Updated: Sep 10, 2018
Years ago, East Boston was a refuge for low-income immigrants; now the neighborhood beckons luxury buyers with an increase in the development of higher-end apartment buildings and condos. The newest addition to Eastie’s ever changing skyline is The Eddy, a luxury high-rise on East Boston’s waterfront. “The Eddy has the most incredible, uncompromised views in almost every direction, with sightlines into Charlestown, Chelsea, and the North End, beyond the water,” says Kelly Saito, president and partner at Gerding Edlen, which developed the project. One of the many amenities the Eddy has to offer includes a a nautical-themed, seafood restaurant, The ReelHouse, which opened its doors for the first time on Friday, April 21st.
It was easy to forget about the rain outside the moment you walked into this beautifully constructed restaurant. Taking inspiration from its waterfront location, the ReelHouse utilizes unique nautical decor to compliment the faux olive trees, custom leather booths, and dramatic ceiling treatment with wooden boat ribs.
Under the culinary direction of executive chef Marc Orfaly (Pigalle, The Beehive), The ReelHouse offers an array of ocean inspired dishes including a seafood charcuterie board, crab rolls, and foie gras dumplings. To compliment their dishes, there is an inspired list of delectable, perfectly balanced cocktails like ‘The Reel Mule’, comprised of Kettle One vodka, blueberry ginger, grapefruit bitters, lime and cava or the ‘Skinny Jeans’ made with Tito’s vodka, coconut water, cucumber, mint and agave.
With incredible views of the Boston Harbor and the Boston skyline, their 140 seat outdoor patio, complete with a full bar, will surely be a hit come the summer months and is also available for private parties. The ReelHouse is a member of the Navy Yard Hospitality Group, which also operates Mija Cantina & Tequila Bar in Faneuil Hall and Pier 6 in Charlestown, from which you can enjoy a complementary water taxi ride to The ReelHouse.
The kitchen operates Sunday through Wednesday from 5 to 10 p.m. with the bar open until midnight and Thursday through Saturday from 5 to 11 p.m., with the bar open until 2 a.m. There will also be brunch on Saturdays and Sundays from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.