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Row 34 will open a fourth branch in Kendall Square this fall

There are other Row 34 branches in Fort Point, Burlington, and Portsmouth, N.H.

Row 34's Warm Buttered Lobster Roll.Morgan Ione Photography

Good restaurant news for a change: Seafood spot Row 34 will open a fourth location this fall at 314 Main St. in Cambridge’s Kendall Square. The oyster bar and restaurant will be open for lunch and dinner, serving fresh fish. There are other Row 34 branches in Fort Point, Burlington, and Portsmouth, N.H.

Jeremy Sewall, chef at Row 34 in Burlington, poses for a portrait in the dining area of the restaurant last year.Erin Clark/Globe Staff

In October, chef-owner Jeremy Sewall released “The Row 34 Cookbook: Stories and Recipes from a Neighborhood Oyster Bar.”

Sewall said 80 percent of seafood was consumed in restaurants pre-pandemic, and that 90 percent of lobsters were consumed in restaurants. “Not many people would comfortably eat cooked seafood at home on a regular basis. They’d grill a steak or chicken. But now people are cooking at home more,” Sewall told the Globe.

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For those who don’t feel like cooking seafood at home, Row 34 is known for creamy lobster rolls, lager-steamed mussels, and a strong beer list. Sewall previously ran Kenmore Square’s much-missed Island Creek Oyster Bar and Brookline’s Lineage.


Kara Baskin can be reached at kara.baskin@globe.com. Follow her @kcbaskin.