A new venture from a team of well-seasoned Boston restaurateurs will be ready to feed the South End soon. Lion’s Tail opens next week at 300 Harrison Ave. in the Ink Block and will be a speakeasy-style restaurant with a focus on cocktails, as Boston Magazine reports.
The team behind the restaurant includes Dropkick Murphys musician Ken Casey and Jarek Mountain (formerly of Back Bay Harry’s and Abby Lane), along with Brian O’Donnell and Taniya Nayak, who are also behind Lower Mills Tavern and a few other restaurant ventures with Casey.
Lion’s Tail wasn’t Lion’s Tail when it first started out. The first name was Scofflaw, back when the team acquired a license and set its sights on opening a new spot, and for a brief moment it was Bottled & Bond. The group has landed firmly on Lion’s Tail ahead of opening, reportedly in honor of Mountain’s favorite cocktail. Diego Orsono will serve as executive chef at the restaurant. The new spot joins the likes of Fuji and Bar Mezzana, which are already up and running at Ink Block.