Monday, August 10, 2015

Red Heat Tavern Is Opening in Bedford

It looks like the owners of a local chain of upscale restaurants are going to be expanding a new concept of theirs.

According to an article in The Boston Globe, Red Heat Tavern is planning to open a second location in Bedford, joining its original restaurant on Route 129 in Wilmington. The article says that the upcoming dining spot, which is run by the Burtons Grill restaurant group, will open in the Bedford Marketplace shopping center on Great Road (Routes 4/225), which is home to Whole Foods, Luigi's, and other businesses and is currently going through upgrades. Based on the original Red Heat Tavern, expect to see a mix of classic and modern American fare in a casual environment at the new spot, and it is assumed that the Bedford location will have the same Josper by Wood Stone Charcoal Broiler Oven that the original restaurant has, though this has not been confirmed as of yet.

The website for Red Heat Tavern mentions that the new location in Bedford is expected to open sometime in the fall.

[August 13 update: Eater Boston mentions that the new Red Heat Tavern will indeed feature the same charcoal broiler oven that the Wilmington location uses.]

[November 10 update: A Twitter post mentions that Red Heat Tavern opens in Bedford this evening, with the restaurant's website stating that the dining spot will be open for dinner only through November 15, with lunch being added starting November 16.]

The address for the Bedford Marketplace is 150-168 Great Road, Bedford, MA, 01730. The website for Red Heat Tavern can be found at

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