Tuesday, October 11, 2016

BarLola in Boston's Back Bay Has Closed; Buttermilk & Bourbon to Replace It

Several weeks ago, we reported that a Southern-style restaurant with a well-known local chef and restaurateur behind it was coming to Boston's Back Bay. Now we have learned where it will be located--and which dining spot it is replacing.

The Tables section of The Boston Globe states that BarLola on Commonwealth Avenue has closed, with this being the space that will become home to Jason Santos' Buttermilk & Bourbon. BarLola, which opened in 2005, focused on tapas items such as a mixed olive salad, smoked salmon, manchego cheese and serrano ham with toast, cheese and vegetable puffs, fried calamari, chicken skewers, and bacon-wrapped dates, along with a drink list that included wine, sangria, martinis, and more.

Buttermilk & Bourbon hopes to open in mid-November, bringing to the neighborhood a place that has "the energy of Toro and the food of Hungry Mother" and features such food items as boiled peanut hummus, oyster chowder, house-fried chicken, and barbecue shrimp.

The address for the now-closed BarLola (and upcoming Buttermilk & Bourbon) is 160 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA, 02116.

[December 4 update: The Tables section of The Boston Globe mentions that Buttermilk and Bourbon is now looking to open sometime in January.]

[Earlier Article]
Jason Santos to Open Buttermilk and Bourbon in Boston's Back Bay

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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]