Anthem

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840 reviews
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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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1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

We visited for dinner then brunch the next morning. The dinner experience was less than good. It took at least 10 mins to get a server to come to the table. Then another 10-15 to get our drinks (most of the ice had melted by the time it arrived). It wasn’t very busy at all and seemed to be many servers hovering around the bar. My son’s burger was fine but the salmon on my salad was very dry and the salad was warm (eew) not cold and crispy.
We thought it was maybe an “off” night and gave it another shot for bunch: it was worse. Again, not busy but took awhile for a server to bring coffee/juice. We ordered eggs Benny’s. Neither were good and mine was wrong. Both were supposed to be on Portuguese muffins and they were just regular English muffins and we not toasted. My son’s poached eggs were cook hard. As for service, the 2 ppl that were at the next table arrived 20 mins after us and got their food 15 mins before us. That sucked. We asked for our check and received the wrong one. The servers were pleasant both days.

BH
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Much better available within walking distance. Took ages to get a drink even though it was a slow night.

SG
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Warm greeting by hostess followed by a sincere than you as we left were appreciated. Though it was busy, there was no high stress level shown by our server. All individual requests for certain adjustments to menu items were happily accepted and then perfectly delivered. Food was excellent and bointiful. Good show!

P
New England
45 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food options
Attentive staff

MD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Last minute reservations for our party of 5 and they were able to accommodate us. Food was great. Location was perfect. Perfect mid-day option during our Freedom Trail day.

SF
London
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 1

We were put upstairs. It was very dark and had no atmosphere. Food was dull and overpriced. I guess that’s what you get when you go to a touristy spot. Fries were way over seasoned. Very salty. Would be good if there was an option of unseasoned fries. Even kids didn’t want to eat them.

f
New England
122 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 2

First time here - lots of choices on the menu. Group of us - favorites were fish and chips and calamari. Both were crispy and delicious. Service however was lackluster - didn't check to see how we were doing, took a while for the check and just seemed inattentive. The bigger problem was the space itself - on a hot summer evening, being inside was better than outside, but not by much. We were all uncomfortably warm. It was humid enough inside that the salad croutons were chewy not crunchy. I'd go again, but not in the summer

MK
New England
3 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

looking for a quick spot with out of town guests with kids. the food was way better than expected and very accommodating to children and special food allergies.

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Responded on August 1, 2019

Hi Matt, Thank you for the review and recommendation! We're so glad you all enjoyed your visit, and we hope to see you again sometime soon! Best, Grace

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CL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 2

Service is OK. Food is nothing special. I can go anywhere to get a better clam chowders. For the price I paid for, I can go anywhere in Boston to have a better food and services.

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Responded on July 19, 2019

Hi Corinna, 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 review with management and our chef, so we 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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EN
New England
4 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 3ambience 1

Dining room was like a sauna. Way too hot to be comfortable eating at all

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Responded on July 2, 2019

Hi Erica, We're sorry to hear about this, and we've shared your review with management so we can work to find a solution. We hope you'll give us another chance in the future. Best, Grace

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MD
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Anthem is a staple in our rotation for work-related lunches. The food and service are consistently good, and it's a great location.

Anthem
Responded on July 2, 2019

Hi Maureen, Thank you so much! We're so glad you've enjoyed your visits with us. We look forward to seeing you again sometime soon! Best, Grace

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TB
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

I've been here many, many times. I always like the atmosphere. The server wasn't particularly warm, so I just made sure to thank her for everything she assisted with to make her hopefully warm up a bit. Service really defines your experience. Wouldn't make me not return.

