Two Boston-based multiconcept operators — The Met Restaurant Group and Stephanie’s Restaurant Group — have merged to form Sidell Hospitality. These two companies were led by sister restaurateurs Kathy Sidell of The Met Restaurant Group and Stephanie Sokolove of Stephanie’s Restaurant Group.

The move will assimilate both brands under one organization including Sokolove's Stephanie's restaurants in Boston's Back Bay, South End and South Boston and Sidell's five restaurants that include: Met Back Bay in Boston, Met Bar & Grill located in Dedham and Natick, Mass., Met on Main in Nantucket, Mass., and Saltie Girl. “While we've operated separate restaurants we've always hoped we'd work together in one way or another," said Sokolove. 

All restaurants will continue to operate under their given names, though several changes will be implemented. "2018 will bring several dynamic changes to the organization and I'm beyond pleased to be working with my sister," said Sidell.