Mosaic Debuts Downtown Lounge
This new lounge is another piece in Mosaic’s work of art.
Instead of expanding his popular Washington Avenue fusion tapas restaurant by simply adding another dining room, Claus Schmitz turned the 2,500-foot annexed space into a lounge that, by day, is a sleek extension of the restaurant. But on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights, the venue cranks up the tunes from the DJ booth and the tables make way for a wide-open space where people can dance and mingle until 3am.
Unlike the many clubs that skip food altogether, Mosaic decided to keep its tempting tapas. In fact, the late-night menu, available until 2:30am, is more or less a concentrated version of the dining room menu. The opportunity to sit down while you eat makes the bottle-service booths that line the west wall all the more attractive. The lounge marks the first move in a series of expansions of the Mosaic concept—also in the works are a steak-and-seafood tapas restaurant, an airport version of the current restaurant and a proposed venture into the retail business, a new lifestyle and fine food store. Looks as if all the pieces of this hotspot’s brand are fitting nicely into place.
On the Move
Later this month, Mango Peruvian Restaurant will relocate to the space formerly occupied by Mosaic Downtown. The restaurant will feature the same menu (with a few new items) and vibe as
its previous Shrewsbury location.
Terrace View, a new Mediterranean café located inside Downtown’s new Citygarden sculpture park, is now open. The Crossing’s and Acero’s Jim Fiala runs this charming spot, which seats 50 indoors and 50 outside and will be open Mon.–Sat.