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Carrie Nation

Carrie Nation Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Phone: (617) 227-3100
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes

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  • Parking: No
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.Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "Ambience and drinks were great. Food was mediocre."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "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"
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/14/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Frankie baby!!! We had such a wonderful time... You took Care of us above and beyond!!! We will be back! Jenny"
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "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,"
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "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."
    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."
    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)."
    Dined on 6/11/2014
  • "I enjoyed the meal and the service was excellent. Great signature cocktails"
    Dined on 6/5/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 5/19/2014
  • "Absolutely different and interesting decor. Very comfortable atmosphere. Service was very professional. Food was prepared well and was tasteful. Would recommend."
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 5/13/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 5/12/2014
  • "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++"
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "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)."
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "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!!!"
    Dined on 4/28/2014
  • "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."
    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. "
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "Great experience every time. I think we had a new server, but he did okay."
    Dined on 4/25/2014
  • "Such a great place... Was there Wednesday and I am taking friends back there on Saturday night! ;)"
    Dined on 4/23/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 4/16/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 4/15/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 4/14/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "So excited to find another good option for dinner before a show on Washington St. Drinks were fabulous, as were the oysters on the half shell and hazelnut encrusted goat cheese salad. Lobster BLT was huge and lobster pot pie and lobster Mac and cheese all got thumbs up from our diners. Several items on the menu were unavailable, but replacements were offered. Anthony was our server, and he was great. It was starting to get a bit loud as we were leaving, but for early diners catching a bite before the show, the meal was perfect and noise levels were not a problem."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "My friends and I had an okay dining experience but not great. We made a reservation and yet we were put in an empty room right next to the front door which had no one else seated in there. We felt like we were on the outskirts and we feel we didn't get the proper dining experience we could have had. The food was pretty good but nothing special. I loved the steak frites, but my friend's dishes were mediocre and the sides, which had a ton of potential, were disappointing. The drinks were ok but did not live up to the standard of a $13 drink. I expect perfection when the drinks are that expensive. Unfortunately, I would only recommend this to a large rowdy group for the bar in the back for beers, but not for the restaurant or the cocktails."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "First off the service from the hostess to when you leave is superb, extremely friendly, helpful and efficient. The food is absolutely amazing, this is only my second time having dinner here, and the menu of dishes Chef Jamie has provided will have your taste buds smiling just looking at the menu, I recommend the Grilled Gulf White Shrimp and Jumbo Scallops (pan seared, crispy prosciutto, basil oil, truffle cream sauce, three cheese tortellini) one of my absolute favorites. There's only so much characters I'm allowed to type in this review, OVERALL this place great from the food, to the drinks, and service. Just give it a try once & you'll understand why I gave them 5stars and you'll leave wanting to come back later that same week :)"
    Dined on 4/8/2014
  • "This was the best restaurant experience I've had in a while by far. The food was amazing, the service was great, and I can't wait to go back."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "It wasn't romantic per say but it was still elegant to me. The server was friendly as well as host. Server was knowledgeable about menu. There was an impressive wine list and cocktail selection. The food was delivered in reasonable time. It was hot and super delicious. The dessert was out of this world. I would have liked the coffee hotter. It was lukewarm but nothing to complain about. We retuned after the theatre for a glass of wine and the manager acknowledged us and gave us a tour of the Speakeasy room. Very lively and lots of fun for friends to gather. If too busy the bar in the restaurant was also a great place to socialize. The meal was shrimp and scallops on pasta for 3 of us and sword fish for the 4 th person."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "The food and service was great. Our waiter was very attentive and helpful. even after he discovered that our party of six was down to four. My only complaint was that it was VERY loud. I wish they'd build a wall to separate the bar and dining room."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "Reservations for 11:45am, arrived at 11:40am, promptly seated, first group there as a matter of fact. Ordered 5 waters, 2 apps upon waitress' greeting of the table, ordered entrees shortly after. Waited forever. Didn't get entrees until after 12:30pm. One lunch was missing part of her sandwhich...the cheese! How does someone forget the cheese?"
    Dined on 4/3/2014
  • "It started out fine. We got there early and sat right down. The place was empty except for the after work bar crowd. The waiter said hi and asked for drink orders. We needed a minute to check out the menu so we ask for him to come back. It was about 15 minutes before we saw him again. When it was time to order we asked what was on the cheese plate. Simple question. "I think provolone" was his answer. Funny, although a bad sign. We did order the cheese plate and our meals at once. We didn't make it halfway into the cheese plate before our meals came out. Even the runner asked it it was to soon. The entrees were fine and the drinks were good. But after the rough start I was ready to go. It's a one and done for me."
    Dined on 4/1/2014