Cushman Concepts

A multi-concept, hospitality focused restaurant group located in Boston and New York


Cushman Concepts is a restaurant group created by husband and wife team Tim and Nancy Cushman. They have founded and lead restaurants in Boston and New York whose collective vision is to create unique hospitality experiences that surprise and delight their guests everyday. The Cushman Concepts team is proud of these shared principles: that they are a group that is creatively driven and operationally sound, and that they foster and insist upon a culture of genuine care for themselves, their purveyors and their guests.


Chef Tim & Nancy Cushman

Chef Cushman has spent over 35 years cooking around the world in Japan, France, Thailand, Italy, Germany, Hong Kong, London, Mexico, Taiwan and more. He served for seven years as a Corporate Chef with Lettuce Entertain You in Chicago where he developed menus for new concepts. In 1994, Cushman launched a consulting business to develop menus for restaurateurs, from independents to large operators. Presently, Cushman is Chef Owner of Cushman Concepts and consults on various restaurant projects. 

Nancy Cushman is a certified Advanced Sake Professional and created the sake program at o ya. Prior to restaurants, Nancy worked for over a decade in Account Management for Fortune 500 clients at major advertising agencies, including Leo Burnett, Arnold Worldwide and Hill Holliday. Nancy is also on the Board of Advisors for the Restaurant Investment Group, a pioneering group which assists up and coming chef restaurateurs access investment capital and navigate pitfalls of opening a new business. Additionally, she is an active Senior Fellow at Food Sol, Babson’s Food Entrepreneurship program at The Lewis Institute. In 2016, The Japan Society of Boston recognized Nancy with their Distinguished Professional and Cultural Achievement Award for her work at o ya and contributions to the community.

Coming Soon to Chestnut Hill

An acclaimed contemporary Japanese izakaya, hatched in 2007 from years of extensive travel and research in Japan by James Beard award-winning Chef Tim and wife, Nancy Cushman. They were, and continue to be, blown away by the hospitality of Japan plus the quality of Japanese food and sake. o ya serves sushi, sashimi and small plates alongside premium sake, wine, beer and japanese whisky.


A rock n roll izakaya honoring the pulse of japanese nightlife by serving sushi, robata grilled yakitori and street food small plates paired with craft cocktails, premium sake, wine and beer alongside live bands, spinning dj’s and karaoke.

Covina is the expression of Tim’s earliest and most important influences on his career as a chef. It is no surprise that his imagination for flavor and food began in the pioneering Los Angeles culinary movement in the early ’80s. Covina is a personal manifestation of his earliest mentors and most formative experiences cooking. Covina reflects that early California influence with creative, yet truly comforting greens, grains, pastas, and of course, a live fire grill. Plus a wood fired pizza oven from Naples, the same one he has in his backyard at home, as Tim thinks pizza is great with any meal.


Roof at Park South is a seasonal rooftop cocktail bar above the Park South Hotel in New York City. Roof at Park South provides a unique rooftop experience with quintessential summer cocktails to pair with a delicious bar menu – the perfect complements to an unobstructed view of the New York City skyline and the best outdoor celebration destination.

Work With Us

The Cushman Concepts team prides themselves on the unique culture that has developed over years of hard work and commitment. We are creatively driven and operationally sound and are inspired to surprise and delight our guests every day with craveable food, beverage and warm service. We have a high level of respect for each other as well as our guests that join us every night.