Towne Stove and Spirits
Towne Stove and Spirits

Towne Stove and Spirits

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://towneboston.com/
  • Phone: 617-247-0400x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner:
    Sunday - Wednesday : 5:30pm - 10:00pm
    Thursday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 11:00pm

    Brunch:
    Saturday - Sunday 11:00am -3:00pm

    Bar Menu:
    Monday - Wednesday: 4:00pm- 11:00pm
    Thursday - Saturday: 4:00pm- 12:00am
    Sunday: 12:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American
  • Executive Chef: Mark Allen
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Towne Stove and Spirits is a warm,welcoming respite in Boston's bustling Back Bay.The eclectic menu consists of whole local seafood, wood-fired rotisserie, pizzas and updated variations on classic New England delicacies.



    The impressive Fifteen Thousands square foot restaurant has 453 seats spanning two floors, three dining rooms,three bars and a large patio.Towne is available for events from 20-500.
    whether it be an intimate dinner, or lunch in the back bay room, or a cocktail party for up to 500, the staff at Towne are here to exceed all expectations.
  • Private Party Contact: Terrilynn Haak 6173912489x

Getting there

  • Parking: Valet
A word from Towne Stove and Spirits
Towne Stove and Spirits is a warm, welcoming respite in Boston’s bustling Back Bay. It’s a place where all are welcome and the savory scents from our wood-fired rotisserie mix with the hearty sounds of laughter and good conversation. A place where people relax and enjoy unexpected culinary surprises.

It’s a place for special celebrations, power lunches and private parties. A place where our valets take as good care of your car as our servers do of you. It’s a place where life is good. Whether you live in the neighborhood or are visiting the city, our towne is your towne.

