A new Parisian wine bar lands in the South End tomorrow, courtesy of a pair of local restaurateurs with a vast history of running French restaurants in the Boston area. Sandrine Rossi, along with Loïc Le Garrec from Petit Robert Bistro, will open the doors to Frenchie on January 24, bringing a spread of French fare, wine, and more to 560 Tremont St. (See correction below.)
Frenchie took over the former Kitchen space, which closed in March, as previously reported. An early name for the new restaurant was Le Comptoir, but the owners have settled permanently on Frenchie. Alex Falconer, former executive chef of Kenmore Square’s now-closed Joséphine, will lead the kitchen at Frenchie, which will specialize in dishes reminiscent of a wine bar in Paris, including cheese and charcuterie.
The restaurant reportedly boasts nearly 2,000 square feet and will have a bar and outdoor seating, when the weather allows. Frenchie will be open Monday through Thursday from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m., Friday from 11 a.m. to 12 a.m., Saturday from 10 a.m. to 12 a.m., and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Correction, 2/3/17: While Le Garrec is an industry vet, having been a partner in Petit Robert for over a decade, Rossi is a first-time restaurant owner. Her parents worked in wine and cheese.