The District Burlington a Serious Foodie Destination with New Restaurant Openings

Island Creek Oyster Bar Dining Room

CREDIT: PHOTO BY MICHAEL HARLAN TURKELL ©

Two new restaurants have opened at The District Burlington to provide visitors and tenants anything but the traditional suburban corporate campus experience.  Both restaurants, Island Creek Oyster Bar and Pressed Café, are local to the New England area and offer farm-fresh, locally-sourced food.  ICOB and Pressed join already well-established and successful Tavern on The Square and Tuscan Kitchen, creating a major density and variety of food and beverage offerings.

Opened November 3rd, Island Creek Oyster Bar “places seafood at the center of a collaboration joining farmer, chef and diner.”  Partners Chef Jeremy Sewall, Skip Bennett, Garrett Harker and Shore Gregory are focusing on the community and space itself.  Echoing the Boston space, the interior design by Bentel & Bentel (the original ICOB, Gramercy Tavern, Eleven Madison Park) harkens the natural attributes of Duxbury Bay and the Island Creek Oyster Farm including a three-dimensional wall filled with tens of thousands of cleaned oyster shells.  The vibe is lively, service is impeccable and food has received rave reviews from The Boston Globe.

The second restaurant, recently opened Pressed Café, is the second location for the Nashua, NH-based restaurant providing a healthy option with the flexibility of grab and go.  The menu includes items such as ethic-based stews, customizable salads, soups, smoothies and juices, plus a range of coffee beverages.

With these new dining options, the District Burlington offers five total restaurants on campus.  At full build out, there will be six restaurants (the last in the Marriott Residence Inn now under construction) and for every 3 employees at the District Burlington there will be 2 dining seats, or a total number of 2,000 total restaurant seats.  Other newly opened amenities includes a green roof deck with fire pit and bar at Building 700, OmmmSpace for yoga & meditation, plus nature trails and pocket parks – all supporting over 1 million square feet of work space and the ultimate goal of a multi-faceted work/life balance.