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The Boston Restaurant Opening Guide, Fall 2015

Everything you need to know about restaurants opening in and around Boston this fall.

It was a busy fall for restaurant openings. Here are the details on everything that opened — and a few that are still in the works. Originally published on August 26, 2015 and updated throughout the fall. The date of the most recent update is noted above.

Table Of Contents (all h2's added automatically)

Acton

True West

True West

This brewery, set to open before the end of the year, will include an 80-seat restaurant that serves brunch, lunch, and dinner. Think lobster mac and cheese, flatbreads, burgers, and more. Everything is sourced locally. In addition to beer, there will also be wines and cocktails. 525 Massachusetts Ave., Acton. Opening Date: December 2015.

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Belmont

Phinix Grill

Phinix Grill Facebook

(NOW OPEN.) Formerly the Sweet Peach Diner and Andros Diner, this space is now home to Phinix Grill, serving shawarma, falafel, and more. The restaurant also offers catering services. 628 Trapelo Rd., Belmont. Opening Date: November 2, 2015.

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Boston

Beta Burger

(NOW OPEN.) Owner Adrian Wong hopes to emulate Chipotle with his fast-casual burger restaurant, where it's all about customization. 1437 Tremont St., Boston (Mission Hill). Opening Date: October 22, 2015.

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Blazing Salads on Wheels

Blazing Saddles on Wheels

(NOW OPEN.) This new food truck is the reincarnation of a former Quincy Mediterranean restaurant, Blazing Salads, that opened in the 1970s. It offers salad pockets, baklava, soups, and more, and it stops at various places around Boston. Location varies. Opening Date: October 16, 2015.

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BosBurger

Bosburger

(NOW OPEN.) A fast-casual burger and hot dog spot in a newly renovated building. 1501 Dorchester Ave., Boston (Fields Corner, Dorchester). Opening Date: Early Fall 2015.

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Broadway's Pastry

Broadway's Pastry

(NOW OPEN.) European-style pastries, coffee and tea, sandwiches, and more. 258 West Broadway, Boston (South Boston). Opening Date: November 2015.

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Containers at IDB

Mei Mei by Design

(NOW OPEN.) A mini food hall comprised of shipping container kiosks debuted at the Innovation and Design Building this fall, featuring Mei Mei, Roxy's Grilled Cheese, Jubali, Yankee Lobster Co., and Triangle Coffee. Each container is about 160 square feet, and they're located along the building's northern edge. Mei Mei's kiosk — Mei Mei by Design — offers grain and green bowls and more. At some point, there may also be Sicilian-style pizza with Chinese takeout-inspired toppings, as well as hot dogs. 21 Drydock Ave. (Seaport District). Opening Date: November 2015.

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Coppersmith

Coppersmith Rendering

(NOW OPEN.) A massive space that includes food trucks parked inside, a rooftop raw bar, a cafe, and more. "We are not reinventing the culinary wheel," executive chef Chris Henry, a Barbara Lynch Gruppo alum, previously said via press release. "Exceptional seasonal ingredients, a focus on flavor, easy to understand dishes, but executed with precision and attention to detail. Just great food without pretense." Paul Bruno, a Glynn Hospitality Group alum, is general manager, and the Red Door Hospitality Group (John Childs, Travis Talbot, and more) is behind the project.

40 West Third St., Boston (South Boston).

Opening Date: September 8, 2015.

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Doretta Taverna

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(NOW OPEN.) Michael Schlow's transformation of Via Matta into Doretta Taverna and Raw Bar is complete. The new restaurant is meant to be a little more casual than its predecessor, and its patio is larger. Doretta's Greek-inspired menu ranges from raw bar items to entrees like a slow-cooked lamb shoulder with rosemary, lemon, garlic, parsley, and mint. 79 Park Plz., Boston (Back Bay). Opening Date: September 28, 2015.

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Dudley Dough

Dudley Dough

(NOW OPEN.) Located inside of the Bolling Building, this organic pizza place is part of non-profit organization Haley House. In addition to pizza, there are salads, soups, and beer and wine. 2302 Washington St., Boston (Dudley Square, Roxbury). Opening Date: October 2015.

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Effie's Kitchen

Effie's Kitchen

(NOW OPEN.) This fast-casual Greek restaurant replaced Wapo Taco, which closed in June. The menu features gyros, souvlaki, avgolemono soup, Greek pastries, and more. 37 Poplar St., Boston (Roslindale). Opening Date: Early October 2015

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Espresso Minute

Espresso Minute

(NOW OPEN.) Located near Symphony Hall, this is the first storefront for a coffee company founded in 2012. There are also waffles, crepes, and more. 334 Massachusetts Ave., Boston (Symphony). Opening Date: November 2015.

