Alcove, the much-anticipated restaurant from longtime hospitality pro Tom Schlesinger-Guidelli, is now officially open for business. Located on Lovejoy Wharf, a new development right by North Station and TD Garden (where the West End meets the North End, across the river from where Cambridge meets Charlestown), the spot is an homage to Massachusetts Farm Coast. Elements of copper and steel create an industrial farm vibe while shades of gray and blue are all coastal chic.
Chef Maxime Fanton heads up the kitchen, combining locally-sourced ingredients with his own Mediterranean flourishes while Pastry Chef Alexandra Artinian blends classic French technique with Middle Eastern inspiration for her desserts. The menu features a variety of portion sizes—with sections like Snacks, Shares and Mains—so you can go halvsies or keep your dinner (or your dessert) all to yourself.
Schlesinger-Guidelli came up in the industry, working his way through all the positions at his uncle’s Chris’s iconic restaurants (East Coast Grill, The Blue Room and The Back Eddy) before landing behind the bar at Eastern Standard and then Craigie on Main. So, as you might expect, the beverage program at Alcove is no joke. The wine list focuses on smaller producers and marries the classics with the esoteric. Cocktails are whimsical riffs of traditional drinks. The beer list is all about balance. There’s even a cider program that showcases both old world and new world offerings.
Alcove serves dinner nightly and will likely open for lunch and brunch a little down the line. You can keep an eye on their social (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram) to see what they’re all about or go see for yourself – call 617.248.0050 for a reservation.