Thursday, June 13, 2013

Fairsted Kitchen Is Opening in the Former Umami Space in Brookline

It looks like an "Olmsted-inspired" restaurant is on its way to Brookline, moving into the space where an Asian fusion spot had been.

The Brookline TAB is reporting that Fairsted Kitchen is planning to open in the former Umami space on Beacon Street in the Washington Square section of town. The article says that Steve Bowman (Menton, Russell House Tavern), who is behind the proposed eatery along with business partner Andrew Foster, gets the name from the estate of landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted, which is on Warren Street near the Brookline Reservoir. It appears that the cuisine at Fairsted Kitchen will be "classic Americana" with North African, Israeli, and Eastern European influences, according to the TAB.

The Brookline Board of Selectmen will look at Bowman's request for a liquor license transfer next week; if all goes well, the article says that Fairsted Kitchen could be open by "next fall."

[June 20 update: A new article in the Brookline TAB states that the Board of Selectmen have approved of a license for Fairsted Kitchen.]

[October 29 update: The Restaurant Hub blog of The Boston Globe mentions that Fairsted Kitchen opens today.]

The address for this new restaurant near Washington Square is: Fairsted Kitchen, 1704 Beacon Street, Brookline, MA, 02445.

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