Precinct Kitchen + Bar

4.5
424 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
Precinct Kitchen + Bar is an approachable kitchen and bar focused on classic Boston cuisine. Both food and drink are approached in a familiar way that celebrate Boston's heritage, while expanding on tradition.

Offering Boston favorites and classic cocktails, the menu plays off of beloved standards while innovating with a contemporary approach. Housed in the historic Police Headquarters on Berkeley Street, the restaurant is a true celebration of Boston's past and culinary future.

Utilizing many local and regional products, Precinct is proud to partner with some of the best artisan purveyors. The kitchen uses meat, produce, and dairy from many local, small batch farms and is honored to serve these truly local products.

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Sun 11:00AM - 1:00PM
Tue - Thu 5:00PM - 6:00PM 8:30PM - 9:30PM
Sat 11:00AM - 1:00PM

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New England
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this pkace

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RR
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Had a business lunch at PRECINCT on Valentines Day. Staff was on the ball, present and helpful without too much hovering. Would love to go there again

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New England
13 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service, delicious food, reasonable priced for the quality and presentation. The bar scene is quite popular and crowded. But with reservations the dinner experience was fantastic!

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KS
New England
5 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Greg, our waiter, was beyond excellent. One of the best I’ve had in Boston. Definitely would go back just for the service!

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K
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went here for brunch. The food was delicious and the staff was incredibly friendly and prompt. Would highly recommend trying one of their Benedict’s.

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

Had such a lovely night came for the game of thrones theme wish it was a little bit more put together some of the sets had holes and look abandoned and not well kept but it was the last night it was all coming down the next day so not surprised some of it wasn’t maintained also wish the game of thrones section of the menu was more pulled out but food was great loved it a lot. Drinks were great overall a wonderful time if I lived in Boston I would go more

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J
New England
2 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a gluten free haven! I love coming here because of all the options!

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New England
20 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Perfect for a catch lunch. Menu was diversified and we had a great time.

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New England
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great time. Thank you

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MS
New England
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Food was pretty good, with the exception of the special whoopie pie on the Game of Thrones menu which was not as awesome as I wanted it to be. The service from Greg, however, was OUTSTANDING. He’s the type of server that you want to put in your pocket and take with you to every restaurant you eat at. Game of Thrones pop up was super fun and the grilled cheese dipper apps were 10/10.

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My experience at Precinct Kitchen + Bar was pretty good. I got the Chicken Breast which had a chicken breast, potato’s, broccoli (which was literally cooked to perfection) It was a great balance it was very clean and classy inside. It was also pretty quiet and peaceful. Our server was very kind and patient. I would highly recommend it. My only problem was it was hard to find. Go here it is amazing!!! 👍👍

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New England
6 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice ambiance! Loved the game of thrones theme! My boyfriend said the filet was one of the best steaks he has ever had. Impressed by the quality of food and level of service overall.

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Raleigh
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

Food was mediocre, service was ok, waiter not quite as attentive as we would have liked but fine. Probably won’t be back.

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JP
New England
7 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

I gave the food less stars only because one of my favorite menu items anywhere is short rib. And mine happened to be very fatty. I was bummed. I liked the mashed potatoes and green beans however.

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KF
New England
5 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 2

Precinct I always find to be overpriced, with nothing on the menu that has ever impressed me.

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New England
29 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a party of six including one hard of hearing relative: staff was very accommodating and got us a table in the back. Bar area is nice: is a big area where private party was going on but the other side of the bar was quiet and easy to access. Service was terrific and quick. Food was awesome: deviled eggs are a must try... steaks were perfectly done as was salmon. All in all a great spot for casual dinner or pre- event meal.

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New England
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had mSunday brunch here with family and it was really nice. It was a chill atmosphere with great food and service.

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New England
5 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

The restaurant was hosting a GOT night, which was amazing! The decor, menu selection and ambiance was fantastic. The food was alright. We both had seafood option, which were well executed. The only drawback was the truffle fires. I only have carbs rarely so when I do, I want it to be amazing, and these were far from it. I would compare them to $3 smashburger fries. Not a hint of truffle what so ever. I would go with another side.

