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Try 'Today's Animal' at Mural-Bedecked Tavern Road

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[Photos: Rachel Leah Blumenthal]

The latest addition to the Fort Point dining scene, Tavern Road opened earlier this week, a project from brothers Louis and Michael DiBiccari, chef and GM respectively. The 120-seat restaurant features a shareable menu of small plates and family-style entrees with an emphasis on local game and seafood. The space is embellished with artistic homages to the brothers' uncle Adio, a sculptor whose art studio was located on Boston's Tavern Road (hence the name).

The centerpiece of the dining room is a 30-foot mural painted by Josh Falk, Dana Woulfe, and Kenji Nakayama, members of Fort Point-based art collective Project Super Friends. The mural is inspired by imagery from Adio's body of work, and the artists created a fun time-lapse video of its creation. The dining room seats 85 at tables and booths, and there's space for 25 more at the bar and nearby high-tops.

Tavern Road's menu features a weekly spotlight on a locally-raised whole animal, which appears in various dishes as "Today's Animal." Non-meat eaters need not stay away, though, as there are also numerous vegetarian options. Between 11 PM and 1 AM, the late night menu is available - light bites like oysters and charcuterie, along with sandwiches and burgers.

For lunch, an adjacent takeout offshoot will soon be open - TR Street Foods - with casual street food. A few seats are available inside, or customers can take their lunch into Tavern Road itself. TR Street Foods will be open from 11 AM to 3 PM daily.

Tavern Road's bar program is helmed by No.9 Park alum Ryan McGrale and features locally sourced ingredients, cocktail flights, craft beers (bottles only, no taps), and even "cocktails from friends," recipes from top bartenders across the country. Or you can just get a shot of Fernet in a mini glass boot. Boston-based Second Glass collaborated on the wine list, 50 bottles and 10 glasses meant to represent a variety of regions, including Massachusetts.

Tavern Road is open seven days a week, from 5 PM until 2 AM. The full menu is available until 11 PM before switching over to the late night offerings.

· The mural at Tavern Road [Vimeo]
· @ameliamcshane [Instagram]
· All coverage of Tavern Road on Eater [~EBOS~]

Tavern Road

343 Congress St, Boston, MA 02210 617 790 0808