Owner of Springfield’s BarKaya to open Osteria, a new Italian tapas and wine bar downtown

A new Italian tapas and wine bar eating knowledge is building its way to the downtown Springfield scene this summer.

Chris McKiernan, proprietor of the Springfield sushi and ramen cafe, BarKaya, is partnering with assets supervisor Matt Hubeny in the opening of Osteria, an Italian tapas and wine bar.

McKiernan claimed Osteria, which is Italian for tavern, will have meals and wine that a total desk can share. Company can anticipate to dine on Italian home made pasta dishes as nicely as some scaled-down Mediterranean-affected plates.

Osteria will be situated at 301 Bridge St. — specifically across from BarKaya on Worthington Road — in the previous Cafe Manhattan building.

FILE: Springfield, March 21, 2008: Cafe Manhattan exterior on Bridge St.

“Ever since I opened BarKaya in 2019, I have often listened to how much Cafe Manhattan was a person of the go-to spots down right here,” McKiernan reported. “So we’re searching to convey that electricity back.”

Patrons can assume to be handled to charcuterie boards stuffed with dwelling-healed meats and high-quality cheeses. Osteria will host an substantial wine choice that McKiernan explained will satisfy most palates.

The wine and tapas bar will also have a 2nd-flooring mezzanine area. The proprietor reported the house will be made use of for non-public functions and massive get together groups.

“We’re fired up to set one particular of the closing touches on the ‘Springfield dining district,’” McKiernan reported he’s seeking ahead to becoming a member of Deweys Jazz Lounge, Jackalope, Theodores’ and the other places to eat in the downtown dining circuit. “With this sort of a numerous team of eating places new to the region, this will in good shape in properly.”

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The venue lately had its liquor license accepted. When the opening date has not been verified nonetheless, McKiernan hopes to open the wine and tapas bar in the center of July.

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