Coquette, 450 Summer Street, Seaport District, Boston
Boston’s Seaport neighborhood is home to some high-profile developments that range from residential to retail to dining establishments. This exclusive harborfront neighborhood does not disappoint with fine dining, party venues, magnificent views of the skyline from the Harborwalk, and new high-rise luxury condominiums. For those living in the neighborhood, there is a new restaurant in town that doesn’t march to the same beat as others in the area.
Meet Coquette. Coquette is a restaurant inspired by the southwestern parts of France and the Basque country and is being made available by an area hospitality powerhouse – COJE (Chris Jamison). Coquette will be joining the line of restaurants brought to Boston by COJE, including Lolita, Mariel, Yvonnes, and Ruka.
The interior of Coquette doesn’t disappoint, featuring street art and murals that recreate Alphonse Mucha’s The Seasons. There is a 32-seat bar that opens up into the café style dining room, where guests get a glimpse of the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center, and sparkling red chandeliers hang overhead in the main dining area.
Jamison is quoted on Boston.com, stating, “What we tried to do here was create our version of what a brasserie would feel like on the coast of France or the Basque region of Spain. I think it’s easy to end up putting a space together that feels very serious, very formal, but we always want it to be a little bit louder, a little bit more fun, a little bit more colorful.”
COJE’s culinary director Tom Berry has created an equally enticing menu for the establishment. The menu offers raw bar dishes such as “beach dip,” a selection of surf clam, capers, herbs de Provence, and Neufchatel cheese served with waffle chips; shellfish towers; colossal shrimp cocktail; and other tasty appetizers sure to appeal to the masses.
Coquette was no exception in tradition with the hospitality powerhouse’s signature shareable feasts, offering baked lobster and other savory dishes that compliment the establishment and the geography. Coquette’s pastry chef, Mai Nguyen, brings the menu full circle by offering decadent dessert options, including phyllo dough filled with almond cream, green apples, and Armagnac; tres leches-style vanilla sponge cake; and rum baba beignets.
You can find Coquette at 450 Summer St. in Boston – open daily from 4 p.m. to 2 a.m. Lunch and brunch are soon to be offered, and reservations are greatly encouraged at this time. If you are interested in finding a condo or new residence in the Seaport District, contact Elevated for available listings today.