Two New Restaurants Coming to Newton's Mall at Chestnut Hill

The mall recently saw the exit of Bernard's and Charley's.

Just a few weeks after losing Charley's Saloon and Bernard's, the Mall at Chestnut Hill announced yesterday two new eateries will be moving into the vacated restaurant spaces.

Besito and Tokyo Japanese Steak House will both open in the mall this summer, according to a press release issued Wednesday. 

"These are unique restaurants for the area and our shoppers are sure to love the experience and dining atmosphere at both,” Simon Property Group Senior Vice President of Leasing Cindy Kernan said in the press release.

Besito will be moving into the first floor space formerly occupied by Charley's Saloon, which abruptly closed last month after decades in Chestnut Hill.

According to the Besito website, the Mexican-style restaurant has three other locations, including Huntington, N.Y., Roslyn, N.Y., and West Hartford, Conn.

Besito's Chestnut Hill location is set to open sometime in July, the press release said.

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Tokyo Japanese Steak House will move into the former Bernard's space on the mall's second floor, the press release said. An estimated opening date was not specified. 

 (formerly the Chestnut Hill Shopping Center).

The new Tokyo Japanese Steak House will feature chefs preparing tableside dishes as well as several children's menu options, the press release said.

Aside from these two new restaurants, the Mall at Chestnut Hill as more food-focused plans for the future; the mall owners applied for permits last fall to add more restaurant space over the next few years.

The full press release from the Mall at Chestnut Hill is included below:


CHESTNUT HILL, MA – (February 20, 2013) – Mall at Chestnut Hill announced today that they are welcoming two new dining options to its retail mix, Besito and Tokyo Japanese Steak House, are both set to open this summer. 

“We are thrilled to announce the arrival of Besito and Tokyo Japanese Steak House restaurant as two new dining options,” said Cindy Kernan, Senior Vice President of Leasing at Simon Property Group. “These are unique restaurants for the area and our shoppers are sure to love the experience and dining atmosphere at both,” she added.

Besito, translated as little kiss, strives to delight guests with the warmth of a private hacienda offering thoughtful details and authentic Mexican cuisine. Besito shares its passion for extraordinary food along with its people, both in the restaurant and the guests. The spirit of Mexico is found in the foods flavor and the restaurant offers a unique dining and cultural experience.  Besito will open in July and will be located on Level 1 (former Charley’s Saloon space).  (www.besitomexican.com).

Tokyo Japanese Steak House is known for offering an authentic Japanese experience giving guests an opportunity to try an extensive range of cuisine while talented chefs prepare fresh steak and seafood tableside. Tokyo Japanese Steak House will also feature several children’s options making this a fantastic dining choice for families.  Tokyo Japanese Steak House will be located on Level 2 (former Bernard’s space).

Mall at Chestnut Hill has introduced other new stores this past year including: Ross-Simons, Tiffany & Co., Michael Kors, Wolford, Kiehl’s Since 1851, Ann Taylor, Papyrus, J.Crew,  LUSH Cosmetics,  Vineyard Vines, LOFT®, Stuart Weitzman, Soft Surroundings, Portrait Simple. The Mall at Chestnut Hill also features the only full-lineBloomingdale’s in New England, CUSP by Neiman Marcus, Sur La Table and Apple.  


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