Bella Luna Restaurant and The Milky Way Lounge in Jamaica Plain,Massachusetts - Entertainment Hot Spot | Entertain My USA

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Bella Luna Restaurant and The Milky Way Lounge

Address: 284 Amory St Jamaica Plain, MA 02130 Rating  Not rated yet.
Phone: (617) 524-3740
Type: Bars, Restaurants
In or Around: Jamaica Plain, Roxbury, Egleston Square


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Specialties

Bella Luna & The Milky Way Lounge is a beloved neighborhood gathering spot in the heart of Jamaica Plain, offering edgy American cuisine, delicious cocktails, American Craft beers, plus entertainment inside the historic Haffenreffer Brewery building. Our colorful retro-sci-fi decor sets the tone for fun, as do the pool table, giant wall-sized Connect 4 game, Galaga/Ms. Pac Man, and occasionally Wii Bowling on our big screen. After dinner stay for the evening's entertainment, the most diverse in Boston, with trivia, karaoke, film screenings, live jazz, latin dancing every Saturday, live bands, and DJ dance nights (check listings at milkywayjp.com) While there is plenty to do, it is our food that wins over first time customers and turns them into regulars, from our world's best calamari, famous gourmet pizza, over-sized meatballs, generous unique salads, vegan and seafood specials, and homemade desserts. Our menu is creative, seasonal and affordable.

History

Established in 1993

Bella Luna Restaurant opened in Hyde Square/JP in November 1993 as a 19-seat restaurant serving salads, sandwiches and gourmet pizza. Initially started as an economic development project by co-owners Pierre Apollon, Carol Downs, Katherine Mainzer and Charlie Rose, our goal was to serve delicious food while creating secure jobs, improving the safety of the Hyde Square neighborhood, and re-investing our resources back into the neighborhood. In 1999 we renovated the JP Bowl bowling alley underneath our location and created The Milky Way Lounge & Lanes, a unique venue combining dinner, entertainment, and candelpin bowling. In 2009 we re-located our concept (without the bowling lanes) to the historic Haffenreffer Brewery Complex at 284 Amory Street in Jamaica Plain and became Bella Luna Restaurant & The Milky Way Lounge, where we continue to bring people together to enjoy delicious food and cocktails, local art & music while generating resources for the improvement of Boston.

Meet the Manager: Jacob Z.

Executive Chef Jacob Zachow was raised on a farm in rural upstate New York where he developed a deep respect for nature and learned to value food in its natural state. By using the freshest ingredients possible and cooking them perfectly, Jake "keeps it simple and makes it great." Jake began cooking at age 13 and decided early on to pursue a career in culinary arts, learning Garde Manager, banquet management and administration at the Otesaga Hotel in Cooperstown, NY, after which he was Executive Chef at The Vines Restaurant in Oneonta, NY. While Jake's specialty is rustic Italian cuisine, pairing fresh ingredients with citrus and deep spice blends, he spent three years learning classical French cooking under Executive Chef Jim Palmeri at the Mohonk Mountain House in New Paltz, NY, where Jake was Chef Garde Manger and then Chef de Cuisine. Jake has been at the helm of Bella Luna Restaurant since June 2008 creating edgy yet affordable versions of American and Italian classics.



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