New Canton restaurant gets all-liquor license
By Kassmin Williams
Posted Aug. 7, 2014 @ 12:32 pm
In an effort to revitalize the downtown area, Canton selectmen voted, 3-0, to sell the town’s sole open all-liquor license to a new restaurant opening at the old Centerfield’s Bar and Grill location. Officials voted for the license to go to Waterfall Bar and Grill.
By Ellen Bhang
Boston Globe, "From the Bar"
Aug. 20, 2015
When you drop by the revamped Waterfall Bar & Grille (it’s no longer just pub grub) in Canton Center, you may see executive chef Shelton Perkins chatting with guests. “I like to get out to all the tables,” he says. “I know no strangers.” Raised in North Carolina, Perkins recently helmed the kitchen of former Tastings Wine Bar & Bistro in Foxborough, and his generosity comes through on the plate. An appetizer of PEI mussels, served with toasted focaccia, features almost three dozen of the pristine bivalves in a lemon and white-wine broth, sporting the meaty richness of chorizo in the sauce. Both Perkins and bar manager Tina Sermos like to pair the dish with a 2013 Menage a Trois Moscato ($8 a glass, $32 a bottle). The beverage pro talks up the California white’s “light and fruity” qualities; the chef enjoys how the stone fruit flavors complement the smokiness of the sausage. At this friendly spot, don’t be a stranger. Waterfall Bar & Grille, 2 Forge Pond, Canton Center, 781-821-2313,
Jul. 19, 2017
After months of long build-out and reconstruction, Waterfall opened its doors in November 2014. Gerard (Gerry) Meehan had many years’ experience in the construction industry as a general contractor, working on building-out spaces for other restaurants. As Canton residents, he and his wife, Brigid, frequented the restaurant/bar that previously occupied the space. When it closed, they saw an opportunity to start a new chapter in their lives, as restaurateurs.