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Museum of Fine Arts Aims to Add Fine Food With a New Restaurant

465 Bar and Restaurant opens Wednesday, July 10

Food spread at 465 Bar and Restaurant
Food spread at 465 Bar and Restaurant
Museum of Fine Arts/Official Site

A restaurant filled with food tailor-made for a museum is now open in the contemporary art wing of the Museum of Fine Arts. Named for the museum’s address, 465 Bar and Restaurant opens Wednesday, July 10, in the Linde Family Wing.

The restaurant takes over for Bravo, with executive chef Brian Flagg leading the charge in the kitchen. Dishes at 465 Bar and Restaurant incorporate ingredients from local farms and producers, with current items including fluke crudo with radishes and caviar, tomato tartine on sourdough with ricotta and toasted sesame, grilled chicken paillard, and dry-aged sirloin. Menu items start at $6 for smaller options and $18 for larger entrees. The restaurant also offers a selection of cocktails and mocktails, plus wine and beer.

Lest customers forget they’re dining in a museum, the space — originally designed by world-famous architect I.M. Pei — has been renovated by the architectural design firm Bergmeyer and shows off six still-life pieces from the MFA’s collection.

The 465 Bar and Restaurant operates Wednesday through Friday from 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Diners must pay the standard museum admission fee to access the restaurant, though admission is free on Wednesday evenings and during certain community events.

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First Look at the Museum of Fine Arts’ New 465 Bar and Restaurant [BM]