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New oyster house coming to Brookline

BobB Jul 26, 2007 10:12 AM

A piece in today's Brookline Tab says that Takeshima in Coolidge Corner is closing (no loss, it went drastically downhill since a change of ownership last year), to be replaced by a new seafood restaurant called Perpetual Oyster (Rolex puns, anyone?). The new owner will be Gwen Butler, former general manager of Eastern Standard.

In addition to oysters, the menu will include things like smoked salmon johnnycakes, pan-roasted scallops, and corn pudding.

No opening date is fixed yet, but it will be "as soon as possible."

Fingers crossed, this could be good!

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    tamerlanenj Jul 26, 2007 10:18 AM

    That's excellent news. One less sushi restaurant in a very sushi-crowded neighborhood that has been missing a seafood restaurant since the painfully mediocre but only-game-in-town Captain's Wharf closed down.

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    1. re: tamerlanenj
      tatamagouche Jul 26, 2007 11:58 AM

      Isn't Lineage sort of seafood-oriented? That was my impression. Or was it colored by the chef's migration from Great Bay?

      1. re: tatamagouche
        BobB Jul 26, 2007 12:13 PM

        Lineage has a broad menu but they're better with seafood than meats, in my experience.

    2. tatamagouche Jul 26, 2007 10:50 AM

      That's a coup of a scoop, Reporter Bob.

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        Gabatta Jul 26, 2007 10:51 AM

        Prior to Eastern Standard, she was at B&G Oyster. I am sure she has lifted some knowledge from that experience,

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        1. re: Gabatta
          trufflehound Jul 26, 2007 02:59 PM

          Prior to that she
          left the Federalist with 3M of a Swiss businessmans money and a gutted shell at 33 Stanhope St.

        2. kittychow Jul 26, 2007 11:39 AM

          Wow, this is really surprising and interesting news. Any clue who's cooking?

          1. ScubaSteve Jul 26, 2007 11:44 AM

            is Gwen the tall thin red head from ESK? the one that was behind The Full Comp blog.

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              BostonBarGuy Jul 26, 2007 11:46 AM


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                ScubaSteve Jul 26, 2007 11:48 AM

                ahhhhhhh, i was wondering where she was going to re-surface. thx.

            2. hiddenboston Aug 7, 2007 06:40 AM

              So has Takeshima closed yet? Any updates on when Perpetual Oyster will be opening?

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              1. re: hiddenboston
                Allstonian Aug 7, 2007 07:00 AM

                Nope - Takeshima is still open for business. I pass it daily on my way to and from work.

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