Boston’s buzzing over the new Townsman restaurant, er, brasserie, on the Rose Kennedy Greenway, though of course Wellesley-ites wonder if there might be a local angle to this new eatery whose name is the same as our grand old town newspaper.
And indeed, there is a local angle to Townsman, whose owners previously ran the Farmstead restaurant in Providence. Chef/owner Matt Jennings’ bio says he hails from Wellesley and Jamaica Plain. As far as we know, the restaurant is not actually named after the Townsman newspaper. We’ve asked about all this via Townsman’s PR firm and to Jennings himself on Twitter, but I guess they’re pretty busy with the restaurant having opened just a couple of months ago.
One other Wellesley connection: A guy named Jeremy Ogusky appears to make pottery for both Townsman and Wellesley’s Juniper restaurant.
You can read up on Townsman in the Globe, Boston Magazine and BostInno, all of which gush over the restaurant as only foodie reviewers can. Townsman has a strong seafood focus as well as a fun atmosphere divvied up between a bar and a 75-seat dining room.
(Thanks to reader LR for pointing us to this restaurant’s name.)