Cynthia Ruane Takes on Dessert Duty and More Chef News on the East Coast
In Washington, D.C., Cynthia Ruane sweetened things up atEquinox as the new pastry chef. Dirty Habit opened at theHotel Monaco, featuring eclectic shared plates by Kyoo Eom. Balkan restaurant Ambar expanded with a new location in Arlington. Ohio-based Ocean Prime made a splash in D.C.Himitsu is coming soon to the former Crane & Turtle space.MGM Casino National Harbor set a December 8 opening date, featuring restaurants from the likes of José Andrés, Marcus Samuelsson and Michael and Bryan Voltaggio.
In Philadelphia, Benjamin Moore (Lacroix) opened his own seafood-centric restaurant, Wister, in Old City. New York City-based Halal Guys expanded to Philadelphia at King of Prussia.Stockyard Sandwich Co. makes its meaty debut next week.Bar Ferdinand closes for good next week.
In Boston, En Boca brings Mediterranean cuisine to Harvard Square. A former Chelsea firehouse is now a restaurant called Chelsea Station. M&J Teriyaki added a new Japanese option in Fenway. Village Bar & Grillis slated to join the bar scene in Everett. San Francisco-based Blue Bottle Coffee plans Boston and Cambridge expansion. Paul Byrne (James’s Gate) is working on The Gate in Jamaica Plain. The Briar Groupopens their eclectic Glass House in Kendall Square November 1. East End Grille closes in Somerville. Spoke Wine Bar shutters by the end of the year.