Good afternoon everyone! I’m currently enjoying my “Sunday” just relaxing at home. Yesterday was my errand day and last evening I went to a party hosted by the new Bostonia Public House restaurant in the Financial District. The restaurant has been opened since April but last night they invited concierge, bloggers and pretty much everyone from the District to check out their new offerings. The restaurant is located at the old location of Kitty O’Shea’s on State Street. They also purchased the neighboring flower shop and hair salon and created an expansive, two-floored dining destination.
The restaurant felt like it could go on forever, yet seemed rather intimate. Of course the setting wasn’t typical since it was a large private gathering. However I can definitely see this space filling up after 5PM during the week. The bar extends the length of the restaurant and there is even a bar on the second level, which is about less than half the size of the downstairs.
For offerings, there was a full bar at our disposal as well as specialty wines and a bloody Mary station. Upon our arrival we were greeted with a glass of Prosecco and as the night progressed I drank a delicious Sauvignon Blanc and my go-to bar drink, a Moscow Mule.
For food, the spread was endless. Along with the charcuterie, cheese, crackers, oysters, and shrimp, they were passing around polenta “tots” (which were delicious!), meatballs and tuna crudo. On the second floor they were showcasing some of their menu items. I sampled the ribs (fall off the bone!) and the farro salad. They were also serving risotto and scallops. And the piece de resistance (which I unfortunately didn’t photograph because I ate it too fast!) were the sweet potato doughnut holes. It was so dense and just the right amount of sweet. Reminded me of the potato donut I had in Maine.
For entertainment there was a live jazz band and a caricature artist. I was busy mingling for the couple of hours that I was there, and I even ran in to my blogger friend, William! (Picture from his Instagram.)
Overall a wonderful evening and I look forward to getting the chance to dine there. The general manager is the former GM of my favorite Irish pub, Mr. Dooley’s, so I’m sure that this establishment will be a hit as well.
Bostonia Public House is located at 131 State Street, Boston.
What’s the most recent, new restaurant you’ve been to?