Thursday, April 30, 2009

Terra Luna Cafe Opens in Lawrence

Downtown Lawrence has a new restaurant, this one being a bit more upscale than most of the dining spots in the immediate area. The Terra Luna Cafe, which is located along Appleton Way (the pedestrian walkway in the heart of Lawrence's downtown district), features reasonably priced continental cuisine, including pan-seared crab cakes, roasted pork loin, grilled sirloin steak, and penne with chicken and vegetables. Desserts include creme brulee and flan. Prices for dinner entrees are mostly between $10 and $15.

The address for this new restaurant in downtown Lawrence is: Terra Luna Cafe, 225 Essex Street (Appleton Way), Lawrence, MA 01841. The phone number is (978) 747-7989.

Carriage House Grille Is Open in Sudbury

The Clarion Carriage House Inn on Route 20 in Sudbury is home to a new restaurant. The Carriage House Grille opened today within the hotel and will feature breakfast, lunch, and dinner (brunch will also be featured on weekends). The cuisine at the Carriage House Grille will mostly be regional New England food.

Earlier, we had mentioned that this restaurant was to be called the Coach House Grille (that was according to an old Craigslist job posting). Also, we had been unsure whether this restaurant was connected to The Coach Grill in nearby Wayland; the inn stated this week that they were not.

The address for this new restaurant in Sudbury is: Carriage House Grille, 738 Boston Post Road (Route 20), Sudbury, MA, 01776. The main phone number for the hotel is (978) 443-2223.

Habanero Mexican Grill Opens in Allston

Allston is now home to another Mexican restaurant. Habanero Mexican Grill opened its doors earlier this week on Brighton Avenue in this bustling Boston neighborhood, moving into the space where Eats and Treats used to be. The menu at Habanero Mexican Grill features such familiar items as quesadillas, tortas, burritos, enchiladas, and fajitas. They also have some Central American dishes as well. The restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

The address for this new Allston restaurant is: Habanero Mexican Grill, 166 Brighton Avenue, Allston, MA, 02134. The phone number is (617) 254-0299.

Photos of the New Bella Luna/Milky Way Lounge Space in Jamaica Plain

A few days ago, we had mentioned that Bella Luna and The Milky Way Lounge have reopened in The Brewery, an historic building on Amory Street in Jamaica Plain. We checked the place out last night and took some photos, which are posted below. The first two pictures are of the outside of the building; the third picture is the hallway inside the building; the fourth picture is the inside of the restaurant and lounge; and the last picture shows their steak frites dish.

The outdoor deck and back room (where live entertainment will be offered) are still being worked on, and little odds and ends are being taken care of, but Bella Luna and the Milky Way Lounge are indeed open for business and work on the spot should mostly be mostly done over the coming weeks.

One note: We will be updating the old review we have of Bella Luna on the Boston's Hidden Restaurants site over the next week or so; stay tuned!

photo of outside of the Brewery Complex, Jamaica Plain

Temporary sign for Bella Luna and Milky Way Lounge, Jamaica Plain

photo of hallway in Brewery Complex, Jamaica Plain

photo of interior of Bella Luna and Milky Way Lounge, Jamaica Plain

photo of steak frites, Bella Luna, Jamaica Plain

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Latest Review: Habesha Restaurant, Malden

photo of Habesha Restaurant, Malden, MAThe latest review on the Boston's Hidden Restaurants Web site is for an Ethiopian dining spot in Malden, MA, called Habesha Restaurant. Located on Main Street in a strip of small shops just north of downtown, Habesha is a tiny restaurant with a handful of tables and a bar area inside the dining room. The menu includes a number of traditional Ethiopian dishes, including some that are highly spicy. Prices are reasonable and service is friendly and helpful. To read more about Habesha Restaurant in Malden, please click on the link above.

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Bella Luna and The Milky Way Lounge Are Open Once Again

Bella Luna and The Milky Way Lounge, a beloved dining and entertainment spot that left their Centre Street location in Jamaica Plain last month, has reopened. Both the restaurant and the lounge are now located in The Brewery, an historic complex on Amory Street just west of Egleston Square and Washington Street.

The Milky Way Lounge no longer features bowling, but Skee-Ball and other games will be offered, as well as live entertainment. An outdoor patio is one of the highlights of the new Bella Luna/Milky Way space.

