PHILADELPHIA-Starr Restaurants, which owns and operates more than a dozen multi-concept restaurants here and recently expanded to Manhattan and Atlantic City, has set its sights on additional expansion of standalone and in-hotel eateries. The locally based company, headed by Stephen Starr, will also handle food and beverage services at hotels in some of its expansion locations.

SR will add a third Atlantic City restaurant, called Chelsea Prime at the Chelsea Hotel there, according to a spokeswoman. “It will be a sister steakhouse,” she tells, referring to the company’s Barclay Prime here. The company will also take over food and beverage services at Atlantic City’s Chelsea Hotel. SR currently operates Buddakan and Continental in Atlantic City, which are offshoots of Philadelphia’s Buddakan and Continental and Continental Mid-Town.

The company has formed Starr Restaurants Hotel Group and named Howard Wein president. He has established relationships to handle food and beverage services at various hotels.

In addition, the spokeswoman says Starr plans some changes at the local Washington Square and Striped Bass restaurants here, although details are not final. In addition to the restaurants named above, SR operates Morimoto here and in New York City and Buddakan in Manhattan. Its other local restaurants are Tangerine, Pod, Jones, Alma de Cuba and El Vez.

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