Despite indications that the Earl of Sandwich restaurant would be opening in the Boston Common before the end of the 2012 outdoor dining season, it looks like you'll have to wait until 2013 to try out the Common's newest dining option. FYI: Late breaking word on the street is that we can look for a soft opening next week, 11/1211/16 ???
Open in 2012 or not, I think you'll agree from the before and after pictures that this addition to the Common is a wonderful re-use of one of the park's historic buildings.
Read more about the Earl of Sandwich in the Boston Common here.