For the past few years there’s been a buzz about a new restaurant opening on A Street in the old KO Pies spot which has been vacant since 2018. Back in 2019, we reported an abutters meeting for a new restaurant in the works in that location.
Well, according to Boston Eater, Lenox Sophia will open in January – on January 28th to be exact!
Lenox Sophia will be a casual fine dining restaurant offering modern American fare served in a small intimate and casual setting owned and operated by Chef Shi Mei.
Lenox Sophia will initially serve dinner only (Tuesday through Sunday) and is currently working to obtain a liquor license.
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About Shi Mei
A native of the Boston for over 30 years, he graduated from Umass-Amherst in 2000 with B.S. in economics and Johnson & Wales University in 2009 with AA in culinary arts. He spent 6 years working at Whole Foods Market as a regional financial accountant. From 2011 to present, he worked all gamut of the culinary field. In 2011, he worked at Thomas Keller’s acclaimed 3 Michelin stars restaurant, The French Laundry, in Napa Valley which has consistently been rated as the best restaurant in the country. Following a successful stint at The French Laundry, he moved to San Antonio, TX to be the chef de cuisine at Jason Dady’s Bin 555. With an appetite for more knowledge, particularly in wine, he returned to California to work at Jackson Family Wines. Once he completed his vintner education, in the summer of 2015, he reunited with Jason Dady in San Antonio, TX to become his Director of Operations where he oversaw the culinary successes of 6 different restaurant concepts.
In the works for the past two and a half years, Lenox Sophia comes from chef Shi Mei, a longtime Boston resident who left accounting for culinary school over a decade ago and never looked back. His career has taken him from Thomas Keller’s Bouchon and the French Laundry in California to Jason Dady’s Bin 555 in Texas and back to Boston to work on Lenox Sophia, which he describes as a “casual fine dining” restaurant. While working on the plans, he put in time in various local kitchens, including Asta, Whaling in Oklahoma, and Mida.
Maureen Dahill is the editor of Caught in Southie and a lifelong resident of South Boston sometimes mistaken for a yuppie. Co-host of Caught Up, storyteller, lover of red wine and binge watching TV series. Mrs. Peter G. Follow her @MaureenCaught.