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Flat Black Coffee

Flat Black Coffee in Long Wharf

(NOW OPEN.) This growing local coffee roaster now has six cafes in the Boston area. This one is right by the aquarium. 255 State St., Boston (Long Wharf). Opening Date: December 17, 2015.

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The Friendly Toast

The Friendly Toast Official Site

With longtime locations in Cambridge's Kendall Square and Portsmouth, NH., The Friendly Toast is about to add a Boston proper outpost to the mix, taking over the Zocalo space by Back Bay station. The growing restaurant group features all-day breakfast options and eclectic decor. 35 Stanhope St. (Back Bay). Opening Date: December 2015.

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Gracenote Coffee

Gracenote Coffee

(NOW OPEN.) Located in the Leather District, taking over a piece of retail advisory firm Graffito SP's office space, Gracenote Coffee is a collaboration between the Berlin, MA-based coffee roaster of the same name and The Coffee Trike's Alessandro "San" Bellino. (The Coffee Trike shut down so Bellino could focus on the shop.) The team details its equipment and sourcing here. In addition to beverages in the coffee and espresso realm, there's a house black tea and two additional rotating teas. 108 Lincoln St. (Leather District). Opening Date: October 13, 2015.

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Happy Lemon

Happy Lemon

(NOW OPEN.) Located in the Corner Mall food court, this counter (part of a decade-old international chain) serves bubble tea, smoothies, and other beverages, including salted cheese flavors. 417 Washington St., Boston (Downtown Crossing). Opening Date: Early November 2015.

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KL@KO (Kaki Lima at KO Pies at the Shipyard)

KL@KO

(NOW OPEN.) Indonesian pop-up Kaki Lima is now putting down semi-permanent roots within Eastie's KO Pies, operating on KO's days off, Monday and Tuesday. The team will still host pop-ups elsewhere as well and hopes to ultimately find its own permanent space. 256 Marginal St., Boston (East Boston). Opening Date: October 19, 2015.

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The Maiden

The Maiden

(NOW OPEN.) This new venture from the Sam's team features oysters, charcuterie, and cheese. Jason Cheek (Sam's at Louis, Merrill & Co., KO Prime) is executive chef. 28 West Broadway, Boston (South Boston.) Opening Date: December 19, 2015.

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La Motta's Italian Specialties

La Motta's Logo

(NOW OPEN.) At the end of 2014, the Aquitaine Group closed down Union Bar & Grille. Now, they're giving new life to the space as a "Bronx-style" restaurant that pays "homage to the neighborhood Italian-American restaurants of the mid-20th century." It offers classics like chicken parm, shrimp scampi, lasagna, and several kinds of meatballs. (Check out some dish previews on Instagram: roasted cauliflower with capers, golden raisins, hot crumbs, and chili oil; house-pickled giardinara; octopus with soppressata and spicy pickled onions.) Harvest alum Justin Winters, currently chef de cuisine at the Aquitaine Group's Roman trattoria-inspired restaurant Cinquecento, has expanded his duties over to La Motta's. The dining room seats 70, and there is additional seating at a bar, on a seasonal patio, and in a private dining room. Italian-American wines are the focus as far as drinking is concerned; there are only four beers on tap, and the cocktail list is "simple" and "traditional." 1357 Washington St., Boston (South End). Opening Date: October 27, 2015.

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Max & Leo's

Game On

Popular Newton coal-fired pizza restaurant Max & Leo's is expanding into Boston proper, opening up within Game On in Fenway before Christmas. 82 Lansdowne St., Boston (Fenway). Opening Date: Late December 2015.

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Miam Miam Macaronerie

Miam Miam Macaronerie

(NOW OPEN.) After over a year of operating without a storefront — selling macarons online and popping up in various places — Miam Miam Macaronerie has put down roots inside of the Juice Box in Southie. There are a dozen daily flavors as well as a limited edition seasonal special, and owners Jen Turner and Nicole Raukohl take all kinds of custom orders. 359 West Broadway, Boston (South Boston). Opening Date: November 21, 2015.

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Neuhaus

Neuhaus Boston

(NOW OPEN.) This Belgian chocolate brand, around since 1857, lays claim to inventing the praline and the ballotin. The shop isn't the only chocolate purveyor in the Quincy Market area — there's a Ghirardelli location as well. 1 South Market St., Boston (Faneuil Hall Marketplace). Opening Date: Early November 2015.

