Alibi Bar and Lounge
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Sealed or wrapped utensils used
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Staff temperature check required
Good food, relaxed atmosphere
Wonderful place to meet friends,talk,drink,eat and catch up! Outstanding service!
Worst dining experience I’ve ever had in Boston. Awful food, semi rude staff, over priced.
The service was honestly atrocious, it took 30 minutes for each dish to come out and the waitress only stopped at our table when we sat and once to get our meal order (never asked if we wanted drink refills or how the food was). When we got our meals we asked for silverware as there was none at the table but no one brought it to the point where another table we were seated near gave us their extras. The food was also subpar (got the duck fat fries, bolognese, and arugula salad)-- definitely not worth it.
The food and drinks here are great. Very creative and varied choices. I loved the decor and layout as well. However, the service was terrible for a Saturday evening on the patio. I think our order was lost because we didn't receive any drinks for 45 minutes and they only brought out 2 of the dishes when we ordered 3. To compensate, they gave us a pizza on the house ... 1.5 hours later. Unsure if I would come back here.
Made a reservation for outside when I arrived they put my friends and I in a corner inside so far away from any action of the restaurant or ambiance. It was so sad we were excited to check this place out. We were clearly forgotten about and felt like we were eating in a dungeon by the location they sat us in when we clearly made a reservation for outside. They say when you get there that they technically don’t have outside reservations but they should make that more clear when people are driving all the way there and expecting that.
I honestly never go on an white a bad review but given the email came my way for a review, I felt it was appropriate. Host/Hostess was hard to locate. The server arrived right away but it was ALL DOWNHILL from there. We had to chase her down for silverware, plates, and water. My guest who I invited here was thoroughly disappointed and told me so.
Visit was Wednesday, 5/23/2018
First night was the best fish n chips I ever had. Cooked to perfection, great seasoning so I brought all the colleagues to enjoy. Unfortunately, they are not part of open table so no reservation even though I made it open table. But they fit us in. They cut down the menu on a Saturday night, just FYI. I wanted more Fish n chips, but Saturday nights flavor was gone and the fish was mushy, and fries bland and soggy. But we all still had a great time in a great environment. Festive place.
Only pizza and pasta were offered, which was okay since a salmon entree would have cost almost $40 (unnecessarily high). The waitress was nice, but extremely inattentive, especially considering it was not that crowded. I would not return.
My wife of two days had your establishment on her must see list....First off all of my reservation requests were met. Secondly, as a chef the tuna tar tar was the best I have ever had. The pairing of the ginger and wasabi are on par, but the dish was taken to a whole new level with the horseradish vinaigrette, and fresh cilantro. Well done Chef!!!! Third, and what I think most people go there for are the cocktails!!! The signature cocktails, just like the old time jail theme, are given re-birth with their amazing bar and serving staff!!! Katherine our server was amazing. Not only did she recommend a few other great stops on our Boston trip, she gave us a few inside tips to make our trip even better as well. We were well pleased on Our first stop of our honeymoon. Excellent job Alibi family.
I booked through website, and when asking for the OK to bring a cake, they didn't even answer me. I had to alert the staff that I was running late: I tried to call for an hour to the number displayed in the website/ contact phone, and nobody ever answered. I sent another mail, and of course nobody answer.
Bill payment: the bill was including a "mandatory" tip of more than 20%, but the receipt was askign for an additional tip.. What? the tip of the tip?
Food and cocktails were great. Service was awesome as well. I’d for sure go back
what is with the plastic plates? everything about this place was great, but plastic plates, really?? i would definitely go back...
Amazing! Great waitress and really good drinks. A little expensive but worth the experience!
Good, casual, fun place. I hadn't been to Alibi in years, but it was just as I remembered.
All the appetizers were just terrible ,
Reservation was not honored had to sit outside
Not impressed. Food was good but service was lackluster.
The patio makes this place, but it ends there. The food is expensive and mediocre. Cocktails are okay. Wine list is pretty good. Beer list is horrible. Service is atrocious.
The waitress we had was great and super helpful! We shared an app and a small pizza. The food was delicious but there is a very limited menu. We tried the calamari and the caprese style mozzarella app. Then we had a pizza and one of the specialty breads. It was all very delicious but we wished there were more choices for apps as the menu was perfect for sharing.
It was a great place for a group of girls to meet for drinks after work. The server was wonderful. A glass of wine broke, and she came over immediately to clean up the area and brought a new glass free of charge.
Trendy and cool place to get drinks, just don't go for the food if you are expecting anything great. Mediocre food and service is catered around drinks. Primarily this is a bar, not a restaurant
I've been to Alibi many times and greatly enjoyed it, but this experience was very disappointing. The waitress was annoying, our orders was mixed up and to eop it all, dispute the fact that we were four, our bill included 20% service.
