Thursday, April 06, 2017

Self-Portrait Is Opening in Former T.W. Food Space in Cambridge This Month

A couple of months ago, we reported that the owners of an upscale French-American restaurant in Cambridge were closing the place down and replacing it with a new dining spot. Now we have learned a bit more about the upcoming eatery.

According to a job post within the Craigslist site, Self-Portrait will be opening in the former T.W. Food space on Walden Street, with the new spot being "an exciting French Bistro that reflects Chef's cooking in Paris with terrific hands on cooking of breads, sauce work, butchery and more." Soon after the closing of T.W. Food, it was announced that the upcoming restaurant might focus on small plates; it is not known if this will still be the case, though the earlier announcement did say that the dishes would be inspired by the global travels of Tim Wiechmann, which apparently remains the case.

In addition to the now-closed T.W. Food and the upcoming Self-Portrait, owners Bronwyn and Tim Wiechmann also operate Bronwyn in Somerville's Union Square and used to run the now-closed Playska in Cambridge's Inman Square.

If all goes as planned, Self-Portrait will open sometime this month, according to its website.

The address for Self-Portrait is 377 Walden Street, Cambridge, MA, 02138; its website can be found at

[April 25 update: Eater Boston states that Self-Portrait opens this Friday (April 28).]

[Earlier Article]
T.W. Food in Cambridge Is Closing; New Concept on the Way

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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]