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Restoration Hardware to Open its First-Ever Restaurant

Hey, if having breakfast at furniture stores is all the rage now overseas, this move only makes sense: Restoration Hardware is planning its leap into the restaurant business. According to a press release, the furnishings brand will open a gallery and retail space in the landmarked, colonnaded 19th-century Boston building that once housed the New England Museum of Natural History; the restaurant will fill an addition next door.

No chef has been announced yet, but a piece in the Boston Herald had a small, uh, morsel about the decor: the space will contain two gas fireplaces and a "basement-level addition designed in the style of 19th-century conservatory annexes." No opening date has been announced for the gallery or restaurant yet, but Bostonites better get psyched to chow down while resting their elbows on, say, Parsons reclaimed oak dining tables and gazing lovingly at Mediterranean coast candles.

Early rendering via Boston Herald

· Restoration's fixing to serve food [Boston Herald via Grub Street Boston]