Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Tuscan Grill in Waltham Has Closed; Red Bird to Open in Its Space

[Ed note: This article was updated on March 20, 2014 to reflect a name given to the new place.]

An upscale restaurant in Waltham has closed its doors, though it looks like a new dining spot (apparently from the same owners) will be moving into its space.

A Twitter post from @BrandNewWatch indicates that Tuscan Grill on Moody Street is shuttered, with a note out front saying that the Northern Italian eatery is "closed for renovations and an exciting new beginning in 2014." The note also thanks customers for its "22 terrific years."

[March 20, 2014 update: A Twitter post from @DowntownWaltham mentions that the name of the restaurant replacing Tuscan Grill will be "The Red Bird." No other details on the dining spot have been given, so keep checking back for more updates. (Thanks to @BrandNewWatch for bringing this to our attention.)]

[June 26, 2014 update: According to a post within the jobs section of the BostonChefs.com site, Red Bird will be a 70-seat restaurant that offers New American fare, with the place being open for dinner Tuesday through Sunday (weekend brunch and lunch service may also be a possibility). It appears that the dining spot will open sometime in July.]

[July 2, 2014 update: The Boston Globe reports that Red Bird is opening on July 15.]

Tuscan Grill featured such items as wood-grilled calamari, marinated olives, spaghetti vongole, a spit-roasted half chicken, and grilled hanger steak. The rustic dining spot also had an extensive wine list.

The address for the now-closed Tuscan Grill (and new Red Bird) is 361 Moody Street, Waltham, MA, 02453.

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