Thursday, October 27, 2011

jm Curley Is Opening in Boston's Downtown Crossing

A new restaurant and bar is coming to the Downtown Crossing section of Boston, and it gets its name from one of the most famous politicians in the history of Massachusetts.

A note sent via Twitter indicates that jm Curley will be opening soon on Temple Place, bringing to the neighborhood a restaurant that Zagat says will be a two-level eatery and watering hole with the option for private dining. (jm Curley gets its name from James Michael Curley, who was the mayor of Boston and governor of the commonwealth during the early and middle parts of the 20th century.) Zagat mentions that the new place will feature American cuisine, with lunch items being around $10 and dinner items being under $20.

The group behind jm Curley also runs the nearby Bina Osteria as well as Lala Rokh and Bin 26 Enoteca in Boston's Beacon Hill neighborhood, according to Zagat.

[December 6 update: jm Curley is planning to open the week of the December 19, and it will basically be a barroom serving lunch and dinner, with more than 30 craft beers in bottles along with six taps, and an "approachable" wine list. The cuisine will be regional American and as indicated above, "priced for an emphasis on repeat guests."]

[December 14 update: According to UrbanDaddy, jm Curley is planning to soft-open this Friday (December 16).]

[December 16 update: A note from the restaurant today indicates that jm Curley had to move their opening back a bit, with a soft opening now planned for this coming Monday (December 19).]

[December 18 update: jm Curley will not be opening tomorrow, but hopes to possibly open the week after Christmas. (As soon as we get another update, we will post it here.)]

December 26 update: A note from the restaurant indicates that jm Curley is planning to open today.]

The address for this new restaurant and bar in downtown Boston is: jm Curley, 21 Temple Place, Boston, MA, 02111. Their Twitter page can be found at!/jmCurleyBar