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956 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Kitchen (formerly known as Pops) is a classic American restaurant in the South End of Boston. It's a comfortable restaurant with an intimate outside eating area, a full bar and large dining room areas. The back dining room has an excellent view of the outside garden, so you can enjoy the natural scenery while you're eating.

Many of the most popular dishes served at Kitchen mix seafood and meats with regular Southern foods for a result that is unique, filling and delicious. Diners can order cuisine such as lobster gnocchi, beef Wellington, duck risotto, scallops, oysters and Brussels sprouts. Dessert at the restaurant is also recommended, with fantastic treats like the homemade donuts with berry jam and vanilla sauce or the large cheesecake for two. Order a classic cocktail with your meal to enjoy the full spectrum of flavors offered at Kitchen.

Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Hours of operation
Brunch Saturday & Sunday: 11:00am - 3:00pm, Dinner: Sunday through Wednesday 5:00pm-10:00pm, Thursday through Saturday 5:00pm-10:30pm. Full Bar Open Daily.
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Phone number
(617) 695-1250
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Scott Herritt
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Private party facilities
We have a gorgeous private room that seats up to 20 and overlooks our garden. This room is perfect for brunch or dinner, for business meetings or celebrations.
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Private party contact
Manager: (617) 695-1250
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Cross street
Clarendon St
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Parking details
Street Parking. Public parking garage behind 505 Tremont Street is just a block away.
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Public transit
Orange Line: Back Bay at Clarendon Street
Green Line: Copley Square
Silver Line: Washington Street at Union Park
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Special events & promotions
Come join us for Restaurant Week!
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine
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3.9  based on all time ratings
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89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Lauren2076 (New England)
5.0  Dined on February 13, 2016

Delicious food and great server. The clam chowder was different than any I had tried before, a must try. The restaurant back area with tables was too cold to enjoy so we asked to be moved inside and otherwise had no problems. Mushrooms in a glass is the best appetizer too!

neiser (New England)
4.0  Dined on February 12, 2016

We've eaten at Kitchen in the past for breakfast/brunch but not for dinner. So was happy to find that their dinners are very good too! Hubby and I went with another couple and all 4 of us ended up getting different entree and we all were very happy. Great meal, great waitress and an overall enjoyable evening. recommend it for dinner as well as breakfast!

vipOpenTable Diner (New England)
3.0  Dined on February 7, 2016

Weird service...decent food. Coffee at breakfast is $4.50 a cup for tiny cups - despite the menu saying "French Press....$4.50" Such a weird experience & paying $27 for coffee for 3 guys...nuts.

Mikey (New England)
4.0  Dined on January 31, 2016

We enjoyed our visit to The Kitchen. We went on a Sunday night and had the entire back room to ourselves. Our server was very attentive and refilled our waters constantly, even after we paid our bill. The food was delicious and there was a diverse enough menu to appeal to our entire group. I'd love to come back in the summer (we went in January) and take advantage of their outdoor seating.

vipBackBayRes15 (New England)
5.0  Dined on January 23, 2016

Outstanding food--lots of care put into each dish. Also, I am not a dessert person, but the dessert here really knocked it out of the park. This is a splurge, and it's worth it.

Grannie (New England)
5.0  Dined on January 23, 2016

Food great.....large portions. 1/2 glass soda not appreciated. No refills

vipOpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  Dined on January 17, 2016

Great brunch spot - super chill, low key and amazing food and service

vipFoodluver33 (New England)
4.0  Dined on January 10, 2016

There were 5 of us that went to Kitchen for my birthday. We all loved our meals. The portions were satisfying. They give you homemade chips in place of bread to start with and they were absolutely delicious. Unfortunately for any refill there is a charge- which is disappointing!

Music was great and aided to the experience. They play from a record player and you can see when they go to change the record. Loved this aspect!

The prices were a bit high for what you actually get- but I would still go back once in a while.

Oysters were delicious.

vipLatsirk (Salt Lake City)
5.0  Dined on January 3, 2016

Went for Brunch, and it was absolutely amazing! We actually were early birds, and showed up just a few minutes prior to our 11am reservation. The staff was very accommodating, and welcomed us in to sit down, even though they had not opened for business yet.

To start, we had the donuts - delicious. I could have just had the raspberry sauce!

We split the Eggs in Purgatory, which was absolutely amazing. The eggs were perfectly cooked, and the sauce was spicy and flavorful. The waitress was nice enough to have the kitchen split the dish into two separate ramekins for us, to make it easier to share. The highlight however was the blueberry pancakes. They were expertly griddled, and loaded up with blueberries and real maple syrup.

Can't say enough about this gem!

Lynne (New England)
3.0  Dined on December 22, 2015

I had a better experience during Restaurant week - this time the menu felt more limited (less Italian dishes). Starters felt more limited so we skipped. Shrimp risotto was just ok. Tonic water was flat. French press coffee was weak. Dessert menu heavy on diary side. Homemade donuts were still very good.