Monday, June 06, 2022

West Village Tavern Is Opening in the Former 99 Restaurant & Pub Space in West Concord

A new restaurant and bar is on its way to the western suburbs, and it will be moving into a space that had been home to a location of a regional chain.

An email sent to us confirms what a poster within the Friends of Boston's Hidden Restaurants Facebook group page told us, that West Village Tavern is opening in West Concord in the former 99 Restaurant & Pub space on Commonwealth Avenue. The email says that the upcoming dining and drinking spot will be part of the Wellesley Restaurant Group, which runs The Local Kitchen & Drinks in Waltham, Wayland, and Wellesley, along with Casa Loca Cantina in Westwood, and it plans to open sometime in August.

A look at the menu for West Village Tavern indicates that it will offer such items as stuffed clams, eggplant rollatini, French dip, steak tips, BBQ pork ribs, pan-seared haddock, Korean beef bowls, truffled gnocchi, and more.

The address for West Village Tavern in West Concord is 13 Commonwealth Avenue, West Concord, MA 01742.

[December 22 update: According to a source within the restaurant industry, West Village Tavern very quietly opened yesterday.]

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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