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Oath Craft Pizza

Oath Craft Pizza

(NOW OPEN.) This tiny pizza take-out counter, an offshoot of a Nantucket restaurant, is located within South Station's train terminal. The pizza is cooked in a convection oven. Expansion is in the works, possibly to Davis Square and beyond. 700 Atlantic Ave., Boston (South Station). Opening Date: October 26, 2015.

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Ocean Prime

Ocean Prime Beverly Hills

(NOW OPEN.) More fancy steak for the Seaport District. Ohio-based chain Ocean Prime joins Del Frisco's in feeding expensive meat (and seafood) to Seaport's big spenders. The company put nearly $4 million into building the space, which seats more than 300 diners. 142 Northern Ave., Boston (Seaport District). Opening Date: December 3, 2015.

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Outlook Kitchen and Bar

Outlook Kitchen and Bar

(NOW OPEN.) Joining The Envoy Hotel's Lookout Rooftop Bar is Outlook Kitchen and Bar, a 153-seat restaurant that serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner from CHOPPS alum David Verdo. The menu features a lot of seafood and pork, and there's a mix of small plates and larger entrees. There's a full bar and a seasonal patio. 66 Sleeper St., Boston (Seaport District). Opening Date: September 24, 2015.

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Pink Samurai

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This upcoming fast-casual "modern dumpling house" will feature a variety of creative dumplings as well as house-made tofu and more. Vinegars and other items will also be made in-house, often with local and foraged ingredients. Executive chef Matt Cunningham is an alum of Strip-T's, UpStairs on the Square, and The Sinclair, and he's also the creator of the Farmhouse pop-up series. "Probably won't see a lot of traditional stuff on the menu," Cunningham previously told Eater. "Plenty of dumpling places do the standard dumpling house really well, so I'm focusing on more fun and creative stuff — pork and fermented sugar pea potstickers, dumplings with foie and apple kimchi, squid ink bao — stuff like that." 658 Centre St., Boston (Jamaica Plain). Opening Date: Now it'll be a winter opening — December 28, 2015.

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The Puddingstone Tavern

The Puddingstone Tavern

(NOW OPEN.) After The Crossing closed in March, new owners took over the space and opened up The Puddingstone Tavern this fall. It's reportedly connected to Brendan Behan Irish Pub in Jamaica Plain and Mission Bar and Grill on Huntington Avenue. 28 beers on tap; food coming soon. 1592 Tremont St., Boston (Mission Hill). Opening Date: Early October 2015.

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Saltie Girl

Kathy Sidell

The newest venture from the MET Group's Kathy Sidell, a Barcelona-inspired seafood restaurant, will be located right next to its big sibling, MET Back Bay. Saltie Girl will seat 30. Expect briny flavors, lobster, and canned seafoods and vegetables. 279 Dartmouth St., Boston (Back Bay). Opening Date: Originally slated for late summer 2015, the new target is spring 2016, as of late September.

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Sfizi

Mare Oyster Bar

(NOW OPEN.) There's lots of movement and expansion going on within Frank DePasquale's empire, which mostly consists of Italian restaurants in the North End. He's branching out, snagging influences from around the Mediterranean, with the opening of a tapas-style bar called Sfizi. It's located in the former Mare space. (DePasquale recently moved Mare to Mechanic Street.) Sfizi's menu is almost entirely comprised of small plates, plus a few large entrees that change weekly. Chef Gianni Caruso is an alum of other DePasquale projects, most recently Bricco. Sfizi has a beer, wine, and cordials license. 135 Richmond St. (North End). Opening Date: October 19, 2015.

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Shun's Kitchen

Shun's Kitchen

(NOW OPEN.) Jae's Cafe & Grill has reopened as Shun's Kitchen, serving a mix of Japanese and Chinese cuisine, including ramen, sushi, stir-fries, and more. 520 Columbus Ave., Boston (South End). Opening Date: Mid-December 2015.

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SRV

SRV

This new Coda Group project is inspired by a Venetian bacaro, a type of casual bar, and the name pays homage to the "serene republic of Venice," or Serenissima Repubblica di Venezia. Kevin O'Donnell and Michael Lombardi, the executive chef and chef de cuisine of an existing Coda Group restaurant, The Salty Pig, will move over to SRV where they will be co-owners and co-executive chefs. (The ownership team also includes the Coda Group's James Cochener and Michael Moxley.) Expect cicchetti — small plates typically served at a bacaro — as well as house-made pastas, risotto, polenta, and more. 569 Columbus Ave., Boston (South End). Opening Date: Mid-December 2015.

