Bogie's Place

4.6
225 reviews
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Steakhouse
This exclusive steak house is a quiet reprieve from the hustle & bustle of Downtown Crossing and the raucous jm Cruley in which it is hidden. To find this 16 seat eatery enter at jm Curley, strut to the back of the bar room & duck behind the red velvet curtain above which a sign proclaims " Adults Only- no cell phone use" While jm Curley is large, loud and casual, Bogie's is a civilized & rarefied dining room that feels like a private club. Expect sumptuous booths, jazz and gracious service. Bogie's is the anti-steak house. Chef Anita avoids most of the usual tropes, instead opting for nightly improvisations around the "Bogie's Seven"- ever changing interpretations of dishes like foie gras, caviar, potato, wedge and of course beef. The beverage program by Domingo Barreres is as contrarian as the food. The wine list has about 20 red & 20 white, the beer list is enormous and compelling, and the cocktails focus on perfecting drinks like the French 75, Remember the Maine and the Sazerac.
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EP
New England
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great ambience and the fact it was reservations only made the experience that much more exclusive.

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MI
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

This was your second time to Bogie’s Place. We love the idea of the place - a small “speak easy” steak place tucked behind the bar. We love the specialty drinks, the service is fine and the side dishes (Brussels Sprouts and truffle fries) and biscuits were all excellent. My only beef is, well, the beef. I had the sirloin and it was a thin cut that was cooked well past the medium rare I ordered. The quality of the beef was only ok. I dunno, Bogies Place has a certain charm, but they need to focus on the steaks more if they want me to keep coming back.

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JP
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and drinks were great! The preparation of the Pour Yorick smoked old-fashioned was exciting!

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RS
New England
4 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Bogie's Place is a great little spot, small intimate setting. The food was great, I had the filet cooked just as I ordered. Manny was an outstanding host and server. We were very pleased with the whole experience.

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d
New England
20 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I've been here twice and it is worth every penny. The food is fantastic and the ambience is killer. Great date place.

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G
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Can't stop gushing about this meal. Such a cool dining experience. The food was great. The cocktails were finished table side. Manny did such a great job making us feel welcome. I've never felt as a customer that I was so appreciated by the staff. Saving up for my next night out to Bogie's Place.

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AL
New England
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service! Would definitely go back!

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SH
New England
2 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our experience at Bogie's Place was exceptional. The cocktails were extremely involved, delicious, and reasonably priced. The steaks were cooked perfectly, and the appetizers and sides were all delicious. The highlight was the service - Manny took great care of us, sharing the inspiration behind the craft cocktails, menu recommendations, and amusing anecdotes about the menu. Definitely a can't-miss spot.

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JC
New England
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding from start to finish! Manny was masterful!

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S
New England
3 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 2

Only a partial curtain separates the small restaurant space from JM Curley, the bar next door, which blasts loud music. The restaurant also plays its own music on a boom box behind the bar, so unfortunately you’re stuck listening to both. Wedge salad, foie gras and brussel sprouts were very good. Porterhouse was average.

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B
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

If you are hip, young, know the owner, or have an early reservation you will be fine. We are a 60 year old, beautifully dressed couple celebrating our anniversary, which we mentioned in the reservation. No mention was made of it while we were there, and a corner cozier and roomier table was available during our visit yet we were given a center deuce. The waiter was working the whole room of 5 tables, and it was obvious extra attention was paid to the owner or manager’s friends or past customers. The food was good, but the truffle frites were not as warm as they should have been and the truffle oil was sprinkled over the top, not tossed with the frites, as there was no truffle flavor below the top layer in the paper cone. The tomahawk steak was delicious as were the sautéed mushrooms. I had a craft cocktail before dinner, and my husband drank Prosecco throughout the meal while I drank wine by the glass. So I was surprised when no offer of an after dinner drink was forthcoming, or an offer of dessert which we’d been told about at the beginning of our dinner. The check was presented with an offer to take our time, but I felt they just wanted to turn the table. The waiter was very nice and engaging but not as attentive as he could have been, he took our drink order at the same time as our food order, so I felt there was no chance of a lingering celebratory meal. So if you fit the young and hip profile and have the finances to support a $200 meal for 2 then go for it, especially if you’re friends with the owner.

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P
New England
10 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What an amazing hidden gem in Boston! My boyfriend and I loved the amazing meal, the unbelievably amazing drinks and the great bartender. Looking for a great spot for a special occasion? Go to Bogie’s!

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OT
New England
2 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was great and the service was even better!

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SD
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Great find only negative couldn't make an expresso martini all the rest was great

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BB
New England
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

We arrived on time. Drinks were great, food was nice, they were slow to take our order. But the problem was how we were asked to leave at 7.55pm because they had booked the table for another diner at 8pm. No consideration was given to our desire for dessert, how much was left in our glasses or how slow they were to bring dinner. Not happy and may not go back.

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JT
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

ABSOLUTELY fantastic meal.

Great atmosphere Manny was a wonderful server.

This place is a hidden gem and I would definitely return.

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New England
2 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server Manny was possibly the greatest human I've ever met. My drink was crafted and served so beautifully I didn't want to ruin it by drinking it. Our guests were over the moon with the wine list, and the food was beyond incredible.

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s
New England
22 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 3

Bogie's, a small back room steak restaurant off of a vibrant bar. Aside from sharing a kitchen Bogies has it's own chef, bar & waitstaff ( so I'm told). The menu is very limited, with beef being its main entree. Right off several things were not available: soup, seafood & something else. We all ordered NY strip. To say I the most I was underwhelmed. Those who ordered med rare got med. Medium was med well. And chewy. This place should be ashamed calling themselves a steak house. Not to mention very high prices for mediocre food. But it is a quirky & interesting set up with very attentive & friendly staff

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Columbus
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Most intimate dining environment I have ever been in. Looked to hold 15 people at max! Must try the “specialty” cocktails for some added entertainment/ flair!! Anytime we visit Boston in the future we will be stopping to see Domingo!

