From Boston, Dedham and Natick to Nantucket and beyond (think Bethesda, Maryland), Kathy Sidell’s collection of Met Restaurants have made a name for themselves with her specialty menu of comfort fare. Signature dishes include short rib tacos made with cola and cocoa, a “two fisted” chicken club, sirloin tips with cheddar mashed potatoes and a four-cheese gooey mac and cheese. The Boston location also features a decadent dry aged burger.
Photo Credit: The Met Restaurant Group
We caught up with Sidell recently to find out what she loves most about Boston.
Where were you born: Newton, MA
How long in Boston: All my life
Neighborhood: Back Bay
Occupation: CEO, Met Restaurant Group
Favorite Restaurant: Gourmet Dumpling House
Best Sushi: Café Sushi
Best Italian: Coppa
Best dessert: Tatte Bakery
Best place for a romantic date: Ostra
Best Sunday brunch: Bloody Mary Bar and Avocado Toast on 7 Grain with Burrata and a poached egg at MET Back Bay
Best place for a power business meeting: Four Seasons – Bristol Lounge
If you have out of town guests, which hotel would you recommend? Commercial: Four Seasons, or Boutique: XV Beacon
Favorite shopping venue/boutique: Hermès
Favorite place to buy jewelry/watches: Pageo
Best Spa: Exhale
Favorite Charity Event: ARTcetera
Favorite Cultural Event: Marathon Monday
Favorite Cultural Institution: A.R.T in Cambridge
Best Steakhouse: Mooo
Best Pizza: Regina Pizzeria – ONLY in the North End
Best Lunch: Neptune Oyster
Best Gym/Athletic Facility: I don’t go to the gym!
Best Massage: Private
Best Limousine/Driving Service: Boston Coach
Best Museum/Exhibit: Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
Describe Boston in three words: Historic. Sports driven. Well-educated.
Favorite historic/legendary place to see or explore: Walking through the Boston Common on the way to work.
All-around favorite spot in Boston: Being on a boat in Boston Harbor looking back at the city. Magical.
Best Aspect of Boston: It is close to Nantucket. And, you can be at the beach or skiing within 2 hours.
Best New Restaurant: Tiger Mama