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Precinct Kitchen + Bar

4.7
631 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American
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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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 631 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.7
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4.5
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4.3
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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JackieR
New England
3 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Precinct is always a great experience. The food is good, drinks are delicious and service is never a problem. The setup both inside and out is inviting and comfortable. The food / drinks are a bit on the pricier side but worth it.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly and attentive, best part is they are dog friendly

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service and the food were both outstanding and the tables on the outdoor patio were very well spread apart.

KH
vipKatyH
New England
3 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

fabulous food, wine and atmosphere. friendly and efficient staff

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Kristin
New England
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food. We ate for Dine Out Boston and could not have been happier with every single course. Amazing! The patio is very quaint and spacious.

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Julia
New England
3 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was SO delicious and evening ambience was incredible! Will definitely be coming back even when it’s not dine out boston (which I suppose is the point of them participating in dine out boston.... but it worked!).

JC
JerryC
New England
2 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Lease than I expectation. Maybe the pandemic issue, can be better

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vipDish
New England
9 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The outdoor patio is lovely, and the retractable awning was key when it started to sprinkle a bit. Food was delicious, and Omar was an outstanding server. Prices were a bit on the high side, but it is the Back Bay, so that was not a surprise...

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MichelleS
New England
7 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great outdoor dining experience. Staff very friendly and food was great!

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Jayne
New England
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner was delicious. I had the surf & turf and my husband had the swordfish. The chocolate cake was to die for. Service was excellent. We felt very comfortable and at ease dining here because the staff took great care to keep the guest feeling safe. They wore mask at all times and was constantly changing gloves. Great place for date night! Will be back.

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vipfoodie
New England
10 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sous chef has stepped in and the food is better than ever!
All three of us sampled different items on the restaurant week menu and each was delicious! We were left to enjoy our time. No one rushed us. Outdoor space is one of the
very best in Boston.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Made a reservation for the patio but asked to sit inside near the bar because it was raining outside. Wait staff was extremely helpful in finding us a table that we liked. The bar staff that waited on us were awesome and the Restaurant Week menu was amazing. I originally chose this restaurant because of their Orin Swift wine selection (Abstract being our favorite). We branched out and tried a different bottle of wine and it was amazing, Soul of a Lion. We will be returning soon to try their highly rated selection of charcuterie boards that look amazing!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was amazing! The service, food, drink, ambiance, etc.!

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vipcrischellem
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the food and great service! They were very kind to our dog too.

BO
vipBigOpenTableFan
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Eating outside was fantastic; they did a great job in every respect to keep us all safe!

MS
vipMattS
New England
2 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love their patio - great ambiance. Service was friendly and quick and the hummus plate was amazing.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Great setup, could work on ambiance a bit - candles on the tables, some background music maybe. Felt a bit stale.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Great experience!! They had both heated and open air outdoor seating available. All staff had masks and gloves on and were clear about expectations for going in and using the restrooms. The ambiance was great and I felt very safe at one of my first times going out to a restaurant since the reopening. Food & drink was great as usual!

JB
JohaneB
New England
3 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Cute little spot. We sat outdoors on a questionable rainy night. But they had an overhead shade (and of course in door seating). The only con was the fact that we were close to the Main Street. But nice little date night spot or for an intimate setting

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KellyM
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Went out for a birthday dinner, we don’t get out a ton but wanted to try somewhere new. Randomly selected here in open table and everything we had was amazing. The server was quick and efficient. We had a cheese board to start, everything was fresh and delicious. My fiancé got the steak and was blown away at how tender it was. I got the lobster roll, and it was by far the best one I’ve had. Definitely need to try the lava cake, not the tradition cakey outside with fudge it the middle. It was solid but then melted in your mouth. We will be back!

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Anastasia
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

This was my first time dining out since the beginning of the pandemic. I was a big nervous, but when I showed up I immediately saw all of the precautions being taken. There are clear barriers between tables, you're required to wear a mask when you're not sitting at the table, our server wore a mask and gloves at all times, and you're not seated too close to other patrons. The food was good, and the drinks were better (strawberry smash). I've been before a few times, and I've never had less than a great experience at Precinct in any way.

KH
vipKatyH
New England
4 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice outdoor space and great food and drinks. Love coming to the Precinct!

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Soph
New England
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Lovely patio. Food was good, but a little overpriced.

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laurenb
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love Precinct! Myself and other guests felt completely comfortable and safe there.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a wonderful experience!

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Susanna
New England
15 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A perfect evening from start to finish! Delicious food prepared absolutely perfectly. A true delight.

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Playgoer
New England
5 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Classy pub dining, good food, somewhat slow but we should have informed the waiter in advance - just a bit slow getting main dishes out. Menu is limited in number of choice, but every dish was well-received by our group, and servings were ample.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice staff, food was great. Reasonable on price

OT
OpenTable Diner
New England
19 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really nice Sunday brunch. The eggs Benedict were very good!

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vipkrmdo
Denver
6 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Noise level was pretty good, amenable to less formal business dinners. Would not recommend for a date. There were not a lot of vegetarian options, but the available one was good!

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Susanna
New England
16 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is so fresh and deliciously prepared. Service is first class. A completely enjoyable evening!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We really enjoyed our family dinner and birthday celebration-nice that our fantastic server Greg encouraged our vegetarian “adjustments” and worked really hard to make sure everyone was happy. Look forward to next visit!

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vipVitaG
New England
3 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Valentine’s Day

OT
OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Food wasn’t worth the price.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have a lovely Valentine’s Day dinner here! Our server Omar was attentive and friendly. He made sure we stayed on schedule so we would make our play. The food was delicious — lobster risotto and gnocchi with braised beef. We realized as we started eating that we forgot our play tickets, a huge problem! We found the PDF, e-mailed it to the manager and he printed them for us! He saved the night! We will definitely be back when we have more time and to tell them we made it to the play. :)

JG
JonG
New England
8 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience2

Not sure I would recommend, would have to think about it.

NY
vipNYEater
New England
85 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

What a bar scene! Thankfully, the restaurant part is a bit removed from the loud bar scene (great for after work and Friday nights!). We had a pre-theatre time and the service was excellent. Fast, attentive, and courteous. The appetizers (octopus and deviled eggs) were good. The eggs were a bit mustardy and the octopus wasn't too tender. However, the accompaniments helped each dish.

My scallops were good - but not necessarily $34 good. My husband's fish and chips were fine. Nothing extraordinary or out-of-the-box creative but fine, solid food.

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MintySnipes
1 review
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall2food1service2ambience3

While I think the bar area is great, the dining experience was severely lacking. We had a group of 6 from my work, and most of us were unhappy with the meals, thinking the Steaks served were rather tasteless, which was surprising. I ordered the Braised Beef Gnocchi, which was very mushy. I sent it back and asked for seared scallops, which were OK, but nothing I couldn't have made with minimal effort at home, and for the prices they charge I expect much better. Very disappointing. The wait staff were not friendly, but stone faced and grim. Although we will probably be back for drinks in the bar, this will be the last time we will come here for dinner.

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vipLaurenR
Las Vegas
14 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Food, service, and ambiance were all fantastic. Enjoyed the beef gnocchi. Good cocktail list. Very attentive to customers. Thank you!

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Precinct Kitchen + Bar is rated 4.7 stars by 631 OpenTable diners.

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.