Food & dining

Here’s what’s going in the Toby Keith’s I Love This Bar & Grill space in Patriot Place

A new restaurant is moving into the space that used to house Toby Keith’s I Love This Bar & Grill in Foxborough.

Six String Grill & Stage, which is described on its Instagram page as “a little country, a little rock n’ roll,” is set to open this summer in the space that used to house the popular watering hole at 275 Patriot Place.

Six String will be a full-service restaurant and music venue, with a spotlight on Southern food and country music.


A statement from Patriot Place says the new restaurant will offer “American classics, Southern-style fare, and inventive dishes,” as well as a full range of drinks at the 80-seat bar. There will also be “prime viewing areas” with “state-of-the-art screens and televisions.”

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No exact opening date was given, except for a target of summer 2019.

The restaurant will be run by The Briar Group, which runs several well-known Boston-area bars like Ned Devine’s, The Green Briar, The Harp, Sólás, and M.J. O’Connor’s, among others.

“We are excited to bring the talent and experience we’ve been building in and around Boston to new levels with the addition of Six String,” said Kim Ring, representative for The Briar Group. “We look forward to becoming a part of the thriving Foxborough community and join the epicenter of world-class entertainment in the region at Patriot Place.”

“Six String is committed to bringing a high-quality entertainment and dining experience to our guests and we are excited to see how the team will transform this venue to deliver an experience that will cater to all music fans,” said Brian Earley, Patriot Place’s vice president and general manager.


Toby Keith’s closed abruptly in January. A representative for the restaurant alleged that she tried to work out a deal with Patriot Place, “but we were effectively kicked out,” noting, “We were being gouged [by] unreasonable rents.” However, at the time, a Patriot Place spokesman said that management and the Toby Keith’s restaurant had “mutually agreed to terminate the tenant’s lease.”