Centre Street Sanctuary

We present Centre Street Sanctuary, a safe haven for those seeking comfort in dining, built on the old campus of the Church of the Blessed Sacrament.

Unwind, relax, drink, eat, be merry, and enjoy! All Are Welcome!

Operating as usual

[03/09/15]   Centre Street Sanctuary will be closed indefinitely.

Hi. This will come as a surprise to many of you, but Sanctuary's last day of operation was March 8th. We are very proud of what we have accomplished and extremely proud to have served Jamaica Plain and beyond.
Our motto has always been "All Are Welcome" and you have done the same to us.
To be brief, we were heading in the right direction and ran out of time. In October we turned a corner and moved on a great pathway to success, but the earlier losses were too great to carry us through to a point where we could be profitable. Given our recent trends over the past few months, we would see gains by the beginning of 2016, but we ran out of sustainable cash.

We would like to thank you, our neighbors, our friends, and especially our wonderful staff for providing us with a memorable experience. I am sure we will meet again in the not-to-distant future.


j.mp 02/26/2015

Geeks Who Drink - Centre Street Sanctuary

Retweeted FloundOfPesh (@FloundOfPesh):

Here's last night's @geekswhodrink recap from @CS_Sanctuary! http://t.co/UD9CqCoxbg

j.mp A quizzer from Smarty Pints came up to me after quiz last night and asked me why traditional kosher practices forbade the eating of bats. Well, I didn’t know last night, but thanks to my good friend Google I know now! It’s because they are considered unclean birds (Lev. 11:13-19, New International V…

[02/25/15]   Retweeted FloundOfPesh (@FloundOfPesh):

[email protected] at @CS_Sanctuary in T-MINUS 2 HOURS. Pull yourself together after #ParksFarewell and get your quiz on. #boston #jp

[02/25/15]   Retweeted FloundOfPesh (@FloundOfPesh):

Wait, you want @geekswhodrink at @CS_Sanctuary tonight? Well, okay. Since you've been so good lately. 8pm.

[02/18/15]   Retweeted FloundOfPesh (@FloundOfPesh):

Come to @geekswhodrink quiz at @CS_Sanctuary tonight @ 8pm & tip extra-generously to your servers and bartenders b/c of #BOSnow. #jp #boston

[02/17/15]   A poem about snow from Sanctuary:

It's snowing again,
And we are so happy.
So here is a poem,
That is not very sappy.
Come in to Sanctuary,
Where the food is fantastic,
And, in case you were wondering,
The second line was sarcastic.

[02/16/15]   Regular hours today! Come in from the cold today at 11:30am #OpeninBOS

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Valentine's at CSS

Valentine's Menu


[02/08/15]   Brunch today! We are open and ready!
Who's craving our pancakes?

[02/08/15]   The Phantom Gourmet will be airing our feature today at 11am on WSBK-TV!

[02/06/15]   It's always warm at Centre Street Sanctuary

[02/03/15]   If you missed it the first time, our Phantom Gourmet segment will re-air this Sunday, Feb 8th, at 11am @JPGazette @JPPatch @PhantomGourmet

[02/03/15]   Open for lunch! Come join us! You must be hungry after yesterday...

[01/28/15]   Retweeted FloundOfPesh (@FloundOfPesh):

Hey #JamaicaPlain: once you’ve dug out today, come on over to @geekswhodrink at @CS_Sanctuary. Booze, food, questions. Quiz starts at 8pm!

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We open today at 11:30am. You must be tired and hungry from shoveling...we can fix one of those issues...



[01/26/15]   We are open! Come say hey before we really get dumped on.

bit.ly 01/22/2015

Geeks Who Drink - Centre Street Sanctuary

Retweeted FloundOfPesh (@FloundOfPesh):

Bork bork bork. @geekswhodrink at @CS_Sanctuary quiz recap! http://t.co/Gx06ol98om

bit.ly Un ooootstundeeng qooeez lest neeght, veet sefee teems fyeeng fur zee tup sput. Um de hur de hur de hur. Tvu scures in zee ieeghties? Sume-a ooff zee heeghest scures ve'fe-a ifer seee et Sunctooery. Bork bork bork! 

[01/21/15]   Retweeted FloundOfPesh (@FloundOfPesh):

Tonight's @geekswhodrink quiz has a few rounds obliquely inspired by recent events. Come try your hand at @CS_Sanctuary at 8pm.

instagram.com 01/20/2015

@arutstein1 on Instagram: “Lunch today...Greed Burger (ground salmon with horseradish creme)”

Lunch today...Greed Burger (ground salmon with horseradish creme) http://t.co/v9nKifl8G4

instagram.com “Lunch today...Greed Burger (ground salmon with horseradish creme)”

bit.ly 01/15/2015

Geeks Who Drink - Centre Street Sanctuary

Retweeted FloundOfPesh (@FloundOfPesh):

Last night’s @geekswhodrink quiz at @CS_Sanctuary featured some #FoxNewsFacts. Read’em here: http://t.co/sWSz9lSBim

bit.ly I love it when my quizzers hand me a blog entry on a silver platter during quiz. Our winners last night, long-time regulars but infrequent winners #FoxNewsFacts, provided a different team name each round. They were all reasonably funny but very long, so I promised them I’d reproduce them in the blog…

youtu.be 01/12/2015

Centre Street Sanctuary - Jamaica Plain (Phantom Gourmet)

Our piece on @PhantomGourmet. Enjoy!

youtu.be If you're starving for something sinful, have a hellish hunger, and are salivating for salvation, then you need to visit the Centre Street Sanctuary. The mot...

[01/12/15]   Here is our piece on Phantom Gourmet! Enjoy!


[01/10/15]   Did you see our piece on @PhantomGourmet. Tune in again tomorrow at 11am on @tv38boston

[01/07/15]   Retweeted FloundOfPesh (@FloundOfPesh):

Why be warm at home when you can be HOT HOT HOT at @geekswhodrink at @CS_Sanctuary tonight at 8pm? NB: it will be a comfortable temperature.

[01/07/15]   Very excited to announce we will be on @PhantomGourmet this Saturday at 11am on tv38! Please tune in!
@JPGazette @JPPatch @JPLocalFirst

[01/06/15]   $5 Hot Toddy?

[01/06/15]   Cold? It's always warm in Centre Street Sanctuary

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Paint Nite | Drink Creatively

Join us for another exciting @PaintNite on January 13th. Enter code Sanctuary40 for 40% off.

paintnite.com Paint Nite. Drink. Paint. Party! We host painting events at local bars. Come join us for a Paint Nite Party!

paintnite.com 01/02/2015

Paint Nite | Drink Creatively

Centre Street Sanctuary presents another Paint Nite on Tuesday, January 13th, at 7:00pm.

Be sure to enter code "Sanctuary40" and receive 40% off the ticket price.


paintnite.com Paint Nite. Drink. Paint. Party! We host painting events at local bars. Come join us for a Paint Nite Party!

[01/01/15]   Question: Don't feel like cooking breakfast?

Answer: Centre Street Sanctuary hangover brunch from 10am - 2pm!

[01/01/15]   Happy New Year from all of us at CSS!




Culinary Team

Wayne Da Payne Curvin, Yovanni Nunez, Roberto Ramirez, Peter Boyd, John Santiago and a bunch of wonderful cooks and dishwashers




Groups Kids Reserve Takeout Waiter Walkins


Breakfast Dinner Drinks

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363 Centre St
Jamaica Plain, MA

Opening Hours

Monday 11:30 - 23:00
Tuesday 11:30 - 23:00
Wednesday 11:30 - 23:00
Thursday 11:30 - 23:00
Friday 11:30 - 01:00
Saturday 10:00 - 01:00
Sunday 10:00 - 23:00
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