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Boston, MA

Foodservice Design Development


Lyons Group, a Boston-based leader in hospitality management and marketing, partnered with RealFood to update a prime restaurant location at the gateway to Boston’s Back Bay neighborhood, a favorite shopping and dining area in the city. Their vision was to transform the expansive space into a modern day-to-night French brasserie and café.


RealFood collaborated with the entire project team—owners, operators, architects, and interior designers—to produce a multi-faceted European dining experience. Following the vision of a premier French café and brasserie, the restaurant required a robust system of operational efficiencies to combine a café, multiple bars, and multi-floor indoor and outdoor dining.

  • Foodservice Design Development
  • Procurement and Bid Management
  • Equipment Specifications


To support the synthesis of this two-story, French-inspired harmony of espresso, homemade pastries, craft cocktails, and contemporary cuisine, RealFood designed the foodservice areas on each level, specifying and procuring the equipment for high-volume, multi-function operations. The first floor was designed to support baking and food preparation for the café. For the main kitchen on the second floor, RealFood designed an open format with a custom wood-fired grill and raw bar station. The kitchen designs streamlined operations for this vibrant crowning jewel of the Back Bay streetscape.

Rochambeau in Boston
Rochambeau in Boston
Photos via Home Studios

updated: 1 year ago