Carrie Nation

4.3
450 reviews
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Contemporary American
For memorable cocktail and cuisine experiences in the Beacon Hill area of Boston, Carrie Nation Cocktail Club on Beacon Street offers not only an extensive menu of exquisite dishes and drinks, but also a touch of history. Come to Carrie Nation for breakfast or brunch any day of the week, or stop by for an afternoon tea. Learn about Carrie Nation’s passionate efforts to rid America of liquor while smugly indulging in the very intoxicating delights that this firebrand fiend despised. At Carrie Nation, you can experience one of the best new locations for fine dining and cocktails in Boston.Those looking for a cocktail club in Beacon Hill with a classy, but comfortable, atmosphere can experience all that Carrie Nation has to offer.
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KH
New England
4 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great lunch spot. Loved being able to get reservations, and it was very quiet. The menu has a wide variety and our waitress accommodated for our preferences. The drinks are delish!

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S
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Frank was so friendly from the start. We had a reservation for dinner . I had reserved a bigger table for my birthday. He made sure all night that we were taken care of. The food was amazing and drinks really good too! My friends had a blast as well . Dj was good but it wasn’t so loud that you couldn’t hear your friends talk which was nice

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

Very, very loud! Tasty but weak drinks.

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New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The white bean dip was awesome! Highly recommended. Nice place to go to get some drinks and light food.

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New England
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Awesome ambience and food selection. Very reasonably priced.

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New England
3 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 3

Too loud. Good food

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New England
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 5

Service was super slow even though there weren’t that many customers there. One of our apps was undercooked and one of the drinks was flat instead of bubbly.

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New England
5 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 4

Service was unnecessary lacking, we were one of four tables at the time of seating. The server was blah, he got to us when he felt like it. There was over 10 minutes from sitting down until we were asked for drinks, was not impressed. Also, not a single smile to be found. The server assistant on the other hand was sweet as could be and she was simply presenting and removing our plates. Food was fantastic, drinks were great.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Nice place for dinner before a show. Great atmosphere and friendly staff. We were seated very quickly. Service was a bit slow, but worked with our timeline so it wasn’t an issue. Food was wonderful! Fresh and well seasoned. Portions were good, as were the prices. Overall a very happy with our choice and would absolutely go back.

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New England
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was incredible and the service was too. I loved the ambiance and decor and the drinks were great. Definitely one of my new favorite places and I can’t wait to go back.

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AS
New England
14 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Great cocktails, food was good. Ambiance was great - was there early so was quiet not sure if it gets louder when busier. Will definitely go again!

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Carrie Nation was hands down the best dining experience I’ve had in Boston

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New England
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

No complaints, it was real quiet and low key. Good service, food, and drinks

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New England
16 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

We were one of three families dining and the service was terrible. They kept saying they were understaffed, but they never came by the table unless we called them over.

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent. Glad we had reservations!

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RS
New England
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 5

The food was delicious - we had the baked brie appetizer, the BBQ bowl, and the pork trio. The service, however, was really terrible. I waited almost 15 minutes at the host stand - was addressed momentarily and told a table was ready, but then made to wait another 12 minutes. The host was gone most of the time. There was a large holiday party there, and they seemed to have the full attention of the staff. The waiter also disappeared for long periods of time and seemed completely annoyed anytime we needed anything.
Quick take: Food and ambiance were great, service was atrocious.

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New England
2 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 2

Meh. Had heard lots of good things, the experience did not live up to what I had heard. Server was, to be nice, in the wrong profession. Will try again, maybe it was a bad day.

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LG
New England
2 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

My Co-workers and I had a very enjoyed Holiday lunch.

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New England
4 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious and the staff was so accommodating! The show we attended prior to dinner got out late, and the staff was so kind to alter our reservation without issue. Delicious cocktails with super satisfying food!

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K
New England
2 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was great! We modified a few dishes and everything came out exactly how we asked. The ambiance was also really very nice. I was surprised by how nice the atmosphere was for such reasonable prices. Will definitely go back.

