Say hello to Fairsted Kitchen, opening today in Brookline's Washington Square, a short jaunt from another neighborhood newcomer, Ribelle. Fairsted Kitchen is named for the Brookline estate of renowned landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted, and the restaurant's design mirrors the late nineteenth century Olmsted era, with plenty of antique finds from the Boston area and beyond.
The menu falls under the usual "contemporary American" umbrella, but it has tinges of accents from the Middle East and parts of Europe. Keep an eye out for the flavors of za'atar, harissa, Ras el hanout, and sumac. It's meant to be shareable, with a focus on snacks and small plates, but larger entrees are also available. The drink program has a particularly fun feature: bottled, small-batch carbonated cocktails.
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