Bullfinchs
Bullfinchs

Bullfinchs

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.bullfinchs.com/
  • Phone: 9784434094x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Summr Hours:
    Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 9:00pm
    Friday & Saturday: 5:30pm - 9:30 pm
    Sunday Live Jazz Brunch: 10:300am - 2:00pm
    Sunday Dinner: 5:00pm - 8:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Carte Blanche,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Joe Peterson
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, High Tea, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Bullfinchs likes to custome design your party to your budget and your ideas. We can help as much, or as little as you need. We can prepare platters of food for you to pick up and we can cater at your location with full staff, food and bar. The details can be worked out with Peggy Richardson.
  • Private Party Facilities: We offer semi-private rooms for up to 45 guests. private room for up to 100 guests.
  • Private Party Contact: Peggy Richardson 9784434094x
  • Entertainment: Live Jazz Sunday Brunch, schedule of musicians is on our website.
  • Special Events: Live Jazz Brunch every Sunday from 11 ~ 2 (reservations recommended)
    Cooking class every Tuesday at 6:30 (reservations required)

Getting there

  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: extensive free parking in the lot
A word from Bullfinchs
For 30 years, the Richardsons have been insuring a fine dining experience in beautifully historic Sudbury, Mass. Bullfinchs prides itself on cooking with the very best ingredients from the most reliable and highest quality purveyors. Enjoy cocktails at our bar or relax on our summer patio. We are open for dinner nightly. On Sundays, Bullfinchs features a live JAZZ BRUNCH (Voted Top Five Brunches in New England) and kids always eat FREE on Sunday nights! Bullfinchs offers a gluten-free and a vegetarian menu, as well.
Planning a special Occasion?.... owners Peggy and Scott Richardson will customize a menu just for you!
Every Tuesday night, we offer a demonstration cooking school with multiple opportunites to taste, discuss, observe and cook. Cuisine-based classes are Tuesdays at 6:30. Each course is paired with appropriate wines. Nothing encourages friendship more than shared good food, wine and conversation.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Brunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerContemporary American
Bullfinchs reviews from OpenTable diners
153 reviews since May 25, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.4
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
96% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (91)special occasion (79)fit for foodies (72)great for outdoor dining (72)great for brunch (61)romantic (56)good for groups (40)kid-friendly (19)notable wine list (14)vibrant bar scene (13)great for lunch (6)late-night find (6)hot spot (5)Show More
  • Superb!
    CarolVIP
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    This is a favorite restaurant. The food is always delicious, the menu is interesting and varied, the staff is professional and cordial. The duck is perfection: crisp on the outside, moist on the inside and served with a flavorful sauce. The potato pancakes are the best in the world! I won't ever make mine again. The atmosphere is sophisticated, but warm.
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a pleasure
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    My wife and I meet with two cousins Bullfinch's three to four times a year. It is always a most pleasurable experience. We four really like one another and wonderful ambiance, food and service at Bullfinch's just makes the experience most pleasant. We are always greeted with such warmth. The service seems to get better each time we come. We look forward to the next time and wish Bullfinch's the best of luck in maintaining and enhancing the qualities that make it the fine establishment that it is.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 5 star GEM
    stad
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    Looking for the perfect evening? Head to Bullfinchs. We arrived with out-of-town foodies. All our choices were superb from start to finish. Our salad ceasar,and beet were beautifully presented and tasted delicious. Our entrees were outstanding...trout..mussels..and lamb chops. Our waiter was helpful and there when needed. Truly a special evening was had by all.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • JeanneVIP
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    Had never been on a Monday night and was surprised at how busy and energetic the place was ... then realized they had a jazz group playing. Enjoyed it, but it was a bit too loud for such a small place. It would have been nice if the amps were turned down a bit.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good food and nice atmosphere
    suburbandiner
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    We have eaten several times and have really enjoyed the food, and find the atmosphere very relaxing and pleasant. It's a good place to meet with friends.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, romantic
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great for a couple
    Foodie82
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    We had a lovely night here. The menu was creative and affordable, not often do those two words come together. The owner sat us, (we found out her title later from the couple sitting next to us) Large single balloons were placed about for celebrations, very nice touch. The bus boy and waitress were very attentive and polite. It was a wonderful evening. Highly suggest it for dates. Also, do try the desserts!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Our favorite
    TrishVIP
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Bullfinches continues to be our favorite restaurant in the area. The food is great, and service is always exceptional. The atmosphere is warm and comfortable. Great place to celebrate special occasions as well.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Sudburygrands
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    Our blue cheese salads were not cold, actually Luke warm. I had the trout with crabmeat on top and when I got down to the trout it was raw. Awful experience. Was one of our favorite restaurants but no longer. Down hill lately.
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  • Family brunch
    Woofarff
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    We knew about Bullfinch's for the last several years and are thrilled to have finally tried it. We had a wonderful family brunch, the food was great and the service and music was great. we are looking forward to trying dinner there soon
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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  • OBJCVIP
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Excellent food - friendly staff - great chef . Always a please to eat at Bullfinch's - Sudbury's finest!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Charming Place & Server
    Scaletta
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    Excellent service (from Daisy), very good food, charming ambiance, a bit pricy. For a more detailed review, check out our comments on TripAdvisor (Same title).
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Wonderful evening
    F00d13
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    Six of us had a lovely celebratory dinner with the table decorated with confetti and a big balloon to greet us. The stuffed trout was outstanding, the service terrific and the complimentary dessert delicious. Another special evening had by all.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • excellent sunday brunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    the food, the service and the outdoor atmosphere all contributed to an enjoyable experience
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • reliable for superb food
    CarolVIP
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    Bullfinchs is one of my favorite Boston area restaurants. Every meal I've ever had tastes pleasing, out of the ordinary, fresh and clean. On this last visit, I can report that the lamb chops are succulent. The roast duck is perfect: moist meat, crisp skin. The sauce is sweet tangy and light. The potato pancakes are perfection! I think of myself as making these very well, but the offering here is the best I've ever tasted. As for desserts we had the berry crisp and it was perfect: not too sweet, the berries were juicy and full of flavor, and the topping was crunchy and completely satisfying. When there are 4 people, it can be enjoyable to try the sampler desert. I've had that in the past and it has always been a big hit.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wine Dinner
    BarbaraWVIP
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    We went to a special dinner -- 3 courses and accompanying wine -- for $30. There were two selections for each of the courses. I had a watermelon, arugula and feta salad, salmon with orange and fennel, and brownie - berry trifle. The salad was pretty good, but would have been better with more greens and less cheese. The watermelon and feta was a great combination. The salmon was very good, but the fennel was served cold and did nothing to enhance the dish. The brownie trifle was surprisingly good.
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  • Great Time!
    Denbrook
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    The meal and their treatment of us was great. Food was special and the service was prompt and efficient. The only concern I had was that the table for six was really a table for four with one person added on each end. It made it a little tight. Admittedly this was a Saturday night and the restaurant was busy. The wait staff did a great job removing plates and glasses as they were emptied to make space available on the table so we were never truly inconvenienced.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • nothing special
    SewSunny
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    We were very disappointed after seeing high reviews for this place. We are new to the area and were really hoping to find a nice place near by for dinner for our family. The food is very high priced for what you get and is nothing special. We will not be back. I think the real kicker was the children's menu. $12 for a kids meal and my oldest daughter was given maybe a cup of pasta...no veggie or protein. My youngest had the most disgusting chicken fingers we have ever tasted, dry and no flavor. Maybe they just don't want kids to dine there? We will keep searching for a dining option in Sudbury.
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  • good spot
    katkatVIP
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    great atmosphere, good food! Creative menu and have everyday's specials for choice. The patio looks nice. Will try brunch next time.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful food, great place
    Scapino
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    The food at Bullfinches is clearly a labor of love; there are great dishes always on the menu, and delicious specials that have never disappointed. The mussels appetizer is great on a normal basis, but the citrus mussels special was incredibly well-prepared and even better than the usual variation. The barbecued spare ribs were rich, tender, and very tasty. Cocktails were also wonderful, and the bartender even concocted something special for me to try on request. All in all, it was a wonderful way to spend our fifteenth anniversary, and we look forward to going back soon.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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  • Suzz
    suzz
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Lovely birthday dinner for group of friends. Very nice outdoor seating for drink before dinner. Attentive wait staff. Varied menu choices. Good food
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Smalley
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    I was there for dinner this past Monday night for the "Never Say Never" trio, which was a dual that everning, -- playing outside. It was a perfect night! Dinner, entertainment, ambience! Lovely!!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • vasavi27
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    We went here for an anniversary dinner but also had our 2 girls. Everyone was very friendly and our waitress Adele was amazing with our kids. Food was great as well as the ambience of restaurant.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A neighborhood gem
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    I have been here several times, the food is outstanding, service great, and atmosphere is perfect, every time. Can't miss, highly recommended.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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  • Good, fresh food but a bit pricey
    BeantownDux
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    This was a nice find for us. We were looking for a new place in Metro NW Boston that wasn't a chain or Italian. We took at a chance on Bullfinchs and thought it was quite good. The food was prepared expertly - the scallops were perfectly seared and quite fresh. The short rib stroganoff had chunks of very tender beef, a healthy amount of mushrooms and a sauce that was rich but not heavy. I was a bit surprised that charged $12 for a kids meal. Perhaps that is fair for the steak and fries, but not the chicken fingers plate. It seemed a bit expensive, which made me realize that the cost of the meal overall was probably 10% higher than I would have expected to pay at any location - the suburbs or downtown. That said, good food, bit pricey.
