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The Gallows

#398 of 2,379 Restaurants in Boston
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Neighbourhood:
South End
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1395 Washington Street, Boston, MA
617-425-0200
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Today
17:00 - 22:00
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 - 22:00
Mon - Wed 17:00 - 22:00
Thu - Sat 11:30 - 23:00
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New York, NY
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51 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

As a new yorker, i'm always looking for a good place to brunch. As a guest in Boston, I was lucky to stumble into The Gallows (featured in the NY times, 36 hours in Boston). Every brunch item was a hit, from my 9 year old to their 70 year old grandma. Burgers, short stacks, korean chicken wings, corned beef... More 

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Thank NYC_family_of_four
Boston, Massachusetts
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our party of 5 turned up during a snowstorm on a Sunday for a late Brunch and the place was busy, which just shows how good it is. We waited around 15 minutes for our table to be ready, the table itself was slightly cramped but the rest of them for more regular group numbers seemed fine. The menu is... More 

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Thank mmcgarry92
Arnold, Maryland
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Like the title says, the Bloody Mary was excellent... but really, it stopped right there. All but one of our meals I would describe as a hearty "mediocre" which is a serious disappointment when you put a $20 tag on a burger. Stale fries that have been obviously sitting, which would probably have been excellent summed up the meal. While... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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61 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is an adorable restaurant bar in the South End, we came here after a dinner, a close walk for a drink. The bartender was SUPER friendly and attentive. You could tell she knew how to make a drink and was the kindest. It was a nice area to enjoy a cocktail with our group and we would definitely come... More 

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Thank fithy07
Shelton, Connecticut
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49 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice burger place, various types of burgers. Interesting cocktails. Went there for lunch, pretty crowded and tables a little close together. Service was good. Started with chicken wings and fries with poutin, very good, Burgers were excellent!

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Thank maryann b
Boston, Massachusetts
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420 reviews
346 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

The food is very good here, but dropping a star because of the insanely horrible front end / hostess service/policies. Knowing they don't take reservations for groups smaller than 6, I showed up early for my group of 4 to put my name on the list and hang around so my other guests wouldn't have to wait as long. I... More 

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Thank David P
Marblehead, Massachusetts
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41 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

Very accessible location with ample street parking on the weekend. Best corn-beef hash ever. Added sunrise delight, they have doughnuts from the Blackbird Bakery on Tremont Street - 'Hello'. Our first time. Will return soon. Wonderful!

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Thank Jim M
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53 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

A modern restaurant with great atmosphere with very friendly and helpful staff. Burgers were great, with a bit of a twist for a different eating experience. They were very accommodating with making changes to the burgers on the menu.

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Thank Huberand
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105 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

The veggie poutine was wonderful but the veg burger was rather bland. The burger sits on a bed of red chillies, it would be great if some of these were chopped and added into the burger to give it some flavour. The setting itself is nice and the staff are friendly and helpful.

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Thank Jamie J
Boston, Massachusetts
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59 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2016

The food here is just average. I keep hoping it will be better each time but I don't think that food is their thing. Generally missing something in way of flavor even if it is just salt. Good bar and drinks though and nice place to hang with friends .

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Bar, International
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 22:00
Monday
17:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
17:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
17:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:30 - 23:00
Friday
11:30 - 23:00
Saturday
11:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1395 Washington Street, Boston, MA
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston>  > South End
  • Neighbourhood: South End
  • Phone Number: 617-425-0200

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

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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 true find in the city, with a more residential feeling than Back Bay.
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