One of the best seafood restaurants in the country is holding a pop-up in Boston

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Roasted oysters at Eventide Oyster Co. in Portland, Maine. –Jonathan Levitt for the Boston Globe

If you can’t wait for nationally renowned seafood restaurant Eventide Oyster Co. to open its Fenway location later in 2017, but also don’t want to trek all the way up to Portland, Maine, you’re in luck.

Eventide’s chefs/co-owners Andrew Taylor and Mike Wiley will be hosting a pop-up at Downtown Crossing wine bar Haley.Henry on Tuesday, April 4.

In an Eventbrite listing for the pop-up, Haley.Henry requested that prospective diners make a reservation for the event and limit their dining time to 90 minutes, because “everyone and their mother will be waiting to snag your seat when you’re done.”


It turns out they were right—initial reservations filled up in less than 24 hours.

However, Haley.Henry owner Haley Fortier said she plans to go through all of the reservations Friday to ensure that there are no double-bookings and that reservation holders are serious about coming, so she encouraged prospective diners to sign up for the waitlist and to monitor the restaurant’s social media for any announcements about openings.

Fortier said the pop-up’s menu was still being finalized, but that diners can expect Wiley and Taylor to do “a riff on [Haley.Henry’s] menu,” which features charcuterie and cheese boards, a raw bar, a full section of tinned fish, and other small plates intended to be paired with wine. Fortier also said that while it wasn’t certain, the duo may try to incorporate Eventide’s famous brown butter lobster roll into the menu.

Eventide has earned national recognition from publications like Eater, Conde Nast Traveler, and Travel + Leisure, and Taylor and Wiley were recently nominated for a James Beard award for the third consecutive year.


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