Stephi’s on Tremont (571 Tremont St., Boston) is now officially closed, joining Stephi’s in Southie as the second Sidell Hospitality property to close in the past year. Stephanie’s on Newbury (190 Newbury St., Boston) will remain open.
Sidell Hospitality formed in January 2018, merging Kathy Sidell’s Met Restaurant Group (of Met Back Bay and Saltie Girl fame) with her sister Stephanie Sokolove’s Stephanie’s Restaurant Group, which included Stephanie’s on Newbury, Stephanie’s at Logan, and the now-closed South Boston and South End restaurants, which focused on comfort food, serving dishes like fried chicken, meatloaf, clam chowder, and pizza, plus brunch and a full bar.
When Sidell and Sokolove first announced back in February that Stephi’s on Tremont would be closing this spring, Sidell provided the following statement:
The goal since we began collaborating at the top of 2018 was to make the most prudent decisions for all the restaurants. Sidell Hospitality is excited to operate two iconic restaurants on Newbury Street in the Boston’s Back Bay: Stephanie’s, which will be celebrating 25 years, and the Met Back Bay, which opened almost a decade ago. We look forward to serving our customers and bringing new and exciting offerings to both locations.
The longtime Stephi’s on Tremont space will be taken over by the team behind several other South End restaurants: Bar Mezzana (360 Harrison Ave., Boston) and Shore Leave and No Relation (both at 11 William E. Mullins Wy., Boston).
While they have not yet shared the name or details about the menu for the forthcoming restaurant, the space will be designed by Hacin + Associates, which is the same firm that designed Shore Leave. The restaurant group’s existing venues focus on coastal Italian food, particularly pastas and crudo (Bar Mezzana); Tiki drinks with Pacific Rim-inspired food (Shore Leave); and high-end sushi (No Relation). The new restaurant could open this summer.
Sidell told Eater via email that she and Sokolove “are thrilled [the space] is going into the brilliant hands of the Bar Mezzana, Shore Leave, and No Relations group.”