Updated May 7:
According to a post on Jonathan's Facebook page, the restaurant will start lunch service tomorrow, May 8, from 11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. Dinner service starts at 5 p.m.
After months of construction and anticipation from Newton foodies, Jonathan's Bar & Grill on Needham Street will be open to the public this evening.
In a brief phone conversation with Newton Patch Friday morning, General Manager David Giardi said the new restaurant will be open tonight for dinner only, 5 p.m. - 1 a.m.
Giardi said the restaurant is going to "take it easy" at the start but plans to eventually open up for lunch service as well.
According to its website, Jonathan's will offer lunch, dinner, a Sunday jazz brunch and an extensive cocktail menu. It advertises "contemporary American cuisine" including burgers, lobster rolls and grilled Ahi Tuna.
Newton native Jonathan Glick launched the restaurant, which is located at 215 Needham St.
Over the last few months, Jonathan's has teased its followers with photos of the restaurant's interior on its Facebook page, with a number of comments from locals asking when the doors would finally be open.
According to its website, Jonathan's will eventually be open Monday - Saturday, 11:30 a.m. - 1 a.m. and Sunday, 10:30 a.m. - midnight.
Stay tuned to Newton Patch for a full story and feature on Jonathan's in the coming weeks.