Lineage to Close August 1
Chef Jeremy Sewall is saying goodbye to the first restaurant where he showcased his New England roots as a restaurateur: Lineage will close its doors for good on August 1.
Sewall and his wife, pastry chef Lisa Sewall, celebrated 10 years in Coolidge Corner in February. During the decade of Lineage, Sewall has also partnered with Garrett Harker, Skip Bennett, and Shore Gregory on Island Creek Oyster Bar and Row 34, and expanded both of those seafood concepts beyond Boston; ICOB is slated to open in Burlington this summer. The team also has another project in the works, on track to open in Harvard Square this winter.
“Ten years is a logical conclusion to this chapter, and will hopefully provide an opportunity for someone else to continue to carry the torch in this space,” Sewall said in today’s announcement. “On behalf of my general manager Amy Audette and the staff of [Lineage], we are so proud and honored to be a place where guests shared important life moments.”
The Sewalls selected Brookline for their first restaurant concept because of Jeremy’s deep roots in the area. His family emigrated from Coventry, England to America in the 17th century, and his ancestor Samuel Sewall once owned much of the land that is now Brookline, Lineage’s legend goes. The chef himself spent formative years in York, Maine, which helped develop his expertise in and love of seafood. He opened Lineage after stints in such noted kitchens around the country, including Relais & Chateau White Barn Inn in Kennebunk, Maine; the Lark Creek Inn in Larkspur, Calif., and Boston’s L’Espalier.
Lineage will shutter as the Sewalls concentrate on their family, as well as Jeremy’s aforementioned other restaurants. From now until the last service, Sewall will be on the line four nights a week, sending out spring and summer dishes and Lineage favorites, like spicy lobster tacos and a prime burger. Get it while you can.
242 Harvard St., Coolidge Corner, Brookline, 617-232-0065, lineagerestaurant.com.