A restaurant on Boston Common known for its modern French cuisine and award-winning wine program, not to mention an impressive basket of imported French butter that makes the rounds with bread service, will be relocating downtown near South Station. About two years ago, Troquet had planned to open a second location in the area, but now it has plans to relocate to the former Bel Ari space on South Street near South Station, Boston Restaurant Talk reports.
This new development, announced on BostonChefs.com, is a relocation rather than an addition, a source told Eater. Construction is set to get underway at 107 South St. and will reportedly be ready in time for a winter opening. Chef Scott Herbert will expand the restaurant’s existing menu, and the restaurant will have a private room and more seating in the dining area. There will also be a new bar menu and a large bar area to accommodate dinner crowds seven nights a week.
Troquet, which is coming up on its 15th anniversary next month, has quietly snapped up bits of excellent local and national press over the years, including rave reviews in the Globe and Boston Magazine. It lands on Wine Enthusiast's list of "America's 100 Best Wine Restaurants" year after year, including 2016.