Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Freepoint Kitchen & Cocktails to Open in Cambridge's Fresh Pond/Alewife Area

A brand new restaurant and bar is on its way to Cambridge, and the person behind it comes from a now-closed dining spot in the city along with a North Shore eatery.

According to a press release, Freepoint Kitchen & Cocktails is opening within the new Freepoint Hotel in the Fresh Pond/Alewife section of Cambridge, with Matthew Gaudet of the former Westbridge restaurant in Kendall Square and Superfine Food in Manchester-by-the-Sea (and soon, in Marblehead as well) running the place. The email mentions that the new spot will offer breakfast and dinner daily, and that it will feature global dishes and casual fare with small, shareable plates being the focus. Gaudet will be joined by Westbridge alum Alex Howell, who will be the "Beverage Consigliere," with the bar program including both classic and modern cocktails and an emphasis on bourbon, rye, and other "brown liquors."

Freepoint Kitchen & Cocktails will be located in the lobby of the Freepoint Hotel (which is where a Best Western and 99 restaurant had once been) and will include an open-air atrium, a 13-seat bar, a casual lounge area, and a dining section with banquettes and adjustable tabletops. If all goes as planned, the new dining and drinking spot will open sometime in April.

The address for Freepoint Kitchen & Cocktails (and the Freepoint Hotel) is 220 Alewife Brook Parkway, Cambridge, MA, 02138. The website for the hotel can be found at http://www.freepointhotel.com/

[April 14 update: The Boston Globe mentions that Freepoint Kitchen & Cocktails plans to open sometime next week (ed note--the post says "this week" but the article is meant for the Sunday Globe).]

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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]





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