Monday, February 22, 2021

Blue Salt Restaurant Is Opening in the Former La Tate Mexican Restaurant Space in West Newton

A new dining spot is on its way to the western suburbs of Boston, moving into a space that had been home to a Mexican eatery.

According to a poster within the Friends of Boston's Hidden Restaurants Facebook group page, Blue Salt Restaurant is planning to open in the space in West Newton where La Tate Mexican Restaurant was until closing in 2019. Very little is known about the upcoming Washington Street spot, as its website seems to have placeholder pages in it right now, though the "About Us" section mentions that the restaurant apparently plans to offer "classics like burger and steak" along with "Eastern-European inspired dishes." An earlier licensing meeting agenda page within the city's website says that Igor Burukhin will be the manager, which is apparently the same Igor Burukhin who runs Boston Gourmet Foods/Igor Catering; as soon as we find out more about Blue Salt, we will post an update here.

The address for Blue Salt is 1255 Washington Street, West Newton, MA, 02465. The website for the restaurant is at while the website for Boston Gourmet Foods/Igor Catering is at

[August 26 update: According to a tweet from @deedubya, Blue Salt is now open, with its menu showing such options as borscht, Brazilian seafood stew, baked brie, blintzes, shish kabob, lamb chops, and carbonara.]

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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