Barlow's Restaurant
Barlow's Restaurant

Barlow's Restaurant

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://barlowsrestaurant.com/
  • Phone: (617) 338-2072
  • Hours of Operation:
    BRUNCH: Saturday and Sunday: 10 am - 3 pm

    LUNCH:Monday - Friday: 11am - 3pm

    DINNER: Sunday - Wednesday: 3pm-10 pm
    Thursday- Saturday: 3pm-11pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Contemporary American
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access
  • Catering: Barlow's is a great host for your birthdays, holiday events, baby showers, bridal showers and more! Call today
  • Entertainment: Barlow's has live Music Thursday thru Saturday Nights

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 241 A Street
  • Public Transit: Broadway Station on the Red Line
    or
    South Station
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Barlow's Validates the Binford Street Parking Lot after 4:00pm Monday-Friday and all day Saturday and Sundays
A word from Barlow's Restaurant
Tastefully inspired, Barlow’s Restaurant was created out of a desire to bring a new and exciting neighborhood dining concept to South Boston. Straight-forward dining and service experience, our guests’ comfort is our absolute priority. Our menu features a unique mix of American dishes, both classic and contemporary, and an intriguing wine, craft beer and cocktail list. We are devoted to reinventing familiar comfort foods and a cozy sophistication. Barlow’s offers our guests an unforgettable experience in an energetic atmosphere perfect for special occasions, business affairs, a night on the town or your simple neighborhood haunt.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
Barlow's Restaurant reviews from OpenTable diners
28 reviews since July 23, 2014
Overall Rating3.9
  • Food4.1
    Service3.9
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
84% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (20)neighborhood gem (14)great for outdoor dining (10)great for lunch (9)vibrant bar scene (8)great for brunch (5)kid-friendly (5)hot spot (5)fit for foodies (3)special occasion (3)late-night find (2)scenic view (1)notable wine list (1)romantic (1)Show More
  • Might be good for drinks but horrible food
    JavajunkieVIP
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    The interior is quite nice and I could see this as a good place for a beer after work but the food was not good at all. I had the salmon with the pancetta/asparagus risotto. The Salmon tasted like it was deep fried (although didn't appear so) and the risotto had way too much pancetta in it making it so salty I couldn't eat it, it also had a slimy consistency. My friends had, chili (could have been frozen), wings (average) and (I'm not even sure what else it was so unmemorable). We would have complained sooner but once the food was dropped off we weren't approached again until it was obvious we had stopped picking. I told our server that mine was too salty to eat but didn't get a response or comment back -- they were not busy at all, this was at 5pm on Saturday so no excuse for lack of attention. There isn't much in that area so I would think they would work harder on the food, I'd rather go down the street and eat at Lucky's -- at least I know the food is good.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • great food, lousy service!
    BostongalVIP
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    we were seated for 15 minutes before our server greeted us. we had to flag her down for everything
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Definitely return
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    Such a great spot! Delicious food, perfect ambiance. Will definitely go back!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great waiter! Simple food but tasty
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 11/10/2014
    I came across Barlow's when picking up a package at DHL which is nearby. $3 validated parking in a lot across the street, after 4 pm on weekdays and all day weekends. It's open, warm, clean and welcoming. We were seated right away. Our waiter David was exceptional, friendly and genuine. The chicken dumpling with sesame-ginger slaw was fresh and tasty. We tried the southern fried chicken dinner, and one of the specials baked cod dinner. Chicken was delish as was the mashed potato neither of us are big fans of kale...although it was nicely sauteed. My cod with a delicate lemon butter was wonderful and simple with mashed potato and broccoli. It's a great place for all and I would definitely recommend it to my friends.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Patriots Game Watch
    PatsFan67
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    Got a table with a group of 6 people and we were treated nicely and had outstanding service.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great for after work drinks.
    Kenmore534VIP
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    Lost of space, pretty big menu and good bar scene!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Nice enough, nothing special
    ksgshmoopsVIP
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    Had a fine meal here, but not very likely to go back just because there are so many other more memorable places in the city, even in the area. Had the salmon entrée which was okay but over cooked. The boy had the pea ravioli which was tasty minus the fact they were swimming in a murky soup which seemed unintentional. The outdoor seating was spacious, nice when the weather is warm!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We will go there again!
    tastebud
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    We went there for a birthday-party brunch and everyone enjoyed...everything! :-) Excellent food, great service, pleasant surroundings. I was very impressed when, a few days before, I received a courtesy call from the restaurant warning me that the noise-level would go up at the start of the Patriot-game. This is extremely considerate and was truly appreciated... as was our very gracious waitress whose service was impeccable. We don't live near Barlow's but, despite the hour-drive, would most certainly be happy to go back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Saturday brunch / lunch
    Cathyg
