Tuesday, August 02, 2011

Poe's Tip Tap Room Is Opening in Boston's Beacon Hill

The owner of three Back Bay restaurants is looking to open a new dining spot in Boston's Beacon Hill neighborhood, and the person who will be in charge of the place is a well-known chef in the area.

According to The Boston Globe, Poe's Tip Tap Room is going to be opening on Cambridge Street where Shangri-La restaurant used to be, bringing to the neighborhood a place to get inventive pub-style food. The person behind the proposed eatery also owns the two Parish Cafe restaurants on Mass. Ave. and Boylston Street as well as the Rattlesnake Bar and Grill on Boylston Street. The article mentions that Brian Poe of Poe's Kitchen at the Rattlesnake will be heading up Poe's Tip Tap Room, featuring such items as game tips (elk, yak, alligator, etc.), Maine shrimp and lobster tips in lemon butter, and more. High-end beers and wines will also be offered at the new restaurant, which will have a capacity of 200.

The Beacon Hill Civic Association's Zoning and Licensing Committee still needs to approve Poe's Tip Tap Room (a meeting is scheduled for tomorrow), and a meeting with the Boston Licensing Board will need to happen as well (possibly sometime this month) before the restaurant can open.

[April 12, 2012 update: Poe's Tip Tap Room is one step closer to opening, as the EveryBlock Boston site is showing that the restaurant received a business license over the past few days.]

[May 23, 2012 update: An email from Regan Communications indicates that Poe's Tip Tap Room is planning to open in mid-June. In addition to the foods mentioned above, the new Poe's will feature starters such as cheese and cracklins, grilled asparagus tips, and a grilled baby bok choy salad, with desserts including a peach tip cobbler and a blackberry and white chocolate bread pudding with whiskey caramel.]

[June 12 update: The Chowder blog of Boston Magazine is reporting that Poe's Tip Tap Room plans to open to the public next Monday (June 18).]

[June 18 update: Poe's Tip Tap Room is now officially open.]

The address for this new restaurant in Boston's Beacon Hill neighborhood is: Poe's Tip Tap Room, 138 Cambridge Street, Boston, MA, 02114.

For more information on the opening of Poe's Tip Tap Room, please go to the Boston Globe link below.

New pub-style restaurant coming to Cambridge Street

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