Lineage Restaurant in Brookline to Close
An award-winning restaurant in Brookline is going to be closing its doors for good.
The Boston Globe is reporting that Lineage on Harvard Street is planning to shut down after 10 years in business, confirming what we had heard over the past month from a restaurant insider. The article says that chef-owner Jeremy Sewall will focus on Island Creek Oyster Bar in Boston's Kenmore Square (and a second location in Burlington which is coming soon), along with Row 34 in Fort Point and Portsmouth, NH, and an upcoming oyster bar in Cambridge's Harvard Square--and that he also wants to be able to spend more time with his family.
Lineage first opened in 2005, with Sewall and his wife Lisa offering mostly seasonal New American plates using fresh ingredients. The dining spot has gained national recognition from Bon Appetit, according to a page within the bostonchefs.com site.
Lineage is expected to close on August 1, though this has not been confirmed as of yet.
The address for this restaurant in Brookline is: Lineage, 242 Harvard Street, Brookline, MA, 02446. Its website can be found at \http://www.lineagerestaurant.com/
[June 10 update: Based on the OpenTable page for the restaurant, it appears that Lineage is either closing at the end of business hours on Saturday, July 30, or it is booked solid for July 31 and August 1 because no reservations are being taken after July 30. (As soon as we find out for sure, we will post another update here.)]
[July 7 update: A note from the restaurant indicates that Lineage closes for good at the end of business hours on July 31.]
[July 22 update: According to a press release, Lineage is hosting a charity dinner after its official July 31 closing date, with the August 2 event featuring the seafood dishes of chef Corky Clark, a retired Culinary Institute of America (CIA) professor of seafood. Proceeds from the five-course dinner will go to the Corky Clark Scholarship Fund for CIA students, with tickets costing $125 each (not including tax and gratuity) and including a copy of Two if by Sea by Barton Seaver. (RSVPs can be done by email at firstname.lastname@example.org)]
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[A related post from our sister site (Boston's Hidden Restaurants): List of Restaurant Closings and Openings in the Boston Area]