Friday, May 31, 2019

Update: Brewer's Fork Team Plans to Open Dovetail in Navy Yard Bistro Space in Charlestown

Last fall, it was learned that a restaurant that resides in an historic space near the water was losing its home. Now we have learned that a nearby dining and drinking spot may be expanding into the space.

According to a source within the Friends of Boston's Hidden Restaurants Facebook group page, the Charlestown Patriot-Bridge is reporting in its print edition that the people behind Brewer's Fork on Moulton Street are looking to open a new concept at the space on 6th Street where Navy Yard Bistro currently resides. The article mentions that the new place is expected to be an American bistro and that the space would undergo extensive renovations, though this all hinges upon the permitting process as well as the ability to get a liquor license, as the license for Navy Yard Bistro isn't available. If they do get the green light, the new restaurant could be opening early next year.

Navy Yard Bistro, which first opened nearly 15 years ago, is expected to close on August 31; the dining and drinking spot is known in part for its New American fare and wine options along with its outdoor patio that sits along a tree-shaded cobblestone walkway out front. Brewer's Fork opened in early 2015 and is a popular spot for wood-fired pizza and craft beer. [Ed note: Navy Yard Bistro is now closed.]

The address for Navy Yard Bistro (and the proposed new restaurant from the Brewer's Fork team) is 1 6th Street, Charlestown, MA, 02129.

[October 2 update: A licensing board hearing page indicates that the new restaurant from the Brewer's Fork team will tentatively be called Black Owl.]

[November 27, 2020 update: An Instagram page from Brewer's Fork shows that the new restaurant will now be called Dovetail, with the Instagram page for the new spot saying that it will be a neighborhood restaurant that features "wine: craft beer: local, seasonal dishes: adjacent sandwich shop: provisions."]

[Earlier Article]
Navy Yard Bistro in Charlestown Is Losing Its Home

by Marc Hurwitz (Also follow us on Twitter at @hiddenboston)

[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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