ReelHouse, the highly anticipated restaurant slated to open April 21, will be ushering its guests in by foot, car, and boat. Located at 6 New Street in East Boston at the base of The Eddy, one of Boston’s newest luxury apartment buildings overlooking the East Boston waterfront, ReelHouse is set to become Boston’s hottest landmark waterfront dining destination.
This marks the third venture from the Navy Yard Hospitality Group, owners of Mija Cantina & Tequila Bar in Faneuil Hall and Pier 6 in Charlestown, which resides directly across from the new ReelHouse. The globally inspired coastal menu will be led by Culinary Director Marc Orfaly with a focus on seafood that is both sophisticated and approachable. Raw bars and traditional clam bakes will be abundant in addition to starters like the ReelHouse Seafood Charcuterie Board, Crab Rolls with uni aioli, wasabi roe and a ginger scallion dipping sauce, Naked Shrimp Toast with curried lobster broth and chestnuts and Kobe Beef and Foie Gras Peking Style Dumplings with Napa cabbage, and ponzu and entrees such as Seared Sea Scallops with brussel sprouts tabbouleh and a caper berry vinaigrette and Blackened Swordfish Tacos with Mexican cabbage rice, beans and pico de gallo. The menu will also feature burgers and steaks meaning there really is something for everyone.
The ReelHouse bar program will feature an extensive wine list, draft and bottled beers, including many local craft brews, and a bevy of traditional seaside cocktails with a ReelHouse twist, including a Mai Tai made with Grand Marnier and house grenadine. Featured cocktails include The Reel Mule with Kettle One Vodka, blueberry ginger, grapefruit bitters, lime and cava and Skinny Jeans with Tito’s Vodka, coconut water, cucumber, mint and agave.
With 5,000 square feet of dining space, ReelHouse was designed by Sousa Design Architects and inspired by the craftsmanship of the classic luxury Riva Yachts, which are known for their beauty and stunning woodwork. Balancing timeless elegance and comfort, ReelHouse stays true to its nautical atmosphere with modern and unique touches that transform guests from land to sea, including an elaborate ceiling treatment of wooden boat ribs, black olive trees and custom tufted booths adorned with captain’s chairs that lookout to picturesque sweeping views of Boston Harbor and the city skyline.
The restaurant will host 141 indoor seats with a communal 12-seat wooden table adorned with Captain’s chairs and a 133 seat oceanfront outdoor patio. Guests can mix and mingle at the two bars, one interior and one exterior, both with 15 seats.
For those looking for a unique experience to explore the harbor, the Navy Yard Hospitality Group will offer a special complimentary water shuttle that will usher guests between the two restaurants beginning in June 2017. Public water taxi service is also available should guests be coming from any other location in the harbor.
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