Owners Andrew Foster and Steve Bowman quietly opened Fairstead Kitchen in Washington Square over the weekend. Take a spin down Beacon Street (to 1704 Beacon Street, to be precise) to check out the Olmstead-inspired restaurant where chef Scott Osif, longtime chef at the Galley Beach on Nantucket, will be putting up a menu of contemporary American dishes with hints of Middle Eastern and European influence. Plates, divided into categories like snacks and sides, small, and large, are all designed for sharing. The beverage program, under the watchful eye of master of ceremonies Patrick Gaggiano, features a collectively-created and curated drink list of draft cocktails and aperitifs, as well as bottled, small batch carbonated cocktails. There are four taps from local craft brewer Jack’s Abby in addition to an oft-changing selection of cans and bottles and a terroir-driven wine list. Have a peek at the menu below, then call 617.396.8752 to see if they’re running a wait (they don’t take reservations yet).

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