Sam's at Louis, previously a waterfront staple with gorgeous views, closed in August 2015 with the intention of reopening in a new building going up next door. The new restaurant, Sam's at 22 Liberty, had been slated for a spring 2016 opening. But an Instagram post from sister restaurant The Maiden announced today that the project is no longer happening:
"Dear friends & valued customers, With heavy hearts, we’d like to share with you that our sister restaurant Sam's will remain closed. We had hoped to reopen this beloved restaurant on the waterfront this year, but despite everyone’s best efforts the process became too overwhelming for our small, family-driven team. We can’t thank you enough for the support you’ve shown us over the past several years and the memories we’ve created at Sam’s together. On the bright side the same team you got to know and love through Sam’s is operating in full force here at The Maiden! We would be thrilled to see each and every one of you here. Thank you again for helping make Sam’s the hidden gem that it was, and we hope to see you soon. Much love, Esti, Drew, Jon and The Maiden family
The Maiden, located in South Boston, opened at the end of 2015 and features charcuterie, cheese, and seafood. Wife-and-husband duo Esti and Drew Parsons, and Drew's brother Jon, own the restaurant. Esti is particularly well-known in the local restaurant industry for her time as general manager and partner at Radius, where she honed her special brand of hospitality.
The Boston Globe's Janelle Nanos declared The Maiden to be "a welcome addition" to Southie earlier this month in a review praising the house-made duck prosciutto, "expertly shucked" oysters, the burger, and more.