Precinct Kitchen + Bar
Precinct Kitchen + Bar

Precinct Kitchen + Bar

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://precinctkitchenandbar.com/
  • Phone: 6175323827
  • Hours of Operation:
    RESTAURANT
    Monday-Friday 7am -- 10pm
    Saturday 7am-12pm, 5pm-10pm
    Sunday 7am-12pm

    LOUNGE
    Sunday-Wednesday 11am-12am
    Thursday-Saturday 11am-2am
    Lunch and Dinner menus are also available
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Contemporary American
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Stuart and Berkeley
  • Parking: Hotel Parking
A word from Precinct Kitchen + Bar
Precinct Kitchen & Bar is now open in the Loews Boston hotel. Offering a menu of Boston favorites and classic cocktails, the restaurant is universally approachable to the neighborhood demographic. Dishes are traditionally-inspired, playing off of beloved New England classics, yet innovative and contemporary in their approach and presentation. The cocktail program, designed by Master Mixologist Eben Klemm, is a strong and reputable force behind the bar. The focus is on classic Boston & New England inspired concoctions and elixirs.The restaurant features a charcuterie station serving local, artisanal cheeses and cured meats from family-owned farms, plus a seafood-focused menu. A patio overlooking Berkeley Street opens at the end of April.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerOutdoor Dining
Precinct Kitchen + Bar reviews from OpenTable diners
34 reviews since June 2, 2014
Overall Rating3.8
  • Food4
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
76% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for outdoor dining (23)neighborhood gem (15)fit for foodies (11)good for groups (11)romantic (9)special occasion (9)vibrant bar scene (9)hot spot (9)great for lunch (7)late-night find (6)great for brunch (4)kid-friendly (2)notable wine list (1)Show More
  • Overpriced
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004VIP
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    We all thought this was overpriced for what you get. Boston Cream Pie in a jar, just another way to say the chef does not know how to make a custard filling.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • reasonable price
    mwojoVIP
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    the food was fresh and very good only thing is the salad could have used more vinegar than oil the ratio..
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Looks nice but food is bland.
    Juicy0510
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    I had made a reservation for a patio table for lunch but upon our arrival was told it was closed, even though it was a sunny 78 degree day. The place was empty so we chose a seat near the open doors to the patio, close to the bar. We started with the "famous" charcuterie board which was good but nothing special. There wasn't enough bread for all of the meat & the mousse was noticeably absent. The lobster roll and fish & chips were bland and underseasoned and the truffle fries were overseasoned. Not a good experience. Still can't understand what the big fuss is about this place, it was barely mediocre.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 1st time
    cutes1125VIP
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    I rated the food fair cause my friend was disappointed with her meal where she mostly enjoyed her fries more than the filet mignon...that's sad. She had chower, filet mignon, and boston creme pie. I had chowder, clam bake, and strawberries n cream-it was all delicous! My other gf had salad, clam bake, and creme brulee-she finished everything as well. I might try it again!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, romantic, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A perfect evening
    megsyums
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    Beautiful spot for outdoor summer dining and an excellent place to catch up with friends. Modern & fancy without being pretentious. The food was fantastic. The strawberries & cream on brioche was mind-blowing.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Restaurant Wk Lunch at Precinct
    nottoofussy
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    3 course meal- Entree of PEI Mussels & fries very good served in huge kettle. App and dessert not so. Chef likes to get creative but they bombed. During stay, noone asked me if I liked the food? Salad- Arugula, Kale & Quinoa..totally devoid of flavor. And Quinoa..tasteless, no texture, not even attractive. supposed to have feta cheese. counted four tiny square shaved pcs on each end? Ordered Boston Cream Pie instead of Vanilla Bruelee. Should have been honest "Boston Creme Pie Bruelle. Tiny pot of melted down chocolate, a small tab of yellow filling, and a few cake crumbs mingled in. I could only find them by the texture on my tongue. After tasting this meal, I understood why no one asked if I liked it.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Surprise gem
    SportsGirl
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    Happy to have found this place. Wouldn't have known about it except for Restaurant Week!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • janhan
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    Upscale food which we enjoyed on the outdoor patio. Service was prompt, and restaurant week menu included something for everyone's taste. Portions were not too large which made it possible to enjoy the entire meal. Would definitely return.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Headquarters
    Tracey
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    The original building of this restaurant was Boston Police Headquarters. I went for lunch on a Sunday so it was not overly crowded. This restaurant serves breakfast on one side of the restaurant indoors and lunch on the other side. It is necessary to reserve for the outdoor patio dining and for the interior. The clam chowder with Wellfleet clams is a winner. The PEI mussels with chorizo was overly salty for my friends. The service was outstanding and there is a casual yet smart ambience in the decor.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Slow service
    Slow
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    Service was really bad and very slow on a Monday night. They brought 2 apps out after the main dish.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Wonderful find!
    RobEx723
