Thursday, December 06, 2012

Strip-T's Chef and Co-Owner Is Opening Ribelle in Brookline

[Ed note: This article was updated on December 10 to reflect a name and address given for the new spot.]

The chef and co-owner of a highly-regarded restaurant just west of Boston is going to be opening a new restaurant, with this one also being west of the city.

Eater Boston is reporting that Tim Maslow of Strip-T's in Watertown is planning to open a dining spot in the Washington Square section of Brookline, with a possible March opening for the place. At this point in time, little information is known about the upcoming 70-seat eatery, including whether it will be a second Strip-T's or a brand new restaurant. As soon as we find out more about it, we will post an update here.

[December 10 update: states that the name of Maslow's new restaurant will be Ribelle, and that it will be located at 1665 Beacon Street, which is where Tamarind Bay currently resides. (Thanks to Eater Boston for bringing this to our attention.)]

[August 7, 2013 update: Eater Boston states that Ribelle soft-opens at 5:30 PM today, with "limited seating, limited hours, limited menus."]

[August 9, 2013 update: The Restaurant Hub blog of The Boston Globe mentions that Ribelle officially opens to the public on Monday (August 12). The post indicates that the restaurant will have a New American menu featuring inventive dishes, with items including rigatoni with octopus, sweetbread milanese, lamb tartare, and coffee cake with cardamom, currants, and hazelnuts, along with craft beers and cocktails.]

Strip-T's first opened on School Street in East Watertown in the 1980s, bringing to the neighborhood a cafe featuring an eclectic mix of American and international dishes. In 2011, Tim Maslow left New York to join his father Paul (the owner of the restaurant) and upgraded the menu, ultimately helping to bring it into the local--and national--spotlight.

The website for Strip-T's can be found at