Wednesday, March 20, 2013

M.C. Spiedo Is Replacing 606 Congress in Boston's Seaport District

[Ed note: This article was updated on November 18  to reflect the fact that a new name will be given to the upcoming restaurant.]

The people behind a pair of well-known restaurants in Maine are going to be opening a new restaurant in Boston's Seaport District, taking over the space where another dining spot currently resides.

The Boston Magazine Chowder blog is reporting that a restaurant that may be called MC Medici Ristorante & Bar is opening within the Renaissance Boston Waterfront Hotel, replacing 606 Congress. The article says that the people who are opening the new restaurant are Mark Gaier and Clark Frasier, who own both Arrows and MC Perkins Cove in Ogunquit. Expect to see Italian fare at the place, with chef Rich Garcia of 606 Congress overseeing the culinary operations at the new spot.

Chowder mentions that the new restaurant could be opening sometime this fall.

[August 27 update: According to a post from, 606 Congress closed its doors over the weekend. (As soon as we hear more about when the new spot might open, we will post another update here.) Thanks to one of our readers for bringing this to our attention.]

[October 22 update: The Portland Press Herald mentions that the new Seaport District restaurant is planning to open in the middle of February, and it also says that Gaier and Frasier are selling Arrows in Ogunquit.]

[October 23 update: The Restaurant Hub blog of The Boston Globe states that the new dining and drinking spot from Mark Gaier and Clark Frasier will not be called MC Medici Ristorante & Bar after all, with a new name coming for the place at some point.]

[November 18 update: A new post from The Restaurant Hub blog of The Boston Globe says that the restaurant will be called M.C. Spiedo.]

[February 7, 2014 update: The Restaurant Hub blog is now reporting that M.C. Spiedo is planning to open sometime next week and will offer such items as roast suckling pig with house-made sausage, pizza with arugula, fennel, grapes, and mozzarella, and spit-roasted chicken with prosciutto.]

[February 10, 2014 update: Eater Boston says that M.C. Spiedo opens today.]

The address for this new restaurant in the Seaport District is 606 Congress Street, Boston, MA, 02210. Its website is at