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State Street Provisions

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(NOW OPEN.) The Grafton Group is finally crossing the river. The owners of Harvard Square (and nearby) restaurants Russell House Tavern, Grafton Street, PARK, and Temple Bar opened State Street Provisions in the former City Landing space by the Aquarium this fall. "It’ll be somewhat of a hybrid of Russell House and PARK," said co-owner Patrick Lee previously. "It has a little bit of both of those venues, and I think that space might take a little bit more from PARK, and maybe the menu might take a little bit more from Russell House." Meanwhile, in late September, the group announced plans for another Harvard Square restaurant — a yet unnamed oyster bar on Dunster Street. 255 State St., Boston (Downtown). Opening Date: December 3, 2015.

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Sugarfina Candy Boutique

Sugarfina Prudential Center

(NOW OPEN.) This upscale candy store is part of a California-based chain and features cocktail-inspired candies, walls of gummy bears, imported chocolates, and more. 800 Boylston St., Boston (In the Prudential Center, Back Bay). Opening Date: Mid-December 2015.

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Sweetgreen

Sweetgreen Chestnut Hill

(NOW OPEN.) Another piece of the D.C.-based fast-casual salad chain's eventual Boston domination, this location is located right inside the Prudential. 800 Boylston St., Boston (Back Bay). Opening Date: December 7, 2015.

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Tiger Mama

Tiger Mama logo

(NOW OPEN.) A new Southeast Asia-inspired venture from Sweet Cheeks' Tiffani Faison, conveniently located right down the street from Sweet Cheeks. (When asked whether finding the space was a coincidence or if she was focusing on Fenway, Faison tells Eater: "It was a convergence of the two. We love the Fenway and have an incredible relationship with our landlords so we left the possibility of the neighborhood open. I looked at a lot of other spaces in other places but found ourselves always coming back to Fenway.")

Tiger Mama features two bars, including a tiki-themed one. Regarding coming up with the name, Faison says: "That is a really long story, but ultimately it was as playful as Sweet Cheeks and lives in the same nuance of fun and not taking ourselves too seriously. I also am a bit of a Tiger Mom in the kitchen — I want the best for my cooks, I want them to push to their best and discover their greatness, so there are some parallels. It also intimates Southeast Asian in a way that is cognizant that we are American."

1363 Boylston St., Boston (Fenway).

Opening Date: December 10, 2015.

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Villa Mexico Cafe

Villa Mexico Cafe

The reincarnation of the beloved gas station burrito shop, formerly located on the edge of Beacon Hill. (The new space is not part of a gas station.) Villa Mexico's original location shut down more than a year ago, although the team has been busy selling salsa and offering catering since then.

121 Water St., Boston (Financial District).

Opening Date: January 2016, as of mid-December.

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Wahlburgers

Wahlburgers Fenway Exterior

(NOW OPEN.) From the day the Wahlberg brothers — Mark, Donnie, and Paul — opened Wahlburgers in Hingham a few years ago, they made no secret of the fact that they intended to make it a huge chain. With locations open or in the works around the country and the globe, including a big franchise deal in the Middle East, there is finally be a Wahlburgers in Boston proper, located near Fenway. Can't get enough of the Wahlbergs and their burgers? There's also a reality television show about the restaurant and the family. 132 Brookline Ave. (Fenway). Opening Date: October 2, 2015.

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Wok n Talk

Wok n Talk Brighton

(NOW OPEN.) Fast-casual Asian fusion with a giant menu, an expansion of a Jamaica Plain restaurant. 525 Washington St., Boston (Brighton). Opening Date: December 2015.

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Wen's Yunnan Noodle & Ramen

Wen's Yunnan Noodle & Ramen

Located in a former Newbury Street Boloco space, Wen's will serve a traditional Yunnan Province dish called "cross-the-bridge" noodles, along with a variety of Japanese ramen bowls and bubble tea. 247 Newbury St. (Back Bay). Opening Date: December 2015.

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Whole Heart Provisions

Whole Heart Provisions logo

(NOW OPEN.) When one vegan door closes, another opens. Root closed abruptly in Allston this summer, but James DiSabatino (Roxy's Grilled Cheese) and Rebecca Arnold (Sarma, Alden & Harlow) opened a new vegetable-centric concept in that space. The quick-service concept, possibly the first of multiple locations, will feature "boldly flavored and innovative vegetable, rice, noodle, and salad bowls." While the team shies away from the term "vegan" in hopes of appealing to a wider audience, no animal byproducts are used. 487 Cambridge St., Boston (Allston). Opening Date: September 28, 2015.

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Yvonne's

Yvonne's logo

(NOW OPEN.) It was the end of an era when Locke-Ober closed, but now the Downtown Crossing space has gotten a new life as Yvonne's, a restaurant that's aiming for a "modern supper club" vibe. The ownership team includes Chris Jamison (Lolita Cocina) and Mark Malatesta, and they've assembled a high-powered cast of characters: chefs Tom Berry (Proprietors in Nantucket) and Juan Pedrosa (The Glenville Stops), pastry chef Kate Holowchik (Bread & Salt Hospitality, jm Curley), and beverage director Will Thompson (just about every Boston cocktail destination ever). There are "social" new American dishes, large-format drinks, a library bar, and more. 3 Winter Pl., Boston (Downtown Crossing). Opening Date: September 28, 2015.

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BRAINTREE

Cielo Mexican Restaurant

Cielo Braintree

(NOW OPEN.) The 58-seat Mexican restaurant takes the place of Viola Restaurante. There's a full bar, featuring lots of tequila, and a menu of tacos, burritos, enchiladas, and lots more. Lunch and dinner are served. 1209 Washington St., Braintree. Opening Date: Mid-October 2015.

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BROOKLINE

Ganko Ittetsu Ramen

Ganko Ittetsu Ramen

(NOW OPEN.) Located inside of Brookline's Arcade building, Ganko Ittetsu Ramen serves up a very simple menu of ramen (three varieties) and a cucumber appetizer. Chef Ken Iwaoka previously well-regarded ramen pop-ups at Osushi in Harvard Square. 318 Harvard St., Brookline (Coolidge Corner). Opening Date: Early October 2015.

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La Voile

La Voile

(NOW OPEN.) French restaurant La Voile has expanded over from Newbury Street. The new location seats 95 and has two floors; the upper can be used for private events. 1627 Beacon St., Brookline (Washington Square). Opening Date: December 2015?

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Livite

Livite

(NOW OPEN.) This takeout-only spot features fresh juice and smoothies, salads, and panini, with a focus on local and organic ingredients. 1644 Beacon St., Brookline (Washington Square). Opening Date: October 23, 2015.

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CAMBRIDGE

Bon Me

Bon Me Facebook

(NOW OPEN.) The growing group of Vietnamese-inspired food trucks and restaurants is about to add a couple more brick-and-mortar locations. The new Cambridge one, which features an expanded menu, is in the former Cheddar's Pizzeria space in the Fresh Pond area. In addition to Bon Me's standard sandwiches, rice bowls, and other selections, keep an eye out for new dishes like a "deluxe" ramen and an Asian-style fried chicken. Another new location could open in late fall at Chestnut Hill Square. 201 Alewife Brook Parkway, Cambridge (Fresh Pond). Opening Date: September 7, 2015.

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Cinderella's Bar & Restaurant

Cinderella's

(NOW OPEN.) Now in its 21st year, this Central Square casual Italian spot has renovated and rebranded, transitioning from a restaurant mostly known for takeout and delivery to more of a sit-down place, complete with a full bar. There are cocktails on tap, plenty of beer, and staff members who really know how to throw a party. 901 Main St., Cambridge (Central Square). Reopening Date: September 21, 2015.

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Curio Coffee

Curio Coffee

(NOW OPEN.) If you're looking for waffles and Counter Culture coffee, this new East Cambridge shop has just what you need. It's about a five-minute walk from Lechmere. 441 Cambridge St., Cambridge (East Cambridge). Opening Date: December 16, 2015.

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El Jefe's Taqueria

El Jefe's Interior

(NOW OPEN.) The Taco Truck is gone, but a new taqueria, El Jefe's, has taken its place, and it's open until 4 a.m. Owner John Schall is the founder of Fire + Ice. 83 Mt. Auburn St., Cambridge (Harvard Square). Opening Date: Mid-October 2015.

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Kimchi Kitchen

Kimchi Kitchen

(NOW OPEN.) Primarily aimed at takeout but with some seating available, this cozy restaurant offers homestyle Korean cooking from a mother-and-daughter team. You'll find kimbap, bibimbap, kimchi, and lots more. 847 Cambridge St., Cambridge (East Cambridge). Opening Date: November 18, 2015

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Parsnip

Parsnip logo

(NOW OPEN.) The former UpStairs on the Square space has been transformed. Parsnip serves dishes made from "locally-sourced ingredients with classic technique," courtesy of executive chef Peter Quinion (a French-trained chef from the UK) and chef de cuisine Ryan Marcoux (Boston Chops alum). Think: lardo and pork crackling with passion fruit; whole-roasted veal tenderloin; and a "sandwich" for the lounge area (braised rabbit, mustard, brioche, pickles). 91 Winthrop St., Cambridge (Harvard Square). Opening Date: November 3, 2015.

