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About Precinct Kitchen + Bar

Precinct Kitchen & Bar is now open in the Loews Boston hotel. Offering a menu of Boston favorites and classic cocktails, the restaurant is universally approachable to the neighborhood demographic. Dishes are traditionally-inspired, playing off of beloved New England classics, yet innovative and contemporary in their approach and presentation. The cocktail program, designed by Master Mixologist Eben Klemm, is a strong and reputable force behind the bar. The focus is on classic Boston & New England inspired concoctions and elixirs.The restaurant features a charcuterie station serving local, artisanal cheeses and cured meats from family-owned farms, plus a seafood-focused menu. A patio overlooking Berkeley Street opens at the end of April.

154 Berkeley St
Boston, MA 02116
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Contemporary American, Seafood

Hours of Operation:
RESTAURANT
Monday-Friday 7am -- 10pm
Saturday 7am-12pm, 5pm-10pm
Sunday 7am-12pm

LOUNGE
Sunday-Wednesday 11am-12am
Thursday-Saturday 11am-2am
Lunch and Dinner menus are also available

Cross Street:
Stuart and Berkeley

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(617) 532-3827

Website:
http://precinctkitchenandbar.com/

Precinct Kitchen + Bar Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.2

service

4.4

ambience

4.3

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

84% would recommend it to a friend

Business Meals (9)
Great for Outdoor Dining (9)
Good for a Date (8)
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Good for Groups (6)
Fun (5)
Hot Spot (5)
Great for Lunch (5)
Neighborhood Gem (5)
Quick Bite (5)
Special Occasion (5)
Bar Seating (4)
Great for Brunch (4)
Casual (4)
Fit for Foodies (4)
Gluten Free Options (4)
Happy Hour (4)
Local Ingredients (4)
Sunday Lunch (4)
Good for Birthdays (3)
People Watching (3)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Healthy (3)
Good for Anniversaries (2)
Comfort Food (2)
Cozy (2)
Creative Cuisine (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Notable Wine List (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Quiet Conversation (1)
Romantic (1)
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 (New England)·Dined 3 days ago

Food was good, drinks were a bit light and the service was excellent.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, People Watching, Business Meals, Good for Groups
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vip
 (New England)·Dined 5 days ago

Greg is the best!

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 (New England)·Dined on November 11, 2017

My wife and I had Brunch here before heading to a midday concert. The place was conveniently located, well decorated and very pleasant. The breakfast buffet was very comprehensive and well prepared. The service was fast and professional. Prices were very reasonable for Boston. Highly recommended.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Great for Brunch, Casual
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·Dined on November 11, 2017

I loved everything about my dining experience with the exception of the shared booth seats. The group behind both my date and myself were constantly bumping the seats quite hard. At one point the whole bench moved. Only reason i gave 2 stars for abiance. It was a 5 star review minus that.

Tags: Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Gluten Free Options, Good for Birthdays, Fun
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on November 8, 2017

Mediocre food. Great menu but food quality did not show up.

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 (New England)·Dined on November 8, 2017

Love the express lunch menu but the place wasn’t that crowded and it took a long time for us to get our order.

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 (New England)·Dined on November 5, 2017

The French onion soup was amazing, so was the precinct burger! Our waiter was amazing. He was timely, concerned and on his game.

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on November 4, 2017

I booked this and was then a bit concerned when I saw 3.5 star reviews on another site. We were pleased with our meals and the service was excellent! IWhile I wouldn't say the meals were exceptional, the value for the money was definitely there. Will definitely come back.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Food was good overall, though the appetizers really stood out. Calamari was outstanding!

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·Dined on October 22, 2017

Great place that is usually a little less crowded than the central Newbury St spots. We love the nachos and all of their other appetizers. Never feel rushed here, a great place to relax and enjoy the food and company.

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 (New England)·Dined on October 20, 2017

The scallops were really good but a very small plate for the price and compared to other plates. The nachos were fantastic. Other diners had the lobster roll and clam bake and both loved theirs!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Handcrafted Cocktails
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vip
 (Raleigh)·Dined on October 19, 2017

Delicious food and cozy ambience

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Did a last minute open table reservation and was pleasantly surprised! There were 4 of us and we all loved our meals. The service was great and the server very knowledgeable. It was a young, hip crowd on a Saturday night and the doors were open to the outside in mid October. Fun evening - I will be back!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 14, 2017

We liked the warm, friendly vibe of Precinct but the food fell far short. Given the great reviews, it must have been an off night. The pan-fried Branzino was fried to a crisp such that it was very dry and not much meat left. The saving grace was that the clam chowder and salads were yummy, and the steak frites ordered by one of our party was very well prepared and tasty.

