The Boston Market’s new menu has a house-themed twist
The Boston market is starting to feel a bit like the city’s version of the New York Stock Exchange.
The first week of November was the biggest house sale in the city since the market opened in 2021, with prices reaching as high as $2.2 million for some items.
But that was a short-term blip, as it turns out, the Boston market will soon get its own house menu.
A group of restaurateurs are teaming up with the Boston Market to create the Market House, an entirely new menu that will feature all-house items and will be priced in the same ballpark as other restaurants.
The Market House will have the same menu features as the current Market House menu, including the same house-centric items like grilled chicken, house-made pickles, and house-stuffed vegetables.
The goal is to create a meal that is more “homey” and “authentic,” said co-founder and chef David Larkin, who also is the head chef at the Boston Bar.
That includes using the same meats and seafood as at other Boston markets, like the Market Garden and the East Boston Market, Larkin said.
The concept is simple: instead of a traditional menu, the MarketHouse will feature the same dishes that are available at the rest of the market, but priced at $5,000 to $10,000 per person, depending on the location.
The menu will also include a variety of local and international craft beers, with craft beers on tap for $3 a bottle.
The menu will include a mix of items like house-smoked ham and smoked duck wings for $6.99 each.
That’s just the beginning.
Larkin said the goal is for the menu to have a wide range of choices, which means items like fried oysters, pulled pork, pulled wings, and even shrimp and grits could all be added to the menu.
In addition, Larkins says they’ll be looking to add more house-related items to the Markethouse menu, like baked beans and house baked potato.
The items will be sold in the Market Market’s original storefront on the north side of the Boston Common.
The goal is that by 2019, the market will have a home menu for all ages, Lanchins said.
The current MarketHouse menu features house-approved dishes like smoked salmon, roasted brussels sprouts, and fried oyster balls.
The new menu will offer more of an upscale version of that, Lakin said.
But there will be a price tag for all of the food items.
The original MarketHouse had a $2,500 price tag.
Larkin believes the price tag will fall to $3,500.
That means the menu will be available for less money than a regular price of $4,000, which will help lure more families.
The price tag also includes the additional costs of catering, and it’s important for the Boston community to be able to go into a Market House and enjoy a meal without having to leave the market.
Larkin said the price of the new menu is set at $8,000 for the regular menu, and $11,500 for the MarketPowered meal.
Larkins said the restaurant will also have a beer garden, a patio, and outdoor seating.
He said the idea is to offer a variety and variety of items to cater to the different tastes of the community.
The original Market House is located at the corner of Beacon Street and Lexington Avenue, in Boston’s Little Italy neighborhood.
The MarketPledges will be open through November 23.