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If your entire concept of Jewish cooking is limited to blintzes, bagels, and Matzo Ball soup, Our Fathers in Allston is the education you didn’t know you needed. Combining a traditional Jewish deli with a full-service, sit-down restaurant and a gin-based cocktail program, the newest installment from the Franklin Restaurant group (Citizen, Tasty Burger, Franklin Cafe) wants to broaden guests’ expectations of what modern Jewish cooking means in a fresh and comfy modern setting.

Our Fathers is really two concepts in one, with both deli and restaurant offering unique and particular experiences. The black-and-white sign over the deli counter is deceptively simple, featuring breakfast options and classic soups and sandwiches for take-out ordering along with hot and cold coffee-to-go. There are bagels-by-the-dozen, homemade breads, and custom cream cheeses to take home. But head to the restaurant side and you’ll be treated to a global tour through the world of Jewish flavors, from traditional Ashkenazi deli fare to spicy, Spanish-influenced Sephardic Jewish cooking, the middle-eastern essences of Mizrahi Jewish dishes, and the fresh, Mediterranean flair of Israeli cuisine. The restaurant menu features a smattering of small and large plates, with shareable entrees and sides, as well as an all-day deli menu so you can still grab a potato pancake with your dinner.

The deli/restaurant split is reflected in the beverage selection too, with the deli side offering a range of soda fountain options, from egg creams to floats to house-made shrubs and a wide range of handcrafted sodas. The 20-seat bar is all about gin, with nearly 100 offerings from around the globe featured in over 30 cocktails, G&T tastings, and an extensive martini menu.

Our Fathers has two entrances. One brings you into the no-frills, subway-tiled deli section where you can order, grab, and go without a fuss. The other opens into a bright, casual midcentury-modern space where a record player spins whatever album fits the day’s mood. The space is colorful and fun, with an attention-grabbing vibrant green accent wall and a lime green terrazza bar top flooded with light from floor-to-ceiling windows and offset by warm woods and leather booths.

Our Fathers offers catering for special events, meetings, or prepared dinner for in-store pickup. The dining room can accommodate 72 guests, and a Chef’s Table is available (with advanced notice) for groups of 4 to 6. 

Our Fathers
197 North Harvard Street
Allston, MA 02134


take out shop 10:30am-6:00pm
restaurant 11:00am-11:00pm
take out shop 10:30am-6:00pm
restaurant 11:00am-11:00pm
take out shop 10:30am-6:00pm
restaurant 11:00am-11:00pm
take out shop 10:30am-6:00pm
restaurant 11:00am-11:00pm
take out shop 10:30am-6:00pm
restaurant 11:00am-1:00am
take out shop 10:30am-6:00pm
restaurant 10:30am-1:00am
take out shop 10:30am-6:00pm
restaurant 10:30am-10:00pm

Reservation Policy



Nearby Garage
Validated garage parking under the Continuum building (entrance on Ivy Lane).

Tell the Taxi

Continuum in Lower Allston

Cross Streets

North Harvard Street

Handicap Accessibility


Payments Accepted