The Boston Licensing Board tomorrow considers granting licenses for another Guy Fieri restaurant on Tremont Street near Boylston Street and what would be Gordon Ramsay's first, but not last, restaurant less than a mile away on Boylston Street in the Back Bay.
At a hearing today, Big Night Venues asked for formal approval to change the name of Explorateur, 186 Tremont St., into Guy’s Kitchen & Bar, which will feature "sharable items," soups, salads, burgers and the like, Big Night Venues attorney Kristen Scanlon said. There is also a Fieri restaurant at North Station.
Explorateur closed at the start of the pandemic in 2020.
Down at the Mandarin Oriental, meanwhile, as-seen-on-TV's Gordon Ramsay is seeking permission to buy the liquor license of the shuttered Stella's in the South End and convert the former Bar Bolud space and patio into Ramsay’s Kitchen, which will be as upscale as Guy's Kitchen won't be.
"I'm sure you've seen him on TV," Ramsay attorney Gene Richard said.
The new restaurant will be "an upscale, first-class full-service high quality rest and bar," Richard said. "Modern, sleek and fun."
"If you've seen his shows, you get the idea," he added.
Richard said Ramsay is hoping to open the inside space possibly within a month.
People who have been pining for budget Ramsay will have to hold on a while longer.
Richard said that now that once Ramsay has his first Boston restaurant open, he will concentrate on more casual "additional ones" that will feature "street pizza" and "street burgers." Boston Restaurant Talk reported last month that Ramsay was planning a street-pizza place on Congress Street in Fort Point.