Moody’s Backroom

Waltham, MA

Client

Moody’s Delicatessen & Provisions

Program

Interior planning and design implementation for 2,200 SF, 50-seat interior fit-out including storefront modifications, egress and circulation, layout in collaboration with MGA (Marcus Gleason Architects) and client to accommodate a new wine bar and charcuterie.

Solution

Moody’s Backroom provides a small, upscale setting for the pairing of charcuterie and wine. Located literally in the back room of Moody’s highly successful Delicatessen and Provisions on Waltham’s main street, the 50-seat dining room offers lunch and dinner to discriminating patrons seeking a touch of modern French aesthetic and gastronomy.

With 33 table seats and 16 seats at the bar, customers can taste over 60 French and California wines, many of them by the glass, via an Enomatic wine dispensing system. Breads and pizzas are baked in a centerpiece copper-clad, wood-fired brick oven, accompanied by Moody’s smoked meats prepared on two custom butcher block charcuterie machines. After a meal, customers leave through the deli where they can buy meats just sampled in the Backroom.

Interior finishes include a limestone feature wall, 200 hundred-year-old salvaged wooden beams, hand-blown custom light fixtures and sliding steel-plated butcher bathroom doors. PCA as interior designer and architect worked with designer MGa, architect to select interior finishes and Shawmut Design & Construction to create the sophisticated wine bar that the Chef Joshua Smith envisioned.