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News and reviews

  • 12 July, 2023 - Bon Mi Oi, a Vietnamese restaurant with sites in West Roxbury and Foxborough, opened a new place on Lexington Street.
  • 10 June, 2023 - On Patch saw this quote from owners of Green Papaya: "It is with a heavy but graceful heart that we notify you that after 30 wonderful, successful years serving this community, the Green Papaya will be closing its doors on June 25, 2023. We have decided it is time for us to retire and have new adventures in our lives. We are so appreciative and thankful for the friendships we have made and for all who have supported us during these years and through the difficult times of the covid virus. We are thankful for being able to get to know each of you and your families, and also for the care and kindness you have shown each and everyone of us. We do hope that we will continue to cross paths in the days and years that lie ahead."
  • 24 May, 2023 - Crumbl Cookies is planning a grand opening, at 1077 Lexington Street, On June 9 and 10.
  • 24 March, 2023 - Da Vinci Ristorante is now open at 482 Moody Street, former location of Charcoal Guido's. Patch wrote that Shingara Singh, better known as the chef and restaurateur Peppino, is bringing a taste of Italy to Moody Street.
  • 23 March, 2023 - A sign above 456 Moody Street, former home of The Pollo Club says Waku-Waku ramen x sake.
  • 17 March, 2023 - According to a Facebook post by the Waltham Channel, Deep Ellum opened today at 467 Moody Street. I could not find a phone number or website.
  • 8 February, 2023 - Fin's Sushi & Grill is now open at 922 Main Street.
  • 22 January, 2023 - A new bakery-cafe, Mister Monut, opened at 873 Main Street. A job post on Glassdoor called it a "brand new, fast-paced bakery concept" that "will be serving Asian themed desserts."
  • 2 November, 2022 - According to a Facebook post from The Waltham Channel, Deep Ellum, a popular gastropub in Allston that closed several years ago, will take over the space where The Gaff is located at 467 Moody Street. The eatery and bar will offer a full menu with items including burgers, charcuterie boards, a "great Reuben," and a Saturday brunch with breakfast tacos. Co-owner Max Toste said Deep Ellum also plans to offer entertainment, possibly jazz in the afternoon. There is currently no closing date for The Gaff, which first opened in 2009.
  • 28 October 28, 2022 - According to a source, Fin's Sushi and Grill is planning to open in Waltham, with a post on the Bring Retail to Waltham Facebook page indicating that it will take over the space on Main Street that had been home to such dining spots as A Lee 88 Chinese Restaurant, Jiang Nan, Noodle Hut, and Jin's Sichuan House. Once it opens, the new outlet of Fin's will join others in Boston's Beacon Hill, Kenmore Square, and Brighton, and expect it to offer such options as soups, salads, appetizers, sushi, noodle and rice dishes, and various entrees. The address for the upcoming location of Fin's Sushi and Grill is 922 Main Street. The website for all locations of Fin's is at /