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The Butcher Shop

552 Tremont St, Boston, MA 02118-3717 (South End)
617-423-4800
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Ranked #217 of 2,847 Restaurants in Boston
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $31 - $40
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
Neighborhood: South End
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Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Scenic view
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Munich, Germany
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014 NEW

I stumbled upon this restaurant early Sunday morning on a walk. The restaurant had a cool look to it and a limited menu. I had dinner there that night with two founders of a Boston start up I have known for a long time and what an experience! I arrived early so Matthew, our waiter, and I had a long... More 

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Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

Have always wanted to visit here and finally made the trip. Gentleman at the front door immediately came over when we walked in, asked us what we wanted and put is at the standing butcher block area. An area where if you want a drink and some appetizers they can put you when there are no tables or bar seats.... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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38 reviews 38 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Great atmosphere (tables could be a little bigger for all the wonderful dishes you will want to order!). The servers were fantastic - so helpful and attentive but not overly invasive. The half bottle of champagne we ordered wasn't chilled when we ordered it so they brought us two glasses of prosecco while we waited which really impressed. The food... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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114 reviews 114 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

First and foremost - the meal we had at The Butcher Shop was really very, very good. Steaks were cooked perfectly. Our guests enjoyed the venison. The steak tartare was nice and there were a number of nice touches all the way down to the salted butter and honey that comes with the bread. Wine list has a good range... More 

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Weston, Massachusetts
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209 reviews 209 reviews
161 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

I went with my friend and we split one of the $59 steaks. My opinion, it was OK and a little fatty. Choice of butter or the sauce. Personally the sauce is much more to my taste. We also have the $21 sort of like patee on an apple pastry that was very tasty and I would get again. Forgot... More 

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Park City, Utah
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Simple and straight forward. Perfect wine list for the menu. Tomato soup to die for. Bolognese superb. Dry aged NY strip- other worldly Unpretentious and great food. No way to go wrong here.

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Newton Abbot, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

This place was buzzing, waited with a glass of wine at bar until place available. Friendly and knowledgeable staff that were helpful and interesting for Brits to learn more of the Bostonian traditions and life. A very good evening

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Chicago, Illinois
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57 reviews 57 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

If you like charcuterie and you are nearby, you MUST stop here, but you will need reservations! Stellar selection of wines spanning all price-points along with solid guidance if you are willing to put your choice in the hands of your server - please do as the staff when we visited was completely on-point, professional, and fun! The tagliatelle bolognese... More 

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South Florida, Florida
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130 reviews 130 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 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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36 reviews 36 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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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: American, French, Italian, Mediterranean

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