Canary Square in Jamaica Plain, Mass. is a friendly and rustic local tavern and bar serving American cuisine made from locally grown ingredients, wine and beer and great atmosphere. Owners Michael Moxley and Jim Cochener have furnished the place with reclaimed wood and chairs made from recycled material. They also serve a charcuterie and cheese board served on wooden boards from church pews.
Not only is the décor interesting, the food is great as well. We stopped by for dinner and had a delicious black bean burger with salsa, cheddar, sour cream, pickled onion on a fresh bun. It was one of tastiest black bean burgers we have ever tried, and we ordered the mixed greens as our side. We paired our burger with a White Birch Berliner Weisse with blueberries. This was a tart and refreshing blueberry beer. Other menu items include Sea Trout, a Prime Flat Iron steak, and Tagliatelle. The wine and beer list is extensive, and the beer list features many local brewing companies.
Canary Square is named after William Canary. Canary was a Jamaica Plain resident who served in the 101st Infantry Division, and lost his life at St. Mihiel, France, September 12th, 1918. If you are visiting the neighborhood come in for a quick bite and a drink or a leisurely dinner. You can sit inside or outside on the terrace.