As everyone prepares to celebrate the New Year with memories of the past and hopes for the future, North Shore residents will also celebrate the long-awaited arrival of the sister restaurant to a Boston neighborhood favorite, Gaslight Lynnfield. The Aquitaine Group, the award winning restaurant group with eight locations in and around the Boston area, delivers on excellence once again with the American counterpart to the French original, Gaslight Brasserie, located in Boston’s South End neighborhood. Opening its doors on Monday, January 4th, 2016, Gaslight Lynnfield will boast a 300 seat space that is suitable for all occasions, and will quickly become a local destination hotspot.
Lynnfield’s newest community project, Market Street, which is situated about 10 miles north of metro Boston, is a modern suburban oasis, boasting top notch eateries, and playing host to the newest Aquitaine restaurant, welcoming Gaslight to the neighborhood in what looks to be the perfect fit. “My partners and I are excited to bring our vision of hospitality to the North Shore,” said Aquitaine Group partner Jeff Gates.
Gaslight will play the American role to its classic Parisian predecessor, offering its guests cuisine of impeccable quality and flavor along with a unique style of sophistication and individuality. At the forefront of the kitchen is Chef de Cuisine Steve Morlino, with an impressive culinary background that includes Sorellina, Mistral, Patina and Union Bar & Grille. The menu features classic “Supper” style dishes including Tuna “Au Poivre”, Sticky Beef Short Ribs and Rotisserie Chicken. Steak lovers will praise the “Specialty Cuts & Chops” consisting of Lamb Chop, Dry Aged Ribeye and the Roasted Loin of Venison. Gaslight will offer a Raw Bar with New England’s freshest seafood, as well as charcuterie, salads, small plates and desserts, along with separate lunch and brunch menus. A children’s menu will also be available. In addition, Gaslight welcomes Eric Hogan, former general manager of the Gaslight’s Boston location, to lead the Lynnfield team.
Featuring an impressive 200-bottle wine list of international selections along with a full bar that includes a carefully curated specialty cocktail list and a selection of domestic and imported beers on draft and by bottle, Gaslight Lynnfield sets the bar to meet its guests every want and need for the perfect dining experience.
The atmosphere of Gaslight Lynnfield is meant to give comfort and warmth, with a strong emphasis on making each guest feel welcome and at ease. Understanding the importance of strong neighborhood ties, The Aquitaine Group brings this sister concept to the North Shore with hopes of giving every visitor, local or otherwise, a new second home. In this 6,400 square foot space with an additional 1,200 square feet built for the outdoor patio, Gaslight offers a bar area that seats 33, an open concept dining room that seats up to 190; a private event space that can play host to 80, and in the warmer seasons an outdoor dining area with a lounge and full bar that seats roughly 62 and also offers a fire pit to toast those marshmallows on warm summer nights.
Gaslight Lynnfield’s hours are as follows: Monday through Wednesday, 11:30AM – 10:00PM for lunch and dinner, bar open until 11:00PM; Thursday through Saturday, 11:30AM – 11:00PM for lunch and dinner, bar open until midnight; Sunday 10:00AM – 10:00PM for brunch and dinner, bar open until 11:00PM. Gaslight will be open for dinner only for the first few weeks. For more information or to make a reservation please visit www.gaslightlynnfield.com or call 781-334-3433.
About The Aquitaine Group:
The Aquitaine Group consists of partners Seth Woods, Matt Burns, and Jeffrey Gates, three individuals with distinctly different personal and professional backgrounds, making these destination restaurants as well as the go-to spots in their respective neighborhoods. Restaurants included in the current portfolio are: Metropolis Café (Boston), Aquitaine (Boston, Chestnut Hill, and Dedham), Cinquecento (Boston), Gaslight Brasserie (Boston), and Gaslight (Lynnfield), Green Light Café (Boston) and La Motta’s (Boston).
Founder/CEO Seth Woods founded what is now the Aquitaine Group with the opening of Metropolis Cafe in 1995, where he received praise from local and national media. In 1998, Woods opened Aquitaine Bar a Vin Bistrot on Tremont Street in Boston’s South End paving the way for what is now known as “restaurant row.” Woods has received accolades for his work within the restaurant community through Boston Business Journal, The New York Times and Food & Wine, but what is the true accomplishment is his commitment to each project’s success, and sustainability in an ever changing city.
Matthew Burns, a native of Boston, met Seth Woods at Armani Café on Boston’s Newbury Street where Burns was general manager and Woods was the acting chef. In 2000, Burns teamed up with Woods to open a second Aquitaine location in Chestnut Hill. According to Burns “a seamless combination of warm, skilled service, delicious food all in a comfortable yet interesting ambiance is what makes a great and successful restaurant.”
Jeffrey Gates joined the Aquitaine Group a few years later and in 2003, Gates was instrumental in opening Union Bar and Grille and later Gaslight Brasserie du coin, both in the South End. Recognized for his consummate professionalism, extensive wine knowledge, methodical and meticulous approach to business, Gates brings a wealth of experience and an unprecedented understanding of the Boston restaurant scene to the Aquitaine Group.
The Aquitaine Group’s restaurants are widely recognized as among the very best in the city of Boston’s growing and respected restaurant scene. They have garnered awards and accolades from local and national publications.
Please visit www.aquitainegroup.com for more information.