Amrheins
Amrheins

Amrheins

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://amrheinsboston.com/
  • Phone: 6172686189
  • Hours of Operation:
    Monday – Thursday: 11:30am – 10:00pm, Friday – Saturday: 11:30am – 11:00pm, Sunday: 10:00am – 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes

Getting there

  • Parking: Public Lot
A word from Amrheins
Amrheins has been a Boston tradition since 1890. For over a century, diners throughout the city of Boston have been welcomed into Amrheins to enjoy quality meals amongst friends and neighbors. Today that tradition continues in our updated facility. Despite the renovations in 2005, Amrheins is still full of history. Amrheins is the proud home of the oldest hand carved bar in America and still has the first Draft Beer pump in Boston on display. But what really makes Amrheins special is its dedication to quality cuisine and superior service. We hope that you join us again soon.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeigborhood Gem
Amrheins reviews from OpenTable diners
107 reviews since June 24, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelModerate
88% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (78)good for groups (44)great for brunch (26)fit for foodies (23)special occasion (20)vibrant bar scene (16)great for outdoor dining (15)kid-friendly (15)great for lunch (14)romantic (12)hot spot (9)late-night find (6)scenic view (1)notable wine list (1)Show More
  • A bit formal and not
    krkaff
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    The dining room is old school fancy but dress is casual. Extensive menus - reasonably priced and very nice food. Dedicated parking lot. What's not to like?
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    Waitress could have been a little more attentitive but the food was fantastic! Loud and hard to hear across from eachother at the round tables.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Another great meal
    Scootersdf
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    This has become my favorite restaurant both for the varied menu so I don't get bored and for the great service I consistently get. I keep bringing friends from other parts of Boston here and they all love going here. For this meal I had the sirloin steak which was prepared to perfection. Appetizer of calimari - wanted dessert but no room to eat it!! The service was outstanding and fun which enhanced the whole experience. This place deserves to be not just my neighborhood favorite, but one of my all time city favorites.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • YWLam2VIP
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    I went there on Sunday and I do not realized that they offered Sunday brunch . they have food displayed out in the middle of the restaurant but and it is easy to get all you wantded . the place is crowded and we sat next to a group of 15 people and it was nosiy . we can't enjoy the food and most of the food is cold
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Amrheins
    MortonsVIP
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    The restaurant offers some gluten free options on the menu but is also knowledgeable and accommodating with other items on the menu. The pumpkin risotto was creative and delicious. Wish they would have left out the onions. The stuffed chicken breast was also yummy. They had flourless cake with whipped cream and raspberries as well as ice cream. Very nice finish.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great service and food
    FamilytimetogetherVIP
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    Nice selection of seafood and home style meals. Great taste. Great service!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Anniversary dinner
    Bigbane
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    Great anniversary dinner, then off to a show in the theatre district. Food was great, awesome drink selections and our waitress was beyond superb. Also the ease of parking makes us repeat customers, and we live 20 miles north of the city!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Lobster Roll
    foodlover
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    Prices were reasinable and food exceptional! We were there for lunch. Great sweet potato fries!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Back to Normal
    Mg13VIP
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    Returned after my only bad experience in 14 years. It was great to see the normal Amrheins again. Great food and service!
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  • Good Neighborhood Restaurant
    BostonDinerVIP
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    Amrheins is a charming South Boston staple. It has an old time feel, and the food is good. There are plenty of food options in the neighborhood, and while not the best of the lot, it is one of the better ones. The staff is friendly, and the seating comfortable.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Back to an old favorite
    emvelez
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    Amrheins was super busy Sunday night, do make reservations for weekends. It is definitely family friendly which is nice. The service was slow because it was so busy but the sweet waitress apologized. My steak was delish and the 2nd day too. Clam chowder a bit too thick. Would like butter with the rolls along with the olive oil and parm cheese. Tiramisu was enough for 2 and my husband brought home his coconut bread pudding and finished it the next night.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Ok with groupon
    brunettehound
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    I used a groupon here and was happy I did. I don't think prices matched up to bugs flying around and waitresses who just didn't check in enough. Food was good though for dinner just not worth wait.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a good choice
    Mike
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    They are a tradition in South Boston, and prove it with consistency everytime we go. All the food was good,,, and the addition of a few new items was a nice surprise. If you go , share the Cookie Pot Pie for dessert - a bit over the top,,, but yummy!!!! Service was quick and happy.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • PCMA
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    The boston scrod is a bit pricy and plain, but the rib-eye steak and the prime ribs are pretty good.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • great food and service!
