224 Boston Street Tavern & Restaurant

4.8
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$30 and under
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American
224 Boston Street is a neighborhood restaurant in Dorchester. Serving contemporary all-American comfort food during the dinner hour, it lets diners get anything from a great cheeseburger or salad to delicious mac 'n cheese and dessert. The most popular dishes at 224 include the homestyle meatloaf, tacos on homemade tortillas, and Short Rib Mac & Cheese.

At 224 Boston Street, guests can eat inside or outside at the beautiful patio setting. Diners on the go can also grab some takeout and enjoy it elsewhere. For people that have a busy night planned or don’t like waiting, 224 offers the option to make reservations.
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4.8based on recent ratings
4.8
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4.8
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4.7
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JL
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I had our anniversary dinner here. The food is amazing and the staff was so kind. I would highly recommend this restaurant!

P
New England
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very nice service, and the meal was superb. But I was disappointed you were not able to serve espresso after dinner.

MM
New England
2 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely, cozy quiet. Great food. We are Boomers who can't tolerate high industrial ceilings with a lot of noise. Delicious food from the favorite meatloaf to oysters, scallops and salmon. The tiny bar was filled with a lively group of young people, seemed to have a neighborhood vibe
A favorite place of mine for 13 years and always enjoy!

OT
New England
5 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The short rib Mac and cheese is delish! Cozy cute spot

D
New England
6 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

They were out of their delicious wings. :( Otherwise, another great experience at 224!

CC
Toledo
7 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

This was my second time here. I enjoyed the food better last time. The portion sizes are too small and over priced. This time I got the duck but wasn't the biggest fan of it. My main concern is the price for what I received. We got the brussels sprouts for an appetizer and that was good.

OT
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was outstanding as was the food! Very accommodating young lady. Thank you!

S
Richmond
47 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service tonight. We all enjoyed the meal and the ambience thanks 😊

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was outstanding! I have had dinner and enjoyed it but I had the brunch (Benedict minus the ham ) and it was cooked perfect. The potatoes have a kick and I loved it. My particular table was in a squishy spot where my chair was against a pole. There was a surrounding large party as well where I almost felt like I was intruding. None of that effected my experience with the food or service. Tasty.

DL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time in the restaurant and it was fantastic!! Really enjoyed the music from Bella and Chris during Sunday Brunch!!

JL
New England
2 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Second time coming here. My boyfriend had the duck, which he said was very very good. I had the meatloaf, which comes with a potato purée. I noticed on the menu there was a garlic purée with another dish and being the garlic lover that I am I asked our server ( as long as the kitchen doesn’t mind) am I able to get that with the meatloaf? I felt silly for asking, maybe there not being too much of a difference in flavor and it being an unnecessary request... but it was SO good!!! The flavor of the purée was fantastic, went well with the meatloaf and the mushrooms/sauce of the dish. Im so glad I asked, because it was amazing. Dinner here was 10/10 both times we’ve been. And the berries and bubbles drink is my absolute favorite. Thank you 224 Boston! We had a great dinner.

j
New England
12 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, drink & service. A go to place for sure in Dorchester.

ES
New England
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food, good service. Very nice evening. We both enjoyed our meals very much.

KS
New England
2 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience4

The food is good. We like going here since it’s close to home and it’s pretty much a nice place. It is cramped but comfortable. The menu doesn’t change often and you have to order very specific if you need to alter a dish. Their dessert selection is limited. Usually 2 choices. They use a lot of nuts. No chocolate desserts. Usually just something light.

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite places in Boston. I’ve never had a bad meal here.

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Timely seating. Decent selection. Excellent presentation. Very good service. Nice atmosphere

c
New England
6 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Finally made it to 224 Boston and loved it! Very cozy ambience, friendly server, and delicious food. Highly recommend.

OT
New England
4 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Had brunch for the first time at 224. Such a cozy space! Really enjoyed the corn beef hash and eggs. Nicole was our server and she was lovely, outgoing and attentive. Will have to come back to try out their dinner menu!

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Good but not outstanding. I’ve been there before and I will to back but maybe more with friends than for a quiet business trip dinner on my own

J
London
26 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just a great little spot- brunch menu has standard “brunch” offerings that are all elevated in the ingredients and flavors. Wonderful staff and charming space. Also an incredible value, great prices.

BF
New England
3 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great spot. Super friendly people who work there. My wife and I went with friends and it was a perfect balance of cozy and fun. Highly recommend.

PB
Miami
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great atmosphere, great service

j
New England
12 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best food in the South Boston-Dorchester area!! Drinks are outstanding!!

OT
New England
3 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful waitress! Food was delicious.

MC
New England
9 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place. Super friendly service and warm atmosphere. Great value for food with healthy options. Excellent drink selection.

O
New England
76 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Southie Gem!

Great food, friendly service, cozy dining room.

b
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great spot for a birthday although if I lived closer would make it more regular. Food was fantastic, a mix of Italian, southern US and some Asian ingredients to a tight varied menu. Service was on point, fast but also left us alone when we were chatting. Wine prices a great value. Def coming back. Also warmly lit. Bar area for more informal hanging out.

JW
New England
130 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

My husband and I have eaten here before and plan to again. No matter what we order it has been very good and the staff is always excellent in being knowledgeable and attentive without being obtrusive.

KL
New England
8 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was quick but it was a slow evening. Food was delicious and reasonably priced. Can’t wait to go back!

EC
New England
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The deep fried french toast was phenomenal and the Brussels sprouts, amazing! The service was fast and friendly. We all had a great time.

R
New England
13 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Even after all these years still delivering in all the right ways with no pretense. Excellent and attentive service from smart and accommodating staff. The brunch was tasty with very good lunch and breakfast choices. The oyster were the best I had in 2019. Highly recommend 224.

JL
New England
5 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this place.

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a nice vibe. The decor the lighting the food. It was our second time there so we decided to try the high top seating this time and felt it much cozier there for 2. Amazing spot and will definitely be back.

K
New England
63 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Despite being a Saturday night and busy food and service was spot on. Bread is awesome, salad spectacular (who knew?) and the salmon with risotto was the best. Still my go to place in all the city of Boston. Sure wish they’d bring back the pumpkin tortalinni with cream sauce though. Still fantasize about it

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing first time experience. I will definitely be back

AP
New England
6 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Natalie was extremely attentive but not intrusive. She was helpful and informed about the menu and made great suggestions. We went for brunch on a chilly Sunday morn and our party of five was utterly satisfied. Great omlettes, steak and eggs, pancakes and perfectly seasoned crispy potatoes. We will return.

JM
New England
3 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience3

Beautifully platted and delicious meals. We had the burrata to start followed by the meatloaf and pork tenderloin entrees. All was extremely delicious. The ambiance was perfect for a date night. I highly recommend this restaurant!

ML
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Saturday brunch with girlfriends. Excellent service ...the food and winter sangria was delicious!

N
New England
34 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

First time to 224 Boston on a friend's recommendation. Very accommodating staff. Perfect eggs benedict. My husband said his bloody mary was outstanding. We'll be back.

D
New England
7 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So cozy and charming. The food was great, the service excellent!