The restaurant is “done,” according to a source.
Tonic has had a brief history in Jamaica Plain. The Forest Hills restaurant launched in April 2012, closed in August amid various rumors, reopened in November, and closed again in December. Though there was a sign on the restaurant’s door in December saying the staff was taking time off over the holidays, the restaurant never re-opened. Readers have begun to ask: What happened with Tonic? A source tells Jamaica Plain Patch they are “done” but they’ve surprised the community before. Do you think Tonic will re-open?
A striking eatery offers American cuisine with global flair in the space formally occupied by an infamous dive bar.
There’s a decided dearth of flashy eateries in Forest Hills, as it seems Jamaica Plain’s destination dining is largely reserved for the Centre Street restaurant all-stars. But spanking new Tonic on Washington Street may likely lure diners to the relatively drab stretch of restaurants and bars across from the Forest Hills T stop. The pretty, 85-seat Tonic—replacing the purportedly perilous Griffin’s dive bar—opened its doors in mid-April. And, well, the place has some serious charisma. Banquette-lined walls, attractive lighting fixtures and a soothing color scheme are all on point and certainly de rigueur, but the menu is what shines the brightest here. Executive Chef Ryan Kelly, in collaboration with owner Croan McCormick, has fashioned a…