Anthem
Responded on June 26, 2019

Hello- Thank you so much for the review and recommendation. We're sorry to hear about the service you received during your recent visit with us. We will be sharing your review with management, and our staff, so we can ensure the necessary improvements are made. Would you be willing to share additional information on the date/time of your visit, so we can look into this? Again, our deepest apologies. We look forward to making this up to you during your next visit. Sincerely, Grace

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AR
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Food was ok - prices were steep for what we got. My lobster roll was like $32 and not exactly overflowing with lobster. The staff actually interrupted us several times to move our table to open up windows - one of the times we actually had to stand up and move our chairs around etc. Very unprofessional and not the kind of service you would expect for what we spent.

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Responded on June 18, 2019

Hi Amy, Thank you for the review and feedback. We're sorry to hear that you didn't have a better experience, and we've shared your feedback with our management team, staff, and our chef, so we can 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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ML
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Worst most unprofessional restaurant I’ve ever interacted with. Not only terrible service but extremely deceitful. Lied to on many fronts and essentially forced to leave after making reservations for what should have been a great night. NEVER come here, they are scum

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Responded on June 15, 2019

Michael, We're so sorry to hear about this. We have shared your review with our management team and staff, so we can look further into this. Would you be willing to provide additional information on the date/time of your visit, so we can investigate this? Again, our deepest apologies. Sincerely, Grace

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K
New England
17 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 2

Service was horrible, very very slow with the waitress only having a few tables outside. first and last time dining there.

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Responded on June 18, 2019

Hi Kimmie, We're so sorry to hear about this. We've shared your review with our management team and staff, so we can work on making the necessary service improvements. Would you be willing to share additional information regarding the time of service, so we can look further into this? Our apologies again, Grace

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MW
New England
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 5

5 guests. Food just meh. Table not ready. Reported to open table we were a no show. I checked in TWICE... since table not ready first time.

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Responded on June 12, 2019

Hi Michelle, We're sorry you didn't have a better experience with us at Anthem Kitchen & Bar. Would you be willing to share additional feedback about your meals, so we can work to make the necessary improvements? We've also shared your review with management and our staff, so we can make sure reservations are handled correctly in our system going forward. Apologies again, Grace

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DB
Cincinnati
81 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved avocado toast and my eggs poached perfectly
Fruit was very fresh
Server was extremely friendly

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Responded on June 10, 2019

Hi Diana, Thank you so much! We're so glad you enjoyed dining with us, and we hope you'll visit us again sometime soon. Best, Grace

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OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 2

Rude manager, dirty seating area (our table had squished food like asparagus and hamburgers from a previous party that was never cleaned up), and overall expensive for what you get (bar food with finer dining prices).

Anthem
Responded on June 10, 2019

Hello- We're so sorry to hear about this. We have shared your review with management and our staff, 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 investigate this further? Any information would be greatly appreciated. Apologies again, Grace

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OT
New England
4 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

When you get seated upstairs you feel like you’re not even dining at Anthem and a second class citizen. Tables available on first floor but we got stuck upstairs with only one other couple. Very disappointing - dining in an empty room. Won’t accept that table next time. Is that where they stick Open Table Reservations? Don’t isolate people there - its a very poor experience and won’t be forgotten. I was a frequent Anthem customer. Will choose other restaurants next time.

Anthem
Responded on June 10, 2019

Hello- We're so sorry to hear about this. We never want anyone to feel like this while dining with us, and we have shared your review with management and our staff, so we can work to make the necessary adjustments to our seating patterns. Again, our deepest apologies for this. We hope you'll give us another chance in the future. Sincerely, Grace

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KC
New England
7 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I came here for a work dinner with faculty from out of town. They could not stop talking about how delicious the food was. I mean, it was really amazing how much they loved it. For faculty the decor may have been a little casual for what they're used to, but man did they love the food. That's what really matters when you go out to eat, right? They had the Salmon, Short rib, Haddock, and I had the strawberry salad. I think that salad was the best i've ever had in my life. I'd give 10 stars for the quality of food.

