|Sushi will be part of the offering at Takara in Wellesley.|
Spring is here and summer is around the corner, and with it come a handful of restaurants on tap for Boston and the ‘burbs.
Japanese restaurant Takara in Wellesley is slated to open on June 10, according to owners and husband-and-wife team Jacky Zheng and Susie Choe. Housed in the former Jimmy’s Café space, Takara will have 55 seats, hardwood floors and a sushi bar, and is currently waiting an alcohol license, which was formerly not available to smaller restaurants in Wellesley (151 Linden St.)
Glynn Hospitality Group is slated to open two restaurants over the next two months. The first is Granary Tavern at 170 Milk Street on the Rose Kennedy Greenway, scheduled to debut on June 15. Housed in a 200-year-old Charles Bullfinch building, Granary will seat 180 inside and about 40 on the patio. Steel tables, exposed brick and beams will be part of the interior setting.
The cuisine will be farm-to-table, New England regional, according to Travis Talbot, vice president of business development for Glynn Hospitality. “We know how to sell booze,” says Talbot. “But we’re diving into the culinary side of things.”
Sterling’s, another Glynn arrival, is slated to open at 60 State Street in August. The concept is a 1960’s Mad Men-style tavern with a Julia Child-meets-American cuisine twist. “It’s going to crush everyone,” says Talbot.
Glynn Hospitality Group operates The Black Rose, Dillon’s, Jose McIntyre’s, Brownstone, Hurricane O’Reilly’s, Coogan’s, Clery’s and The Purple Shamrock. News reports indicate the latter restaurant may shutter this fall, thought Glynn sources say the lease is still being negotiated.