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The Reagle Beagle!

birdy30 Oct 1, 2009 05:54 AM

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!

  1. hotoynoodle Oct 1, 2009 06:17 AM

    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. cassoulady Oct 1, 2009 06:30 AM

      I heard it was opening mid October.

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      1. re: cassoulady
        hiddenboston Oct 1, 2009 06:48 AM

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

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        MtVernon Oct 1, 2009 07:44 AM

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

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        1. re: MtVernon
          jvish Oct 1, 2009 09:23 AM

          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
            southernitalian Oct 1, 2009 09:24 AM

            Is it really "Reagle" or "Regal"?

        2. k
          kate used to be 50 Oct 1, 2009 09:41 AM

          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."

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            daniel_b Oct 8, 2009 07:58 PM

            Not open as of Wednesday 10/7.

            The name is Regal Beagle.


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            1. re: daniel_b
              natecsd Oct 9, 2009 06:12 AM

              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
                birdy30 Oct 9, 2009 06:14 AM

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

                1. re: birdy30
                  daniel_b Oct 28, 2009 10:17 AM

                  Major construction is still going on.

                  1. re: daniel_b
                    yuguo Oct 28, 2009 06:21 PM

                    Do they have some official announcement ??

              2. kobuta Oct 9, 2009 08:23 AM

                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
                  hiddenboston Oct 9, 2009 10:24 AM

                  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
                    C. Hamster Oct 9, 2009 10:55 AM

                    Yeah. Thats a liquor store on Hancock

                    1. re: hiddenboston
                      kobuta Oct 9, 2009 12:35 PM

                      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
                        hiddenboston Oct 9, 2009 02:17 PM

                        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
                          hotoynoodle Oct 9, 2009 02:20 PM

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

                          1. re: hotoynoodle
                            bee Oct 9, 2009 04:02 PM

                            and a packa mallboros, hahd pack.

                            1. re: bee
                              hiddenboston Oct 13, 2009 07:11 AM

                              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
                            kobuta Oct 9, 2009 06:39 PM

                            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.

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                              hotoynoodle Oct 13, 2009 07:45 AM

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

                            2. re: hiddenboston
                              MC Slim JB Oct 28, 2009 04:13 PM

                              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.


                              1. re: MC Slim JB
                                okra Nov 3, 2009 10:59 AM

                                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. cassoulady Oct 28, 2009 10:21 AM

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

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                        1. re: cassoulady
                          mrsx Oct 28, 2009 12:19 PM

                          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
                            hotoynoodle Oct 28, 2009 05:39 PM

                            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.

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                            nmtocchio Oct 28, 2009 12:24 PM

                            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
                              BobB Oct 30, 2009 07:15 AM

                              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
                                purple bot Oct 30, 2009 07:26 AM

                                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
                                  hotoynoodle Oct 30, 2009 08:33 AM

                                  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
                                    BobB Oct 30, 2009 12:29 PM

                                    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
                                      BobB Nov 4, 2009 08:23 AM

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

                                  2. re: BobB
                                    C. Hamster Oct 30, 2009 11:17 AM

                                    Too serious.


                                    1. re: C. Hamster
                                      BobB Oct 30, 2009 12:32 PM

                                      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. hiddenboston Nov 3, 2009 06:46 AM

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


                                  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
                                    BobB Nov 4, 2009 03:39 AM

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

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