Thursday, February 14, 2019

Rochambeau Is Replacing Towne Stove and Spirits in Boston's Back Bay

by Marc Hurwitz

A new French restaurant and cafe is opening in the Back Bay of Boston, replacing a dining and drinking spot that once had two of the region's best-known chefs behind it.

According to an article from Boston Magazine, Rochambeau is replacing Towne Stove and Spirits at the Hynes Convention Center on Boylston Street, with Patrick Lyons and the Lyons Group being behind the place. The Lyons Group had also been behind Towne, which first opened in 2010 and had Lydia Shire and Jasper White initially overseeing the menu, and as hinted at early last month just after Towne's closure, Patrick Lyons wanted to debut a new concept in the space. The post mentions that Rochambeau will actually include two different concepts, with the main restaurant being a brasserie with such items as steak frites and coq au vin while the other section will be a cafe that offers breakfast, lunch, and afternoon snacks, with croissants and cafe au lait being two options. (An outdoor patio will also be set up along Boylston Street.)

The address for Rochambeau will be 900 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115. Its website will be at

[June 3 update: The website for the place indicates that Rochambeau will open sometime this summer.]

[October 4 update: According to a post from, the cafe section of Rochambeau is now open, with the brasserie opening this weekend.]

[Earlier Article]
Towne Stove and Spirits in Boston's Back Bay Has Closed

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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]