Coming Soon

Cook in Newtonville Slated to Open in August

By Naomi Kooker  |  July 16, 2013

Paul Turano, chef/owner of Tryst in Arlington, is embarking on his second restaurant. The project is called Cook, which will be a casual eatery with an eclectic menu in Newtonville. Look for it to open in August, located at 825 Washington Street - the former site of Lam’s.

Though Turano resists defining his cuisine, the menu, which is still in the works, will range from tacos to housemade pastas, seafood, steaks and more. The focus of the food, as with Tryst, is on sourcing local, fresh ingredients. Prices will range from $12-$24.

Turano describes the setting as “casual and comfortably industrial” with upwards of 80 seats, including the bar.

“I have a lot of ideas,” Turano said in an e-mail. “But as the name implies, it is simple and I want to learn from my customers. If I put something on the menu and they want something else, it is my job to give them the best thing on the plate I can. I need to simply ‘Cook.’"