Thursday, April 01, 2021

Update: OAK Long Bar + Kitchen in Boston's Back Bay Reopens After Being Closed for the Winter

[Ed note: This article was updated on April 2 to reflect the fact that the restaurant is open once again.]

A high-end restaurant in the Back Bay that tends to be a particularly popular spot during the holidays has closed for the time being.

According to several sources, OAK Long Bar + Kitchen within the Fairmont Copley Plaza on St. James Avenue has shut down for the winter, with a Facebook post from the place saying that "In response to the pandemic, we made the very difficult decision to temporarily close OAK Long Bar + Kitchen through the winter. We are 'hibernating' with a tentative reopening date of April 1, 2021." The upscale eatery, which replaced The Oak Room eight years ago, is one of many Boston-area spots to go into hibernation as the pandemic continues, though in this case, the hotel will remain open and the restaurant will continue to offer in-room dining service to hotel guests.

The address for OAK Long Bar + Kitchen (and the Fairmont Copley Plaza) is 138 St. James Avenue, Boston, MA, 02116. The website for the hotel can be found at

[April 2, 2021 update: A Facebook post from the place indicates that OAK Long Bar + Kitchen reopened on April 1.]

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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