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PJ Hanley's on Court Street, reopened

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PJ Hanley's on Court Street, reopened

Herma B. | Jan 7, 2006 12:21 PM

Anyone been to the new PJ Hanley's yet, on Court Street? I used to go there every once in a while-- their Shepard's Pie was yummy and the atmosphere was very warm-- and then it closed up for a while. I think they've got the same chef but new owners, some of the waitstaff is the same, too. Not a fancy place, just a usually dependable choice for basic bar/pub type food.
Tried it out last weekend for brunch and I was pleasantly surprised. They seem to have made the interior a little more generic, though-- I do miss all of the old photos and paintings up on the walls, but they've modernized it a lot, and made it a bit brighter, taken out the large circular family tables and put in more small, two-person tables, expanded the bar area. Thought the renovation looked great overall-- the waitress told us the interesting wall pattern was original, as was the flooring. (Perhaps they're trying to give Frankie's a run for their money...? Wouldn't mind that.)
While our waitress was a little out of it (very sweet & attentive, though she goofed our order a couple of times, as well as the table behind us), I had a very good spinach & mozerella omelette, and my friend's eggs benedict was quite tasty, too. Am curious to try out their dinner, and hope to return, soon. A fine option to have for brunch on Court Street...

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