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KJ
New England
4 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was delicious and the service was outstanding. A little loud as tables are close together but still great.

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New England
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The atmosphere and food were great. All 4 people in our party were happy with our food choices during a recent brunch. The protein pancakes tasted great, but could have used something else on the plate, like fruit or berries to break up the monotony of the flavors.

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Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 3

Our reservation was for 8:30pm. We were not seated until 9:11pm. The host was supposed to call when our table was ready, but it took me going by up and asking him about our table for him to seat us. He was very nice and apologetic. After being seated, we waited 21 minutes for our drinks from the bar. It was very crowded because of a promotional event the restaurant was holding, so some wait time is expected, but this seemed over the top- especially considering we waited so long for our table. Our server was very nice and attentive. The food was mediocre at best and definitely over priced. All in all, we won’t be back, and would tell anyone who asked specifically that there are better restaurants for a smaller price tag.

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New England
9 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Family visiting from out of town. The game of thrones theme in the courtyard and bar area was very fun and we were able to also enjoy a quiet dinner with conversation right nearby.

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L
New England
22 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous restaurant but especially for those with celiac disease or a gluten allergy. Almost anything can be made gluten free and the staff is very attentive.

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New England
14 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Oysters; GREAT calamari and the perfect steak frites. Can't wait to go back and highly recommend! Happy New Year!

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r
New England
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food , creative menu great cocktails outstanding service

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New England
6 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Charcuterie board was amazing!! Drinks were well made and the atmosphere is fun. Love it there

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L
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The bar was super crowded which worried me when I came in, but it did not leak into the dining area which is somewhat separate. It was a very enjoyable evening all around.

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EA
New England
18 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The short rib caramelized onion panini sandwich was pure heaven! Will return for another very soon

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KN
Los Angeles
26 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Wonderful find on a chilly night. Warm ambience. Had the oysters and the pumpkin ravioli. Delicious!

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FF
New England
3 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great comfort food in an upscale, modern pub atmosphere. Service is tremendous from vegetables servers and staff who have worked there for years and take pride in taking care of you.

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

The service was outstanding and the food was fantastic. Our waiter, Greg was fantastic. Could not have asked for anything more.

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

We had Greg as our waiter and he was superb. I have never been treated with so much respect

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HB
Montreal
13 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Great food, slow service to start, attentive afterward.

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New England
3 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Food and service were very good, my only negative is that an 18% gratuity was added to the bill, I'm assuming since we wee a group of 9. No one told me and if I had not looked at the bill closely I would have tipped on top of it. If I had been told I would have added another 2% on, as it was I left it at the straight 18%.

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great restaurant!! Food and service top notch:)

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New England
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service. Overall great experience.

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EE
New England
26 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We had dinner at Precinct Kitchen before attending a play at the Lyric Stage around the corner. It was a convenient location and an unusual experience in the basement of the old Boston Police headquarters with vintage photos on the walls. The service was excellent and the food was good but not great. I had the french onion soup which was mundane but acceptable and the appetizer sized lobster risotto which was very tasty. My companion had the salmon and substituted the wasabi sauce for the cream sauce indicated on the menu due to lactose issues. The sauce was perfect, not too hot but the salmon was a bit overcooked and dry. The noise level was moderately high due to the hard decor.

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AW
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 4ambience 4

Had breakfast: coffee like dirty water, food as if from a package. Really not worth it. This place has gone straight down hill since the last time I was there.

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Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went here for dinner with a small group, knowing nothing about the place outside of Open Table reviews. The food and atmosphere was great, and the service was even better. Our waiter was fantastic, spending plenty of time to explain things, make great recommendations, and make sure the gluten-free members of our party were taken care of. My wife had the scallops and she said they were the best she's ever had. I had the short ribs - delicious. I would highly recommend this restaurant.

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

Salmon was fantastic! Calamari was also great & dipping sauces were delicious. Fun environment.

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