The new address for Bella Luna Restaurant and The Milky Way Lounge is: Bella Luna Restaurant and The Milky Way Lounge, 284 Amory Street (The Brewery Complex), Jamaica Plain MA, 02130. The Web site is:

Thanks to Bostonist for giving an update on their opening.

Il Casale Opens in Belmont

Belmont Center has become home to a new Italian restaurant. Il Casale has just opened its doors in a renovated firehouse on Leonard Street in the center of town, just off of Route 60. The restaurant, which is run by the folks who own Dante in East Cambridge near the Cambridgeside Galleria, features upscale Italian cuisine in a casual environment. Some items featured on their menu include individual antipasti (arancini, pomodoro, etc.) as well as gnocchi, lasagna, cappellini, wood-grilled lobster, braised veal shank, and roasted chicken. Desserts include ricotta pie and tiramisu.

Il Casale is currently open for dinner only 6 days a week (they are closed on Mondays), but according to their Web site, they should also be open for lunch and brunch by this summer.

The address for Il Casale is: Il Casale, 50 Leonard Street, Belmont, MA 02478. The phone number is (617) 209-4942. And the Web site is

The Lansdowne Pub Opens Across from Fenway Park

A new Irish pub has opened in the Fenway neighborhood of Boston. The Lansdowne Pub opened a few days ago across from Fenway Park in the spot on Lansdowne Street where Jake Ivory's used to be. The pub offers traditional Irish dishes as well as pub grub in a cozy environment, and also features live entertainment.

The Lansdowne Pub was opened by Patrick Lyons, who is connected with a number of restaurants and clubs throughout the Boston area.

The address for the Lansdowne Pub is: Lansdowne Pub, 9 Lansdowne Street, Boston, MA 02215. The phone number is (617) 247-1222. And the Web site (which is not quite up and running yet) is

Monday, April 27, 2009

Baja Fresh in Hingham and Beverly Have Closed

Baja Fresh, a chain of restaurants featuring fire-grilled Mexican food, has closed its branches in Hingham and Beverly. The Hingham store was located in the Derby Street Shops just off of Route 3 in the same shopping center as Whole Foods, REI, and Barnes and Noble, while the branch in Beverly was located in the North Beverly plaza on Route 1A, just north of the Route 128 exit.

These were the only two Baja Fresh branches in New England.

Thanks to our emailers (Steve R. and Cathy C.) for telling us about the closings of Baja Fresh in Hingham and Beverly. If you know of any recent closings or openings in the Boston area, please contact us. Thanks!

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Samia's in West Roxbury Closes

A beloved Middle Eastern restaurant in West Roxbury closes its doors today, but it appears that a new Middle Eastern dining spot will soon be moving in.

According to Universal Hub and Wicked Local, the owner of Samia's on Centre Street has decided to shut the restaurant and bakery down because of the physical strain of running the business. According to Wicked Local, Samia's, which has been in business since the early 1990s, will be replaced by another Middle Eastern restaurant in early June. The newspaper goes on to mention that the owner of the new restaurant also runs the highly rated Middle Eastern restaurant Shawarma King on Beacon Street in the Coolidge Corner section of Brookline.

Please go to the links below to read more about the closing of Sami's.

A sad day as Samia’s closes up

West Roxbury just won't be the Samia

Tupelo Opens in Inman Square, Cambridge

Tupelo, a dining spot featuring Southern-style food, opens in the Inman Square section of Cambridge today. The restaurant, which according to their Web site features "comfort food with a Southern drawl," occupies the spot on Cambridge Street where Magnolia's Southern Cuisine used to reside.

Hours for Tupelo are 5:00 PM to 10:00 PM Tuesday-Sunday. The address is: Tupelo, 1193 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, MA 02139. the phone number is (617) 868-0004. And the Web sites are:

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Review: Fuddruckers, Saugus

Several of us went over to Fuddruckers on Route 1 in Saugus over the weekend. I had only been to a Fuddruckers once--and that was for a very quick burger before an IMAX show at Jordan's Furniture in Reading--so it was nice to be able to have a more leisurely meal this time around.

photo of burger and bacon cheese fries at Fuddruckers, Saugus, MAFuddruckers was fairly crowded when we walked in toward the end of the lunch hour. The line went very quickly, so we soon ordered our food and looked for a place to sit. The main room was busy and loud, and there were a lot of people milling about the beautifully restored Chevy Bel Air that sat in the middle of the room, so we opted for the quieter room to the right that was mostly separate from the rest of the place.

