Anthem

4.1
881 Reviews
$30 and under
American

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Sunday Lunch
Anthem Kitchen & Bar offers a beautiful sweeping space overlooking the Old South Meeting House in historic Faneuil Hall. Steps to the Financial District, North End, North Station and Government Center, Anthem Kitchen & Bar is the perfect spot to meet up for a client lunch, enjoy a bite and cocktails before sightseeing, have a dinner party with friends, or imbibe in late night cocktails. With fresh seafood, burgers, award-winning New England Clam Chowder, and lobster dishes, the menu includes creative twists on classic American favorites. Enjoy a seasonal patio with the best people watching views over cobblestoned pathways. Anthem Kitchen & Bar also serves weekend brunch throughout the year.
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TB91
New England
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place! Did an awesome job of accommodating out large group. We would definitely like to come back again!

Anthem
Responded on March 12, 2020

Hello- Thank you so much! We're so glad you all enjoyed the food, space, and service, and we look forward to seeing you again sometime soon! Best, Grace

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Ace37
New England
6 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place! Good food and service, fun location.

Anthem
Responded on March 12, 2020

Hello- Thank you so much! We hope to see you again next time you're in the area. Best, Grace

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ReneeB
New England
2 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Went to Anthem for dinner during Restaurant Week and it was great..The Lobster hush puppies were delish.. Service was excellent we took our time eating, drinking and chatting without being rushed. Rory was our server and he was the best. I will def recommend and come back again.

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Anthem
Responded on March 12, 2020

Hi Renee, Thank you so much for the review and recommendation. We're so glad you enjoyed dining with us for Restaurant Week, and hope to see you again next time you're in the area! Best, Grace

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Anupapaya
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing!! Definitely would go back again. Woohoooo

Anthem
Responded on March 5, 2020

Hello- Thank you so much! We look forward to seeing you again next time you're in the area. Best, Grace

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Good food fast service.

Anthem
Responded on March 12, 2020

Hello- Thank you! Come back and visit us again next time you're in the area. Best, Grace

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NancyC
New England
2 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time at Anthem. They had special menu items for "Fat Tuesday." We got some of the special items and some regular items. All the food was very good, and the service was also excellent.

Anthem
Responded on February 28, 2020

Hi Nancy, Thank you! We're glad you enjoyed your first visit with us, especially for Fat Tuesday! Thank you for taking the time to write this review. We hope to see you again sometime soon! Best, Grace

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Server was great! Food was excellent

Anthem
Responded on February 28, 2020

Hello- Thank you so much! We're so glad you enjoyed the food, space, and service, and we hope to see you again sometime soon! Best, Grace

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RyanR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place! Awesome service from Mike, Brett and Ron!!!

Anthem
Responded on February 21, 2020

Hi Ryan, Thank you! We're so glad you enjoyed the service from Mike, Brett, and Ron. We will be sure to pass this nice review along to them! We hope to see you again next time you're in the area. Best, Grace

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LucyM
New England
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friends were visiting from NY for the weekend. This was great for Sunday brunch. Fabulous menu choices. Reasonably priced. Great atmosphere.

Anthem
Responded on February 21, 2020

Hi Lucy, Thank you so much for the review and recommendation! We're so glad you enjoyed your visit with us for Sunday brunch, and we hope to see you again next time you're in the area! Best, Grace

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Jamica
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Although they have great reviews the wait staff was sort of dismissive and the bartenders make mediocre drinks. Not worth the price.

Anthem
Responded on February 18, 2020

Hi Jamica, Thank you for the review and feedback. We're sorry you didn't have a better experience dining with us, and we've shared your feedback regarding service and cocktails with management and our staff, so we can work to make the necessary improvements. Thank you again. We hope you'll give us another chance in the future. Sincerely, Grace

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I loved this place definitely will be coming back again the service was amazing

Anthem
Responded on February 21, 2020

Hello- Thank you! We look forward to seeing you again sometime soon. :) Best, Grace

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Erika
New England
2 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience3

It was honestly super expensive for just okay food and the place was empty at 8:30 on a Friday night which supports my claim that it just isn't that great compared to a lot of other restaurants in the area.

