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Scollay Square

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21 Beacon St, Boston, MA 02108-2807 (Bowdoin)
617-742-4900
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Today
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Wed 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thu - Fri 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
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63 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a cool place with a good vibe but the food was just OK. Went about 7:30pm on a Friday and was seated at the bar immediately. Took several minutes to be acknowledged by the wait staff even though I was the only one at the bar. The bartender made a decent Manhattan and was happy to ask the... More 

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Thank Jon R
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were exploring Beacon Hill on a hot summer evening and had read good things about this place. It did not disappoint! We each ordered a different seafood dish, and each one was absolutely outstanding! I would highly recommend dining here.

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Thank Rebecca S
Huglfing, Germany
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29 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were looking for a special place for my husband's birthday dinner, and were fortunate to find this restaurant located not far from Boston Commons. The scallops my husband had were excellent and the beef I had was some of the best I have ever had in my life. The meal presentation was pleasing to the eye, and the waitress... More 

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Thank BrownBread
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65 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went here to grab an early dinner. We wanted to be in the downtown Boston area. It's hard to park your car in this area. There happens to be a parking lot right next to the restaurant, but as expected for city parking, it was expensive...$18. The place itself is a bit small. It has a full bar and... More 

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Thank Christopher Y
Alexandria, Virginia
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120 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We had a nice late lunch here after visiting the State House. Food was good, wine selection was passable. We had good service but it was also empty.

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Thank JPVM13
Peabody, Massachusetts
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135 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2016

My mom and I ordered take out from here and I ordered the Grilled Pear salad and was very excited about it. We brought it to the park to eat (as I had my dogs w/me and there were no spots outside on the patio to eat there). I opened up my salad and took a couple of bites and... More 

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Thank sarahfina_6
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2016 via mobile

The wait staff was attentive and was able to accommodate our 2 year old but the food was blah to average. The appetizer was the best part (edamole).

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Thank Jen R
Georgia
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44 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2016 via mobile

It's a nice place for an outdoor lunch on a warm day, but the wait staff isn't the most attentive. The food was fantastic, but AVOID the sangria. That might be the worst I've ever tasted. Save that $9 for a glass of anything else.

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Thank jwrig08
Vienna, Austria
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55 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016 via mobile

This restaurant is a real gem in the heart of Boston. We were that they had a table for the 16 of us even though we called at very short notice. The interior is really nice with a lot of black and white photographs on the wall and a vintage street lamp in the middle(!) of the restaurant. Unfortunately it... More 

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Thank elanma
Fremont, California
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41 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016

We ate there twice on our recent trip to Boston. The first time because it was convenient to where we were staying and the second time because we liked it so much. The scallops and the pork dishes were outstanding. Our server, both times, was Madison and she was just great. She provided absolutely great service and had a great... More 

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Thank Bob O

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$31 - $40
Cuisine
American, Seafood
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Television
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 21 Beacon St, Boston, MA 02108-2807
    (Bowdoin)
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston>  > Downtown
  • Neighborhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: 617-742-4900

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Downtown

Neighborhood Profile
Downtown
The largest area of the city, Downtown is rich with historical and iconic sites in Boston. Stroll through one of Boston’s most famous green spaces, the Boston Public Gardens, check out and make way for duckling statues, picnic under a beautiful tree overlooking the pond, and walk over the iconic footbridge where, during summer time, you will catch a swan boat toting children and eager tourists through the pond. Have your camera ready to capture its peaceful beauty in the middle of a bustling city. Continue on through the Gardens and take in some open green space at the Boston Common, where you can spend time throwing a frisbee, sitting on a park bench, or, in the winter time, skating on the frog pond. Head north from the end of the Common to see the golden dome of the State House, and travel through government center to Quincy Market and Faneuil Hall, both a historic and popular destination worth a quick visit for a first time to Boston. Head to Long Wharf to visit the Aquarium, or catch a boat to Charlestown or even Cape Cod.