Time Out Market Boston reopens its doors on Wednesday, July 29th and offers a Time Out Tastecation, the ultimate staycation destination where guests can send their taste buds on a culinary voyage. With more than 23,000 square feet indoors and a newly-expanded patio of 6,000 square feet, Time Out Market Boston now sprawls across 29,000 square feet. The Time Out Market team, along with the help of Samuels & Associates and Boston’s top chefs and restaurateurs, welcomes guests back to 401 Park to taste exceptional dishes and beverages from local favorites and indulge in Boston’s inimitable and iconic culture — all while having immense dining space and an expanded outdoor patio to lounge in the summer sun.
“Time Out Market Boston has 23,000 square feet of indoor space, as well as the recent expansion of our outdoor space now totaling more than 29,000 square feet, which allows our guests to social distance without losing the fun atmosphere that makes dining at Time Out Market so special,” says Time Out Market CEO Didier Souillat. “Throughout the Market, social distancing partitions are inscribed with quotes from a diverse group of cultural thought leaders of Boston's past and present, and our video screens feature local content curated by Time Out editors. Time Out Market Boston continues to bring local culture and exhibit the pulse of the city.”
After pausing operations in March to help contain the spread of COVID-19, Time Out Market Boston continues to prioritize the health and safety of guests, employees, eateries and their teams. In addition to following government regulations and Boston’s protocols, Time Out Market’s intensified safety precautions and new systems implemented provide guests with an enjoyable dining experience featuring:
- Ample space: Time Out Market Boston spans across 29,000 square feet including more than 23,000 square feet of indoor space and a newly-expanded 6,000 square foot outdoor patio — giving guests ample space to social distance whether inside or on the patio at 401 Park
- Air circulation and filtration systems: With high ceilings, the market’s advanced technology air circulation and filtration systems enhance fresh air supply and clean airflow
- Health and safety communication vestibules: Specially created signage at the entrance offers information and sanitizing stations for customers to have a safe and enjoyable experience — sanitizing stations will be available throughout the Market
- Plexiglass partitions: Plexiglass shields at all counters and bars act as a barrier, as well as social distancing partitions on each table to separate dining parties safely
- Contactless ordering: Available on Apple and Android smartphones, the new Time Out Market app allows guests to order and pay without contact. Guests can search ‘Time Out Market’ via the App Store or Google Play to download the app for free. Through the app, guests can track their order progress through email, text and push notifications. On opening day, there will also be the capability to order on a mobile web version through timeout.com/bosmenu.
- Delivery: Menu items from participating eateries are available for delivery via DoorDash
- Extra cleaning crew: A crew identifiable with their yellow shirts consistently sanitizes all surfaces
- Personal Protective Equipment (PPE): All staff uses PPE equipment
- New operating hours: New hours of operation can be found on the Time Out Boston website
- Custom masks created by local Time Out Market Boston team member: Bartender Nicole Brown has been knitting and sewing since elementary school and proudly handmade the CDC compliant masks that Time Out Market Boston front of the house staff wears. Nicole also has her own shop called slboknits, a moniker dedicated to her father’s nickname Slbo, where she takes custom orders and donates a percentage of proceeds to local Covid relief funds.
Time Out Market Boston is delighted to welcome back numerous standouts from its lineup of Boston’s top chefs and restaurateurs who are part of the fabric of the local community. To comply with social distancing, the Market has staggered its kitchen re-openings in waves, allowing guests sufficient room for ordering and dining. The first wave on July 29th includes 10 eateries and 2 full service bars. The locally renowned chefs and concepts returning on reopening day include:
- Multiple James Beard Award winner Chef Jody Adams and her partners Eric Papachristos and Jon Mendez bring Greek Street, a Saloniki spinoff, inspired by the trio’s travels to Greece. Signature Greek Street creations include grilled lamb chops, griddled spanakopita and citrus marinated swordfish souvlaki.
- James Beard Award winning Chef Michael Schlow has two concepts, Monti Roman Pizzeria and his Italian Kitchen, both of which celebrate honest Italian ingredients coupled with Chef’s simple and superb techniques.
