 8, 2022 9:09 am

    Dave's Hot Chicken to Open at South Bay in Dorchester

    [This story first appeared on Boston Restaurant Talk.] A California-based chain of eateries focusing on Nashville hot chicken is planning to open another Boston-area location, with this one being just off the Southeast Expressway.  According to a source, Dave’s Hot Chicken is opening at South Bay in Dorchester, with a page at edens.propertycapsule.com indicating that the restaurant will move into...

  • boston restaurant talk August 4, 2022 11:27 am

    The Halal Guys Plans to Open at South Bay in Dorchester

     [This story first appeared on Boston Restaurant Talk.] A growing chain of NYC-based halal restaurants will be expanding to a third Boston-area location. According to a source, The Halal Guys plans to open at South Bay in Dorchester, with a page on edens.propertycapsule.com confirming this, showing that the dining spot will open on District Avenue within the mixed-use development. Once it...

  • boston restaurant talk August 4, 2022 11:07 am

    Floramo's Restaurant Planning to Open New Location in Malden. Here's Where

    [This story first appeared on Boston Restaurant Talk.] Last week, it was reported that an iconic place for steak tips and ribs was expanding to a new location, and now we have learned that another new one appears to be on its way as well. According to a tweet from Malden Mayor Gary Christenson, Floramo’s Restaurant plans to open...

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