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Scollay Square

#301 of 2,680 Restaurants in Boston
Certificate of Excellence
$$$
Neighborhood:
Downtown
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21 Beacon St, Boston, MA 02108-2807 (Bowdoin)
617-742-4900
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Today
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Wed 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thu - Fri 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 40
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  • 74
    Very good
  • 22
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  • 4
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great food without the crowds for brunch

We found an extensive brunch menu and luckily had Rachel, a gracious server who was worth every penny of our generous tip. She allowed us to order small portions of larger entrees which encouraged us to return 2 days later. I had crab cake eggs benedict which were delicious. I also had a blueberry... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Erika S
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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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Marshfield, Massachusetts
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36 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

It was recommended to us by our hotel for a Sunday brunch, but we were disappointed. The food was just average, and the home fries were really bad - frozen, then fried, greasy potato balls. The one good thing was the ice coffee the waitress made especially for me, and the service was very good. We were looking for a... More 

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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51 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We found an extensive brunch menu and luckily had Rachel, a gracious server who was worth every penny of our generous tip. She allowed us to order small portions of larger entrees which encouraged us to return 2 days later. I had crab cake eggs benedict which were delicious. I also had a blueberry pancake that had the most amazing... More 

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Thank Erika S
Basking Ridge, New Jersey
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54 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2015

This is a really nice restaurant/bar near the Boston Commons. Good food, good ambiance, Our party totally enjoyed this restaurant. Oh and prices were reasonable. Check out the website online.

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Thank Ronald R
Toronto, Canada
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2015

Recommended by our concierge, we walked to Scollay for dinner with 2 nine year old boys. Great menu - fantastic for sharing. Excellent service in a lovely building.

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Thank 13Skier13
Lexington, Massachusetts
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2015

the good: amazing atmosphere. historic, somewhat elegant. very good coffee. that's it. the not so good: SERVICE: waited a while. finally the waitress came and brought water and then didn't return. Saw some random person standing at the bar and he asked if we wanted anything.We gave HIM our order. so strange. Original waitress brought salad. There was no way... More 

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Thank barbara g
smalltown
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93 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015

We were looking for a breakfast restaurant near historic site. We were extremely lucky to find this place. The menu was lengthy, tables were given enough room to hear conversation, and the service was outstanding. We received our food in good time and it was tasty. The restaurant manager made rounds and was interested in our opinion of the place... More 

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Thank travelteacher
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64 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015 via mobile

Located in the former Bellevue Hotel, where Jack Kennedy and his grandfather "Honey Fitz" once resided, this restaurant is sited not only near historic buildings but in one as well. It is clearly a popular place. We had lunch there on Saturday. The crowd seemed to skew toward the older end. We ate indoors, although many prefer to dine alfresco.... More 

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Milford, Pennsylvania
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27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2015

This restaurant is just around the corner from the Boston Common. We ate outside and enjoyed looking at the architecture of the older buildings across the street. We were there for brunch. The farmer's scrambled eggs were wonderful! They were cooked perfectly and the apple sausage was the best. The hash browns were crispy outside, but a little greasy for... More 

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Thank k8nne
Toronto
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131 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

We were a party of five on a Saturday night and the thing that surprised me the most was that the place was almost empty. I think it's just one of those 'downtown evening dead zones' but we weren't disappointed by the food. We decided to order a bunch of appetizers for the table and salads. We had the cheese... More 

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Thank Dart_Monkey
Tulsa, Oklahoma
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58 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

This place is only about one-half block from the State House and the Commons. An excellent place to meet. There were 11 of us including five children who met for brunch on a Saturday morning. It is a small casual place that took our reservation and had the table set up for us. The service and food were good and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 21 Beacon St, Boston, MA 02108-2807
    (Bowdoin)
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston>  > Downtown
  • Neighborhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: 617-742-4900

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 31 - 40
  • Cuisine: American, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Bar scene, Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Downtown

Neighborhood Profile
Downtown
The largest area of the city, Downtown is rich with historical and iconic sites in Boston. Stroll through one of Boston’s most famous green spaces, the Boston Public Gardens, check out and make way for duckling statues, picnic under a beautiful tree overlooking the pond, and walk over the iconic footbridge where, during summer time, you will catch a swan boat toting children and eager tourists through the pond. Have your camera ready to capture its peaceful beauty in the middle of a bustling city. Continue on through the Gardens and take in some open green space at the Boston Common, where you can spend time throwing a frisbee, sitting on a park bench, or, in the winter time, skating on the frog pond. Head north from the end of the Common to see the golden dome of the State House, and travel through government center to Quincy Market and Faneuil Hall, both a historic and popular destination worth a quick visit for a first time to Boston. Head to Long Wharf to visit the Aquarium, or catch a boat to Charlestown or even Cape Cod.