Changes are in store for dining options at two major Boston hotels: the Hilton Boston Financial District and the Fairmont Copley Plaza. Boston Restaurant Talk learned from a Craiglist job post that the Hilton plans to replace Caliterra with a new restaurant called Nix's Mate. A Hilton employee tells Eater that Caliterra is now closed and that Nix's Mate will indeed occupy its former space. In the interlude, a generic, unnamed restaurant is operating from a different location within the hotel.
BRT also brings word that the Fairmont Copley Plaza in Back Bay is seeking approval for a small, outdoor cafe as part of its current "restoration." The Fairmont tells Eater that a new restaurant will be coming to the space that formerly housed the Merry-Go-Round Bar and Oak Bar, that it will open in the spring, and that the outdoor space, if approved, would be part of this new venue. The price tag for the overhaul of the entire hotel, including the restaurant: a mere $20 million.
In other hotel restaurant news, as Eater reported earlier, the Theater Cafe at the Radisson will now become the Emerald Lounge at the Revere. Same physical space, different owners and concept.