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28 Degrees

3.8
3.8
495 Reviews
$30 and under
American

28 Degrees is a blend of extraordinary food, superb cocktails, soul stirring music and innovative design in the ultimate lounge setting. The menu is meant to compliment the social setting of the space.

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3.8
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  • 3.8Service
  • 4.0Ambience

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  1. BF

    BostonFoodie

    New England

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 8, 2013

    overall3food2service2ambience3

    Good drinks but beware that during the week they only offer a limited menu with appetizer type food only. This wasn't mentioned anywhere on their website, so we left after having a drink at the bar. Great oyster deal during happy hour. Outside patio seems like a good spot to have drinks with friends.

  2. C

    Citronomix

    New England

    31 reviews

    3.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2013

    overall3food4service3ambience3

    Came with a group at 7p. First thing is that even though the restaurant was not busy, still very much had the club vibe going on - it was dimly lit and alternative pop (e.g., Phoenix) was playing. Given we arrived before this joint goes into lounge mode, seating md service were efficient. 28 Degrees has a variety of tapas, pizzas and handful if entrees. Everyone enjoyed their dishes, and the pizzas were terrific. Maybe the bests pizza crust I've had in the States. And when we were informed that the bottle of wine we ordered was not available, the manager brought over two recommendations to taste. While not an establishment I'd visit regularly, worth a try for a date or group on the early side before the lounge scene gets into full effect.

  3. J

    Jake

    New England

    33 reviews

    4.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2013

    overall4food4service5ambience3

    28 degrees is true to its name. They really know the perfect way to craft a martini and everything else for that matter whether it is a martini, a refreshing frost bellini, a sparking wine or a creative cocktail. Menu is somewhat limited but the offerings are perfectly prepared.

  4. LM

    LiveMusicLover

    New England

    7 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2013

    overall1food1service3ambience2

    Make a reservation for a group birthday dinner here, and nowhere on their website did they indicate that during the week, entrees are NOT available. It's essentially a bar menu with tacos & tapas. No pasta, steak, etc. Our birthday girl was very upset that her entree of choice was not offered, and I was livid. We had oysters and drinks - only because our server was kind and understanding - and then we left and walked to a steakhouse two blocks away. What an idiotic thing for a restaurant to do and not ever mention on their website menu. Luckily the restaurant we ended up ordering our full apps/dinner/desserts from completely saved the evening, but if it were only up to this restaurant we would have had disaster of a "dinner."

  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 18, 2013

    overall2food3service4ambience4

    After a great suggestion from a friend and looking at the menu online, we discovered that one we got to the restaurant, only half of the items were on the menu. Apparently they have just changed to a mid-week menu with only a limited number of items. I hope that they make the change on the website. The food that we did have was very good.

  6. I

    Iheartfood

    New England

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 10, 2013

    overall4food5service3ambience4

    Went to 28 Degrees because I saw the 3 course dinner for 2 with cocktail pairings on Gilt City. We started off with two frozen Bellini's which were AMAZING! The food was delicious and the portions were alot bigger than expected. The restaurant was very quiet and empty when we arrived. Only a few guests at the bar but I guess that can be expected on a rainy Wednesday evening. Our server was very nice and for the most part attentive. I definitely plan to visit this south end restaurant again!

  7. J

    Jtable01pr

    zDO NOT USE

    63 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    63 reviews

    Dined on July 6, 2013

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    28 Degrees is on a nice corner which makes for pleasurable outdoor dining. While the menu is not extensive it offers items to satisfy everyone from light bites to hearty meals and has something for everyone. Each plate we ordered was delicious and carefully prepared. The bartenders were professional and the drinks were original, excellently crafted and delicious! I will recommend and will return!

  8. D

    Danny

    New England

    38 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2013

    overall3food3service4ambience5

    Went there out of the blue just finding somewhere to go on Open Table and I went with a part of 3. It was 7:00 pm on a Saturday night and the place was somewhat dead, not many people there. They had good music playing but it wasn't as vibrant as I thought it would be, as it got later more people came in so I assume it's only better at night. The atmosphere is nice as well with the sheets hanging from the ceiling and they have a projection of an ocean shore onto it. The food was OK but it definitely was not worth the money that they charge for it. I think it was extremely expensive for food that was mediocre at best. I would only go here again if it was a special occasion and not somewhere you just want to hang out with your friends.

  9. r

    redwine

    New England

    34 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2013

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    The menu was not extensive, but everything came out perfectly cooked (or not), tasty and well presented.

  10. j

    jimrothgeb

    New England

    13 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on May 17, 2013

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    The Elderflower Aviator was an awesome cocktail!

  11. LT

    LisaT

    New England

    8 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 17, 2013

    overall2food2service2ambience3

    The decor was nice. The service was slow, food was cold. The music was good but loud, if you want to talk you had to yell to be heard.

