5 new restaurant openings we’re enthusiastic about this month

Eating places

Boston-area openings embrace a brand new seafood restaurant, a fast-casual salad spot, and extra.

Food and drinks at Alamo Drafthouse.
Meals and drinks at Alamo Drafthouse. Alamo Drafthouse

October isn’t only a new month — it’s the begin to a brand new season. As Boston foodies usher in autumn, there are many restaurant openings to stay up for.

From a nationwide cinema-eatery serving up extra than simply popcorn to a long-awaited opening from Garrett Harker at The Bower, listed below are the 5 eating places we’re excited to go to in October. 

Alamo Drafthouse theater
A theater at Alamo Drafthouse, opening in October in Boston’s Seaport. – Alamo Drafthouse

What looks as if it’s been months within the making lastly involves fruition this fall because the Austin-based theater chain opens within the Seaport, marking its fortieth location throughout the nation. Will probably be all about motion pictures and a meal right here, with 10 theaters that serve up made-from-scratch consolation meals, from pizza and wings to breakfast treats like French toast (appetizers begin at $10.95, dinner begins at $16.95). True film followers, don’t fret — there’s loads of buttery, bottomless popcorn obtainable, too, along with truffle herb Parmesan and churro toppings for a candy deal with. There’s additionally a formidable lineup of craft cocktails and native beers, with some breweries even working hand-in-hand with the Alamo workforce to create signature brews. When you favor to indulge and imbibe earlier than or after a displaying, Alamo Drafthouse shall be opening the Press Room, a standalone bar related to the constructing. Alex Shebar, Alamo Drafthouse East Coast group advertising and marketing supervisor, shared: “Boston is a metropolis that loves motion pictures, loves meals, and loves fascinating and wonderful issues to do, and we need to add to all of them with the opening of Alamo Drafthouse Seaport.”

60 Seaport Blvd #315
Opens: October 20

Garrett Harker’s All That Fish + Oyster opened for enterprise at The Bower, Fenway’s new mixed-used residential complicated. – Courtesy

As the primary of 4 openings at The Bower from the culinary legend Garrett Harker comes All That Fish + Oyster. The seafood-centric menu, designed by Martha’s Winery native and culinary director Nemo Bolin, units itself aside by showcasing not simply native choices but additionally embracing international seafood. Take the lobster choices unfold throughout the menu: Sure, there’s a lobster roll, however there’s additionally lobster scallion pancakes ($21) and lobster in Tiger’s Milk, or leche de tigre, a Peruvian preparation of curing fish with lemon juice, fish broth, and onion ($19). There’s additionally a shocking uncooked bar providing regional oysters on the half shell and littleneck clams (beginning at $2.95 every). Harker additionally pays homage to international seafood tradition by way of the restaurant’s design; supplies are impressed by the huts of North American ice fisherman and oyster shacks all through New England. When not mesmerized by the open kitchen, visitors can flip to the outsized home windows for unparalleled views of Fenway Park.

771 Beacon St.
Now Open

The previous few months have seen an inflow of NYC-based eating places opening round Boston (Boqueria, Borrachito), and now, Simply Salad provides to that checklist. The fast-casual chain’s debut in Submit Workplace Sq. is the model’s first-ever Massachusetts location, spanning 2,338 square-feet over versatile indoor-outdoor seating. Serving greater than 15 salads in addition to wraps, heat bowls, and breakfast favorites like avocado toast and smoothies, the well being and sustainability-driven eatery is within the prime location to serve up a better-for-you grab-and-go. Signature salads embrace the Crispy Rooster Poblano, with crisp romaine, shredded kale, grated Cotija cheese, avocado, roasted corn, and in a single day pickled onions ($14) and the Thai Rooster Crunch with romaine and shredded cabbage, sliced carrots, cucumbers, cilantro, and crispy wonton strips ($14). The model teases at future openings round city, with an LED signal that reads “Good day Boston”’ to greet visitors. 

185 Franklin St. 
Now Open

Seth Friedus
Seth Friedus, of Good Firm. – Good Firm

After splashing onto Boston’s cocktail scene for his farm-to-glass libations at Japanese Commonplace, Contessa, and Alden + Harlow, Seth Freidus debuts his first solo idea in Charlestown this fall. Anticipate traditional spirits infused with gourmand elements, like duck fats, miso-roasted squash, caramelized onion-infused tequila, and cantaloupe rind tepache. The challenge is a very long time coming as Freidus initially signed the lease for an area at Downtown Crossing in 2020. “The pandemic put our plans on pause for a couple of years, so it’s actually thrilling to lastly see it begin to come to life,” Freidus stated about this dream challenge he known as “a neighborhood cocktail bar with none pretense.” Previous to opening the brick-and-mortar, Freidus teased Good Firm at a pop-up at Offsuit, the speakeasy behind Troquet, on October 2. 

100 Hood Park, Charlestown
Opens: Late October

The workforce behind Area & Vine and Expensive Annie put together to unveil their new restaurant, June Bug, which  husband-and-wife-duo Andrew Brady and Sara Markey designed to replicate as a welcoming house that’s “harking back to a cocktail party with buddies.” Like their current Somerville hotspot, the menu, helmed by chef de delicacies Mark Holmes, will change seasonally, always up to date to function the freshest elements from across the area. There shall be an open kitchen with a wood-fired oven serving up naturally leavened pizzas, just like the “chimney sweep” with spinach, spazza di camino, and pine nut agrodolce ($18) in addition to roasted oysters and rotating greens like eggplant with chocolate tahini mole ($14) and Jimmy Nardello peppers with caramel fish sauce ($16). Uncovered beams and vibrant skylights set the scene for an informal gathering, and pure wines in addition to native beers await on the beverage menu.

251 Washington St., Somerville 
Opens: Late October