A new restaurant is now up and running in the space that formerly housed a longtime watering hole in Dorchester. Landmark Public House made its public debut over the weekend at 772 Adams St., the former Gerard’s location, showing off a newly renovated interior and a whole bunch of comfort food.
Christopher Roche, Russ DeMariano, and Ed Brooks took over the restaurant space when Gerard’s closed down in March. (DeMariano and Brooks are also behind The Brahmin, located near Back Bay Station.) They documented some of the renovations on the restaurant’s Facebook page and designed the menu to play up the place’s history as a classic neighborhood spot.
Landmark Public House has a copper bar, a mix of booth and high-top seating, and a private event space. The menu includes soups, salads, and appetizers, along with sandwiches, 10-inch pizzas, hearty meat and seafood entrees, mac and cheese, and a collection of sides. There will also be a mug club, and Landmark has some classic cocktails on the menu. The restaurant continues its soft opening this week, operating from 4 p.m. to 1 a.m. Tuesday through Saturday.