Wednesday, December 07, 2011

The Palm to Move from Boston's Back Bay to the Financial District

Three months ago, we reported that a high-end steakhouse and seafood place in Boston's Back Bay was apparently looking for a new home. This has now been confirmed, thanks to Adam's Hospitality and Tourism Industry Blog.

According to a post on Adam's site, The Palm at the Westin Copley Place is closing on December 31, as it was not able to renew its lease. The restaurant will subsequently move to One International Place, possibly in the fall of 2012. In addition, Adam touches upon a rumor that we heard late in the summer, namely that the Brazilian steakhouse chain Fogo de Chao could be moving into the space that The Palm is vacating.

[April 19, 2012 update: MarketWatch is reporting (via a link that is no longer up) that The Palm will be moving into the lobby of One International Place, and it will be much larger than the original in the Back Bay, with 8,300 square feet of space and enough seating for more than 300 people. Included will be an outdoor deck that looks out at the Moakley Bridge. The article mentions that the new Palm could be open by early 2013.]

[April 23, 2013 update: Eater Boston states that The Palm is planning to reopen in their new space on May 16.]

[May 9, 2013 update: A Twitter post from the restaurant indicates that The Palm is now actually planning to open on Saturday (May 11).]

The Palm first opened in New York City in 1926, eventually expanding to other cities and towns across the United States, including Boston in 1996. The restaurant features such items as lobster bisque, filet mignon, New York strip, swordfish steak, lobster, crab cakes, and lamb chops.

The address for The Palm at the Westin Copley Place is: The Palm, 200 Dartmouth Street, Boston, MA, 02116. The website for the chain can be found at