Ted Kilpatrick and chef John DaSilva plan to open a restaurant called Chickadee, named for Massachusetts’ state bird, later this year at Boston’s Innovation and Design Building in the Seaport District, the duo announced today. As Boston Restaurant Talk notes, they’re up for a liquor license later this month.
Kilpatrick, a No. 9 Park alum, has more recently been working in New York as the director of beverage and service with Cushman Concepts, which is behind O Ya and Hojoko here in Boston as well as a cluster of venues at the Park South Hotel in New York City — O Ya, Covina, and Roof at Park South. John DaSilva, who also worked at No. 9 Park, was more recently at the helm of Spoke Wine Bar before it closed and ultimately reopened under new ownership.
Kilpatrick and DaSilva share that their forthcoming restaurant will “serve a seasonal menu highlighting ingredients from New England farms, markets, and producers.” It will be open for lunch as well as dinner, and there will be a full bar with “a thoughtfully curated wine list, a carefully sourced beer selection, and a strong cocktail program that will draw inspiration from the kitchen.”
Stay tuned for further details as Chickadee’s opening draws closer and brings some true local vibes to a neighborhood that’s getting overrun with giant non-local chains.