Where? Boston, MA
Who? Me + Ryana
Big Night Entertainment Group has done it again. The company, which is responsible for Red Lantern, Gem, Estate, and other popular Boston-area venues, just opened Empire, a 14,000 square foot restolounge on Fan Pier by the Institute of Contemporary Art, and I attended the opening party.
Overall, the food was good, but I see Empire being the destination of people who primarily crave its genre of atmosphere. I predict that financiers and other professionals who work downtown will frequent the space.
I respect BNEG’s drive to bring classier, swankier establishments to the Boston night scene. Their three recently-opened venues, Empire, Gem, and Red Lantern, could easily fit in around New York City, but they shine in Boston.
Thank you again for a great party, Ed and Randy!