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“Wish We Had a Place Just Like This at Home”
Review of Anchovies

Anchovies
Ranked #621 of 3,227 Restaurants in Boston
Price range: $0 - $25
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza, Seafood
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night
Neighborhood: Back Bay
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Wish We Had a Place Just Like This at Home”
Reviewed April 25, 2014 via mobile

On a recommendation from another business, my husband and I enjoyed happy hour and dinner at Anchovies the last night of our honeymoon. The atmosphere is everything we love: beautiful, dark wood bar that looks like it's been there forever, an exceptional bartender who isn't stingy with the pours, and a salt-of-the-earth clientele. And the food was delicious. We had such a wonderful time that we decided to stay for the entire evening.

It has an endearing dive bar feel, but with a sophisticated drink selection and gourmet-quality menu. If you're looking for a trendy, or hipster-pretentious place to grab a drink, this isn't for you. And that's a beautiful thing.

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English first
Cambridge, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Just the kind of place you like to find”
Reviewed March 26, 2014

I came across a reference to this bar/restaurant on the web and decided to give it a try - and we we not at all disappointed. It's just the kind of neighbourhood restaurant you always wish for: a little quirky, busy, friendly service, good food and good value. We also enjoyed excellent beers from a couple of the local breweries.

  • Visited March 2014
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Thank James K
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Level 3 Contributor
16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Great place to get a drink”
Reviewed March 23, 2014

I like the feel of the place. Very much a dive bar, had every drink you'd want, was comfortable with booths and bar seats.

Visited March 2014
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Thank SavannahCotter
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Level 4 Contributor
22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Return visit did not disappoint”
Reviewed January 26, 2014 via mobile

On a visit to Boston in 2012, we popped in to Anchovies after an evening on the town. When we returned in December, we made a point to return. We were not disappointed! It was pleasantly packed, with both diners and bar patrons. There appears to be many regulars at this cozy neighborhood establishment. We know why.
The drinks are fortifying, the food is well-priced and delicious, and the portions are generous. We will make this a tradition. Anchovies is a must-do.

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Thank Purplecelticsgirl
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boston, ma
Level 6 Contributor
26 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Good late night spot”
Reviewed December 27, 2013

A great place for a late meal in a cozy bar setting. It used to be basic sandwiches, pizza, and red sauce Italian, but they have gotten a bit more ambitious lately. It's still a great place for simple meal and some wine or beer. I tend to go here after concertsor theater.

  • Visited October 2013
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