- Revolution Health Kitchen makes Time Out Market visitors feel their best with a delicious and organic plant-based menu. Co-Owners Heather and Dominic Costa offer satisfying salads, hearty soups, acai bowls and smoothies.
- anoush'ella serves Eastern Mediterranean cuisine using fresh, authentic ingredients inspired by the Armenian-Lebanese heritage of owners Nina and Raffi Festekjian. The balanced, fresh and complex flavors are healthy and satisfying and showcased in their mezze of hummus, baba-ganoush and walnut harissa, and warm spices of chicken za’atar.
- BISq offers an eclectic mix of bountiful sandwiches and an expanded selection of big and bold new dishes from Chef Alex Saenz.
- Cambridge’s modern-era Mamaleh's Delicatessen serves up its delicious signature sandwiches, satisfying platters and interpretations of deli classics such as pastrami sandwiches, half-sour pickles, and smoked nova lox on their homemade bagels.
- Co-Founder Josh Danoff and the team behind Union Square Donuts use the highest quality ingredients from top to bottom, from glaze to dough, to create flavors that push the boundaries of what is expected with flavors like Sea Salt Bourbon Caramel and Brown Butter Hazelnut Crunch. It is no surprise that Union Square Donuts' cult-like following loves their donuts as much as the team loves making them. As an addition to their offerings, Union Square Donuts now proudly pours the North Shore's Atomic Coffee Roasters specialty coffee and cold brew on weekends. Atomic Coffee Roasters proudly roasts, grinds and cold brews all products themselves and is an ideal complement to Union Square Donuts.
- Gelato & Chill serves up artisanal gelato based on authentic and traditional Italian recipes. Gelato master Vincent Turco creates small batch, handmade gelato using organic and additive free local ingredients in indulgent flavors. Gluten free, vegan friendly treats are also available.
- A fresh addition to the culinary lineup includes the debut of Nu Burger, a new incubator concept between Time Out Market Boston and Chef Nina Festekjian of anoush’ella. Nu Burger introduces burgers with globally inspired flavors and combinations available exclusively at the Market. Chef Nina is now going beyond the exotic flavors of her hometown in Beirut, Lebanon to introduce six burgers that allow Bostonians to experience the way the world eats burgers ($12.50). All Nu Burgers are 100% angus all natural beef that is hormone, antibiotic and steroid free. Served on a brioche bun from acclaimed A&J King Artisan Bakers or on mesclun greens from Little Leaf Farm, the Nu Burger’s signature burgers, add-ons and sides can be viewed here.
The Market’s two bars complement the unique culinary offerings of the Market and showcase a new beverage program for the summer. Guests can enjoy a variety of seasonal craft cocktails made with local spirits and a carefully curated selection of local craft beers. Beverage Director Brittany Dunn has worked with the local team to create a lineup of cocktails inspired by pop music hits of the 90’s such as: Baby Got Back (Barr Hill gin, blueberry, honey, lemon); Give It Away (Thai chili-infused Privateer Silver Reserve rum, Velvet Falernum, coconut cream, Thai basil, lime); No Diggity, No Doubt (Sagamore Spirit Rye whiskey, orgeat, fresh strawberry, lime); and My Own Worst Enemy (Bully Boy vodka, St-Germain, fresh blackberry, peach, lemon, agave, mint). New craft beer selections include: Purrlicious IPA from Springfield’s White Lion Brewing, Clown Shoes Clementine Belgian-style white ale from Mass Bay Brewing Co., Shark Tracker Light Lager from Cisco Brewers in Nantucket, and Goody Two Shoes Kolsch from Exhibit ‘A’ Brewing in Framingham. Also new to the beverage list: Bliss from Pony Shack Cidery in Boxboro and Rooftop Rose dry cider from City Roots. All cocktails, beer and wine are available to go.
Time Out Market Boston is proud to work alongside all Market eateries and their teams, and will welcome back more signature chefs and restaurateurs in subsequent re-opening phases. As the community works hard to safely resume operations, Time Out Market Boston and Time Out Boston continue to support independent local restaurants and businesses through initiatives such as Time Out’s Love Local Campaign.