Yes, those damn Fall Plans vs. Delta Variant memes proved prescient, but that doesn’t mean we’re slowing down our dining habits—patios, masks, vaccines, and safety precautions still abound, after all. Nor does our dining scene show signs of skipping a beat, with a slew of openings slated for this autumn and beyond. In fact, many of our city’s long-delayed restaurant debuts are finally coming to fruition, and many chef-owners claim pandemic-fueled shutdowns have actually helped them refine their visions—which gives us even more reason to treat ourselves to a brand new night on the town.
As for the deets, the offerings are as varied as they come, from a Parisian bistro to a New England izakaya to not one, not two, but three fully stocked food halls. Fine Italian dining is also well represented—and have we mentioned that the Island Creek Oyster team is opening a new restaurant across the