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“Great Dunday Jazz Brunch” 5 of 5 stars
Review of The Hawthorne

The Hawthorne
500 A Commonwealth Ave, Boston, MA 27203
624-8717
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Ranked #17 of 2,820 Restaurants in Boston
Cuisines: Contemporary
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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49 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 36 cities Reviews in 36 cities
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
“Great Dunday Jazz Brunch”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013 via mobile

The Hawthorne is a great taste of old New England. We went for Sunday brunch. There was a pianist with a bassist who played very nice music. The brunch was $19.95 and gave choices of three courses. I started with a melody of fresh fruit which came with some yogurt and granola. I then had eggs Benedict which was good but I've had better. My Mother loved the corn beef hash and sister had crab cake Benedict she said was great. I chose the flour less chocolate cake which was dense and moist. Most chose the doughnut bread pudding which they said was over the top! Nice cocktail selections for brunch as well. Service was the only lacking feature. Scornful looks when we asked for additional items, not one smile, sidebar audible conversation amongst them how they quit working at another near by restaurant as they weren't making any money..spilled a whole tray of bloody Mary's etc. I would go back for music and food though.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Boston, Massachusetts
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Craft cocktails and more!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

Love the Hawthorne and a great stop for a cocktail before or after a Red Sox game. Very knowledgable staff but also friendly and helpful. There is a limited food selection - but it is very good and interesting choices, not typical bar food.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Virginia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“A rare treat in Boston!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

While we are not huge cocktail people, The Hawthorne came highly recommended and did not disappoint. The atmosphere was genuinely friendly...everyone working there seemed to be happy to be there and to serve us.

Visited July 2013
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Chesapeake Beach, Maryland
2 reviews
“Lots of Fun!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2013

The drinks were terrific. If you get the pretzels and mustard - Be warned the mustard is hot! My favorite drink was the wild Redhead it was spicy and different in a good way.

Visited June 2013
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Austin, Texas
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19 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Very interesting bar”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2013

The bartenders really know their stuff: they specialize in mixing great cocktails. The menu fills you in on all the possibilities - and you sense early on that the possibilities are endless. If you've seen "It's a Wonderful Life": the scene where Clarence the angel asks for a special drink in the local rough bar, and is thrown into the snow? The bartenders at The Hawthorne would have loved Clarence. And made sure he loved his drink.

Visited June 2013
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