A longstanding Dorchester restaurant that shut down earlier this year will soon be reborn as a new concept. Landmark Public House is now hiring employees ahead of its opening in the former Gerard’s Restaurant space at 772 Adams St., according to a posting on Craigslist.
After 40 years operating in Dorchester, Gerard’s closed down in March and its owner Gerard Adomunes sold the restaurant to Christopher Roche, Russ DeMariano, and Ed Brooks, as previously reported. (DeMariano and Brooks are also behind The Brahmin, a bar and restaurant near Back Bay Station.) While the early name for the restaurant was K O'Brien's Kitchen and Tavern, the owners later shifted to Landmark Public House, as Universal Hub reported, and it appears to be sticking. A website has been set up for the new restaurant, but as of now, it remains a static landing page.
On Facebook, Landmark Public House is described as "an elegant renewal of a classic meeting place that celebrates the history, traditions and people of Dorchester." It will serve "traditional comfort food with a twist," and private event space will be available.