A information to native eating places which have reopened for the season



After temporarily closing due to COVID-19, Boston restaurants have resumed.

Steak salad at MJ O’Connor’s. Ken Kotch Photography

Restaurants have steadily resurrected after being temporarily closed last winter.

Paola Ibarra’s Somerville Bar, Barra, first debuted in February 2020, just weeks before closing. She and her co-owner, Yhadira Guzmán, temporarily hibernated Barra in early January. They reopened the bar in late February.

“Graduating was a financial decision – like everyone else’s – but it was also a draining decision because we are understaffed,” she said. “So we just wanted to focus on other things and regroup.”

This included putting together pantry items such as condiments, salsas, and DIY kits that were sold through Barra’s website, as well as hosting private events. Ibarra said that now that the weather has improved the terrace is open and they are offering limited reservations for restaurant seating.

“What makes us happier and what we opened up for was the back office,” she said. “Because it’s the whole experience: the music, the food, everything else. We feel energized as a result. We love that.”

June reopenings:

Here are some of the newest restaurants to announce reopening in June:

Highland cuisine: The Somerville Hangout reopened in early June with a limited menu and reduced seating (but seats are finally available in the bar!). Stop by for a pulled pork sandwich or fish sauce wings.

MJ O’Connors: The Back Bay Irish Pub, which welcomed guests again in mid-June, is open Wednesday through Saturday. Lots of Guinness and fish and chips are in stock. Walk-ins only.

No relationship: The pint-sized No Relation sushi bar reopened on June 16 in the South End, inviting guests to reserve seats on Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays at 6:00 PM and 8:30 PM for the remainder of June. More seats will be added in the coming months.

The Emory: After this Beacon Hill’s The Emory goes into hibernation in October and returns on June 3 with seasonal American dishes and original cocktails.

The Sevens Ale House: The pub in Beacon Hill, closed for a year, reopened on June 7th. Visit New Salem Cider and a Reuben Sandwich.

Tiger mom: Tiffani Faison’s Southeast Asian restaurant at Fenway has returned after reopening on June 16 with tiki cocktails, coconut chilli shrimp and Singapore street noodles.

West End Johnnies: Following in the footsteps of sister restaurant Fenway Johnnie’s, West End Johnnie’s reopened on June 11 with DJs on Friday and Saturday nights.

Already opened:

These restaurants recently reopened for the season:

A&B Kitchen • Bar – March 24th

Atlantic Ocean – April 1st

Aft deck – April 28th

Bar Lyon – April 28th

Mezzana bar – April 1st

Barra – February 24th

Beantown Pastrami Co. – 3rd of April

Bistro du Midi – March 17th

Black lamb – April 1st

Brownstone – April 9th

Butterbar – March 4th

Cambridge Brewing Company – February 18th

Canary Square – March 25th

Caña house – 5th of May

Cask ‘n Flagon – March 19th

catalyst – May 4th

Hello Rome – April 8th

City Bar – March 4th

Cityside Tavern – February 5th

City Winery Boston – April 28th

Clerys – May 27th

Colette – April 30th

Commonwealth – April 28th

Coppersmith – March 11th

Daddy Jones Bar – March 25th

Daedalus – 7th of April

dali – 7th of April

Deluxe cafe – 17. March

Dorchester Brewing Co. – March 1st

dovetail – 9th April

Taproom on Elm Street – April 22nd

Fenway Johnnies – April 15th

Five Horses Tavern – early April

Flatbread Company (Somerville) – February 19th

Floras Wine Bar – March 17th March

French quarter – 7th of April

Galway House – March 8th

Continue to play! Fenway – March 13th

Ghost Pepper – March 22nd

Big Tour – April 1st

Gray’s Hall – April 30th

Guy Fieris Tequila Cocina – March 23rd

Haley, Henry – April 5th

Hennessys – 5th of May

Honeycomb cream series – May 24th

Ivory Pearl – March 25th

Joe’s Waterfront – April 7th

Lamp lighter Brewing Co. – 1st of May

Little donkey – April 12th

Little car – 3rd of April

Lobstah on a Roll (South End) – March 23rd

Lord Hobo Cambridge – 26th of March

Holy Maria – April 8th

Science Miracles Bar + Grill – April 15th

Nathalie – 2nd of April

Nico Ristorante – March 25th

Night Shift Brewing (Lovejoy Wharf) – May 6th

Oak + Mountain Ash – March 10th

OAK Long Bar + Kitchen – April 1st

Orinoco cuisine – April 16th

Pier 6 – 1st of May

Rail Stop Restaurant & Bar – April 1st

Reign Drink Lab – February 20th

Rosebud American Kitchen & Bar – March 31st

Row 34 – April 1st

Samuel Adams Boston Taproom – March 24th

Select oyster bar – April 1st

Shojo – April 9th

Country vacation – 1st of May

Silhouette Lounge – March 17th

Sligo Pub – End of April

Spoke Wine Bar – 5th of May

SRV – March 18

State park – May 18th

State Street Regulations – March 25th March

Sullivan’s faucet – May 29th

Summer Hut (Back Bay) – 25th March

T&B wood stove – May 6th May

Tambo 22 – April 1st

Terramia Ristorante – February 11th

The gaff – 2nd of April

The Greatest Bar – March 12th

The harp – March 25th

The Kenmore – April 21

The Lansdowne Pub – March 13th

The painted burro – April 1st

The silent few – April 1st

Time-out market – May 13th

Tip Tap Room – April 15th

Trillium Brewing Co. – April 1

Trina’s Starlite Lounge – March 21st

Station February 8th – 18th

Be Hall – April 12th

Still hibernating:

Below is a list of restaurants that have announced that they will hibernate for the winter and return in the spring.

Abby Lane

Democracy brewing

Dos Diablos taco bar

Jevelis Restaurant

Café Milky Way – Reopening on August 16


Parlor Sports – reopening in mid-July

The Asgard

Allston the horse

The kinsale

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