BOSTON, Jan. 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Smith & Wollensky Restaurant Group announced today that the brand will soon expand its presence with the opening of a second location in Boston, Mass. The new Smith & Wollensky location will be part of Boston Properties' prestigious new Atlantic Wharf project located on Boston's historic waterfront, between the new Rose Kennedy Greenway and Boston Harbor at 290 Congress St.
Working with Shawmut Design and Construction and Peter Niemitz of Niemitz Design Group, Smith & Wollensky Restaurant Group expects to open the restaurant in early summer 2011. Plans for the 10,000-square-foot space include interior dining with several private rooms, a luxurious bar and an expansive outdoor patio for waterfront dining, offering both lunch and dinner.
"Boston area diners have shown tremendous loyalty to the Smith & Wollensky brand," said Michael Feighery, president of Smith & Wollensky Restaurant Group. "So it is with great excitement that we introduce a new, but equally iconic, Smith & Wollensky location—one that will offer premium waterfront views and outdoor dining."
Operations at the Back Bay Smith & Wollensky location will continue as usual—with a greater emphasis on the unique private dining spaces and special event capabilities available at Boston's Castle, located at 101 Arlington St. Expansion of the Smith & Wollensky brand within the United States and abroad is ongoing.
About Smith & Wollensky Restaurant Group
Smith & Wollensky Restaurant Group is a portfolio company of private equity firm Bunker Hill Capital of Boston, Mass. Smith & Wollensky Restaurant Group owns and operates eight iconic Smith & Wollensky locations in Miami Beach; Chicago; Las Vegas; Washington, D.C.; Philadelphia; Columbus, Ohio; Houston; and Boston. Since its establishment in 1977 as America's premier traditional steakhouse, Smith & Wollensky has been committed to delivering unparalleled hospitality and the best USDA Prime steaks, dry-aged for tenderness and flavor and hand cut on-premise daily. The acclaimed wine list, rich ambiance and exceptional service are designed to provide guests with a truly memorable steakhouse experience. Smith & Wollensky has received numerous local and national awards, including the "Grand Award of Excellence" from Wine Spectator and the "Award of Excellence" from Distinguished Restaurants of North America. To learn more about Smith & Wollensky Restaurant Group, visit www.smithandwollensky.com for locations, menus and reservations.
About Bunker Hill Capital, L.P.
Bunker Hill Capital is a private equity firm that makes investments in lower middle market companies with enterprise values up to $150 million. The principals of Bunker Hill Capital have invested over $400 million in 30 transactions and target opportunities across four industry sectors including industrial products, business services, consumer products and specialty retail. Bunker Hill Capital's portfolio company investments include California Family Fitness, the leading owner and operator of fitness centers in the greater Sacramento, Calif., area; Papa Gino's/D'Angelo, a dominant quick service restaurant operator in New England; Smith & Wollensky, a premier steakhouse concept in the United States; Nspro, a leading IT consulting firm in Montreal, Canada; and SunBriteTV, the world's leading designer, manufacturer and supplier of all-weather outdoor televisions and related accessories. For more information on Bunker Hill Capital, please visit www.bunkerhillcapital.com
SOURCE Smith & Wollensky Restaurant Group