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Kitchen Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.kitchenbostonmass.com
  • Email: kitchenmass@aol.com
  • Phone: (617) 695-1250
  • Hours of Operation: Brunch: Saturday: 11:00am - 2:00pm; Buffet Brunch Sunday: 11:00am - 2:00pm, Dinner: Sunday through Wednesday 5:00pm-10:00pm, Thursday through Saturday 5:00pm-10:30pm. Bar open nightly until 12.
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: American
  • Executive Chef: Scott Herritt
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: We have a gorgeous private room that seats up to 20 and overlooks our garden. This room is perfect for brunch or dinner, for business meetings or celebrations.
  • Private Party Contact: Manager (617) 695-1250
  • Special Events & Promotions: Come join us for Restaurant Week!

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Clarendon St
  • Public Transit: Orange Line: Back Bay at Clarendon Street
    Green Line: Copley Square
    Silver Line: Washington Street at Union Park
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Street Parking. Public parking garage behind 505 Tremont Street is just a block away.
A word from Kitchen
Located at 560 Tremont St in the heart of the South End Boston, we serve up time honored cuisine. Each item is accompanied by a circa date referencing the first time the dish, an ingredient, or cooking method was first found in print.

With the sounds of music bursting from the turntable in the corner, the atmosphere is laid-back and comfortable, perfect for family and friends to meet over a delicious meal, cocktail, wine, and fabulous conversation!Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "really good food- that feels like someone actually put a lot of energy into its conception. What does that mean? It's unique to Kitchen (and the same can be said about their sister restaurants). Bravo."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Our reservation was at 8:15 for a party of 7, but we weren't seated until 9pm. They did comp us a round of drinks for the delay, which was great. But the service continued to be very, very slow. It was 10pm when we got our appetizers, and only after asking how much longer it would be. The food is always great at Kitchen, but I've never had such bad service. Not sure I'd recommend it for a large group."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Food was ok nothing to write home about. I got the sole which was decent. I substituted fries instead of the potato and there was an upcharge! Seated in the back and it's overcrowded and excessively loud back there because of the fishbowl like room. Waiter was horrible. Lots of good places in the south end but this is not one of them"
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "I ate at Kitchen for dinner and really enjoyed the meal. The ambience in the restaurant was really pleasant. I was surprised that the kitchen ran out of Oysters when we ordered them, but we were able to find something else on the menu instead. The wait staff was very friendly and attentive. Also, we had some great cocktails!!"
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "Wonderful dinner. Service was outstanding. Attentive but not overbearing. Food was excellent. Mushroom appetizer especially unique and flavorful. Both lamb pie and pasta were excellent. Lamb was especially flavorful with great presentation. Chocolate pudding was fun . Was expeditious without being rushed. Front room was just a little lively noise wise...not bad but suspect back room would be quieter."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "I booked Kitchen for my boyfriends birthday and we had an absolutely fabulous time! We were there for restaurant week and we truly enjoyed the plethora of options they offered. The ambiance was spectacularly romantic, especially since we were sitting in the back "greenhouse" esque room with a view of the garden. Although all of the food was delicious, we both got the duck and absolutely adored it. I would recommend eating light before hand since the food is very hearty and filling. I would definitely recommend this restaurant to all couples and families (maybe not children)."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "A friend and I dined at Kitchen last week for Restaurant week. I originally made reservations here solely for the dessert that was on the online menu, Bananas foster. Unfortunately, this was not on the menu when we arrived. It seemed as though the waitstaff had heard this disappointment several times from other guests as well. With that said, the food was pretty good. The service was ok, little snobby for my taste, but good enough. We had a great seat in the back overlooking the courtyard, which was the best part of the evening. It's an intimate place, definitely good for a date, with good food. I probably wouldn't try it again, as there are so many other great places in the area, but it's a fine option for the south end."
    Dined on 3/26/2014
  • "Overall, it was a nice scene and the food was good. It was restaurant week, so the menu was missing a few items. The mussels appetizer was a little weak, but the duck entree was good. Chocolate pudding and donuts were yummy for dessert. Very small space! Didn't realize! The staff was very friendly."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Kitchen is a well oiled machine. For such a small space there is incredible efficiency and the food was delicious. Can't wait to go back"
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "ordered from the restaurant week menu: scallops starter, main course lobster gnocchi, dessert: cheesecake for two. delicious all around. also ordered a side app of oysters rockafeller (nothing special)."
    Dined on 3/27/2014
  • "Our first time dining there and it was lovely. Would definitely go back!"
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "Food was hit or miss. Some dishes were very good while others were not necessarily bad, but not really good. Dishes were on the small side for the cost. Server was rather absent and absent-minded. Was disappointing."
    Dined on 3/25/2014
  • "I was impressed by the food and service at Kitchen, especially considering it was Restaurant Week, so you never know what to expect. Our waitress was attentive, helpful and checked on us frequently. I ordered the French Onion Soup, which was excellent, the lobster thermador, which was so savory and had huge chunks of lobster and the chocolate pudding which was very rich. I cannot wait to dine here again!"
    Dined on 3/25/2014
  • "Top to bottom, great meal. Grey cocktails, apps, entrees, desserts. Will be back."
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "We ate at The Kitchen for Restaurant Week March 2014 and also to celebrate our 50th wedding anniversary. The Restaurant Week specials were many and varied. We enjoyed every bit of our lunch and would recommend it as a great Boston lunch spot."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "The hubby and I left with full bellies last weekend. Our server was lovely--very knowledgable about the menu and gave excellent advice. The fresh rolls were a nice surprise--nice and crispy on the outside, warm and soft on the inside. I had trouble deciding between the entrees. I finally chose the Lobster Thermidor, and the hubby got the duck. My entree had big chunks of lobster and delicate gnocchi in a tasty cream sauce. The duck disappeared very quickly from the plate, and got a recommendation as well. The donuts were a sweet cap to the meal. I'd definitely return to check out the rest of the menu!"
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "Reservation was at 9:15. We where Taken to a table at 10:20. By the time we finished they were cleaning up in the kitchen and it was 12:15. Not a great experience and not great food."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "My friend and I made a reservation at kitchen to celebrate our mutual milestone birthdays. Our reservation was on a Saturday for 1:00. Not only did it take 10 minutes for anyone to greet us, but our table wasn't ready and we had to stand at the door practically on top of 4 people eating at the bar ( there is no room for people waiting for their table to stand) for almost a half hour."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "During Dine Out Boston, I tried the mussels, crispy half duck and donuts. The mussels and garlic bread are very tasty. The leg portion of the crispy half duck tastes very good but the breast portion is somewhat dried. The donuts is 3 pieces of munchkin size donut that taste very duck. The donuts are pretty disappointed. Service is pretty good. Overall, this restaurant is pretty good."
    Dined on 3/17/2014
  • "Went recently for restaurant week. Chose Kitchen because tyre were at least a few items from each course we'd like. Food was great. Sat at the bar, super bartenders especially for such a small space. Only weirdness is the lack of a host. You're kind of standing there waiting for some one to acknowledge you. I get that there's no room for a physical host stand but someone should be always at the door, if that's the case."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "Great overall experience, every course was delish and staff was well educated on the menu and very pleasant. I will definitely be back."
    Dined on 3/19/2014
  • "Days after making reservations for Kitchen, I realized they were part of Marliave and Grotto, both places we have dined at. Knowing this, we knew we must have made a good choice and we definitely were not disappointed. All of our choices were very good (mussels, mushrooms under glass, scallops, beef tenderloin, crispy duck and chicken). The beef tenderloin was "melt in your mouth" good. We thoroughly enjoyed the donuts for dessert too! The service staff was very attentive too. Overall, we were happy with our choice to go to Kitchen for restaurant week and we definitely will go again."
    Dined on 3/20/2014
  • "Visited during Restaurant Week. Great wine options. Roasted duck was fair and so was the steak option. The salad dressing on the green salad with figs and capers was much too sweet. Excellent service."
    Dined on 3/20/2014
  • "We went here for restaurant week and I loved that they gave their full menu for us to choose from. I got the scallops in bacon on top of grits and it was my favorite thing that I got all night. It was so delicious and the sauce that came with it was a really good pairing with eh bacon scallop. I got the duck, and it was a little too fatty for me and I had to remove all the skin from it because it was overwhelming. I then got the donuts which were really good. The raspberry sauce was good too. I would definitely come here again. Ill skip the duck though. Also it is pretty noisy in there, but I chuck it up to restaurant week. It was hot in there too. we sat across the kitchen, which added to it. and all the people probably added to that too."
    Dined on 3/20/2014
  • "This place is small and darling. It certainly feels romantic. The cocktails are great. The food ranged from very good to outstanding. The more creative entrees were better than the more standard ones so go for what is a little more out there. It was on the quite side when I went there, but I think it does get a little louder as the evening goes on."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "Amazing dinner. All of the waiter's suggestions were delicious and I have already made reservations to go back next week. Thank you!"
    Dined on 3/18/2014
  • "Went for Dine Out Boston week. We had 2 lovely 3 course meals and the food was truly delicious. Also, for a special deal dinner, the portions were more than ample which was impressive."
