|Chad Burns at his soon-to-open Farmstead Table in Newton Centre|
“Went from being a line cook at Radius to this,” quips Burns inside the space formerly occupied by India Paradise.
The restaurant’s interior, designed by Urit Chaimovitz, will have cream-colored walls, light-green antique chairs and antique accents. The tables are made from reclaimed barn wood. The 48-seat restaurant includes four seats at the bar and a 10-seat lounge area. An outdoor deck surrounded by lattice work will eventually open to seat 25.
The cuisine is American, a modern take on “countryside New England,” says Burns. Instead of pot roast, think braised short ribs and lamb shank, and classic items like Misty Knoll Farms roast chicken. Apps will be priced $8-$12, and entrees $18-$26.
Farmstead Table will serve lunch and dinner, Tuesday through Sunday.
Burns, a Michigan native, started as a line cook then became a sous-chef at Radius under Michael Schlow. He’s also worked at Aquitaine Chestnut Hill, Great Bay (a now-closed Schlow restaurant) and TPC Boston, and exclusive golf club in Norton that hosts the Deutsche Bank Championship.
Sharon, meanwhile, will be the pastry chef and bookkeeper. She’s worked at World Trade Center Boston, Lenox Hotel and Grill 23.