A longtime Kendall Square restaurant will soon have a sibling in Boston’s Seaport: A second Aceituna Grill will open its doors at 57 Boston Wharf Rd. on Friday, February 10, according to owner Gina Kurban. The family-owned restaurant passed its health inspection today, and with its final approval from the city’s licensing board in tow, it is ready to feed Mediterranean cuisine to the bustling Seaport District.
After 13 years operating in the tech capital of Greater Boston, Aceituna will now have a second space in the fast-developing Seaport District, located within a brand new building that also houses PwC, as previously reported.
Aceituna specializes in fast-casual Mediterranean fare, with a focus on healthy and fresh ingredients, Kurban told Eater back in July. Along with her son AJ, Kurban has been working towards opening the Seaport restaurant for the better part of the last year, and she said they’ve been ready to go since Thanksgiving but were awaiting final approvals.
The menu will feature the familiar rice plates, salads, and pita roll-ups from the Kendall Square location, with fillings like beef and lamb, chicken, and falafel, and classic Mediterranean accompaniments like fattoush, tabbouleh, hummus, and spicy potatoes. There will be a separate line for people to pick up orders placed from Aceituna’s website, Kurban told Eater, and the restaurant will have catering services available for the Seaport and Financial Districts. The restaurant will operate Monday through Wednesday from 10:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Thursday through Saturday from 10:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Aceituna will have a few other new neighbors in Seaport: By Chloe (stylized as by Chloe) and Yoki Express are also slated to open in the PwC building, and Watertown’s La Casa de Pedro has been up and running nearby for a few months.
Update, 2/8/17: This piece has been updated to reflect the new opening date. It was supposed to be on February 9, but it has been delayed until February 10 due to an impending snowstorm.