Ten Tables Wants to Close at Midnight

Ten Tables, 597 Centre St., receives a delivery on Sept. 18, 2014.

Chris Helms

Ten Tables, 597 Centre St., receives a delivery on Sept. 18, 2014.

One of JP’s signature restaurants is lobbying the city to extend its service hours through midnight, two hours past its current 10 p.m. cutoff.

Krista Kranyak, founder of Ten Tables, has been making the rounds of community boards to get buy-in for letting the 597 Centre St. restaurant stay open until midnight. The restaurant, which is known for its locally-sourced food and bistro-style ambiance, got in trouble at least once for serving customers at 11:15 p.m., according to Universal Hub.

Earlier this month Ten Tables secured the blessing of the Jamaica Pond Assoc. (which, technically, simply votes “not to oppose”) and the JP Neighborhood Council’s public service committee. On Wednesday, Kranyak and the Ten Tables team are on the agenda at the Boston Licensing Board, according to Universal Hub..

Kranyak told Pond Assoc. members the 10 p.m. closing time forces them to stop accepting reservations at 8:30 p.m. If they get the extension to midnight, the last reservation would be at 10:30 p.m., she said.

“We’ve got a lot of customers asking if we can extend it so we don’t have to kick them out,” Kranyak to the neighborhood group.

Kranyak acknowledged that residential neighbors whose condos are right behind the restaurant have complained about noise. She said the restaurant takes care to delay doing noisy end-of-shift tasks like carting out empty wine bottles to times when neighbors are less likely to be sleeping.

Ten Tables has locations in Jamaica Plain and Cambridge. They sold their former spot in Provincetown.

Wednesday’s Licensing Board meeting is at 10 a.m. Wednesday in City Hall Room 809A.