    Dined on 3/18/2014
  • "As much as I liked this restaurant, it is not a good fit for Boston's Restaurant Week. First, my fiance and I felt extrememly rushed before, during, and after the meal. I understand that there is a quick turnover with tables during these two weeks, but there weren't enough people in the restaurant throughout the night to merit the constant bombarding of servers trying to clear plates before we were ready and looming over our shoulders the entire evening. Second, the portions were abominably small! If I am paying $40 for my meal, I expect to feel full by the end of a 3-course dinner, not searching for another place to get a snack after. If this event was called "Taste of Boston", then it would be a different story."
    Dined on 3/18/2014
  • "Husband and I went there for Restaurant Week. Parking is a challenge there, but eventually found spot. Hostess was pleasant and our table was ready in a few minutes. But so much for requesting a quiet table. We were seated across from the open kitchen - very noisy. I ordered the oysters Rockefeller as an app, but got raw oysters instead. Sent them back and had long wait while my husband had scallops. Rarely saw waiter after our initial order. Both entrees were very good - lobster Newburgh and steak. Desserts also were yummy - chocolate pudding and donuts. We would go back again, but request a table in the back room, which looked much quieter."
    Dined on 3/16/2014
  • "The food was excellent, the cocktail I had (the restaurant row bottled elixir incredible) the humongous French press of coffee for only 3.95 overwhelming. The service was excellent. Have been telling everyone I talk to about how great it was."
    Dined on 3/17/2014
  • "Did not know what to expect, intimate, good food, pricey."
    Dined on 3/16/2014
  • "I had never been to Kitchen before and chose this location for Dine in Boston Week based on the menu variety. Kitchen did not disappoint! There were 4 people in our party and we all were more than satisfied with our meals. The cocktail menu was very unique, as well, and their mint julep was impeccable. The wait staff was attentive but didn't linger and were very timely in our needs. The only weird thing about the restaurant (but not a negative) is that the bathroom is downstairs at the end of a long, narrow hallway next to the kitchen and you can hear pots and pans banging around while in the kitchen. Otherwise, I will definitely return to Kitchen, not just during Dine in Boston Week and definitely recommend."
    Dined on 3/16/2014
  • "We were very comfortable in the ample booth for five people. The service was great and we never felt rushed. The buffet brunch was very fresh, plates were being made all the time. The food was very good , we especially liked the Swedish meatballs and the home fries! We would have liked a veggie dish but the mixed berries were delicious. We look forward to another visit perhaps to try the regular menu."
    Dined on 3/9/2014
  • "We chose this restaurant on a whim, it was the best "pick from a hat" I've ever choosen . The manager sat us and proceeded to tell us about their concept and how the old cook books on the back wall were recipesthat gave the chefs inspiration on their dishes. We started with a salad and had a considerable sided dinner. We tried leaving room for dessert, but that didn't happen. All in all I don't want to dig in and explain every detail of how amazing the night went, I will leave that for you to have on your own. One of the best restaurants I have ever experienced."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "Mercifully we had eaten here on a different occasion and found the food to be very good. This time we ate on a Sunday with only option being brunch buffet. Food was only okay to good. Platters are on counter & not under any heat lamp so items such as their pancakes while having a decent flavor were almost cold. The selection was nice with good variety, but temperature of food was lukewarm and some items (such as sausage patty) were only okay as far as taste. It was a bit of a disappointment as I know they are capable of great food. Because we had been there for a non-buffet meal we will certainly return -- just not for their brunch buffet! Service, coffee, overall feel of place was very good and I would recommend it for other than buffet."
    Dined on 3/2/2014
  • "Had a great meal here with a group of four. The atmosphere was perfect - cozy and intimate, but still a touch relaxed. Definitely the first time I've had beer out of a chilled silver stein! Was very impressed with the food. Mushroom pasta was very flavorful. I will be back, and will look forward to trying other items on the menu!"
    Dined on 2/11/2014
  • "Cute little South End charmer with super good food, hearty and delicious menu."
    Dined on 2/5/2014
  • "We had a delightful, quiet and reasonably priced dinner with good food, great venue, good service and an overall pleasant evening."
    Dined on 1/31/2014
  • "I had a very poor experience last Saturday. Eat here before and it was good. Had a reservation for 8:15 with visitors from out of town. We arrived and hostess was nowhere to be found. Finally she surfaced, told us that a # of parties ahead of us(would be seated when table available but no idea when). Waited and grabbed seat at the bar. 30 minutes later, asked again about table, she basically ignored us by proving same answer (during all this time an apology was never expressed). 45 min later I asked to speak with manager. To my surprise she mentions "I'm the Manager". I could not believe that a manager would treat commuters with such arrogance. Expressed by dissatisfaction with her attitude and we left and went across the street for dinner."
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "steak tartare appetizer was amazing! the crispy duck and the pork & bean entrees were great (pork three ways). bartender was very friendly and accommodating while we waited for our table. i'll be back and have already raved about it to friends"
    Dined on 1/31/2014