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    The menu was somewhat limited in the number of selections, but there was wide variety. I had roasted beet and goat cheese salad with a cup of chili. Both were very tasty. The chili was mild and on the sweet side. The best part was the Bloody Mary bar! There wer all kinds of pickled veggies to make your Bloody Mary into a snack. Pickled asparagus were my favorite.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food. Great price.
    CraigLVIP
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    I was in Boston for a conference, so I was watching my budget, and I was pleased to find such a nice restaurant with good food at such a great price. My server Rosemarie was awesome. She ensured everything was just right.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Dinning Smile!!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    We had a wonderful time!!! Thank you! We had the BEST Server EVER (AJ)!!!! She was awesome which made the experience awesome!!! Me and my co-workers will definitely dine again!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Bloodys and Oysters
    Birdman
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Great Bloody Mary and delicious, fresh oysters. Reasonably priced food, great service, parking street side. This is our to go place on the weekends.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Slow service, forgetful kitchen
    MinXVIP
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    The food and ambience make the Granary a hotspot on any day of the week, but the service has been waning lately, and during this most recent visit, the kitchen "forgot" to prepare one of the entrees for our group...
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food!
    foodie4lifeVIP
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    It was my first time dining here and it was a great experience overall. We shared apps, the calamari, wings and nachos. All were delicious!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 14 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 23, 2014
    • Overall Rating3.9
    • Food4.1
    • Ambiance4
    • Service3.8
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 73 reviews are from the Barlow's Restaurant reviews archive.
  • Great spot in the South End
    DavePVIP
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    Great spot to hit up on the way to the airport, if you have a layover or just hanging out in the South End. Great food, big portions and notable beer list with great deals!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Service Attrocious
    kinger14VIP
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    Our waitress was too busy watching the World Cup to come and check on our dinner order. My fiancée's fish was massively over cooked and when we brought it to the attention of the waitress (after waiting for 20+ minutes) she just goes "oh" and brought us our check. Horrible service.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good food, great service.
    MinXVIP
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    I was disappointed to find my favorite brunch item was no longer on the menu, but our very nice waitress had it made for me anyway. All around win. Two thumbs up.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • It's ok - decent pub type food
    SouthieDinerVIP
    Dined on 6/17/2014
    Stick to the basics, burgers, flatbread, etc. Some dishes (lamb kabob sandwich) might be a bit too ambitious for this venue. Convenient to Channel Center area
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Lunch Meeting spot
    abdubs
    Dined on 6/11/2014
    WiFi was handy for a lunch meeting/presentation. Food was excellent (fish tacos)!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • After Work
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    This is a great spot for an after work dinner or drinks. Service was quick, the food was good.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Average but nice atmosphere
    HereToRant
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    I don't mind bad service, but that combined with average food is a big turn off. I had a reservation for 6 people, and mentioned that we were there to watch a game. They sat us under a TV that had our game on. The waitress came across as unfriendly. Our appetizers were brought out with our main course dishes which everyone agreed was a little strange. Everyone also agreed that their meals were underwhelming. The only reason I would return, is that you can always get a seat here... They never fill up. Atmosphere is pretty good, and we thouroughly enjoyed the live music.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    The meatloaf dinner was the best! Salmon was excellent as well. great service
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great for brunch
    abbypbVIP
    Dined on 4/27/2014
    I love this place, it's never too packed and it's a comfortable crowd. They have a great Bloody Mary bar and a perfect Brunch menu for people like me who don't love breakfast (or eggs).
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Terrible service on birthday
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 4/24/2014
    I went to Barlow for dinner on my birthday a couple nights ago. The server "checked" my ID although I find it hard to believe he actually did since he didn't wish me a happy birthday after looking at the date. I had a phantom gourmet gift card I was going to use toward the bill. I was told the machine was down for that gift card after the server had taken it with our credit card no problems. I worked in a restaurant for 4 years and find it hard to believe there even is a separate machine for this transaction. I asked to speak to the manager who apologized and repeated she wished there was something she could twice before walking away. The food and restaurant itself is great but talk about terrible customer service. So disappointing..
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  • Just Okay
    GirlInValpo
    Dined on 4/21/2014
    Went there, atmosphere was great, service mediocre, and food was okay. If a group of people invited me there, I would join them, but I wouldn't choose to go back on my own. The atmosphere was a lot more with it than their service, and their food selections were upscale, but bland. Our server was bad, had to remind her to bring us our drink orders several times, they were wrong. Had to wave her down to get her attention. Not terrible, not great, just "good enough" to visit once, or if that is your only option in South Boston.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • yum
