Your First Look at the Menu for Tonic, Coming to JP This Month

The concept will offer craft beers, craft cocktails, and an Asian-inspired menu.

From left: tuna tartare-stuffed wonton, parsnip and potato chowder, scallops with parsnip puree and daikon. Photos courtesy of Tonic.

As soon as mid-April, Jamaica Plain will gain another new addition to its dining scene thanks to Tonic, a 70-seat bar and restaurant looking to be a neighborhood hangout with an upscale edge. Heading up the kitchen will be Ryan Kelly, an alum of restaurants including Clio, Canary Square, and Haru. Kelly’s time at Clio and Haru definitely bear influence
on his menu, which features bistro fare with a decidedly Asian twist: there’s dishes like tuna tartare-stuffed fried wonton atop “banh mi”-style veggies; parsnip and potato chowder with candied bacon, tempura clams, and caramelized shallots; duck breast with pomegranate molasses and a rhubarb, Asian pear, and ramp chutney; and tuna “faux” pho with udon noodles and shaved vegetables.

Get a peek at the storefront at left; Thrillist Boston has a more extensive look at the space, which features orange and tan banquettes and a slick-looking bar. Find the full opening dinner menu ahead.

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