We soon received our meals and went over to the area in the main room where you could add your favorite toppings (lettuce, onions, tomatoes, etc.). I opted for lettuce only for my half-pound cheeseburger, since there wasn't a whole lot of room for anything else. We were certainly impressed by the food overall, especially considering that this is a chain. The cheese fries with bacon were pretty decadent, but the freshly-made fries were delicious and there wasn't so much cheese and bacon as to overwhelm the dish. The burgers were as good as I remember, with freshly-ground beef used and hamburger buns that were actually made from scratch, which surprised me. And the shakes (which I didn't order) looked positively sinful and received a thumbs-up for taste.

While I like the burgers at Fuddruckers very much, I feel as if I have been spoiled a bit by another chain--Five Guys Burgers, which has a location in Dedham (and will soon have others in the area, including Swampscott). To me, the burgers at Five Guys have a bit more flavor, perhaps from the way they grill them, or maybe from the seasonings (or a mix of the two). But that doesn't take anything away from the Fuddruckers burgers. The one I had the other day could easily be in my top 10 for burgers in the Boston area; and considering all the burgers I have had around Boston, top 10 isn't a bad place to be at all.

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Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Lucille's Fine Chicken in Lynnfield Is Now Open

Lucille's Fine Chicken, a restaurant that features a fixed-price meal of chicken, salad, pasta, and fries, is now open on Route 1 in Lynnfield in the spot formerly occupied by the Naked Fish (Lucille's is run by the owner of the Naked Fish).

Lucille's looks to be a casual, family-friendly restaurant that has a similar theme to Wright's Farm in Harrisville, RI, another fixed-price chicken place. The restaurant will be open for dinner only during the week (closed on Mondays), with both lunch and dinner offered on weekends.

The address for Lucille's Fine Chicken is: Lucille's Fine Chicken, 215 Broadway (Route 1), Lynnfield, MA, 01940.

The Blue Ox Opens in Lynn

A new restaurant has come to downtown Lynn. The Blue Ox Restaurant and Bar, a casual family-friendly dining spot, has just opened on Oxford Street in the space that used to be occupied by the Downtown Bistro and the Oxford Street Grill over the past few years.

The menu at the Blue Ox features American cuisine, with such items as grilled flat bread pizza, a pear salad, hamburgers, an open-faced mushroom sandwich, shrimp scampi, roasted chicken, and grilled hanger steak. The price range for dinner entrees looks to be mostly between $10 and $20.

The address for the Blue Ox is: Blue Ox Restaurant and Bar, 191 Oxford Street, Lynn, MA, 01901. The phone number is (781) 780-5722.

Latest Review: Somethin's Brewin' Book Cafe, Lakeville

photo of Somethin's Brewin' Book Cafe, Lakeville, MAThe latest review on the Boston's Hidden Restaurants Web site is for Somethin's Brewin' Book Cafe, a breakfast and lunch spot in Lakeville, MA. Located in an old library building in the center of town, Somethin's Brewin' Book Cafe has tremendous atmosphere in addition to decent soups, salads, sandwiches, drinks, and desserts. Entertainment is featured on some nights, though the cafe is primarily a daytime spot. To read more about Somethin's Brewin' Book Cafe in Lakeville, please click on the link above.

Friday, April 17, 2009

More About Twitter and Our Site

We are now fully set up on Twitter, a rapidly growing site that allows folks to get or post quick status updates, or "microblogs" as some call them. We use Twitter mostly to post updates on featured reviews and new blog entries from the Boston's Hidden Restaurants site, as well as reader reviews, answers to questions, and blog comments from that site. We also post updates on any restaurant closings or openings in the Boston area, referring folks back to this site for these notices.

Below are some links that may help you maneuver through our Twitter section. The first link is our Twitter "home page," where you can find the latest status updates from us:

Follow Hiddenboston on Twitter

The next link is an RSS feed that includes the latest updates from us, as well as any replies to, or references about us:

RSS Feed for Hiddenboston

This link isn't specifically related to our Twitter page, but it shows some of the latest comments from people on Twitter about Boston restaurants:

Latest Status Updates on Boston Restaurants

Twitter seems like a simple site, but there is a lot more to it than meets the eye. We're still trying to learn more about the ins and outs of it and feel that we have just scratched the surface of the site.