Anthem
Responded on February 14, 2020

Hi Erika, Thank you for the review and feedback. We're sorry you didn't have a better experience. Would you be willing to provide additional feedback about your visit, so we can work to make improvements? Again, thank you. We hope you'll give us another chance in the future. Sincerely, Grace

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GwenH
New Orleans
9 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Good food. Clam chowder was excellent. Waiter was very attentive. Prompt service.

Anthem
Responded on February 6, 2020

Hi Gwen, Thank you so much! We're so glad you enjoyed the food, space, and service, and we hope to see you again next time you're in the area. Best, Grace

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Jimmy
New England
8 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Nice quiet winter dinner .Great burger good service and reasonably priced.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We had New Years even dinner here and it was a blast! The location is great, food was good, and great service. I’d go back

Anthem
Responded on January 16, 2020

Hello- Thank you so much for the review! We're so glad you enjoyed joining us for New Year's, and we really look forward to seeing you again next time you're in the area! Best, Grace

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makestheplans
New England
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience5

Menu recently changed and has become more taste-specific, but still a good atmosphere and friendly service!

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vipEmiDahl
New England
48 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience4

We used to love this place, the cheese fondue was always our go to and was the reason we kept coming back. This trip we learned that the fondue is gone and the things that were kind of replacing it (seafood dip and pretzels with smoked cheese) were just not very good. The clam chowder was excellent, the lobster Mac and cheese was alright. The sangria which sounded amazing and kind of locally inspired was just sangria. We were quite disappointed. The nice location and fun atmosphere wasn’t enough to cover it for locals. Also our server was in quite a rude rush until we were leaving when she became rather friendly, so that was also disappointing. We likely will not be encouraging gatherings to be held here anymore.

Anthem
Responded on December 16, 2019

Hello- Thank you for the review and feedback. We're sorry to have disappointed you by removing the fondue, and we've shared your review with our chef, so we can work to make the necessary adjustments moving forward. Would you be willing to share additional information regarding the date/time of your visit, the name of your server, etc., so we can look further into this? Again, our apologies. We hope you will give us another chance in the future. Sincerely, Grace

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DennisH
Miami
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall3food2service2ambience4

Did not give plates with appetizer
Steak very overcooked
No steak knife provided
I guess I just expected better given the prices.

Anthem
Responded on December 16, 2019

Hi Dennis, We're sorry to hear about this. Would you be willing to share additional information regarding the date/time of your visit, the name of your server, etc., so we can look into this? In the meantime, we have shared your review with management and our staff, so we can work to make the necessary improvements. Apologies again. We hope you'll give us another chance in the future. Sincerely, Grace

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BrianC
New England
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Was very busy but got seated right away -- great ambience and short rib tater tots were amazing, and N. End pizza was great. Sadly the calamari was dry/overcooked, should have sent it back but didn't want to make a scene since on a date. Avoid at all costs (which as $14, basically for fried batter). But recommend overall.

Anthem
Responded on December 16, 2019

Hi Brian, Thank you for the review and feedback. We're glad you enjoyed your overall visit, and we've shared your feedback regarding the calamari with our chef, so we can work to make the necessary improvements. Again, thank you. We hope to see you next time you're in the area. Best, Grace

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OpenTable Diner
New England
6 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, service and atmosphere were all fantastic!

Anthem
Responded on December 5, 2019

Hello- Thank you so much! We're so glad you enjoyed your visit, and we hope to see you again next time you're in the area. Best, Grace

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vipMmmmm
Tampa
82 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience5

So, its a decent location right. It's located inside a very cooly restored building, great wooden beams. But, after that it is a major disappoint. Food was poor (short rib was overwhelmed with mushrooms) to decent (fish and chips); however apps and mains arrived at the same time. So, by the time we tasted the meatball apps, they really were just crap. The server could have cared less that everything arrived at once, her comment was it wasn't her fault. After that, her next visit to our table was to bring the check. She occupied her time, as the place was mostly empty by chatting with the hostess. We had ordered a bottle of wine and ended up pour it ourselves over the course of our meal as the chat must have been a good one. It was a place that I wanted to like, but have to conclude I would not recommend to anyone.

