State Street Provisions Opens Tonight from Park, Russell House Tavern Proprietors

The Harvard Square-based Grafton Group is shipping up to Boston.

State Street Provisions

The dining room at State Street Provisions. / Photo provided

State Street Provisions opens tonight at 5 p.m., a historically-inspired, thoroughly modern eatery from the Grafton Group.

Located on the corner of State Street and Atlantic Avenue, State Street Provisions is the Boston sibling of Harvard Square’s Grafton Street Pub, Temple Bar, Russell House Tavern, and Park. “Harvard Square will always be home, but we couldn’t be happier to have opened our first property in Boston,”  Grafton Group owner Patrick Lee said in a press release. “My brother Peter and I grew up in Boston, so this is something of a homecoming for us. We love the city and its history.”

State Street Provisions features “rustic and refined” design from architect Peter Niemetz, with wide-paneled wood flooring; big windows, tan leather booths, and vintage-inspired lighting. The space features an original mural depicting 19th Century Long Wharf, and curtain-partitioned private rooms can accommodate groups.

Executive chef Tom Borgia, formerly of Russell House Tavern, anchors the New England-centered menu with “pantry” selections, such as house-made sausages, preserves, pickles, cured meats, and cheeses. There’s a seasonal terrine of the day, Boston baked beans, and other small plates ($6-$13); a rotating fresh pasta of the day, plus entrées, sandwiches, and pizzas. Plates range from $13-$35. There’s also a raw bar. Check out the full, opening menu below. After 11 p.m., there are late night options like $1 oysters, burgers, sandwiches, pizzas, and cheese and charcuterie boards. 

On the bar, 15 draft lines include a cask ($8); the opening list (see below) is comprised of New England brews. Five taps are reserved for wine—two reds and two whites—and Amaro Lucano. Cocktails inspired by the classics incorporate ingredients historically significant ingredients: Take the Ward 7 ($12), which recalls the Great Molasses Flood of 1919 with smoked molasses and Angostura rum, Knob Creek Rye, and Benedictine.

State Street Provisions is open for dinner seven days a week.

255 State St., Boston; 617-863-8363 or

State Street Provisions Dinner Menu

State Street Provisions Beverage Menu