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    A friend and I decided to treat ourselves to a lunch at Precinct. What good fortune that was!!! The indoor/outdoor dining choices were spacious. The indoors was cool on a hot summer day. The waitstaff were friendly and always smiled. They were informative as well about details on menu items. The lunch menu was limited but we both found something we liked. No one should ever leave here without trying the PEI mussels. THEY ARE DIVINE!!! If you like to dine at any time, be sure to put Precinct at the top of your restaurant choice list!!!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Amazing dining experience!
    JennVIP
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    I took a couple of friends visiting from out of town here on Friday night and couldn't have been happier with everything. The quality of the food is something to be noted for sure. I was so impressed by the wait staff as well. They were incrediy accommodating and couldn't do enough for us! I would highly recommend Precinct to anyone!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Back Bay Great Find!
    Bartholdi350
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    The old Boston Police Department was renovated first to Jury's Hotel, then Back Bay and now Loew's. Our server Greg has been there for 10 years under all the above name changes and is very will seasoned with his presentations. The food was superb and the restaurant is lovely also with al fresco dining. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone who enjoys quiet conversation with friends and fine dining!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Hidden Gem
    allison
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    With so many restaurants moving into the Back Bay claiming to serve casual-French-meets-gastropub fare and pre-prohibition cocktails - and with a restaurant name that is meaningful, but has potential to be kitschy - we were completely blown away by the elegance of Precinct and its bright, beautiful food. Service was fantastic, but the food and cocktails are executed to perfection with flavors that are enhanced by the strategic restraint in ingredients. One of the best meals both of us have had in a long time (one entree was the special - cod with a burre blanc crab sauce - and the other was a simple roasted vegetable salad...neither dish outshined the other). Do yourself a favor, though, and get the charcuterie!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • So far so good
    Panos
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    My girlfriend and I have been here twice now. Each time has been very good all around. I had one of the best lobster rolls I have ever had and I have had my share. Drinks and service were also excellent. I hoe they can continue to provide the same experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great for lunch
    judyo
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    We had a great lunch and sat outdoors. Two of us had the burgers which were very large and tasty. One had the flank steak with caesar salad which was also very tasty and a very large portion. Cannot judge main ambiance or noise level as we ate outside.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 18 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 2, 2014
    • Overall Rating3.9
    • Food4.1
    • Ambiance4.2
    • Service4.2
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 7 reviews are from the Precinct Kitchen + Bar reviews archive.
  • nice family dinner
    RegulardinerVIP
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    We were going to the Lyric Theatre, and this was a convenient location. The food was excellent and service good. Try to sit on the patio if it is a nice day. the menu is short, but the dishes we had were superb. We will go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Start
    Hurley
    Dined on 5/12/2014
    Not the first place to go in here, and the lunch scene hasn't quite taken off. It will though, I'm sure. Great burger: cooked perfectly with bacon just right, delicious truffly fries and wonderfully (surprisingly) spicy pickles. A Brit would be pleased - pretty sure they serve Imperial Pints. Staff had a bit more training to come...didn't quite understand the beer list and made it feel like the restaurant of a 2* hotel. That, however, wasn't for a lack of trying.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Maxie
    MaxieVIP
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    Food was good. Service was excellent. The restaurant has a more casual feel the before the renovation.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • More than a bar!
    TeachVIP
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    We were able to enjoy a rare spring evening outdoors on the patio with a very good dinner. The bar side was jam-packed, but the restaurant side was much more restrained. This did not feel like a brand-new restaurant as the service was excellent and the food a delightful surprise. We shared the kale salad which was good, then ate the bronzino and the scallops which were both quite tasty. The menu is limited, but we still made good selections - even though we didn't choose anything the waiter recommended - so I hope that means that other items are equally tasty. I would definitely go back, especially if we can sit on the patio.
    Special Features:
    Great for Outdoor Dining, Vibrant Bar Scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • business lunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 4/30/2014
    great spot for a business lunch. solid menu and service.
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, Great for Lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice Surprise
    SimpyAMDVIP
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    We walked a long the side where we can peer into the restaurant before we checked in. We first saw the bar thinking it was the restaurant and nearly turned away as it didn't have very many people in there. We continued to the next view and were pleasantly surprised as there were more full tables. It turned out to be a very nice surprise- even with the small menu we had a fantastic meal. Starting with the oysters- it took quite a while and the sous chef came and apologized for the delay and gave us some deviled eggs- YUM! The oysters came and were very fresh. We ordered the flank steak with asparagus but was given spinach which we ate anyway. All very good. Sous chef came out with the strawberry/brioche dessert with his complements. Perfect!
    Special Features:
    Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • CDuncsVIP
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    Precinct has potential, but seems to be working out the kinks. The service was slow and errors were made. However, they were very accomodating when we added numbers to our group. Errors were fixed quickly and the service was very friendly. I suspect that this will be an excellent spot in a few weeks or months.
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate