A month out from the end of construction on the Government Center MBTA station on City Hall Plaza, a new construction project that has been in the works for more than a year could actually come to fruition, according to Boston Restaurant Talk. The Anthem Group (which is behind the Charles River Bistro and a wide range of food, entertainment, and hospitality projects) met with Boston leaders this week to discuss its plans for a 20,000-square-foot, 500-person year-round restaurant and hospitality venue, the Boston Herald reported.
The original plan included a two-floor structure with glass walls overlooking the Olympic-sized skating rink on the plaza, with the "contemporary" Polar Bar serving brunch, lunch, and dinner every day, as previously reported. That plan was scrapped in December of 2014 due to time and permitting constraints.
Now, The Anthem Group has revealed further plans for this complex, including a summer season counterpart to The Polar Bar, which would be called City Bistro. The complex would operate as either "Winter's Landing" or "Summer's Landing," naturally depending on the season.
The Herald reported that in addition to offering locals and tourists alike 360-degree views of this great city, the restaurant would offer seasonal American fare, including some New England-style dishes (boiled lobster, clam chowder, or baked beans, perhaps?), quick bites, and holiday meals, plus those patented summer clambakes.
True to The Anthem Group's brand, this complex would aim to provide City Hall Plaza with a combination entertainment, recreation, and dining hub.