Anthem
Responded on December 5, 2019

Hello- We're so sorry to hear about this. Would you be willing to share additional information regarding the date/time of service, name of your server, etc., so we can look into this? In the meantime, we have shared your review with management, our staff, and our chef, so we can work to make the necessary improvements. Again, our apologies. We hope you'll give us another chance in the future. Sincerely, Grace

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

My family and I here came here for lunch after a special occasion. The service was subpar, and everything took longer than it needed. The waiter wasn’t very attentive and came back to check on the table only once out of the 2 hours. Then, he gave us a hard time when we wanted to split the bill (we only split it in half between 2 people paying). Food was also subpar, no real flavor and the plates seemed to be just thrown together. This is all to say it wasn’t horrible, more of a spot to grab a beer and some apps than to get a nice meal.

Anthem
Responded on November 25, 2019

Hello- I'm sorry to hear about the service you received during your recent visit with us. Would you be willing to share additional information regarding the date/time, name of your server, dishes you ordered, etc., so we can look into this? In the meantime, I have shared your review with management, our staff, and our chef, so we can begin making the necessary adjustments. Again, our apologies. We hope you'll give us another chance in the future. Sincerely, Grace

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
7 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Ordered roasted cauliflower. It was 50% broccoli. No mention of it on menu or by server. Ordered fish tacos. They completely fell apart - couldn’t pick them up at all. Just a pile of stuff after picking up with a 3rd all over the table. Generally good experiences at Anthem but I’d think twice next time.

Anthem
Responded on November 20, 2019

Hello- Thank you for the review and feedback. We're sorry to have disappointed you, and we've shared your review with management and our chef, so we can work to make the necessary improvements. Would you be willing to share additional information about the date/time of your visit, so we can look into the broccoli issue? I ask because we currently do not have broccoli on the menu, and our cauliflower appetizer is made with both white and purple cauliflower. Apologies again, Grace

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Our table wobbled and it was not fixed properly… The waitress only checked on us once and did not follow up to see how food was until late in the meal. Overall it was average

Anthem
Responded on November 20, 2019

Hello- We're sorry you didn't have a better experience dining with us. Would you be willing to share additional information regarding the date/time of your visit, name of your server, etc., so we can look into this? In the meantime, we have shared your review with management and our staff, so we can work to make the necessary improvements. We hope you'll give us another chance in the future. Sincerely, Grace

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LisaH
New England
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience5

My husband had a beer on draft and I had the anthem spritzer, the drinks were very good. Meatball appetizer was delicious. My husband had the chicken with broccoli rabe, The chicken was maybe the saltiest chicken I have ever had in my life, And the broccoli rabe was a little heavy on the garlic. Due to the saltiness of the chicken my husband could not finish his plate. I had the pork over gnocchi with wild mushrooms, also salty but not much more than expected for restaurant food.

Anthem
Responded on November 15, 2019

Hi Lisa, Thank you for the review, recommendation, and feedback. We're glad you enjoyed the drinks and appetizers, and we've shared your feedback with our chef, so he can work to make the necessary improvements. We hope you'll give us another chance next time you're in the area. Best, Grace

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vipNHHBoston
New England
10 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2019
Overall2food1service1ambience2

Place was pretty empty. Service was slow and impersonal. Food was tasteless

Anthem
Responded on November 8, 2019

Hello- We're sorry to hear this. Would you be willing to share additional information on the date/time of service, name of your server, dishes you ordered, etc., so we can look into this? Again, our apologies. We hope you'll give us another chance in the future. Sincerely, Grace

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vipFrankieBaby
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Conveniently located. Server was attentive and food was good. They had a kids menu too.

