Wednesday, June 05, 2019

Table by Jen Royle in Boston's North End Is Getting a Liquor License

A family-style Italian dining spot that made a big splash when it first opened earlier this year will soon be offering alcohol.

According to a licensing board hearing page within the City of Boston website, Table by Jen Royle on Hanover Street in the North End is seeking to acquire a beer and wine license (with liqueurs) that is currently held by Ducali Pizzeria on nearby Causeway Street. Based on another notice within the same page, it looks like the liquor license for Filippo Ristorante would be used for both Ducali and Filippo (which are owned by the same family), allowing this to potentially happen.

Ever since Table by Jen Royle debuted in January, there has been chatter about the place getting a liquor license in order to be able to serve wine, but until now, the dining spot has not been able to do so, saying on its website that "We are currently and TEMPORARILY a DRY restaurant. We do not serve alcohol at dinner or brunch. BYOB is prohibited in the North End." (The restaurant apparently had to wait six months for a license in the neighborhood to become available.)

The address for Table by Jen Royle is 445 Hanover Street, Boston, MA, 02109. The website for the dining spot is at

[June 20 update: A message sent to us indicates that the city has given its approval for a liquor license for Table by Jen Royle.]

[July 18 update: A new message says that Table by Jen Royle begins serving alcohol this evening, with beer, wine, and cordials being offered.]

by Marc Hurwitz (Also follow us on Twitter at @hiddenboston)

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