Jean-Georges' Market at the W Hotel to Close
Sad news for Boston fans of star chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten. A reliable tipster tells Zagat that Market at W Boston, opened in 2009, is slated to close on December 21. The source adds that Turner Fisheries at the Westin Copley (another Starwood property), a seafood staple since 1983, will also be closing at that time. There was no indication on what may replace either restaurant; Zagat has reached out for official comment and will update this space. Update: A rep for the W Boston confirms that Market will close "at the end of the year." The statement adds that plans for the space will soon be announced, and that the hotel’s W Lounge will remain open and receive a "refresh" next year. The Westin Copley Place has also confirmed that Turner Fisheries will close on December 21. In a statement praising the 30-year old restaurant's "rich and lengthy presence in the Back Bay," the Westin promises it will soon reveal plans to "reposition" the space "based on current market dynamics and dining trends." The Westin's Huntington Boston and Bar 10 will remain open but undergo an "exciting refresh" in 2014.