Blake’s Bar + Kitchen Now Open In The West End
Boston, MA - Until recently, the West End was a neighborhood which remained all but unforgotten. Unlike the historic charm of the North End or the constantly self aggrandizing whimsy of the South End, the West End was at best an afterthought; and at worst, a reminder that urban renewal projects can (and eventually will) lead to wholesale displacement.
But the past few years have seen a resurgence in the neighborhood once dubbed “The Greatest Neighborhood This Side of Heaven.” Ongoing renovation plans on Causeway Street were initiated in 2016, with goal of an additional 1.5 million square feet of mixed commercial, hospitality and residential space. Eastern Standard’s Tom Schlesinger-Guidelli opened his premier restaurant Alcove at Lovejoy Wharf in October to universally lauded reviews. And now, Boston has yet another addition to its gastropub scene with the addition of Blake’s Kitchen + Bar inside the building that houses the new Indigo Hotel on Friend Street.
Blake’s, which officially had its soft open on January 17th, is owned and operated by Atit Jariwala of Bridgeton who describes the menu as being “thoughtfully prepared, embracing Boston’s culinary history and seaside location. We’re excited about its debut. The menu combines rich flavors and fresh ingredients for a twist on traditional, served up in a crowd-pleasing way. Whether it’s our Clambake with Chorizo and Corn, the quintessential Lobster Roll or our must-have Burger topped with Hot Italian Pickles, our goal is for guests to really get comfortable here, and stay a while.”
While Blake’s is currently open for breakfast and dinner only during its soft trial, finishing touches are being made to the decor which will give Blake’s the atmosphere of a traditional English pub; complete with specialty offerings from Cambridge Brewing Company and “signature cocktails” (such as... Manhattans and Old Fashioneds.) No date has been set for the official grand opening.
Blake’s Kitchen + Bar is located at 276 Friend St in Boston inside the Indigo Hotel. Current hours are Sunday - Thursday from 6:30 am - 10:30 am and 4:30 pm - 10:00 pm, Fridays from 6:30 am - 10:30 am and 4:30 pm - 11:00 pm, and Saturdays from 7:00 am - 11:00 am and 4:30 pm - 11:00 pm. For more information, visit www.blakesboston.com