Friday, April 20, 2012

Mantra in Downtown Boston Is Closing

A French-Indian fusion restaurant in the heart of downtown Boston is going to be closing its doors.

The IndUS Business Journal is reporting that Mantra on Temple Place in Downtown Crossing will be shutting down, though no specific closing date has been given as of yet. The article mentions that the group behind the eatery--One World Cuisine--is "repositioning" their chain of Boston-area restaurants, which includes Kashmir and Mumbai Chopstix in the Back Bay, Mela in the South End, Bukhara in Jamaica Plain, Dosa Factory in Cambridge's Central Square (and soon, Waltham), and Diva Bistro in Somerville's Davis Square, as well as the recently-closed Cafe of India in Cambridge's Harvard Square.

Mantra first opened in 2001, bringing to Downtown Crossing a place to get such dishes as chicken biryani, mutter mushroom masala, cumin-dusted halibut, tuna tartare, duck confit, tandoor-roasted veal chop, and seared diver scallops.

The address for this restaurant is: Mantra, 52 Temple Place, Boston, MA, 02111.