  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2013

    overall1food4service4ambience1

    Really disappointed that restaurant management allowed another party, a wedding I think, smoke cigarettes which drifted throughout they were more interested in not offending this large group than the other customers. I found that incredibly offensive, thinking of complaining to City of Boston health department , feel sorry for their staff who had to inhale. will not return.

  13. TU

    TheUmp

    New England

    16 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on April 21, 2013

    overall2food3service1ambience2

    Food was good but that is the only good thing I can say. They accepted our reservation and then we arrive (with the place empty) they tell us that they are having a big party later and only have 1 order of Gnochi left. Waited over 1 hour for our food. Waitress could not even run our credit card through without help and this took almost 15 minutes.

  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2013

    overall4food5service5ambience3

    We ordered a number of small plates and one large plate and everything was perfectly prepared and beautifully presented. The calamari appetizer was exceptional and the crab salad which was served in a martini glass was unusual but really excellent. Our server was very friendly and did a great job. The restaurant itself is very modern but the music was definitely on the loud side.

  15. L

    Lolabean

    New England

    27 reviews

    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2013

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Everyone in my 4-person party enjoyed their meals. I had the ricotta gnocchi, which were really light and delicious; several people enjoyed the roasted beet salad; I had a taste of the boneless spareribs, which were superb, and the scallops looked great. Two great desserts: a mango pudding - light and delicious; and a brownie a la mode to satisfy any chocoholic topped off the meal. There was an excellent selection of wines by the glass, and our very friendly and sincere waiter provided tastes to help with making a selection. It was pretty noisy, the only drawback, even though we were there early and there was only one other group in the restaurant. The music got turned up as the evening wore on.

  16. l

    luv2dine

    New England

    13 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2013

    overall3food3service3ambience3

    We have dined at 28 Degrees before and didn't remember it being so incredibly noisy. It was very hard to carry on a conversation, even after the staff turned down the soundtrack. We also didn't recall the menu being so limited. We somehow thought the small plates offerings were greater, but really couldn't make a meal of them. We know this is an evening hotspot, but really feel that in the early hours when dinner is being served the experience could be enhanced with some small adjustments.

  17. MW

    MetroWesterner

    New England

    144 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    144 reviews

    Dined on March 28, 2013

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    The quinoa was very docent from what we expected, but quite good. We both enjoyed our entrees. Good meal, worth going back.

  18. EH

    ElHM

    New England

    15 reviews

    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2013

    overall4food3service4ambience4

    I've been here twice, both times were great. Their truffle parmesan fries are excellent. The DJ at night was really good and the service was great as well. Overall a fun place to go.

  19. KD

    KDV18

    New England

    10 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2013

    overall4food5service4ambience3

    Food was delicious. Definitely a lively & loud atmosphere with music playing., etc. so just don't book for a quiet intimate gathering. Fun- we sat in the bar area so back rooms might be quieter. Lots of large groups on the Saturday night we were there added to the lovely atmosphere. It was fun for our small gathering. Food was great - plates to share were nice.

  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    9 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on March 9, 2013

    overall4food3service3ambience4

    Slight problem with service, we arrived 30 minutes before our reservation to have a cocktail, we were approached after 10 minutes telling us our table was ready when we are. We informed them we would wait a few minutes as we were well before our time, after another 10 minutes we were approached again with the same request. We waited for a few more minutes, when we were ready, 5 minutes before our reservation time, the table was not and we had to stand around for 10 minutes while they moved tables and moved other reservations around. Odd, it was obviously a very special table that went missing or something like that! Other than that it was a great night, the place has a great vide to it

  21. MB

    MartaB

    New England

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 9, 2013

    overall3food3service2ambience4

    My husband and i love the atmosphere. The drink menu is awesome, and the food is good too, but the service is sometimes disappointing.

  22. X

    Xavier

    New York Area

    81 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    81 reviews

    Dined on March 2, 2013

    overall3food2service4ambience4

    Went here a week ago for a quick get together with friends and though the pizza was unremarkable [loaded with cheese, thick crust, and hard to find meat] the overall experience with our waitress made all the difference...not to mention that the cocktails were great. Totally worth going with a lively group, though the acoustics are not the greatest: very loud.

  23. i

    itsgregdu

    New England

    44 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    44 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2013

    overall3food3service3ambience4

    Seems to be losing it's luster? Everything was fine, food was good, not great. There just seemed to be a feeling of "old news" here. Bartender staff were unfriendly, which is not our experience.

  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2013

    overall1food2service1ambience3

    Our 8:30 reservation wasn't honored until 9pm. We received no apologies, and were treated like we were the problem for asking when we would be seated at 8:45 and then again at 9. The oysters were presented poorly: sliced oddly (multiple cuts) and parts still stuck on the shell. The french fries were from a freezer bag, but dressed up nicely to try to and make up for it. Their Prosecco was cheap. Their wait staff were fine, but lacking at times. The front door staff were pretty much rude. I wouldn't recommend this restaurant to anyone with any discernable taste. The music was down right terrible.

