A new bagel place that takes its cues from New York is on the way to an evolving area of Chestnut Hill, taking the place of a bakery that’s been around for more than four decades. The Bagel Table (9 Boylston St. at The Street) will bring in a menu featuring several varieties of bagels and cream cheeses, along with New York-inspired items like smoked fish and cheesecake.
Regular visitors to Chestnut Hill’s The Street development might recognize the bagels served at the Bagel Table: They’re from OMG! Bagels, a local company whose first temporary storefront was at the Street (and that was the first pop-up ever at the Chestnut Hill retail development.) While the bagel pop-up was only open for the final part of 2015, as planned, the company has continued to distribute its bagels to various cafes and restaurants around the area.
Now, the Bagel Table’s owners, Ed Eglitis and Curt Leiden, are bringing the New York-style bagels back to the Street along with a wide menu of breakfast items, sandwiches, and pastries. The shop is set to debut in December.
This isn’t the first case of a pop-up at the Street evolving into something permanent: Ronsky’s, an Italian restaurant from James Beard Award-winning chef Ron Suhanosky, popped up before turning permanent earlier this year.
The Bagel Table takes over for Rosie’s Bakery, which has operated in Chestnut Hill for 42 years. The new occupants will pay homage to its many years in business by serving several signature items from the bakery.
There will be more than a dozen different bagels, including everything, cinnamon raisin, French toast, jalapeño Sriracha cheddar, and asiago. There will also be a “bagel” called the Chestnut Hill that is made out of challah.
Also on the menu: English muffins, smoked fish, deli sandwiches, and a summer special, Pearl hot dogs. On the pastry side, there will be cheesecake, black and white cookies, crumb cake, and Rosie’s Bakery items like cookies, cakes, and rugelach.
The restaurant joins a growing number of bagel-focused restaurants in Greater Boston. Better Bagels just opened its first permanent location in the Seaport, while Wicked Bagel Bakery & Deli debuted in Lexington.
Once the Bagel Table arrives in December, it will operate seven days a week, from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday and from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday. The restaurant will also offer catering.