    jolifish
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    Me and my friend went for dinner using a groupon ... what a great deal! Had the bone-in rib eye - was huge and yummy! Also LOVED the veggie rissoto .... wish I could recreate that one! Would definitely go again!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Difficult day
    lobster0
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    Although I have been to Amrheins in the past and found it good, I have to say that this particular dinner was not good at all. They seemed to be having problems in all areas that early evening and were out of filet mignon and rib eye steak by 5:30. Long wait to be served. On this day, I would say that the restaurant was a loud bar scene and not the way I remembered this restaurant to be in the past.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Gardenguy
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    We had reservations for sixteen and seventeen showed up ---- no problem ! Great time had for Sunday brunch ! The parking lot was tight at 11 am which shows that reservations for Sunday brunch are encouraged.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not worth traveling to get to.
    flanga
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    We'd heard good things about Amrheins and traveled across town to eat there on a Saturday night. I had a steak; it was OK, but gristly; my date had a chicken breast that was very unevenly seasoned, as if the cook had just hurriedly thrown a handful of spices at the meat so that some areas were excessively coated while others were bare. It was a "meh" meal. If Amrheins was just down the block, I might go there simply for the convenience, but it's certainly not worth traveling for.
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  • Great Service
    thetravelduo
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Had a really great server. Prime Rib was cooked properly and tasted delicious. Will return!
    Special Features:
    hot spot, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amrheim's has still got it!
    Scootersdf
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    I've always loved this restaurant for its convenience (parking lot next door) and food, but the new menu is even better. The service has remained top notch and the evidence is clear - on a Tuesday night the place was jammed. I love the angel hair casinnelli with steak tips - just the right amount of food well prepared, and their chocolate cake is just superb. Their standby favorites of lobster mac and cheese and chicken pot pie and turkey dinner (still great) are still on the menu as are newer fare. Still a great bargain for the money and I'll be going back!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hot Spot
    bigdaddy1719VIP
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Very good food with great service and free parking
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Consistently a great value
    RobinVIP
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Sunday brunch has yet to disappoint my family and I. We have always enjoyed the variety of food that includes breakfast favorites as well as great ribs, wings and my daughters favorite mac and cheese. The desserts are always fabulous.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Lorianne
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    We were celebrating our 54th wedding anniversary. Everything was fantastic the food - the service - it was a very comfortable place to eat. Hope to back for brunch sometime soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Best place to eat in Southie
    Southie
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    Best place to eat in Southie. Great for 1st dates, everything is priced reasonably for the area. Highly recommended
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Well worth the trip!
    skimik
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Driving from Somerset, MA to Boston MA to find this gem of a restaurant. The 20oz Ribeye steak was very tender and the lobster mac and cheese was very good, a must if your spending a day in Boston.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic
    lobster0
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    We had two great meals. The food was fantastic . The waitress was very good .
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Anniversary Dinner
    Lillian
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    My husband and I went to Amhreins for wedding anniversary. Everything, from the watress to the food was outstanding. Will define toy recommend this restaurant to friends and family.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Food!
    bigdaddy1719VIP
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    If you have time on a Sunday for Brunch this is the best local place to go. Free parking and the tariff for the Sunday Brunch is only $21.00. The brush has all the fixing along with carved ham,roast beef and omelets, hash and all the good stuff and a desert bar. Lets go.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great find.