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Playska

Playska

(NOW OPEN.) The first fast-casual project from Tim and Bronwyn Wiechmann, the duo behind T.W. Food in Cambridge and Bronwyn in Somerville. Located in the former Rosie's Bakery space, Playska serves Eastern European-inspired sandwiches, including the signature playska, which is a play on a Balkan dish called pljeskavica. 243 Hampshire St., Cambridge (Inman Square). Opening Date: October 29, 2015.

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Smoke Shop

Andy Husbands - Smoke Shop - cropped

Tremont 647's Andy Husbands is opening a barbecue restaurant in the former Tommy Doyle's space in Kendall Square, serving up "competition-style" platters of ribs, brisket, etc., as well as less traditional dishes like smoked and fried chicken banh mi. Don't expect a roadhouse-style place. "Live music, patios, lots of whiskey," promises the restaurant's Twitter bio. 1 Kendall Sq., Cambridge (Kendall Square). Opening Date: Originally slated for fall 2015, it now appears to be more like spring 2016.

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Spindler Confections

Spindler Confections

(NOW OPEN.) After a successful Kickstarter campaign, Jeremy Spindler has brought his successful home-based candy-making business into a storefront near Davis Square. He focuses on caramels, brittles, chocolates, and other old-timey treats. 2257 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge. Opening Date: December 12, 2015.

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Waffle Cabin

Waffle Cabin in Kendall Square

(NOW OPEN.) This northeast ski resort favorite now has a seasonal location by the Kendall Square ice skating rink, where it serves up waffles (with optional chocolate topping) and hot and cold beverages. 300 Athenaeum St., Cambridge (Kendall Square). Opening Date: December 9, 2015.

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Canton

Trillium Brewing Company

Trillium's new Canton facility

(NOW OPEN.) The cozy Fort Point space stills exists, but the Trillium team has expanded out to a much bigger space in Canton, which features tasting, more brewing, and plenty of parking. 110 Shawmut Rd., Canton. Opening Date: December 2015.

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Framingham

Jack's Abby Beer Hall & Kitchen

Jack's Abby Beer Hall

(NOW OPEN.) The popular brewery moved to a space five times larger than its original home and added a restaurant with a focus on wood-fired pizzas (and, of course, beer). 100 Clinton St., Framingham. Opening Date: October 8, 2015.

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Lynnfield

Sweetgreen

Sweetgreen Lynnfield

(NOW OPEN.) The D.C.-based salad chain continued to expand this fall with new locations in Lynnfield and Back Bay. This one is part of the MarketStreet development. 600 Market St., Lynnfield. Opening Date: Early November 2015.

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Malden

Sousaku Bistro

Sousaku Bistro

(NOW OPEN.) Sousaku features Japanese fusion small plates from a Fugakyu alum. There's also sushi, rice bowls, and lots more. 166 Eastern Ave., Malden. Opening Date: November 10, 2015.

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Medford

Chicken & Rice Guys

The Chicken & Rice Guys Official Site

Originally slated for a mid-November "grand hatching," this second brick-and-mortar location of food truck group Chicken & Rice Guys has been pushed back, probably into January 2016, as the restaurant waits on final inspections. 64 Salem St., Medford (Medford Square). Opening Date: Possibly not until January 2016.

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Noodles & Company

Noodles & Company

(NOW OPEN.) Colorado-based fast-casual chain Noodles & Company — where you can customize a noodle bowl with Asian, Italian, and American-inspired ingredients — now has six Massachusetts locations. 491 Riverside Ave., Medford. Opening Date: November 19, 2015.

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Real Gusto

Real Gusto Medford

(NOW OPEN.) Pizzas, pastas, and more from Matteo Ronzio and his wife Francesca, who moved from Italy to Medford less than a year ago to open this restaurant and Italian specialty shop. It was originally going to be called Italia di Gusto. 24 High St., Medford. Opening Date: October 15, 2015.

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Smashburger

Smashburger

(NOW OPEN.) Located in the Medford Fellsway Plaza, burger chain Smashburger joins other chains, Panera and Noodles & Company. 495 Riverside Ave., Medford. Opening Date: December 9, 2015.

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Tasty on the Hill

Tasty on the hill

(NOW OPEN.) This casual spot, which replaced Tasty Gourmet, offers standard breakfast and lunch fare with a hint of Portugal thanks to six types of francesinhas — spicy, cheesy, club-like sandwiches. 321 Boston Ave., Medford (Hillside). Opening Date: November 2015.

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Newton

Anna's Taqueria

Anna's Taqueria Facebook

Celebrating its 20th anniversary this fall, Anna's — a classic destination for cheap, filling burritos, tacos, and more — is expanding to Newton Highlands. It'll be the seventh location for the fast-casual restaurant, which is currently located in Cambridge, Boston, Somerville, and Brookline. 27 Lincoln St., Newton (Newton Highlands). Opening Date: As of early December, it's now slated for a winter opening — late December 2015 or early January 2016.

