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Hamersley's Bistro - CLOSED

553 Tremont St, Boston, MA 02116-6306
+1 617-423-2700
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good26%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
6 Nov 2014
“Gone but not forgotten”
30 Oct 2014
“Goodbye Hamersleys”
Restaurant Hours
All hours
American, Seafood, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
553 Tremont St, Boston, MA 02116-6306
Neighbourhood: South End
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11 - 20 of 294 reviews

Reviewed 14 September 2014

Dined there this evening. Shown to a table for 4 (there were 2 of us) seated... a moment later, another hostress comes and says we cannot occupy a table for 4 and makes us leave and are shown to a much smaller 2 top table....More

1  Thank peekie
Reviewed 13 September 2014

We had a fabulous meal here earlier in the week and went back the next night. Met the Chef, who told us he was giving up the highly-regarded business in October after running it for 27 years. Packed both nights. Had the best roasted chicken...More

Thank Erin W
Reviewed 10 September 2014

After hearing this restaurant was to close soon, I jumped at the chance to make a reservation to try the legendary Hamersley's Roast Chicken! It did not disappoint. It was juicy and cooked perfectly. One thing to note is it does not come with any...More

Thank nacre11
Reviewed 27 August 2014

Booked ahead to secure a table on our last night in Boston. Four of us had a sensational 3 course dinner. Wonderful food (especially the chicken), attentive service, good reasonably priced wines and overall fair value. I hear the restaurant is closing soon after 20+...More

Thank Simon N
Reviewed 19 August 2014

Chose Hammersley's for a special occasion recently after having dined there twice before, and was very disappointed. Three of us chose fish, two had the bluefish and I had the halibut special ($42.00). Portions were ridiculous...I think I had four bites of halibut, along with...More

Thank LynneAH
Reviewed 14 August 2014

We dined here on a weekday evening. Service was attentive and professional with courteous front of house staff. Restaurant has a nice, comfortable atmosphere. Menu offerings were diverse, but the food was pretty salty, especially the vinaigrettes on the first courses, which tasted almost purely...More

Thank mercurius_1
Reviewed 9 August 2014

Hamersly's remains one of the Boston's best restaurants. Twenty or so years later it is even better than it used to be. The quality of the food and the attention to detail never fail to impress me. The ever popular Hamersly's chicken was done perfectly...More

Thank Pamela T
Reviewed 5 August 2014

This restaurant has maintained its excellence for traditional items such as the incomparable chicken while keeping up to date with new dishes such as Asian lobster cocktail. The menu offers a wide variety of choices. Wine and beer list is excellent. Service was informed and...More

Thank Peter V
Reviewed 5 August 2014

I took my fiance to Hamersley's for his birthday and we will definitely be going back! The food was fantastic, the service friendly, and the atmosphere quiet and welcoming. We ate outside since the weather was beautiful. It is difficult to find a restaurant in...More

Thank AlisonJean2013
Reviewed 4 August 2014

We have dined at Hamersley's multiple times over the years, always with thorough enjoyment. The atmosphere is inviting, and the staff welcoming and solicitous. We count on the food to be superb, and are never disappointed. Most recently we ate with friends before the theater....More

Thank Hume V
South End
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
US$41 - US$80
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
View, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:30
17:30 - 21:30
17:30 - 21:30
17:30 - 21:30
17:30 - 21:30
17:30 - 21:30
17:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 553 Tremont St, Boston, MA 02116-6306
    (corner of Clarendon and Tremont)
  • Public Transportation: We are close to the Back Bay Station stop on the Orange line and the Copley stop on the Green line.
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston>  > South End
  • Neighbourhood: South End
  • Phone Number: +1 617-423-2700
  • E-mail