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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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  1. 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

      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

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

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

      1. 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

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

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

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

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            1. re: ScubaSteve

              Yes

              1. re: BostonBarGuy

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

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

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              1. re: hiddenboston

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