Precinct Kitchen + Bar

4.5
324 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
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  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Good for Groups
  • Vibrant Bar Scene
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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Contemporary American, Seafood
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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
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Phone number
(617) 532-3827
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Olivier Senoussaoui
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Stuart and Berkeley
Additional
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Reviews from verified diners
324 reviews
4.5 out of 5 Stars
Outstanding
65%
Very Good
25%
Good
9%
Fair
1%
Poor
0%
4.4
food
4.4
service
4.4
ambience
3.9
value
Noise · Moderate
93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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MP
3.0Dined 6 days ago

The servers were very friendly but the service was slow - they were slow to take and fill our drink orders. Appetizers were slow to arrive but timing from appetizer to entree was perfect.

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5.0Dined on July 9, 2018

They kindly saved me a table for outside dining on a beautiful day - great service, great food, great ambience. This is a neighborhood favorite.

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BO
5.0Dined on July 2, 2018

Great food, ambiance & service! A perfect 10 all around!

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P
4.0Dined on July 2, 2018

The crab cakes were delicious but the tomatoes were too vinegary. I would have preferred if the potatoes were warm.

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G
5.0Dined on June 30, 2018

I have been here once before and the experience was just as wonderful. Great food, great service and great ambiance.

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P
5.0Dined on June 23, 2018

Loved that Precinct had gluten free options and were indicated right on the menu. Also offered delicious gf bread which is not an option in many other restaurants. I highly recommend Precinct to anyone but especially those who suffer from celiac or a gluten sensitivity.

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SM
5.0Dined on June 22, 2018

We had an amazing birthday dinner outside! Service was outstanding, the food was excellent - an incredible evening!

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DB
5.0Dined on June 21, 2018

Cool place, outstanding food

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LI
4.0Dined on June 16, 2018

We had a great night at Precinct. This was a late birthday celebration for a group of 5 adults. Very attentive and professional staff...our server was outstanding! He offered the option of a half portion of salad for an appetizer, and that was absolutely the way to go. Two people in my group had the lobster roll, which they both LOVED, and my fish dish (cod) was amazing, with wonderful saffron risotto. One person in our party got filet mignon, which was cooked to perfection. Low level of noise (even with the patio doors open - we sat inside). I'd recommend it and look forward to returning.

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KJ
5.0Dined on June 15, 2018

Great for business lunch; not too loud so as to need to talk over one another.

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NT
4.0Dined on June 13, 2018

Came here for lunch. We shared a cheese board, a bowl of mussels, and some soup and salad. The mussels were incredible and it was a gigantic portion. The cheese was very good, but the server did not explain which cheese was which. Unfortunately, the server was also unable to answer some other questions about the menu.

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OT
3.0Dined on June 7, 2018

Food was super salty. Had to send stark back that was well done rather than medium.

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B
3.0Dined on June 2, 2018

we had lunch before the theater. It was an interesting menu. I've had dinner there, and they have the best chicken wings...yum...but they're not on the lunch menu...sigh

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3.0Dined on June 2, 2018

The food was pretty mediocre, however the service was great. All the staff was attentive, helpful and very polite, and they were also not overbearing and checking in on us 24/7. However when it came to the food and drinks it was all underwhelming. We came for brunch and I had the Lobster Cobb Salad which was pretty boring (way too much lettuce, not enough good toppings). My date had the Smoked Salmon Eggs Benedict. Again it was nothing to rave about, flavor-wise it was pretty bland. For a place like Precinct I would expect the food to be at least good, if not great.

We've been here in the past and its a great place for drinks, happy hour and snacks, but I wouldn't recommend the brunch.

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OT
4.0Dined on May 29, 2018

Waitress went mia after we got our meal had to flag her down and almost missed a meeting

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e
5.0Dined on May 19, 2018

Superb in every way. Excellent food, venue, service. I asked for a martini with blue-cheese stuffed olives and though they were not standard offer, they stuffed the olives and voila!
Ate so much at our celebratory dinner that I wasn't hungry until late afternoon the next day.
Don't miss - make it a point to go when in Boston. Can't wait to return.

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KA
4.0Dined on May 18, 2018

Good food and service. Dessert was so so. Had the Boston Cream Pie. Very small serving and not what expected.

