A job posting on BostonChefs.com gives a name to the newest South End project from The Gallows Group: Banyan is the previously-reported contemporary Asian restaurant that is replacing the iconic Hamersley's Bistro, Boston Restaurant Talk reports.
The new concept at 553 Tremont St. has Phillip Tang in the kitchen, most recently chef/owner at East by Northeast, which closed earlier in March. The menu will focus on small plates and shareable dishes. The newest job posting, which is for entry-level floor management and a bar manager, sheds more light on the bar program: Banyan will focus on "creative balanced cocktails" and will also offer a "value-driven wine program, and a well-crafted beer list."
The Gallows' owner Rebecca Roth Gullo and general manager Seth Yaffe are behind a new wave of South End dining with Banyan, their third venture; The Gallows on Washington Street and Blackbird Doughnuts are the other pieces of the growing empire. The restaurateurs have Gordon Hamersley and his namesake bistro to thank, not only for vacating the neighborhood spot; the Boston restaurant scene would not be where it is today without the 27-year run of Hamersley's Bistro.