Chris Lin, who opened Seven Star Street Bistro on Belgrade Avenue with his wife Michelle six years ago, posts today that they're closing the restaurant down.
Seven Star brought a different style of Chinese food to the neighborhood than the traditional takeout places and later opened the space for ramen nights and the Astro Diner for breakfast. Earlier this year, it was the first restaurant in Boston to get a BYOB license.
Running this restaurant and having her by my side and now raising our two children has created an unbreakable bond. Ultimately we feel we have given everything we have inside of us to Roslindale and greater Boston. Not a moment has gone by where we have not tried to serve our patrons and friends to the best of our ability. Our goal from day one was quality food at all costs. Furthermore it was one of the greatest honors to work side by side with my Father Joseph. He is a man I admire has lived a life of service to others without asking for anything in return. He took the time to show me his craft and for us to bond over our love of food and pleasing others. I took a sharp turn from a career in San Francisco, to return to Boston to be with family, and eventually reunite with my Father in the kitchen at my re-iteration of Seven Star Mandarin House. A dream come true. I can walk away knowing I left it all on the cutting board. Excited for our next adventure, continuing my personal adventure, and continuing to make great food!