Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Will Gilson to Open Dining/Drinking Complex at Cambridge Crossing in East Cambridge

In the fall of 2017, it was reported that a new complex in East Cambridge could include multiple restaurants, and now we learned that a group of the dining spots on the way will include those run by a well-known chef and restaurateur.

According to an article from Eater Boston, Will Gilson is planning to open a full-service restaurant, an all-day cafe, and a cocktail bar within a standalone structure at Cambridge Crossing, a new development near where Cambridge, Somerville, and Boston meet and which had formerly been called NorthPoint. The post says that also included will be a rooftop terrace along with an outdoor patio at ground level based on the rendering shown. If all goes as planned, the dining and drinking spot may open in the early part of 2020.

Gilson is behind Puritan & Co., a restaurant in Inman Square that offers New American and regional fare, as well as Cafe Beatrice, a long-term pop-up eatery in Lower Allston that plans to remain in place until later this year. [Ed note: Now closed as it gets ready to move to Cambridge Crossing.]

[March 13, 2020 update: Eater Boston says that the ground-floor dining spot from Will Gilson will be an Italian restaurant called Geppetto while Cafe Beatrice (as mentioned above) will reopen in the complex as well, and the upstairs space and rooftop bar will be called The Lexington, which is also the name of the project itself--and is described as "a hotel with no rooms" by Gilson. (A private dining room will also be on the upper level.) It appears that Geppetto and Cafe Beatrice could be opening around mid-June, with Geppetto opening in July, but check back for more updates on any opening dates as they come in.]

[Earlier Article]
Plans for Cambridge Crossing (Formerly NorthPoint) Include Open-Air Plaza with Restaurants

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]