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Responded on May 28, 2019

Hello- We're so happy to read this! Thank you so much for sharing this review about your experience. We're glad everyone in your party enjoyed their meal, and that you enjoyed the Strawberry & Peach Spinach Salad! We hope you'll visit us again sometime soon. Best, Grace

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M
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Best meal whilst we were in Boston I had roast pepper soup, tagliatelle With peas ham and mushrooms my wife had clam chowder chicken gnocchi best food in ages highly recommended

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Responded on May 28, 2019

Hello- Thank you so much for the kind review! We're so glad you enjoyed dining with us while visiting Boston. We hope you'll visit us again next time you're in the area! Best, Grace

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MC
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Had my graduation dinner here! This fondue is INCREDIBLE. The drinks were amazing as well. We all had delicious entrees like the salmon, lobster mac and cheese, and a burger. This place is wonderfully located right next to Quincy Market, yet it a classy and cozy sanctuary in the middle of one of Boston's busiest spots. I will definitely be coming back, and highly recommend it as a date/celebration/guaranteed good food night out.

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great location, service, ambiance. Had the seafood “tower” appetizer, and excellent Lobster Roll. Other people in our party had great reviews on the short ribs.

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Responded on May 24, 2019

Hello- Thank you so much! We're glad you enjoyed the location, service, and ambiance, and also that everyone in your party enjoyed their meals. We hope to see you all again sometime soon! Best, Grace

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OT
New England
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 1food 4service 1ambience 3

Service was awful. On the way out, my husband mentioned it to the hostess and her reply was “we are short handed upstairs, have a good night”. No apologies at all. Never returning

Anthem
Responded on May 13, 2019

Hello- We received your review on Yelp, and apologize again for your recent visit with us. As mentioned, any information you're able to share about the date/time of your visit, so we can investigate this further, would be greatly appreciated. Apologies again, Grace

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LA
New England
2 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Best cheesecake eva‼️

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Responded on May 13, 2019

Hi Leslie, Thank you so much! We're glad you liked the Cheesecake, and we hope you'll visit us again sometime soon. Best, Grace

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

From NC visiting Boston for College Baseball Series. Everything from service to food to drinks was wonderful. Will definitely be back.

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Responded on April 30, 2019

Hello- Thank you for the review! We're glad you enjoyed your visit with us while in town for the College Baseball Series. We look forward to seeing you again next time you're in town! Best, Grace

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a
New England
2 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

Solid place, really can't go wrong. Salmon burger is a favorite.

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Responded on April 30, 2019

Hi Andrew, Thank you! We're glad you liked the Salmon Burger. We hope you'll visit us again sometime soon! Best, Grace

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JD
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good menu and food. Service was super quick. Clean and great staff.

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Responded on April 25, 2019

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

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OT
New England
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We dined in an upstairs private area. Great food and friendly and polite staff.

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Responded on April 22, 2019

Hello- We're so glad you enjoyed the food, space, and service! Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We hope you'll join us again sometime soon! Best, Grace

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JW
Dublin
6 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Have given this restaurant three chances now. Each time I have received terrible service and mediocre food.

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Responded on April 23, 2019

Hi Josie, Thank you for the review, and our apologies for the service you received. We have shared your review with management, our chef, and our staff, so we can work on improvements. If possible, it would be greatly appreciated if you could share some additional information on the date/time of your visit, so we can work on making the necessary adjustments. Our apologies again. Best, Grace

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T
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 2

Vacationing with family

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Responded on April 22, 2019

Hi Terri, Thank you for the review! We're glad you chose to dine at Anthem Kitchen & Bar, and we hope to see you again next time you're in the area. Best, Grace

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S
New England
3 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Good for, though smaller portions for price. This is normal of Fanuiel Hall though. The biggest problem was the seats. I was just to large to fit in them and the table was a high top, which made it worse.

Anthem
Responded on April 23, 2019

Hello- Thank you so much for the review. We apologize that you did not have a better experience, and we've shared your review with management and our host staff so we can work on making improvements. We hope you'll give us another chance in the future. Best, Grace

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SW
1 review
Dined on April 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food for our party of nine, with a big range of desires. This was our post-marathon celebration meal and the Anthem came through beautifully!

