Reopenings: Cisco Brewers Seaport Beer Garden (65 Northern Ave. at Fan Pier Boulevard) is now open, serving beer and wine alongside Oath Pizza, salads, and desserts through mid-October. There’s also a (beer-free) kids’ menu.
Around the corner, Paris Creperie (60 Seaport Blvd. at Fan Pier Boulevard) has rolled out patio seating, open daily from 11 a.m. until 11 p.m. They also offer curbside pickup and delivery.
In Chestnut Hill, Legal Sea Foods at the Street (55 Boylston St.) reopens their fish market on Thursday, June 25, and a patio deck on Saturday, June 27; in the same complex, Aquitaine now offers patio dining from 4 p.m. daily.
Union Oyster House, Boston’s oldest restaurant (41 Union St. at Marsh Lane), continues to endure — they reopen for lunch and dinner, now offering al fresco seating.
In Brighton, Rail Stop Restaurant and Bar (96 Guest St. at Life Street) now offers an expanded patio, plus half-price appetizers from 4 p.m. until 6 p.m. daily. Nearby, The Stockyard (135 Market St. at Vineland Street) is now open weekdays from 3 p.m. and weekends from noon, with a reservation-only patio.
In Cambridge, the Kimpton Marlowe Hotel’s Bambara (25 Edwin H. Land Blvd. at Cambridgside Place) reopens for in-restaurant dining; they also have a patio that’s open from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. each night.
A few blocks away, Lily P’s fried chicken emporium (50 Binney St. at First Street) offers reservations Thursday through Saturday on a 55-seat patio.
Back Bay’s Grand Tour bistro (314 Newbury St. at Hereford Street) opens their patio this week, too, with walk-in tables available and reservations coming soon from noon until 9 p.m. weekdays, and until 10 p.m. on weekends. Chef-owner Michael Serpa hopes to reopen sister establishment Select Oyster Bar (50 Gloucester St. at Boylston Street) in the coming days, too.
In Somerville, Daddy Jones reopens their patio for 90-minute seatings; visit Thursday through Sunday from 4 p.m. until 9 p.m.
Openings: The theme is tacos. In Dedham, Roslindale’s La Taqueria opens a new outpost (320 Washington St. at Harris Street), serving tacos from noon until 8 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.
In Newburyport, Lin’s Little Kitchen (24 Pleasant St. at State Street) opens with an Asian-Mexican fusion menu — get beef jerky, egg rolls, pho, tacos, tapioca dumplings, and more from 11 a.m. until 9 p.m. daily.
In Melrose, Tenóch owner Alvaro Sandoval announces plans for a new outpost of his torta-and-taco parlor to open later this summer (517 Main St. at Upham Street); there are other Tenóchs in the North End, Medford, and Somerville.
Finally, Tasty Burger welcomes a new Downtown Crossing branch (48 Winter St. at Tremont Street), open daily from 11 a.m. until 9 p.m.
Closings: High-profile restaurants continue to shutter due to the impacts of COVID: Harvard Square’s Parsnip; Arlington’s Tango; Cambridge’s Wit’s End; Brookline’s O’Leary’s; and Somerville’s Bergamot each announced closures this week.