Rosebud American Kitchen & Bar will close for updates

The Davis Square eatery will temporarily shutter to rework the menu with “Indian twists” and update the restaurant’s interior.

The exterior of the Rosebud at dusk, with an American flag flying to the left of the diner car.

The historic Davis Square eatery was first established as a diner car in 1941 and was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1999.

Photo by David Salafia

A new era is in bloom for Somerville’s Rosebud American Kitchen & Bar. The historic Davis Square restaurant — first established as a classic diner car in 1941 — will close soon, but only long enough to implement a new menu and renovate its appearance.

Following “unsustainable losses” in recent months, the new owners of the Rosebud have decided to rework the restaurant’s branding. Menus will be refreshed to include “Indian twists” while keeping some of the classic menu items, and unspecified updates will also be made to the interior to match the restaurant’s new and improved concept.

To implement these changes, the Rosebud American Kitchen & Bar will shutter temporarily. These dates have not yet been announced.

Located at 381 Summer St., Somerville the Rosebud began as a 400-sqft diner car, and later transformed into the static 3,000+ sqft eatery it is today.

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