If you would like to follow us, feel free to go to the first link above and click the "follow" button. Thanks!

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Sala Thai in Arlington Appears to be Closed

Sala Thai, a Thai restaurant on Mass. Ave. in Arlington Heights, looks to be out of business. Their phone number is no longer in use and their Web site is gone. The sign is still up and the tables are set inside the place, but it does appear that the restaurant has closed its doors.

We have been trying to get an official confirmation on Sala Thai's closing, but so far we have been unable to do so. Once we do, we will post an update.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

The Farm Bar and Grille Opens in Essex

A new restaurant opens in Essex today.

The Farm Bar and Grille, a dining spot located in the old JR's spot on Route 22, will be opening its doors in Essex this afternoon for dinner. According to the restaurant's Facebook site, tomorrow they will begin serving breakfast and lunch as well as dinner. Cuisine will include BBQ items.

The restaurant's site shows the price range for entrees being between $10 and $30. They also mention that casual attire is ok.

Here is the address for The Farm Bar and Grille in Essex: The Farm Bar and Grille, 233 Western Avenue (Route 22), Essex, MA 01929. The phone number is (978) 768-0000.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Latest Review: Virgilio's Echo Bridge Restaurant, Newton

photo of Virgilio's Echo Bridge Restaurant, Newton, MAThe latest review on the Boston's Hidden Restaurants Web site is for a neighborhood townie spot in the Newton Upper Falls section of Newton called Virgilio's Echo Bridge Restaurant. Located on Chestnut Street in the heart of this charming old working- and middle-class Newton neighborhood, Virgilio's Echo Bridge Restaurant is a classic neighborhood dining spot and watering hole, complete with wood paneling, vinyl booths, and good food, cheap. The pizza at Virgilio's is one of the main draws here, as it is an excellent thin-crust pie that is bigger than your typical individual bar pizza. To read more about Virgilio's Echo Bridge Restaurant in the Newton Upper Falls section of Newton, please click on the link above.

Monday, April 13, 2009

Max Stein's in Lexington Becomes Palio's Italian Grill

A change has come to the Lexington restaurant scene, with a steakhouse near the Hanscom Field Airport becoming an Italian dining spot. According to Wicked Local and the Lexington Minuteman, Max Stein’s has closed, with the owners opening a new restaurant called Palio's Italian Grill in its place. The newspaper goes on to mention that the owners are hoping to reach out to a broader group of diners, including families. The new restaurant will be open for lunch and dinner.

Palio's Italian Grill is located at 94 Hartwell Avenue in Lexington, just west of Route 128 and a short distance north of the entrance to Hanscom Field.

For more information on the opening of Palio's Italian Grill in Lexington, please go to the Wicked Local/Lexington Minuteman link below. Also, thanks to Dan Andelman of the Phantom Gourmet for bringing this to our attention via Twitter.

Max Stein's to retool as an Italian eatery

Thai Restaurant Week, April 13-19, 2009

Boston's Restaurant Week may be in the past, but another restaurant week begins today. Thai Restaurant Week, which is being held to celebrate the Thai New Year, goes from Monday, April 13, to Sunday, April 19, with participating restaurants featuring discounts, special menus, entertainment, and contests.

Some of the 29 dining spots that are participating in Thai Restaurant Week include Chili Duck in Boston, Thai Hut in Somerville, Dok Bua in Brookline, Tom Can Cook in Waltham, and Lime Leaf in South Weymouth.

For a full list of restaurants participating in Thai Restaurant Week, please go to the link below:

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Tory Row Opens in Harvard Square, Cambridge

A new cafe called Tory Row has just opened in the Harvard Square section of Cambridge. As we mentioned a couple of months ago here, Tory Row resides in the Brattle Street spot where the Greenhouse Cafe used to be and looks to be a spot with a mix of European and American touches. It appears that the menu will feature mostly lighter fare such as soups, salads, and sandwiches.

The owner of Tory Row also operates several restaurants in the Boston area, including Miracle of Science near MIT and Audubon Circle near Kenmore Square in Boston.

