Thursday, July 11, 2019

French Quarter Plans to Open in the Salvatore's Space in Downtown Boston

A new restaurant featuring traditional New Orleans dishes may be on its way to downtown Boston, and it plans to move into the space where a location of a group of Italian spots currently resides.

According to a licensing board hearing page within the city's website, a restaurant called French Quarter is seeking the liquor license currently held by Salvatore's on Washington Street along the edge of the Theatre District, with the plan being to open in that space. The parent company listed for French Quarter is the Back Deck, Inc., and a message sent to us indicates that it indeed has a connection to the Back Deck, a dining spot on nearby West Street that is known in part for its charcoal-grilled meats, along with Fajitas & 'Ritas, a Tex-Mex place that is also on West Street. We have been told that French Quarter will focus at least in part on Creole and Cajun cuisine, with a bit more emphasis on the former; more will probably be known about the place by next week, as the hearing is scheduled for Wednesday, July 17.

Locations of Salvatore's can be found in Andover, Lawrence, and Medford in addition to the downtown Boston location.

The address for the proposed French Quarter (and Salvatore's) is 545 Washington Street, Boston, MA, 02111.

[February 24, 2020 update: A press release sent to us indicates that French Quarter soft-opens today, for dinner only, with lunch service expected to begin next week.]

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]