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The Butcher Shop

552 Tremont St, Boston, MA 02118-3717 (South End)
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Ranked #159 of 2,852 Restaurants in Boston
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $31 - $40
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
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

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
118 helpful votes 118 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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Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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121 reviews 121 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 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
60 reviews 60 reviews
49 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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116 reviews 116 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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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219 reviews 219 reviews
170 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 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
12 reviews 12 reviews
8 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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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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