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, Sabra owner Elie Saroufim decided to transform his 35-year-old Mediterranean restaurant 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. Farmstead Table, located at 71 Union St., opened to the public on August 2 and Brewer's Coalition in Newtonville opened August 12.
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.