Fresh to the Boston seafood is scene is Pescador, a coastal grill now located in the heart of Boston’s Kenmore Square. Opened last November, the restaurant is a new concept from award-winning chefs Bruce and Eric Bromberg and Blue Ribbon Restaurants—a New York City-based restaurant and hospitality group.
Inspired by the fresh-caught seafood from New England waters, the restaurant combines the likes of the region with the flavors of international coasts such as Spain and Argentina.
Small plates like corn ribs and octopus and chorizo are popular bites; however, the menu also experiments with modern renditions of ceviche, paella, poke, and pizza. Additionally, the restaurant features an extensive bar program with over 70 Mexican mezcals and tequilas to choose from.
And for large groups, Pescador offers a pre-planned Prix Fixe Menu with five seasonal courses (three appetizers, a main course, and a dessert) for planners to choose from. Each course offers a few options to create a personalized approach to the group dining experience says Liz Luce, private dining and events manager at Pescador, adding that the prefixed menu is another way for large groups to get an all-encompassing Pescador experience.
“One of the things we try to do with groups is stick to a family-style way to dining just because it creates more of an interactive experience with guests and the staff service,” she says. Group spaces are determined by the number of attendees—and the restaurant is home to five flexible spaces: Beacon for 32, Newbury for 56, Ceviche Bar for 18, the Brookline for 60, and the Commonwealth for 24. Or, planners can by out the entire restaurant for up to 200 people.
With a knack for communal eats and good comradery, it is only fitting that the interior design of the restaurant also compliments the rich flavors of the Latin-inspired fare. In addition to the expansive natural light and lush greenery, hues of pink and orange lights illuminate the perimeter of the space and offer a subtle glow that embodies the warm ambience of a tropical sunset on the beach—comparable to the many coasts that the menu draws its inspiration from.
“It is festive and lively,” says Luce. “It puts you right on the gulf and gives that sunset feeling.”