    Luv2dine
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Amrheins restaurant is a great neighborhood gem. The food was excellent and very tasty. I noticed large families coming in which tells me that groups are welcomed. The only thing we noticed was tht out waitress was nowhere to be found when we needed to refill our glasses.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    We traveled 2 hours as our son Cody had a 10:45pm flight back to Roda, Spain and requested Amrheins knowing this was Rory's family restaurant who he met in the Navy. We chose the patio for our 5:45 dinner reservation as the weather was glorious. Despite the busy Friday night, our server was friendly and attentive and had no problem with us being there for 3 hours. The only issue was our beef came medium instead of medium rare. Despite this, the flavor and quality were great. The charbroiled exterior was awesome on the ribeye, the tips had a delicious marinade, and the prime rib was extremely tender and flavorful. We will give the server or the cook a break for the error and we will try Amrheins again.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good over all
    Goodoverall
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    This was a reservation for a group of 10 for a special occasion, Tuesday night in the summer. Everything great except hostess and reservation, booked online then followed up with a phone call bc one member of our group was handicapped. Told on the phone that we would be inside. It was a very humid day. When we arrived early for our reservation, I was told by the hostess that we would be outside, that there was another large group inside. She said they tried calling me but I didn't pick up? I saw I had a missed call but no message. The hostess then said she just got there, she wasnt the one I spoke w, no apology, bit of an attitude. Good overall, excellent waitress, hostess not so much.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Find
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    I went to Amrheins for the first time because I found a Groupon for it. My boyfriend and I enjoyed the food, there were great summertime specials, and the service was great too. It was a Thursday night so not as busy as the weekend and we were able to stay at the restaurant for a couple of hours and were not rushed. I would recommend Amrheins and definitely go again!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Outdoor Seating
    Hockey12
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    We reserved a table for 10 outside, and showed up with 11. The staff quickly accomidated the additional party without any issue. Outdoor patio was perfect, and the service was excellent. Would definitly go back, loved my Seafood Alfredo, amazing!!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Old world Boston w/classic menu
    bostonelsie
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    Finally got around to trying Amrheins and wish I'd gone sooner. This place was established in 1890. I had the 18 oz. bone in rib eye and it was a great steak served with excellent mac 'n cheese in an iron crock that could have been an entree unto itself. Asparagus spears were also done right. A margherita pizza app was thin, cheesy, with fresh tomatoes and basil and a drizzle of balsamic. My husband had the Yankee pot roast. We took home as much or more food than we ate while there. Nice wine list in the high 20's-$40 range. Our server Holly was terrific.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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  • A Southie Gem
    BigJohn
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    The staff made this out of towner feel more than welcome. The chowder was awesome and the food was quite good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very nice meal
    kb11
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    The service was great. Our order came in a reasonable time, and the food was excellent. They even have someone in the parking lot helping you find open spaces. Our first time there, and we will go back.
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  • So so
    lv2d
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    It is my first time visit and I think will not go back shortly. I purchased groupon deal for giving a try, but the food quality were not worth the regular price on their menu.not so bad but not good too. I think it is a place that good for family neighborhood dining
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    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Amrhein's brunch recommended
    Diner
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    We needed a convenient place for a brunch, central in location with parking and transit availability. We always enjoy Amrhein's for dinner -- the old favorites and the more contemporary menu items. Brunch is a bountiful buffet of a surprisingly high quality for a buffet. Enough variety for all pallets. The small omelets are perfect. Service was very attentive and competent. Amrhein's accommodated our large party very nicely and we enjoyed our relaxing and leisurely brunch. Highly recommended for Sunday Brunch and dinner.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Nice Dinner
    Betlamet
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    Food was good - large portions. We walked out stuffed! Atmosphere was nice and bar seemed active.
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    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice dinner
    BostonGrammy
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    Service was great, baked scrod was delicious, summer special pasta was only OK.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 67 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 24, 2014
    • Overall Rating4
    • Food4
    • Ambiance3.8
    • Service4.2
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 116 reviews are from the Amrheins reviews archive.