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Boston South End Restaurants

Metropolis CafeMetropolis Cafe
1167 reviews
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Mediterranean | South End, Boston

Service and food was great. We love the size of the restaurant. More

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Bar MezzanaBar Mezzana
563 reviews
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Italian | South End, Boston

Best short rib pasta ever and great service! A hidden gem. More

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Area Four BostonArea Four Boston
289 reviews
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Pizzeria | South End, Boston

Service was excellent. Food was unique, fresh and tasty. More

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B&G OystersB&G Oysters
2165 reviews
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Seafood | South End, Boston

B&G is always terrific. This week was no exception for a lovely lunch with a friend. More

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CoppaCoppa
455 reviews
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Italian | South End, Boston

The most fresh pastas, inventive sauces, and friendly staff. Dishes were filling and had a more modern take on traditional pastas. Recommend 100%!! More

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Oishii BostonOishii Boston
1792 reviews
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Sushi | South End, Boston

Best sushi ever and desserts are spectacular! More

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The Butcher ShopThe Butcher Shop
296 reviews
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Contemporary French / American | South End, Boston

We had a lovely experience here. Our server Dana was absolutely terrific and shared why they carry so many vermouths. The food was well prepared and very tasty. More

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Boston Chops - South EndBoston Chops - South End
1756 reviews
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Steakhouse | South End, Boston

This was second time having dinner here Server Melanie was awesome she was very professional and knowledgeable helped me and my guest pick the perfect steak and wine. Had awesome night will definitely come back soon! More

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StellaStella
2270 reviews
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Italian | South End, Boston

We love going to Stella! We have always had a great meal here and fantastic portions which was unexpected. We will continue to come back consistently as always, just so great! More

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MIDAMIDA
540 reviews
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Italian | South End, Boston

Food is very good. All the pasta is made in house. Service was outstanding. Servers are very attentive and friendly. They give you a bottle of water when you sit down. Any time anyone who works there walks by and sees your glass half empty they fill it. Staff will converse with you and joke with you if you start talking with them. If you want a more private dinner. they will only talk business with you. The only problem I had with the place is that the tables are tight. You are very close to your neighbor. We were there on a Tuesday night which was not a problem. I am sure it might be a problem on a weekend night. I would definitely go back again. More

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BeehiveBeehive
5059 reviews
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American | South End, Boston

We were looking for a unique local restaurant with a good wine selection and live music at reasonable prices. The Beehive was an excellent choice. The staff were professional; our waitress was especially attentive, friendly and helpful. Our food choices were only slightly a letdown but the jazz line-up and dessert made up for it in abundance. The list of entertainment for the month was also impressive. Definitely a place to go to again and again for a relaxed yet vibrant atmosphere. More

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Banyan Bar + RefugeBanyan Bar + Refuge
372 reviews
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Asian | South End, Boston

My favorite restaurant in boston. I go there about twice a week. The food is flavorful and light. The staff is amazing! Highly recommended to anyone and everyone! More

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Petit Robert Bistro Columbus AvenuePetit Robert Bistro Columbus Avenue
1885 reviews
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French | South End, Boston

The servers were all the time very polite and friendly. The food was very tasty and regarding the selection of French wines I highly recommend the red wines (Pinot noire and bordeaux. More

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GaslightGaslight
4560 reviews
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French | South End, Boston

We sat at the bar and the service was amazing. Everyone was so friendly and personable. Our drinks, our wine and our dinners were remarkable. Such a wonderful evening! More

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Elephant Walk South EndElephant Walk South End
355 reviews
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Cambodian | South End, Boston

Service and food were very good we will definitely be back. My waiter made some excellent cocktails he really made extra effort to make sure everything was great. More

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Darryl's Corner Bar and KitchenDarryl's Corner Bar and Kitchen
1286 reviews
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Comfort Food | South End, Boston

Awesome place, great food and entertainment was spectacular. Thought I was in NYC More

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AquitaineAquitaine
3070 reviews
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French | South End, Boston

Had a perfect lunch. Food great, staff attentive, price moderate. More

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the gallowsthe gallows
104 reviews
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American | South End, Boston

