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A dish of red beet tartare encircled with four slices of grilled bread in a shallow bowl.
A beet tartare from Fields West, which is opening in Allston in March.
Fields West

Boston’s Most Anticipated Restaurant Openings, Spring 2023

Supper clubs, steakhouses, and a whole lot more

Erika Adams is the editor of Eater Boston.

The 5 p.m. sunsets are over. The snow is... well, it would be melting if it had stuck around for longer than a few days this winter. In any case, it’s time for the spring — and Boston’s springtime crop of restaurant openings. From a coastal French restaurant by a savvy South End restaurant group to the ever-expanding Seaport lineup, read on for everything to know about the new restaurants popping up around town from March ‘til May.

Bar Vlaha

Opening: March

The proprietors of some of Boston’s hottest downtown restaurants and bars — Greek spots Krasi, Greco, and subterranean cocktail spot Hecate — are gearing up for their latest opening in Brookline. Bar Vlaha is a rustic Greek restaurant focused on the food of the Vlachs, complete with savory pies and spit-roasted meats.

Fields West

Opening: March

Fields West is a laid-back restaurant and bar headed into the spot where neighborhood tavern the Glenville Stops once stood. Pair beet tartare, cacio e pepe tater tots, poutine, and pretzels with an in-depth draft list featuring some of New England’s finest, including Von Trapp and Zero Gravity.

A close-up, overhead photo of fried calamari with lemon wedges and sauces on the side.
Fried calamari at Fields West.
Fields West

Borrachito and the Garret Bar

Opening: March

NYC restaurant team the Garret Group is bringing their East Village taqueria-cocktail bar combo to the Seaport. Borrachito will serve a variety of tacos out front, and then customers will be able to slip behind a freezer door to get into the Garret Bar, a speakeasy-style cocktail den.

Barlette

Opening: March

This may be a first for the city: A BYOB bar is opening in Brookline, from the team behind BYOB Italian-rooted restaurant Cobble. Bring your own booze, and the bar will take care of the snacks, mixers, ice, cocktail equipment, and garnishes.

Lehrhaus

Opening: March

A self-titled “Jewish tavern and house of learning,” Lehrhaus is a little bit of a lot of things: restaurant, library, cocktail bar, and a place to hang out and get steeped in Jewish culture. Juliet alum Noah Clickstein is leading the kitchen with a menu centered around food of the Jewish diaspora.

Eventide Fenway

Re-opening: March/April

Eventide’s famous brown butter lobster rolls aren’t exactly new to town, but they have been on hiatus since the the restaurant shut down for a revamp in January. The renovations are nearly complete, according to the team, and Eventide will be re-introduced to Fenway this spring with a new, full bar, courtesy of a freshly acquired liquor license.

Two hands toasting two cocktails; one is a bright orange drink with green leafy garnishes and the other is an espresso martini.
Cocktails from the Garret Group.
The Garret Group

Marseille

Opening: April

The chic restaurant group behind breezy French spots Petit Robert Bistro in the South End and Batifol in Kendall Square are dipping their toes in a beachier setting for Marseille, a Mediterranean restaurant in the South End focused on the coastal fare of southern France.

Michette

Opening: April

Attorney-turned-baker Thomas Ferté is readying his East Somerville bakery Michette for a spring debut. For those who want a sneak bite ahead of time, the bakery is selling goodies for weekend pick-up including focaccia and buckwheat chocolate chunk cookies.

Medium Rare Lounge

Opening: April

Medium Rare Lounge will be a less expensive, more casual sibling to the swanky Encore steakhouse Rare. In other words, instead of ordering dry-aged tomahawks, Medium Rare is where you’ll find steak frites and a fancy grilled cheese made with jalapeno and shallot marmalade. Rare chef Megan Vaughn will lead the kitchen at both restaurants.

Hobgoblin

Opening: April

Nick Treenawong, a former manager at the Mad Monkfish — a sushi spot that often features live jazz — and his family are behind this forthcoming pub in Downtown Crossing.

A rendering of the exterior of a windowed, two-story restaurant on the waterfront.
The waterfront exterior of SAVR.
SAVR

The Eaves

Opening: April

The Eaves is the latest restaurant from the award-winning team behind Vietnamese coffee shop and cafe Cicada Coffee Bar. Details are slim at this point, but it looks like it’s going to be a similarly vibey space in Somerville’s Bow Market.

SAVR

Opening: May

SAVR, a riff on the St. Regis motto to “savor the moment,” is a waterfront bistro coming to the St. Regis Residences at the Seaport. There will be seafood, pasta, a wood-fired grill, and lots of sunset views over the harbor.

Grace by Nia

Opening: May

Grace by Nia is a hotly anticipated Seaport supper club from Nia Grace, the owner of jazz and Southern comfort food destination Darryl’s Corner Bar & Kitchen. Think Darryl’s vibes, but with 5,000 square feet of space, two levels, and a stage for musicians on the main floor.

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