Kendall Square siblings and neighbors Ames Street Deli and Study are now one combined concept, Study at Ames. It debuted today after the separate entities closed for a couple of days so that the team could create the new menu.
The resulting restaurant is only open on weekdays, offering breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Cocktails are served from 11 a.m. to 12:30 a.m., and cafe items are available throughout breakfast and lunch time at the counter in the former Ames Street Deli space. There’s also table service during lunch and dinner in both halves of the space.
In a press release, owners Tse Wei Lim, Diana Kudayarova, and Sam Treadway write that Study’s "technique-driven, daily-changing menu became increasingly more difficult to execute with the limited restaurant and kitchen staff available in the Boston area." The restaurant offered tasting menus (and a cheese cart), while Ames Street Deli had more of a casual vibe, with cafe offerings and a selection of interesting sandwiches to accompany its excellent cocktail list. The new combination includes a variety of sandwiches, as well as some larger entrees, snacks, and more. Take a peek at a sample menu below (but it could change as soon as next Monday, so don’t get your heart set on a specific item).
The team also recently relaunched one of their other restaurants, Journeyman — also formerly a high-end tasting menu spot. Located next to its sibling Backbar in Somerville’s Union Square, Journeyman closed for a few weeks earlier this year and reopened in late April with new equipment and a new philosophy. The team said goodbye to molecular gastronomy and sous vide cooking and regular stoves, installing a big wood-burning oven instead. On Thursday through Sunday, there’s still a nine-course tasting menu. But on Monday through Wednesday, Journeyman becomes a more casual concept, Heat, with an a la carte menu at a lower price point.
Study at Ames is open from 7 a.m. to 12:30 a.m. on weekdays and closed on weekends.
The opening menu, including breakfast, lunch, and dinner: