New Steakhouse Slated for Former Ginger Park/Banq Space

Restaurateur Brian Piccini is seeking the support of the Union Park Neighborhood Association.

A new steakhouse could be coming to the South End.

Brian Piccini, the co-owner of dbar in Dorchester and Deuxave in Back Bay, has leased the former Ginger Park/Banq space at 1375 Washington St., the corner of Washington and Union Park Streets, and intends to open a steakhouse there for his third Boston restaurant, according to a Union Park Neighborhood Association email.

Piccini, with chef Christopher Coombs, opened dbar, an upscale restaurant, nightclub and lounge, at 1236 Dorchester Ave. in 2005. In late 2010, the duo got their second venture, Deuxave, up and running at 371 Commonwealth Ave., at the corner of Commonwealth and Massachusetts Avenues in Back Bay.

The Ginger Park (formerly Banq) space has been vacant for about a year, .

Piccini is seeking the support of the Union Park Neighborhood Association for this new venture, according to the association’s email.

Any association members with concerns, objections or questions about the project were asked to email info@upna.org.

Stay tuned to South End Patch for more information as it becomes available.

Do you support a new steakhouse at this location?

nancy farrington January 13, 2012 at 01:06 PM
YES! Triple yes. Great for the neighborhood. A steak house in the South End!
Andy Carpentier January 15, 2012 at 09:40 PM
I love this location. I hope they retain the wonderful ceiling - BUT they have to improve the lighting. The former was too garish and did not properly enhance the ceiling with a soft light. Remember - warm hue will enhance the beauty of all who sit and serve there. Plus - the bar effectively cut off the sight lines coming into the place - failed to usher diners into the wonderful space. Seize the sidewalk! Extend a glassed-space to welcom and break up the stern facade. Think: IMPei/Louvre. Ah yes - the food! Survey the clientele. A steak frites is a good start.
Roxxma January 18, 2012 at 11:10 PM
Unfortunately, from looking in the windows on Union Park St, it appears that the ceiling was removed not long after Ginger Park vacated the space. Though I do wonder if it was dismantled and stored somewhere. Regardless, I'm happy to see something there.


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