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The Hawthorne

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) #202 of 2,418 Restaurants in Boston $$ - $$$ American, ,
500A Commonwealth Ave, Boston, MA 02215-2606
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  • Excellent75%
  • Very good19%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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“brunch” (4 reviews)
“deviled eggs” (4 reviews)
“salumi plate” (2 reviews)
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American, Bar, Contemporary, Pub
$$ - $$$
500A Commonwealth Ave, Boston, MA 02215-2606
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Reviewed 2 days ago

I tend like to like modern hotels, so the Hawthorne is not what I typically seek out, but I'm so glad I found them. (There aren't many hotels in Salem's Old Town.) The parking is free -- which was a huge selling point to me....More

Reviewed June 9, 2017

An older gentleman who was having trouble physically getting around and was a little confused was dining next to us. Our waiter literally took him to the restroom and back. Beautiful human being. Late night dining available. Conveniently attached to the Commonwealth Hotel.

Thank HappyTravelers1969
Reviewed April 28, 2017

I live in Boston and had not heard about this place until my recent visit. On a mid-week night the bar was bustling but you could still have a conversation. We were a large party having drinks only and they were vary accommodating. It is...More

Thank AJFregal
Reviewed April 18, 2017

I stopped by for brunch and was able to stay at my table relaxing and reading the paper without being disturbed. That, in itself, is a plus.

Thank Sharon L
Reviewed April 11, 2017

This was one of those last minute, "I need a place to go that's quiet, comfortable, good food and near Fenway Park". . . . .choices made under time pressure. Folks coming in from out of town and I knew everywhere would be incredibly busy....More

Thank 455beantown
Reviewed March 26, 2017

The layout was awesome. It felt so comfortable, and you'll feel like you and your friends/date have a bit of privacy. The drinks were well-crafted. Didn't try the food, but they do offer small plates. Keep in mind that there is a limit on number...More

Thank Karen B
Reviewed February 22, 2017

Chic, Modern, Speakeasy with fantastic service and cocktails. What a great location for the lounge right underneath the Hotel Commonwealth

Thank sabe262015
Reviewed February 4, 2017

If you fancy yourself a beautifully crafted and unique cocktail, I strongly recommend checking out The Hawthorne. Whether you gravitate toward a classic like an Old Fashioned, martini, or Manhattan or want to experiment with new and exciting ones, the bar staff at The Hawthorne...More

Thank musiclover1013
Reviewed January 8, 2017

This is a place to go to have a drink and a snack - not dinner, so don't be expecting that. You will be delighted by the offerings of the mixologist and the varieties of wine and beer. We had a salami plate as well...More

Thank twostickers
Reviewed December 29, 2016

The staff was accommodating. The drinks are overpriced....the wine list was very short and should have had more options.

Thank Gary C
Fenway / Kenmore
The Curse of the Bambino may have ended years ago, but
loyal Red Sox fans will continue to infiltrate this
home to historic Fenway Park, where you can find
victory banners, people yelling in stereotypical
Boston accents, and lots of sports bars. Located
within Kenmore Square, the old gas station Citgo sign
is another Boston skyline classic seen throughout the
city. In addition to a hectic and diehard sports
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.22 miles away
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Response from musiclover1013 | Reviewed this property |
There is not a dress code per se, but you wouldn't be out of place if you dressed-up a bit. I'm not saying you need a ball gown, but you will notice the staff are well dressed. If you are attending a party in one of their... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Bar, Contemporary, Pub
Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Valet Parking
Good for
Bar scene
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 1:00 am
5:00 pm - 1:00 am
5:00 pm - 1:00 am
5:00 pm - 1:00 am
5:00 pm - 1:00 am
5:00 pm - 1:00 am
5:00 pm - 1:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 500A Commonwealth Ave, Boston, MA 02215-2606
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston>  > Fenway / Kenmore
  • Neighborhood: Fenway / Kenmore
  • Phone Number: 624-8717
  • E-mail
  • This restaurant is at Hotel Commonwealth
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