Conveniently located adjacent to the Hynes Convention Center, towne is open daily for dinner and weekend brunch.
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Towne Stove and Spirits reviews from OpenTable diners
75 reviews since May 26, 2014
Overall Rating3.9
  • Food3.9
    Service4
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
81% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (29)vibrant bar scene (28)good for groups (28)special occasion (24)romantic (21)hot spot (14)great for brunch (11)notable wine list (7)neighborhood gem (6)great for lunch (6)great for outdoor dining (5)scenic view (4)late-night find (2)kid-friendly (1)Show More
  • Mother's Day disappointment
    grazerVIP
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    This was my second visit to this restaurant and probably my last. Service was inconsistent. We had reservations but had to wait longer for a table than expected. The hostess was very pleasant, but our waitress seemed a bit spacey, almost as if she didn't want to work that day. The food was ok, but my daughter's pancakes were not cooked completely. She had eaten one of three before discovering this. When she sent them back, guess what came back? Yep two pancakes! - which was fine but really?
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • kfbooks
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Good food and good service. We went for Mother's Day during brunch and enjoyed all of our dishes.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A standby
    Ecnlden
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    I have been to Towne several times and the food is good with a fun atmosphere! Very convenient when it is raining or you are visiting in Copley square. The ability to walk through all the malls to the other end of the Pru and just run outside for a moment in the rain, is always a plus! Highly recommend it
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Towne
    Pooroldmama
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    Great job for my daughter's 16th--made it very special.
    Special Features:
    romantic, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good find in tourist spot!
    Chardonnay
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    Our party of 4 enjoyed our experience at Towne Stove and Spirits. We had dinner on a lively Friday night at 8 PM and were pleased that, although we were 15 minutes early for our reservation, we were seated right away. Our server was excellent. The menu, although pricey, offered small plates and pizza as well as more expensive entrees. 2 of us had pizza and 2 had entrees ( a haddock special and the salmon from the menu), as well as accompanying salads, sides & great oysters. All felt that their selections were tasty and well prepared. We had chosen this restaurant because of its location and a friend's recommendation, as we were only visiting Boston for one night, and we were completely satisfied with our choice.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • But for the noise level...
    Anonymous
    Dined on 5/7/2014
    Selected Towne for a 4-person get together on a Monday night for location, and had seen some good reviews of it. The restaurant is quite large, and the noise level - even though it wasn't full - was virtually unbearable. We were practically yelling at each other to talk. "Energetic" does not describe how hard it is to hear at the table. It was really unfortunate: the food was very good. Chicken was excellent, and portion enough for 2. Service was very attentive, and friendly, and not overbearing. I'd go back, but only if I was not planning on meeting at 7pm/prime time.
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  • Not the atmosphere I had expected
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    I had heard very good things about Towne Stove and Spirits from friends and checked out the menu online prior to visiting. My companion's meal, a chicken dish, was very good; mine.... I'm not so sure. I ordered the osso bucco and it was fattier than I anticipated. Otherwise it was really flavorful. We split a strawberry rhubarb tart which was quite good. I hadn't expected the restaurant to be so noisy. I don't mind a lively atmosphere, but when you have to strain to hear your dinner companion... well, I hadn't expected that type of setting. If I do recommend the restaurant to anyone I would make sure that's the type of atmosphere they're looking for.
    Special Features:
    Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great dinner!
    Emily
    Dined on 5/1/2014
    We had a large party of 8...they accommodated us with special appetizer requests from the bar menu and even moved the curtain over so we could see the Bruins game!
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, special occasion, Hot Spot, Notable Wine List
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Bruch Spot
    CocoCheri
    Dined on 4/27/2014
    Food and service were great at Towne. Staff is top level as well. We are looking forward to going there again very soon. Maybe for dinner next time!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • DinerDave
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    Excellent friendly service with good timing on food delivery. A very good Pick in an area that has quie a few excellent restaurants. It was very busy but could easily carry on a conversation with group of 5. Excellent menu selections. Try this restaurant, you won't be disappointed.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • DTF51
    Dined on 4/22/2014
    Have enjoyed this restaurant before, but most often at the bar. Brought family to eat before Red Sox game - service and food was slow to arrive. Food was good, but there were not a lot of diners and there was no speed in bringing us our orders.
    Special Features:
    Great for Lunch, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Anniversary Dinner
    foodieatheart
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    Overall, the experience was great. The food was amazing. The Sangria was fabulous. When the restaurant found out it was our anniversary, they gave us complimentary cotton candy. However, I had requested to sit with a view of the open kitchen. This request was ignored. I later found out that the upstairs seating was closed, but I would have been happier if this had been explained upon arrival. Also, the server was not well educated on the restaurant's drinks. My husband ordered a gin fizz. Although the drink he received was good, it was not a traditional gin fizz. The server openly admitted that the bar tender had never heard of the drink and had to look it up. I ordered ice wine after dinner, which the server was unaware they carried.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Sunday Brunch
    Baloo
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    The Sunday brunch was a decent spread. The food was done well.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Hot Spot
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    We had a great dinner at Towne, it was a great place to "catchup" with friends- were never rushed, drinks were good- food was very yummy- and it really is such a nice space- a little noisy, it was a great time had by all!
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good food, slow service.
    BostonFoodie
    Dined on 4/16/2014
    Food was great, service was really slow. We waited over 20 min after sitting down for the waitress to come to the table. Next time we will sit at the bar.
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • New in Town - TOWNE
    PrimaDonnaVIP
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    This new restaurant on Boylston Street is hip, elegant with a vibe. We're an "older couple" and though most of the patrons were 20-30 somethings we enjoyed the energy of the place. Food was terrific, service was friendly. But you have to enjoy LOUD - by 9 p.m. it was hard to hear the person across the table. Definitely would return, though I imagine in the summer it will be very crowde.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not Appealing
    OARM
    Dined on 4/4/2014
    Very large restaurant. Menu looked interesting but when food came out it wasn't...Kale salad had way too much vinegar and maki rolls bland. Waiting 30-45 minutes after appetizers for main course and were starting. Not sure what happened in the kitchen but the table next to us ordered at the same time and waited about the same amount of time as us. Once our food came out it was well prepared, whole sea bass but still didn't make up for bland appetizers and the bad timing of the food. Won't go back again.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Our Visit
    RobS
    Dined on 4/3/2014
    I had a business dinner there which in hind site was a bad judgement as the service, while very attentive, was a distraction to our conversations. It it was a pure social event, this would have been fantastic.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • In the heart of Boston by
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 4/2/2014
