Thursday, January 05, 2012

Update: West Bridge Is Coming to Cambridge's Kendall Square

[Ed note: This article was updated on January 11 to reflect new information on the restaurant, including a name for the place.]

It looks like another new restaurant is on the way to the Kendall Square section of Cambridge, with this one being a French dining spot.

According to a poster on the Chowhound site, the East Cambridge Planning Team recently had a meeting that included a discussion on a moderate-priced French restaurant proposed for the space at One Kendall Square where a location of the Vermont-based furniture chain Pompanoosuc Mills used to be (Pompanoosuc Mills now resides on Boylston Street in Boston's Back Bay). The Chowhound post indicates that if all goes as planned, it could take about a half year to renovate the space and get the necessary permits and inspections.

[January 11 update: According to Boston Magazine's Chowder blog, the name of the upcoming restaurant will be West Bridge, and people behind the dining spot used to work at Aquitaine Bistro in the South End of Boston. The article mentions that West Bridge will feature French-influenced food, but will also have a mix of modern European cuisine as well as regional New England fare. The restaurant will have a capacity of about 175 (135 inside and 40 outside), and it could be open by this spring.]

[May 7 update: Grub Street Boston is reporting that West Bridge is planning to open next week.]

[May 14 update: UrbanDaddy reports that West Bridge will be opening tomorrow (Tuesday, May 15).]

The address for this new restaurant in Kendall Square is One Kendall Square (Building 300), Cambridge MA, 02139.