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The Hawthorne

#7 of 2,689 Restaurants in Boston
Certificate of Excellence
Contemporary
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500 A Commonwealth Ave, Boston, MA 02215
624-8717
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This restaurant is at Hotel Commonwealth
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Dining options: Dinner, Drinks, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 3
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 stars
A Great Hangout to Enjoy Creative Concoctions

A swanky apartment-like bar full of interesting people with a wide knowledge of not only cocktails but beer and wine. The bartenders are smart and friendly, the snacks are just right, and it is a great place to hang out.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
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Boston, Massachusetts
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English first
Boston, Massachusetts
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29 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

A swanky apartment-like bar full of interesting people with a wide knowledge of not only cocktails but beer and wine. The bartenders are smart and friendly, the snacks are just right, and it is a great place to hang out.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

The Tavern at the hawthorne Hotel in Salem is a Wonderful Restaurant for getting together with friends and Family for Lunch or Dinner. I have eaten here many times and have always enjoyed my experience. Quaint,Cozy Atmosphere, with a fireplace, Some High back comfortable chairs. The staff is welcoming and attentive. Some friends and I had lunch here on June... More 

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Albany, New York
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39 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW via mobile

We were guided to a standing table while there were empty seats. We carried out $50 in cocktails (3) to the seats and moved a chair to accommodate the 3 of us. We were promptly told we could not sit because the set up was for couples. We informed them we refused to stand with empty tables around. A table... More 

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San Francisco, California
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Four nights in a row with my wife - usually for a drink, sometimes two -- all mixed extremely well -- sit at the left-side of bar if you want to watch them mixed...can't say enough positive things about the team at the Hawthorne.

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Pike
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

The Hawthorne is a wonderful place for craft cocktails and special small bites! Our server Amanda was extremely knowledgeable, friendly and made great recommendations off the menu! She is a delight and makes you feel each cocktail is made especially for you!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

My wife and I had a date night in the city and finished off the evening here. The staff was fantastic and our server was extremely knowledgeable! The drinks were great and the macaroons, my wife's favorite, were delicious. The decor is modern, but still warm and inviting. Definitely will be back and recommend to everyone!

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Arkansas
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53 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

After reading reviews we thought it would be impossible to get in to The Hawthorne on a Friday night at 9pm. As luck would have it, they were able to seat the 2 of us immediately. The food is fine, but don't go for the bar snacks. Go for the decadent, perfectly mixed, just the right temp, just the right... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

We went for a birthday recently. One thing I dislike is going out to an overcrowded bar where it takes forever to get service, but that will never happen at The Hawthorne. The place has a great atmosphere, they limit the number of people who can come in so it's never over crowded. The place has an lounge vibe and... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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116 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

We went here for post-dinner cocktails and they were amazing!!! We turned up around 10pm on a Friday evening and the place was full. They took our phone number and within 10 minutes they had called us to advise a table was free. The cocktails on the menu are great but my advice would be to tell your barman what... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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65 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

Interior of the restaurant is unique and cozy and the cocktails are amazing. The waitress was incredibly knowledgable about each cocktail. The bartender even made drinks to order. Only sampled a few appetizers but they were delicious as well. Finally, the waitress was kind enough to bring a free champagne toast as we were celebrating a friend's birthday. High class... More 

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Address: 500 A Commonwealth Ave, Boston, MA 02215
Phone Number: 624-8717
Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston
Cuisine: Contemporary

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  • Address: 500 A Commonwealth Ave, Boston, MA 02215
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston
  • Phone Number: 624-8717

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Contemporary

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