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Chorizo Scotch Quail Eggs Could Be in Your Mouth This Wednesday at River Bar

The newest addition to Somerville's Assembly Row reveals itself this Wednesday, November 12.

River Bar logo
River Bar logo

Assembly Row's getting a little more food-filled this Wednesday, November 12, when River Bar officially opens its doors (and its gigantic patio), according to a press release. As previously reported, this is the latest establishment from Somerville restaurateur Ken Kelly, who is also behind Brass Union, Saloon, Foundry on Elm, and more.

Patrick Gilmartin, a Rialto alum and co-owner of the dearly departed Staff Meal food truck, is in the kitchen combining his versions of truck food and fine dining, resulting in a menu bursting with items like corned beef and cabbage dumplings (with a rye dipping sauce), the aforementioned chorizo scotch quail eggs, house-made Chinese sausage subs, and chicken and brie terrine. Boston Magazine has a look at the full menu.

Gilmartin previously told Eater:

"Whenever I do any menu, it comes from a place of "What do I want to eat for myself?" I figure if it seems good to me, it’s probably going to seem good to other people as well. My philosophy has always been what I like to think of as gourmet junk food. Kind of a mixture of fine dining French food and take-out Chinese, really just highlighting various ingredients that I like and finding ways to use them."

The restaurant will serve lunch on weekdays (11 a.m. to 3 p.m.) and brunch on weekends (10 a.m. to 3 p.m.), as well as dinner every night (5 p.m. to 11 p.m.) and a late-night menu until 12:45 a.m.

River Bar
661 Assembly Row, Somerville
(617) 616-5561