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The Hawthorne

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) #205 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 August 18, 2015

The Hawthorne is perfect for grabbing drinks before (or after!) dinner. They have a great snack list to go along with their fun cocktail, beer, and wine menus. Highly recommend.

Thank Maggie C
Reviewed August 18, 2015

Great drinks, experienced bartenders with great personalities and a story to tell - you've got to try the Cane & Cacti!

Thank CharlestonTraveler96
Reviewed August 10, 2015

Charming bar by Hotel Commonwealth Boston. Good drinks and beers menu, light food menu and diversity public.

Thank Campelo
Reviewed August 8, 2015

It was a spur of the moment weekend getaway idea from Long Island. I did not know what to expect b/c we really had no plans of going there. I would love to go there again in October. I bet it is even better than...More

2  Thank bmblbwina
Reviewed August 7, 2015 via mobile

We came here for cocktails before our dinner at Eastern Standard. Insider tip: you can bring your drink from Hawthorne to Eastern Standard as long as you walk through the hotel. I'd recommend not ordering off the drink menu, and instead just telling the bartender...More

1  Thank TA-Hannah
Reviewed August 4, 2015

One of our favorite bars in all of Boston! Extensive whiskey list, great craft cocktails, terrific service!

1  Thank LorriKern
Reviewed August 3, 2015

The hole in the wall could be nicer if it weren't so dark and if the hotel and bar didn't smell of old cigarettes ...which is their signature smell of tea leaves???

1  Thank Stephanie B
Reviewed July 30, 2015

I went there for brunch twice, while staying at the hotel Commonwealth with my wife and 2 children. The staff was great and patient with the kids. The food was nice and fresh and it has a nice atmosphere.

Thank Tomsawyer71
Reviewed July 29, 2015 via mobile

The cocktails were amazing and well made. I also got the spicy steak salad that was delicious. We sat in comfy armchairs and enjoyed the vibe. I will be back.

1  Thank Jamie S
Reviewed July 25, 2015 via mobile

Excellent, excellent cocktails. Highly recommend the Spitfire, Company Swizzle, Amoxycelene and Negroni Kingston. But the expert bar tenders will satisfy your ever whim!

1  Thank swisscheese871
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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Nearby Attractions
Fenway Park
11,934 reviews
.22 miles away
Commonwealth Avenue Mall
45 reviews
.06 miles away
Kenmore Square
17 reviews
.02 miles away
Fenway Park Tour
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.21 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
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  • This restaurant is at Hotel Commonwealth
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