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  • Pre-Vacation Tradition
    FoodJunkie
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    My wife and I always go to Bullfinchs before going on vacation, and once again they were awesome. The food and atmosphere was great and we will definitely be back!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A real gem!
    Jeanne0259
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    We went into celebrate my daughter's 23rd birthday and they had the table set up with a giant balloon waiting for us. They were so friendly and that really made her night. The food was delicious and there was a nice variety. Drinks were fun and delicious. James,our waiter, was right. The bread pudding is to die-for. We'll definitely be back again!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great as always
    Fish
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    This is about our 5th time at Bullfinches and they never disappoint. The food is so good. I had the Short Ribs Stroganoff which is fantastic. We'll definitely be back!
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem
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  • Favorite Celebration Place!
    Bonnie
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    We love the jazz brunch at Bullfinches and always choose it for our holidays/triumphs/good grades/birthdays/retirement parties/ Our family ranges in age from 13-93 and we were all VERY HAPPY at Bullfinches'. It's the BEST!!
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    great for brunch, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great brunch, Great Service!
    RobertBrooklyn
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    We had a great brunch at Bulfinch's! Above all, the service was terrific and really made us feel at home. Eileen is an amazing server. Our toddler was with us and they could not have been more accommodating. The menu is very reasonably priced and the portions were generous. Our beef tenderloin Benedict special was hefty and delicious, albeit a little oily, but that's a fairly minor critique of the overall superb experience. This is a great place that provides a very warm welcome. A perfect place to relax with friends and have a comfortable and enjoyable time.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always A+!
    LALcorn
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    Absolutely one of our favorites restaurants! Food is always great as is the service!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
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  • date night
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    Loved the dinner-exceptional bread and chilled soup, would love to see more vegetarian entree options on the menu. Our waiter Chaz was excellent!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very good but room for improvement
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    Great atmosphere and decor. Bartender very friendly/great service. Food at the table was not hot and one person had to wait for theirs. Menu good. A little pricey for portion size. Wait staff was attentive. Would not want it to be a kid place for dinner- there are plenty of other places for families to go. This is a cut above kind of place. Overall experience very good. Would definitely come again.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • nice patio, great apps
    MinXVIP
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    the atmosphere is nice - covered outdoor patio with plants, a fountain, soft lighting. casual and relaxing. appetizer choices were all appealing, the goat cheesy fries were excellent. my steak was a little under-done, but mostly good, and the scallion-butter pasta dish was enjoyed as well. service was on the slow side, but still good and friendly. and as a side-note, the ladies' room is decorated adorably.
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    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • pickyVIP
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    Shared salads. Much too much dressing Need to always ask for it on the side. Muscles were great.
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    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Jazz brunch
    MKSK
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    Was there for the Jazz brunch. Out table was not directly in front of the bad and was a little hard to hear the music as the room is quite loud. Food is always good here.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Second Visit
    anyexcuseOKtoeatout
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    Second visit. Tried the special. Excellent. My son is fussy but had no complaints (this is very good.) Will be back to try a meal other than brunch which is what we had today.
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    great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always Great
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Always great food, great service, good price. We have been to Bullfinches many times and it is one of our favorite places. We had cocktails at the bar, 2-salads, 2-entrees, 1-dessert, 2-coffees - $120 plus tip.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    Great food, great service each time we've come. A dependable hit.
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    special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • nice
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    overall a very nice dinner with excellent service. good pace, didn't feel rushed.
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    neighborhood gem
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  • Great Food and Service-so-so table
    SkimomVIP
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    Overall we really enjoyed our dinner. The staff managed to host a large group while we were there without any sacrifice to our service. The food was delicious and we appreciated that there was a choice on some entrees between full size and half size portions. The only down side was the location of our table which looked directly onto the kitchen door. With a large group and full house, there was a constant stream of in and out going on which was very distracting and took away from the pleasure of the meal. We will definitely come again, but will request a table far from this back corner.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic