High-end family dining is coming to the North End. Jennifer Royale says her Table by Jen Royle at 445 Hanover St. will feature large bowls and platters that diners seated at the two long tables will pass along as they go from course to course.
Royle told the Boston Licensing Board this morning that her 35-seat outlet won't really have a menu - you reserve a seat and you get everything she's serving that night (so no dropping in at the last minute), with dinner starting at 6 p.m. But she said that will typically include appetizers such as bowls of dips for your focaccia, tomato bruschetta and salad and charcuterie plates, followed by both Italian short-rib and chicken dishes - all served family style.
She added she's still deciding between an additional appetizer of either shrimp or calamari.
Dessert would be ricotta zeppoli, she said.
Royle will start without a liquor license, but said she hopes to eventually seek one and to possibly add Sunday brunch at some point.