Under Construction: Bramhall, Sur Lie

Liquor license approval for two new venues are on the agenda for Monday’s meeting of the City Council:

  • Owner Mike Fraser is opening Bramhall, a 46-seat “old school speakeasy with American comfort food” at 769 Congress Street in the old Bramhall Pub space. Guy Streiburger has been hired as a bar manager. Both Fraser and his wife are longtime employees at Fore Street. A the full draft menu was included in the council info packet (page 38) here’s an excerpt:bramhall_menuFraser tells me they are making good progress on the renovations (see floor plan). According to paperwork filed with the city, they hope to open Bramhall in September. Bramhall, along with Tandem West and the opening of Salvage BBQ and Tawakal Halal last year are starting to develop the post-Longfellow Congress Street commercial life.
  • Sur Lie is also up for review. Chef Emil Rivera has produced a draft menu (page 55) for the tapas-style restaurant under construction at 11-13 Free Street. Here’s an excerpt,surlie_menu
    According to the cover letter, Sur Lie hopes open in late August. Here’s a floor plan of the space.surlie_floorplan

5 comments on “Under Construction: Bramhall, Sur Lie

  1. I don’t know where these menus are going to go for their “Maine Shrimp” items. I don’t think we are going to see a season for those this winter.

  2. ^^ I was thinking the same thing as johnnyd. But it sure is nice to imagine we will. I sure did miss them last year and hope that fishery bounces back strong – and soon!

  3. I seem to remember that the Fishery Council has already said that this will be a closed season as it’ll take at least five years without fishing to rebuild the population to sustainable levels. And I remember the Council saying the mesh size needs to be larger too.

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