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.
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