A website has materialized for The Glenville Stops, Allston's upcoming "neighborhood tavern" on Glenville Ave., and it includes two important pieces of information. Firstly, the tentative opening date could fall between February 21st and 28th — that's just a month or so away. And secondly, there's a menu posted. While the restaurant was pitched to the licensing board as the "highest-end restaurant ever in Allston," it now comes across as cozier and more approachable, with a globe-trotting comfort food menu and easily digestible prices. Plus, it apparently has "a spectacular granite ledge of boulders deposited 10,000 years ago by a retreating glacier" in the basement, so that's pretty neat.
The bulk of the menu is made up of small plates, including chicken gizzard pinchos ($7), ceviche (sofrito, grapefruit, plantain crumble, chives) ($10), and cauliflower (date honey, pine nuts, Manchester cheese) ($9). There are a few large plates as well — think lamb, roasted chicken, and fish stew. Executive chef Juan Pedrosa was previously a sous chef at Trade. As for the beverage program, there are 21 beers on draft and 12 bottles, including local breweries like Pretty Things and Jack's Abby, as well as a selection of wines.
· The Glenville Stops [Official Site]
· All coverage of The Glenville Stops on Eater [~EBOS~]