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Responded on April 19, 2019

Hi Sarah, We are so glad you chose Anthem Kitchen & Bar to celebrate after the Boston Marathon! Thank you so much for taking the time to write this review. We're so happy we were able to provide something for everyone, and that you all enjoyed your visit with us. We hope to see you again sometime soon! Best, Grace

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OT
Montreal
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

too noisy and slow service. There is noise from the street and the waiters seem too busy and forget orders

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Responded on April 2, 2019

Hello- We apologize for the noise level and slow service, and have shared your review with management and our staff so we can work on making improvements. Any additional information you're able to share about the date/time of your visit, so we can make adjustments would be greatly appreciated. Apologies again, Grace

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HS
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The Fish n Chips was excellent!!! Great portion. We had the shrimp cocktail as well which was also good.

Our server was attentive.

The only thing I had a problem with was the hostess. We got there early, sat at the bar. When we went back to hostess station, it appeared she forgot us.

I will not let the service from the hostess over shadow the rest of the night.

Our meals were well worth it, and will definitely go back the next time I am in Boston.

Anthem
Responded on April 2, 2019

Hi Heather, Thank you so much for choosing Anthem Kitchen & Bar. We're so glad you liked the Fish & Chips, and of course, the service! We have shared your feedback about the hostess with management and our staff so we can work making improvements. Thank you again, we hope to see you next time you're in Boston! Best, Grace

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TV
New England
2 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 3

The service was slow, probably due to there being one waitress to the whole side of a restaurant during brunch hours. I ordered the eggs benny with lobster, no pancetta and extra crispy homefries. I received my meal with cold home fries and an eggs benny with bacon. The waitress proceeded to tell me it’s not bacon (I don’t eat pork) but it was definitely bacon even that it didn’t even come on the original meal. They ended up giving me a new one with what I originally asked for but by then I was over it.

Anthem
Responded on April 1, 2019

Hello- Our deepest apologies for the service you received and the issues with your benedict. We have shared your review with management, our staff, and our chef so we can work to make the necessary improvements to our service and plating. Any additional information you're able to share about the date/time of service, so we can look further into this issue would be greatly appreciated. Apologies, Grace

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LD
New England
2 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 2

For a party of 9, the service was awful. The waitress was not attentive and management could of care less. Had to ask for our glasses to be filled with water numerous times. After dinner, our dishes were still on the table for awhile, granted they were piled up to the side. Had to wait for awhile to get the waitress attention to bring the desert menu...would not recommend this restaurant to my friends our family!

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Responded on March 26, 2019

Lillian, We're so sorry to hear about the service you received during your recent visit with us. What you have described is certainly not up to our hospitality standards, and for that, we deeply apologize. Any additional information you're able to share about the date/time of your visit, so we can look further into this issue, would be greatly appreciated. Our apologies again, Grace

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DS
New England
8 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Good option for casual low-key dinner after work. Very different from lunch crowd.

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Responded on March 22, 2019

Hi Donna, Thank you for choosing Anthem Kitchen & Bar for your after work meal. We're so glad that you enjoyed your experience with us, and hope to see you again sometime soon. Best, Grace

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DT
New England
2 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

Typical pub food, and very overpriced. I think the only thing we all liked was the fried pickles. My Rueben was greasy, soggy, and one of my clients sandwiches were supposed to of been warm and it was cold, the rest of the food was just literally 'ok". Not what I would go back for.

AN
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Very friendly and caring staff in spite of it being a crowded friday nite! Lots of options on the menu, kid friendly - lively location!

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Responded on March 19, 2019

Hi Aditya, Thank you for joining us on Friday! We're so glad you enjoyed our staff and kid friendly options. We look forward to seeing you again sometime soon! Best, Grace

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