Thanks to @samanthafiles and @02138now, both on Twitter, for bringing the opening of Tory Row to our attention.

You can find Tory Row at 3 Brattle Street in the heart of Cambridge's Harvard Square (near where Brattle Street, Massachusetts Avenue, and JFK Street all converge).

Friday, April 10, 2009

Blackstone Tavern to Open in Cohasset

A new restaurant is coming to Cohasset. The Blackstone Tavern will be located in the spot on Route 3A where Pacini’s Italian Eatery used to be (Pacini's closed a little more than a year ago). According to Craigslist and other job listing sites, the Blackstone Tavern is currently looking for applicants to apply for positions and also mentions that they will be opening soon.

The Blackstone Tavern will be located next to the Dunkin' Donuts at 156 King Street (Route 3A) in Cohasset, just north of Sohier Street.

Thursday, April 09, 2009

Naked Fish in Lynnfield to Become Lucille's Fine Chicken

The Naked Fish on Route 1 in Lynnfield is now closed and will soon be replaced by a new restaurant called Lucille's Fine Chicken.

The owner of the Naked Fish, a small chain of restaurants in the Boston area, will be running Lucille's as well; according to a job posting on Craigslist, it will be a family-friendly restaurant featuring a fixed-price meal of salad, pasta, roasted chicken, and handcut fries. The posting goes on to state that Lucille's will be open for dinner only Tuesday-Friday, and lunch and dinner on the weekends (they will be closed on Mondays).

Lucille's Fine Chicken looks to be open sometime toward the middle-to-late part of April. The address for Lucille's will be 215 Broadway (Route 1) in Lynnfield, a short distance south of the Route 128/95 intersection.

The remaining Naked Fish restaurants are in Framingham, Billerica, and Waltham.

Wednesday, April 08, 2009

Email Newsletter List

Just wanted to mention that the Boston's Hidden Restaurants site (which we are affiliated with) has a quarterly newsletter that includes updated and featured information on that site, such as new restaurant reviews, specific restaurant lists, questions that readers can answer, and many other features.

If you would like to be on the Boston's Hidden Restaurants email newsletter list, feel free to email us and we will put you on the list.

Tuesday, April 07, 2009

Boston Burger Company in Davis Square Is Now Open

Just wanted to post a quick update: The Boston Burger Company is now open in the Davis Square section of Somerville. It is located in the spot where the Italian restaurant Antonio's used to be, right in the heart of the square (37 Davis Square).

Thanks to the poster from Chowhound for letting us know that the Boston Burger Company is now indeed open...

Latest Review: Alia Ristorante, Winthrop

photo of Alia Ristorante, Winthrop, MAThe latest review on the Boston's Hidden Restaurants Web site is for Alia Ristorante, an Italian and Mediterranean restaurant in Winthrop, MA. Located on Shirley Street about a block from the ocean, Alia Ristorante is a little-known dining spot that seems to known mainly to the locals. The menu includes mostly Italian dishes, but there are also some Moroccan and other Mediterranean entrees. Everything is cooked to order, and the folks who run the restaurant are more than willing to make items that are not on the menu. To read more about Alia Ristorante in Winthrop, please click on the link above.

Monday, April 06, 2009

Coriander Bistro in Sharon Has Closed

One of the highest-rated restaurants in the Boston area has shut its doors. Coriander Bistro, a high-end French restaurant in the center of Sharon that had been in business for about eight years, apparently closed down sometime over the past few weeks.

Coriander Bistro featured seasonal French dishes in a romantic, rustic environment. It earned rave reviews from the Boston Globe, Zagat, the Phantom Gourmet, and Boston Magazine, to name a few.

Thanks to for confirming the closing of Coriander Bistro in Sharon.

Sunday, April 05, 2009

Uncle Pete's Hickory Ribs in Revere is Closed

Uncle Pete's Hickory Ribs, a highly rated barbecue joint in Revere, closed its doors for the last time last night. The closing comes not too long after the passing of its owner.

Uncle Pete's, which was considered by many to be one of the best barbecue joints in the Boston area, originally started out in East Boston in the early 1990s, but eventually moved to Route 60 in Revere near the intersection with Route 1. The restaurant featured a variety of barbecue items, including spare ribs, brisket, pulled pork, bourbon steak, and turkey tips.

