Haute Secrets Boston: Seth Greenberg, Hospitality Developer

There isn’t much Seth Greenberg hasn’t done.

Bastille Kitchen
Bastille Kitchen

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.

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.

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.