0.9 min readBy Published On: January 23rd, 2023Categories: Eat and Drink2 Comments

Well, this is disappointing news…

The Boston Globe is reporting that after almost 20 years in business, the Ashmont Grill is closing its doors. The last day is expected to be around Valentine’s Day.

The Ashmont Grill opened back in 2005 in the Ashmont neighborhood on Dorchester Ave. Known for its classic comfort food, fun cocktails, friendly staff, and kick-ass patio, chef Chris Douglass told the Globe, “We have had a great run, our core team has been together from the start, we’ve all gotten older (especially me), and we are ready for new things.”

Here’s a message from Ashmont Grill posted on social media:

Well, we are sad to see them go!  You still have a few weeks to get your fix of train wreck fries and some friendly banter with manager Tara O’Riordan.

The last day for the Ashmont Grill is Sunday, February 12th!

You can read the Globe’s full feature here. 

Boston Commonwealth Magazine also has a story. 



  1. Wanda M Dowling January 24, 2023 at 7:51 am - Reply

    I’ve never had the pleasure of dinning at Ashmont Grill, i humbly would like to expierence the wonderfulness before your departure from Dorchester corner at ashmont circle “thats just my picture of your restaurant on the corner”. I have heared the food is great and service likewise…Passed (Ashmont Grill) many times never thought to delight my tasted buds at AGrill. Hope i can very soon.
    Tastestful Friend (md)

  2. Judy Silva Nee January 24, 2023 at 6:29 pm - Reply

    The ‘Ashy’ has actually had a restaurant presence at that location, with that name, going back far longer than twenty years. As a little girl, I remember neighbors from Lower Mills taking the bus on Friday nights to meet friends and socialize – and that’s going back fifty years! Sad to see this place of long time, neighborhood. comraderie shut their doors.

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