Friday, January 09, 2015

Louis Boston on the Waterfront Is Closing; Sam's at Louis to Move Next Door

[Ed note: This article was updated on March 24 to reflect the fact that Sam's will be moving to a new location.]

A high-end clothing shop on the Boston waterfront is closing after many decades in business, though the restaurant that is part of it will stay open.

According to one of the people involved with Sam's at Louis on Northern Avenue, the dining spot will remain in operation even though the store Louis Boston is shuttering (The Boston Globe wrote about its closing today, saying that the shop shuts down in July after more than 85 years in business). The clothing store used to be located on Berkeley Street in Boston's Back Bay before moving to the waterfront in the winter of 2009/2010; the restaurant opened within the building a few months later.

Sam's is an upscale but casual dining spot known in part for its patio with spectacular views of Boston Harbor, with its menu featuring mostly New American fare such as deviled eggs, octopus, roasted half chicken, pork belly, skirt steak, and scallops.

The address for Sam's at Louis (and Louis Boston) is 60 Northern Avenue, Boston, MA, 02210. The website for the restaurant can be found at

[March 24 update: The Boston Globe is reporting that Sam's is going to be moving next door into a space that will have a bigger patio--and the same views of the harbor.]

[August 4 update: A new article from The Boston Globe states that Sam's closes on August 31 and will reopen in its new home next door (at Twenty Two Liberty) in November. The post also says that the new location of Sam's will be at ground level rather than on the second floor (as its current location is), though it will still have water views.]

[October 8 update: A Twitter post from this afternoon shows that the building in which Sam's and Louis Boston resided is in the process of being demolished.]

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