Wednesday, September 02, 2015

Jamie Bissonnette, Ken Oringer Open Little Donkey in Cambridge's Central Square

It looks like two of the best-known chefs and restaurateurs in the Boston area will be opening a brand new dining spot in Cambridge.

Eater Boston is reporting that Little Donkey is planning to open on Mass. Ave. in Central Square, with a post from indicating that Jamie Bissonnette and Ken Oringer are behind the restaurant. Very little is currently known about the place, other than the fact that it will have a dining area, a bar, and an outdoor patio, and that it will be open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner based on its proposed hours. This would be the fourth restaurant from the pair, with Bissonnette and Oringer also operating Coppa and Toro in Boston's South End and another Toro in New York City.

The Cambridge License Commission will hear more about Little Donkey at a hearing on September 8, with the hearing including a request to transfer the liquor license from Takemura in Harvard Square.

The address for this new dining spot in Central Square is: Little Donkey, 505 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA, 02139.

[September 21 update: The Tables section of The Boston Globe mentions that Little Donkey will offer "globally inspired small plates," with the restaurant opening sometime in the late spring of 2016.]

[October 1 update: An article from Cambridge Day mentions that a few items that could be on the menu at Little Donkey include snail fried rice, ox cheek pierogi, fried clam torta, crab nachos, BBQ lamb sliders, octopus ceviche, clam garlic bread, deviled eggs, fondue with crudite, and a Thai coffee sundae.]

[July 8, 2016 update: Eater Boston states that Little Donkey plans to open July 18.]

[July 15, 2015 update: A Twitter post from Jamie Bissonnette indicates that Little Donkey is still looking at an official opening on Monday (July 18), but it appears that the restaurant is currently going through a soft opening.]

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[A related post from our sister site (Boston's Hidden Restaurants): List of Restaurant Closings and Openings in the Boston Area]

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