Watch the Oscars with Bostonia Public House & The Ellie Fund

Bostonia Public House is thrilled to announce our participation in The Ellie Fund’s 19th Annual Red Carpet Gala on February 22nd at the Fairmont Copley Plaza. The Gala will include an exclusive, live viewing of the 87th Annual Academy Awards Telecast and will be hosted by Phil Lipof, Jim Lokay, J. C. Monahan and Kelley Tuthill of WCVB-TV Channel 5.

Bostonia Public House’s own Chef Kyle will join forces with other Boston-area chefs to provide a delicious array of food and beverages for the Gala.

The Ellie Fund is a non-profit organization that fights breast cancer by easing its effects on patients and families. They provide critical support services including transportation to medical appointments, childcare, housekeeping, groceries, and nutritious prepared meals free of charge to hundreds of women and family members across Massachusetts each year.

We are honored to be involved with The Ellie Fund and to have this opportunity to support their mission.

Valentine’s Day at Bostonia Public House

Join us at Bostonia Public House on Valentine’s Day for an inventive, five course tasting menu. $55 per person with wine pairings available.

View the full tasting menu.

Call 617.948.9800 for reservations.

A Little Bit About A Lot Of Things – “My Food Adventures…And Some Other Random Stuff”: Bostonia Public House

Bostonia Public House took over the space that was formerly Kitty O’Shea’s (2 floors) and has been open since April – packing the house both at lunch time and after work.

The restaurant has a really great vibe, and the decor is fabulous – from the dark wood to the mustard colored seats to the amazing bar. HGTV’s Taniya Nayak designed the space. The team and I took Mark out to celebrate his upcoming wedding.

We started with the pickle pot ($5) that was lip puckering good. Love the presentation.

Most of the team had the burger, which did look delicious. I had the housemade ricotta dumplings ($22) that came with shrimp, peas, carrots and a crispy prosciutto cracker. A great dish, really nice bright flavors – very summery. With lunch entrees ranging between $16 and $29, the prices are a bit steep for lunch, but the food was delicious and Mark was happy.

They offer 38 wines by the glass (check out how cool that is!) and live music in the evenings. They are open late night, 11:30am – 2am daily.

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JustLuxe – Bostonia Public House Moves Onto State Street With New Farm-to-Table Fare

Bostonia Public House

When Kitty O’Shea’s finally closed its doors on State Street, we were curious to find out what would eventually go into the space. Finally, on April 13, we were able to see the new restaurant filling its space, the Bostonia Public House. The space has been completely renovated and designed by HGTV Host and Food Network Designer Taniya Nayak. The refined yet rustic menu was created by Executive Chef Kyle Ketchum, formerly of The Lark in Michigan and Spiced Pear in Rhode Island.


Located inside the historic Board of Trade Building, adjacent to the Financial District, Faneuil Hall and the Rose Kennedy Greenway, the new restaurant hopes to be a place where people gather for good food and great drinks. Using their Napa Technologies Wine System, which keeps each bottle at the optimal temperature, they also hope it’ll be a place to enjoy a great glass of wine.


The menu focuses on farm-to-table principles with a commitment to sustainability so you will see some classic dishes with a modern twist like the Bostonia Baked Beans presented in a branded ceramic tin can accompanied by toast points; or a Lobster Roll featuring fresh lump lobster meat tossed in house-made sour cream and avocado dressing and topped with bacon fat breadcrumbs.


We recently visited on a Friday night and the first floor bar was filled with an after-work Financial District crowd who gather here to listen to the live piano music. We were seated in a sumptuous booth in the lively bar area and got started with a strong gin martini and delicious margarita. The first floor can get somewhat boisterous, but there is an intimate upstairs bar for a quieter experience.


To get started, we recommend the seasoned and deliciously addicting homemade potato chips with creamy French onion dip and the chicken wings which are extra spicy and crispy (just the way we love them). For dinner, we paired up a bottle of Mount Veeder Cabernet with the 12-ounce juicy rib eye and accompanied by a side of caramelized onion roasted potatoes and French green beans. The crab-crusted cod is one of their signature dishes, a super fresh flaky fish served with a side of carrots.


Be sure to save room for dessert as the Berkshire bourbon glazed sweet potato donuts are worth every last bite. While we were sad to see Kitty O’Shea’s go, we aren’t too upset about this new addition to the neighborhood. Also, during the week, Bostonia Public House hosts live music and entertainment which makes for an even more enjoyable evening.

Notes on Lifestyle – Best New Boston Eater-Bostonia Public House

Best New Boston Eatery: Bostonia Public House


I am one of those people that believes that we stumble upon people and places 
for a reason, at a very specific time, also for a precise reason.
When Susan and I were considering where to find a great brunch, we were not able to settle on a place that encompassed everything we were after 
(I know, but brunch is the most important meal of the weekend.)
While I was showering Susan perused several foodie websites and said the magic words “How about Bostonia Public House?” The name brought to mind all of the wonderful things I heard about 
the place and well, you know my love of anything Boston-centric.



