Grand Tour to Become Little Whale

Chef Michael Serpa is gearing up to transform his Newbury Street bistro, Grand Tour, into a brand new seafood concept, Little Whale Oyster Bar.

Get over to the Back Bay before September 3rd to say adieu and, of course, to have your fill of Parisian classics (charcuterie, steak frites, tuna nicoise and more) before Grand Tour closes for good. But don’t despair! Little Whale Oyster Bar is slated to open on Monday, September 12th with a menu of impeccable seafood including a raw bar full of local fish and shellfish, and dishes like Ipswich fried clams, New England clam chowder and Maine lobster rolls (warm with butter and cold with mayo to cover all the delicious, lobster-y bases).

Seafood, after all, is kinda Serpa’s thing. Serpa Hospitality Group already includes two well-loved fish-focused sister restaurants – the Mediterranean-leaning Select Oyster Bar and the Iberian Peninsula-inspired Atlántico. Little Whale Oyster Bar will highlight local fishes with an elevated-yet-approachable New England dining experience that’s perfect for visitors and native Bostonians. The beverage program will complement the menu with a slew of seafood-friendly wines and local craft beers to pair with the bounty from New England’s seacoast.

Located at 314 Newbury Street, Little Whale’s bright and airy two-level dining room (with a breezy, nautical vibe and room for 62, including bar seats) will be open for lunch and dinner daily. Check back for more info or keep an eye on their website (coming soon!) and socials for updates.

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