Friday, July 24, 2015

Mare Oyster Crudo and Seafood Bar Is Opening in Boston's North End

A couple of months ago, we reported that a popular North End restaurant was moving to a new location and would have a slight change in concept. Now we have learned a bit more about the spot--and when it will be opening.

According to a press release, Mare Oyster Bar is moving from Richmond Street to Mechanic Street, taking over the space where Ida's had been and changing its name to Mare Oyster Crudo and Seafood Bar. The new dining spot, which plans to open on Wednesday, July 29, will have an indoor dining area and an indoor/outdoor bar section, with the outdoor patio having fire pits, lounge seating, and a retractable roof that was imported from Italy. The new location of Mare will feature oysters, ceviche, crudo (raw fish/meat) options, an octopus salad, whole fish plates, hot and cold lobster rolls, and more, with drink choices including an expanded beer list, organic wines, and cordials. The release says that the dining spot will be open seven days a week for dinner, with lunch also being offered Friday through Sunday.

As mentioned in an earlier article, the Richmond Street space that Mare is vacating will become a tapas place and wine bar called Sfizi. (It looks like that restaurant will open sometime in the early fall.) Frank DePasquale of DePasquale Ventures is behind both dining spots, along with such places as Bricco, Gelateria, Il Panino, and Quattro.

The address for the upcoming Mare Oyster Crudo and Seafood Bar is 3 Mechanic Street, Boston, MA, 02113.

[Earlier Articles]
Shake-Up Coming to North End Restaurant Scene; Pompei, Mare, Il Panino Involved
New Restaurant to Open in former Ida's Space in Boston's North End

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