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Barlow's Restaurant

177 reviews
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$30 and under
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Top Tags:
  • Casual
  • Bar Seating
  • Good for Birthdays
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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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American, Contemporary American
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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
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Phone number
(617) 338-2072
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Barlow's is a great host for your birthdays, holiday events, baby showers, bridal showers and more! Call today
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Cross street
241 A Street
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Parking details
Barlow's Validates the Binford Street Parking Lot after 4:00pm Monday-Friday and all day Saturday and Sundays
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Public transit
Broadway Station on the Red Line
South Station
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Live Music
Thursday-Acoustic Music
Friday-Acoustic Music
Saturday-The Alan James Band
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Outdoor dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access
What 177 People Are Saying
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4.0  based on recent ratings
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67% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Lain (New England)
1.0  Dined on November 18, 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.

OpenTable Diner (New England)
1.0  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.

OpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  Dined on October 13, 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.

OpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  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.

vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
2.0  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.

OpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  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.

OpenTable Diner (New England)
4.0  Dined on September 3, 2017

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

vipOpenTable Diner (New England)
3.0  Dined on August 11, 2017

nothing fancy, but good overall American food

OpenTable Diner (New England)
2.0  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.

vipkcchatelaine (New England)
4.0  Dined on July 11, 2017

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

OpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  Dined on July 3, 2017

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

vipHammertime (New England)
4.0  Dined on July 2, 2017

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

Boston (New England)
4.0  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.

Newsgirl01970 (New England)
3.0  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.

vipTony (New England)
4.0  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.

viptmcd12 (New England)
5.0  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

OpenTable Diner (New England)
4.0  Dined on May 12, 2017

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

JoanC (New England)
2.0  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.

vipel7ciervo (New England)
4.0  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!!

OpenTable Diner (New England)
2.0  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.