Food & dining

Island Creek Oyster Bar team to open Harvard Square restaurant

Jeremy Sewall (pictured at Lineage) is part of the team behind the as-yet-unnamed restaurant.

Craig F. Walker/Globe Staff/file 2015

Jeremy Sewall (pictured at Lineage) is part of the team behind the as-yet-unnamed restaurant.

Big news in Cambridge: The team behind Island Creek Oyster Bar and Row 34 will open a restaurant in Harvard Square’s Conductor’s Building (2 Bennett St. at Eliot Street) later this year.

The unnamed restaurant — helmed by chef Jeremy Sewall, Skip Bennett, Garrett Harker, and Shore Gregory — is slated for a winter 2016 opening, with design by Bentel & Bentel, the firm responsible for New York landmarks like Gramercy Tavern and Eleven Madison Park.


The team has been busy: The group will continue to collaborate on Row 34 in Boston and Portsmouth, N.H., plus Island Creek Oyster Bar in Boston and, soon, in Burlington.

Restaurateur extraordinaire Harker also runs Kenmore Square’s Eastern Standard and The Hawthorne cocktail bar, as well as Watertown’s newish Branch Line rotisserie.

Kara Baskin can be reached at Follow her on Twitter @kcbaskin.
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