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BoMA Restaurant, Modern American Eatery, Slated to Open Soon

The new restaurant, set to open by next week on Washington Street, will serve a variety of modern American fare.

The South End's newest restaurant, BoMA Restaurant and Bar, a modern American gastro-pub will open on Washington Street by next week.

Located at 1415 Washington St., the new eatery takes the place of the former Pho Republique and the Bombay Club. It's owned by Shane Manfred of Shane Manfred, who owns Bellino's Trattoria in Wakefield and Bistro 20 in Sudbury.

The restaurant has been in "soft-opening" status for a few weeks now, holding a few private events but continually pushing back its opening date. A manager at the restaurant said it could open by Friday, but next week was more likely. 

Head chef Chris Bussell of Foundry on Elm has designed a local and in-season menu that patrons will navigate by plate size: tiny, small, light, large and sweet.

The menu includes appetizers like fontina “tots" with a gorgonzola dunk, or seared gnocchi, fresh artichoke hearts. For medium-sized plates, there's a grass fed burger with duck fat fries, and local lobster mac and cheese. And for the hearty plates, there's chestnut ravioli and duck confit, with rabe and pistachio cream, or a grass-fed hanger steak, with texas hash, greens, chilli garlic butter. There are also some small plates which include items like short rib tacos and roasted clams with chorizo. You can see the full menu here.  

Prices are reasonable, ranging from $14 for the burger up through $30 for veal. Appetizer prices range from $5 through $12. 

The restaurant itself features room for about 80 patrons, as well as a 15-person bar. It will open as a dinner-only establishment, then open up a Sunday brunch in a few weeks. As far a decor, think cosy as well as urban, with exposed brick, dark wood and warm tones. Urban Daddy has a full photo slideshow of the new place. 

Are you looking forward to this latest addition to the South End restaurant scene? Tell us in the comments. 

j k01 October 11, 2012 at 12:29 PM
$14 for a burger??? Where do you come from?
Sara Jacobi October 11, 2012 at 12:44 PM
it's not just "a burger"... it's a grass-fed beef burger with duck fat fries. There are many restaurants in the South End where you can't find an entree for less than $20. But what do others think? Overpriced? Reasonable? Will you be checking this place out when it opens?
Andrew Snyder October 11, 2012 at 01:38 PM
I can't wait to try the burger. Nothing is better then duck fat fries! Hence the name of duck fat in Portland Maine, where that is the main focus of the whole restraunt. And they have been very successful! Suck it up and spend the 20 bucks.
SM_bos October 14, 2012 at 07:30 PM
Not "crazy" for the neighborhood, but hardly "reasonable". Or to put it another way, "just what the South End needs, another modern American gastro pub!" >>>>>Prices are reasonable, ranging from $14 for the burger up through $30 for veal. Appetizer prices range from $5 through $12

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