A new restaurant from Kerri Lynch-Delaney is now open in Quincy after months of anticipation. 16C debuted at 16 Cottage St. this week, opening its doors to the neighborhood and serving contemporary American fare, including everything from pizza to cheeseburgers and homemade ice cream.
16C took over the former Granite Rail Tavern, which closed last October after about 30 years in business. The restaurant was rebuilt from the bottom up and now features warm wood flooring, wooden tables, bar seating and both high-top and standard tables, according to posts on the 16C Facebook page.
Prior to opening 16C, Lynch-Delaney owned and operated the Babycakes bakery in Quincy for nearly nine years. She decided to move on from that and sought guidance from her aunt, noted Boston restaurateur Barbara Lynch, who provided assistance in developing parts of the menu for 16C, Lynch-Delaney previously told Eater.
The restaurant offers shareable plates like homemade meatballs, fried calamari, and steamed mussels, as well as a handful of salads. The main menu items include pizzas, or "sheets" as they're called at 16C, which range from a margherita pizza with tomato and basil to a clam pizza flavored with spices and garlic and accented with parmesan cheese. There's also a cheeseburger, grilled cheese, steak tips, grilled salmon, and more.
For dessert, Lynch-Delaney has crafted a variety of ice cream flavors, which will change daily, along with cookies, German chocolate cake, and bread pudding.
The operating hours for 16C are 5-10 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday, 5-11 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 5-10 p.m. on Sunday. The restaurant is closed Mondays.