March 4, 2024


Michelin-starred chef John Fraser’s new meals corridor The Lineup is now open at Winthrop Heart in Downtown Boston.

Meals from The Lineup, a brand new meals corridor in Boston from Michelin-starred chef John Fraser. Jonathan Wiggs/Globe Workers

Downtown Boston is including one other meals corridor to its ranks: The Lineup, a brand new idea from Michelin-starred chef John Fraser, opens this week at Winthrop Heart (115 Federal St.), providing workplace employees another choice for lunchtime sustenance.

The meals corridor, which is smaller than others within the space like Excessive Avenue Place and Time Out Market, is positioned inside an area at Winthrop Heart often known as “The Connector,” which is billed as an “city front room” in press supplies.

Fraser’s Michelin-starred spots in New York Metropolis, Dovetail and the now-closed Nix, had been geared towards a seated eating expertise. The 5 eating places at The Lineup, then again, all goal fast-casual clients who need to elevate their lunch breaks.

Chef John Fraser at The Lineup food hall in Boston.
Chef John Fraser at The Lineup meals corridor in Boston. – Jonathan Wiggs/Globe Workers

Fraser informed The Boston Globe he can be opening a sit-down restaurant at The Connector within the spring, however proper now he’s “tremendous bullish on employees exhibiting up on the workplace and becoming a member of us for lunch.”

From smash burgers at Large Grin to Mexican road meals at Ariana, The Lineup has one thing for many (if not all) tastes. The lunch spots shall be open weekdays from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., whereas Day Shift, which provides breakfast fare, operates from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Right here’s what you’ll be capable of eat and drink at each restaurant at The Lineup in Boston.

Day Shift, a breakfast spot at The Lineup meals corridor in Boston. – Jonathan Wiggs/Globe Workers

The Day Shift menu has your whole normal breakfast favorites, however peppers in a couple of enjoyable choices like shiitake and goat cheese egg bites, a bacon and alpine cheddar quiche made with roasted leeks, and candy treats like a tropical pineapple rum braided babka.

The lunch menu is extra of the identical, providing standbys like a ham and cheese panini with intriguing combos or elevated components. The cobb salad, for instance, is made with gem lettuce and marble potatoes, and the porchetta sandwich is topped with fennel rosemary aioli.

A burger from Big Grin at The Lineup food hall in Boston.
A burger from Large Grin at The Lineup meals corridor in Boston. – Jonathan Wiggs/Globe Workers

Fraser calls Large Grin a “enjoyable, playful, and nostalgic tackle a burger joint,” and the menu displays that, providing a mixture of burgers (together with a veggie choice), hen sandwiches, sizzling canines, and a Maine lobster roll.

In case you’re feeling adventurous, substitute the crinkle-cut fries for duck fats waffle hash browns (served with chili-cheddar cheese), or seize a miniature pickle martini.

A meat lovers pizza from Gatto Pazzo, a restaurant at The Lineup food hall in Boston.
A meat lovers pizza from Gatto Pazzo, a restaurant at The Lineup meals corridor in Boston. – Jonathan Wiggs/Globe Workers

Gatto Pazzo is all about pizza, providing every little thing from a primary margherita pizza to the titular Gatto Pazzo (Italian for “loopy cat”), a pie made with marinated shrimp, golden vodka sauce, caciocavallo (a cheese from Southern Italy) and scallions.

However the Gatto Pazzo menu provides non-pizza decisions as properly, with antipasti decisions like burratta and stuffed peppers, in addition to sandwiches served on sourdough bread recent from the identical oven that’s cooking up its slices.

Fraser’s (half) Greek roots are on show at Iris Mezze, with build-your-own pita pockets stuffed along with your selection of minted pea falafel, za’atar spiced shrimp, saffron yogurt hen, lamb leg chermoula, greek porchetta, or pomegranate beef brisket.

Because the restaurant’s title suggests, the Iris Mezze menu additionally has loads of snack choices, with plates of hummus, tzatziki, whipped feta, or different spreads served with pita bread, veggies, or pita chips.

For vegetarians, Ariana is the spot to go to at The Lineup, with a menu of Mexi-Cali road meals made with zero meat. As a substitute of carne asada, burritos come full of paprika fried avocado, blackened carrots with hibiscus, or candy potato and chorizo spiced tofu, amongst different choices. You may as well seize vegan tortilla soup, or in the event you’re ordering a bunch, vegetarian nachos served in a pizza field.

“I’m fairly excited by nachos in a field,” Fraser informed the Globe. “These are nachos baked right into a pizza field, which is an efficient approach to make some pals within the workplace.”

The Lineup (115 Federal St., Boston) is open weekdays from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. or 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. for Day Shift.