The original Centre Street Cafe closed at the end of June with the promise of reopening under new ownership with renovations and a new menu, and that day has arrived. Dinner service launches tomorrow (Tuesday, November 4), and lunch and brunch will be coming along soon. For now, the hours are 5:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday to Wednesday and 5:30 p.m. to 11 p.m. Thursday to Saturday.
The 30-seat restaurant is owned by David Doyle, Mari Alers-Perez, and Keith Harmon. Doyle and Alers-Perez are the husband-and-wife duo behind Tres Gatos, also in Jamaica Plain, and Harmon is the director of wine at Tres Gatos (and will also serve as director of wine for Centre Street). Pastry chef Allyson West is also from Tres Gatos (and formerly from Sofra). The rest of the team includes executive chef Brian Rae (a Rialto alum), sous chef Stephen Marcaurelle (a Clio alum), and general manager Alex Gang (a Bistro du Midi alum).
Previously, the team promised to offer a weekend brunch similar to the popular one offered under the previous ownership, plus an "entirely new Italian lunch and dinner menu, featuring house-made pasta." Here's a look at the opening menu: