Boston Chops
Boston Chops

Boston Chops

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.bostonchops.com/
  • Phone: 6172275011x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Bar open at 4:00 until close
    Dinner open at 5:00pm until 10:00pm (Thu - Sat until 11:00pm)
    Brunch Saturday and Sunday - 10:00am until 3:00pm (Bar is open all day)
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, American, Steakhouse
  • Executive Chef: Christopher Coombs
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining
  • Special Events: www.BostonChops.com

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Union park
  • Public Transit: Silver Line Union Park
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Valet is located 50' North of the restaurant entrance. Metered street parking available.
A word from Boston Chops
Contemporary, stylish and inviting, Boston Chops is a modern interpretation of a steak house.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerSteak
Boston Chops reviews from OpenTable diners
211 reviews since May 25, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.4
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
92% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (122)fit for foodies (105)neighborhood gem (91)romantic (79)good for groups (63)notable wine list (63)great for outdoor dining (50)hot spot (46)vibrant bar scene (33)great for brunch (22)late-night find (20)great for lunch (11)kid-friendly (4)scenic view (4)Show More
  • Boston Chops Rocks
    SundownerFoodieVIP
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    I love Boston Chops…………from the popovers to the appetizers to the most delectable entrees, and a wonderful wine list, you can't go wrong. I'm a Back Bay resident, but this restaurant is definitely worth the extra $30 I spend on Uber. The short ribs dish is so delicious, it's a must try. The bolognese is so crazy yummy The pork belly mac and cheese, OMG! The service is always wonderful, but I do always request Jose. We love Jose!!! Jose provides awesome service, and he is super friendly, make sure to request a table with him. I love this restaurant so much, I've brought family members and friends here, and each time, everyone just raves about it. Thanks, Chris Coombs for another super duper restaurant.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • jackVIP
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    On a busy satrudady night one would expect a slow down in service but the waiter kept things ,moving along well. Food was hot and freshly prepared.
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    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Was expecting more
    CathyVIP
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    After reading all of the great reviews we were so excited to try Boston Chop. Unfortunately everything fell short. VERY AVERAGE all around, table location, wait staff, food, and desserts. The hostesses were the highlight friendly and pleasant when we arrived and departed. Unfortunately a disappointment.
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    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • nothot
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    It was a very busy Friday night at the restaurant. It was at least 10 minutes before a waiter came over and greeted us. Another 10+ minutes before we got a drink. He was very nice but clearly ver busy. Must have been understaffed. Waited a long time for food (we didn't mind b/c we weren't in a rush) but then food was lukewarm.
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  • Doesn't disappoint
    newfoodie
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Second time going to this resturaunt and it doesn't disappoint. The drinks are delicious, the staff is extremely knowledgeable and they don't rush you. Their food is top of the line, steak is the most delicious steak in Boston. The ambiance is excellent, you don't feel like your in a classic steak house when inside, you feel like you are in a trendy cozy restaurant!
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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  • so delicious
    bostonienne
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    I had been meaning to check out Boston Chops for a while; a relative came to town and provided the perfect opportunity. The food was absolutely superb. We got some of the prime cuts, and the quality of the meat was out of this world...not to mention that I actually got my steak as ordered: blue rare. My steak is almost always overcooked when I go out, honestly because I don't think people believe me when I tell them, "blue," but Boston Chops gets it. The wine list was a bit overpriced, but that's pretty much par for the course with steakhouses, so i can't blame them; just be prepare to pat for their excellent wines. Odds are, if you're there, you're going big anyway, so do it and enjoy! Service was flawless, personable and unobtrusive.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Almost five stars!
    JohnVIP
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    If it weren't for a couple of lapses in the service (15 minute for our apps / oysters to be served, second course brought out less than 2 minutes later but skillfully redirected by the manager before they actually presented it, had to ask twice for condiments), it would have been a five-star dinner. The oysters were well-shucked and delicious, the recommendation for a second course for me (beef heart) was amazing, and the steaks and sides (especially the spicy broccoli!!) were delicious! Although we enjoyed cocktails, the wine list was diverse with some very nice high-end wines without being exhausting to review. Overall - we will definitely be back and would recommend this restaurant to anyone looking for an amazing meal!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great steak!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    My friends and I came here during RW but decided to try out the regular menu since we really wanted to try the better cut steaks. We all went for the prime rib eye steaks, ranging from the 14 oz. , 18 oz and 22 oz. Every steak was cooked perfectly and well seasoned, there was no need to order add'l sauce on the side, some had ordered a side of bone marrow which was an add'l $5. We also ordered the rigatoni bolognaise and wild mushroom cavatelli, both were delicious. Sides were duck fat fingerlings, bacon, grilled asparagus and herb roasted mushrooms. Dessert was the warm choc cake and pineapple cheesecake, def good choices. We were all satisfied with everything that we ordered, we intend to come back again!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The perfect dinner
    Stymie
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    The service, quality of food, and atmospher were perfect. We have absolutely nothing negative to say. We felt very special enjoying a wonderful dinner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Its NY strip made me forget filet
    WineandDine
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    I went here for Dine Out/Restaurant Week on a date and had a great experience. We both stayed with the Dine Out offerings and weren't disappointed. The oysters were delicious and the oven roasted NY strip melted in my mouth. It was tender, and cooked perfectly without any trace of fat. Great list of wines to choose from as well. We opted to sit outside (which was very lovely) because upon checking in the front area smelled like a bathroom, which caught me off guard since the restrooms are way in the back of the restaurant. We were both exceptionally glad that there was seating outside, as the smell would have ruined a perfect night.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • All hype!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    The service was worse than the mediocre food. ! 60$ for a bone in rib - eye ........... That could not have possibly been prime . The appetizer of calamari and mussels were pathetic in size and taste was on par with any average chain like restaurant ! The waiter , treated us like he was paying the overpriced tab himself . When we asked , nicely,to put in a few appetizers , he replied. "The chef wants the whole order at once " " because we cook everything fresh " .....was his answer. Implying other restaurants don 't ?? Overall it was a sad representation of what a steak should be. ! Sincerely never to return
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  • Mfood
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    Food was very delicious! Good service! Oysters was wonderful. Oxtail was very delicious
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great food
    lovesgreatfood
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    I am delighted that restaurant week introduced us to this new favorite! We will return through out the year. Great food, atmosphere and service.
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    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Superb wait staff
    FourFriends
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    Dinning experience was just great. Our waiter was terrific, our meal was served promptly and cooked perfectly to everyone's personal satisfaction. Simply delish!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Dine out Boston
    LyndaK
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    Came here for dine out Boston with my boyfriend, and the overall experience here was nice. Service was good, I only gave 3 stars because it took them 30 minutes to give us our bill even when they looked over saw that we were no longer eating and just sitting there. The food was good, I mean I've had better at other steakhouses. I ordered the porkbelly mac and cheese and the porkbelly was cooked beautifully!! A must order!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, notable wine list
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  • ok
    southendfoodieVIP
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    I hadn't been since their opening month when I had an okay at best experience and realized I haven't missed much although the food quality has improved. We had a group of five and once we sat it took about 30 minutes for our food order to be taken, we ordered a bottle of wine it eventually came but it was poured and the waiter disappeared. Salads took another 30 minutes to arrive to our table and one had to be sent back due to an allergy issue and then 30 minutes from finishing salads to our main course. The restaurant had mostly full tables near the front area but the back was mostly empty as was the bar. We also had a battle of fruit flies during dinner we killed about 4.
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  • A good restaurant
    CSouthie
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    I started off the evening by spilling white wine on myself, without even take a sip of it. They cleaned the area and brought me a fresh glass. I liked the Caesar salad but the whole leaves of romaine were difficult to cut with a butter knife. They should chop it up or give you a sharper knife to get through it. The ox tail croquettes were different and not bad! My steak was delicious and the pork belly mac and cheese is a must. Also, it is not on the menu but they bring you fresh French fries that are unlimited throughout the meal.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • bone marrow to die for
    Rmedina85
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    it was a great meal.. overall a great time... it was kind of loud but as the night went on.. the crowds started to disappear so things got a bit less noisy. i did have the short rib for my dinner and it was to die for... i recommend people to try it..
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good Stuff
    CPANIJA810
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Keep up the good work! Never had a bad meal here. Food is always great and steak is always cooked to perfection. Their choices of sauces for the steak is fantastic, always great to have options. Wine list is great but would like to see more options for by the glass.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best steakhouse in Boston!
    catlover99
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    The food was outstanding - tender, perfectly cooked steak and fantastic side dishes. I had the poutine style baked potato and the garlic spinach gratin and loved them both. I also appreciated the atmosphere - nice without feeling stuffy or overly formal, with attentive, classy service. I heartily recommend this restaurant for any steak-lover!
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    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Portions were decent, fried chicken was a lot. Everything tasted good! Waiter was very attentive.
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    special occasion
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  • Fan-taste-ic
    mmmMeat
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    The food was great and the service was kickin. This place gets top marks.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Boston Chops - Restaurant Week
    Geho
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Had the oxtail croquettes. They were great with a good blend of sweet and spicy sauce on the side. Ordered the NY strip which came with arugula and frites. Steak and frites were on the salty side. Great service!
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good time
    Chrisboston
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    Overall I had a great time !!! The service was good. Food was descent mash potatoes wasn't to great.
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    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great deal
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    came here for dine out boston and got the $38 prix fixe menu. started with 4 oysters, then an 8 oz hanger steak - perfectly cooked medium rare, tender but still warm with the house sauce (which wasn't even needed), and fries that my boyfriend describe as "the perfect hybrid of mcdonald's and burger king." topped it off with the sticky toffee bread pudding dessert which was massive and delicious. we went home stuffed - not generally an expectation of mine when getting a "deal." wait staff was great, always present but not invasive. we each got a great glass of wine to go with. not to mention the fun popovers served in steel measuring cups! glad i got to check out the Boston Chops experience.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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  • Aaaamazing!!!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    Boston Chops! Taking over the steakhouse scene . Cool , modern & hip . Delicious food & good vibes. Great service as well, Even when you have on shorts & a t shirt .
