First Look at Tender Greens in Chestnut Hill

New England's first outpost of the California-based "healthyish" chain opens today at The Street.

Airy, farmhouse decor at Tender Greens in Chestnut Hill. / Photo by Sarah Storrer

More California casual cuisine has entered the scene. New England’s first Tender Greens location opens today at The Street in Chestnut Hill.

With pitched ceilings, white oak beams, and marble accents, the Los Angeles-based fine-casual chain’s second location outside of California boasts a “modern-farmhouse” feel. The 60-seat restaurant is outfitted with an open kitchen, 14-seat chef’s counter, and a seasonal outdoor patio.

The space boasts a chef’s counter and an open kitchen. / Photo by Sarah Storrer

Backed by Danny Meyer’s Union Square Hospitality Group, Tender Greens focuses on wholesome, chef-driven casual fare, including salads, soups, sandwiches, and plates that come with a protein, green, and side.

The restaurant’s executive chef, Todd Renner, is sourcing ingredients from several local purveyors, including raw milk blue cheese from Great Hill Blue, in Marion, and microgreens from 2 Friends Farm, in Attleboro.

The Backyard Steak Plate, with mashed potatoes. / Photo by Liz Clayman

This is the brand’s 28th location, and only its second outside of California. A New York outpost opened in February. Plans are in the works for a second Boston location to debut in Copley Place in August.

Tender Greens, 29 Bolyston St., Chestnut Hill, Open daily from 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Sunday to Thursday, and 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Friday and Saturday.