Thursday, August 02, 2012

Owner of 51 Lincoln in Newton Highlands to Replace Kouzina with Waban Kitchen

The person behind an upscale restaurant in Newton Highlands has bought a Mediterranean dining spot in Waban and will be replacing it with a brand new eatery.

The Newton TAB is reporting that Jeffrey Fournier of 51 Lincoln on Lincoln Street has purchased Kouzina on Beacon Street, with the spot changing into a rustic farm-to-table restaurant called Waban Kitchen. There doesn't appear to be a specific closing date for the 11-year-old Kouzina, though it appears that Waban Kitchen could be open in late October, according to the article.

[September 14 update: The Boston Magazine Chowder blog gives more information on the upcoming Waban Kitchen, with the article mentioning that the 30-seat restaurant will feature New American fare with an emphasis on sustainable food. The dining spot will also have a 14-seat bar, with 30 different beers offered by the bottle.]

[October 31 update: According to the restaurant's website, Waban Kitchen opens tonight.]

Earlier this year we reported that Jeffrey Fournier, who first opened 51 Lincoln in 2006, is involved in the opening of another new restaurant called Liquid Art House, which will open on Arlington Street in Boston. The folks behind Kouzina will continue to operate their other restaurant--Cognac Bistro--on Harvard Street in Brookline.

The address for this new dining spot in Waban is: Waban Kitchen, 1649 Beacon Street, Waban, MA, 02465. Their website can be found at

Thanks to the Boston Business Journal for bringing this to our attention.

[Earlier Article]
Liquid Art House to Open in Boston

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