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Boston Chops to get a Downtown Crossing outpost

Chris Coombs (pictured) and Brian Piccini will open a second location of their South End steakhouse in Downtown Crossing.
Chris Coombs (pictured) and Brian Piccini will open a second location of their South End steakhouse in Downtown Crossing.(Matthew J. Lee/Globe staff)

Boston Urban Hospitality restaurateurs Chris Coombs and Brian Piccini will open a second outpost of their successful South End steakhouse, Boston Chops, in Downtown Crossing. The restaurant — known for unusual meat preparations like oxtail croquettes and braised tripe — will take over the former Mantra space at 52 Temple Place, says Coombs.

Coombs says he’s “bullish” on the Downtown Crossing neighborhood.

”It’s a beautiful space. [The first] Boston Chops used to be a bank, and this one also used to be a bank, so it’s fitting,” he says. “We’re excited to transform a historic space with amazing character into a new Boston Chops.”

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The restaurateurs also operate dbar in Dorchester and Deuxave in the Back Bay.


Kara Baskin can be reached at kcbaskin@gmail.com.