History

The Concept

Bostonia Public House is an elegant renewal of a classic meeting place that celebrates the history, traditions and people of Boston. The restaurant includes an exposed kitchen serving ‘refined-rustic’ cuisine, bars on two floors (including an impressive 110 ft. walnut bar), event spaces, private rooms with soft seating and quiet spaces for intimate dining.

The food & beverage offerings are intended to be approachable and stylish. Imaginative and locally-inspired menus, diverse wine by the glass offerings, and elegant live entertainment combine to promote a vibrant social scene

The Building

Bostonia is a concept that pays homage to all things Boston including the historical architecture that defines and beautifies our city. We are fortunate to have acquired a space that fits our concept and mission. We are ideally situated in The Board of Trade Building on the corner of State Street and Broad Street in the heart of the Financial District and adjacent to Faneuil Hall.

The building was constructed in 1902 by architects Winslow and Bigelow. At the end of the 19th Century their firm was considered the largest architectural firm in Boston.

The Design

Bostonia Public House, designed by HGTV Host / Food Network Designer Taniya Nayak, is an elegant yet unpretentious addition to the restaurant landscape of downtown Boston. The space thoughtfully integrates rustic elements with modern accents. Iconic architecture, raw building materials, vintage finishes are juxtaposed and flattered by distinctive lighting, glossy brick treatments and marble flooring. The cognac / coffee tones exude a casual stylishness and foster a warm, approachable feel. Nayak says, “The intent was to give reverence to the City’s rich heritage and mingle in contemporary touches crafting a genuinely alluring gathering spot.”

The Experience

Welcoming, Engaging, and Entertaining.

The atmosphere is best described as sociably sophisticated. An ambiance that lends itself to both a polished dining experience and spirited bar environment. An attractive space for discerning urbanites and casual diners alike. A place where friends can socialize after work, anyone can pull up a stool and feel at home, and visitors come to revel in the ‘Boston experience’. Bostonia Public House is open 7 days a week from 11:30am to 2:00am.

Team

Kyle Ketchum
Kyle KetchumExecutive Chef
Cassie Varley
Cassie VarleyGeneral Manager
Norman Carpentier
Norman CarpentierAssistant General Manager
Megan Long
Megan LongManager of Private Events
Joel Howard
Joel HowardSous Chef
Jason Yates
Jason YatesManager

Careers

Front of House

Bostonia Public House is looking for some dynamite servers to round out our team. Bostonia has a lively atmosphere, is consistently rated excellent and has a robust private events program. Must have day, night and weekend availability. Strong knowledge of craft beers, craft cocktails and American wine strongly preferred. Please email your resume to jobs@bostoniapublichouse.com.
Bostonia is looking for hospitality minded hosts! Bostonia has a lively atmosphere, is consistently rated excellent and has a robust private event program. The host is the first contact guests have with our restaurant so we’re looking for sparkling personalities and stellar smiles! You must have day, night and weekend availability. Please email us your resume to jobs@bostoniapublichouse.com.
Bostonia Public House is looking for some dynamite servers to round out our team. Bostonia has a lively atmosphere, is consistently rated excellent and has a robust private events program. Must have day, night and weekend availability. Strong knowledge of craft beers, craft cocktails and American wine strongly preferred. Please email your resume to jobs@bostoniapublichouse.com.

Bostonia Public House is now hiring for the position of Bartender
AM & PM shifts available
Competitive pay based on experience. Dining discounts.

To apply:
Submit via email for consideration, be sure to include:
• Shift availability
• Date available to start
• Pay desired
• Resume
• References

Job Summary
The primary responsibility of the bartender is to be friendly, outgoing and possess good communication skills to provide an outstanding guest experience, displaying integrity, personality, enthusiasm, and great skill in craft.

Essential Job Duties
• Maintain complete knowledge of Bostonia Public House food and beverage preparation, sell alcohol and food items, and ensure quality/standards prior to serving to guests.
• Promptly greet guests within 30 seconds upon arrival. Thank guests and request a return visit as they are leaving.
• Engage with guests in a clear, enthusiastic, and personalized manner, reacting to requests appropriately. Personalize service, learning names, favorite drinks, and special details of guests, establishing a relationship to develop in future visits. Anticipate guest needs, be alert to signals, acknowledge guest signals, and follow half-full rule when offering another drink.
• Suggest, mix, garnish and serve alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks for bar and dining room following standard recipes.
• Check identification to ensure legal age to consume alcoholic beverages; monitor responsible alcohol consumption and offer to call a taxi, involving a manager for interview as needed.
• Efficiently use computer system to enter orders immediately; complete charge payments, accept cash payment/make change.
• Maintain washing of stemware, cleanliness and stocking of work area, and attractive arrangement of bottles and glasses on display to ensure the total cleanliness and smooth operation of the restaurant. Clear and reset bar seating area.
• Display a high level of personal cleanliness/grooming, openness/engagement, flexibility and team-oriented attitude.
Skills, Education and Experience
• High school diploma or equivalent preferred; basic mathematical, computer, reading and writing skills.
• Must be 21 years of age to work in the guest area.
• Minimum two to five years experience in an upscale restaurant/bar environment; proven success in suggestive selling and knowledge of beer, wine, spirits, and standard drink recipes.
• Polished and professional communication in English; ability to use sound judgment and resolve minor issues.
• Excellence in integrity, attention to detail, organization skills, and ability to multitask in a fast-paced environment.
• Ability to work independently and as part of a team and maintain positive working relationships.

