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The Butcher Shop

#135 of 2,854 Restaurants in Boston
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552 Tremont St, Boston, MA 02118-3717
617-423-4800
Website
Today
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Closed now
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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, Late Night
Good for:
Romance
Bar scene
Scenic view
Lunch
Dinner
Reservations
Late Night

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Visitor rating
  • 70
    Excellent
  • 48
    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
Most recent review
Yummy beef

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 23, 2015
Harcapster
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Weston, Massachusetts
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Bar scene
  • Scenic view
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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147 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Weston, Massachusetts
Top Contributor
78 reviews 78 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

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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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015 NEW

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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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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30 reviews 30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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
119 helpful votes 119 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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Boston
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25 reviews 25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

I eat here more frequently than I probably should, but the reason I always return is because I know that I will have a phenomenal experience and meal. Every steak I've ever had here is cooked to perfection. Reservations are ideal though. If you're hoping to sit at the bar and just drink, be prepared to be directed to the... More 

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Wells, Maine
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122 reviews 122 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

Meat, Cheese, Bread, and Wine! What an amazing luncheon we had today. The spicy tomato soup was perfection! Just the right amounts of spice and acid. I'm going to have to try and make this recipe! The petit charcuterie was wonderful...and then came the cheese plate. It. Was. All. So. Very. Good.

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Munich, Germany
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51 reviews 51 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

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
63 reviews 63 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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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: American, French, Italian, Mediterranean

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Scenic view
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?