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The Hawthorne

500 A Commonwealth Ave, Boston, MA 27203
624-8717
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English first
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

The Hawthorne is a divine bar - sunken below street level, funky staff and delicious food and wine. A real Boston experience!

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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42 reviews 42 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

We spent a week end in Boston, staying at the Commonwealth hotel and this restaurant and bar was our choice for dinner. Variety on the menu, both for food and drinks and everybody can find his selection for the night, with fish, meat and pasta dishes, all served with a huge selection of drinks and wonderful beers. The atmosphere is... More

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Halifax, Canada
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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

So glad to be able to find this gem of a place. My husband and I were celebrating our Anniversary and we definitely chose the right place to have a couple of yummy drinks. The service is seriously top- notch. You will realize this right away! This will be the go-to place the next time we visit Boston. Thanks for... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Great service! The burgers are some of the best in the city. This place has a great energy and amazing cocktails. I came here for a burger and a beer and couldnt help but try a few cocktails. They have a great menu. I highly recommend this place for a large group of friends

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Sydney
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25 reviews 25 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Lots of fruit , decafe tea and lovely young recent grads who were full of info. We ate there twice at night but found it noisy ( Red Sox Fans ) and too pricy for anything other than hamburgers

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Top Contributor
165 reviews 165 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

Amanda was our server and she started by asking us what spirit was our favorite and she would help us make a cocktail of our own or help us pick one. My husbands drink came and he wasn't too big on it so she just took it away and said we would try again to get one he loved! It... More

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Jaffrey, New Hampshire
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29 reviews 29 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

It was very crowded when we came into the bar, so we had a standing table, but as soon as a regular table opened up they moved us - so the staff was very attentive. Good wine selection, munchies and mixed drinks - only downside was rather funky beer selection.

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New Jersey
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36 reviews 36 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

Anyone wanting to open a high-end bar should take notes at The Hawthorne. Mixologists hand craft drinks for an upscale yet unpretentious crowd. The bar limits the occupancy to ensure all guests enjoy their experience. Although small plates are available, this is not a restaraunt but definitely the place for after dinner drinks!

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Wellesley, Massachusetts
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36 reviews 36 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

Have been here twice, most recently with a couple of girlfriends. We had a reservation and were warmly welcomed and seated at the bar while our table was prepped (to which we were relocated after a short time, our cocktails joined us on a silver tray). The cocktails are delicious and smooth - not one complaint. Service was attentive and... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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20 reviews 20 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

The Hawthorne is a great place to get some drinks in a relaxed and fun atmosphere. Cocktail menu is always on point, and although a little higher in price-range, you won't be disappointed. Just sampled some hors d'oeuvres this past weekend and everything was great. I highly recommend this bar for young professionals looking for a "grown-up" atmosphere.

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Additional Information about The Hawthorne

Address: 500 A Commonwealth Ave, Boston, MA 27203
Phone Number: 624-8717
Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston
Cuisine: Contemporary

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