Lawn on D has turned into a giant open-air restaurant



But the swings will not make an appearance this year.

The new outdoor dining room at The Lawn on D. Massachusetts Convention Center Authority

What does going out to eat now mean? With Phase 2 launching on Monday, that means eating outside on patios, sidewalks, parking lots – and now, on sprawling lawns.

The Lawn on D, the expansive green space next to the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center, will reopen Friday at noon as a large open-air restaurant. While the space previously served as a meeting place where people could gather for live music, lawn games and special events, the lawn is now filled with 180 tables that can seat 700 guests for table service. .

So what’s on the menu? The Lawn on D brought in Rebel Restaurants – a food and beverage group that owns Tony C’s Sports Bar & Grill, Temazcal Tequila Cantina and Jack’s Coal Fired Pizza – to put together a menu featuring American comfort food: burgers, sandwiches grilled chicken, wraps, salads, pizza slices and a strawberry shortcake. A drink menu highlights beer, fortified seltzer, cocktails and wine by the glass, as well as non-alcoholic beverages like soda, lemonade, and iced coffee. You will need to make a reservation for dinner.

Now open seven days a week, The Lawn on D takes steps to comply with mandatory state safety standards, including daily temperature checks for its staff, tables at least six feet apart, digital menus and disposables, tables and chairs disinfected after each visit, and masks worn by all staff. It also asks customers to make reservations in advance, wear masks when not seated at a table, use designated entry and exit locations, and refrain from congregating elsewhere. on the grass.

The new Waterfront District gathering place layout is a far cry from previous iterations of years past. Its popular swings – widely featured on Instagram – won’t be installed this year, and the Lawn doesn’t offer any kind of entertainment, including lawn games, live music, DJs, or TVs.

The lawn on D; 420 D St., Boston; Monday — Wednesday 2 pm to 8 pm, Thursday — Sunday noon to 8 pm;


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