Marked by a slate blue exterior, The Maiden quietly opened in Southie this past weekend at 28 West Broadway. The restaurant, which faces the bustling Broadway T stop, has large windows that overlook all the action of the street, and there are a couple of high-top tables to take it all in. The floor is a deep cherry wood. The bar, which runs along the length of one wall, is surrounded by bar chairs and rests on a multi-colored, honeycomb tile.
At the end of the bar, the side closest to the windows, a large, Greek-style statue is perched, with greenery spilling out from an opening at the top of the head. Opposite the bar, high tables rest against the white brick wall, dramatically adorned with tall vases filled with sprawling, vine-like plants. Dome-shaped white lights hang from above.
The open kitchen is the star of the room, and it sits firmly in the middle, with the raw bar on display behind a bed of ice encased in glass. The back dining room is open and intimate at the same time, and although there are no windows, there's a lot of life brought to the room, courtesy of faux taxidermy statues in various colors, hanging from the walls. The room is filled with long communal dining tables, which are on wheels to allow for easy reorganization of the room, and the tables are topped with oval planters filled with bright green moss.