Thursday, June 11, 2020

Thistle & Leek Is Replacing Comedor in Newton Centre

An eclectic suburban restaurant that focused on a cuisine that is difficult to find in the Boston area has shut down, and a new dining and drinking spot that was first mentioned earlier this year is taking over the space.

According to a source, Comedor in Newton Centre has closed its doors, with a Facebook post from the Union Street eatery saying that "all good things must come to an end. It was a difficult decision to make, but we have decided to close the restaurant and allow for a talented couple to come into the space and share their vision with you." The new restaurant that the Comedor folks are referring to is Thistle & Leek, a "refined" gastropub with Spanish and Italian influences; the people behind the upcoming spot are Kate and Trevor Smith, who have worked at a number of well-known restaurants over the years, including Coppa, Craigie Street Bistrot, and Toro in the Boston area and Gramercy Tavern and Le Bernardin in New York City.

Comedor first opened in the fall of 2014, offering a variety of Chilean dishes, including both small plates and full meals.

The address for the now-closed Comedor (and new Thistle & Leek) is 105 Union Street, Newton Centre, MA, 02459.

[August 27 update: Eater Boston mentions that Thistle & Leek plans to open next week.]

[September 4 update: According to a source, Thistle & Leek is now open.]

[Earlier Articles]
Thistle & Leek to Open Somewhere in the Boston Area

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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