Friday, March 02, 2012

Sel de la Terre at Boston's Long Wharf to Close; New Restaurant to Take Over Space

The original location of a trio of French restaurants in the Boston area is going to be closing, and a new dining spot from another restaurant group will be opening in its space.

An email from 451 Marketing indicates that Sel de la Terre at Long Wharf on Boston's waterfront is being bought by another restaurant operator and will be shutting its doors, though a closing date has not been given as of yet. The Long Wharf location of Sel de la Terre first opened in 2000, with locations in Natick and the Back Bay opening several years later. The person behind the three restaurants is Frank McClelland, who owns the high-end French restaurant L'Espalier in the Back Bay along with Au Soleil Catering (also in the Back Bay) and Apple Street Farm in Essex.

[March 2 update: The Boston Herald reports that the new dining spot that is moving into the Sel de la Terre space will be called City Landing, and it will be run by Bill Brodsky, the former food and beverage director at the Wequassett Resort & Golf Club in Harwich (he was also executive chef of its restaurants).]

[April 25 update: Eater Boston is reporting that Sel de la Terre will be officially closing its Long Wharf location this Sunday (April 29).]

Another restaurant that McClelland is involved with--La Brasa--will soon be opening in East Somerville, with the current chef de cuisine of Sel de la Terre Natick heading up the place.

The address for the soon-to-close Sel de la Terre at Long Wharf on the Boston waterfront is: Sel de la Terre, 255 State Street, Boston, MA, 02109.