Bogie's Place

4.7
332 Reviews
$50 and over
Steakhouse
This exclusive steak house is a quiet reprieve from the hustle and bustle of Downtown Crossing and the raucous jm Curley in which it is hidden. To find this 10 seat eatery enter at jm Curley, strut to the back of the bar room and 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 Adam avoids most of the usual tropes, instead opting for nightly improvisations around the ever changing interpretations of dishes like foie gras, caviar, potato, wedge and of course beef. The beverage program by is as contrarian as the food. The wine list has about 20 red and 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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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Diner temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 332 people are saying
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vipstill
New England
4 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An absolutely wonderful experience. We unfortunately did not have time to have a full dinner, but our appetizer was beautifully prepared and delicious, and the cocktails were excellent. Will definitely be back.

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Jks917
New England
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

After not eating out for almost an entire year due to the pandemic, this was probably the best way to go back to eating out. Everything about this dinner was perfection. The service was phenomenal, the food was superb, and the atmosphere could not have been better. Wish we could go back every month. Love it.

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JulymarA
New England
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Had to wait thirty minutes to be seated even though we had a reservation. food was not worth $220 for two steaks, two Caesar salads and one side. The only good thing was the salad. Steak had no flavor.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a wonderful time! Service was excellent and food was amazing!!!

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vipCathyA
New England
11 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a cool place! 3 tables and fabulous personal service

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dan was AMAZING. I think we found our new favorite spot in the whole city. Food, service, drinks, ambiance - all top notch. Truly cannot wait to go back !

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EvanC
New England
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, generous portions, cool cocktails, old school speak easy vibe. Bottom line, my wife loved it, that’s all that matters. Would definitely recommend.

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MorganP
New England
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Me and my SO love coming to Bogies Place for special occasions. It’s great atmosphere, amazing food, and the staff are so nice and professional!

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RichardG
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bogie's is always great, the food is fresh and well prepared, the drinks are creative and fairly strong, the staff is probably the best part though. Every server I've ever had has been attentive, knowledgeable and never overbearing or pushy. Often, they even take musical requests. The place is great, don't tell too many people.

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vipHmh238
New England
19 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a great spot if you’re looking for a quiet, intimate atmosphere. Service was awesome and the food was very flavorful. The leftovers were just as good. We’ll certainly be back.

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terzlover
Austin
28 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very enjoyable experience. Might not have knocked our socks off but it fit the bill for a comfortable dining experience, especially in these trying times. Our waiter Kevin was very personable.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
9 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Such an interesting little place. I believe it’s a side project of the JM Curley ownership and unfortunately it feels like it. The food is not great. It’s mediocre at best but they still charge like a high end steakhouse. It’s certainly not worth it. But I do hope they don’t slide further down in quality. (Been here a few times before). To the ownership, it’s worth saving. Put some effort into it.

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JoeS
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious and service was excellent. This charming hidden dining room and it's awesome staff is a gem for a night out. Treat yourself.

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vipNYCexpat
New England
44 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing and wonderful. Intimate and delicious food. Great time

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing. The wait staff was extremely attentive and the meal was the best meal we had in Boston

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RobB
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Nice evening. A little pricey for the level of experience.

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viphaynes
Richmond
10 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the small space and intimate atmosphere. I ate rack of lamb, which was perfect!

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BrandonM
New England
5 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely incredible! My wife and I will be back!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a truly exceptional experience. We visit Boston once a year, and had looked forward to returning to this hidden gem. It exceeded our expectations because Kevin was an outstanding server and the food was delicious. Sitting at the bar is really special, because we got to chat with Kevin and get his suggestions and excellent recommendations. I had rack of lamb and my friend had the NY strip - both perfectly prepared. We will look forward to returning next year!

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StanleyD
New England
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Kevin was awesome and made the experience a very good one. And the food was amazing.

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Alex
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food4service1ambience2

Staff was not to friendly about the fact I had to sign in at the front of the restaurant. Waiter was much more attentive to other tables.

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Evan
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

The steak I ordered wasn’t available. The replacement option was a worse steak for the same price. Switched to a different steak, came out way over cooked. The restaurant is hidden in JM Curley behind a curtain. Better off staying in JMC for better food at a lower price.

