The former home of Pho Republique and more recently The Bombay Club will soon be opening as BoMa (presumably short for Boston, MA?) The owner, Shane Manfred, also owns and operates two Italian restaurants in Boston’s suburbs, Bellino’s in Wakefield and Bistro 20 in Sudbury. Look for a July opening.
Union Bar and Grille recently rolled out their spring menu, but rumor has it that the menu will change again over the next week. Look for some lighter fare with a pleasing price point.
The space formerly home to Joe V’s has been under construction for so long Yakitori Zai is fast becoming known as the new restaurant that never opened. Recently I was able to speak to the owner and he acknowledged he was disappointed they missed their planned opening for earlier this month but said they will be opening “very soon”.
El Centro’s request for a seasonal patio that can accommodate up to 14 people was approved on May 10th. Have you stopped by to enjoy dining al fresco on the new patio?
Brian Piccini (owner of Deuxave in Back Bay and dbar in Dorchester) is moving forward with plans to open a new steak house named Boston Chops in the space formerly occupied by banq and Ginger Park on Washington Street (shown above). However, Piccini still lacks a liquor license and the project will remain sidelined until one can be secured.