Kitchen
Kitchen
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Kitchen

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.kitchenbostonmass.com/
  • Phone: (617) 695-1250
  • Hours of Operation:
    Brunch Thursday - Sunday: 11:00am - 3:00pm, 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 6176951250x
  • Special Events: 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!
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Kitchen reviews from OpenTable diners
  • Get the mushrooms
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 11/24/2014
    Such a great night. Brought my parents who were in town for Thanksgiving. Got the mushrooms, absolutely amazing. Duck risotto made Dad squeal with delight! Had the burger too and it was awesome. Service was perfect, timing of food was perfect. I will definitely be coming back!
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    fit for foodies, romantic
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous food at The Kitchen
    BusinessdinerVIP
    Dined on 11/23/2014
    We went to The Kitchen for brunch before a play at the Calderwood. The food was amazingly good and everyone seemed to be enjoying their drinks. It was quite noisy so hard for group discussion. The service was excellent and we would go back even though it was so noisy.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Good dinner
    ManhattanNomadVIP
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    We finally made it here after opting for other neighborhood places over the time Kitchen has been around. The current menu is appealing, and although we skipped the oyster bar we will definitely try it the next time. Interesting menu choices that we tried included Beef tartare and a warm mushroom and ricotta starter, both recommended. The chicken was excellent, tempted by the Lobster Thermidor, again next time. Very good service, we were in a bit a rush in that we had to walk from there to the Theater, but the meal was served at just about the right pace to dine (with starter, no dessert) in just over an hour end to end and that included an excellent Sauzerac cocktail to start while perusing the menu. We recommend it, we'll be back, good price point for what it is. Lots of couples and a couple small groups were having a good time. Nice bar.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • So-so
    LovesToEat
    Dined on 11/13/2014
    We eat here whenever we go to the Calderwood a Theater and I would still recommend it because of its proximity to the theater. It has been a while but I was a little surprised at the prices which felt more than the last time we were there. Maybe with Hammersly's gone they are trying to move into that price point. But the real problem for us was that the food was just not that good. We split the apertisers between the muscles and a mushroom something under glass. You can't go too wrong with steamed muscles and the mushrooms were ok...but just ok. The cute waitress came by with some really ordinary, rather dry white bread rolls, which were hot on top and cold on the bottom. The main course was two small pieces of fish and lots of really tasteless little potato balls. I can't even remember if there was a veggie on the plate. It just wasn't an interesting presentation or a memorable meal. Come on guys, step it up.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • fun and great food too!
    LinnyVIP
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Excellent service, wonderful menu and a vibrant and energetic atlmosphere.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent place for dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    Very much enjoyed Kitchen. Must have the mushrooms under glass appetizer- seriously one of the best things I've eaten! The only issue I had was although cooked to perfection- my venison came to the table on the cool side. I chose not to send it back-it still tasted great!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delicious but pricey
    Soleil
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    We tried the scallops and mussels as appetizers, lobster macaroni and venison for dinner, and the donuts for dessert. Everything was excellent, but at each course we were a little surprised by how small the portions were. We don't mind small portions since they allow us to try more things, but at the prices they charge we weren't expecting it ($14 for two scallops, $8 for 4 donut holes).
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Always excellent
    bandit
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    We went to Kitchen during a Nor'easter, so everyone was a bit wet, but the place was warm and inviting. We both had French 75's - not inexpensive, but an outstanding drink, well made. I had the scallops, which were very good, and the lobster thermidor, which was also excellent, mostly lobster. My husband had the mushrooms under glass, which are heavenly - no other way to describe it. I think they're the best dish on the menu, so flavorful. And then he had the venison, which was perfectly cooked, tender, with the best rub around (cocoa and coffee). Also, the baby brussels sprouts in duck fat - anything cooked in duck fat is transformed into something wonderful. No room for dessert. Wonderful dining experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice pre theatre dinner
    BjwintsVIP
    Dined on 10/30/2014
    Went for dinner before theatre and really enjoyed. The double cheeseburger with bacon IN it was different and very tasty. So were the Mussels. Waitstaff were all very pleasant and helpful. South end a very hopping area!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Better options in the neighborhood
    Disappointed
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    We found the dishes to be hits and misses. Duck risotto was excellent but avoid the pork and beans!
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  • Brunch delight
    Food4funVIP
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    Went for brunch and had fabulous meal-thick homemade bread with jam- fresh donuts-delicious eggs and fresh made omlets. Will be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Must try brunch!
