Thursday, August 04, 2011

Bel Lounge Opens in Roslindale

A new Haitian/French-Creole restaurant is now open in Roslindale, moving into the space where another Haitian and Creole dining spot had been, along with a couple of other restaurants over the past few years.

According to The Boston Globe, Bel Lounge had a soft opening this week on Washington Street just north of Roslindale Village. The eatery takes over the spot where Jazz Cafe and Bar had been, and before that, NuVo and Gusto. The article mentions that Bel Lounge will apparently lean more toward French fare than its predecessor, with the executive chef coming from France and working as an executive sous chef at Maison Robert, a French restaurant in downtown Boston that closed in 2004. The chef has also been at the Ocean View Inn in Gloucester over the past several years, and will continue to work there as well as at Bel Lounge.

Some of the dishes offered at Bel Lounge, which will be open daily for lunch and dinner, include seafood croquette, chicken liver pate, and salmon berre blanc, according to the Globe article.

The address for this new restaurant in Roslindale is: Bel Lounge, 4174 Washington Street, Roslindale, MA, 02131. Their Facebook page can be found at

For more information on the opening of Bel Lounge, please go to the Boston Globe link below.

French-Creole restaurant opens in Roslindale