After years of rumored expansion plans, almost two years of actual plans, and several months of delays, City Winery has officially arrived in Boston. The combination winery, music venue, and restaurant debuted on Monday, November 20, at 1 Canal St., close to TD Garden. The venue had gone through a series of construction delays leading up to the opening, forcing several changes to the original opening date and cutting into already scheduled shows, some of which were moved to other local venues.
Now that it’s up and running, City Winery is raring to go: Like its flagship counterpart in New York, the venue offers a calendar already full of live music performances, along with 20 varieties of wine made in house, plus more than 30 options from other wineries, as WBUR reports. On the food side, the menu is meant to play nicely with wine and includes everything from duck tacos and squid ink pasta to flatbreads (made with wine lees) and cheese boards.
City Winery started in New York in 2008, the vision of Michael Dorf, who was also responsible for opening the popular Knitting Factory music club in 1987. Dorf has expanded City Winery to Chicago, Atlanta, Nashville, and now Boston.
The space spans more than 30,000 square feet, and the performance space accommodates 300 seated guests, who can take advantage of full dining and drinking service during shows. There is also a 100-seat restaurant and a private dining room.
• City Winery Coverage on Eater [EBOS]