A year and a half after plans were first announced, the Quiet Few opened in East Boston’s Jeffries Point neighborhood this weekend at 331 Sumner St., the former East Boston Kitchen space. The new bar specializes in classic cocktails made with whiskey, and it also serves craft beer and natural, organic, and biodynamic wines.
As owner Josh Weinstein told Eater in February, the Quiet Few’s “mission is to have options allowing patrons to have a quality burger, a couple of good beers, and keep their cost around $20.” (That number might be difficult to hit if you order the $120 caviar, however.)
Along with decadent caviar (provided by the folks at East Boston Oysters, a popular pop-up event company that specializes in oyster, caviars, and elaborate secret parties), the menu features comfort food staples like fried chicken, Buffalo wings, and burgers. The kitchen is being run by Scott Jensen — formerly of the Gallows Group — while the wine, amaro, and spirits are being selected by Weinstein’s wife Linsey, who has worked at Rebel Rebel in Somerville’s Bow Market and Wine Bottega in the North End.
The whiskey list is deep, featuring a mix of bourbon, scotch, rye, Irish whiskey, and Japanese whisky. The draft list features New England breweries like Fiddlehead, Night Shift, and Narragansett.
For the sporting types, there’s a foosball table and a shuffleboard table set up in a room at the back. The bar is also equipped with televisions, so you can watch those Bruins and Celtics playoff games if you wish.
The Quiet Few is open nightly from 5 p.m. to midnight to start, but closing time will eventually extend to 1 a.m. Thursday through Saturday. At the moment the kitchen is open until 10 p.m., though patrons can order a grilled cheese up until closing time.
The restaurant joins a few other relatively recent openings in and near Jeffries Point, including Cunard Tavern, which opened in mid-2017 at 24 Orleans St.; Tawakal Halal Cafe, which opened in late 2018 at 389 Maverick St., seven years after closing its original location elsewhere in East Boston; and Reelhouse, which opened on the waterfront in early 2017 at 6 New St.