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Kennedy's on the Square Moves Closer to Opening Doors

It'll take over the First Printer space in Harvard Square soon. Its sister restaurant in Norwood offers dishes like fried chicken grilled cheese and bison bolognese.

Kennedy's function room
Kennedy's function room

Kennedy's on the Square is one step closer to opening in Harvard Square, posting extensive ads for front-of-house staff on both Craigslist and Boston Chefs, as spotted by Boston Restaurant Talk today. This new outpost of Kennedy's Public House in Norwood, which officially dubs itself "An American Tavern" but looks an awful lot like a Boston Irish pub, will both replace and remain under the same management as First Printer at 15 Dunster Street.

In a wonderful example of the occasionally disorienting world of Boston-area Irish pubs, Kennedy's Public House and Kennedy's on the Square are both managed by MG Restaurant Management, which also managed First Printer and still runs Mick Morgan's in Newton and Sharon, as well as Tommy Doyle's in Newton. But not the Tommy Doyle's that recently closed in Harvard Square, or the one that closed even more recently in Kendall. And just for the record, neither are related to Tommy Doyle's Pub & Grill in South Easton. (Or Doyle's Cafe in JP. Or Doyle's Restaurant in South Yarmouth. Or even Grumpy Doyle's Ale House in Reading.)

No word yet as to when Kennedy's on the Square expects to open its doors, or what the menu might look like when they do. But as previously reported, the Norwood location has a bit of a JFK-themed decor (as the name suggests), and the menu is full of comfort food, from fried chicken grilled cheese to bison bolognese.
— Knoefel Longest
· Kennedy's Public House to open in Harvard Square [BRT]
· All coverage of Kennedy's on the Square on Eater [~EBOS~]

Kennedy's on the Square

15 Dunster Street, Cambridge, MA