The Elephant Walk Opening in Vacated BoMa Spot

The French-Cambodian restaurant will open its third location in the former South End gastropub.


The dining room at BoMa, which is being turned into The Elephant Walk’s third locale. Photo by Kristen Tieg

Boston Restaurant Talk reported yesterday that BoMa, the South End gastropub which opened less than two years ago, had closed. The Improper Bostonian’s food critic, MC Slim JB,  posted a rumor that the space was going to be turned into another Joshua Tree outpost, but we now know otherwise.

BoMa’s owner, Shane Manfred (also of Bellino’s Trattoria in Wakefield), has officially announced that he’s joining up with Nadsa de Monteiro and Richard Pile, owners of The Elephant Walk, a French-Cambodian concept with locations in Cambridge and on Beacon Street. Manfred said via a release:

“After two years of owning and operating BoMa Restaurant & Loungein the South End, I am pleased to announce my collaboration with Nadsa de Monteiro and Richard Pile, respectively the Executive Chef and Managing Partner of The Elephant Walk, in bring their restaurant to the South End — yes, The Elephant Walk at the former BoMA location!   This will all move quickly with an eye on opening the restaurant in the Fall, aiming for October 2014.

1415 Washington St., Boston.