The winter of 2016 was a busy one for new restaurants opening in Brookline and surrounding communities. In February, Waxy O’Connor’s opened at 1032 Beacon Street. This is the eighth location for Waxy’s, which calls itself the "modern Irish bar." Boasting fresh food and crafted cocktails, Waxy’s offers a fun and festive atmosphere based on traditional Irish pubs.
Stoked Pizza is set to open this spring. The pizzeria chain advertises use of a wood-burning stove to create a pizza that is soft and light on the inside with a crisp outer shell. Stoked takes its inspiration from Naples, Italy (largely credited with being the birthplace of pizza). The new Stoked Pizza will open in Brookline's Washington Square neighborhood.
In nearby Cambridge, Monroe Restaurant opened in January in the former space of 'Naga and Moksa' at 450 Massachusetts Avenue in Central Square. This upscale restaurant serves American comfort food in addition to being home to a rather funky nightclub. Some locals may recognize Youssef Boujena, the executive chef at Monroe, from his gig at Sel de la Terre.
Shanti is an Indian cuisine restaurant that also opened in January 2016 in Cambridge. Located at 250 Kendall Street in Kendall Square, the 50-seat Shanti restaurant offers traditional Indian dishes made famous at its others locations in Massachusetts.
WuBurger opened in Cambridge in the fall of 2015. This fast-food restaurant and ice cream parlor is located at 1128 Cambridge Street in Inman Square and already has plans to expand into the space left by East by Northeast. The burgers are made fresh daily with only premium ingredients.
The above are just five of the newest restaurants in the Brookline area. To discover more, go to the Boston Restaurant Opening Guide (link is here!).