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.”
The restaurateurs also operate dbar in Dorchester and Deuxave in the Back Bay.Kara Baskin can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.