Jonathan's Bar and Grille Is Opening in Newton
It looks like a moderately upscale restaurant featuring a mix of New American and traditional American fare will be opening on a busy road near the Newton/Needham border.
Based on information from their Facebook page as well as a job post on the Craigslist site and a poster on Chowhound, Jonathan's Bar & Grille plans to open on Needham Street in the space where a location of Papa Gino's used to be (next to Filene's Basement and a couple of blocks north of Oak Street). The restaurant will have seating for 90 and include a bar, with lunch and dinner offered Monday through Saturday and brunch and dinner on Sundays. It appears that the menu at Jonathan's Bar & Grille may include Italian items, seafood, steak, burgers, sandwiches, and pizza, according to their Facebook page
Expect Jonathan's to open sometime this fall.
[May 7, 2012 update: According to their Facebook page, Jonathan's Bar & Grille is now open.]
The address for this new restaurant and bar in Newton is: Jonathan's Bar & Grille, 215 Needham Street, Newton, MA, 02459. Their Facebook page can be found at http://www.facebook.com/pages/Jonathans-Bar-Grille/136900929729755
[January 20, 2012 update: The website for Jonathan's is now up--it can be found at http://jonathansbarandgrille.com/ The site mentions that the dining spot will be "a Back Bay style restaurant…without the hassle of going into the city" and that it will have lunch, dinner, and late night menus along with a live jazz brunch on Sundays.]