Anthem
Responded on November 12, 2019

Hi Frankie, Thank you for the review! We're so glad you enjoyed your visit with us, and we hope to see you again next time you're in the area. Best, Grace

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Food great, service sucked. We paid cash for so much of the bill and the bill came back double what we spent. Drinks took forever to come out, waiter was subpar and looked annoyed whenever we asked him anything. Absolutely the worst service I’ve gotten in years. The manager had every reason to not apologize to us as well

Anthem
Responded on October 29, 2019

Hello- We're so sorry to hear this. Would you be willing to share additional information regarding the date/time of your visit, so we can look into this? In the meantime, we've shared your review with management and our staff, so we can work to make the necessary improvements. Again, our apologies. We hope you'll give us another chance in the future. Sincerely, Grace

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SarahK
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Waitress was great. Very attentive and accommodating. Fresh romaine on my salad however salmon was slightly overdone and dry. Clam chowder was awesome, creamy and packed with clams

Anthem
Responded on October 16, 2019

Hi Sarah, Thank you for the review and recommendation. We're so glad you enjoyed your visit, and we've shared your feedback about the salmon with our chef, so he can work to make the necessary improvements. We hope to see you again next time you're in the area. Best, Grace

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OlgaA
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great food great atmosphere great service! More importantly it has a wonderful location centrally located in Faneuil.

Anthem
Responded on October 8, 2019

Hi Olga, Thank you so much! We're so glad you enjoyed your visit, and we hope to see you again next time you're in the area. Best, Grace

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Margartita average.
. Chowder excellent
Food verygoof
Decent portiond
Load lunchtime crowd
Enjoyable experience

Anthem
Responded on October 7, 2019

Hello- Thank you for the review and feedback. We're glad you enjoyed your visit, and we hope you'll visit us again next time you're in the area. Best, Grace

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vipLove2eatOut
New England
11 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely lunch on the patio! Service and food very good. Only small issue was that the hostess forgot to mark the reservation as “seated” so I got an email from Open Table necessitating response, a call to the restaurant, and an online chat with Open Table. Resolved, but a bit of a waste of time!

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ElaineL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall1food1service2ambience2

Worst food ever.
Really bad service

Anthem
Responded on September 10, 2019

Hi Elaine, We're so sorry to hear about this. Would you be willing to share additional information about the date/time of your visit, name of your server, dishes you ordered, etc., so we can look into this? In the meantime, we have shared your review with management, our staff, and our chef. We hope you'll give us another chance in the future. Sincerely, Grace

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JoeS
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our food was delicious and waitress was very efficient and friendly👍

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
16 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Not a great place for sitting out, due to the noise and smoke from the quincy market crowd !

Anthem
Responded on September 7, 2019

Hello- Thank you for the review and feedback. We're sorry you didn't have a better experience, and we've shared your review with management, so we can work to make the necessary improvements. We hope you'll give us another chance in the future. Best, Grace

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vipRaphael
New England
28 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Good neighborhood place near Faneuil Hall; very good drinks; food is good, and they pay attention to dietary needs like gluten-free options, which is terrific. But burgers need to be cooked right the first time; we needed to send back because overdone. And even the second time, not that juicy. Sometimes salmon is perfect, other times too much sauce or glaze. Get consistent.

Anthem
Responded on September 7, 2019

Hi Raphael, Thank you for the review, feedback, and recommendation. We've shared your feedback with management and our chef, so we can work to make the necessary improvements going forward. Our apologies. We hope you'll give us another chance in the future. Sincerely, Grace

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vipmommy77
New England
46 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall4food3service3ambience3

The server got our orders wrong but she was very nice. The food was good.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
12 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Clam chowder was terrific....salad was delish...service was quick. Eat here often...have never had a bad meal or a lack in good service

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AnjelicaM
New England
3 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Shrimp Cocktail was great but the Panzanella was extremely disappointing.

Anthem
Responded on August 30, 2019

Hi Anjelica, We're sorry to hear that you didn't enjoy the Panzanella Salad, and we've shared your review with management and our chef, so we can work to make the necessary improvements. Our apologies again. We hope you'll give us another chance in the future. Best, Grace

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TinaP
Anchorage
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was good- we had a group of 6, including 1 vegetarian & 1 vegan, all of us were able to have delicious meals. The drinks were diverse & very good. Our waiter was attentive without being intrusive, which we appreciated as we had a lot to talk about. Great experience. Will come back.

FAQs

Anthem offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (617) 720-5570.

Anthem is rated 4.1 stars by 881 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.

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