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The Butcher Shop

#412 of 2,450 Restaurants in Boston}
$$ - $$$American,
552 Tremont St, Boston, MA 02118-3717
+1 617-423-4800
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good33%
  • Average15%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“charcuterie” (20 reviews)
“pates” (7 reviews)
“steak” (33 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 - 23:00All hours
American, Wine Bar
$$ - $$$
552 Tremont St, Boston, MA 02118-3717
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1 - 10 of 208 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Matt was our server and his recommendations were top notch. Wine from Canary islands and fresh pea pesto and cheese!

Thank NDtoUK
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A fairly small place in South end well decorated which gives a modern quiet atmosphere very pleasant and relaxing. Dining at the bar allows you to talk to the friendly staff and a ESD to their extensive wine knowledge. Talking about wines mostly European wines...More

Thank Francois L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Not a place to go if you are on a budget but if you are in the mood to splurge and are looking for a good meal then The Butcher Shop is a good choice. The meat menu includes chicken, pork, duck, lamb, and of...More

Thank Mai M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We've been here many times and especially enjoy going for lunch at the bar on a weekend afternoon. Bartenders are very helpful to pair wine with food selections -- with a terrific selection of wines of the world. Always fresh and local ingredients. Delicious kale...More

Thank 1diningcouple
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Pretentiously expensive. Really? $15 for three tomato slices? $27 for a half chicken? $17 for a glass of wine? No value here. Not returning.

Thank theexplorerDarien
Reviewed 18 August 2017

The Butcher Block is a cramped restaurant with an ordinary menu. Nothing was memorable. We had a steak and ordinary (over salted) pasta dish. These are things that I would make at home. At least put a bearnaise on the steak. The servers didn't smile...More

Thank Martha811
Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

Went there with one of my friend last week. The deco was casual and comfortable for a few friends to hang out. You can also sit at the bar area. Pretty good cocktail selections and decent wine choices. Food was a little disappointing though, we...More

Thank Jessica Y
Reviewed 5 August 2017 via mobile

We loved the food. The lunch menu was very reasonable. We really liked the wait staff, particularly Maria.

Thank Pappylongstockings
Reviewed 19 June 2017 via mobile

It is a nice small restaurant. We enjoyed our meal, my steak was perfect and my wife's lamb chops were perfect. One warning, limited menu, so check before make reservations.

Thank Mert B
Reviewed 14 June 2017

Great place with an excellent selection of meats and delicacies. Worthwhile a stop over to sample the goods.

Thank Taosmeister
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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5 September 2017|
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Response from 1diningcouple | Reviewed this property |
I think you'll be fine! The menu changes based on fresh/local ingredients but they always have salads, pastas, creative vegetable sides, and a cheese plate. The menu is dominated by meat... but they will work to accommodate... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$31 - US$40
American, Wine Bar
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
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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