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540 Atlantic Ave, Boston, MA 02210-2210
+1 617-451-1234
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Today
11:30 - 00:00
Open now
All hours
Hours:
Sun 17:30 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 23:00
Fri 11:30 - 00:00
Sat 17:30 - 00:00
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67 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Quick drink with 2 colleagues after a meeting at the nearby Independence Wharf. The room was very busy at 17-30 when we arrived (why are so many people allowed to sit right up to the bar in the US?) but quietened off quite quickly later on into the evening. Good drinks selection, didn't try any food.

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Thank Nigel S
London, United Kingdom
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132 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a buzzing casual dining restaurant and bar which offers small plates which can be mixed and matched in a tapas style. Great beer and wine selection, fabulously friendly service, and you must try their brussels sprouts which are supreme and verging on miraculous. Desserts are huge so order one and share.

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Thank James B
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139 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is my second trip and the food is vey good. Service is spotty probably due to the crowd and the music plus conversation makes it too loud for a really enjoyable time.

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Thank Doubledeacon
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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103 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My colleagues and I had lunch here on our way to the airport. We were greeted with a smile and an offer to store our luggage while we ate. The service was excellent. The food was delicious and the atmosphere was calm. I will definitely be going back to Trade should I find myself in Boston again.

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Thank Rachel N
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I were enjoying a Saturday afternoon in downtown Boston, we had just visited the Boston Tea Party museum and planned to walk back through the gardens of the financial district. A colleague recommended Trade as an option for lunch and we are so grateful that he did. I can honestly share that the entire experience to include... More 

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Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Harwich, Massachusetts
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18 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

One of my favorite places to dine in Boston. The menu always has very creative options that don't disappoint. Good comfortable environment with great food and drinks what else could you ask for.

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Stock, United Kingdom
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256 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 218 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Popped in to this restaurant as it was close to the hotel we were using. It was too noisy to eat inside, so we opted for a table on the pavement as it was a pleasant evening. I had seared salmon, husband had duck. Both cooked very well and served with simple accompaniments. Service was efficient and friendly and price... More 

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Brownsville, Vermont
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141 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

A friend brought us to this restaurant for lunch. We were amazed! The food was absolutely fantastic. It was certainly one of the best meals I've had in a restaurant. We got a few appetizers, plus some mixed drinks. We ordered lunch, plus we ordered dessert. Everything was amazing. The flavors were great, the portion sizes were pretty large, and... More 

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Derry, United Kingdom
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81 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

great food , quirky menu great service and ambience, fairly young crowd but all extremely pleasant.great buzz but goes quiet very early mid week

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Thank colum_13
Boston
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75 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Have eaten at Trade a few times. The food is excellent, with a nice variety of small plates to share, including some great pizzas, but the noise level is really high. The space has a lot of hard surfaces, and it can get so loud it's hard to hear the person next to you. So, if you don't mind the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining
Good for
Bar Scene, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
17:30 - 22:00
Monday
11:30 - 23:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 23:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 23:00
Thursday
11:30 - 23:00
Friday
11:30 - 00:00
Saturday
17:30 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 540 Atlantic Ave, Boston, MA 02210-2210
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 617-451-1234

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Downtown

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Downtown
The largest area of the city, Downtown is rich with historical and iconic sites in Boston. Stroll through one of Boston’s most famous green spaces, the Boston Public Gardens, check out and make way for duckling statues, picnic under a beautiful tree overlooking the pond, and walk over the iconic footbridge where, during summer time, you will catch a swan boat toting children and eager tourists through the pond. Have your camera ready to capture its peaceful beauty in the middle of a bustling city. Continue on through the Gardens and take in some open green space at the Boston Common, where you can spend time throwing a frisbee, sitting on a park bench, or, in the winter time, skating on the frog pond. Head north from the end of the Common to see the golden dome of the State House, and travel through government center to Quincy Market and Faneuil Hall, both a historic and popular destination worth a quick visit for a first time to Boston. Head to Long Wharf to visit the Aquarium, or catch a boat to Charlestown or even Cape Cod.
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