Kathy Sidell
Owner of The Metropolitan Club in Chestnut Hill, The Met Bar & Grill in Natick and Dedham and Met Back Bay, Kathy Sidell Trustman wasn’t always in the restaurant game, though it was in her blood. Prior to opening The Metropolitan Club, she was a film producer bringing to life shorts and documentaries. But, having grown up the daughter of Jack Sidell, a highly influential financial backer of many upstart eateries from the 1960’s on, Kathy had always wanted to own a restaurant of her own. An accomplished cook herself, her passion for food and the service industry is felt in all of her establishments, known for a refreshing balance of comfort foods in an comfortable upscale setting.
Where were you born ?
How long in Boston:
All my life barring stints in other wonderful cities (LA and NYC) for extended periods of time – graduate school @ Columbia in film in NYC and for production work in L.A.
Favorite Restaurant:
After my own? Neptune Oyster for pink champagne lobster rolls with butter and spanking fresh oysters
Best Sushi:
O Ya - Very expensive but very good
Best Ethnic Food:
Peach Farm in Chinatown – Ask for the roast pig
Best Italian:
Rino’s in East Boston
Best place for late night dining:
Golden Temple
Best dessert:
Mike’s Pastry
Best place for a romantic date:
El Oriental de Cuba
Best Sunday brunch:
Dim Sum brunch @ Myers and Chang
Hautest Club/Lounge:
Trina’s Starlite Lounge
Best place for a power business meeting:
Four Seasons Bristol Lounge
All-around favorite spot in Boston:
North End
If you have out of town guests, which hotel would you recommend?
XV Beacon
Favorite shopping venue/boutique:
Alan Bilzerian
Best place to buy Jewelry/Watches:
Best Spa:
Bella Sante
Favorite Charity Event:
Ellie’s Fund Oscar Night
Favorite Cultural Event:
July 4th on the beach in Nantucket
Favorite Cultural Institution:
Boston Symphony Orchestra
Best Aspect of Boston:
It is my Home!!!!
Best Steakhouse:
Grill 23 for the cracker bread and rib eye cap
Best Pizza:
Regina’s Pizzeria in the North End
Best Lunch:
Best Gym/Athletic Facility:
Don’t go.
Best Massage:
@ home
Best Limousine/Driving Service:
Boston Coach
Best Museum/Exhibit:
Art of the America’s, the new wing at the Museum of Fine arts
Favorite historic/legendary place to see or explore:
Boston Harbor and the Islands
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