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Say hello to Jamaica Plain’s newest restaurant addition, The Frogmore

Located at 365 Center Street in the former Center Street Sanctuary space, the new Southern “Lowcountry” inspired eatery opens for dinner tonight (July 2). And you can bet there will be plenty of Southern hospitality welcoming you through the doors.

Owners Andrew Foster and Steve Bowman, along with former beverage manager of Brookline’s popular Fairsted Kitchen, Alex Homans, are behind the new Jamaica Plain restaurant. Executive Chef Jason Albus, who hails from Charleston, SC, has designed a menu influenced by South Carolina and Georgia’s coastal region (referred to as the “Lowcountry”) cuisine. The moderately-priced menu will feature plenty of Southern style seafood and vegetables with Caribbean and African influences and flavors.

Highlights from the menu include dishes like the restaurant’s namesake, Frogmore Stew (a classic dish found in the Lowcountry with smoked sausage, shrimp, crab, corn, and potatoes), fried green tomatoes with garlic goddess dressing and watermelon salad with pickled green tomato, housemade goat cheese, and shaved jalapenos.

According to a release, the food-friendly wine and craft beer list are entirely American. Wines are available by the glass, half or whole carafe, and bottle. The beer list includes boutique local and national craft brews, and a very budget-friendly $3 “Fridge Beer” section. The cocktail menu evokes Southern flavors with drinks like the ‘Take Me Home Again’ with Becherovka, sweet tea, and mint. Dessert cocktails, along with a selection of digestive aids will round-out the list.  

Inside the newly renovated Jamaica Plain space, diners will find a bar and main dining room decorated with pineapples, a symbol of hospitality in Southern culture.

For those planning to go, the restaurant opens its doors at 5 p.m. today.