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CR
5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Mother’s Day! They have my mom a beautiful red rose which was a really sweet touch. 🌹

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m
5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Fantastic meal, great food, exceptional service. Slight mix up on the order (wrong type of Benedict arrived) but was immediately remedied and well worth a couple minutes wait for the correction. Strongly recommend the crab cake eggs benedict, amazing! Tasty twist on a classic. Basket of pastries also very good including “the best corn muffin I’ve ever had” (-my brother). A little pricey, but as long as you’re getting fancier breakfast it feels appropriate. $16+ for pancakes would be a little much but the Benedict’s and other nicer options are worth it. Relatively quiet on Mother’s Day, so staff could be attentive and food showed the love. We’ll be back!

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ME
5.0Dined on May 9, 2018

Great place for lunch.

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T
5.0Dined on May 5, 2018

I have dined at the Precinct for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. This last occasion was a friend’s birthday so this is a good destination restaurant for special occasions. I had the clambake which was filled with mussels, clams, shrimp, and corn on the cob. Save room to dunk your savory bread into the delicious broth. This restaurant will be known to many urban dwellers as the former site of Boston Police Headquaters, hence the name Precinct. This is one of my go to dining destinations.

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OT
5.0Dined on May 5, 2018

Sons pre college graduation meal. Chef took a special request for oysters Rockefeller and knocked it out the park! Great fresh seafood and top notch service.

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OT
4.0Dined on May 5, 2018

Food was great, service was great

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PG
5.0Dined on April 29, 2018

Our brunch was delicious, the space was very comfortable and the service was outstanding.

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MR
5.0Dined on April 28, 2018

Great menu, terrific food, outstanding service, noisy but we didn't care.

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JM
5.0Dined on April 25, 2018

Excellent food at excellent prices! I have eaten lunch here 3 times and every time the service and food are the best! Awesome Truffle/Parmesan Fries!

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BR
4.0Dined on April 21, 2018

Food was very good. Service was excellent. Front part of restaurant was a bar and tables and very noisy, but the dining room toward the rear was quiet with a nice ambiance. Food was well prepared and fresh

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OT
4.0Dined on April 21, 2018

Great Sangria!!

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HK
4.0Dined on April 20, 2018

Food was fair, but the wait made it seem worse than it was. We were there for a business lunch and expected to be in and out in an hour - no such luck - try two hours. The noise was so loud that we could not talk across a regular table for two. The very busy bar was so noisy that it elevated the level of decibels in the dining room. The food is well priced, but the experience was not good enough to return.

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C
5.0Dined on April 20, 2018

Table for 6, coworker’s last day. Very good waitress. Have had her before.

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OT
5.0Dined on April 19, 2018

Greg was an amazing waiter!!! we hope to have him every time!

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OT
5.0Dined on April 18, 2018

Great food, good atmosphere, reasonable prices

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BD
5.0Dined on April 18, 2018

Another excellent experience at Precinct. Love the dining room here as it is small enough to feel intimate, yet large enough to allow for a comfortable and reasonable amount of space between tables. Menu offerings are consistently well-prepared and presented. Our server this time was truly exceptional—professional, courteous, attentive, and efficient. One of the best service experiences I’ve had in Boston. Look forward to returning.

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JR
5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Service, food, and ambience was incredible. We went with another couple. Our server, Greg, allowed us to take our time - didn’t rush us to place our orders and to enjoy our evening together. He was old school and it was great. The food was delicious. We started with the combo charcuterie board which was stacked with meats and cheeses. My husband had the clam chowder, which was delicious and not too heavy. The truffle fries were excellent and tasty. We will definitely return.

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RH
4.0Dined on April 15, 2018

The food was delish but portions were small for the money. Also there was no remoulade on th crab cakes which I thought was strange. The desserts were also great and our waiter was awesome.

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W
5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

The service has always been wonderful here. The food is delicious, fresh and lovely presentation. We have always appreciated the friendliness of the wait staff.

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OT
3.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Slow service despite numerous open tables.

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TH
4.0Dined on April 14, 2018

We had a pre-theater dinner. Service was excellent. Meals were good overall, but one dish (fried clams) was overdone and inedible. They didn't charge for the meal, but it was unfortunate that we were time-limited and could not get a replacement. Other meals were excellent.

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TS
4.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Well prepared food, portions large enough for sharing, good service, average room.

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R
4.0Dined on March 28, 2018

Went here for restaurant week and it was pretty good; nothing spectacular. There was a massive party sitting next to us that was moving the tables around to get out of their seats, but I think other parts of the restaurant would've been quieter.

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