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DO
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

It was ok. Not terrible, not great. Food was ok, but nothing to boast about. This is a good, centrally located place to go, if you want a drink or two, and maybe something to nosh on. A good place to meet friends after work. Service was good. I wouldn't avoid going here again...but it wouldn't be on my must-return list. Meh.....

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A
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 3

Loved the theme. The inside is pretty dark, which made the menu difficult to read but set the ambiance of 1920s very well. The drinks were too strong and didn't have much flavor but the food and service was excellent.

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

My girlfriend and I had a 8:30 reservation. We always show up early to ask about the restaurant and we had a nice conversation with the host. It's a weird restaurant that plays on the 1920s speak easy theme.

The server was nice but when asked for cocktaik recommendations, she suggested two health drinks (green tea and carrot puré). Which I found to be a very odd suggestion.

Overall the food was good, about average for the restaurants nearby. The atmosphere in the main dining area was nice, the place was very well done and had a nice amount of historical decore which entertained us after dinner.

My food was a bit late but the waitress was very apologetic and compensated by giving us some tasty bread which wasn't necessary at all.

Cool place, would recommend.

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HH
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

We had a great dinner with friends. Our waiter was eager for us to order, which we understood since our reservations was at 7pm on a Friday. It would have been nice if he gave us a little more space to decide on drinks and apps.

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

The service was terrible. We were seated in a room all by itself and the server was never around and forgot about us. I had to go looking for her because on of the burgers was still raw!! I would not recommend it here. The service was terrible.

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TC
New England
160 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

I'm so glad I chose Carrie Nation for a quick, pre-Orpheum dinner. This will now be my go-to in the area. While the menu is not extensive, it covers a lot of territory and a lot of price points to satisfy a causal or a full multi-course meal. I also love the ambiance, the spacious dining room and even-more-spacious back bar. this being my first visit, I did not test the kitchen with anything out-of-the-ordinary, but the flatbread pizza was a good size and perfectly acceptable. The wine list is OK, but I feel their wheelhouse are in craft cocktails. Look for an update after my next visit!

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M
New England
12 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent night! Ashley was the best! Food was great too!

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LS
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

I really liked this restaurant! The ambience, food, and drinks are great! Maybe the staff could've been a bit more friendly, but it didn't bother me either.
Living in New York, I must say that the noise level was perfect! Good, party music but we still had no trouble hearing each other.
Perfect for dates or friends getting together!

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SR
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Authentic speakeasy with great menu, great service. Kevin, our server, was very friendly and a good conversationalist with great drink recommendations. Prices are reasonable for downtown.

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Yale Harvard game at Fenway.

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KO
New England
4 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food and drinks! Great service and the perfect place to go for a drink or a good meal.

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New England
2 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

Food was blah for he price

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

Amazing food! I would definitely recommend this place to anyone. Fast and delicious!

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AM
New England
5 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The host / team at Carrie Nation was amazing. We were celebrating my sister's 30th Birthday and they made it amazing by giving us a prime seat in the back bar. Service was good, drinks were amazing, and the atmosphere was perfect to celebrate a birthday!

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s
New England
40 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Food was good not great. Martinis were served in a two different sized glasses, one small one normal sized. When asked I was told they were the same size. Yeah no.

I would not go out of my way for Carrie Nation.

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

There are reasons to like Carrie Nation. It has a nice trendy atmosphere and food is a good value. Service has always been decent and always someone pleasant on the eyes around.

Reasons not to like? As you would expect from a place located at the crossroads between the legal and financial sectors, there are plenty of douchebags that start their night off here (and end it at 21st Amendment or Beacon Hill Pub).

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RS
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

I actually think you’re a great setting for a group (family?) fun setting but a reasonable price

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h
New England
4 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

This is a great place before going to the theatre or a concert because the service was prompt (almost to fast). Enjoy the CHOCOLATE BUNDT CAKE!!!!!!

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Great spot for a date. Meet for a drink in the speakeasy, play a round of pool, then go to the dining room for a nice dinner

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Tampa
15 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

This is a strange place. Apparently they host Drag Queen brunches on Sundays, which I imagine are loads of fun. But it was a weird place to have an early Sunday dinner. That said, the food was way better than we expected! Delicious mussels, squash bowl, salmon with lentils and roast chicken. Fair prices

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