A small storefront in Inman Square will become home to a new restaurant that specializes in Eastern Mediterranean fare. Moona will be opening up in the former Playska space at 243 Hampshire St. in October, Zagat reports.
The restaurant will serve a menu of 20 or so small plates and some larger dishes that draw inspiration from the Eastern region of the Mediterranean. Moona will seat 30 people, and it will have a seasonal patio, according to city filings. It could operate between the hours of 5 p.m. and 1 a.m. daily.
Moona has secured a wine and malt beverage license (and plans to pursue a full liquor license next year), and it is now hiring a chef. The restaurant will start out serving dinner, and there are plans to add weekend brunch, according to the job listing. "Moona’s cuisine draws on the authentic influences of the region and elevates them for today’s modern New England palate," the posting reads. "The focus is on seasonal, locally-sourced produce, and sustainably raised and caught meats and seafood."
Moona is taking over the space where Playska operated until April of this year.
• Moona Restaurant [Official Site]