Not nice, Alibi.
Having eaten lunch at the Alibi, we expected to find tables and chairs. Because it was a Saturday night we were seated at a tiny round table on low stools in a darkened room with pounding music. Not what we expected. The food was very good - small amount, and the waitstaff was attentive. We had a difficult time making ourselves heard and the tiny table barely accomodated our three small plates. Great for the young, not so great for us.
This nice little nook of a bar is quiet and comfortable but the service was horrible! No one greeted us when we arrived and the bartender made us feel like we were intruding on her Christmas shopping via her iPhone. The night was rescued by going across the lobby of the Liberty Hotel to Scampo where the bartender was very nice and made the best martinis I've had in awhile.
We were there on a quiet night. It is in the Liberty Hotel and on other nights it was 'hopping' and very energetic. On a
Sunday night, not so much-which was OK for us. The flatbread, Carpaccio, arugula salad, and shrimp and mango skewers were all delicious. The berry mojitos were great. Only negative was the gratuity added to the check-seemed unusual for it to be 'auto-added' to check on a very quiet night for a party of 2 who were staying in the hotel.
Any reservations made after work are limited to three hours. I totally get this and have no problem. However, the staff seems a bit anxious in making sure we knew we had a limited time slot. A full hour and half before the next reservation she takes off our reservation slip and replaces it with the next. She literally had to interrupt conversations to place the slip. Then, she began removing glasses regardless if we were still drinking from them or not. Alibi is a great place to lounge. So if I'm sipping on my drink, no I don't want my check-it means I'm enjoying it. If you seem ok interrupting every conversation-then don't slip pieces of paper on the table with your secret messages. Stop hovering and let us drink in peace.
The service at this bar is terrible. The hostess couldn't be bothered to even say hello to me when I came in. This is my third time there and the service was terrible every time. The cocktail waitresses looked annoy when you order. I keep hoping it would get better because it's a nice-looking bar with a nice ambiance. But three strikes, well, you get it. I won't be going back.
Reserved for dinner. It wasn't even lite bites and we were seated in an area without a table. They should not accept reservations for dinner. We went elsewhere.
I expected an unique atomosphere. But that was all.
French fries, pizza,.... All foods were lukewarm.
In addition, as soon as we had seats, they placed a next customers reservation sign on our table, which Looked to tell us to go out within the time limit.
Moreover, they forced us to pay 20% chip even if their service was ordinary!
(20% chip had already included in the bill before we paid)
I chose this bar for our wedding aniversary. But we were totally disappointed.
Everything was really good. Only minor knock would be the limited menu. However, they do a great job with what is on the menu and it is great option if you're looking for an energetic bar scene with some good eats.
Good: Alibi is my FAVORITE place in Boston. If you want to mix with the affluent, have divine drinks and munch on tasty delights, lounge at the Alibi.
The service was wonderful. A group of us went there and two of us had food sensitivities, which can be challenging, but they took care of us with excellence and good cheer! The staff were friendly and bent over backwards to make our experience delightful.
We went for a friend's birthday. The ambiance and service were great and the drinks were superb! The food was good. Just wish our table was bigger. Ideal place if you're just going for drinks.
We started off with drinks at Alibi, and then because there was 4 us, we ended up going over to Scampo (also in the Hotel), where there were larger tables to sit at. Alibi staff was fabulous, and it would be great for 2, but a bit on the small side for 4 to eat at the table the way they have it set up. Scampo was fantastic as well, great waitstaff.
I took a group of coworkers here after a very long week of meetings, representing Finland, Poland, Italy, Czech Republic, St. Louis, Atlanta and Philadelphia. What a great piece of local history to share with them. The cocktails and bar food (while pricey) were enjoyed by all.
Servce was great, drinks as well and the food was excellent.Had reservations, sat at a very comfortable area in a corner with high back seats. Our waitress was great, great skewars of lamb, beef and chick with great sauces, and a great salad topped off with grilled duck.....We did not want this big sit down dinner, so this really fit the bill. We would return. After we went up stairs to the lobby in the Liberty, we were delighted to just chill, sip a cocktail and listen to the live music from students attending Berkley....
The staff was so accommodating and the service was great. I love the atmosphere and will definitely be back.
Terrible option for 'dining' - we left. It is a bar, a nice bar, but over the top noise levels and very limited 'bar' menu. The staff was very nice, didn't try the food - we were looking for a place to sit, talk and eat - this didn't fit the bill.
Great atmosphere for after-dinner drinks (although somewhat pretentious), limited food menu, great cocktail list. Overall it was a great time
Alibi Bar and Lounge is rated 4.1 stars by 54 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.