Wednesday, August 08, 2012

Trata in Cambridge's Harvard Square to Become The Boathouse

A restaurant and bar in the Harvard Square section of Cambridge that featured pizza, sandwiches, and a mix of traditional American and New American dishes is going to morph into a new spot, and the name of the new place may sound familiar to some.

A License Committee General Hearing page on the City of Cambridge website indicates that Trata Kitchen & Bar on Mount Auburn Street is applying for a change of manager (from Meghan Hopkins to Laurence Hopkins) and a change of business name to The Boathouse. It is not yet known what kinds of changes may be coming to the new spot, whose name was also used for a popular bar that used to be located on nearby JFK Street (where the Venezuelan restaurant Orinoco is now) in the mid-1990s.

[October 2 update: The Harvard Crimson reports that the owners of Trata have officially opened The Boathouse, with the place having a "more casual and laid-back pub atmosphere" than Trata. The new dining and drinking spot features Irish pub-style food as well as American dishes, according to the article. (Thanks to Grub Street Boston for bringing this to our attention.)]

Trata first opened in the summer of 2008, with the folks behind Daedalus (an upscale eatery that resides in the same block) running the place.

The address for Trata (and the Boathouse) is 49 Mount Auburn Street, Cambridge, MA, 02138.