Thursday, August 17, 2017

Craft Table & Bar to Replace Ecco in East Boston

Earlier this summer, we reported that an upscale restaurant and lounge in East Boston had closed for renovations and would remain shuttered for several weeks. Now we have learned that a brand new dining and drinking spot is going into its space.

According to a source, New England Craft Restaurant Concepts is opening Craft Table & Bar in the Porter Street space where Ecco had been until late June, with the new place being a "polished" casual restaurant that features mostly classic and modern American fare along with a variety of beer, wine, and spirits options. The group behind the new spot is also opening a location of Craft Table & Bar in Worcester as well, along with several Brew on the Grid coffee shops in the Greater Boston area.

Ecco, which opened a bit less than 10 years ago, was known in part for its New American dishes and its cocktails.

The address for the upcoming Craft Table & Bar (and now-closed Ecco) is 107 Porter Street, East Boston, MA, 02128. The website for both locations of Craft Table & Bar can be found at

[January 30, 2018 update: Eater Boston states that Craft Table & Bar opens on Friday, February 2.]

[Earlier Articles]
Ecco in East Boston Closed For Renovations; Plans to Reopen in Five Weeks
Brew on the Grid to Open in Cambridge, Lynn, Marlborough, and Salem

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