Per usual, awesome dining experience with one of my favorite burgers in Boston. Great scene as well! More

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EstragonEstragon
797 reviews
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Spanish | South End, Boston

This was the second time I’ve been to Estragon and if I’m being honest it may be my favorite restaurant in the entire city now. Everything from the service to the food and the drinks was incredible. Certainly not my last visit, 12/10! More

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South End ButterySouth End Buttery
1680 reviews
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Contemporary American | South End, Boston

Great place for an intimate New Year’s Day brunch. Lobster eggs Benedict, fruit and a cocktail was the perfect start to the new year. More

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FrenchieFrenchie
438 reviews
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Contemporary French | South End, Boston

Amazing food, amazing aesthetic, only slight improvement I could suggest was the music was a little out of place for the vibe the decor seemed to be going for More

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Cinquecento Roman TrattoriaCinquecento Roman Trattoria
1071 reviews
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Italian | South End, Boston

Warm trendy restaurant with a very welcoming staff and great menu. This time I had wi e but I will plan ahead next time by choosing one of the specialty cocktails to enjoy. We were ina booth, perfect for date night. More

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Southern ProperSouthern Proper
201 reviews
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Southern | South End, Boston

We had a solid meal here. Although I requested standard seating, we were seated at a high table seating. The chairs have a 1/2 moon rounded back such that it is awkward to place your jacket on the seat back, but this is only a small detail which did not detract from the meal. Service was what we needed it to be, not overbearing but the server still checked in on us. We ordered corn bread (need more butter !), fried ribs (very highly recommended), charred cauliflower, and hot fried chicken (also a must). Dessert was solid, rum infused coconut cake with coconut cream cheese frosting and special shout out to the ice cream sandwich using a (savory) biscuit ! More

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Mela RestaurantMela Restaurant
210 reviews
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Indian | South End, Boston

Great customer service! I left my debit card there by mistake and they kept it safely for me. More

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Five Horses Tavern - South EndFive Horses Tavern - South End
430 reviews
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Contemporary American | South End, Boston

Always Seem to Enjoy Five Horses Three of us had lunch at Five Horses to celebrate a birthday. This place always seems crowed, so I recommend you make reservations. I did on Open Table. We were sat at a nice table by a window. Started with the K-Town wings and a bowl of tater tots (which they are known for). Both delicious. The birthday boy enjoyed the chicken tenders while the other two enjoyed the tuna tacos. They were OK....but would have preferred a hard taco shell. We ended with the birthday boy enjoying two Blackbottom cupcakes. The service was great and the food great. The drinks also very good! More

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Vejigante RestaurantVejigante Restaurant
575 reviews
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Puerto Rican | South End, Boston

Staff was outstanding. Great food & drinks! Thank you! More

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Wink and NodWink and Nod
508 reviews
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Tapas / Small Plates | South End, Boston

We had a good dinner, but I guess I expected more from Italian! Nothing was super memorable, except the delicious panna cotta! More

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Lion's TailLion's Tail
75 reviews
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American | South End, Boston

I was extremely impressed by the friendly staff - great service! Also great decor, fun cocktails, and good food. More

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Whaling in OklahomaWhaling in Oklahoma
116 reviews
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American | South End, Boston

Eclectic but tasty menu. The pork buns we're tops. One in our party asked for no onions in dishes, which was overlooked. But overall worth a visit. More

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Dona HabanaDona Habana
387 reviews
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Cuban | South End, Boston

Beautiful and vibrant environment, friendly staff. Nice date restaurant or special occasion. Food is delicious. More

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DaVinciDaVinci
1850 reviews
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Italian | South End, Boston

I'd always heard of Da Vinci but was never compelled to try, but took my friend staying at hotel nearby, who wanted solid Italian. It was surprisingly not crowded on a Friday night (about half tables open), not sure why... The food was solid, not knock your socks off, but very good, I liked that a few dishes were more inventive (Indian inspired). The server was very friendly, we just wish we'd see him more, but I think he was the only one there and also was bartending? I guess maybe they were downstaffing as they aren't usually busy that hour? But, one server/bartender for the whole place makes for some waiting... But regardless we'd love to try again sometime. More

