One popular restaurant that truly captured the hearts of the people in Fenway, Boston neighborhood is the Tapestry Shopping and Restaurant. A two-sided restaurant found in 69 Kilmarnock St. of Boston by Chef Meghann Ward along with his co-chef Kevin Walsh. But sadly on August 23rd, the restaurant officially closed and tapestry shopping was no more than stories of their faithful costumers, this is due to the redevelopment project set upon the building they are currently occupying.
The tapestry first opened back in May of 2016, found in the former Church restaurant and music venue space. The tapestry operated across two distinct concepts, a casual pizzeria which brings a bright aura for all its customer, along with a patio most known as Expo Room. The other one was a fireplace-lit lounge that sets up your mood known to be as Club Room. After a major makeover, Expo Room turned into a bar-like room equipped with a dark look and billiards. Wide parking space behind the restaurant lot just by the entrance on Kilmarnock owned by the building owner was also used by some customers most of the time.
But the tapestry was not just popular because of the ambiance and unique design across the whole restaurant. The Neapolitan-style pizza that they serve cannot be toppled by any other, for the tapestry was no ordinary Italian restaurant found in the block. Their menu ranges from brunch items to scallion pancake breakfast sandwiches, one of which is commonly known as “Greek nachos” with its lamb merguez sausage. Another popular item from their menu is the pork rillettes-stuffed fried pickles and fried potatoes plus aji Amarillo aioli.
The Expo Kitchen serves the pizzas along with chicken wings, burgers and beers, and cocktails while you can have a fresh taste of a wide selection of dishes like seared seafood, roasted meats, and ceviche in the Club Room. Expo kitchen serves dinner and drinks as well as cocktails seven nights a week, which means your weekend nights would have never been as dull as before. Another good thing is that they only take reservations for Brunch, dinner is seated on a walk-in basis. For the club room, however, a reservation was strongly recommended as it is as well open for dinner and drinks seven nights a week.
An article from Eater Boston stated that the Tapestry Restaurant along with the buildings around it are being replaced by what looks to be a newly mixed redevelopment that will consist of apartments along with restaurants or commercial spaces. The closing of the well-loved two-section restaurant is a truly saddening event but not to be faint-hearted for Chef Ward announced that they expect a baby in October. So far, the couple announces no future plans on reopening the said restaurant.
A lot of people will surely miss the restaurant, their wood oven pizzas, the truffle fries and the satisfying ambiance this unique and fun place brings but who knows, maybe soon a second Tapestry Restaurant is just waiting to be revealed.