SOMERVILLE, MA (December 23, 2014) – This Sunday, just in time for the end of regular-season football, Tony C’s
Sports Bar & Grill will open its first location at Assembly Row in Somerville. With an array of seating options and a scratch kitchen featuring fresh, mainly local, ingredients, Tony C’s will become home base to sports fans, families and professionals alike. The 11,000 square-foot, baseball-themed venue will offer the best American comfort food in the area while honoring the legacy of Red Sox legend and Massachusetts native, Tony Conigliaro.
Embodying the classic, retro feel of Fenway Park, Tony C’s Somerville will feature open-faced brick walls dotted with black and white photographs while going above-and-beyond the traditional sports bar theme with its 90 state of the art TVs and sleek, ultramodern design. Tony C’s will offer the best of both worlds; sports fans will have front-row seats to every game with the restaurant’s four-sided Jumbotron TV display and for a more intimate experience, a dining area is positioned away from the bar on an elevated platform. A wall of sliding glass doors make it possible to open the bar, dining room and private dining – to an outdoor patio overlooking the Mystic River, which traces the outline of the restaurant and seats up to 144 guests.
The restaurant will be the ultimate destination for your next event. Touting an expansive private dining space featuring waterfront views with its floor-to-ceiling glass doors, an epic AV system and a mosaic of television screens; this space will cater to any occasion whether it is a holiday party, a birthday celebration or a corporate gathering. A massive, lighted marquee of Tony C’s number 25 spans the dining room ceiling and serves as one of the restaurants most notable characteristics.
Commanding the kitchen, with 18 years of restaurant experience, is Columbia native Executive Chef Giovani Suarez. He brings the seasoning of 14 years at Boston’s most prestigious steakhouses, including: Grill 23, Abe & Louie’s, and Houston’s (now Hillstone) to Tony C’s. Guests will indulge in Suarez’s fresh, made-from-scratch, culinary style, which includes small touches like hand-cut French fries and house-made dressings. His experience with made-to-order restaurants has provided him with the expertise to helm a scratch kitchen at a high-volume establishment, such as Tony C’s, which will accommodate nearly 500 guests.
Regional dishes from around the country like the New Orleans Shrimp (pan seared Tiger shrimp, spicy Creole sauce, grilled sourdough) and Philly Cheesesteak Wontons (slow roasted steak shaved thin, a mix of three cheeses, frizzled onions, Tony’s secret sauce) will accompany a menu of traditional American fare. Two of the signature dishes, named appropriately to honor “Tony C,” are the #25 Burger (cheddar cheese, smoked BBQ sauce, crispy pork belly, fried egg, sesame brioche bun) and the Chicken Conigliaro (pan seared chicken, lemon white wine sauce, capers). Suarez has committed to creating unique, daily specials to ensure that there is always something new for guests to enjoy at Tony C’s.
General Manager Bonnie Fleischer is a born-and-raised Bostonian from Jamaica Plain, now living in Cambridge, who grew up recognizing Tony C as a hometown hero. After spending upwards of ten years in the hospitality industry, Fleischer believes that even the smallest of details can contribute to creating a lasting memory for guests; with a team of nearly 200 employees, she is excited to open the doors and offer an experience unlike any other.
Tony C’s Sports Bar & Grill will open at 699 Assembly Row in Somerville. The restaurant will be open daily for lunch, dinner and cocktails from 11am – 1am. For more information, please “like” Tony C’s Somerville on Facebook.
About Tony C’s Sports Bar & Grill
Tony C’s Sports Bar & Grill, a sports-themed restaurant named to honor Red Sox legend and Massachusetts native, Tony Conigliaro, combines a fresh, house-made menu of American comfort food and the highest quality HD audiovisual system available. Classic and specialty cocktails, an extensive beer list and American wines served by a welcoming team complete the experience. Located at Somerville’s Assembly Row and Burlington’s 3rd Ave, Tony C’s Sports Bar & Grill is sure to provide an inviting atmosphere for sports fans, families and businesspeople alike.