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Stephi's On TremontStephi's On Tremont
1096 reviews
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American | South End, Boston

When my California family comes East to drop their son off at college we always meet up at Stephi’s! More

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The Trophy RoomThe Trophy Room
117 reviews
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Gastro Pub | South End, Boston

Overall very nice Ambience, vibe, ample portions of food prepared well Some items not available Would recommend to others More

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Masa - BostonMasa - Boston
2345 reviews
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Latin American | South End, Boston

Best tequila selection in Boston. Great food. Attentive service. Super fun place for a date. More

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ClerysClerys
30 reviews
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American | South End, Boston

Clery's is a typical bar, but it's good for large groups and they do monthly drink specials. We just did drinks and apps and it made it fairly cheap per person with the drink special and splitting a few things. The college football games were on on all screens and noise levels were pretty good. It got a bit louder after the downstairs club opened up, but for the most part was still a good place for catching up with friends. More

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Boston South End Diners' Choice Winners

Boston South End's best restaurants based upon thousands of OpenTable diner reviews
Bar MezzanaBar Mezzana
563 reviews
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Italian | South End, Boston

Best short rib pasta ever and great service! A hidden gem. More

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B&G OystersB&G Oysters
2165 reviews
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Seafood | South End, Boston

B&G is always terrific. This week was no exception for a lovely lunch with a friend. More

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Metropolis CafeMetropolis Cafe
1167 reviews
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Mediterranean | South End, Boston

Service and food was great. We love the size of the restaurant. More

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Area Four BostonArea Four Boston
289 reviews
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Pizzeria | South End, Boston

Service was excellent. Food was unique, fresh and tasty. More

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Boston Chops - South EndBoston Chops - South End
1756 reviews
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Steakhouse | South End, Boston

This was second time having dinner here Server Melanie was awesome she was very professional and knowledgeable helped me and my guest pick the perfect steak and wine. Had awesome night will definitely come back soon! More

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Oishii BostonOishii Boston
1792 reviews
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Sushi | South End, Boston

Best sushi ever and desserts are spectacular! More

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EstragonEstragon
797 reviews
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Spanish | South End, Boston

This was the second time I’ve been to Estragon and if I’m being honest it may be my favorite restaurant in the entire city now. Everything from the service to the food and the drinks was incredible. Certainly not my last visit, 12/10! More

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MIDAMIDA
540 reviews
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Italian | South End, Boston

Food is very good. All the pasta is made in house. Service was outstanding. Servers are very attentive and friendly. They give you a bottle of water when you sit down. Any time anyone who works there walks by and sees your glass half empty they fill it. Staff will converse with you and joke with you if you start talking with them. If you want a more private dinner. they will only talk business with you. The only problem I had with the place is that the tables are tight. You are very close to your neighbor. We were there on a Tuesday night which was not a problem. I am sure it might be a problem on a weekend night. I would definitely go back again. More

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Petit Robert Bistro Columbus AvenuePetit Robert Bistro Columbus Avenue
1885 reviews
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French | South End, Boston

The servers were all the time very polite and friendly. The food was very tasty and regarding the selection of French wines I highly recommend the red wines (Pinot noire and bordeaux. More

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StellaStella
2270 reviews
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Italian | South End, Boston

We love going to Stella! We have always had a great meal here and fantastic portions which was unexpected. We will continue to come back consistently as always, just so great! More

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Discover South End

Conveniently located alongside several historic Boston districts, the South End neighborhood offers easy access to a number of must-try eating establishments that lure travelers from around the world to the iconic city every year. The neighborhood’s popular Tremont Street plays host to several restaurants that provide you with opportunities to sample the best fare from diverse cultures, whether you're in the mood for Indian, Ethiopian, French, Italian, or Thai. Within easy reach of these South End eateries lies a wealth of pubs and restaurants that provide you with varied selections, including freshly caught seafood, warm Middle Eastern pastries, and those iconic Boston baked beans. Be sure to try a hot bowl of New England clam chowder.