Opening Update: Bastille Kitchen, Sweet Basil, TenochBy Scott Kearnan | January 6, 2014 By Scott Kearnan | January 6, 2014
Bastille Kitchen. Boston 30 Under 30 honoree Adam Kube (pictured) has moved on from Artisan Bistro at the Ritz-Carlton, a rep for the restaurant has confirmed. It would seem that his next stop is Bastille Kitchen, a long-in-the-making (and at 11,000 square feet and 240 seats, very large) project from hospitality kingpin Seth Greenberg, co-owner of Mistral among many others. However, Bastille will not be part of Mistral's parent Columbus Hospitality Group, said a spokeswoman for that family of restaurants; instead, it seems that Greenberg has teamed with Cafeteria owner Cameron Grob, who as founder of East Coast Nightlife is also a player in the local party scene.
Sweet Basil. Good news for fans of cozy Needham Italian Sweet Basil. (As Eater reports, its newest fan is Union Hospitality Group titan Danny Meyer, who dined while in town to check out his new Harvard Square Shake Shack.) A new 100-seat location will be opening in Wellesley soon, focusing on Eastern Mediterranean food and, unlike the BYOB Needham original, armed with a full liquor license.
Tenoch. The popular Medford Mexican is opening a second location in Boston this month, according to the Globe; it will serve breakfast, lunch and dinner seven days a week and emphasize meat- and veggie-stuffed tortas. Previous reports suggest that this location at 1-3 Lewis Street in the North End will have modest seating for about 22, focusing on takeout service of the tasty, affordable fare.