Sister Restauranteurs Unite to Create One of New England’s Newest and Largest Female-Owned Hospitality Groups
Today, two of the largest forces in the Boston restaurant scene will be joining forces to create a new hospitality group. The sister duo of restauranteurs; Kathy Sidell, of The Met Restaurant Group and Stephanie Sokolove of Stephanie’s Restaurant Group will join forces under one umbrella organization, “Sidell Hospitality” unifying all restaurants including two major locations on Boston’s Newbury Street. The namesake is extremely meaningful to the sisters highlighting both the family name and their Father Jack Sidell’s legacy, a notable Boston businessman who financed and launched the careers of many successful chefs among whom include, Todd English and Jasper White.
The move will assimilate both brands under one organization including Sokolove’s Stephanie’s restaurants in Boston’sBack Bay, South End and South Boston and Sidell’s (5) restaurants including: Met Back Bay in Boston, MA, Met Bar & Grill located in Dedham, MA and Natick, MA, Met on Main in Nantucket, MA and the award-winning Saltie Girl. “While we’ve operated separate restaurants we’ve always hoped we’d work together in one way or another,” said Sokolove. All restaurants will continue to operate under their given names though several changes will be implemented. “2018 will bring several dynamic changes to the organization and I’m beyond pleased to be working with my sister,” said Sidell.
While it will be business as usual for customers, shared hospitality teams and strategic augmentation portfolio-wide are part of the new plans structure.