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The Butcher Shop

#114 of 2,684 Restaurants in Boston
#125 of 2,897 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: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 75
    Excellent
  • 50
    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
Excellent Food

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 25, 2015
Jeffers888
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London, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Scenic view
  • Romantic
  • Bar scene
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English first
London, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 NEW

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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Massachusetts
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88 reviews 88 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
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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19 reviews 19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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68 reviews 68 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
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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35 reviews 35 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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91 reviews 91 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
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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Uncasville, Connecticut
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19 reviews 19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

The Butcher Shop is a real butcher shop by day and a fabulous restaurant. They serve beer and wine. It is casual and very small. They specialize, of course, in meat.. I allowed the bartender to choose my wine and we tried the mushroom 3 ways for an appetizer. Smoked, marinated, and roasted in a cream sauce with crispy bread,... More 

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virginia
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31 reviews 31 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

I went in here without a reservation and was quoted a 15 minute wait which actually ended up being closer to an hour. I will know better for next time and it was worth the wait and I will be back. Service was excellent, pork entrée was delicious and all-around very pleasant.

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Phoenix, AZ
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106 reviews 106 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
121 helpful votes 121 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

I've been here a couple of times, but sitting at the bar after work. Went for table service this time. The space is tiny so the seating is "intimate" to say the least. However, it was quite alright. We got the table closest to the door which was shaping up to be miserable on a frigid night. But our server... 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, Romantic, Bar scene
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?