    jenjVIP
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    Went here for the first time after living in the area a few years and was pleasantly surprised. I got the salmon salad and the salmon was cooked perfectly! My 2 friends also got salads and said they were really good as well. I'll definitely go back to try other stuff on the menu! Also, great friendly service.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Perfect for Large Parties
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 4/13/2014
    Accommodated our party of 12 with ease, very friendly and attentive service. Food was delicious, and well cooked -- drinks were amazing. We had a few picky eaters and there was something for everyone. I had the Barlow's Burger which was perfect, and the Crown Maple Drink which was good, but overly sweet. Would definitely eat there again!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Spot
    BDdrew
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    Just found this place on opentable- went with a group of 4, sat right down, waitress was there before I even looked up asking us if we needed anything, very attentive all night long, food was down right perfect. We went with a couple pizzas and salads. The pizza was done perfectly, the salad was huge and delicious. Definitely going back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Barlow's
    MRose
    Dined on 4/11/2014
    Excellent service - would certainly go back. Cool up and coming location in South Boston. Very loud, large bar and live music. Don't got expecting to have easy conversation at your table. But otherwise go for a fun time, good food and cool cocktail selection.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Party of 13
    Luvboston
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    I was really impressed that our table was ready when we got there. The food was very prompt and when we needed to leave our checks were a priority. I would also go back because the food was excellent.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Loved Barlows
    luv2dineVIP
    Dined on 3/24/2014
    I was staying in the area on business with a co-worker. We were hungry and had many items, all were wonderful, redsox egg rolls, oysters, beet/citrus salad, butternut squash raviloi, seafood special. Every dish was perfect, wish we could have eaten more. Service was top notch as well.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great bar scene, food not so good.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    We got the chicken BBQ pizza, Korean pork tacos, fried chicken sliders, and fries. The only thing I would recommend we're the fries. The Korean pork tacos were horrible. The pizza and fried chicken were edible at best. The live band playing wax jog great but played enjoyable music. I would not go back for food, but might go back for a couple beers.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Always a great time!
    Mistabouv
    Dined on 3/20/2014
    I work in Seaport area and sneak over to Barlows every now and then. The atmosphere has a great, young professional vibe. The food is amazing, personally the boneless chipotle chicken wings are some of the best in town. Service has always been above and beyond. Highly recommended place for a great time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • New Favorite
    IzzyBVIP
    Dined on 3/14/2014
    We went to Barlow's years ago and I remembered liking the food so we went again on a Friday night. It was bustling but didn't feel crowded and there was an awesome band playing. The food was out of this world - meatloaf and Fenway egg rolls - and really reasonable for the portions. The beer selection was great and the service friendly despite the slow down at the bar (it was pretty crowded so the table beer orders took a while). We liked it so much we went back the next Friday night!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • good food, wicked noisy
    x143VIP
    Dined on 3/14/2014
    Loud Friday night, had to change table to get away from the performer. liked the fried chicken slider app & short rib shepherd's pie. Sent back the bnut squash ravioli as tasteless. Offered another choice but whatever. Liked the accommodating wait staff.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Butternut Squash Ravioli...
    dshweez
    Dined on 2/16/2014
    ...do yourself a favor and get them. Great restaurant. Sort of a hidden gem in Southie. Great vibe. Loved the exposed brick interior and woodwork.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very good American food.
    newyokohamaVIP
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Great place, great location, very nice view of the city. The drinks are some of the strongest you will come across, try the Barlow's Manhattan, insane. The food, while not really adventurous at all as far as spice and cuisine go, was very tasty. We'd go back.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, romantic, scenic view, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • My first time, recommended
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 2/9/2014
    My first time, recommended by my daughter, I was very impressed and our waitress was awesome. My daughter commented that the wait staff she had before was not as knowledgeable and friendly. I meet my daughter a lot in Boston and I would definitely revisit Barlows. I am looking forward to sitting outside one of favorite things to do so I will add Barlows to my list.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • barlows
    abbypbVIP
    Dined on 2/2/2014
    I love this place, and always have. I went with a party of 9 for my Mom's birthday this past weekend. I know it was a larger party size but the waitress really wasn't attentive and took a long time to take our orders, that being said I would still go again.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Two times a charm
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 1/17/2014
    I have eaten are Barlow's twice and both times have been great. The first time for brunch and second for dinner. I am GF. They breakfast egg sand which on the GF bread was great. And the maple glaze pork was to die for. But my favorite was the chill! The service was fast. Our waitress was on point. The prices were moderate. It is the perfect date place!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.