A new restaurant and bar opens its doors tomorrow in Jamaica Plain, bringing a taste of Ireland to the Egleston Square area. The Gate kicks off business at 11:30 a.m. tomorrow at 3171 Washington St., according to social media posts from the restaurant. The Gate took over the space from Coco’s Lounge earlier this year and is now ready to unveil the remodeled interior and a menu teeming with Irish classics.
The pub is the brainchild of Paul Byrne, the former co-owner of James’s Gate, which closed in September 2015 after 18 years in business. Changes were made to the interior of the restaurant, which now features wooden accents and arches behind the bar brought in from a building in Dublin. The restaurant will also partially function as an art gallery, with rotating exhibits curated by Brian Patrick Adams.
Axel Segura Jr. serves as executive chef at The Gate, which will serve a mix of classic Irish pub dishes and New American items. The menu has a traditional breakdown, with appetizers like sweet potato poutine, loaded nachos, and artichoke fritters; lamb burgers, turkey clubs, pizzas, and reuben sandwiches; and those true Irish favorites, like shepherd’s pie and fish and chips. Desserts at The Gate are made by Third Cliff Bakery.
The Gate will operate Monday through Sunday from 11:30 a.m. to 1 a.m.