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • tasty steaks
    kmd34
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    I took my bf - who loves his steaks - here for his birthday. He had the hanger steak and I had the skirt steak. both were not steaks we usually order but these were so tasty and tender, we'd order them again. It was a beautiful summer night and we ate outside. When i went inside to use the rest room, it was a little noisier, maybe just compared to the quiet street. Desserts were delicious too and our server was attentive, funny, and helped with the wine selection.
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    great for outdoor dining, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food & service
    Lois
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    Split very good rib-eye steak. Best pop-over I ever had. Surprised baked & mashed potatoes both had horseradish--Not for my stomach !!!
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    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great spot
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    Visited during boston fine out week 2014. Actually did not choose from menu and got a steak and fries. Everything was excellent. Service was great. Manager stopped by to give me more fries. Thoroughly enjoyed the experience. I will come back again.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Boston Chops
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    For a prime steakhouse the meat wasn't the center of attention. it definitly dint eat like a prime NY strip and looked like a steak out of the meat case of the stop n shop. Why are cooks afraid to cook steak anymore! not much of a sear and i needed the steak knife to cut it. there was too much grizzle left on the plate for a prime steak, i have had better looking and eating steak at outback.
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    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    We loved everything, bread, salad, dinner, dessert - it was fantastic
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Outstanding dinner
    irun2eat
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    We were looking for a top-notch steak restaurant for entertaining out-of-town guests, and they were throughly impressed! Every part of the meal was outstanding, the popovers they serve as a starter, the calamari appetizer and iceberg salad, cocktails and wine, filets and chops (oh my, the cornbread!), sides of asparagus and horseradish mashed potatoes, and desserts (we tried three). Beautiful execution and unique flavors. Well worth the prices.
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    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner with friends and kids
    FastestGerman
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    Got the big table at the wine vault for a dinner with friends and their kids, ordered from the menu plus some shared starters, and desserts, some variety of wine to go with. Really enjoyed it, food came out great, meat was done to perfection and waitress was very attentive. Will come back and recommend. Actually a friends' recommendation when we were looking for a place where the kids also can enjoy.
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    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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  • Perfect food but..
    girlyfoodie
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    Perfect food as always & server was incredibly courteous, very polite but a big group of people dining behind us would have him disappear for the longest time. I had to pick up plates myself for our dessert & no one even noticed...
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    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food/Great service
    jdfood
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    The food was amazing. We had a group of 9 people and everyone was amazed with the quality of food. They were very flexible as well. I had to adjust the reservation at-least three different times and they said "Okay" every time. Great experience
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice South End Restaurant
    Rick
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    I know Boston well but had not dined in the South End before as I normally dine in the other areas of the city. North End, Beacon Hill etc. This was a really good find with great food and great service. The four of us were from the West Coast and flying blind when we selected this restaurant. We really enjoyed the service as she explained the different options. Food and sides were great. A nice steak house for those who dont want a high end steak house.
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    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Go with the steak frites!
    brianna21
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    You can never go wrong with the steak frites. The fries come piping hot from a large bowl that the server brings around. Want a little more? Don't hesitate to ask. The waiters are happy to heap on another pile.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Cool place
    backbayfoodieVIP
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    We are circling through all of the top Boston steakhouses, and Boston Chops was recommended. We had an 830 reservation and were informed the table wasn't ready. Finally seated 20 min. late after spending 10 min trying to get the bartender's attention for a quick drink. The salad and popovers were absolutely amazing, as was the bone-in filet. The 14 oz ribeye, while well-priced at $39 was a bit thin and good but nothing special. The highlight of the whole night was the "sticky pudding" dessert, their specialty, which was graciously comped by the manager after complaining about the late table. Table service was outstanding, and the overall experience was excellent, but perhaps very slightly below some of our favorites. We will be back!
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  • South Boston find
    Beans
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    We were looking for a restaurant in the south end and tried Boston Chops. We were all very happy with the experience. Our waiter was very well-versed in the wine list and food preparation. The bread is served as little souffles in a metal cup. The hangar steak, accompanied by a wide selection of sauces, melts in your mouth. The loaded baked potato is the largest potato ever and we couldn't think of one more thing that could be added on top of it!
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • South End's Great Steakhouse
    BTBOSVIP
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    I will say that I was quite surprised to find another great steakhouse that I would recommend to anyone asking for a suggestion. The steaks were unbelievable, great wine list, and good sides. Wasn't a fan of the horseradish mashed potatoes, but i think it's more me and not liking horseradish as much. Great bar scene, and very cool outdoor seating on Washington St overlooking Cathedral of the Holy Cross. I envy those in the South End who can walk there!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic