Monday, March 02, 2020

Explorateur in Boston Is Closing; Guy Fieri to Open Two New Concepts in Space

A restaurant within a Masonic Temple space in downtown Boston is shutting down, and a celebrity chef and restaurateur is bringing two new concepts to the space.

According to a press release, Explorateur closes today, with the space (which is located at the corner of Boylston Street and Tremont Street) going through a complete renovation in preparation of the opening of Guy Fieri's Boston Kitchen + Bar and Chicken Guy! which will both open at the site. The email says that Guy Fieri's Boston Kitchen + Bar will be a restaurant with New England influences, with the menu including wings, burgers, small bites, and shareable options, while craft beers and cocktails will be served as well. Chicken Guy! will be a fast-casual spot that features grilled or fried chicken tenders offered with different sauces and served on skewers, in sandwiches, or in salad bowls, with sides such as fried pickles, mac and cheese, and fries available.

Explorateur first opened in the summer of 2017, with Ed Kane and his Big Night Entertainment Group being behind it; as with Guy Fieri's Tequila Cocina at the Hub on Causeway Development by North Station, Big Night will be partnering with Fieri on this project as well.

by Marc Hurwitz (Also follow us on Twitter at @hiddenboston)

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