The Boston Licensing Board decides tomorrow whether to let Black Seed extend its closing time from 2:30 a.m. to 3 a.m. at its location on Tremont Street downtown.
The halal restaurant is moving from its current location into the space vacated by Mooyah, which had an 11 p.m. closing time.
Owner Youssef Ibrahim asked for the later time because Black Seed, open for 27 years, does a lot of late night business.
Through an aide, City Councilor Ed Flynn, whose district includes the downtown part of New England's largest city, told the board today that 3 a.m. is just too late a closing time for any Boston restaurant and so opposes the later closing time.
Nobody else opposed the proposal to stay open later.
Last September, Flynn did back a bid by El Jefe Taqueria, just down the street, to extend its closing time from midnight to 2 a.m.
New York Pizza, a bit down the street from El Jefe, is open until 3 a.m. on Fridays and Saturdays.