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Kingston Bar & Grille: Downtown Boston’s new retreat

 

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Downtown Boston has been in need of a comfortable and chic oasis like Kingston Grille & Bar for a long time. Both an elegant and stylish dining room to bring your clients to for a casual bistro-style cuisine lunch and a modern bar and café area for some after-work appetizers and drinks, Kingston Grille & Bar can’t be put in just one category. It combines the best of American cuisine with Mediterranean delights. The interior, renovated and designed by JFS Design Studio excites the modern eye with a pop of Barroque and vintage decoration.

The menu includes appetizers like loaded nachos, mussels, and fish tacos; soups and salads; sandwiches and create-your-own burgers; and entrees like seafood stew, ribeye, and a Mediterranean-style half-roasted chicken. For libations, there are cocktails, beers on tap, and 25-30 bottled beers. The renovated space can also accommodate live entertainment and events.

Where? 25 Kingston St, Boston, MA 02111

When? Open for both lunch and dinner Monday thru Friday from 11 AM – 9 PM, and open late till 10 PM on Thursday & Friday. Also available Friday, Saturday, and Sunday for Special Events.

Could this be Millennium Tower’s new neighbor?

At a small, unassuming downtown site at the corner of Washington and Bromfield, Midwood Investments and Development has been planning a revised proposal for a new, shiny high-rise. Originally proposed at the trough of the Great Recession’s downward plunge, this development has been on the back-burner. No longer! The city’s recent development boom has added new life to Midwood’s intentions, in addition to 100+ condos and 31 extra floors. One Bromfield is located between Millennium Tower and 45 Province; Two condo buildings who’s views would be impacted by any development on this site greater than 10 stories. There will likely be significant push back from these neighbors during the approval process. Stay tuned for a detailed breakdown of the project specifics.

Yvonne’s: Boston’s new place to be

Downtown Crossing has been waiting… and in perfect timing with the current development boom, Yvonne’s couldn’t have come to light at a more opportune time. One of my favorite spots, Yvonne’s represents what Downtown is and is becoming. Decidedly Boston, a posh urban crowd find themselves enjoying the three distinct but connected spaces within. Being on a side street, off of a pedestrian only walkway, there is no valet and parking isn’t readily available. Yvonne’s a local spot. An urban sanctuary steeped in history. A study in interior design. The lighting reminds me of a collaboration between Tesla X Edison. One day I too will have a bohemian library lounge with red leather Chesterfield couches and tinned ceilings. Yes… one day.

Insider tip: Few know about the Winter Place residences above Yvonne’s. These are some of Boston’s more unique properties – to be featured at a later date.

Where? 2 Winter Pl, Boston, MA 02108 (GPS location and separate entrance through alley at 50 Temple Place)

When? 4:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m., seven days a week.

 


References:

“This is Boston’s most Instagrammable new restaurant. Is it as cool in real life?” Boston.com. Retrieved March 15 2016.

“Yvonne’s is once again the place to be”. Boston Globe. Retrieved March 15 2016.

“Restaurant Review: Yvonne’s in Boston” Boston Magazine. Retrieved March 15 2016.