When it comes to branding, it's hard to knock consistency. That said, there comes a time to shake things up: after nearly 20 years and four successful (read: multiple "Best of" neighborhood nods and consistently-packed houses) restaurants, Grafton Group
has opted to think outside-of-the-Harvard-Square-box for their newest restaurant, State Street Provisions
And while we might be biased since their new home at 255 State Street brings them closer to marlo HQ, we're psyched that the agency's oldest client has ventured over the river (no "through the woods" to speak of). Situated on Boston's bustling Long Wharf, the restaurant is all warm woods and cozy banquettes that make it perfect for whiling away a winter's afternoon. Come spring, Greenway views, a wrap-around patio and nearby harbor island ferries will make it an easy go-to.
As Grafton Group fans have come to expect, the menu touts some serious food and drink that gives a nod to the past while still remaining au courant. (Read: Yep, there is a tea-spiked cocktail that pays homage to a certain tax-inspired shindig that went down on nearby Griffin's Wharf. No, your server will not be playing a fife.)
Consider the flavorful fare, healthy list of creative cocktails, amaro on tap and dollar-oysters offered nightly after 11 PM, and one thing becomes abundantly clear: Grafton Group's journey may have taken them over the river, but their newest venture is certainly not Grandma's house.