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The Best Celebrity Owned Restaurants in Boston, MA

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There’s a lot to love about a historic city like Boston, so it comes as no surprise that there are more than a handful of celebrities have tried to make their mark on the city by opening up an eatery or two. If you are craving some tasty food dished up by a famous face (or at least owned by one!), check out our list of the best celebrity owned restaurants around Boston. 

 


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Grotto

272 Boylston St Boston, MA 02116
(617) 426-7878

Billionaire and Landry’s CEO Tillman Fertitta is the celebrity brains (and pocketbook) behind this beloved Beacon Hill restaurant. This hidden gem turns out some of the best Italian food in town with the chef-driven menus that come in four prix fixe options. Favorites include the Mushroom and Truffle Butter Risotto and the Bolognese.

 


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House of Blues

15 Lansdowne St Boston, MA 02215
(888) 693-2583

Dan Akroyd’s famous music venue also serves up delicious food in this celebrity owned spot. Sure, most visitors to the HOB are here for the show, but noshing on great food is a bonus not always found at music venues. Snag a seat and order a Pulled Pork Sandwich or some Lobster Mac & Cheese before the music starts.

 


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Lower Mills Tavern

2269 Dorchester Ave Boston, MA 02124
(857) 267-4461

Ken Casey, frontman for the Dropkick Murphys Celtic rock band, owns this neighborhood Irish pub that also features local music a few days a week. Rated as one of the city’s best neighborhood bars, Lower Mills Tavern also serves up delicious pub food like their Coffee-Rubbed Flank Steak at dinner and the weekend brunch favorite Cinnamon Roll Pancakes best devoured with a Pomegranate Mimosa.

 


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Ma Maison

272 Cambridge St Boston, MA 02114
(617) 725-8855

Owned and operated by celebrity chef Jacky Robert, Maison is a French oasis in Bean Town. Nestled in a neighborhood, Maison’s quaint corner location is accented with charming red awnings announcing the location’s pedigree as a French bistro, authenticating the experience from the very first glance, and Maison does not disappoint. From the Burgundy Escargot hors d’oeuvres to the Mousse au Chocolat for dessert, diners at Ma Maison will enjoy some of the very best French food on the East Coast when they visit this well-appointed and skillfully executed French restaurant.

 


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Menton

354 Congress St Boston, MA 02210
(617) 737-0099

Celebrity Chef Barbara Lynch serves up French and Italian cuisine in this auspicious wine bar just south of Four Point Channel. As one of the world’s leading chefs and restaurateurs, Lynch’s chef’s menu at Menton rotates based on the freshest seafood available seasonally. Guests rave about the Foie Gras Torchon and the Duck Confit Spaghetti and all options have excellent wine pairing suggestions.

 


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Novara

556 Adams St Milton, MA 02186
(617) 696-8400

Teen icon from New Kids On The Block, Jordan Knight, turned the popular Novara into a celebrity owned spot back in 2016. Once home to the Milton Cinema, Novara now is well-known for its classic Italian fare. Nestled in suburbia, Novara’s homey yet upscale feel appeals to families just as much as those on a date night. Guests love the Seafood Scampi and the Brunch Short Rib & Sweet Potato Hash. Subtle NKOTB nods to Knight’s previous life as an entertainer are fun to spot like the New Fig on the Block cocktail infused with fig, black cherry and orange flavors.

 


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Sarma

249 Pearl St Somerville, MA 02145
(617) 764-4464

Local celebrity and renowned chef Ana Sortun runs Sarma, along with a handful of other popular eateries around Bean City. Sarma is a Turkish-style meyhane or tavern, serving Mediterranean-style small plates (mezes) for sharing with food-friendly cocktails, wine and craft beers. The word “sarma” even means “to wrap up in a bundle and serve as a meze,” and diners here will experience Sortun’s vision through every detail at this vibrant, eclectic restaurant. Guests at Sarma love the Seven-Layer Hummus and the Brisket Shawarma as well as the sweet Ricotta Loukoumades that cap off the meal with a honey-sweet finish.

 


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Wahlburgers

132 Brookline Ave Boston, MA 02215
(617) 927-6810

Accomplished actor Mark Wahlberg and his brothers have long owned this popular burger chain that now reaches well beyond Beantown’s borders with outposts across the nation. But Boston’s favorite burger joint has found huge and growing success for their delicious food as well as their famous owners and the reality show created around this fun, cheeky joint. Those in the know order a Tots Flight for three kinds of cheesy, crispy tots to go with an Our Burger loaded with “government” cheese and all the fixings. Snag an adult boozy shake too, like the coffee-infused Mud Pie or cool down with Blackberry Bourbon Lemonade.