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Scollay Square

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21 Beacon St, Boston, MA 02108-2807 (Bowdoin)
+1 617-742-4900
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Closed now
All 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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Norman, Oklahoma
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9 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went to Scollay Square because my wife wanted scallops. We were very happy with the scallops, but were especially pleased with the service Ona provided!

Thank DavidKrueger20
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126 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2016

We arrived as the kitchen was hoping to close up, but they allowed us to be seated and order - as a group of 15 or so. Delicious wine, good service. Blackened Scallops were really good. Not a lot of options for true vegetarians in our group as even the rice is cooked in stock, so that was a bit... More 

Thank Melissa I
Taunton, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 21, 2016

The food in this restaurant is excellent without being at all pretentious. The menu is imaginative and varied in both the style of the dishes on offer and the their size. The service is good and very friendly but above all the cooking is great. On the occasions that we visited there were plenty of local people eating there.

Thank William_Bloxham
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63 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 8, 2016 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 

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 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2016

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.

Thank Rebecca S
Huglfing, Germany
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33 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2016

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 

Thank BrownBread
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67 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 28, 2016 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 

Thank gcvsd-cy
Alexandria, Virginia
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120 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2016

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.

Thank JPVM13
Peabody, Massachusetts
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139 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles 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 

Thank sarahfina_6
2 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles 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).

Thank Jen R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$31 - $40
American, Seafood
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Television
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Large groups, Bar scene, Families with children
Open Hours
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 21 Beacon St, Boston, MA 02108-2807
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston>  > Downtown
  • Neighborhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 617-742-4900

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

Staying in Downtown

Neighborhood Profile
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.
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