5/18/2012 02:18:00 PM

Sip Wine Bar to Replace Bina Osteria

Bina Osteria has closed and will reopen next month as Sip Wine Bar & Kitchen.
Bina Osteria, a fine dining Italian in Downtown Crossing, shuttered last Saturday, making way for a new concept in its place. Sip Wine Bar & Kitchen, owned and operated by Legendary Restaurant Group, is slated to open in the same location at the end of June according to co-owner Brad Dalbeck.


“We want to make it more approachable,” says Dalbeck, talking about the interior that is mostly marble and features sleek lines. The plan is to soften the space with new persimmon-color bar stools, Mediterranean blue paint, wood accents and natural tiles. An outdoor patio will seat 75.

 The menu, created by co-owner Chris Damian, will also be on the casual side - think American fare (pan-seared scallops, grass-fed burger) with a focus on small plates to go with the wine-bar concept. Menu items will span from $8-$12 for apps and small plates, and $12-$22 for entrees. Sushi may enter the mix.

Wine will be poured four different ways: a “sip” (two ounces); half glass (five-six ounces); full glass (10 ounces); and by the bottle. “It really covers all the bases,” says Dalbeck. A selection of nine wines under $9 will be offered daily. Cocktails, such as multi-flavored bellinis, will also be featured.

Avery Provision Co. will take the place of Bina Alimentari in the adjacent space. Avery will provide staple groceries like milk, OJ and eggs for the growing residential population in the area, as well as take out meals like chicken parm, and fresh salads, soups and sandwiches for grab-and-go meals. A communal table will be a place to hang out, eat lunch on the go or gather for wine and cheese tastings.

Legendary Restaurant Group own and operate Max & Dylans Kitchen and Bar, Scollay Square, Andiamo, Papagayo, and Tavern on the Water. This is their seventh store. The group is slated to open another Max and Dylans in the Bedford area soon, and is working on another concept Dalbeck was not ready to disclose.

581 Washington St.

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