Hub Hall debuts at Hub on Causeway with 18 vendors
Coquette opens in the port with seafood tours and gin and tonics
Geppetto to open in Cambridge with homemade pasta and ice cream
And just like that, it’s finally open.
Almost two years after its planned launch date, Hub room at Hub on Causeway opened to the public, debuting on September 13 with nearly all of its 18 food and drink vendors in operation.
The food court, located next to TD Garden and Gare du Nord, has retained almost all of its original range since its inception, swapping New York-based chain Taco Dumbo for local taco spot Naco. Taco. Vendors are a mix of quick casual spots like Juicygreens and Sullivan’s Castle Island, as well as chef-run restaurants like Apizza, a pizzeria specializing in New Haven and Roman-style pizza from chef MIDA Douglass Williams.
In addition to the food vendors, which include Boston mainstays Mike’s Pastry, Monica’s Mercato, and Smoke Shop BBQ, Hub Hall also keeps its guests hydrated with two bars: Now Pouring, which offers wine by the bottle and by the glass; and The Draft by Banners, which shares 24 draft lines with neighboring Banners Kitchen & Tap.
Here is a complete list of the 18 Hub Hall suppliers.
MIDA chef Douglas Williams opened Apizza, a New Haven and Roman-style pizzeria that’s decidedly more casual than his Italian restaurant in the South End (and its Newton branch). Here you’ll find pies topped with Rhode Island clams, braised short ribs, fresh Italian sausage, and marinated artichokes.
Based in Revere, this family owned butcher has been making quality sausages since 1960 and now offers breakfast, lunch and dinner options at the West End Food Hall. Catch a Bianco Mild Italian Sausage with Grilled Peppers and Onions before a game.
Warm up with New England Clam Chowder, NOLA Shrimp Okra and Pho in this newly created concept by Chef Marc Orfaly. Candidate James Beard has previously worked with Navy Yard Hospitality Group (Pier 6, ReelHouse, Mija Cantina); its new hub to soups and salads gives Hub Hall healthy options for lunch and dinner.
Boston’s ubiquitous café, Caffè Nero, fuels Hub Hall diners in need of a quick shot of caffeine with a long list of Italian coffee drinks. Choose from cappuccinos, cortados, flat whites and smoothies, not to mention all the baked goods and sandwiches.
You may already know Cusser’s as a take-out storefront in the Back Bay that eventually expanded to the first floor of brother Mooncusser restaurant. Now he’s growing even more with a seat at Hub Hall, where he serves roast beef sandwiches like The Three-Way, made with homemade barbecue sauce, mayonnaise and cheese; and the 80 Thoreau with house sauce, cheddar cheese and marinated red onions. Clam chowder, fish tacos, and other seafood options are also available.
This growing Greek chain (other locations include Back Bay, Seaport, and Downtown Boston) offers gyros, salads and decadent GreCo fries, as well as its cult loukoumas: Greek-style donuts in a variety of sweet combinations. .
Get your fix of kale smoothie at Juicygreens, a herbal juice bar that Ammy and Michael Lowney first opened at Jamaica Plain in 2018. Their Hub Hall location offers smoothies, salads, juices. cold pressed, toast and bowls, like the Happy Buddha Power Bowl with Romaine Lettuce, Purple Cabbage, Candied Ginger, Avocado and Green Apple.
Chef Chris Parsons opened his fried chicken-focused restaurant, dubbed Lily P’s, in Cambridge in December 2019, and opened a second outpost at Hub Hall. The restaurant, named after his daughter, serves chicken sandwiches, as well as a variety of other poultry options.
North End’s Mike’s Pastry makes its famous pastries even closer to TD garden enthusiasts who may not want to make the quick trip to Hanover Street. The bakery opened its first store in 1946 and maintains its place as one of Boston’s most coveted food stops, where foodie customers can watch their treats being wrapped in Mike’s iconic white boxes with string.
Momosan Ramen is more than just a pre-game take-out option: the ramen restaurant and izakaya come from Masaharu Morimoto of “Iron Chef” fame. In addition to bowls of ramen and Japanese snacks to share, the menu will feature wine, cocktails, beer, and sake.
The North End’s staple, Monica’s Mercato, will soon join the dining room lineup. Owned by the Mendoza family, the shop serves classic Italian sandwiches, including meatballs, parma chicken, and Italian steak tips.
This full-service Mexican restaurant in the Hub Hall makes its own tortillas on site. Order from a selection of tacos, like the fried cod taco with coleslaw or, for something more hearty, a torta – the pepito comes with flank steak, Oaxacan cheese, arugula and marinated jalapenos.
Did you miss your train at Gare du Nord? Expect with a glass of wine at Now Pouring, a Patina Restaurant Group wine bar. The bar offers a rotating list of red, white and sparkling wines, incorporating both Old World and New World bottles that will change with the season.
With a successful location overlooking the water in East Boston and a new Quincy outpost, ReelHouse has extended its footprint to Hub Hall with ReelHouse Oyster Bar. Chef Marc Orfaly presents a seafood-focused menu with an emphasis on a raw sea bass and cold cuts.
Gravy is central to the burgers at Hub Hall, serving bespoke ground beef burgers with buttered brioche buns and a wide selection of homemade sauces. The restaurant was originally founded in Andover with a focus on wings and ribs, but this new outpost is decidedly focused on burgers, offering a ‘Burger of the Month’ special.
Next stop for Andy Husbands’ growing empire: Hub Hall. The famous barbecue restaurant serves pitmaster’s award-winning ribs, wings and pulled pork, along with sandwiches and sides like dry beans, chili and cheese macaroni and Texan toast.
The seasonal opening of Sullivan’s, a seaside cabin in South Boston, marks the onset of spring in Boston, a time when locals line up outside the restaurant to grab a lobster roll, a cheeseburger. and gentle service. This new Sullivan’s is open year round, offering patrons the chance to sample fried seafood near the TD Garden during all four seasons.
Banners Kitchen & Tap launched at The Hub on Causeway with TopGolf and a massive TV, along with a draft list that highlights 60 of New England’s best draft beers. A spin-off, The Draft by Banners, includes 24 of those 60, running regularly as a partial tribute to the draft of players whose talents are on display at neighboring TD Garden.
Hub Hall to Hub on Causeway; 80 Causeway Street, Boston; Monday — Thursday 6 am to 9 pm, Friday 6 am to 10 pm, Saturday 7 am to 10 pm, Sunday 7 am to 8 pm; hubhallboston.com
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