  25. G

    Greatescaper

    New England

    21 reviews

    4.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2013

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Went for a girls night out, had a booth in the bar. Hip scene dj was playing. Food was great, gnocchi was to die for! We also had fish/steak tacos, truffle fries, pizza.(Mushroom pizza was good, the fig/pancetta pizza was not so popular w/the group too much pancetta. Drinks were awesome!

  26. JL

    JohnL

    New England

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2013

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This was our first time at 28 Degrees. We started with a couple of specialty martinis which were tasty and unique. We then had the calamari appetizer which was fried, then tossed with arugula and lemon aioli (Outstanding!) For entrees, one of us had the scallops and the other, the steak. Both were cooked to perfection! We will definitely come back! Next time, we'll have to try the fig pizza!

  27. BT

    BruceT

    New England

    17 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on January 25, 2013

    overall4food3service4ambience3

    We had a group of 6 and just had small plates which are very good. Service was attentive and friendly.

  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 19, 2013

    overall5food5service5ambience3

    We went early on a Saturday night - 6:00 pm - before the bar scene really started, two adults and two 17-year old girls. It was awesome food - best fries ever, deliciously spicy pizza, and great beet salad. I don't think we could have taken the girls there later in the night (we left at 7:00 pm), but it was great for the timing.

  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2013

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Food was amazing. Service was great. Really love this place!

  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 11, 2013

    overall2food3service1ambience3

    I had the four course wine pairing dinner. Our waitress was very unprofessional-- was not attentive and did not care for our questions. She was slow in service, which resulted in our entree being cold. While bringing out food she dropped the platter, which resulted in broken wine glasses and wine and food was spilled all over the table and floor-- she did not apologize, nor did a manager come over to apologize. In addition to the poor service, I drove and waited in front of the restaurant twice for valet parking and on both occasions no valet attendant, so I was forced to look on off street parking, which is a pain in that area, because it is all residential parking after 6PM. All in all, I did not have a memorable experience at 28.

  31. L

    Liberty

    New England

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on January 4, 2013

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great Service, Music, Food and Drinks

  32. XT

    XTinaDinesOut

    New England

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 4, 2013

    overall4food5service3ambience4

    Great apps to share with a large table of friends. Food was served quickly and the trendy ambiance was suited for my style.

  33. MN

    MyNameIsBarry

    New England

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2012

    overall4food3service4ambience5

    Went there for New Year's Eve. Food was definitely good, especially the pancetta pizza, but nothing too extraordinary. Loved the ambience and the crowd had a good energy. We were part of a group seating arrangement (think Benihana) that was strange but worked well for the occasion. Server was friendly and responded to us reasonably well. Will definitely come back as this is a relaxed but stylish hang out in the South End that doesn't take itself too seriously.

  34. M

    Momo

    New England

    38 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on December 22, 2012

    overall1food2service1ambience1

    We had heard good things about 28° when it first opened, and went there with our adult son, home for the holidays. Giant mistake! first of all, on a night when it was very hard to get reservations, they were wide open. This should have been a clue. We went at 7:30 or so and the restaurant was completely empty. the Christmas decorations were so tacky, it would have been better to do without. The sound level of the holiday mix tape was so bad we could hardly hear ourselves speak; also, it was made up mostly of Mariah Carey singing "do you hear what i hear?". And this all before we got any attention at all. We finally got drinks, which I expected to be very good, given the name of the restaurant. Unfortunately they were pedestrian, As was the

  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 13, 2012

    overall4food3service4ambience4

    While the food was good, and not too expensive, this was clearly a post-work drinks or night out lounge. Short menu that seemed to be more focused on appetizers than the entrees. Drinks were very good though and the atmosphere was fun.

  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 1, 2012

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    This place is fabulous! Food is great, and service is even better.Rosemary

  37. D

    David

    New England

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on November 30, 2012

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great Cocktail Menu!!!!!!!!!!!!

  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2012

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Could eat the parmesan truffle fries all day every day. $1 oysters at the bar and awesome small plates of food where everyone can sample a bit of everything!

  39. WT

    WorldTraveler

    New England

    14 reviews

    3.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on November 15, 2012

    overall3food4service2ambience3

    Delicious 'small plates'. Would recommend the burrata, brussel sprouts, and steak tacos. While we had a bit of privacy from the cocktail scene up front, we felt forgotten by our waitress at times.

  40. DG

    DanielG

    Dallas

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 9, 2012

    overall1food1service1ambience3

    A terrible experience. We were redeeming our Gilt City voucher, and wish we had never bought it in the first place. Glacial service. Below average food. Drinks and ambiance were fine.

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