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The Butcher Shop

552 Tremont St, Boston, MA 02118-3717 (South End)
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Ranked #185 of 2,815 restaurants in Boston
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $31 - $40
Cuisines: American, French, Italian, Mediterranean
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Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Scenic view
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: South End
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78% Recommend
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
South Florida, Florida
Top Contributor
85 reviews 85 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW via mobile

We stopped here for a glass of wine while waiting to meet some people in the South End, and discovered a great place for Happy Hour. After perusing their wine list we enlisted the help of Brendan, the bartender. He suggested some French wines by the glass, which we really enjoyed. We also ordered some cheeses that Brendan suggested, which... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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32 reviews 32 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

We tried this place our first night in town. What a gem! We walked from the hotel, and needed the walk home! The place is very small, quaint, cool vibe. The selection of meats is solid, the charcuterie is amazing! The sides were very good and the sauces were delicious. I recommend dining here while in town. You will not... More

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192 reviews 192 reviews
154 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

In the heart of Boston's South End, this is the perfect antidote to an overdose of seafood in this lobster/oyster/chowder obsessed city. Superb cuts of steak are elevated to a fine-dining level in a small, lively, unpretentious local bar. You can also have an amazing steak tartare and divine foie gras terrine with a delicious strawberry compote and brioche. Good... More

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Hamilton, Bermuda
11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

We visited here at the end of May on a Friday night. It had been recommended that we got here in good time as it get's busy on the weekend. We arrived at 7:30pm and got the last seating spot before names started going on a list. The atmosphere is great with lots of buzz, laughter and wine drinking. The... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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73 reviews 73 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Ate here for my birthday. Fantastic Charcuterie, great wines, and amazing service. Our waiter was probably the best I have had in Boston yet--sorry, I can't remember his name. The prime rib, the asparagus app, and the steak tartar were awesome. Drink as much wine as you can, cause the selection is great!

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Sydney, Australia
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58 reviews 58 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

This fully functioning butcher shop is like something in Italy or France; providing not only fresh meat and smallgoods, but ready-to-take-home prepared meals, condiments, breads, oils, even a cookbook. We gave our livers a rest from the vino and settled on a couple of cold brews; which is a given when there were sausages in our sights. Heirloom tomato salad... More

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
19 reviews 19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

Just had cocktails but food menu looks great if had more time would've def eaten here too. Service from bartender v good takes bit time to chat too even tho busy.

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Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

I went to The Buthcer Shop and I find it very cool. I hade a good glass of wine from France and salumi from Italy. Atmosphere was really nice, I would go back there.

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Budapest, Hungary
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35 reviews 35 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2014

Some of the items on the dinner menu were a bigger hit with me than others. The Seared Foie Gras appetizer was outstanding but not sure if it was really worth the 19 bucks. For an appetizer. At $15, the Petite Charcuterie could be a meal in itself. Evidently, everyone comes here for the Hot Dog à la Maison. Not... More

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Newton(Boston), MA
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50 reviews 50 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2014

Limited options, small portions and very high prices keep this from being a five star. But the morsels that you do get are always excellent and sometimes exquisite and make it worth going to.

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