Since 1995 when he opened the 39-seat Metropolis Cafe and 1998 when he opened Aquitaine Bar á Vin Bistrot, Seth Woods has been steadily shaping his Aquitaine Group into a respected local operator of fine-casual restaurants. Growing his brand Woods took on his partners, Matthew Burns and Jeffrey Gates, who together own and operate Aquitaine Chestnut Hill ( 2000) , Aquitaine Dedham ( 2009), Gaslight Brasserie (2008), Union Bar & Grille (2003) and the lunch-only Cafe Green Light (2008) .
Greg Dickinson, a native of Louisiana, came to Boston by way of graduate school at the New England Conservatory. While studying oboe, he worked in Boston restaurants. During his two years of school he discovered that the world of hospitality, food, and wine were even more engaging to him than music and his passion led him to a career in the restaurant industry that has ranged in experience from neighborhood casual to fine dining.Before coming to the Aquitaine Group, Greg spent six years at L’Espalier where he learned everything he could about cheese, wine, huate cuisine, and service. His thirst for knowledge about all-things-restaurant also led him on the path to obtain certifications in wine from both Boston University and the London-based Wine and Spirits Education Trust.
Greg’s time at the Aquitaine Group has included positions as the Assistant General Manager of Gaslight Brasserie du Coin as well as General Manager at Union Bar and Grille. He returned to Gaslight to take the reins as General Manager in January of 2015.
Greg maintains an active interest in the arts in Boston and attends concerts and shows as often as possible. He is an avid home cook and also enjoys regular visits to Boston’s many wonderful museums.