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The Butcher Shop

#366 of 2,426 Restaurants in Boston}
€€ - €€€American,
552 Tremont St, Boston, MA 02118-3717
+1 617-423-4800
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good34%
  • Average14%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“charcuterie” (21 reviews)
“cured meats” (9 reviews)
“pates” (8 reviews)
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American, Wine Bar
€€ - €€€
552 Tremont St, Boston, MA 02118-3717
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped in for a drink during a Friday Happy Hour and found a selection of meats and cheeses (and bread) laid out on a table in back. Made a nice snack to go with a glass of ginger beer and a Venetian Spritz, while...More

Thank smdds
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Part of the Barbara Lynch empire, this place serves excellent pates and cured meats, as well as a fine selection of wines. I was just walking through the neighborhood on my way to dinner nearby, but the prospect of complimentary charcuterie with a glass of...More

Thank RPK16
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were staying near this restaurant so came across it by accident. Although not cheap we found the atmosphere great and the food pretty tasty too. The waiting staff were friendly and explained some dishes to us. They had good knowledge of the foods and...More

Thank theoldone
Reviewed 2 October 2017

I usually don't like seating at high tables in restaurants, but that's the kind of table you'll find here. Plus, we had five seated at a table suited for four, so that got things off to a marginal start. Wine list is decent, but quite...More

Thank spchris
Reviewed 16 September 2017 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 11 September 2017 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 4 September 2017 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 September 2017

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 2 September 2017 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.

1  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

1  Thank Martha811
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
Good for
Bar Scene
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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