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The Butcher Shop

552 Tremont St, Boston, MA 02118-3717
+1 617-423-4800
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good32%
  • Average15%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“charcuterie” (21 reviews)
“pates” (7 reviews)
“steak” (31 reviews)
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Wine Bar, American
$$ - $$$
552 Tremont St, Boston, MA 02118-3717
Neighbourhood: South End
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Barbara Lynch's Butcher shop is a small and inviting spot for lunch, dinner and especially for weekend brunch. There is an enticing array of house-made salumi, a small pasta selection (the tagliatelle Bolognese is fantastic) and a collection of pristinely executed sandwiches. At brunch I...More

Thank Lyn_Farmer
Reviewed 4 April 2017 via mobile

Really enjoyed a first date there tonight. Food was all wonderful, service was great, decor was pleasant. Would absolutely recommend.

Thank Butterfly_In_A_Jar
Reviewed 19 March 2017

Made a reservation the last day of restaurant week, 2017. Heard a lot about the restaurant, and have been at other Barbara Lynch restaurants, but never dined here. Overall, a very nice experience. Restaurant was busy but service was attentive and accommodating. Liked their restaurant...More

Thank BklineTraveller
Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

The Butcher Shop offers a fabulous weekend lunch in the South End. The atmosphere is great. The service is great. The bartender was helpful and available, without being overbearing. My friend and I stopped in for a quick bite before going to the Boston Ballet....More

Thank mrsiss
Reviewed 14 February 2017

The only challenge is finding a table as the restaurant is small Very hip little spot in the south -end. The food is fantastic. They have great cold cuts and cheese too. and a very good wine list. Service is always impeccable. The place is...More

Thank Travelerob
Reviewed 28 January 2017

We just wanted a bottle of nice wine after dinner and stopped by the Butcher Shop. Wine list is very expensive and they didn't have our first 2 choices. then we were pretty much ignored from opening the bottle - many other choices where everyone...More

Thank DBinNY
Reviewed 19 January 2017

I really wanted to LOVE The Butcher Shop, but I left with such a bad taste in my mouth. We chose to go here to celebrate my husband's birthday, casual atmosphere with great food. I knew the prices were high, but was fine paying top...More

Thank Stephanie M
Reviewed 17 January 2017

We stopped in for a pre dinner drink and snack on a slow Thursday night in November. We were not sure what to order, so a member of our party asked the waitress to bring us a sampling of meats and cheeses for the four...More

Thank youngmomma
Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

Friday night 8pm reservation. Table not ready, ok so we wait in their "herding area", a large butcher block like table where they serve you drinks and meat/cheese plates to mollify you. Great upbeat danceable music playing. Fun for a while. You finish your drink...More

Thank Tom N
Reviewed 26 October 2016

We recently tried this spot since we love B&G Oysters nearby (owned by the same restaurant group). Very cozy neighborhood feel. They have bar seating with no reservation. Advise to make reservation if you don't want to sit at the bar. The food was delicious...More

Thank atxtravlr
South End
Stroll down the beautiful brownstone lined streets
while capturing views of Boston’s tallest buildings
from a distance. Some of Boston’s best restaurants are
scattered around this neighborhood. There are many
gems to be found, from jazz clubs to classy bars and
restaurants. It is also home to art galleries,
interesting boutiques, artsy stores and SOWA open
market during the summer months. The South End is a
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$31 - US$40
Wine Bar, American
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 552 Tremont St, Boston, MA 02118-3717
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston>  > South End
  • Neighbourhood: South End
  • Phone Number: +1 617-423-4800
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