Update: Matt O'Neil of The Blue Ox in Lynn to Open The Ledger in Salem
[Ed note: This article was updated on December 21 to reflect new information given, including a name for the place.]
The person behind a modern American bistro on the North Shore is getting ready to open a second restaurant.
According to a job post within the bostonchefs.com site, The Blue Ox in Lynn will soon be joined by a "second concept" in Salem and is now looking for a host/hostess, confirming what we heard from a few people over the past several months that chef/owner Matt O'Neil is indeed bringing a new dining spot to the city. The new restaurant--which does not appear to have a name as of yet--will be opening in an old bank building at 125 Washington Street in the downtown area of Salem, just south of the Essex Street intersection.
The address for The Blue Ox in Lynn is 191 Oxford Street, Lynn, MA, 01901.
[December 21 update: The Boston Herald mentions that the new restaurant in Salem that Matt O'Neil is opening will be called The Ledger, and that it will focus on locally-sourced meats cooked over a wood-fired grill (it will also have a raw bar and charcuterie counter). If all goes as planned, expect The Ledger to open sometime in the late spring or early summer of 2017.]
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