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 (Richmond)·Dined on September 29, 2017

We went for dinner at 6:15pm on a Friday and although it was quiet and cozy when we arrived I can see it turning into a lively high-end bar later on. Would definitely go again!

Tags: Happy Hour
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·Dined on September 18, 2017

Food was okay.. kinda pricey.

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 (New England)·Dined on September 9, 2017

Fabulous for celiacs! The manager is great and very allergy conscious. All of the flour used in the restaurant is gluten free so people with a gluten allergy can enjoy everything from clam chowder to beignets. The food is excellent and very nicely prepared.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Gluten Free Options
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on September 1, 2017

Never disappointed with Precinct's food or service!

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 (New England)·Dined on August 26, 2017

Excellent all around! Professional wait staff and fantastic food at reasonable prices. Our family of five enjoyed everything! Would definitely return!

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 (New England)·Dined on August 26, 2017

Ate on the patio . Food was good. Wine good. Lovely evening

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for a Date
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 17, 2017

Good food. Our server was fantastic. Even my children commented on how much they liked him. We sat outside and the ambiance was perfect.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 12, 2017

This is the best Lobster roll I've ever had. And the oysters were great also. I recommend highly without reservation. Eat well.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 12, 2017

We had breakfast on a Saturday morning around 11am. Very cool atmosphere, staff was great! My 16 yr old daughter ordered pancakes and waitperson asked if she'd like the children's size which was 2 large as opposed to 3. We all appreciated it as she could barely finish 2! Great fresh oj, very good coffee and omelettes were great!

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 (New England)·Dined on August 5, 2017

Great service! Short ribs were delicious, as was the scallops with grits.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 4, 2017

Weather was beautiful and we choose (as did all the other patrons that night!) to sit outside. After looking up at the impressive architecture of the hotel that the restaurant is housed in, my husband looked up the history of the building and discovered it was a former police precinct - hence the name! Loved our time in Boston and in this restaurant!

Tags: Good for a Date, Hot Spot, People Watching, Happy Hour, Vibrant Bar Scene, Bar Seating, Good for Groups, Fun, Great for Outdoor Dining
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·Dined on July 25, 2017

The service was excellent- the food was delicious and the wine 🍷 selection was on point!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Bar Seating
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·Dined on July 25, 2017

Food and service was amazing. I was there for a business meeting and the wait staff was very thoughtful.

Tags: Business Meals, Quick Bite, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·Dined on July 25, 2017

Second time got my breakfast order wrong Omelette was eggs instead of whites and no cheese. When I told waitress she brought me a side of cheese and said don't worry she wouldn't charge me for the cheese! Also forget to make my juice. Had to ask after 20 min after breakfast already served

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 (New England)·Dined on July 8, 2017

Went to Precinct for my girlfriends birthday. Everything was perfect top to bottom. Made a reservation for 2 on OpenTable and we were even seated 5 minutes early at a table originally set for 4! Our server was very friendly and knowledgeable. The food was amazing! We loved the salmon tartare and prosciutto wrapped dates. The coffee rubbed venison was cooked PERFECTLY. As for cocktails, their Old Fashioned was amazing. Their Food & Beverage Manager, Matt, even came over to check on everything and wish my girlfriend a Happy Birthday. We will definitely be back!

Tags: Organic, Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals, Disabled Access, Great for Brunch, Vibrant Bar Scene, Neighborhood Gem, Afternoon Tea, Tasting Menu, Fun, Seasonal, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Good for a Date, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Great Beer, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot, Live Sports, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Authentic, Happy Hour, Handcrafted Cocktails, Healthy, Special Occasion, Cozy, Late-night Find, Bar Seating, Quiet Conversation
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 30, 2017

Excellent! Well exceeded expectations! This is the best experience of the week!

Tags: Hot Spot, Good for Groups, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Happy Hour
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 (New England)·Dined on June 27, 2017

Food was decent but the noise level was off the charts. We were seated next to a large party and it was so loud we could barely have a conversation. Disappointing.

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 (New England)·Dined on June 10, 2017

The music was good, but WAY TOO loud for dinner guests. Should have faced the amp to the bar people. Hard to have conversation.

While the veal entree was very good, and different, the chicken (although free range which I appreciate) was dry, and there was nothing special or interesting about it. I'm told the "lobster roll" was okay. I don't remember the 4th dish.
The desserts, both the chocolate mousse and the parfait were pretty disappointint.

Sorry. But you asked. Definitely not worth the price. And we go out a lot!!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Columbus)·Dined on June 9, 2017

We are visiting Boston from out of town and found this place on yelp. I didn't realize at first that it was part of a hotel. I loved the atmosphere, it was cozy and romantic. The food was also very good, big portion sizes. My boyfriend and I split the Caesar salad and they brought it out in 2 separate bowls and were big enough that I didn't feel like we split the salad. I ordered the salmon and it was perfectly cooked. The cocktails were great too. I would definitely return here if I came back to Boston.

Tags: Cozy, Romantic
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 (New England)·Dined on May 30, 2017

Despite having a reservation, they did not have a table for us and were less than apologetic. The hostess just shrugged so I asked for a manager who found an end table in the bar for us to sit as the bar area was full. Very disappointing!

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 (New England)·Dined on May 27, 2017

This is now our favorite restaurant in Boston. It is particularly fabulous if you have a gluten allergy. Manager Matt Sentas is very allergy aware and now only uses GF flour in the kitchen, so those with a gluten allergy can eat everything from clam chowder to fried calamari to beignets! The entrees are excellent. We recently had the venison and the scallops and the preparations were very flavorful. A perfect spot if you are going to the Lyric Theater. The restaurant is in a hotel so serves all meals.

Tags: Gluten Free Options
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 (Boise)·Dined on May 21, 2017

It is evident that Precinct has a strong focus on both excellent food and service. I was on the search for a great lobster roll and the Precinct's is one of the best I've had in three years of visits to Boston. Add one of their Bloody Mary's....will not disappoint. One of the best meals we had during our Boston visit!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch
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 (New England)·Dined on May 17, 2017

Great for a casual date and fun atmosphere👌

Tags: People Watching, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (New England)·Dined on May 5, 2017

We went here before an Opera and it was very busy for a Thursday night out. Even though it was super busy our food came out very fast and was amazing. We got the Venison and Whole Fish.... WOW!

Tags: Good for a Date, Vibrant Bar Scene, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Charleston)·Dined on May 3, 2017

Awful service and food. 5:30 reservation, only 2 tables seated when we were sat.
Confused as to who our server was - had 3 different males talking to us and talking orders.

25 minutes for first appetizers, oysters came out poorly shucked with bellies punctured, showed to person who delivered the food, indicated would get server, server never came. Ordered cheese plate, bread was cold and soaked in oil, blue cheese was just rind, showed to server and no response, walked from table, did come back with warm bread. Venison entrée ordered med-rare, came out well done, showed to server and again just walked away. Someone else came and took plates, entrée not touched, did not say anything. Server came back 20 min later and we asked for check as running late. Check had no comps - asked server about the Venison and he indicated could ask a manager. Never say or spoke to manager, after waiting another server grabbed check and ran credit card - never saw our server again.
Only good thing was wine selection. Total bill $199, left note on back of receipt with limited tip. Was there 2 hours.

Biggest complaint was that we were seated in middle of restaurant with clear view of the kitchen service bar. 2 chefs in white jackets at the bar, one was eating the entire time - eating nachos and talking to staff, handling food.

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 (New England)·Dined on April 29, 2017

A group of my friends and I chose this place for dinner before going out on the town for the night. Our reservation was for 815 and we were sat within 15 minutes, which was fine. However, once we ordered our food it took about an hour if not longer to get our food. Our food was alright, 3 of us got a burger, none of them were cooked correctly. Two of my other friends got the mussel appetizer and scallop entree. I found our server to be extremely rude and unprofessional. Additionally, we asked for our bill and over half an hour by and it was never brought over. One of my friends went to find the server and he was outright rude to her asking "what do you want". Once again we asked for the bill, still nothing. For a second time my friend had to get up out of her seat to find him. And when she did he seemed annoyed and with force handed her our bill. We didn't leave the restaurant until 11:15 and at that point, our evening was ruined. I will never go back to this restaurant because of my experience, nor will my friends, nor will be recommending it to anyone else.

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