Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Barbara Lynch Working with Niece Kerri Lynch-Delaney to Open 16C in Quincy

[Ed note: This article was updated on October 21 to reflect new information given, including a name and address for the place.]

One of the best-known restaurateurs in the Boston area is helping her niece open a new dining spot just south of the city--and this one will feature pizza, steak tips, and more.

The Boston Herald is reporting that Barbara Lynch and Kerri Lynch-Delaney are planning to open an "upscale-casual Italian-themed" restaurant in Quincy Center, with the Cottage Avenue eatery specializing in seasonal sheet-pan pizza that is baked in a Rational combi oven. The article also says that the legendary steak tips once served at the now-closed Quiet Man in South Boston will be brought back, as Lynch-Delaney's father owned the iconic West Broadway bar, which closed back in 2008.

No name has been given for the new restaurant as of yet, nor is there an exact address or an estimated opening date at this point in time.

[October 21 update: According to a Twitter post from @TheJeffSullivan, the new restaurant from Barbara Lynch and Kerri Lynch-Delaney will be called 16C, and it will open at 16 Cottage Street, which is where the Granite Rail Tavern had been until recently. Some information given in a related Facebook post also indicates that Barbara Lynch is helping Kerri Lynch-Delaney opening the dining spot (including working on developing the menu), though it looks like this will ultimately be Kerri's restaurant. If all goes as planned, 16C could be opening sometime in January of 2016.]

[November 12 update: Eater Boston states that Kerri Lynch-Delaney is still aiming to open 16C in early 2016, and that she is also selling her bakery Babycakes, which is located in the Wollaston section of the city. The article mentions that the new restaurant will focus on American items (earlier, it had been reported that the place would be Italian-themed) and that in addition to pizza and steak tips, house-made ice cream may also be offered.]

[April 21, 2016 update: According to a poster on the Quincy Is Everything Facebook page, 16C is now open. (It is not yet known whether this is a soft opening or an official opening; as soon as we find out more, we will post another update here.)]

Barbara Lynch's restaurant group--Barbara Lynch Gruppo--runs Menton, Drink, Sportello, The Butcher Shop, B&G Oysters, and No. 9 Park, all of which are in Boston.

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[A related post from our sister site (Boston's Hidden Restaurants): List of Restaurant Closings and Openings in the Boston Area]