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Bostonia Public House

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  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Socially distanced dining tables
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Tables disinfected between guests
  • Single-use or sanitized menus
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Updated 08/31/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Located in the landmark Board of Trade building at the intersection of State and Broad streets; Bostonia Public House celebrates the history and tradition of Boston. The design thoughtfully combines, rustic elements, modern accents and unique finishes that will remind Bostonians of their rich and colorful heritage. Bostonia is a polished and playful venue offering an American menu within a vibrant bar atmosphere. Bostonia Public House is a genuinely alluring gathering spot. Bostonia has two floors offering a range of event possibilities. The upstairs (1880 Room & Board of Trade Room) is the most popular to rent for private events. For cocktail events with up to 180 guests OR 80 seated guests.
$5 - $34
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Brunch, Dinner, Drinks
Wine Bar, American, Bar
Outdoor Seating, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Live Music, Non-smoking restaurants, Gift Cards Available
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a great place to have a drink after work and has some higher end pub/bar food. However, I had the acorn squash which was AMAZING! It has a bar vibe but with a slight high end feel. Highly recommend for a casual evening...out.More

Date of visit: April 2021
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Cool looking restaurant and decent food. My steak entree was not good- I barely ate it- but the rest of our food was good. We were given some freebies because it was my birthday and that was much appreciated. We had the sweet potato donuts...as a dessert and they were surprisingly amazing. The drinks were fantastic. We were seated near the kitchen and our clothes smelled terrible afterwards.More

Date of visit: April 2021
Reviewed April 6, 2021

My family and I had lunch there after visiting the aquarium which is within walking distance. We loved the bistro/Pub feel and the food was really good. The Salmon on top of my salad was delicious and the Clam Chowder was good.

Date of visit: April 2021
Reviewed March 14, 2021 via mobile

I find this restaurant mediocre. The decro is nice. Location is good. Reception was fine. The only highlight was the mussels. Very well seasoned, generous portion for an appetizer and I love the broth! The main was a real let down. Not only was it...presented just minutes after I had taken my second bite of the appetizer -- bad timing is a sign for unrefined service -- the pork tenderloin was dry and overcooked. With the dessert came another disappointment. Beautiful presentation is a signal for quality food and it's perhaps even more important for desserts than any other dish. However, the tiramisu had already collapsed when presented. Nor was it cut neatly. If a dessert is a piece art, a collapsed dessert is a piece of broken art. It did not accomplish its mission to create a memorable finishing touch of the whole meal but rather a let down for tonight's dining experience. When leaving, staff clearly saw me but none acknowledged me although I said goodbye to them. All in all, this restaurant has a long way to go by fine dining standards and I find the overall 4 star evaluation overrated.More

Date of visit: March 2021
Reviewed March 2, 2021

My best friend and I came here for brunch last weekend to celebrate her birthday and it was an awesome experience! We had Joe P and Justin serving us the whole time, and they are amazing - so friendly, fun and quick to make sure...we had everything we needed. The drinks, meals and complimentary birthday doughnuts were awesome. I highly recommend the Bloody Marys, 'breakfast shots', bacon frittata and homemade sweet potato doughnuts. I will definitely be back again! BEST brunch in Boston!More

Date of visit: February 2021
Reviewed January 31, 2021 via mobile

Came here for Sunday brunch and it was amazing. The Bloody Mary board was a meal in itself. Rob our waiter was fantastic. Awesome service.

Date of visit: January 2021
Norm Carpentier, General Manager at Bostonia Public House, responded to this reviewResponded February 13, 2021

Thanks for coming in Jennifer. Glad you enjoyed the Bloody Mary Board and Rob!! We were thinking about making some additions to our Bloody Boards, let us know if you have any ideas for us. Hope to see you soon!

Reviewed January 31, 2021

This place is amazing. We definitely overstayed ourselves and staff was amazing. Our server Rob was the nicest person EVER. Food was incredible, drinks were fantastic. It was steps from our hotel but I'd travel for this experience! A must do in Boston.

Date of visit: January 2021
Norm Carpentier, General Manager at Bostonia Public House, responded to this reviewResponded February 13, 2021

Thank you for the kind words Jimmy. We hope that you come to see us again when you are back in town. We will pass along the compliments to Rob. We are very lucky to have him on the team.

Reviewed January 27, 2021

Had a small birthday celebration for one of my BFF's. There was four of us - we had a great table with a nice view of the empty street. The dessert donuts were just simply the most amazing things and you are damn fool if...you do not get them next time you go to Bostonia. Our server was awesome, had a great recommendations and was fun to interact with. I will 100% be going back.More

Date of visit: January 2021
Norm Carpentier, General Manager at Bostonia Public House, responded to this reviewResponded February 13, 2021

Thanks for celebrating with us! We will have the donuts ready for you when you get a chance to visit again.

Reviewed January 10, 2021

Joe P is the best! The 4 of us girls had a blast here! Joe was so helpful and made such good recommendations! Trust Joe and you won’t be disappointed!!

Date of visit: January 2021
Norm Carpentier, General Manager at Bostonia Public House, responded to this reviewResponded February 13, 2021

Joe P is the Best! We actually just added "Joe P's breakfast Shots" to our brunch menu. If you joined us for brunch, you probably already know about them. Thank you very much for the great review. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

Reviewed October 28, 2020

Came here for lunch in October 2020. They were able to seat us right away even though we were a bit early for our reservation. We were sat at a high top close to the bar. Loved the decor, the service was great, our server...was very personable and friendly. I had one of the best chowders of the trip (hello bacon). The very generous portion of fish and chips were awesome, the fries/chips were probably the best fries I've ever had and our chocolate martini dessert was perfection! Enjoy!More

Date of visit: October 2020
Norm Carpentier, General Manager at Bostonia Public House, responded to this reviewResponded February 13, 2021

Happy to hear that you enjoyed your visit with us. Thank you for the review, Cheers!

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Response from Bostonia2014 | Property representative |
Hi! Saturday & Sunday from 10AM to 3PM. Live Music is 11AM to 3PM. We have a build your own bloody mary bar as well.
October 3, 2017|
Response from ronfromglasgow | Reviewed this property |
Yes. I think it is.
October 1, 2017|
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Frequently Asked Questions about Bostonia Public House

  • Yes, Bostonia Public House offers takeout services.

  • Yes, Bostonia Public House offers delivery services.

  • Yes, Bostonia Public House is taking precautions against COVID-19. A full list is available within the "safety precautions" section of this page.

  • Bostonia Public House is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
    • Food: 4.5
    • Service: 4.5
    • Value: 4
    • Atmosphere: 4