by Marc Hurwitz
A familiar name within the local restaurant scene is going to be opening a Parisian-style bistro in Boston's Back Bay neighborhood.
According to an article from Boston Magazine, Michael Serpa, his wife and operations director Lina Velez, and his business partners will be opening Grand Tour on Newbury Street, with the address indicating that it will be moving into the space by Hereford Street where Smoothie King had been. The new restaurant, which will be around the corner from Serpa's Select Oyster Bar on Gloucester Street, will be a 50-seat two-level spot with a private dining room in the upper part, a bar with an open kitchen on the main floor below, and a patio along the street during the warmer months. The menu at Grand Tour may include such items as roast duck, rabbit in mustard sauce, and steak frites along with seasonal vegetables, charcuterie, and cheeses, while American and French wines will be available. If all goes as planned, the new restaurant could be opening as early as this fall.
Before opening Select Oyster Bar in 2015, Michael Serpa worked at one of Boston's best-known restaurants--Neptune Oyster Bar in the North End.
The address for the upcoming Grand Tour is 314 Newbury Street, Boston, MA, 02115. Its website will be at https://www.grandtourboston.com/
Thanks to a source for initially bringing this to our attention.
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