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M
New England
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent all around...

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JS
New England
4 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great spot pre-theatre. An intimate spot seating 16, it felt like our own private restaurant, albeit with a noisy bar next door. Our server/Bartender, Manuel, made the experience special fro us.

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LG
New England
12 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent - quaint - good food - great atmosphere

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MS
New England
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2018
Overall 1food 5service 1ambience 5

We went to Bogies before the Hamilton show. We communicated that we were attending the show and the time we needed to leave by. We even ordered from the prix fixe theater menu. Our food came so late that we didn’t even have time to finish the main course before running to the theater. We did not get the dessert we paid for in the prix fixe. Very disappointed and will not be going back.

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A
New England
152 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We LOVE Bogie’s. We also love JM Curley, and it’s fun to be in a different world inside the steakhouse. Domingo is an extraordinary host!!! The chef is awesome, and she graciously works with my food allergies which are a pain; I feel safe eating there. Our tomahawk steak this time was exceptional. The atmosphere is simultaneously chill, quirky, and comfy, and very unique. I would like to see the wine list revamped, with a few more good reds my the glass.

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The food was amazing ..... the service was very nice!!!!! Just not super attentive... so if you have a few hours this is your place!!

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MI
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Really fun place for a good steak and fabulous craft cocktails. Tiny hole in the walk behind the bar. Well with a try!

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JK
New England
2 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Speakeasy in every sense - I couldn't find the front door. Great food, great ambiance, great drinks. Will definitely return.

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SC
New England
3 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My partner and I loved Bogie's place! We made dinner at home and then went to Bogie's place for dessert and a drink. Keep in mind that they offer one dessert per evening, so if you need a variety of options, this may not work for you, but the skillet brownie and ice cream were fantastic. Mannie, the bartender, made me a signature cocktail that was so unique and exactly what I was craving. We had an excellent time and will return for steaks next time!

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BW
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Awesome find! Making reservations was a good call since it does only seat about 20 people at a time. The food was incredible. Definitely one of the best steaks I have ever had. I highly recommend dining here if you can!

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NP
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

EXCELLENT FOOD AND SERVICE - GREAT AMBIENCE - VERY PRIVATE AND QUIET.

WOULD DEFINATELY RECOMMEND TO OTHERS.

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l
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

Decor lacks charm of a small place, Food was OK but not exceptional as the hype promised

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OT
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 5

We had been to bogie’s before and loved it. Amazing food and service.
This time we knew exactly what we wanted to order and wanted to get to a show so put in our entire drink and dinner order at once. We waited over an hour for our food (2 medium steaks). My steak was completely overcooked - certainly welldone. Given how long it took to get served the first time we had to rush to get out the door.
Again I had a great time and food first time there. Sides were delicious. We will be back but this was a disappointing experience to say the least.

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CG
New England
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic Hidden Place! We drove from around 2 hours away for a party of 6 for a 9 PM reservation and it was well worth it. We got there a little early and had drinks at the bar out front. The food and drinks were amazing!

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m
New England
3 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Once we found the place (it's part of a bar with a different name), the bartender graciously let us sit before the restaurant part opened (theater; pre-hamilton). Once they were ready for us, we go back up a small ramp, through a curtain to a small room with about 8 tables. It's super relaxed inside. Music not too loud. Two of us were seated about 5:15 and struggled to get out by 7:10. Service was great and friendly, just slow. I think everyone in the room ordered at once. We ordered the fixed price menu last of all the people in the room..couldn't get all choices (they only had one order creme brulee for the day and someone ordered it before me). The homemade, hot biscuits were amazing! The wedge salad was more of a chopped salad but good. The steak, while it looked like a big steak tip was cooked perfectly and delicious! The polenta was the best I've ever had. The asparagus was good perfectly as well. Didn't love the "crispy" garlic pieces as they were super bitter. 2nd choice brownie dessert was fine..ice cream was great! It was a great pre-theater dinner, but don't go if you're in a hurry!

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c
New England
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the vibe, atmosphere, food, drinks and Domingo!

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JK
New England
3 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

The food and service is very good - limited menu with few seafood options.

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JA
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Cute little gem! This spot is for those looking for a leisurely dinner! We were here for a couple of hours, but it was well worth it. Wouldn't recommend going here if you are in a rush or have time constraints. The restaurant is a tiny space behind a bar. Very speakeasy like with maybe 4-5 tables. Quiet atmosphere. The craft cocktails are AMAZING. Highly recommend the old fashioned. The bone marrow and mussels were awesome appetizers. Our entire table got steaks, which were all cooked perfectly. Definitely would recommend to anyone visiting Boston!

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Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Bogies was amazing. The best meal of our life.

Domingo - is the best bar tender - host - waiter ever.

Started with oysters.

Moved on to Bone Marrow.

Proteins were rack of lamb and filet with a Lobster tail.

The grown up Mac n Cheese is Bomb!! The goat cheese makes it.

Btw Domingo kills the Smokey Old Fashion. It’s a show and a libation all in one.

We will fly back to Boston from Minnesota just to Dine here again. Of course we will make sure Domingo is working.

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Dallas
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of best meals ever. Domingo was an excellent host.

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g
Miami
13 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Superb. Food was unusual yet made with common ingredients. Everything was delicious. The NY Strip was tender, very flavorful, and cooked perfectly medium rare. Yum.

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