Sunday, August 07, 2016

Chris Coombs, Brian Piccini to Open New Location of Boston Chops in Downtown Crossing

A few months ago, we reported that the duo behind three popular Boston restaurants planned to further expand in the city, and now we know where their next dining spot will be.

According to a source, Chris Coombs and Brian Piccini of the Boston Urban Hospitality restaurant group (Boston Chops, dbar, Deuxave) are planning to open a new restaurant in Downtown Crossing, leasing the Temple Place storefront where the French-Indian fusion restaurant Mantra had been until closing in the spring of 2012. A source within the restaurant group has confirmed this with us, though no specifics on the upcoming dining spot have been given as of yet, nor is it known when it might open.

Boston Chops can be found on Washington Street in Boston's South End, while dbar is on Dorchester Avenue in Dorchester and Deuxave is on Commonwealth Avenue in the Back Bay.

The address for this upcoming restaurant from Chris Coombs, Brian Piccini, and their team is 52 Temple Place, Boston, MA, 02111.

[August 8 update: Boston Magazine is reporting that a second location of Boston Chops will be going into the former Mantra space, with Chris Coombs indicating that the new location will be totally different in design and layout from the South End restaurant, though the concept will be the same.]

[May 30, 2018 update: An article from Boston Magazine indicates that the Downtown Crossing location of Boston Chops opens for dinner on Thursday, May 31, with lunch service commencing on Monday, June 4.]

[Earlier Articles]
Chris Coombs, Brian Piccini (Boston Chops, dbar, Deuxave) to Open More Restaurants in Boston
Mantra in Downtown Boston Is Closing

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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]