New Newton Centre Pub is Open for Business

Terry O'Reilly's Pub, formerly Sabra, opened Saturday, Sept. 1.

There's a new Irish pub in town, and it goes by the name Terry O'Reilly's.

After six months of renovations, the former Sabra restaurant in Newton Centre officially opened its doors as Terry O'Reilly's Irish Pub on Saturday, Sept. 1, according to the restaurant's website and Facebook page

Earlier this year, into a cozy, neighborhood hangout.

“This is what Newton needs,” Saroufim told Newton Patch in March. “Langley and Union (streets) have been dark. Now they will be bright.”

Saroufim told Patch he planned for most of the menu to consist of bar food and pub food, with one page of the menu dedicated to old Sabra favorites. 

Sabra officially closed its doors on March 6 and, as chronicled through the restaurant's Facebook page photos, underwent a major facelift. The new decor aims to create the feel of a cozy, neighborhood pub.

Terry O'Reilly's also includes two bars, one in the front of the restaurant and another in the dining room, each featuring 11 beers on tap. 

Saroufim also said he hopes to host live music at the new pub. 

Terry O'Reilly's is the second pub to open in Newton this summer and the second new restaurant to hit Union Street in a month. , opened to the public on August 2 and . 

Terry O'Reilly's is located at 45 Union St. in Newton Centre and the pub can be reached at 617-964-9275. Stay tuned to Newton Patch for a full feature on the new restaurant. 

schlock September 05, 2012 at 10:38 AM
so add 'pubs' to the hit list of EDC moratorium behind banks and nail salons...
Jack September 10, 2012 at 03:13 PM
Does the former Bruin Terry O'Reilly have anything to do with this restaurant? If not, the name is certainly misleading.
Melanie Graham September 10, 2012 at 03:39 PM
Hi Jack -- I'm sure that's a question the owners get all the time! If you check back in our original story about the restaurant (http://patch.com/A-rn46) owner Elie Saroufim clarifies that the name of the pub actually comes from the restaurant's new partner, who happens to share the name with the famous Bruin. Saroufim noted that neither the restaurant nor his partner is actually affiliated with the team.
Wendy Schapiro September 10, 2012 at 03:47 PM
Jack, the new co-owner is actually named Terry O'Reilly and, since he's older than the Bruin in question, one might accuse the athlete of being the name poacher (totally being tongue-in-cheek with that last part)! Elie Saroufim, owner of Sabra and co-owner of the new pub, recognized that there would be some confusion and jokingly told Patch in an earlier interview that they were going to do the place over in black and gold to capitalize on the name, but he really was just teasing (as I was above).
Wendy Schapiro September 10, 2012 at 03:48 PM
Hahaha- my intrepid editor was already on the case! :)


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