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L.A. Burdick

#148 of 2,994 Places to Eat in Boston
Certificate of Excellence
Back Bay
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220 Clarendon Street, Boston, MA 02116
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11:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Sun 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Mon - Sat 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Dining options: Drinks, Breakfast, Seating, Takeout

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Exquisite high end chocolaterie and cafe in Boston's poshest neighborhood

L.A. Burdick is pretty much a perfect match and exactly what you would expect from this corner of town, which reeks of money and quality And when it comes to consuming chocolate in innumerable different ways in an elegant cafe setting, this establishment sets the tone for the rest of the city. The... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

L.A. Burdick is pretty much a perfect match and exactly what you would expect from this corner of town, which reeks of money and quality And when it comes to consuming chocolate in innumerable different ways in an elegant cafe setting, this establishment sets the tone for the rest of the city. The pastries are fabulous, made with the most... More 

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Huntsville, Alabama
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104 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Just when I thought nothing could compete with La Maison du Chocolat, I tried L.A. Burdick and my mind was changed. I have to admit, as weird as it may sound, I only knew about this place after seeing a photo of the little chocolate mice Mark Zuckerburg had at his wedding. Nonetheless, I was really excited to try it... More 

Thank Allyson_86
Mobile, Alabama
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8 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place has the best hot chocolate I ever put in my mouth. I had the Dark Hot Chocolate, and it tastes like melted chocolate with just enough hot milk added to make it drinking consistency. If you want to sit down, you may have to wait for a table, but if you are willing to get your hot chocolate... More 

Thank ACPrende
Summit, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2016

Man, what a ridiculously great place for hot chocolate! I tried the spicy hot chocolate and you could easily drink this instead of having lunch; it's that thick and filling. It's silky smooth and unbelievably chocolate-y with the perfect amount of spiciness. The chocolate in the store area is very pricey though, so I would stick with just getting a... More 

Thank Kevin B
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015 via mobile

This is probably the best hot chocolate ice ever had. Rich, creamy, smooth. Served just at the right temperature. I usually get the small, the big one is too much (since it's so rich). I've had a few of the pastries and they're good, nothing extraordinary. Definitely stop by, especially on cold day.

Thank Sergio L
Sandy Springs, Georgia
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31 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

I stumbled upon this little chocolate shop a year ago while on a trip to Boston and will make it a point to always return! I promised some coworkers of mine that the hot chocolate would be life changing and I am pretty sure they thought I was crazy, but affirmed my statement after our visit. Do not miss this... More 

Thank cml21
Delray Beach
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015 via mobile

I was looking for a coffee shop and stubbed across this place. I'm glad I did, this has a huge selection of European desserts. Things that aren't killer sweet and with a cup of dark hot chocolate it was perfect for a light snack on a chilly Boston day. A must if your in the back Bay Area.

Thank Michael M
Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015 via mobile

The outside of the building looks like a chocolate house. Definitely not fitting the commercial corporate buildings in the area, but very cool. We got the pumpkin spice latte and the spicy hot chocolate. The hot chocolate was very chocolaty and a definate must try. The pumpkin latte was good but not a wow. Seating is limited as people like... More 

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new haven, ct
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

we were walking down Newbury Street when I noticed this strange, squat, European-looking cottage sandwiched between two tall buildings. What is that place? I queried. My Massachusetts hosts didn't know, so we wandered over. It turned out to be LA Burdick's Chocolatier and the inside is every bit as quaint as the outside. Had we time, it would have been... More 

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Shanghai, China
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015

I went there with my friend today to try their hot chocolate and it was amazing!!! I had the blend dark chocolate and my friend had the dark chocolate with espresso. Hot chocolate kept us warm and cozy and the blend was perfect with the balance of bitter and sweet. We couldn't resist having 2 slices of their chocolate cakes:... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 220 Clarendon Street, Boston, MA 02116
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston>  > Back Bay
  • Neighborhood: Back Bay
  • Phone Number: 617-303-0113

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Cafe
Open Hours
11:00 am - 6:00 pm
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
8:00 am - 8:00 pm

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Staying in Back Bay

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Back Bay
Wander around this quintessential neighborhood in the heart of Boston for high-end shops, restaurants, and the feeling of city bustle. Its most identifiable skyscrapers, the Prudential Center and John Hancock Tower, are highlights of the city skyline. Visit Newbury street to explore unique and trendy boutiques – as well as every other kind of store imaginable – all housed in beautiful brownstone buildings. In nice weather, restaurant patio seating is packed with Bostonians and tourists alike soaking up the sunshine and enjoying the food. Commonwealth Ave offers a beautiful stroll down residential tree-lined streets. Keep walking towards the Charles River and enjoy a beautiful view by the water. In warmer months, people run and bike on paths running along the esplanade, and sail and kayak on the Charles River. Boylston street, also full of shops, bars, and restaurants, is the finish line of the Boston Marathon. Head towards Copley Square and check out the Boston Public Library, which is particularly beautiful from the Dartmouth street entrance.