There isn’t much Seth Greenberg hasn’t done.
Photo Credit: Bastille Kitchen
The well known hospitality developer is the brains behind some of Boston’s top restaurants (the Fort Point Channel’s French bistro Bastille Kitchen, the Financial District’s Italian restaurant Serafina and the upscale French South End hot spot Mistral). He’s also a partner in the Ames Hotel and owns Espace in New York.
Photo Credit: Seth Greenberg
Like most transplants, Greenberg came to Boston for college (Boston University) and stayed to create a nightlife empire (the former Aria and M-80 clubs). Since then, he has become a household name and now splits his time in New York, Boston and Miami. We recently caught up with Greenberg to find out what he loves most about Boston.
Photo Credit: Serafina
Where were you born? I was born in NYC but raised in Miami Beach.
How long have you been in Boston? I’ve been in Boston since college.
Where do you live now? Between NYC, Miami and Boston.
Occupation? Hospitality Developer
Best Sushi: Oishi
Best Italian: Serafina
Best dessert: Citrus Napoleon at Bastille Kitchen
Best place for a romantic date: A walk through Boston Common
Best Sunday brunch: Mistral
Best place for a power business meeting: Bristol Lounge at the Four Seasons
If you have out of town guests, which hotel would you recommend? XV Beacon
Favorite shopping venue/boutique: Saks / Riccardi/ Alan Bilzerian
Best place to buy Jewelry/Watches: Elite Time
Favorite Charity Event: Friends of the Israeli Defense Forces
Favorite Cultural Institution: Museum of Fine Arts
Best Steakhouse: STRIP by Strega
Best Pizza: Serafina
Best Gym/Athletic Facility: The Club by George Foreman III
Best Driving Service: Uber
Best Museum/Exhibit: Institute of Contemporary Art/Museum of Science
Favorite historic/legendary place to see or explore: My favorite is taking a walking tour of downtown Boston on State Street and Washington Street…it’s amazing!
Describe Boston in three words: Historic, aspirational, consistent
All-around favorite locale in Boston, whether a neighborhood, restaurant, venue, or other: My all-around favorite is Newbury Street in Boston’s Back Bay.
Best aspect of Boston: Sensibility. A highly educated public which demands a certain quality to their lives and a respect for history and their traditions.