Monday, June 06, 2011

Big Papi's Grille in Framingham Is Closing, Apparently Reopening in Boston

Nearly a year after first reporting that a new Big Papi's Grille may be coming to Boston, it appears that this may indeed be happening, though the circumstances seem to be different now.

According to The MetroWest Daily News, the Framingham location of Big Papi's on Route 9 is set to close, as the building is going to be torn down to make way for a new structure. In addition, the restaurant's lease is also up at the end of July, so Red Sox star David Ortiz and his partners are looking to leave Framingham and reopen the restaurant somewhere in Boston.

Big Papi's Grille first opened in Framingham in July of 2009, featuring Caribbean and Dominican-influenced dishes such as tostones, Dominican sausage, red snapper, fish tacos, and Cubano sliders. The casual upscale restaurant also offers several options for steaks and chops.

As soon as we find out more information on where in Boston Big Papi's Grille might be moving to, we will post an update here.

[July 4 update: According to several sources, including a poster on the Boston's Hidden Restaurants Facebook page as well as the restaurant's Facebook page itself, Big Papi's Grille in Framingham is now officially closed. Also, there is still no word on where it might be moving to in Boston.]