    Kerin
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    Great ambiance for weekend brunch. Oysters were delicious and our table very much enjoyed the donut holes. Hand crafted cocktails were delicious, as they are for dinner as well. Not great for groups larger than 5 due to the size of the restaurant.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • very good experience!
    chuckmac07VIP
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    cozy setting, terrific service and limited but well-executed menu from starters to desserts. a solid choice in the South End. we'll be back.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    The food was excellent - we all shared the duck risotto and loved it and each enjoyed our entrees and desserts! The cocktails were strong too. Our first server was great. He knew the menu, he was friendly, and attentive (initially). However after we got our entrees our server switched and we had trouble ordering more drinks and seeing the dessert menu. I think they just got a little too busy. Nonetheless we really enjoyed our dinner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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  • Confused and inept service
    rftdltVIP
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Our dinner experience could be likened to an episode of The Three Stooges. Appetiser brought to table before cocktails. Sent it back. My husband ordered a second drink as entrees were served and he never got it despite several reminders. Had to ask for bread. One roll appeared for only one of us. No butter. Water glasses were kept filled. Unfortunalely, water was warm. Duck risotto was overwhelmed with taste of cheese. Felt rushed and ignored throughout. Too bad.
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  • Expectations Fulfilled
    HirschyVIP
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    I'd been wanting to try Kitchen for some time, and was very pleased when I did the other night. Food was excellent. Menu has good choices for light and heavier eaters, nice variety of veggie, fish, meat. And who doesn't like a deviled egg? Oh, maybe the Paleo people. But they don't really like food, do they???
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Horrible
    Occasionaldiner
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    The main courses were lousy-my wife's fish was rubbery, largely inedible and my pasta was not much better. Very disappointing
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  • Wonderful Food
    LizBostonVIP
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    Small, unpretentious, South End gem with great food. I had the venison with coffee beans and cacao which was totally amazing - a new dish for the fall season. Other diners in the party had the hamburger, which received raves as the best hamburger he'd ever tasted. It was pretty amazing, apparently they crush some bacon into the hamburger patty which give a smokey rich flavor, and the bun is freshly made. A third diner had the classic Lobster Thermador, perfectly prepared. This is one of my go-to places for introducing people to the South End food scene. Waitstaff is great, knowledgeable. Cocktails and wine list very good too. A few outdoor tables allows people watching on Tremont Street - always a great floor show.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Outstanding meal!
    TerrierRaidersVIP
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    Brought a friend in from out of town. My wife had heard of the restaurant and we brought our daughter as well. Very quiet, but we arrived early on a Sunday evening. Had appetizers, dinner and dessert as well a drink to start off. All food was excellent! Our server was very, very good; excellent with the recommendations and very attentive without being overbearing. My daughter had a an excellent meal, but she does like things that many 7 year olds might not (she had the mussels appetizer as her meal!) Overall, an excellent time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Always good
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    Good and dependable, an excellent neighborhood restaurant. Great chicken!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent
    Babs10VIP
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Great food, efficient service. Cozy restaurant. Some might think tables are too close, but conversation was easy. Didn't feel uncomfortable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    The food was very good and yet I am not jumping up and down. There was a little something wrong with everything although not really significant enough to complain about, except maybe the bread. I was thrilled that they preented their regular full menu for Dine Out weeks. That took me back. I comes in 3rd in the 4 places I dines at for Dine out Boston. Mooo and Clink edged it out. Towne was a distant 4th place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 2nd time around
    cutes1125VIP
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Taking advantage of restaurant week-starter: fresh oyster and mussel, it was fresh but the oysters needs to be clean before serving raw half shell since I kept on getting piece of shell overall it was delicious. Entree:1/2 roasted chicken was cooked perfectly but I would prefer more seasoning like fresh ground pepper or herb seasoning on the skin of the chicken to give it that layers of flavor. Filet Mignon was undercook when I wanted medium rare not rare on the fly but the foie gras was melting in my mouth. Desserts: homemade truffle and cheesecake is awesomely filling any dessert cravings you have.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Loved it!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Absolutely wonderful! Our food was delicious and our server was prompt and very friendly. The portions were incredible especially for dine in Boston.
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    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • So so
    Zack
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    Fabulous menu but food not up to much, we doubt we would go back.
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    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Generous portions in South End
    MarsVIP
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    Excellent preparation served in very generous portions. Really enjoyed the lavender/honey ice cream for dessert.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing
    Jan2
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    I have been to Kitchen 4 times and they never disappoint. The food and service are great. My friends and I always leave fully satisfied. One of my favorite restaurants in Boston!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Totally delicious!
