At an informal zoning session with the Beacon Hill Civic Association on November 8, the Beacon Hill Bistro (25 Charles St.) requested a motion of non-opposition to proposed changes to the restaurant. Those changes included a redesign of the floor plan — banquette tables included — and an extension of the restaurant’s liquor license to include 22 seats at the bar, up 14 from its current capacity of eight. The request also indicated that the bar would become an oyster bar.
Other proposed changes include longer windows on Charles Street and a new entrance to improve traffic between hotel guests and bistro customers (the restaurant is located within the Beacon Hill Hotel.)
It is unclear at the moment whether the BHCA approved of or opposed the restaurant’s requests. Eater has reached out to the BHCA and the Beacon Hill Bistro and will update this story as new information becomes available.
In its current state, the Beacon Hill Bistro serves up crab cakes, steak frites, blackened chicken BLTs, and more from chef Tim Partridge, an alum of Stephanie’s on Newbury and formerly the chef-owner of the now-defunct Perdix, which was located in Jamaica Plain and then the South End in the early 2000s. Beacon Hill Bistro has been around for over a decade.
•BHCA Zoning Agenda [BHT]