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GEM Italian Kitchen Nightclub Lounge

42 Province Street, Boston, MA 02108 (Formerly GEM Restaurant and Lounge) (Downtown)
+1 617-482-1213
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Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Downtown
Cross street: School Street
Transit: GEM is located just steps from the Park Street, Government Center and State Street MBTA Stations
Description: Executive Chef Kevin Long (Tosca, Red Lantern, Empire) dazzles with starters like 'Pastella' Fried Artichokes, Kobe Beef Meatball Sliders, Warm Burrata Crostino and an array of mouthwatering pizzas. Entree highlights include Seared Chilean Bass, Chicken Under a Brick and T Bone Steak with a variety of creative pasta and classic parmigiano dishes.
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Cape Cod
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

GEM is a very unusual restaurant for downtown Boston, which focuses on the younger set with its club and nightlife environment. However; this does not preclude the older group from starting a little earlier and enjoying the red velvet, spangle lamp shaded atmosphere of a 1920 speakeasy. You should sit in the bar area to enjoy the ambience. A surprising... More

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United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

The dance floor is small and in a back room. Go somewhere else if you are looking for a night of drinks and dancing.

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New York, United States
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I hosted my husbands 40th bday party at GEM last weekend. We used the upstairs semi private room for dinner for 14ppl and then cleared the dinner set up for the party. everything was fabulous. the room was set up in a U-shape which made it easy to socialize with all, make speeches, and use the room for a cocktail... More

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North Billerica, Massachusetts
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91 reviews 91 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

We showed up at 5:30 for dinner not realizing Gems does not open for dinner until six. A Staff member suggested the Hub Pub next door for a drink in the meantime. Drinks at the Hub Pub were $5 for house wine...at Gem's house wine was $11/glass...just saying... Returned later for dinner and we were seated in the bar area... More

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Everywhere
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25 reviews 25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

GEM is the place to be for brunch and especially on Sundays. Sundays for Brunch and partying all day long. The food is incredible here, breakfast pizza and meatball sliders are a must! The service was great, atmosphere is very classy too! An all around great experience and is a must especially on Sundays for an amazing time!

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Columbus, Ohio
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2013

I ate here after searching Trip Advisor for Italian restaurants that were between my business meeting and the walk back to my hotel. This was one of the only choices, but I'm glad I went. I had the spaghetti and meatballs... The whipped ricotta on top was SO GOOD. I would go back just for that. I also had a... More

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Shaina D, Marketing Associate at GEM Italian Kitchen Nightclub Lounge, responded to this review

Hi, Thank you so much for your glowing review! We always love hearing about a positive dining experience at GEM. You said it was near your hotel, so I'm assuming that you're not from the area, but I do hope that you'll join us again next time you're in Boston. The whipped ricotta will be waiting! Best, Shaina Dennis Marketing... More

Boston
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35 reviews 35 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2013

Gem is a night club with food offerings such as small plates and a few entrees, not really a true restaurant. Nice décor...it’s a bit dark, but very cozy. Staff was young and very friendly and helpful. We had a drink and there is a good size bar...lots of wines & cocktails on the menu. Tried the flavorful Sangria...but it... More

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Shaina D, Marketing Associate at GEM Italian Kitchen Nightclub Lounge, responded to this review

Hello! Thank you for taking the time to provide us with your valuable thoughts and feedback. We're glad to hear that you found our staff to be friendly and helpful. Providing outstanding service to our patrons is a major focus at GEM, and we are always glad to hear when this is noticed by our customers. We understand your concerns... More

Boston, Massachusetts
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28 reviews 28 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2013

This is a review of the restaurant side, although we have been to the lounge/club side and night and its a pretty hot scene right now (Spring 2013). Our service was fantastic.They were attentive and knowledgeable about the food and wine selections. The ambiance was perfect (quiet enough where we could hear each other, but not other people's conversations...). The... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2013 via mobile

The marketing of this place exceeds the reality. The decor is tired looking bordello out of a John Wayne movie. I had the sea bass, which was nothing special, a Jadot burgundy, again nothing special, but the pizza appetizer was plentiful and tasty. The wine list by the glass is extremely limited, and the prices by the bottle were in... More

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West Chester, Pennsylvania
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78 reviews 78 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

I recently had a corporate party at Gem and the service was exceptional and the place it self had a great feel.

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