Nicholas Frattaroli is opening North Square Oyster this week at 5 North Square in Boston’s North End. This is the second local establishment for Frattaroli, following up on the success of Ward 8 Restaurant & Bar on N. Washington Street.
NEO occupies the corner spot at little Prince Street along the Freedom Trail in North Square, the oldest public square in the country. A cafe-like renovation brings lots of light into the 2-story restaurant with about 100 seats, a small bar downstairs and a larger arrangement upstairs.
Douglas Rodrigues (Liquid Art House, Clio) is the executive chef at North Square Oyster bringing a menu full of lobster rolls, king crab, stuffed rigatoni, seafood stew and rack of striped bass. From Ward 8, Michael Wyatt created the beverage options for the two bar areas.
North Square Oyster is open for lunch and dinner, 11 a.m. to 1 a.m. daily, with a late-night menu from 11 p.m. to 12:30 a.m.