Our fate sealed, we set off with impossibly high hopes and upon entering for the first time I was astounded. The venue, a former dive bar (and that is being generous) was elegantly decorated while still managing to remain relaxed and most welcoming.
Speaking of, we were warmly greeted and ushered to a booth where we both looked around taking in each detail. From the beautifully tufted chairs with a small handle in the back (all the easier for the men to pull out their ladies chairs) to the curious contraption behind the bar that we will later get to.


Settling right into Bloody Mary’s with cheese stuffed olives, we allowed one of the most knowledgable servers we had ever met named Dominic provide recommendations along with a bit of background.
We began with the Sesame Glazed Chicken Wings and while I selected the Lobster Roll (with avocado, yuzu creme and bacon crumbs on a brioche roll), Susan chose the BPH Burger, both with Salt and Pepper fries.
Dominic recommended that I eat half of my lobster roll before digging into my fries, because by that time they would have cooled to the perfect temperature. He happened to be right and each bite was a dream.


Taking a look at the menu, the cuisine was a mix of what I would later learn to be 
“refined rustic” dishes. Comforting, locally inspired and quite creative.


Each dish was artfully arranged, yet not obnoxiously so and our 
moods seemingly lifted with each bite we took and detail gleaned.
The music, a compilation of ragtime covers of contemporary music, we learned was a 
specific Pandora station created and run by one of John Fitzgerald’s (the owner) friends.


The artfully antique decor was done by none other than the Boston based Taniya Nayak, 
a design expert member on both HGTV and The Food Network. 

I noted these curious contraptions behind the bar and learned that what appears to be “wine on tap” was the most innovative manner in which to store bottles of wine. The WineStation.
It’s cooling system stores it at the perfect temperature while the argon gas sealed in the bottle prevents oxidation (meaning the wine tastes exactly the same on day one as it will on day 60.)

Chef’s Table


We were offered a tour by Assistant General Manager Adam and learned of the patio which will be 
opening in about a months time, while also viewing the closed to the public top floor. 


Live music plays Wednesday through Saturday night while guests are looked after by a full staff of security.
It seems Bostonia Public is a sort of modern day meeting place for those seeking an 
artful post-work meal, unique event space or some time out with friends.  
Most definitely the place to bring if you would like to impress your date.
One last bit. It is not often that I rave in such depth about any place, yet in viewing each 
detail of Bostonia Public I was able to see the vision and hope of John Fitzgerald.


His quest to create the ultimate approachable upscale venue has been achieved and yet, 
the last thing he does each night? He reads every single note left by patrons of his creation. 
Bostonia Public is made up of people wholly invested in it from management to the food and beverage specialists. The excitement is palpable as something truly special has been created. 
n.b. I was not compensated for this review nor did I receive a complimentary meal.
These are merely my completely unbiased opinions.

Gayot – Bostonia Public House: Bostonia Public House

Bostonia Public House Restaurant Review

: Bostonia Public House resides in the former Kitty O’Shea’s space on State Street in Faneuil Hall. Located near the Financial District, the renovated spot, designed by HGTV’s Taniya Nayak, features two bars, an open kitchen, exposed beams and a menu that focuses on all things Boston (think Boston baked beans and more). Share a New England cheese plate or a dozen local oysters before digging into a heartier starter of warm crab dip filled with chunks of tender crab meat served with a side of crispy chips. Main events include crab-crusted Massachusetts cod, roasted chicken, Berkshire pork loin, and a juicy 12-ounce rib-eye with caramelized onion roasted potatoes. Chef Kyle Ketchum gets creative with dishes like braised-lamb pasta and house-made ricotta dumplings. The light Bostonia cream pie is made with vanilla custard, chocolate ganache and almond sponge cake. – Bostonia Public House

Located in the historic Board of Trade Building, Bostonia Public House is all about balance –it’s polished yet playful, rustic yet refined; even its location – adjacent to Faneuil Hall and the Rose Kennedy Greenway – bridges the classic and contemporary.

Bostonians on their way home from work in the Financial District or tourists fresh from a visit to the nearby New England Aquarium can get comfortable in the expansive dining room. The venue integrates rustic elements with polished modern accents. Iconic architecture, raw building materials and vintage finishes are juxtaposed and flattered by distinctive lighting, glossy brick treatments and marble flooring. The cognac and coffee tones exude a casual elegance and foster a warm and welcoming atmosphere. The exposed kitchen and long walnut bar deliver an experience that’s both cozy and convivial.

Open seven days a week for lunch, dinner and late night, and for brunch on weekends, Bostonia Public House serves classic New England fare (think: Boston baked beans or lobster rolls) updated with modern twists and sensibilities. A thoughtful selection of wine, beer and cocktails complements the farm-to-table, sustainably-sourced cuisine. With its spacious downstairs bar, intimate upstairs bar, dining room, communal tables, private dining and event spaces, the restaurant strikes just the right balance with a sensible mix of sociability and sophistication

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