The Quiet Few (331 Sumner St.) will open in East Boston’s Jeffries Point neighborhood sometime toward the end of March. Owner Joshua Weinstein told Eater the menu will feature comfort food like burgers and wings, and the beer menu will focus on local brands, but nothing “too crafty.”
“Our mission is to have options allowing patrons to have a quality burger, a couple of good beers, and keep their cost around $20,” Weinstein told Eater via email.
The kitchen will be headed by Scott Jensen — formerly of the Gallows Group — while the wine, amaro, and spirits will be selected by Weinstein’s wife Linsey, who currently works with Rebel Rebel in Bow Market and Wine Bottega in the North End. Weinstein told Eater that the Quiet Few’s wine list will focus on natural, organic, and biodynamic wines, while the cocktail list will focus on classic cocktails made with whiskey.
Opening the Quiet Few hasn’t been the smoothest process. The Jeffries Point Neighborhood Association voted down Weinstein’s first proposal, finding a sticking point with the initial hours of operation Weinstein laid out; he wanted the bar to remain open till 1 a.m. every night. Weinstein ultimately revised his proposal to operate the Quiet Few until midnight Sunday through Wednesday and until 1 a.m. Thursday through Saturday. The JPNA eventually gave him their blessing for the altered hours.
Even then, the Quiet Few wasn’t a done deal: In order to purchase the old East Boston Kitchen building, Weinstein needed to secure a liquor license. The Boston Licensing Board approved his application in July 2018, making things official.