    Elaine
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    From the mushrooms "under glass" (some of the most delicious mushrooms I've had!), to the buttery beef tenderloin, to the out-of-this-world donuts, Kitchen was a totally impressive experience! This still seems like a hidden gem, in a sea of other South End restaurants, but definitely worth a visit, or multiple!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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  • Wonderful Experience
    JamieVIP
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Kitchen was wonderful. They offered their whole menu for restaurant week, so we were able to really get a taste of the restaurant. The food was incredible and the wait staff was great as well. I would definitely recommend!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nate
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    We went for brunch on a sunday. The food was good, but the overall brunch effort felt half hearted.
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    fit for foodies, special occasion
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  • Best Dine Out Boston
    JandKVIP
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Kitchen offers the best Dine Out Boston value - we had a great meal.
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    great for brunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great little place in the south end
    IdinDiner
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    We went here for dine out Boston. The food here is amazing. Even simple things like the bread or their chocolate pudding are done exceptionally well. It's a bit pricey, but worth the money for what you get.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious!
    Dinnerdate129
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    I recently ate here one a date during restaurant week. It was all I could have asked for. The tables were close together yet far enough apart that I couldnt hear others' conversations. Food was delicious and the atmosphere was great. Our server was super friendly and knowledgable about the menu. My only complaint was the dinner rolls. Do they make them without salt? I am not sure but they lack flavor. Great overall and I would go back.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Potential
    Poosier
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    Kitchen was a very good experience - I had a reservation and they sat me right away, I love the "Kitchen-y" decor and the table was clean and comfortable. We got the Mushroom Under Glass and Scallops appetizer, which were both AMAZING! So yummy. Entrees were only okay... the sole was really salty (as though the fish itself was soaking in a bath of salt), zucchini/squash mixture was nothing special and loaded with oregano and the potatoes had a little more crunch than I prefer. The duck breast dish my friend got looked good, I didn't hear her feedback. Service was great, I loved her energy and was always attentive at the right times. I would come back and perhaps try a different entree!
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lunch at 'Kitchen'
    srdiners
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    We are happy to give an excellent review for Kitchen. We had a thoroughly enjoyable lunch with more than ample servings of excellent food from an innovative mixed greens salad with sherry vinigrett to the outstanding main course of pan roasted sole. The wait staff was knowledgeable, attentive, friendly and charming. We will definitely return.
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    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dine Out Star
    Kisa
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    I came here for Dine Out (Restaurant week) and I was extremely pleased. I've often found that restaurants don't put as much "effort" into their restaurant week dishes as they would for their regular menu or simply have very very few options in comparison. Not the case here. Not only did Kitchen offer at least 6/7 options for each part of the meal, but each of my choices was amazing. I had the scallops, beef tenderloin then the cheesecake and I couldn't have been happier. I'd even come back for another meal here since there were so many other delicious looking things on their rest. week menu.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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  • a bit salty
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013VIP
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    Found the food in general to be on the salty side. Did not seem to matter if it was an appetizer or main course.
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  • Tartare was amazing!
    ChrisC
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Went for dine out boston. Lunch was an amazing deal- quality was not compromised whatsoever! Had the best tartare I have ever eaten.
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    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem
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  • charming place @ south end
    cutes1125VIP
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    1st time @ the south end-very charming area of Boston i've never been to before. restaurant week lunch: fresh oysters-delicious & sweet where 4 was not enough. scallop- disappointed cause it's a single scallop which i think they could have done 2 scallops but it was fresh and well balanced with corn creams sauce with some type of thick cut bacon/ham. entree-duck risotto: 1st time i ever had duck in risotto but the combo works heavenly paired with cherry sauce. short ribs: cooked perfectly melting in your mouth but i think it lacked a little bit of salt and pepper and the mash potato is smooth and creamy. dessert was good-doughnuts & ice cream: doughnuts were over fried to more a dark crisp and texture was not like a donut.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • One of the best meals of my life!
    yuan
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Everything from their food to the service to the decor was absolutely perfect, and I can't wait for the next time I come. I ate the three course meal of Scallops, Duck Risotto, and Doughnuts. I think my favorite part had to be either the scallops or the doughnuts. Everything was cooked to perfection and seasoned perfectly! One thing that I was slightly concerned about was the entree portion size. The appetizer was one scallop (which was perfect), but the duck risotto dish was too big. Every bite was flavorful and delicious, but near the end, I could barely finish the entree. I like to be satisfied and full after a dinner, but not completely stuffed. The dessert portion was very appropriate.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet