Big Night Entertainment Debuts Two Venues at Encore

The hospitality and nightlife company introduces club Mémoire and restaurant Mystique to the new waterfront casino.

The five-star Encore Boston Harbor resort debuts today, complete with 15 dining and lounge venues. Spotlighted here are two of Big Night Entertainment Group’s venues at Encore, Mémoire and Mystique. The property’s flagship nightclub Mémoire and Mystique Asian Restaurant & Lounge will bring high energy nightlife experiences and elevated Pan-Asian dining to the highly anticipated $2.6 billion property.

“The restaurants, lounges, and amenities at Encore Boston Harbor offer some of the best and most enjoyable dining and nightlife experiences in the nation, which makes Mystique and Mémoire a perfect fit,” said Robert DeSalvio, President of Encore Boston Harbor. “Big Night Entertainment Group owns and operates several of the most popular and award-winning restaurants and luxury nightclubs in the region. They know how to amaze people in every way and will help mark Encore Boston Harbor as the premier dining and nightlife destination for all who visit, live, or work in the region.” 

“Mystique and Mémoire are destined to be flagship destinations at Encore Boston Harbor,” said Principal Ed Kane of Big Night Entertainment Group. “We are thrilled to be able to deliver the premier, first-class experience that guests will expect at the resort.”

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Mémoire

Mémoire transcends convention at every turn. Accommodating up to 650 guests, the 8,000 square-foot luxury nightlife destination flaunts lustrous gold surfaces, plush accents, leather contours, custom marble tables, glistening chandeliers, and state-of-the-art technology. With a firm emphasis on cultivating a VIP atmosphere, Mémoire is outfitted with 20 VIP tables, multiple bars, and alluring private areas that set the scene for a night punctuated by defining moments. The space is outfitted in the latest technology throughout, including a 450-inch LED wall behind the DJ booth with captivating visuals, a Funktion One sound system, and a custom state-of-the-art LED chandelier showering the dance floor with a spectacular light show, visible on the spacious dancefloor and from the second floor mezzanine. 

Mémoire’s opening lineup this June includes internationally renowned DJs, kicking off on opening night (June 23) with Dutch-Moroccan talent, R3HAB. During a star-studded opening week, the venue will welcome international DJ, producer, and label owner Steve Aoki on June 24, with larger-than-life DJ and multi-faceted figure DJ Diesel AKA Shaquille O’Neal touching down on June 27. In July the venue will welcome renowned artists such as Lucky Lou (July 6), Elephante (July 7), Vinny Vibe (July 20), Ikon (July 26) and Chantel Jefferies (July 28).

Mystique Asian Restaurant & Lounge

Named for both its alluring design and waterfront location, Mystique Asian Restaurant & Lounge features a 16,400 square foot dining room and lounge with panoramic windows and a 40-seat terrace that looks out onto the Mystic River. Designed by award-winning designer Peter Niemitz, Mystique features luxurious finishes and rich textures throughout the open dining room with seating for over 450 guests. The space boasts an expansive stone bar with seating for 28, plush lounge seating, a sushi counter, and a glamourous open kitchen with a captivating robata grill. Throughout the restaurant and lounge are one-of-a-kind Asian-inspired décor curated from around the world. A picturesque seasonal patio with seating for 36 overlooks the Mystic River under the lights of the Encore Boston Harbor sign.

Executive Chef Anthony Micari, an alumnus of Makoto in Miami, offers a carefully crafted selection of Pan-Asian delicacies, with highlights including an extensive robata program, artful sushi creations, and an array of traditional dishes with a modern spin. Micari offers bold flavors using the freshest ingredients possible and presented with artistic details. Guests can anticipate seasonally inspired menu items that highlight the bounty of New England while celebrating modern interpretations of Pan-Asian cuisine.

Mystique’s signature robata grill offers a visual culinary experience where guests can watch their food grilled to perfection over white binchotan charcoal. From steaks like a Japanese New York Strip to a large Tomahawk and inventive dishes like the Avocado Bomb with sudachi aioli, toasted sesame and ponzu, the robata dishes, designed for sharing, offer guests freshly grilled items that include local seafood, beef, poultry, and vegetables with a Japanese-inspired flare.  Mystique’s sushi program, led by Head Sushi Chef and Makoto alum Tony Mai, features a selection of wild caught fish flown fresh daily from Japan. Chef Micari and Chef Mai are sourcing a variety of iki jime fish from top fisherman around the world, offering the best quality sushi possible with daily omakase specials.  

Mémoire is open Friday through Sunday from 9:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m. For more information, including the current lineup, please visit www.memoireboston.com. Mystique is open daily for lunch and dinner starting at 11:30 a.m. Please visit www.mystiqueboston.com for additional information.

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