It is unknown as to whether Uncle Pete's Hickory Ribs will reopen elsewhere in the future. If we hear anything definitive on this, we will post an update.

Friday, April 03, 2009

A Lighter Fare in Milton Is Now the Marketplace Cafe

A slight change has come to the East Milton restaurant scene. A Lighter Fare, which was a breakfast place and lunch spot on the second floor of the Fruit Center Marketplace on Bassett Street, is now the Marketplace Cafe. The restaurant will be much like A Lighter Fare, but with some minor changes, including breakfast now being served all day and a few new items added to the menu. The Marketplace Cafe will also be accepting credit cards.

The Marketplace Cafe opened for business on April 2.

The address for the Marketplace Cafe is 10 Bassett Street, Milton, MA, 02186. The phone number is (617) 696-0322. Hours: Monday-Saturday, 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM; Sunday, 8:00 AM to 2:00 PM.

Latest Review: Hong Kong Eatery, Boston

photo of Hong Kong Eatery, Boston, MAThe latest review on the Boston's Hidden Restaurants Web site is for a restaurant in the Chinatown neighborhood of Boston called Hong Kong Eatery. A Chinese restaurant on Harrison Avenue with little atmosphere but excellent food, Hong Kong Eatery is a popular spot for takeout, especially with the locals who live in and around the neighborhood. Prices are cheap, and the food leans more toward authentic Chinese cuisine than Americanized food. To read more about Hong Kong Eatery in the Chinatown neighborhood of Boston, please click on the link above.

More Restaurant Openings: Halal Indian Cuisine, Pollo Campero, Ronnarong Thai Tapas Bar

A few more restaurants have just opened in the Boston area. Included are Halal Indian Cuisine, a small restaurant that recently opened on Huntington Avenue in the Brigham Circle neighborhood of Boston; Pollo Campero, a Latin American chicken place in Chelsea that is part of a worldwide chain and the first branch in Massachusetts; and Ronnarong Thai Tapas Bar, a Thai restaurant and tapas spot that moved into the old Great Thai Chef space in the Union Square section of Somerville.

If you have been to any of these restaurants, we'd love to hear about your experiences. Feel free to post a comment here...thanks!

Thursday, April 02, 2009

The Farm Bar and Grille to Open in Essex

A new restaurant called The Farm Bar and Grille will soon be coming to Essex. Located in the spot that was formerly home to JR's Route 22 Restaurant, The Farm Grill will be serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner with a price range of $10 to $30. The opening date should be sometime in the middle of April.

The address for the soon-to-open Farm Bar and Grille is 233 Western Avenue (Route 22) in Essex, about two miles west of the center of town.

For updates on this restaurant, please go to the Farm Bar and Grille's Facebook page at:

Updated List of Restaurants Near Fenway Park

It is hard to believe that the 2009 baseball season is upon us. The Boston Red Sox start the season at home on Monday, April 6 against the Tampa Bay Rays, which means that fans will soon be pouring into the Fenway neighborhood, many of them looking for places to eat before or after the game.

So the burning question is, what restaurants are worth checking out near Fenway Park, and which ones might be a little less crowded than some of the others? Well, we can't guarantee easily getting into all of the places we mention (Uburger, for instance, could be especially tough), but our restaurants near Fenway Park feature within the Boston's Hidden Restaurants site might be a good place to start. And many of the restaurants listed are lesser-known spots that might not have the crowds.

This feature has two sections; one mentions restaurants within walking distance of Fenway, while the other mentions dining spots that are a bit further away, but still mostly within walking distance (or a short T ride). The feature has been updated this year, with a few spots added to the page including a couple of new restaurants.

Best of luck to the 2009 Boston Red Sox, and let's hope that they make it once again to the World Series!

Wednesday, April 01, 2009

C.F. Donovan's Is Almost Ready to Open in Hyde Park

A few months ago, we reported that C.F. Donovan's in the Cleary Square section of Hyde Park was about to open. Well, this time it finally appears that this is indeed the case. After more than two years of stops and starts, this neighborhood dining spot finally looks to be opening shortly.

The address for the new C.F. Donovan's will be 1300 Hyde Park Avenue (about two blocks south of River Street). The original C.F. Donovan's is on Savin Hill Avenue in the Savin Hill neighborhood of Dorchester.