Wednesday, September 05, 2018

Scollay Square in Boston's Beacon Hill to Become The Emory

by Marc Hurwitz

It looks like a Beacon Hill restaurant known in part for its comfort food, extensive wine list, and cocktails is closing, and a new dining and drinking spot is planning to take over its place.

According to a licensing commission hearing page within the City of Boston website, Scollay Square on Beacon Street is looking to transfer its license to The Emory, which will open in its space. The manager listed is Emory ("Andy") Kilgore, who has worked at such places as No. 9 Park, Stoddard's, and The Merchant.

The Legendary Restaurant Group, which is behind Scollay Square, also runs Papagayo, Sip Wine Bar, and Burger Dive; Scollay Square was its first restaurant, opening approximately 14 years ago.

The address for Scollay Square (and the proposed Emory) is 21 Beacon Street, Boston, MA, 02108. The website for Scollay Square can be found at

Thanks to a source for initially bringing this to our attention.

[March 27, 2019 update: Boston Magazine states that The Emory will be a "modern American neighborhood restaurant" that will serve updated versions of old-school dishes such as roasts and pasta dishes.]

;[July 25, 2019 update: Eater Boston says that The Emory opens on Monday, July 29, with the restaurant and bar being open for dinner only at first; lunch and brunch service will follow later this summer. The post mentions that Derek Robert of the now-closed Townsman in downtown Boston will head up the kitchen.]

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[A related post from our sister site (Boston's Hidden Restaurants): List of Restaurant Closings and Openings in the Boston Area]