As the Hub Hall food hall in the Hub on Causeway development in the West End gets closer to its planned winter 2020 opening, it has been releasing the names of its food and drink vendors in batches. Today’s additions: Reelhouse Oyster Bar (stylized as ReelHouse), Now Pouring Wine Bar, and the Draft by Banners will operate within (or adjacent to) the food hall when it opens this winter.
Reelhouse Oyster Bar is Navy Yard Hospitality Group’s food hall spinoff version of its Reelhouse restaurants in East Boston and Quincy’s Marina Bay. Chef Marc Orfaly will be at the helm of the oyster bar, which will boast a menu focused around raw bar and charcuterie. The raw bar at Reelhouse in East Boston includes oysters, cherrystone clams, shrimp cocktail, lobster, and various combination platters. Diners should expect more of the same from Reelhouse Oyster Bar.
Now Pouring Wine Bar will be operated by the Patina Restaurant Group, which also operates the food hall as a whole and Banners Kitchen & Tap, the just-opened restaurant elsewhere within the Hub on Causeway development. Now Pouring is a play on “now boarding,” a phrase commonly heard by commuters in the adjacent North Station train terminal. Now Pouring’s wine list will rotate according to availability and seasonality.
Plus, the Draft by Banners will open in a space adjacent to the food hall, featuring 26 draft lines that rotate daily. The bar’s name is a reference to the yearly NBA and NHL drafts, during which teams select up-and-coming prospects. The Draft’s parent bar is the aforementioned Banners, which has 60 draft lines, Topgolf Swing Suites, and a television the size of Rhode Island. The Draft by Banners will also be operated by the Patina Restaurant Group.
The list of vendors opening at the Hub on Causeway, either inside the food hall or elsewhere, is long: Bianco & Sons Sausage, Taco Dumbo, and Caffe Nero each recently announced they’ll be joining the food hall party; Mida chef and owner Douglass Williams is opening a New Haven-style pizza joint called Apizza within Hub Hall; Smoke Shop BBQ, Cusser’s Roast Beef, and a North Shore-based burger spot called Sauce will all have kiosks in the hall; there will be a massive multiplex from Los Angeles-based ArcLight Cinemas; fast-casual Greek mini-chain Greco, Jamaica Plain juice bar Juicygreens, and a soup shop called Boston Soup Company (also from Orfaly) will also be in the mix; and don’t forget that fashion icon and flip-flop wielding Guy Fieri is opening a restaurant in the space, too. In all, the Hub Hall food hall will feature 18 vendors; the overall Hub on Causeway development will include several additional dining and drinking spots.
Keep track of Boston’s ever-growing food hall scene here.
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