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The Bagel Place

The Bagel Place lgoo

Vermont-based bagel-and-sandwich shop The Bagel Place is expanding to Newton Upper Falls. The original South Burlington, VT. location features bagel flavors such as kale & cheddar, sweet chocolate chip, Heady Topper Swiss, and Sriracha bacon cheddar. Soups and salads are also on the menu. The Newton location will be part of The Shops at 300 Needham and will seat 18. 400 Needham St. (Newton Upper Falls). Opening Date: December 28, 2015.

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Frank Pepe Pizzeria Napoletana

Pepe's Pizza

(NOW OPEN.) This classic New Haven pizzeria opened its first Boston-area location in Chestnut Hill this fall (and there may be more locations to come). Expect coal-fired, pleasantly charred crusts. If you're a clam lover, the white (tomato-free) clam pie is an essential pick. 199 Boylston St., Chestnut Hill (at The Mall at Chestnut Hill). Opening Date: December 16, 2015.

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Little Big Diner

Little Big Diner

Sycamore's David Punch is opening a tiny 18-seater serving Southeast Asian-inspired soul food with lots of spiciness and "big, bold flavors." Daniel Scott is executive chef. 1247 Centre St., Newton (Newton Centre). Opening Date: December 2015.

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Norwood

Castle Island Brewing Company

Castle Island Brewing Company

(NOW OPEN.) Focusing on American-style beers, Castle Brewing is launching with three brews, offering samples, cans to purchase, and other merchandise at the facility. 31 Astor Ave., Norwood. Opening Date: December 11, 2015.

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Emmet's Pub & Restaurant

Emmet's Pub & Restaurant

(NOW OPEN.) A Beacon Hill Irish pub has expanded out to Norwood. The two restaurants are also siblings of Scholar's, 6B Lounge, and Carrie Nation, all in Boston. 434 Boston Providence Tpke., Norwood. Opening Date: November 2015.

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Peabody

Walloon's

Walloon's in Peabody

(NOW OPEN.) Another food truck puts down roots. Walloon's, which has a drive-through window in addition to seating inside, serves fried chicken sandwiches and more. 108 Newbury St., Peabody. Opening Date: November 2015.

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Quincy

Creation

Creation

(NOW OPEN.) Pizza (including dessert pizza) and salad inside of Quincy's Common Market Restaurants Complex. 110 Willard St., Quincy. Opening Date: December 2015.

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Revel Nightclub & Restaurant

Revel Quincy

(NOW OPEN.) Some of the Commonwealth Restaurant & Lounge team, along with some new people, have rebranded the club into Revel, featuring comfort food, cocktails, and DJs. 79 Parkingway, Quincy. Opening Date: November 2015.

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Reading

Biltmore & Main

Biltmore & Main

(NOW OPEN.) Located in the former Grumpy Doyle's Ale House space, Biltmore & Main is the latest addition to the Neighborhood Restaurant Group. Tavern Road and L'Espalier alum Richard Doucette is executive chef. There's an outdoor beer garden. 530 Main St., Reading. Opening Date: Late September 2015.

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Salem

A Mano Italian Kitchen & Pizzeria

A Mano

(NOW OPEN.) 62 Restaurant & Wine Bar closed in early October and quickly rebranded and reopened as a more casual spot, A Mano, under the same ownership. While the menu features similar items, the ambiance is meant to be less formal. 62 Wharf St., Salem. Opening Date: Early October 2015.

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BonChon

BonChon Chicken Salem

(NOW OPEN.) The Korean fried chicken chain also has local outposts in Harvard Square and Allston. 299 Salem St., Salem. Opening Date: November 23, 2015.

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Deacon Giles Distillery

Deacon Giles Distillery

(NOW OPEN.) The first Salem distillery in over a century, Deacon Giles produces gin and rum. It's open for tastings, tours, and purchases on Fridays and Saturdays. 75 Canal St., Salem. Opening Date: Late October 2015.

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Somerville

The Juice Union

The Juice Union

This cozy storefront by Neighborhood Restaurant & Bakery has a sign in the window advertising that "fresh juice and smoothies" are coming soon. A job listing promises "healthier beverage options," coming in September. The shop has been quiet on the internet so far, aside from a fledgling Instagram account.

23A Bow St., Somerville (Union Square).

Opening Date: Fall 2015.

