A Mediterranean-inspired restaurant from the folks behind two Irish restaurants in the area opens Thursday, October 6, in Harvard Square with small plates and shareable dishes. En Boca will start out serving dinner at 8 Holyoke St., and its menu reflects influences from Spain, Turkey, Lebanon, Morocco, and the Middle East.
Peter Sarmanian and Bill Goodwin, who are also behind The Asgard in Central Square and The Kinsale at Government Center, took over the former Sandrine’s space in the summer of 2015 and are ready to debut their new concept.
En Boca will seat 132 people, with a private dining room that can accommodate 36 and a 17-seat bar. The menu includes tapas-style dishes like a baked farm egg with chorizo dressing and bacalou croquettes with lemon aioli. There is also a rotating cheese selection, aged meats, and more.
There will be eight wines available through the restaurant’s Enomatic wine system, as well as six beers on tap and seasonal cocktails.
En Boca will be open Sunday through Saturday from 5 p.m. to 1 a.m. Dinner service will be from 5 to 10 p.m. Sunday through Wednesday and until 11 p.m. Thursday through Saturday. The restaurant has a late-night menu that will be available at the bar from 10 p.m. to 12 a.m. Sunday through Wednesday and from 11 p.m. to 12 a.m. Thursday through Saturday. Eventually, En Boca will open for brunch and weekends and lunch on weekdays.
• En Boca Will Bring Small Plates to Former Sandrine's Space This Summer [EBOS]
• All En Boca Coverage on Eater [EBOS]
• En Boca [Official Site]