Restaurants

A running list of local restaurants that have reopened for the season

After temporarily closing due to COVID-19, Boston restaurants have started to reemerge.

Pad Gra Pow at Tiger Mama
Tiger Mama reopened on June 16. Barry Chin/Globe Staff

Restaurants are steadily reemerging after temporarily closing this past winter.

Paola Ibarra’s Somerville bar, Barra, first debuted in February 2020, just a few weeks before the shutdown. She and co-owner Yhadira Guzmán temporarily sent Barra into hibernation in early January. They reopened the bar in late February.

“Closing was a financial decision — as was everybody’s — but it was also an exhaustion decision because we’re understaffed,” she said. “So we just wanted to focus on other stuff and regroup.”

That included putting together pantry items like condiments, salsas, and DIY kits to sell through Barra’s website, as well as offering private events. Ibarra said that now that the weather has improved, the patio is open, and they’re offering limiting reservations for seating inside the restaurant.

“The thing that makes us happier, and what we opened for, was the inside service,” she said. “Because it’s the whole experience: the music, the food, everything else. We feel energized because of that. That’s what we love.”

June reopenings:

Here are some of the latest restaurants that have announced June reopenings: 

Highland Kitchen: The Somerville hangout reopened in early June with a limited menu and reduced seating (but bar seating is finally available!). Swing by for a pulled pork sandwich or fish sauce wings.

No Relation: Pint-sized sushi bar No Relation reopened in the South End on June 16, inviting guests to reserve seatings at 6 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. on Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays for the remainder of June. Additional seatings will be added in the coming months.

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The Emory: After going into hibernation in October, Beacon Hill’s The Emory returned on June 3 with seasonal American fare and original cocktails.

The Sevens Ale House: Closed for a full year, the neighborhood pub in Beacon Hill reopened its doors on June 7. Stop by for New Salem cider and a Reuben sandwich.

Tiger Mama: Tiffani Faison’s Southeast Asian restaurant in the Fenway is back after reopening on June 16 with tiki cocktails, coconut chili shrimp, and Singapore street noodles.

West End Johnnie’s: Following in the footsteps of sister restaurant Fenway Johnnie’s, West End Johnnie’s reopened June 11 with DJs on Friday and Saturday nights.

Already open:

These restaurants recently reopened for the season:

A&B Kitchen • Bar – March 24

Atlántico – April 1

Back Deck – April 28

Bar Lyon – April 28

Bar Mezzana – April 1

Barra – Feb. 24

Beantown Pastrami Co. – April 3

Bistro du Midi – March 17

Black Lamb – April 1

Brownstone – April 9

Burro Bar – March 4

Cambridge Brewing Company – Feb. 18

Canary Square – March 25

Casa Caña – May 5

Cask ‘n Flagon – March 19

Catalyst – May 4

Ciao Roma – April 8

City Bar – March 4

Cityside Tavern – Feb. 5

City Winery Boston – April 28

Clerys – May 27

Colette – April 30

Commonwealth – April 28

Coppersmith – March 11

Daddy Jones Bar – March 25

Daedalus – April 7

Dali – April 7

Delux Cafe – March 17

Dorchester Brewing Co. – March 1

Dovetail – April 9

Elm Street Taproom – April 22

Fenway Johnnie’s – April 15

Five Horses Tavern – Early April

Flatbread Company (Somerville) – Feb. 19

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Flora’s Wine Bar – March 17

French Quarter – April 7

Galway House – March 8

Game On! Fenway – March 13

Ghost Pepper – March 22

Grand Tour – April 1

Gray’s Hall – April 30

Guy Fieri’s Tequila Cocina – March 23

Haley.Henry – April 5

Hennessy’s – May 5

Honeycomb Creamery – May 24

Ivory Pearl – March 25

Joe’s Waterfront – April 7

Lamplighter Brewing Co. – May 1

Little Donkey – April 12

Little Dipper – April 3

Lobstah on a Roll (South End) – March 23

Lord Hobo Cambridge – March 26

Mamma Maria – April 8

Miracle of Science Bar + Grill – April 15

Nathálie – April 2

Nico Ristorante – March 25

Night Shift Brewing (Lovejoy Wharf) – May 6

Oak + Rowan – March 10

OAK Long Bar + Kitchen – April 1

Orinoco Kitchen – April 16

Pier 6 – May 1

Rail Stop Restaurant & Bar – April 1

Reign Drink Lab – Feb. 20

Rosebud American Kitchen & Bar – March 31

Row 34 – April 1

Samuel Adams Boston Taproom – March 24

Select Oyster Bar – April 1

Shojo – April 9

Shore Leave – May 1

Silhouette Lounge – March 17

Sligo Pub – Late April

Spoke Wine Bar – May 5

SRV – March 18

State Park – May 18

State Street Provisions – March 25

Sullivan’s Tap – May 29

Summer Shack (Back Bay) – March 25

T&B Wood-Fired – May 6

Tambo 22 – April 1

Terramia Ristorante – Feb. 11

The Gaff – April 2

The Greatest Bar – March 12

The Harp – March 25

The Kenmore – April 21

The Lansdowne Pub – March 13

The Painted Burro – April 1

The Quiet Few – April 1

Time Out Market – May 13

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Tip Tap Room – April 15

Trillium Brewing Co. – April 1

Trina’s Starlite Lounge – March 21

Ward 8 – Feb. 18

Worden Hall – April 12

Still hibernating:

Below is a list of restaurants that announced they were hibernating for the winter and plan to return in the spring.

Abby Lane

Democracy Brewing

Dos Diablos Taco Bar

Jeveli’s Restaurant

Milk Street Cafe – Reopening August 16

MJ O’Connor’s

Orfano

Parlor Sports – Reopening mid-July

The Asgard

The Horse Allston

The Kinsale

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