Wednesday, November 22, 2023

Jason Santos Plans to Open a Restaurant in the Former Oak + Rowan Space in Boston's Fort Point

A well-known local chef and restaurateur is looking to open another dining spot, and this one would take over the space that had previously been home to an upscale Fort Point restaurant.

According to a Twitter/X post from @FortPointer, Jason Santos (Buttermilk & Bourbon, Citrus & Salt, Nash Bar & Stage) gave information on a proposed new restaurant at an FPNA gathering this week, with the dining spot looking to move into the former Oak + Rowan space on A Street. The post indicates that Santos would use the existing furniture, fixtures, and equipment within the space, and there would be no changes to the layout other than the addition of an outdoor patio.

Oak + Rowan closed in the spring of 2022 after being in business for a bit more than five years; owner Nancy Batista-Caswell (and the Caswell Restaurant Group) is also behind Brine in Newburyport.

The address for the proposed restaurant from Jason Santos in Fort Point is 321 A Street, Boston, MA, 02210.

[January 31, 2024 update: A licensing board hearing page within the City of Boston website indicates that Jason Santos is opening Citrus & Salt in the former Oak + Rowan space, while a press release mentions that this will be a move from the Back Bay, not a second location.]

[May 2, 2024 update: The Boston Globe mentions that Citrus & Salt opens on May 4.]

[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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