A new restaurant has made its debut within a hotel near Boston’s North Station, serving breakfast and dinner: Blake’s Kitchen & Bar is now open within the Hotel Indigo at 276 Friend St., Boston, bringing a simple, local-leaning menu to the West End neighborhood. (While Blake’s is located within the hotel, they’re separate businesses; the Hotel Indigo is part of one of IHG’s hotel brands, while Blake’s is part of Atit Jariwala’s Bridgeton.)
The restaurant will celebrate a grand opening at a later date; until then, Blake’s will continue to put finishing touches on the decor, which is meant to evoke the feel of a traditional English pub.
Breakfast items include egg sandwiches, lobster Benedict, avocado toast, French toast, oatmeal, and more, along with juices, lemonade, and local Fazenda coffee.
For dinner, Blake’s serves a selection of raw bar items, plus salads, chicken wings, and soft pretzel appetizers. Entrees include sandwiches (a classic lobster roll, for one), plus steak tips and a New England clam bake with steamers and mussels. Many of the ingredients are sourced locally.
There are also cocktails, wine by the glass, and beer, including a Blake’s exclusive honey blond saison, brewed by Cambridge Brewing Co.
Blake’s is open for breakfast Monday through Friday from 6:30 to 10:30 a.m. and from 7 to 11 a.m. on weekends. Dinner service runs from 4:30 to 10 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and from 4:30 to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday.
It’s one of several recent and forthcoming openings in Boston’s West End, which is currently the site of lots of development. Alcove, for one, opened at Lovejoy Wharf late in 2018, where it will be joined this year by a huge expansion for Everett-based Night Shift Brewing. Also on the horizon: a West End location of Beverly’s A&B Burgers.
Update, 1/23/19: This piece has been updated throughout to incorporate additional information provided by the restaurant.
• Blake’s to Open Within Hotel Indigo Near Boston’s North Station [BRT]
• Blake’s Restaurant [Official Site]