The Boston Licensing Board today reinstated the food-serving license for Pho So 1, 223 Adams St. - and even let it stay open longer than before it was shut for letting patrons drink after its official closing time.
But patrons can forget about getting a beer or some wine with their meal; owner Hoang Anh Nguyen did not appeal the revocation of his alcohol license.
Pho So 1 can now legally stay open until midnight; until the board revoked its food and alcohol licenses last month, it was supposed to close at 10 p.m.
The board reinstated the restaurant's food-serving license for a 60-day probationary period to see if it can now stay out of trouble.
Board members seemed optimistic it would - they noted the restaurant only started racking up after-hours citations after it got a license to serve beer and wine.
"The issue with them was strictly alcohol," board Chairwoman Christine Pulgini said.