by | Aug 3, 2021 | Dirty Water News, Food and Drink

Watertown’s Arsenal Yards is gearing up to officially welcome local celebrity chef and restaurateur, Jason Santos and his newest Buttermilk & Bourbon location opening in Arsenal Yards this August, bringing a taste of Southern hospitality to Watertown. The New Orleans’ inspired restaurant will be an exciting addition to the eclectic mix of offerings at Arsenal Yards, which offers a true neighborhood experience with its more than one million square feet of dining and retail shops, 300 residential apartments, life science space, and a hotel. It is slated to open on August 6, 2021 to the public.  

Award-Winning Buttermilk & Bourbon to Open Second Location in August

“For a chef of Jason Santos’ caliber to open his next restaurant at Arsenal Yards only adds to the incredible level of buzz that Arsenal Yards and the town of Watertown is currently receiving,” said Bill McQuillan, Principal at Boylston Properties. “Our team is committed as ever to creating a unique place for people to work, live, and simply just enjoy, and Jason and Buttermilk & Bourbon are the perfect complement to this lasting, energized experience that we’re creating at Arsenal Yards.” 

A culinary consultant and personality on Paramount Network’s “Bar Rescue”; the author of the cookbook, “Buttermilk & Bourbon”; and a chef consultant of Fox’s hit television show Hell’s Kitchen, Chef Jason Santos will bring his larger-than-life personality and inventive dishes to Arsenal Yards starting next month. Inspired by Santos’ love of New Orleans and the city’s energy and unique appeal, Buttermilk & Bourbon at Arsenal Yards will offer Southern classics and reimagined staples including warm honey-glazed house-made biscuits, sarsaparilla-braised short ribs and, of course, buttermilk fried chicken. 

“I love what the Arsenal Yards team is building in Watertown, and the energy and aesthetic aligns perfectly with what I was looking for when thinking about opening another Buttermilk & Bourbon location,” said Jason Santos, Chef/Owner of Buttermilk & Bourbon. “I can’t wait to share New Orleans cuisine and all things Southern with our Watertown neighbors and guests.”  

Buttermilk & Bourbon will join Arsenal Yards’ lineup of restaurants currently open including Shake Shack, Chipotle, Ben & Jerry’s, City Works Eatery and Pour House, Garbanzo Mediterranean Fresh and Frank Pepe’s Pizzeria Napoletana, as well as other future restaurants including Condesa Restaurante & Tequila Bar, Tori Jiro, and more. The current retail roster includes Ulta, Roche Bros, Gordon’s Wine, Marshalls, Gap Factory, Old Navy, T-Mobile, and European Wax, with much more to come.  

Arsenal Yards is a thriving new neighborhood comprised of over one million sq. ft. of development including 250,000 sq. ft. of shopping, dining and fitness space with the newly opened Pure Barre, as well as fresh groceries from Roche Bros. and a seven-screen cinema, The Majestic 7 at Arsenal Yards. Additionally, Arsenal Yards includes 200,000 sq. ft. of life science space, home to current biotech tenants SQZ Biotech, Kymera and Arkuda, 300 contemporary residences now leasing at Blvd & Bond, and a 146-room Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton.


Nationally recognized chef Jason Santos’ Buttermilk & Bourbon delivers Southern hospitality to guests in the Back Bay and soon to be in Watertown. Drawing on the South’s trademark charm, the restaurant offers a vibrant, cozy atmosphere with an innovative American menu featuring Southern influences. Santos, who currently owns and operates Boston’s Citrus & Salt, and Abby Lane, as well as Marblehead’s B & B Fish, channels his love of New Orleans and all things Southern to transport guests to the Bayou by way of Buttermilk & Bourbon. Guests can enjoy pork belly cracklings; BBQ Shrimp; house-made biscuits; oyster chowder; crispy boudin; and house-fried chicken served either Southern-style, Nashville-style, or with sweet and spicy or white BBQ sauce. An oyster bar will also serve up a variety of local oysters as well as peel & eat shrimp. Buttermilk & Bourbon serves up hurricanes-on-tap, large-batch cocktails, and a selection of bourbon-based drinks. For more information, please visit   

About Arsenal Yards 

Along the Charles River, Greater Boston’s next great neighborhood is thriving in the East End of Watertown. Set for completion in Fall of 2021, Arsenal Yards boasts curated shops, eateries, fitness, and entertainment venues including Buttermilk & Bourbon, The Majestic 7, Shake Shack, City Works Eatery & Pour House, Gordon’s Wine, Pure Barre, Roche Bros. and more. Spanning over one million square feet, Arsenal Yards offers 200,000 sq. ft. of state-of-the-art life science space, home to current biotech tenants SQZ Biotech, Kymera and Arkuda; 300 contemporary apartments at Blvd & Bond; and a 146-room Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton. With a focus on building community, Arsenal Yards hosts seasonal event series for both residents and visitors, including outdoor musical performances and fitness classes, along with its new “Picnic in the Park” series in the summer months and a “Fireside” fire pit activation in winter. Arsenal Yards is a co-development of Boylston Properties and Wilder. For more information visit