Confirmed: Kitchen on Common in Belmont Has Closed
[Ed note: This article was updated on October 24 to reflect confirmation of the restaurant's closure.]
It looks like a restaurant in the western suburbs of Boston known for its modern American dishes has closed its doors, and it is not known if/when it might reopen again.
According to a source, Kitchen on Common in Belmont is no longer in operation, having apparently shut down over the weekend, while a poster on Yelp says that the Common Street eatery indeed closed on Saturday. Our source says that the closure may be due to rent costs, but this has not been confirmed--nor has it been confirmed that this is actually a permanent closure. (Phone calls placed to Kitchen on Common go directly to a voicemail saying that they were to be closed last Monday and Tuesday but planned to reopen last Wednesday.)
Kitchen on Common opened approximately a decade ago, bringing to the Cushing Square section of Belmont a casual, family-friendly restaurant featuring New American fare such as pan-seared half chicken, grilled Vermont pork loin, red wine-braised beef stew, and farfalle with mushrooms. The menu at the restaurant changed seasonally and included food items using locally-sourced and organic ingredients.
The address for Kitchen on Common is 442 Common St, Belmont, MA 02478.
[October 24 update: The Belmont Citizen-Herald has confirmed that Kitchen on Common has indeed closed, with a sign out front saying "the difficulty locating suitable kitchen help over the past months has made the decision to close seem our only option."]
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