5 Things You Need to Know About Eventide Fenway

In the mood for some good news? Well trust us, we have some for you: The doors have finally opened to Eventide Fenway! That’s right, the same Eventide as the one in Portland Maine’s Old Port. We could probably stop there, but we’ve got more to share. Read on for five of the best things we learned while getting the inside scoop on Fenway’s newest dining destination. AND, while you're at it, enter your email into thefenway.com for a chance to win a $50.00 gift card to Eventide here, and be one of the first to try this new hot spot! 

1. Eventide Fenway appreciates our need for speed.

Here in The Fenway, we’re kind of go-go-go. The good people at Eventide Fenway took that into account, making it different from Portland’s sit-down experience. They’re calling it “extended counter service.” The inspiration? Walk-up windows at the kind of seafood shacks you’d run into all up the New England coast. Just step right up to order and pay, and then grab a table if you’d like. They’ll text you when your order is ready. If you choose to sit and mid-meal discover you could really go for a dozen more oysters or another round of drinks, Eventide’s on it. A roving staff member keeps tabs on the tables for any of those essential add-ons. 

2. The chefs are kind of a big deal.

It probably goes without saying, but at Eventide Fenway, you’re in good hands. That’s because chefs and owners Andrew Taylor and Mike Wiley took home the 2017 James Beard Award for “Best Chef: Northeast.” It’s basically THE award for chefs, and yup, they won it. Congratulations to them, and hurray for us! 

3. They’re bringing their famous lobster roll—only making it BIGGER.

You read that correctly. The iconic Eventide Brown Butter Lobster Roll™ is being served, only Fenway’s is bigger than the one you’d find in Portland. You’ll also find their famous oysters, but a smaller sampling, curated specifically for the Boston crowd. Green Curry Lobster Stew? Check! The Green Salad with nori vinaigrette? It’s here too. What we’re trying to say here: you won’t leave hungry. 

4. They put a “Rock” on it.  

In so many ways, from their service model to the menu, the team has done a great job of bringing what we know and love from their Portland restaurant, but at the same time, tweaking it to work here in Boston. This also applies to the interior design elements. For example, if you’ve been to the Eventide in Portland, you’ve noticed one of its signature elements, “The Rock.” It’s a chunk of Maine granite which displays some of Eventide’s famous oysters. Or, you’ve noticed the sumi ink and brush illustrations of oyster shells from Maine-based artist, Aaron Staples. You’ll find both here at Eventide Fenway. And yet, the Boylston Street locale is decidedly more modern and metropolitan. This is Boston after all. 

5. You don’t have to love seafood to love Eventide.

If you’re just not that into seafood, believe it or not, it’s okay. There are plenty of delicious options for every palette out there. If you’re a meat lover, may we suggest the Fried Chicken Sandwich or The Eventide Burger? You also can’t go wrong with their Green Salad or Soybean Falafel. And dessert. Oh yes, there’s dessert. Be sure to save room for something sweet. We’re talking whoopie pies, oatmeal cream pies, and a rotating list of soft serve ice cream. 

 

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