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Somaek restaurant

Categories: Pubs & Nightspots / Fine Dining


  • Mondays-Thursdays 5-10 pm
  • Fridays-Saturdays 5-10:30 pm
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Somaek pays homage to the cuisine chef/co-owner Jamie Bissonnette fell in love with while cooking with his mother-in-law, Soon Han—so much so that she is officially titled as the restaurant’s consulting chef. The menu, written in both Korean and English, celebrates traditional dishes and a robust banchan menu that includes, but is not limited to, four different kimchi, seasoned cucumbers, and stewed potato. Not to be missed is co-owner Andy Cartin’s convivial cocktail menu, featuring flavor-forward, low-ABV libations, and, of course, the eponymous Somaek, a popular Korean drink made with soju and maekju (beer). Hospitality is at the core of this concept, along with its next-door, sister venue Temple Records.

"These establishments represent who the partners are as individuals and as a collective, and to bring them to life in an area of Boston that already means so much to us is really special.” --co-owner Babak Bina (also owner/operator of the adjacent JM Curley and the Wig Shop Lounge)