The third restaurant from the Caswell Restaurant Group (Ceia and BRINE in Newburyport), Oak + Rowan is Nancy Battista-Caswell’s first foray into the Boston restaurant scene. Nestled in Boston’s historic Fort Point Channel, Oak + Rowan brings the heart and soul of the Caswell Restaurant Group to Boston diners through small plates and larger-format options that showcase land and sea in a new light.
The menu features composed seafood dishes and hearty options like prime steak, an array of crudos, and an elevated domestic and international caviar program served by sample or by the ounce in classic and nontraditional sets, along with rustic, housemade pastas and a focus on utilizing great, locally-sourced produce.
Oak + Rowan’s beverage program will help support the local community through craft beers and unique finds on the daily-rotating wine list, with a focus on small boutique and small production wineries that stand behind quality and quantity. Guests will also be encouraged to take an active role in the creation of customized cocktails via tableside liquor carts.
For Oak + Rowan, Batista-Caswell worked closely with Sousa Design of Brookline to transform the raw 5,000-square-foot space into a comfortable dining destination, expertly blending modern and historical elements with the use of oak, marble, glass, soft lighting, and the existing exposed brick that blends into the nearly floor-to-ceiling windows.
“The name Oak + Rowan is rooted, both literally and figuratively, in the fact that we are establishing ourselves in a new city,” says Battista-Caswell. “The space, while lofty and open, also maintains a cozy, safe feeling, which conjures up the idea of being in a tree house as a kid. Oak is also a symbol of strength and loyalty, while Rowan is linked to passion – all of which are essential to our Caswell team.”
319 A Street Fort Point
Boston, MA 02210