    In the heart of Boston by the Prudential Center Restaurantier,Lydia Shire, has created a fabulous eatery at Towne. With executive chef Mark Alan at the realm the palate is never disappointed. For an appetizer try the Maki roll. Absolutely delicious and a good item to share for two. The monkfish with the fingerling potatoes and carrots melted in your mouth. The salmon nestled on top of a bed of spinach was equally superb. Both entrees were cooked to perfection. The food keeps getting better and better.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • New menu isnt great
    IsabellaVIP
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    I used to love Towne for brunch - they had an awesome menu with good portions etc. This weekend I went with some friends in town from NY and told them how great it was, however they rolled out a new menu on this Saturday apparently. The food took a really long time to come out. The server kept repeating "they rolled out a new menu today." The portion sizes weren't great and the new menu choices weren't either. Such a bummer I really used to love this place for brunch!
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  • Excellent
    Great
    Dined on 3/28/2014
    I went here with my girlfriend during restaurant week and we both really enjoyed it! They have a pretty large selection of wines along with some specialty cocktails and other spirits. We were seated upstairs and it was lovely! It was a little more quiet than the downstairs dining area and not as dark. We both loved our waiter and the meal as a whole and will definitely go back here!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, special occasion, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food was good, but service
    Jamie
    Dined on 3/28/2014
    Food was good, but service was extremely slow. Took an hour and a half for a business lunch with soups and sandwiches.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not Bad!
    Edie77
    Dined on 3/27/2014
    We went to Towne for Restaurant Week to try it out. The meal was good - not great. It's location is very handy for conventioneers at the Hynes but it is a little pricey ($16 for a Manhattan).
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, scenic view, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great brunch place
    Ssss
    Dined on 3/23/2014
    We had booked for a Sunday lunch. Getting there we found it was only a brunch menu. The food was great and service was very good.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent, though slightly let down
    Apheks
    Dined on 3/23/2014
    I reserved a table this past Sunday for the Dine Out Boston lunch special at Towne Stove. The only problem is, Towne only serves brunch and a few sandwiches on Sundays. Nowhere on the Dine Out website did it say we could not, in fact, have lunch on Sundays. Aside from that, the burger is great, the Bloody Mary decent, and it was fun watching the Anime Boston attendees.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious pizza
    wsoup
    Dined on 3/21/2014
    The margherita pizza is DELICIOUS. The entrance is confusing. I think you have to walk through the bar to get to the restaurant.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Horrible Service with an Attitude
    LittlesVIP
    Dined on 3/21/2014
    Four of us went for Restaurant Week Lunch. After a wait to be seated, we were given wrong menus to order. Service very very slow. Food was good but again service was terrible. Overcharged on the bill which was corrected. Will not return or recommend Towne.
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  • Lackluster Restaurant Week
    BostonFrenchie
    Dined on 3/20/2014
    I'd been to Towne before, and loved the bar menu for a quick bite. The dinner offered up for Restaurant Week though, was disappointing. I had the Wonton Soup, which had broth like liquid salt, and the texture of the wontons was too chewy. The sole I had for the main course was much better, but nothing exciting. For dessert, coconut, almond, and sorbet, which was quite good. The highlight of my dinner was actually the cocktail I ordered. I can't remember the exact name, but it was gin and thyme, with a name like "Just in Thyme" or "Out of Thyme." It's a nice place to have dinner with a friend, but there's nothing special here in terms of food.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Enjoyed by all
    Ladybug
    Dined on 3/20/2014
    What a treat for six friends to met for lunch at Towne Stove and Spirits. None of us had ever eaten here before even though most of us live or work in the Fenway area. The service provided by the staff was courteous and attentive without hovering. Our wait person was just wonderful. We all agree this is a restaurant worth coming back to.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Meh.
    jumbo11VIP
    Dined on 3/16/2014
    Went for the first day of Dine Out Boston (Restaurant Week) for lunch. Waitress had no idea what we were talking about and said it started the next day. We were looking forward to the prix fixe lunch menu and had to settle for standard brunch. And the waitress messed up a simple meal elimination. Probably won't go back.
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  • hits on all marks
    mjbostonVIP
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    five stars in all categories and recommended for everything on the open table list - what more can you ask for?
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, notable wine list, kid-friendly, romantic, scenic view, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice evening!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    Towne is consistently good and some dishes are even great (like the lobster popovers). The dining space is comfortable - and the view into the kitchen shows a ship-shape operation. Portions are pretty huge so be careful. Everything was tasty - our only disappointment was the shrimp cocktail which was soggy, frozen (to be fair it's not the season.) The Wellfleet oysters were great and the lobster popovers were good enough to write home about. The service is what makes this place - our waiters (yes plural, we had a waiting team) were ON IT. They were right there when needed without hovering. We were just two people, but I imagine they do a great job with a bigger table and we will be back with friends.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great dining
    FrankW
    Dined on 3/7/2014
    Towne is really a special place that has everything important. Great food, variety, very friendly staff. The food selection is enough to make anyone happy.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, romantic, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • It was a little more pricey
    snail
    Dined on 3/5/2014
    It was a little more pricey then I was anticipating but the food was very good and it was a very enjoyable evening overall.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, romantic, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • My friend and I had lunch
    Dap22
    Dined on 3/4/2014
    My friend and I had lunch there when there was a conference going on at the Hynnes. The dining area is great, tables are well-spaced. The food was very good, I liked the salmon. The service was good, not hovering over you but not rushing you, either.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, hot spot, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Overrated and overpriced
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 3/1/2014
    I have eaten here a few times and while it has a nice atmosphere - I don't think the food is great and the staff has consistently been basically unhelpful. It is almost like that want it to seem like it is super hard to get a reservation there (and it isn't). When we finished our dinner we ordered more wine and the waiter said he would have to check to see if he could get that for us because they needed the table (WHAT?)
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Brunch was ok, nothing to
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 3/1/2014
    Brunch was ok, nothing to write home about. Location is great and it was easy to get a table.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good spot
    Foodman
    Dined on 2/27/2014
    We enjoyed dinner and overall the food and service was done very well. We would go back.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, late-night find
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hynes - service, quality, location
    GaRhody
    Dined on 2/27/2014
    Service was wonderful. 11 for lunch and all went very well. Food served hot and all of us were served at the same time. No waiting for the odd man out. Menu has variety enough to take a client for a burger and fries or a five course meal. Worth the visit.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always solid
    macappa
    Dined on 2/25/2014
    Had another great experience at Towne. Will be back for sure, always a solid meal, with great service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic