What: Nahita
Where: 100 Arlington St., Boston
Built: 2018
Owner: One Hundred Arlington 

Diners in Boston’s Back Bay district are now enjoying creative Asian- and Latin American-inspired cuisine amid soaring arches in a double-height venue merging historic architectural detail and a tropical vibe. 

The new restaurant is Nahita, serving nikkei (Peruvian-Japanese) cuisine surrounded by decor conceived by Turkish designer Zeynep Fadıllıoğlu in partnership with architecture and interiors firm Dyer Brown. The restaurant occupies the first floor of the historic Boston Gas Co. building at 100 Arlington St. — now a high-end apartment building known as The Arlington. 

Nahita merges historic character defined by original stone columns and plaster ceilings with custom print wallpaper and Italian marble. Dyer Brown drew on the firm’s experience in hospitality design, adaptive reuse and property repositioning, adding metal arches to the former building lobby and celebrating its high ceilings. Interiors offer a light, airy feel complemented by ruddy wall finishes and pendant lighting. Tile accents and brown leather furnishings add to the cozy, speakeasy vibe. 

They Said It: 

“Nahita’s patrons relax in a mix of formal and lounge-style seating seemingly worlds away from our city’s hustle and bustle. Collaborating with Zeynep Fadıllıoğlu to realize her singular concept for the owners’ vision, Dyer Brown drew on local sources for globally inspired materials to create an unrivaled dining environment.” 

— Deniz Ferendeci, director of asset design and support, Dyer Brown 

Hot Property: Nahita

by Steve Adams time to read: 1 min