The Oak Room in Boston's Back Bay to Be Replaced By Oak Long Bar + Kitchen
[Ed note: This article was updated on March 27 to reflect a name given for the new restaurant. Thanks to Adam's Hospitality & Tourism Industry Blog for bringing this to our attention.]
The rumors that have been going around about the possible closing of an historic restaurant in Boston's Back Bay have come true, as a new dining spot is going to be moving into its space.
The Eater Boston site reports that The Oak Room within the Fairmont Copley hotel is going to be replaced by a new restaurant that Adam's Hospitality & Tourism Industry Blog says will be called Oak Long Bar + Kitchen, and that the planned outdoor cafe (which we reported on last month) will be part of the new eatery if it is approved. The 100-year-old restaurant has been undergoing renovations since the beginning of the year, though there had been no confirmation as to whether a new dining spot would move in until now.
Eater Boston states that the new restaurant replacing The Oak Room will be opening sometime this spring.
[July 24 update: A call placed to the Oak Long Bar + Kitchen indicates that it is opening tonight.]
The address for this new spot (as well as the Fairmont Copley) is: Oak Long Bar + Kitchen, 138 Saint James Avenue, Boston, MA, 02116. Their website can be found at http://oaklongbarkitchen.com/
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