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Juliet

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The first permanent location for the Bread & Salt Hospitality team, Juliet is in the works in the former Sherman Cafe space. It will be a European-style cafe — more restaurant than coffee shop — with a focus on set breakfasts. The kitchen will be open, and there will also be a variety of grab-and-go, commuter-friendly snacks available, since there's a bus stop right outside. For those dining in, the small space will be split between full-service dining and casual counter-service options. "In the future, we may build some more specific restaurants or some more full-service restaurants, but this is small on purpose, it’s neighborhood on purpose, and it’s a place for us to introduce ourselves to Union Square and the greater area — as a real anchor to what we do in the future," co-owner Josh Lewin previously told Eater. Lewin is writing biweekly essays for Eater detailing the process of opening Juliet. 257 Washington St., Somerville (Union Square). Opening Date: Fall 2015.

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Opa Greek Yeeros

378 Highland Ave, Somerville

The original Kickass Cupcakes space in Davis Square will become a Greek restaurant, courtesy of the landlord of that whole strip of storefronts, Christos Poutahidis, and his business partner Kyriakos Kouzoukas. (The duo also has a doughnut shop in the works elsewhere in Davis.) "What we're doing, we're making traditional Greek gyros as you will find in Greece. It will be just as good," Kouzoukas previously told Eater. 378 Highland Ave. (Davis Square). Opening Date: Fall 2015.

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Tenoch

Tenoch 2

(NOW OPEN.) This popular Mexican restaurant and food truck has just opened its third brick-and-mortar location, this one in Somerville's Davis Square in the former M3 space. Especially known for its tortas, Tenoch expands its menu at the new location and also serves beer and wine. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are available; the restaurant may eventually be open from 7 a.m. to 1 a.m. daily. 382 Highland Ave., Somerville (Davis Square). Opening Date: December 17, 2015.

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Thurston Spa

Thurston Spa

(NOW OPEN.) This old-time deli on the edge of Magoun Square closed in June after the death of its longtime owner (and sole employee) Jerry LaFee. Now, LaFee's friend John Ferreer has purchased the spot and upgraded the space a bit. It operates from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. Expect breakfast all day, subs, and more. 393 Medford St., Somerville (near Magoun Square). Reopening Date: September 1, 2015.

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Yumi

Yumi Hot Pot

(NOW OPEN.) All-you-can-eat sushi and hot pot in a former Pinkberry space. 263 Elm St., Somerville (Davis Square). Opening Date: November 2015.

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WALTHAM

Mulan

Mulan Taiwanese Restaurant Waltham

(NOW OPEN.) While Mulan's Cambridge location remains closed indefinitely after a fire, the Waltham location reopened this fall after a few months of renovation, including an expansion into an adjacent space. (There are now party rooms available.) The restaurant features Taiwanese cuisine. 835 Main St., Waltham. Reopening Date: September 25, 2015.

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Osteria Posto

Osteria Posto

(NOW OPEN.) An Italian steakhouse from the Alpine Restaurant Group (behind Posto, The Painted Burro, and Rosebud American Kitchen & Bar, all in Somerville's Davis Square). Unlike its most similar sibling Posto, Osteria Posto doesn't serve pizza, but it does serve meat and seafood entrees, plenty of pastas, and more, courtesy of chef/owner Joe Cassinelli and executive chef Robert Fathman. 99 Third Ave. (inside CityPoint), Waltham. Opening Date: November 23, 2015.

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Pho 1

Tom Can Cook

(NOW OPEN.) Previously Tom Can Cook — and then Tom Can Cook with a little bit of InBoston — this space is now Pho 1...which still serves some dishes from Tom Can Cook and InBoston. 374 Moody St., Waltham. Opening Date: December 2015.

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Watertown

Branch Line

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(NOW OPEN.) Acclaimed restaurateur Garrett Harker (Eastern Standard and more) partnered up with Eastern Standard general manager Andrew Holden, a Watertown native, to open a "neighborhood rotisserie and wood-fired grill" with year-round outdoor dining and a seasonal bocce court. It's located in the Arsenal on the Charles complex. 321 Arsenal St., Watertown. Opening Date: October 19, 2015.

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Power Cafe

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(NOW OPEN.) Power Cafe is a coffee shop that employs people with physical and/or development disabilities through a collaboration with Triangle Inc, a nonprofit group that helps train people with various disabilities for the workforce. The cafe serves coffee and tea, salads, sandwiches, pastries, and more. 45 Lexington St., Watertown. Opening Date: Mid-November 2015.

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Wild Rice Vegan Cafe

Red Lentil Vegan Cafe

(NOW OPEN.) A new vegan-friendly establishment from the Red Lentil team, Wild Rice takes the place of Grappa. The restaurant serves breakfast and lunch. 71 Elm St., Watertown. Opening Date: Early December 2015.

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