Surprise! Journeyman Ditches Menus

By Scott Kearnan  |  September 11, 2013

For its third anniversary, Union Square gem Journeyman is giving diners a surprise gift. (Ooh. We hope you like it!) The restaurant is launching a menu-free concept. "We hope each meal will be a purer reflection of time and place," the restaurant explained in its announcement. Staying fresh, local and in-season has been the raison d'etre for the small (but hugely lauded) spot since it opened down a Somerville back alley. It had so far only served prix fixe options of five-course ($65) or seven-course ($85) tastings, with options for wine pairings and a four-course tasting ($40) offered during limited hours. The whimsical new approach will now offer a multicourse $75 dinner: wine pairings, a vegetarian option, and $40 dinner durings designated times will still be available. Journeyman stated: "Your support has encouraged us to take the leap of faith we wanted to take three years ago, until everybody told us we were crazy (now they get another chance!)." Crazy? Nah. Surprising? Sure.