a celebrity chef, restaurateur, and television personality known for being exceedingly terrifying on Hell’s Kitchen and oddly nurturing on Masterchef Junior — is making his first entry into the Boston restaurant scene with a new spot called Ramsay’s Kitchen, his restaurant group announced today. It will open at the Mandarin Oriental in Back Bay, which was previously home to a restaurant by another celebrity chef, Daniel Boulud. (Bar Boulud Boston closed in 2020.)
Ramsay’s Kitchen, set to open in late 2021, will include a raw bar, bar and lounge space, two private dining areas, and a seasonal patio in addition to its main dining room. It will serve Ramsay’s favorite dishes, per today’s announcement; yes, there will be beef Wellington, as well as a lobster and clam bouillabaisse. As expected of a hotel restaurant, it’ll be open for all-day dining.
The restaurant design is meant to evoke a very Boston feel: The back bar, for example, will feature a nod to the Zakim bridge, while blue marble is meant to represent Boston Harbor’s waters.