Carrie Nation
Carrie Nation

Carrie Nation

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.carrienationcocktailclub.com/
  • Phone: 6172273100x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Sunday 4p-12a
    Monday 11a-12a
    Tuesday 11a-12a
    Wednesday 11a-2a
    Thursday 11a-2a
    Friday 11a-2a
    Saturday 11a-2a

    Serving food till 10p Sunday through Thursday, and till 11p Friday and Saturday.
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Jamie Mohn
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar

Getting there

  • Public Transit: Green Line-Park Street
    Red Line-Park Street
    Orange Line-State Street
    Blue Line-State Street
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Carrie Nation offers a discounted car service anywhere in the city.
A word from Carrie Nation
For memorable cocktail and cuisine experiences in the Beacon Hill area of Boston, Carrie Nation Cocktail Club on Beacon Street offers not only an extensive menu of exquisite dishes and drinks, but also a touch of history. Come to Carrie Nation for breakfast or brunch any day of the week, or stop by for an afternoon tea. Learn about Carrie Nation’s passionate efforts to rid America of liquor while smugly indulging in the very intoxicating delights that this firebrand fiend despised. At Carrie Nation, you can experience one of the best new locations for fine dining and cocktails in Boston.Those looking for a cocktail club in Beacon Hill with a classy, but comfortable, atmosphere can experience all that Carrie Nation has to offer.
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Carrie Nation reviews from OpenTable diners
53 reviews since June 4, 2014
Overall Rating3.8
  • Food3.9
    Service3.9
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
82% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
vibrant bar scene (24)fit for foodies (17)good for groups (17)neighborhood gem (16)romantic (13)special occasion (12)great for lunch (11)late-night find (9)hot spot (8)notable wine list (3)great for brunch (3)scenic view (1)Show More
  • Bean Town Cozy
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    Carrie Nation on a sunday afternoon is wonderful; especially if you want a great dinner before going to the Opera House for the evening. Service is quick and friendly. Food done to perfection and lots of it. Going back as soon as I can.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Bad Experience
    sbp123
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Service took forever. A significant wait for our drinks and then at least 40 minutes until our food came. Salmon was undercooked and had to be sent back. If that happens, you should at least take the drinks off the check. Also, the set up of the dining room was awkward. Uncomfortable armchairs placed awkwardly at small tables and it was way too light.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Always a joyful occasion eatinghere
    John
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    Food always excellent, especially fish, and drinks are very ample. Just discovered the second floor dining room and long bars. Looks like a great fun place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Energetic? Vibrant? No, Loud
    hiram
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    I recommended Carrie Nation for its vibrant and energetic bar scene (well, why not just call it loud?) because I found little else to like about it. Both my daughter and I found our food (shrimp in her case, a Berkshire pork chop in mine) overcooked, and what's the point of going to a restaurant if that is the result? Also, I could tell she really wanted the steak, but decided not to order it because of the $38 price tag. Given how poorly the entrees we chose came out, it's probably good that she repressed herself. And what's going on with the ridiculously pretentious names of the drinks -- was there really one called Disfunctional Nation? Something like that, anyway.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Interesting new venue
    DebbieVIP
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    Delicious salmon and interesting drink menu. Would definitely return.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Simply fabulous!
    LocalDinersVIP
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Beautiful decor, excellent service and fabulous food! Love it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Never again
    HadHighHopesVIP
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Service not good. Food okay, but waiter, though sweet, came once every 20 minutes and didn't know anything about the menu. Was not a busy night either.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Carrie Nation misses all around.
    SilkeVIP
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    Carrie Nation is still in business despite being empty for months. As a neighbor, I heard it was catching on, so gave it a try at lunch. I like its "sister" properties, Emmett's and 6B, standard pubs with pretty good lunch. Apparently Carrie was trying for more upscale, maybe even "fine dining" with ambiance. Instead it's a mishmash of expensive, mediocre food, noise, pool tables (!) red flocked wallpaper and "retro"decor reminiscent of the old Marliave, when it was a red-sauce gangster place. Ser4vice is pretentious yet spotty ("I'll be your server," first rushed us, then disappeared...actually good because he was so sweaty I was afraid he'd drip on the food). This isn't going to work unless they find a coherent market positioning.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Ambience and drinks were great. Food was mediocre.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great meeting place
    Evie
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    We had a wonderful lunch, it was an interns birthday, great food, noise level low, great for conversing, along with really good food, nice atmosphere, enjoyed by all, will be back, hopefully in the evening
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Politico hot spot
    Matthew
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    Both dinner and cocktails were creative and supported the restaurant's theme. We especially liked the mussels, a rarity for me. My barrel-aged special cocktail was great. My date was so-so about her Striped Pig cocktail ("odd aftertaste"), but I liked the sip I took and it had great nose. Being right behind the state house, the bar was boisterous with people pressing the flesh by 8pm and its noise does spill into the dining area. I'd get a table near the front window, if you want some space from the noise.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Food, Exceptional Cocktails
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 7/14/2014
    Thank you, Carrie Nation for outstanding food and friendly, attentive service. We started with $1 oysters and fish tacos, had the warm goat cheese with tomato, tempura oysters, sliders, beet salad, chicken, pork chop, creme brulee, and apple tart. Food was cooked perfectly and very flavorful. Our cocktails were outstanding from the Striped pig, to the Sazerac, bees knees, and December 5th. We were greeted warmly by the host, Frank. Our waiter, Miguel was very friendly and attentive. We will definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Dinner for three
    Bostongrl
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    This was my first experience at Carrie Nation and it was recommended to me be a friend. We arrived way early for our reservation but they were ready for us and my party of three right away. I definitely felt underdressed in jeans but it didn't seem to be problem. Food is delish. We split the goat cheese and garlic bake and I had the blue cheese ravioli as an entrée. Good portion size and food was served in a reasonable amount of time. Server was attentive. I didn't have any alcohol but my friend had a beer and it was $7.00 which seems to be on target for the area For three of us, bill was $75. There were families in there as well, but not quite sure I would consider it a kid-friendly place. Would recommend.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Pleasantly surprised
    ArmoGuy
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    The food was good and our server Dewayne was great. The Kobe sliders were tasty! The ambiance of the dinning room with it's 'blast from the past' decor was cool to experience. Glad I found it for dinner in the city!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good spot for lunch
    Bostonvisitor
    Dined on 7/1/2014
    We had the lobster sandwich, the tomato and goat cheese tart, and the hazelnut-encrusted goat cheese salad. All were terrific! The music was far too loud for a lunch conversation, but they kindly turned down the volume a bit at our request.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wanted to Rave About it...
    beantownmom
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    Love the location, love the speakeasy decor, love the round tables for larger parties. The food was excellent...when it showed up. Drinks were good, but the service was not good. Not sure if it was the kitchen's fault or our server's. Certain appetizers(chowder, seafood tower) never arrived, manager didn't intervene until well beyond a reasonable time and comp'd us both items when they did come out(during the entrees.) I love the location on Beacon Hill and the ambiance but they totally need to get their act together on the service end. Food was delicious.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Jenny9
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    Frankie baby!!! We had such a wonderful time... You took Care of us above and beyond!!! We will be back! Jenny
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tasty food
    Ellie66
    Dined on 6/12/2014
    We were in Boston on holiday and chose this restaurant based on location and reviews and we weren't disappointed. There was a mix of families, groups and couples so it was a good atmosphere. Service was great. We both enjoyed the food. It wouldn't be first choice for a romantic meal as it is very noisy but as a lively place to eat with good food and service it would be an excellent place to eat,
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Meh
    Cageyboston
    Dined on 6/11/2014
    Both the food and service were pretty uninspired. I had short ribs with sticky rice. The short ribs were not really tender and the rice was mushy. The drinks were imaginative but mediocre execution. Wouldn't go back.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Delicious and fun
    MeMoVIP
    Dined on 6/11/2014
    First, the food here is really great. I have been several times and keep coming back to try different dishes. This time we had the brussel sprout salad with salmon and the cheeseburger - both were excellent. The apple tart for dessert was absolutely delicious. Second, the ambiance is really fun. The back room is set up as a speakeasy with pool tables, low lighting, chandeliers, and plenty of whiskey/bourbon. This place is a great Beacon Hill gem.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • foodieVIP
    Dined on 6/11/2014
    Before booking this restaurant I read the prior reviews. Many were concerned with service. We had no such problem. Our server was attentive, and food and drinks were brought out timely. Unfortunately the food was rather ordinary--not bad, but in my opinion not worth a return visit given all the wonderful restaurants in the city. Specifically, the calamari was chewey--overcooked or previously frozen, stripped bass was fresh cooked well, but served on overcooked pasta with an overzealous cream sauce. Ravioli's were huge, enormous amount of filling, overpowered the sauce (I realize large portions are a draw for some, but these massive pillows of cheese were a turn off for me).
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great location
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 6/5/2014
    I enjoyed the meal and the service was excellent. Great signature cocktails
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 31 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 4, 2014
    • Overall Rating4
    • Food4
    • Ambiance4.3
    • Service4.1
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 105 reviews are from the Carrie Nation reviews archive.
  • Good food, disappointing service
    Yummy
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    The Lobster BLT was delicious and the sweet potato fries were perfectly crisp! I've had cocktails later in the evening a few times and the Gin Fizz is great but some of the others are hit or miss. When I was in for dinner I was disappointed by the service. Our waiter was not very attentive. We had to ask multiple times and wait a long time to get a drink menu (which was removed from our table even though we said we wanted to keep it) and refills of water, etc.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent food, eclectic atmosphere
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 5/19/2014
    Great place, the manager is awesome, and the service is super! Nice menu, and comfy place like you are sitting in someone's living room on one side - and then a fabulous bar. All around great place for business lunch, nice dinner, and definite fun place after work at the bar. Great addition to Boston!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, late-night find, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • first impressions
    enchanted
    Dined on 5/18/2014
    Absolutely different and interesting decor. Very comfortable atmosphere. Service was very professional. Food was prepared well and was tasteful. Would recommend.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Probably wouldn't go back
    Mallomar
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    It was okay. The atmosphere was nice but not as romantic as I'd hoped; it was also EXTREMELY LOUD. The calamari appetizer was great, my fish was okay. They served my Mahi-Mahi skin side up which was really weird. No one wants to see that when they look down at their dinner. I had to flip it over myself as the skin was not edible. My boyfriend enjoyed his burger and his sweet potato fries were delish! Service was great, waitress very nice and not too friendly so that it seemed fake. She got a good tip. Overall, 3 stars.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great good bye lunch
    DarP
    Dined on 5/13/2014
    I took a co-worker who is leaving to lunch here. It was wonderful. We got the goat cheese/tomato tart. It was delish and there was more than enough. My co-worker had left overs that she took home. The atmosphere is lovely and service was great. This was my first time there and I would definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • A nice find
    agirlsgottaeatVIP
    Dined on 5/12/2014
    Had been told by friends this place had a good bar scene. I actually needed a place to have a very quick dinner but the bar scene did look fun! The wait staff and kitchen did a great job getting me out on time. I had a special food request and they not only accommodated it but served my dish in a very nice presentation. Given the time (5:30-6:30 on a Monday night) I was surprised by how empty the dining room was but it was nice to have a chance to really look at the nice decor. We will definitely be back again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Stood up by made the best of it
    OZiGinc
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    I was stoop up for a date @ Carrie Nation but the staff made me feel like a king. I wasn't ignored or overburdened. Great staff would def visit again! A++
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Party Venue
    VanessaSVIP
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    I went to Carrie Nation with a group of 7 to celebrate a birthday. It's a fun venue. We were there on a Saturday night and it was super crowded. Food was delicious, and our waitress was great. One negative was that it took a long time to get drinks delivered. After dinner we wanted to check out the back room "speak-easy" but there was a line to get in. There was also a line at the front door (this was at about 11:00pm).
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Seakeasy Style Vide
    ccpf444
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    Love this place, weekdays can be quiet, but Friday nights are my favorite night, the place is full of energy, the food is great and love to hit up the cocktail lounge in the back after dinner.
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, Hot Spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Boston must...
    Lunchbox
    Dined on 4/28/2014
    Must go here, we found this place by a fluke. Everything was just perfect...food, service and ambience. Don't forget, if you are an oyster lover, they have them here for a $1 from 5-7. Enjoy!!!
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Romantic, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • save it
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    All around unimpressed by the restaurant. Way too large format for the speakeasy vibe they are going for. Cocktails were remarkably poorly made for the theme. Watered down, too sweet, too citrusy, etc. The wine list had no years on the bottles - strange for a place that prides itself on drinks. The food quality was quite mixed - scallops way overdone, tomatoes that weren't ripe, etc. Our dessert was good though. Lots of bachelorette or birthday parties around though if that's your thing.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    We had a very nice experience at Carrie Nation. The atmosphere is relaxing but very classy at the same time. We really enjoyed ourselves.
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, special occasion, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    Great experience every time. I think we had a new server, but he did okay.
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 4/23/2014
    Such a great place... Was there Wednesday and I am taking friends back there on Saturday night! ;)
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, special occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 4/16/2014
    This is kind of a fun and buzzy place with lots of energy for a weekday night. The food was good but not outstanding. The service was good but not outstanding. The waitress could not resist coming by very often to see if everything was OK - which meant that she interrupted often. So, go for the energy and have fun.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Speaks Easy to Me!
    hockiemackVIP
    Dined on 4/15/2014
    Gorgeous space with beautiful decor, fantastic food and awesome drinks. It's so nice to get an amazing cocktail! Have yet to check out the entertainment in the back, but I'll get to it sometime. I've lived in Beacon for almost 10 years. Carrie Nation is a welcome addition to the neighborhood.
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Night Out!
    DextersMom
    Dined on 4/14/2014
    I took clients to Carrie Nation for a celebratory dinner and it was a great choice. Excellent food, wonderful drinks, great atmosphere. Service was a bit slow, due to a large party that came in, but I think it would be fine any other night. The Nutella Creme Brulee is to die for!
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nothing too special
    Jennifer21VIP
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    The server was in over his head - though coming from this industry, I can definitely say it was not his fault. He wasn't getting much help from other servers or supporting staff, and it doesn't seem like this place has much of a training program, considering how 'all over the place' this guy was. The hostesses were a bit awkward at the front (usually hostesses/hosts say hello & welcome when you walk in, guess not here!...). Food was pretty good, although it took so long that it was a bit cold when it came out. Drinks were fantastic - wine list isn't extensive. I think if everything was going right and working together, this restaurant could be great. Unfortunately, the experience was lacking.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate