May, 2018, Great Barrington
After 25+ years, Castle Street Café is undergoing a full makeover to reopen as No10. Steakhouse, Small Plates, Crafted Cocktails and Live Entertainment.
May 2018, Marlborough
Walden Woods Brewing is a partnership of two beer geek brewers who also love history, particularly Henry David Thoreau’s compelling example of living deliberately. With a walkable downtown location, the owners hope to foster human connection, empathy, and conversation, along with a transcendent beer experience.
Spring 2018, Salem
East Regiment Brewing Company’s space is located at 30 Church Street in Salem, and salutes the historical military organization in the area. The brewery has a tasting room, outdoor seating, and basement brewing area.
Spril 2018, Sandwich
Energetic and visionary Christopher Wilson, owner of the popular Belfry Inn & Bistro, the Next Door Burger Bar and the new Gallery on Jarves, co-owned by his wife Wendy Sweet Wilson, will reincarnate the former Horizons on the Bay restaurant property. Wilson’s new initiative will open for the 2018 season and be branded The Drunken Seal Beach Bar & Restaurant.
Spring 2018, East Falmouth
As announced last summer, Brandon Baltzley and Laura Higgins-Baltzley are making their Buffalo Jump pop-up permanent, taking over food operations at Coonamessett Farm in East Falmouth with a daytime cafe and multi-course fine dining several nights a week. The cafe will be open daily from 8AM to 3PM with breakfast and lunch, including a full menu for kids. Reservations are now open for dinner, which will be served on Sundays, Mondays, and Tuesdays and will be “influenced by exploration, nostalgia, and history, using only the best ingredients found locally grown, fished, and foraged.” Dinners are BYOB, and diners are welcome to arrive early to explore the farm.
Soprano’s Casino by the Sea
Spring 2018, Falmouth, MA
This sibling to Soprano’s Ristorante, an Italian restaurant in Mashpee, will be open year-round in the former Casino Wharf FX space on the water. The Mashpee location has been around since 2005. No exact opening date but spring 2018 is anticipated.
Spring 2018, Mashpee
Years in the making, the Naukabout Brewery & Taproom is finally open and pouring beers. Located on an iconic property that once housed The Flume Restaurant at 13 Lake Avenue in Mashpee, the brewery is just 10 miles from the Sagamore Bridge and has views of both Lake Mashpee/Wakeby and the Mashpee River.
May 2018, Boston
Democracy Brewing, a worker-owned brewery and pub committed to making great beers and supporting our community. We will open our doors at 35 Temple Place in late May 2018! Our mission is to re-create the traditional public house, brew the best beer in Boston, pair it with tasty food, and serve it to you in combination with two great American ideals: democracy, and owning your own business.
Summer 2018, Boston
Fool’s Errand will have only 12 seats and a reservation structure that uses transferrable tickets, and it may serve as a bar (potentially with a late-night menu) after 10 p.m., Faison told Boston Magazine. The place will be situated next to Sweet Cheeks, with a separate entrance, and team members include Moe Isaza (West Bridge, Baldwin Bar), Clem Hsu, and Tim Maslow, who joined the team at Tiger Mama over the summer.
May 2018, Oak Bluffs, MA
Red Cat owner Ben deForest has purchased Down Island (now closed) and will re-open it as the Cardboard Box this spring (early May 2018). It could have “elements of a steakhouse culture but will not strictly be a steakhouse,” as the Vineyard Gazette previously reported. Expect farm-to-table and “sea-to-table” New England cuisine, as well as a late-night scene.
February 2017, Salisbury
Vasa Waterfront Kitchen is a fresh, new dining experience on the Merrimack River. Enjoy a cocktail on the deck or sample Raw Bar while taking in stunning views of the river and Downtown Newburyport, MA.
February 2017, Boston
Nationally recognized chef Jason Santos’ Buttermilk and Bourbon delivers Southern hospitality to guests in the heart of the Back Bay. Drawing on the South’s trademark charm, the restaurant offers a vibrant, cozy atmosphere with an innovative American menu featuring Southern-influences. Designed by Erica Diskin of Assembly Designs, the restaurant showcases brick walls covered in New Orleans-inspired murals, tin ceiling tiles, a large center bar suitable for optimal guest and bar staff interaction, and separated dining rooms that offer varied atmospheres for guests to enjoy that also work as private dining rooms. There is also full bar with lounge seating, an interactive oyster bar, and a 40-seat patio.
The After House Wine & Raw Bar
April 2017, Nantucket
The After House Wine & Raw Bar is Nantucket’s premier raw and wine bar and a true Nantucket seafood bistro. The restaurant’s focus is on chilled shellfish, raw fish preparations, caviars and tinned seafood. The menu offers items beyond seafood, and includes local vegetarian options and charcuterie selections and a curated wine list.
May 2017, Orleans
This modern American cuisine venture by Chef Haffmans approaches modern technique and innovation alongside classic disciplines within the culinary arts. The restaurant works with local and regional farmers, fishermen, and purveyors to create fresh, locally sourced menu.
May 2017, Osterville
The Chart Room at Crosby’s is an offshoot of the popular restaurant at Kingman Boat Yard in Cataumet (opened 1973). This location offers much the same fare as the larger location, which is known for its swordfish, lobster rolls and baked stuffed lobster. The new Chart Room has only 49 prized seats and will be open weekends only until mid-June then remain open fully until Columbus Day and weekends through December.
May 2017, Hyannis
Ricciardelli’s features family recipes for favorite Italian dishes. The restaurant brings a bit of Boston’s North End to P-Town.
May 2017, Boston
Cultivar is an independent restaurant by Chef and Owner Mary Dumont located at Ames Boston Hotel.
May 2017, Nantucket
The Charlie Noble specializes in fresh seafood — from crab legs to steamers, stuffies to a local fish — this restaurant is highly seafood-driven with a carnivore twist, adding a burger bar to the menu. The Charlie Noble is owned and operated by island restauranteurs Denise Corson and Fred Bisaillon who also own B-ACK Yard BBQ.
May 2017, Salem
Blue Ox chef restaurant at former Salem Saving Bank space.
The West End
June 2017, Hyannis
This farm-to-table inspired restaurant accentuates much of the original architecture and 1930s-era vintage details found throughout its Hyannis-based building. The West End.
June 2017, Falmouth
The highly popular Greek restaurant seats boasts both indoor and outdoor seating at the front of the building and a fire pit lounge area on the side in its 7000 square foot Falmouth venue.
Summer 2017, Nantucket
Nantucket natives Sabrina Dawson and Gaven Norton created a dining scene for locals by locals. The cuisine is innovative and not defined by a certain region or style. This fun restaurant features loads of shared plates, sides and creative apps and will have a beer and wine list. The restaurant, which has 60 seats, offers a seasonal patio (with 30+ more seats!) to savor outdoor dining with family and friends.
July 2017, Lynn
District 45, located at 45 Lewis St. is a neighborhood spot. The restaurant’s executive chef, Corey O’Shea, is originally from Lynn and focuses on sourcing local ingredients— serving dishes such as squash carpaccio, pan-seared cod, crispy skin salmon, and blueberry-braised short ribs. Dessert includes a classic local product, Fluff: There’s a fried Fluffernutter sandwich, topped with a Nutella drizzle. Inside, the restaurant has a 36-foot mural on display from local artist Marcus Sebastiano. The image incorporates historical elements of Lynn, including the railroad, Fluff factory, and more.
August 2017, Amesbury
Founded by father-and-son duo Paul and Stevie Bareford, BareWolf does 80% of its business via retail sales, but expects more of an even split between retail and in-house sales. Their lineup of beers includes a Belgian ale, brown ale, pale ale, and more, per the website.
September 2017, Amesbury
Brewery Silvaticus is located in the Carriage Mills complex in downtown Amesbury, and features a taproom which serves full pints, plus crowlers to go, and has an outdoor beer garden on the Powwow River.
September 2017, Ipswich
True North founder Gary Rogers says he and his team boast a 1,700-square-foot taproom in which people can enjoy libations all year round.
Fall 2017, Wellfleet
Enjoy delicious local and fresh food at C⋆Shore Kitchen and Bar on Route 6 in Wellfleet. C⋆Shore serves farm-to-table and dock-to-table fare from a full-service kitchen and bar. Breakfast and dinner are served daily. C⋆Shore is open year round, seven days a week.
October 2017, Boston
This Portland, Maine seafood restaurant located in Boston’s Fenway neighborhood, is a counter-style restaurant. Eventide Fenway is tightly focused, intent on meeting Boston’s demands for freshly shucked oysters and crave-able brown butter lobster rolls. Whether you’re grabbing lunch on the go, or aim to crush a few dozen oysters and a carafe of rosé—you’ll find Eventide ready, just steps from the ballpark.
October 2017, Cambridge
Chris Chung’s newest restaurant introduces its visitors to taste a Hawaiian-inspired menu of sashimi, tempura, elaborate sake service, and much more.
November 2017, Boston
Samuel Adams Brewery has debuted a new 80-seat tap room at its Jamaica Plain headquarters. This new space encourages visitors to stop by the brewery before, after, or in place of a tour for some pints, shuffleboard, and sampling of their more experimental brews. In addition to drinking and games, the Sam Adams Tap Room will hosting weekly events like trivia and karaoke as well as food trucks and small food businesses from their Brewing the American Dream program.
City Winery works to deliver the highest-end combined culinary and cultural experience to its customers, who are passionate in sharing wine, music, and culinary arts. This unique facility, combines a fully functioning winery alongside intimate concerts, food and wine classes, private events in a variety of configurations, and fine dining. They have created a compelling mix for sophisticated clientele, foodies, and active cultural patrons—bringing the wine country experience to the middle of a large city.
75 on Seaport Square
November 2017, Boston
This 7,000 square foot restaurant is the same complex as the forthcoming Tuscan Grill, a Kings Bowl location, and a theater.
Citrus & Salt
November 2017, Boston
Back Bay Harry’s has transformed into Citrus & Salt, a Baja-inspired restaurant with a menu that reflects Chef Jason Santos’s enthusiasm for the coastal cuisine of Southern California and Mexico.
December 2017, East Sandwich
6A Brewing Company is the latest addition to Cape’s Craft Beer community. The company aims to create a small hometown brand that will introduce a new pilot batch being brewed twice a month. The brewers plan to produce beers that pair well with familiar comfort foods such as hamburgers, fish & chips and shepherd’s pie. The company is releasing its pilot brews at Father’s Kitchen & Taphouse in Sandwich.
December 2017, Nantucket
Atlas offers an approachable and dynamic atmosphere with focus on the freshest smoked and grilled meats, fish and vegetables. The menu features authentic barbecue, grilled whole fish selections and vegetarian options all with bold clean flavors. Everything is made from scratch daily, no corners cut!
The Atlas bar focus is on classic cocktails done right with some handmade touches that are sure to delight.
January 2018, Maynard
Named after town founder Amory Maynard, this community focused brewery is firmly rooted in local history and culture. Its brewing focus is on the classic farmhouse ales of Belgium, as well as their sometimes tart American counterparts. Committed to supporting local agriculture, utilizing locally grown ingredients, including brewer’s malt, herbs, fruit and vegetables.
Spring 2018, Hyannis
Ten Pin Eatery has officially open its doors for dining, play, and all things fun! The brand new 25,000 square-foot entertainment complex at Cape Cod Mall began welcoming customers at 3 PM Monday afternoon. Ten Pin Eatery is a joint venture between two long-time Cape Cod businesses – Chapin’s Restaurant Group and Ryan’s. It features a 300-seat restaurant and bar area, more than twenty TVs and several large projection screens, 8 lanes of ‘Ten Pin’ bowling, 3 additional private bowling lanes, a Cape Cod-themed laser tag arena, an arcade area and a VIP lounge for special events.
Spring 2018, North Falmouth
Nestled in a beautifully renovated railroad car in North Falmouth, the tiny Epic Oyster makes exquisitely good use of every inch. Sarah and Marc Warner, opened Epic Oyster, a raw bar and dinner restaurant that is all locals could have hoped for: excellent food, attentive wait staff, and owners who roll up their sleeves and dedicate themselves to details. We heard that reservations were critical, and driving up to Epic, we could see why: at 5 p.m., a queue had formed, waiting for the door to open.