Kane's upcoming eatery inspired by grand European cafes

"Less than a week before the opening of Explorateur, a highly anticipated new restaurant in the middle of downtown Boston, construction is still underway. The 7,300-square-foot space buzzes with the sound of drills and saws as a squadron of tool-toting workers affixes signage, builds banquettes and tries to transform an active work zone into a glam breakfast-through-dinner destination within just a few days’ time."



Mexican and California-French spots are on the way

"California-French cuisine arrives near Boston Common thanks to Explorateur (186 Tremont St. at Boylston Street), the latest from Big Night Entertainment Group, the folks who brought you slinky spots like the Seaport’s Empire Restaurant & Lounge. The restaurant is located inside the old Grand Masonic Lodge."



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“On the way for Boston: the French kitchen Explorateur, one of our most anticipated new restaurants of the year, and a massive three-floor, 22,000-sq.-ft. Seaport development, slated to open in 2018, that will feature another Scorpion Bar and as-yet-unnamed nightclub.”




Ed Kane's new venture serves up French food with 'modern California twist'

The Boston entrepreneur who owns Red Lantern and Empire is planning to open his newest restaurant later this month in the historic Masonic Temple in downtown Boston.



Restauranteur Kane to open French spot

“Restauranteur Ed Kane met with the Downtown Boston Residents' Association on Monday night to talk about his plan to open a French restaurant inside the Masonic Temple at Boylston and Tremont streets. Kane tells us the place would be called Explorateur. "It is our interpretation of a community focused, all-day-dining, European cafe/bakery, bar, and restaurant," he said, of the plan, via e-mail."



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“Big Night Entertainment Group, the hospitality team behind restaurants including Red Lantern and Empire, is opening Explorateur inside Downtown's Masonic Temple (the Western Hemisphere's third oldest), and they're going for the comfy feel of European cafe-bakery-bar..”