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The Butcher Shop

#101 of 2,700 Restaurants in Boston
#111 of 2,913 Places to Eat in Boston
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552 Tremont St, Boston, MA 02118-3717
617-423-4800
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12:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Mon 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tue - Fri 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 78
    Excellent
  • 51
    Very good
  • 26
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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The staff at The Butcher Shop were very friendly and knowledgeable. They took the time to answer all questions that we had. We had reservations and had a bit of a hiccup, but they were very professional and took great care of us! It doesn't hurt that the drinks and food were also fantastic!

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 15, 2015
Nina Z
via mobile
Good for:
  • Scenic view
  • Bar scene
  • Romantic
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015 via mobile

The staff at The Butcher Shop were very friendly and knowledgeable. They took the time to answer all questions that we had. We had reservations and had a bit of a hiccup, but they were very professional and took great care of us! It doesn't hurt that the drinks and food were also fantastic!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Vibrant, friendly service. Lovely casual place with an excellent selection of wines with a cool and comfy ambience. Excellent fresh salads.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

The bartender was so friendly and attentive. The food was so delicious. I had the BLT and my fiancé had the burger. Both were amazing. The butcher is cutting the meats right there in the restaurant. Talk about fresh food.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Excellent food and staff here! Nothing to fault about this place. It was very busy on the Wednesday night that we were here so booking highly recommended.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

We happened on The Butcher Shop for lunch before the theater. We were delighted with the ambiance and the meal. We sat at tiny high tables watching the South End pass by while enjoying an excellent meal. The wait person was efficient and pleasant. It felt like a real neighborhood restaurant with people being greeted familiarly as they came in.... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

Sleek, urban and chic. Sitting at bar with a beer, charcuterie for one whilst waiting for friends (I'm really early) and it's all delightful.

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Wellesley, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

If you're a lover of meat, this place is a must in Boston. Despite what you'd expect the menu is fairly diverse. However, we stuck to the meat and loved every minute of it. In particular, I enjoyed the Prime Coulotte (sirloin cap)--beautifully cut and prepared and different from the usual. It was enhanced by some decadent bone marrow butter... More 

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Syracuse, NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

We had reservations at sister restaurant B & G Oyster Bar next door and they suggested we have a cocktail here while waiting for our table. What a great way to begin the evening with our son and his fiancé. We ordered wine and a small selection of paté. Wine selection was lovely thanks to the input of our server.... More 

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Weston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Went last night with another couple. Service was excellent. No bar service but decent wine selection. We had beef marrow served in a huge portion, beef tartar which could have been best we ever had with unusual spicy tang, a prime dry aged rib eye which was perfectly cooked and marbled. I give it a five fir food and service... More 

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Westwood, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

I have been to the Butcher Shop a few times now, each one is more enjoyable than the last. I can't imagine the South end with out this gem. Mind you it isn't a sitting down style place, but is a great place for excellent food, foodies, and anyone who doesn't mind sitting at a pub style seat. Please visit... More 

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Additional Information about The Butcher Shop

Address: 552 Tremont St, Boston, MA 02118-3717
Phone Number: 617-423-4800
Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston>  > South End
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Wednesday 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Thursday 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Friday 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Average Prices: USD 31 - 40
Cuisine: Italian, French, American, Mediterranean

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 552 Tremont St, Boston, MA 02118-3717
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston>  > South End
  • Neighborhood: South End
  • Phone Number: 617-423-4800

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 31 - 40
  • Cuisine: Italian, French, American, Mediterranean

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Scenic view, Bar scene, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Thursday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Friday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 12:00 am

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