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vipTele
New England
8 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall2food3service3ambience1

Early valentines.

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vipJimmy314
New England
13 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

This is a great little gem, hidden away from screaming children and obnoxious people on their phones. This is the perfect place to go if you hate crowds and love a dark romantic space. A peaceful dinner alone here would be great too! Music was fantastic and appropriate for the setting.

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vipDavidB
New England
11 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Second time coming here for a fancy dinner. It is amazing food and service. We had a great meal and server that night as always. Even with small space there was no pressure to finish and pay.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great quiet find in the city and location to theaters. Food was fantastic. Very knowledgeable waiter Kevin. Bone marrow app was delicious. The clam chowder with bacon was very rich with just the right amount of smoked flavor. The filets were seasoned very well and cooked perfectly. The Mac n cheese had a sweet flavor of carmelized onions. Would highly recommend

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Kevin was outstanding! Lucked out to be the only table in this 6 table speakeasy! He handmaid us cocktails that were off menu and the food was outstanding! Perfect anniversary!

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vipGtanz
New England
17 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This secret steak house is truly a gem. Amazing food, service, ambiance...second to none!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service and even better food in a hidden gem restaurant!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Moved away from Boston

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
28 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience4

The truth is, we had high expectations for this place. Unfortunately it felt a bit flat. We liked that it's a hidden place, a speakeasy-like steakhouse. That was a cool factor for the birthday guy. We also like the cocktail "show." Cart was pushed out cocktail was made in glass skull and then smoke was pumped and the lit on with flash fire. Very cool and tastey, although the same drink did not taste the same. Still good. Then for the main dish, steaks. We had a filet mignon and porter house with some side dishes. Everything was going nicely until the steaks. They came to our table OVER SEASONED! Trust me, the bday guy like salt AND the fact the steaks were over seasoned even to him, that says alot. He returned his, I kept mine, but have to trim off the surface. So disappointing! Come on, it a steak specialty place and they screwed up! But at last, they gave us a dessert with candle for the birthday boy. That was nice. Service was great. We would probably go back and give it another try... but we'll see.

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vipDustin
New England
6 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We have been back now a few times. This is by far one of my favorite places to dine in the area!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hidden gem!! Amazing food, very cool atmosphere.

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vipJosephG
New England
5 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Amazing experience at Bogies place. It is the only speak-easy like steakhouse in Boston that I have attended. Very cool ambiance, professional service, and great cocktails+food. The bartender and waitress was very knowledgeable and made amazing cocktails. Highly recommend for a special occasion, or just a night out in an intimate, unique setting.

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GradParty
New England
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had the most fabulous time here! The Poor Yorick cocktail was such a fun show, our waiter was fantastic and had tons of great recommendations, and the food was stellar. 10/10 would recommend.

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NYHC516
New England
4 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A different experience. Staff was excellent. Food and drink were delicious. Throw back to the speak easy era, change of pace that allowed for enjoying a great meal and one's company.

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WendyC
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

This is a hidden gem -- love that it was an actual speakeasy back in the day. We had an amazing meal and excellent service by Camille on a Friday night. Thank you! You rock, my friend. And we will be back -- bringing fun friends!!

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IvanL
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very cosy and hidden place. Great host who is also the bartender and very entertaining. Steak was awesome.

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netsirk4
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall3food1service5ambience3

Ordered the Filet, Tomahawk, and Strip steaks and all were completely over-salted, especially the Filet. We tried to give some honest feedback but our waiter was not really interested in listening. We were disappointed to see such nice cuts of meat be ruined by so much salt.

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Alie
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Kettle one martini tasted like Stoli raspberry Steak was over cooked. Greasy fried Brussels sprouts. Mushroom side and bone marrow were just ok. Fish was dry. Don’t bother. There are much better places to go.

FAQs

Bogie's Place is rated 4.7 stars by 332 OpenTable diners.

Bogie's Place does offer gift cards which you can purchase here http://bogiesplace.com/bogiesplace/gift-certificates/.

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.