Monday, September 19, 2011

Parsons Table in Winchester to Close; Catch to Open in Boston

It looks like an upscale comfort food spot in Winchester will be closing its doors, with the owner reopening the seafood restaurant that used to be in its space somewhere in Boston.

According to Boston Magazine, Parsons Table on Church Street may be shutting down in early November, as the owner has decided to focus on reopening Catch (which used to be in the Parsons Table spot) in Boston. The article also mentions that the owners of Bistro 5 in West Medford are planning to open a new restaurant in the Parsons Table space.

[October 4 update: According to the Winchester Patch, the unofficial last day for Parsons Table in Winchester is Saturday, October 29, with that day being dependent upon the length of time it takes to have the restaurant license transferred (it may stay open a little longer based on this).]

Parsons Table first opened in the winter of 2010, bringing to Winchester Center a place to get such dishes as roasted Wellfleet clams, grilled flatbread, pan-roasted swordfish, hand-cut fettucini, Idaho trout, Niman Ranch pork loin, and chocolate fondue. Before Parsons Table, Catch had been in the spot for about seven years, featuring such items as mussels, crab cakes, salmon, sea bass, scallops, and swordfish.

[September 21 update: According to The Boston Globe, Parsons Table may reopen in a new space somewhere in the Boston area, while the place that Bistro 5 is opening in the Winchester space will tentatively be called "A Tavolo."]

[October 30 update: According to Grub Street Boston, Parsons Table in Winchester will be closing on Saturday, November 12.]

The address for the soon-to-close Parsons Table (and upcoming spot from the Bistro 5 folks) is: Parsons Table, 34 Church Street, Winchester, MA, 01890. The restaurant's website can be found at:

For more on this story, please go to the Boston Magazine link below.

Chris Parsons to Close Parsons Table, Open Catch in Boston

Thanks to ChowderBoston for bringing this to our attention.