Working Conditions:
• Work is performed in the guest area, interacting with customers on a regular basis.
• Shift work hours; regularly includes weekends, holidays and may require overtime.
• Physical Requirements include regularly standing/walking for extended periods of time, lifting objects up to 30 pounds without assistance, and use of computer systems, and frequently bending/reaching/twisting/stooping and grasping/pushing/pulling to operate all necessary equipment.

Back of House

Bostonia cuisine features local, sustainable seafood and produce from artisan vendors throughout New England. It is refined yet rustic with a restaurant atmosphere that is best described as sociably sophisticated.

We are seeking full and part time AM and PM Line Cooks.

Desired Professional Requirements:
* Minimum 2-5 yrs cooking experience in a scratch kitchen.
* Must be able to read, write and speak English clearly.
* Culinary School experience a plus, but not a requirement.
* ServSafe certification a plus, but not a requirement.
* All candidates will be required to perform a working interview.

To Apply:
Please email your resume, along with a simple 1 paragraph cover letter as to why you are the best person for the team, to jobs@bostoniapublichouse.com.

Compensation:
Highly competitive hourly wage based on experience with a performance review after 6 months.

Benefits:
* Uniforms provided.
* Dining Discount.
* Weekly Payroll.

Management

Bostonia Public House is now hiring for the position of Manager.

Competitive pay including salary and performance based quarterly bonus, meals, medical reimbursement, corporate gym access and paid time off.

To apply: Submit via email for consideration, be sure to include: Cover Letter, Resume, References; Pay Desired.

Job Summary

Oversee and coordinate the planning, organizing, training and leadership necessary to achieve stated objectives in sales, costs, employee retention, guest service and satisfaction, food quality, cleanliness and sanitation.

Essential Job Duties:

– Maintains guest satisfaction by monitoring, evaluating, and auditing food, beverage, and service offerings; initiating improvements; building relationships with preferred patrons. Responds to complaints, taking any and all appropriate actions to turn dissatisfied guests into return guests.

– Maintains restaurant’s quality standards in food preparation and service, quantity preparation and portion control, restaurant image, cleanliness, and uniform and appearance standards.

– Enforces safe and sanitary practices for food handling, general cleanliness, and maintenance of kitchen and dining areas; ensures compliance with operational standards, company policies, legal regulations, and ordinances. Ensures safe environment to minimize risk of accidents; completes accident reports promptly in the event of an injury.

– Prepare all required paperwork, including forms, reports and schedules in an organized and timely manner

– Maintains professional and technical knowledge by tracking emerging trends in the restaurant industry; reviewing professional publications; establishing personal networks; benchmarking state-of-the-art practices.

– Be knowledgeable of restaurant policies regarding personnel and administer prompt, fair and consistent corrective action for any and all violations of company policies, rules and procedures.

– Effectively manages the restaurant in the absence of the General Manager and is capable of and willing to support all staff roles according to job specifications, operating procedures, and alcohol service guidelines.

Skills, Education and Experience

– Bachelor degree in hotel/restaurant management is preferred;

– ServSafe certification, TIPS certification, CPR/AED/First Aid Certification will be required within 90 days of employment if not already certified.

– 2-5 years experience in a management role in high-volume, upscale restaurant.

– Polished and professional appearance and communication skills in English.

– Excellence in engagement, attention to detail, organization, initiative and conflict resolution.

Working Conditions:

– Work is performed primarily in the guest area, interacting with guests on a regular basis.

– Work schedule varies; approximately 50-60 hours per week, regularly including weekends & holidays.

– Position requires prolonged standing, bending, stooping, twisting, lifting items up to 50 pounds, and repetitive hand and wrist motion; works with hot, cold, and hazardous equipment as well as operates phones, computers, and other office equipment.

Applicants must be authorized for employment in the United States. This position is not eligible for sponsorship.

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

This company provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws.

To apply submit your professional resume, references and salary requirements to jobs@bostoniapublichouse.com.