Lunchtime options expand in Williston (11/5/09)

Nov. 5, 2009

By Tim Simard

Observer staff

Two Williston restaurants are expanding their hours to include lunch. Monty’s Old Brick Tavern in Williston Village and Three Tomatoes in Maple Tree Place recently started serving meals during lunchtime.

Monty’s owner David Herskowitz said he wanted to expand his restaurant’s clientele and thought mid-week lunch hours would be perfect. The restaurant has already been open for lunch on Saturdays and Sundays and opened for mid-week hours on Oct. 27. Before the village tavern opened earlier this year, the restaurant went through two different incarnations as the Old Brick Café, which served breakfast and lunch.

“That’s all we used to do was breakfast and lunch,” Herskowitz said. “People were pulling in still thinking we were still open then.”

The lunch menu differs from the dinner menu, carrying mostly salads and sandwiches. The tavern, open Tuesday through Sunday, now opens at 11 a.m.

In Maple Tree Place, Three Tomatoes is offering a lighter fare menu for lunch. The lunchtime hours started Monday. Assistant Manager Jonathan Little said the restaurant wanted to compete with other nearby establishments offering lunch service.

“Since the holiday season is starting, we thought that this would be a good time to do it,” Little said.

Little said smaller pizza options, along with different pasta and sandwich plates, are available. Customers can call in takeout orders beginning at 11 a.m. and the restaurant opens for dining room seating beginning at 11:30 a.m. Dinner service begins at 4 p.m.