Saturday, June 21, 2008

Update/News: New Restaurant Coming to Lower Mills

The Dorchester Reporter has reported that two brothers originally from Ireland have purchased Donovan's Village Tavern and Restaurant and are going to convert it into "The Ledge" restaurant and bar, which will serve "standard American food, such as burgers, fish and chips and chicken, for a lunch and dinner crowd". The brothers are planning a major renovation of the establishment. Currently there are two separate entrances and rooms, one for the bar and one for the restaurant. The renovations will include making the restaurant and bar one room with one entrance, creating an outdoor patio with a seasonal bar, and bringing in a new chef. Stay tuned for updates on this...

7 comments:

William Shoucair said...

How can I get on your list of Dorchester blogs/website? I'm the music director of the brand new Dorchester Symphony Orchestra.
www.dorchestersymphony.org
dorsymphony@yahoo.com

Chris & Erin said...

It is added! And if the orchestra is performing anywhere in south Dorchester (Lower Dot) let us know.

St. Mark's Area Main Street said...

Please join Mayor Menino and St. Mark's Area Main Street at 10 AM, Saturday, June 28 for the grand opening of the Dot-2-Dot Cafe and Dot Art's Clay Station Sculpture Studio.

We will meet at the Clay Station, 1782 Dorchester Ave, at the corner of Shepton Street, and move on to the Dot-2-Dot at 1739 Dot Ave.

The Clay Station is a ceramics studio providing classes for people of all ages, as well as space for aspiring and professional artists to work. The Clay Station is the only studio of its kind in Dorchester, housing pottery wheels, classroom space and a glazing station, as well as exhibition space for original work made in the studio.

The Dot-2-Dot is Dorchester's newest cafe. Owner Karen Henry-Garrett, a Cordon-Bleu-trained chef and local resident, serves up everything from coffee & pastries to cuisines from around the world, in a menu that changes daily. She also provides catering for office meetings and parties. The Dot-2-Dot features plenty of seating, free wi-fi access, and exhibits of local artwork.

For more information, please call St. Mark's Area Main Street at 617-825-3846.

Dotratt said...

Too bad!

The yuppification of Dorchester claims another relic of the past ....

kokernutz said...

The Ledge open next week. It is right next to my barber (Aidan's) and I got to take a sneak peak at the backyard patio. It looks *awesome*. 16 beers on tap or something redic. I can't wait!!!

Anonymous said...

I ate at Ledge last night during a 'soft' opening. The food is awesome and the patio is fantastic! A great addition to Lower Mills.

Anonymous said...

The Ledge seems to be living up to it's hype. The back garden patio is like an oasis (removed from all the hustle and bustle).

To put it simply: you have a diverse staff; a diverse patron (everything from workboots to business suits and retired to families with small children).

There is something for everyone on the menu. Fish and chip, steaks and the flatbreads seem to be on every other tray out of the kitchen. Nice selection of wines and other beverages and a cohesive crew that don't stop smiling.

Go check it out for yourself. I would recommend patio seating (weather permitted) and just a note, there are even flatscreens out at the patio bar (yes, that's right the patio bar).

Best wishes for continued success!