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About Barlow's Restaurant

Tastefully inspired, Barlow’s Restaurant was created out of a desire to bring a new and exciting neighborhood dining concept to South Boston. Straight-forward dining and service experience, our guests’ comfort is our absolute priority. Our menu features a unique mix of American dishes, both classic and contemporary, and an intriguing wine, craft beer and cocktail list. We are devoted to reinventing familiar comfort foods and a cozy sophistication. Barlow’s offers our guests an unforgettable experience in an energetic atmosphere perfect for special occasions, business affairs, a night on the town or your simple neighborhood haunt.

241 A St
Boston, MA 02210
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
American, Contemporary American

Hours of Operation:
BRUNCH: Saturday and Sunday: 10 am - 3 pm

LUNCH:Monday - Friday: 11am - 3pm

DINNER: Sunday - Wednesday: 3pm-10 pm
Thursday- Saturday: 3pm-11pm

Cross Street:
241 A Street

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(617) 338-2072

Website:
http://barlowsrestaurant.com/

Entertainment:
Live Music
Thursday-Acoustic Music
Friday-Acoustic Music
Saturday-The Alan James Band

Catering:
Barlow's is a great host for your birthdays, holiday events, baby showers, bridal showers and more! Call today

Parking Details:
Barlow's Validates the Binford Street Parking Lot after 4:00pm Monday-Friday and all day Saturday and Sundays

Public Transit:
Broadway Station on the Red Line
or
South Station

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Outdoor dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access

Barlow's Restaurant Ratings and Reviews

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3.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

3.8

service

4.1

ambience

3.8

value

3.4

Noise

Moderate

67% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (3)
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Good for Anniversaries (1)
Authentic (1)
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Great for Brunch (1)
Business Meals (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Comfort Food (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Great Beer (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
Neighborhood Gem (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
Cozy (1)
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 19, 2017

This was the worst dinner and drinks I've gotten in a long time. Bad service, took ages to help us and never came back to check on the food...left us to eat a steak with a butter knife. Our drinks tasted terrible, only go for beer or wine which they probably won't be able to mess up. Food was gross. I would NEVER go back here again. It's a real shame because it's a good location and a cool looking place inside. If they just hire some good bartenders and staff that have their act together that would be a great start. A new chef who uses higher quality foods would be good too. Good luck Barlow's, if you don't make some changes you will be out of business before you know it.

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·Dined on November 4, 2017

Staff was wonderful. Lobster roll was bad. One bite and I was like...put it down now! Lobster shouldn't be sweet. Manager handled it well. Comped the meal, offered us complimentary drinks. 26.00 for the scant amount of lobster was bad enough, come on, we live in New England, it's a bit of a gouge. Also, basement where bathrooms are smelled like a sewer.

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 (New England)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Our waitress was great. My dinner reservations was for me and a friend to catch up and we did not feel rushed. The food was delicious! This restaurant is my hidden jewel.

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 (New England)·Dined on October 2, 2017

Went to Barlow’s for a family gathering, reserved a table for 8. Food and service both top notch. Bar was great, drinks delicious, and the Big Papi pretzel worth waiting for! All diners at our table were impressed and satisfied. It was the day Tom Petty died and Barlow’s played TP songs all night. Loved that.

Tags: Authentic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Business Meals
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 18, 2017

This was my second time dining here. On the first occasion we had some of the worst service I've ever received and I got double charged on my credit card. I was kindly issued a $30 dining gift card and returned to try again. The second time was subpar as well, as the oysters were not very good and tasted far from fresh, and the overall meal service and lack of a welcoming pleasant dining atmosphere persisted. 0-2.

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 (New England)·Dined on September 3, 2017

Had the brunch there on Labor Day weekend and it was very good. Drinks were great, service was on point. Definite recommend, will return. Try the 'make your own omelette' with one of their iced coffee alcohol drinks.

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 (New England)·Dined on September 3, 2017

We has a great brunch. Service and food was awesome. Will totally recommend.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for a Date, Great for Brunch, Disabled Access, Good for Anniversaries, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy
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·Dined on August 11, 2017

nothing fancy, but good overall American food

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·Dined on July 30, 2017

Tried Barlow's for Sunday brunch and wouldn't repeat. Unfriendly wait staff who seemed to not want to be there. It wasn't busy yet our food took way to long to arrive. I ordered the Korean BBQ beef pizza because I thought it sounded unique. It was uniquely bad. Soupy vegetables and tough chunks of beefed poured on top of a pizza crust. Cold. Yuk.

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 (New England)·Dined on July 11, 2017

Tasty food, great server, and both less hectic and less expensive than most places in the Seaport area!

Tags: Comfort Food
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 (New England)·Dined on July 3, 2017

Isabelle from Ireland was a delightful server. I thoroughly enjoyed my experience.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Casual
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on July 2, 2017

Great Sunday brunch the oatmeal blueberry pancakes are great with two eggs on the side and fantastic home fries

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 (New England)·Dined on June 25, 2017

This spot is perfect if you are catching a flight out of Logan and want a bite on your way. It is about 15 minutes to Logan, yet located in a great Seaport neighborhood area. Really convenient.

We sat outside and the patio was beautiful, overlooking a small park, away from traffic. So very relaxing. High top tables with umbrellas allowed my husband shade and me sun. Our server was outstanding, fast with drinks, helpful with food ideas, very attentive.

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 (New England)·Dined on June 19, 2017

Classic pub atmosphere with some outdoor patio seating. Food was good but a bit overpriced. Service was very slow even though it was a quiet night.

Tags: Bar Seating
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 (New England)·Dined on June 17, 2017

We had dinner at Barlow's in the Seaport district recently. There was good parking access nearby, which is always a plus in Boston. The restaurant was clean, and the wait staff very pleasant, helpful, and attentive. Drinks were well made, the wine list was reasonable, and the beer list also quite extensive with good choices. The menu is updated, and the quality of the food very good. They were quite accommodating as we had two young children with special dietary needs. Although we do not go to that area often, I feel it is a good choice for about anyone and I would definitely recommend it.

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 (New England)·Dined on May 18, 2017

Food is always good and our waitress was super busy and did a great job keeping up with her tables

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 (New England)·Dined on May 12, 2017

Food choices are good there's always a new menu option that I'm interested in trying!

Tags: Cozy, Live Music, Tasting Menu
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 (New England)·Dined on May 7, 2017

The best part of Barlow's this past Sunday was the food. There were four of us and we all enjoyed our meals. That being said, there were 2 things that were very off putting about Barlow's this past Sunday. The first was the hostess. She was talking to another staff member when we came in. That's fine, not a problem. But please stop when customers reach the hostess stand. Again, could have gotten past that. But when you do finish your conversation, please greet your customers and perhaps welcome them in. Do not stand there having a staring contest. When she did deign to seat us, she brought us to a regular table, even though I had requested a high-top through open table. When I told her I requested a high-top, she said, Oh, yeah, and trudged us over to one. First impressions matter when there are soooo many dining options in the city.

Second service faux pas, when I ordered a bloody mary, the waiter said, is Tito's ok? Yup, Tito's is fine. He neglected to say that the $9.00 bloody mary did not come with Tito's, that there was a $4.00 up charge for Tito's. As 3 of us ordered 6 bloody mary's over the course of brunch, this was a significant cost increase. Yay, you waiter! You got us! But, at what overall cost? Not really into being flim flammed at brunch. Probably won't recommend or be back. Which is too bad, as the food was really good and we've enjoyed ourselves every single other time we've been here. Which is really the point. We've eaten here and brought different people with us many times. While I'm sure we won't be putting Barlow's out of business going elsewhere, I will be telling many other people my experience. It's hospitality, not flim flam I'm looking for. Train your staff or I won't be the only person writing you off my list.

Tags: Sunday Lunch
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on May 6, 2017

Consistent with prior good experience here.
Service is quick but not hasty, food always hot, well presented and tasty. Beers good & cold. No complaints; still a fav option when
in SoWA!!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Late-night Find
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 (New England)·Dined on May 5, 2017

The service was extremely slow which was shocking being that the place was practically empty. The food was decent but not worth the price. The drinks were extremely weak.

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 (New England)·Dined on April 26, 2017

The meal was excellent, served quickly and prepared to order. Cassie, our server, was personable and fun and took great care of us. We all agree we would go back!

Tags: Fun, Business Meals, Quick Bite, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Good Vegetarian Options, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays
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 (New England)·Dined on April 16, 2017

It was our first time here and we really enjoyed the food. We had brunch and it was delicious! Nice atmosphere in converted old brick building. Good service! Will definitely try it again!

Tags: Good for a Date, Great for Brunch, Sunday Lunch, Casual
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 (New England)·Dined on April 14, 2017

Went for dinner. nice bar scene, loved the live music +good food

Tags: Late-night Find, Good for Birthdays, Great Beer, Live Music, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fun, Casual, Happy Hour, Bar Seating
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 (New England)·Dined on March 11, 2017

My friends and I met up for dinner after attending Pax East. The food wad good and the staff was very accommodating to putting our tables next to each other.

They even accommodated my kids by making a regular cheese pizza.

When planning our next trip to Boston, I plan on coming back to Barlow's to try some other their other menu items.

Tags: Fun, Cozy
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 (New England)·Dined on March 11, 2017

Great food, reasonably priced. Would definitely recommend.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 10, 2017

Service extremely slow, 45 mins for apps. Food was cold. Manager tried to compensate by reducing the bill but overall it was a bad experience

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 (New England)·Dined on March 7, 2017

Came after the lunch rush, prompt and attentful service, very good for a quick lunch

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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 5, 2017

Had a wonderful time at Barlow's for brunch this past Sunday. The bloody Mary bar and great service were definitely the highlights. I brought a group of 9 out-of-towners here and they loved the experience. Highly recommended!

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on March 5, 2017

Old Ye faithful. Good food. Not super crowded.

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 (New England)·Dined on March 4, 2017

Great atmosphere...casual and fun. Food was great. Upgraded pub style food. There was live music too. Satisfied a group of parents and teens.

Tags: Great Beer, Bar Seating
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 (New England)·Dined on March 4, 2017

The service was slow and the waitress a bit inattentive, but the food was okay. There was a good band, but it was so noisy we couldn't have a conversation. We wouldn't rush back, but if you are in the neighborhood, try it.

Tags: Bar Seating, Good for Groups, Live Music
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 (New England)·Dined on March 1, 2017

Friendly staff. Food was terrible. 2 in our party for business lunch. We both ordered daily special - beef stew- thinking it would be easy and quick. After 30 min of wondering where our sever went to she finally came over and explained that a 16 top ordered just before us. 15 mi later food arrived. It was a huge portion. Must have been 6 cups of stew. What a waste. Tasted good at the time ( we were hungry) but later that afternoon we had the worst case of indigestion. Not sure what was in the stew but wouldn't recommend.
Not planning on returning.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on February 2, 2017

We always have a good time when we go to Barlow's. We all really liked our meals and the ambiance is great.

Tags: Casual, Kid-friendly
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 (New England)·Dined on December 31, 2016

Amazing salmon dish! The waitress was pleasant and patient especially considering it was NYE

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 (New England)·Dined on November 18, 2016

The guys playing music were so loud people had to yell to hear across the table. Since everyone was yelling the band had to play louder... Not enjoyable. The waiter stated that they have had many requests for them to turn down the music but would not. The band should learn that they are background music not the entertainment. I would not recommend this place to anyone.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on November 17, 2016

Great meal and great entertainment on a Thursday night!!

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 (New England)·Dined on November 13, 2016

The atmosphere at Barlow's is awesome. We went for Sunday brunch and it was a calm scene with several young families. The bar area is huge and I can see how it could be a popular spot for sports fans. I would definitely go there to watch my favorite sports teams. The food was good, nothing too amazing but good. The cocktails are excellent :)

Tags: Fun, Good for Groups, Bar Seating, Live Sports, Handcrafted Cocktails, Sunday Lunch
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 (New England)·Dined on November 12, 2016

Food and beer choices were great but far too noisy a crowd for a family get together.

Tags: Hot Spot, Happy Hour, Great Beer
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on November 6, 2016

A group of us went for brunch. There were 6 of us, but the place was pretty quiet. We got our first round of beverages and then didn't see a waitress for 25 minutes. I'm not exaggerating... The restaurant was not busy enough to warrant this. We finally asked the host if he could take our order. Then we had other people take a one drink order but that was it. Shame because it could have been a good experience

Tags: Cozy
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 (New England)·Dined on October 21, 2016

Lots of atmosphere!!!! Food was real good!!! Service very friendly!!Nice place to go with friends watching sports and later in the night enjoying live music!

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Live Music, Good for Groups, Live Sports, Fun
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