When Nick and I were about to move to Charlestown, I was excited to have Tavern on the Water in our back yard. However, that dream ended abruptly when the bar closed shortly before moving day. I know it had issues, but the views of Boston's waterfront are some of the best in the city. When I heard that Charles Larner of Mija Cantina decided to buy and gut the place, I couldn't have been happier. After watching the progress all summer, the space was finally transformed at the end of August into the new Pier 6.
|Downstairs outdoor bar and upstairs dining area|
Nick and I went for their soft opening on their first Saturday night. It was the perfect weather to enjoy some outdoor dining. We had to wait about a half hour for a table, so we grabbed some beers and stood out on the outdoor deck, watched the boats in the harbor and the took in the views of Boston. Once our table was ready, we walked back to the elevated outdoor dining room and looked over the menu. Since it was still their soft opening, they limited the menu to only a few items. To begin, we ordered a couple of oysters to share, including some Wellfleets and Island Creeks, which were of course delicious. I think they had about 6 different types on the menu, but our server was more than happy to recommend his favorites.
|Lobster Roll Plate|
|Heirloom Tomato Gratin|
Finally, we met friends at the outdoor bar downstairs, which has been completely rehabbed with a granite bar top that prevents all of that stickiness that occurs from the yummy summer drink offerings. With plenty of tables and chairs around, this is a great place for a group to meet and relax, but the TV's over the bar allow you to follow the games while hanging outside.
Even though I was sad that Tavern closed, it was definitely for the best as Pier 6 offers so much more. I cannot wait to head back soon - even in the winter as the main dining area will remain open!