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The Reagle Beagle!

Has anyone been yet? Standouts on the menu? The fabulous up and coming chef Laura Henry Zoubir is there now and I can't wait to try her food!

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  1. is it actually open yet? they still had open calls for hiring the end of last week. if they're already open with staff that green i'm not going near it for months.

    1. I heard it was opening mid October.

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      1. re: cassoulady

        Yeah, I'm pretty sure they're not open yet.

      2. I just love the name of this place. Reminds me of my favorite show Three's Company!!!

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        1. re: MtVernon

          Ill try any place with the guts to name itself "The Reagle Beagle"..has to be the best name ever. Hopefully they will have a Mr Furley special

          1. re: jvish

            Is it really "Reagle" or "Regal"?

        2. Regal Beagle Coming to Brookline

          A new restaurant and bar with a funny name may soon be serving food and drinks to folks in the Coolidge Corner neighborhood of Brookline. According to the Brookline TAB, Regal Beagle will be moving into the Harvard Street spot where Takeshima (and later, Blue Ocean) used to be, just north of the Beacon Street intersection. The TAB mentions that Regal Beagle will look to be a neighborhood bistro with upscale comfort food featured. The owners, who also run the Fenway-area restaurant and music venue Church, hope to have the place open by September 1. [October 1 update: It appears that Regal Beagle will open sometime in October now.]

          The newspaper also notes that the name comes from a bar in the 1970s TV show "Three's Company."

          1. Not open as of Wednesday 10/7.

            The name is Regal Beagle.

            http://www.thebeaglebrookline.com/

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            1. re: daniel_b

              From one of those "green" staff (who isn't really so much, but beside the point), hopeful opening date is this coming Monday or Tuesday. But we all know how easily hopes are dashed (see Hobo, Lord)...

              1. re: daniel_b

                I guess it's scheduled to open at the end of the month...

                1. re: birdy30

                  Major construction is still going on.

                  1. re: daniel_b

                    Do they have some official announcement ??

              2. There's a Regal Beagle in Quincy - looks like a total dive. I'll assume it's not affiliated.

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                1. re: kobuta

                  There's a packie called Regal Beagle in North Quincy, but I didn't know there was a dive with that name. Where is it?

                  1. re: hiddenboston

                    Yeah. Thats a liquor store on Hancock

                    1. re: hiddenboston

                      Wow, I grew up here and never even heard of the term packie - had to look that up. Maybe it is a store then...looks tiny on the outside. I might be getting it confused with another divey bar on Hancock.

                      1. re: kobuta

                        Oh jeez, did I say packie? Sorry, my Boston roots are showing once again. A packie is a liquor store, as in "So Smitty and me banged a uey on Mass. Ave. and pulled into the parking lot of the packie to get a six of PBRs."

                        BTW, the divey bar on Hancock that you're thinking of might be Murphy's Twin Shamrocks, or perhaps it's the Alumni Cafe. If it's the latter, check it out sometime if you like bar pizza--theirs is about the best I've had.

                        1. re: hiddenboston

                          don't ya mean a 6-pack of millahs?

                          1. re: hotoynoodle

                            and a packa mallboros, hahd pack.

                            1. re: bee

                              Nope, a six a PBR talls (which I'll use to make Brass Monkies) and a packa Luckys. Good times, good times....

                          2. re: hiddenboston

                            I think I'm one of 3 people on the entire planet who does not like pizza. It's a source of much consternation and dismay in the office.

                            1. re: kobuta

                              more for them. what's their problem, lol.

                            2. re: hiddenboston

                              In my Massachusetts hometown, a "packie" (package store) was distinguished from a "likka stoah" by retailing only beer and wine (and usually convenience-store goods), but not spirits.

                              http://mcslimjb.blogspot.com/

                              1. re: MC Slim JB

                                To the best of my knowledge, in the old days - probably around the time of the repeal of Prohibition, but it wouldn't surprise me if it predates Prohibition - many states required all alcoholic beverages to be contained, or packaged, before leaving a retail store. This could be done either inside a closed case, or, in the case of single bottles, six-packs, etc., inside a paper bag. (It was simply illegal to walk out of a liquor store with your alcohol exposed.) Liquor stores became known as "packaged goods stores", which was shortened to "package stores" and shortened even further to "packies".

                      2. I know their friend/family night is Friday so they should be opening soon I imagine

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                        1. re: cassoulady

                          Wow... I happened to drive by last night and it still looked awfully dusty and barren... Don't get that way very often so I was hoping the open door meant they were open for business!

                          1. re: cassoulady

                            walked by late yesterday and the place was a shell. if the heavy work is truly done, cosmetics can get done quickly, but that's an optimistic 48 hours.

                          2. They tweeted today (@beaglebrookline) that they'll be opening Tues Nov 2 at 5pm. Lunch and dinner every day after...and brunch on sundays.

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                            1. re: nmtocchio

                              Devra First reports in today's Dishing reports that the opening is now set for Nov 3rd.

                              "And the food sounds more serious than I expected. In a good way."

                              "Sample dishes are seared scallops with pistachio brittle crust, butternut squash risotto, and dried cherry glaze; pan-roasted halibut with sherry beurre blanc, braised lentils, and roasted carrots; mac 'n' cheese with buttery Ritz cracker and sea salt crust; and slow-roasted chicken with soft polenta, Swiss chard, and braised mushrooms. "

                              1. re: BobB

                                For some reason I can't take a place called The Regal Beagle seriously. Am I the only one? All I can think of is Three's Company. What on earth were they thinking?

                                1. re: purple bot

                                  apparently that is exactly what they were thinking, lol. will everything jiggle? the scallop dish sounds utterly over the top (not in a good way), the rest won't make me travel, but it sounds like it might be something that area desperately needs. hooray! something besides a sushi joint!

                                  1. re: purple bot

                                    Fortunately I never saw Three's Company so the only picture that comes into my mind is a happy-looking dog with a crown on its head.

                                    1. re: BobB

                                      And sure enough, that's the logo on the menus - a happy (OK, more contented)-looking dog wearing a crown!

                                  2. re: BobB

                                    Too serious.

                                    Boo.

                                    1. re: C. Hamster

                                      I don't know, those sound pretty good to me. Of course, the devil is in the execution. If the scallops are too fancy for you, go for the mac & cheese.

                                2. Looks like it will be opening in about 6 hours or so!

                                  http://www.thebeaglebrookline.com/

                                  If anyone goes, definitely report back. I'd love to make it, but I was in Quebec for the past several days so I have way too much catching up to do.

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                                  1. re: hiddenboston

                                    I did - full report is here: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/664592