Bookmark this page — as soon as September 22 rolls around, we'll be updating this guide non-stop and breaking out the most active regions onto their own detailed pages. Keep an eye out for an expanded geographic radius, updated opening timelines, photo galleries, and more.
Know of an upcoming opening somewhere in the Boston area that should be on our radar? Let us know.
Want to take a peek at everything that has opened over the summer or is still to come? Head right this way.
Without further ado, here's your fall restaurant openings preview.
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Flora, which closed in summer 2016, will be replaced by a French restaurant called Duet around September 2016. WellBeing Bar will open this fall by the Minuteman bike path, serving acai bowls and more. And Evelyn & Angel's — a candy shop previously located near Porter Square —is moving to Arlington, but the current opening timeline is unknown. Know of another Arlington fall opening that should be on our radar? Let us know.
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There's a bit of upcoming growth in the Island Creek Oyster Bar family. A Burlington location is slated to open this fall. Plus, the team has a new restaurant opening in Harvard Square this winterbut has not yet announced whether it'll be an Island Creek Oyster Bar, Row 34, or a new concept. Know of another Burlington fall opening that should be on our radar? Let us know.
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Chelsea Station is coming to the old Chelsea fire station on Everett Avenue soon, with American bistro cuisine and 120 seats. It's owned by Mark Nadow (a Mystic Brewery investor) and Michael Sheridan (Wink & Nod alum). Also on deck for Chelsea, timeline unknown, is a brick-and-mortar location at 300 Eastern Ave. for Peabody-based catering company Big Pig BBQ. Know of another Chelsea fall opening that should be on our radar? Let us know.
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Roxy's Grilled Cheese will open a new brick-and-mortar location at the MarketStreet Lynnfield development in November 2016, serving grilled cheese, burgers, poutine, beer, and more. Know of another Lynnfield fall opening that should be on our radar? Let us know.
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The Whole House Group (29 Sudbury, Flank) will open Battle Road Brewing Company at the Mill & Main development this fall. (Brewing began earlier in the summer, and three beers have been released so far.) Expect pizza, wings, nachos, burgers, and more — and a lot of the food items will be made with beer. Know of another Maynard fall opening that should be on our radar? Let us know.
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When T'ahpas 529 opens this fall at 529 Franklin St., it will serve Spanish tapas and other small and large entrees with a wider Mediterranean influence, from traditional paella to whole fried fish. Owners Lorenzo and Emily Tenreiro also own La Qchara and Coffee Tea and Me. Know of another Melrose fall opening that should be on our radar? Let us know.
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Mandarin Oriental and Liquid Art House alum Rachel Klein is opening her own place in early October. While RFK Kitchen will seat around 100, the main feature will be 20 counter seats looking into an open kitchen. "When I cook for my friends and my family, they always sit at my counter; it's how we eat," Klein previously told Eater. "I want to create this interactive place for ideas and communication. People don't really eat at the dining room table anymore like they used to, sharing their day or their ideas. Now everybody goes out to eat all the time." The restaurant, located at 948 Great Plain Ave., will serve lunch, dinner, and Sunday brunch. Know of another Needham fall opening that should be on our radar? Let us know.
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Around October, the Alba team will open a Venetian-style restaurant right next door, Zef Cicchetti & Raw Bar. Plus, The Townshend team is opening a new concept, Belfry Hall, in the former Home Ice Sports Bar space — it'll open early in the fall (if not in the late summer). And two concepts are expanding to Quincy's West of Chestnut development this fall: Kkatie's Burger Bar, which has locations in Plymouth, Marshfield, and Hyannis, and Fuji, with locations in Cambridge, Somerville, Boston, and Quincy. Also, Boston's Pho Pasteur is expanding to Quincy in late October, and Unchained Pizza is in the process of reopening. (Meanwhile, it debuted a new location in Dorchester in summer 2016.) Know of another Quincy fall opening that should be on our radar? Let us know.
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