Anthem

4.3
817 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. Gift Cards are also accepted at sister restaurants City Table and City Bar in the Back Bay and Gather and City Bar in the Seaport District.
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Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
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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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

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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
1 review
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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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
4 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

Service was not great. Average food. Quiet for a Saturday night

Anthem
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
7 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
2 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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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.

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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!

Anthem
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
1 review
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.

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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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F
Washington DC
46 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

This place was great. I was seated promptly, the waitress was on top of things with getting water to each new table, and she didn't try to rush me through the night, but also kept on pace with my dining speed.
I went with the restaurant week menu, which was really great for the price.
My appetizer was the duck banh mi tacos - the duck was great, but the crunchy taco was a bit hard to eat with the duck (the taco crumbled into bits after the first bite). The flavor was definitely there, but it was a little messy to eat.
My entree was the bacon-wrapped pork tenderloin w/ cranberry-cherry chutney which also tasted great. There might have been a few spots of bacon that were a little over-cooked, but nothing to ruin the plate.
The dessert was the housemade doughnuts with the nutella filling. I may be wrong, but it tasted like it was a rum-infused nutella filling, so that was a nice touch.
I'd definitely go again for the nice atmosphere, great service and delicious food.

Anthem
Responded on March 18, 2019

Francisco, Thank you for the review! We're so glad you chose to join us for Dine Out Boston, and have shared your feedback about the taco shells with our chef so we can look into alternatives for future menu items. We're happy the rest of your meal was enjoyable, and hope to see you again sometime soon! Best, Grace

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RL
New England
4 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

We scheduled a table for 4 at 4:30 (hostess never checked us off on OpenTable so I received a didn't show email). 2 arrived early and had drinks at the bar. Bartender was cordial but not overly friendly. Cocktails expensive and the first drink my wife ordered was 75% ice. 3 sips and $13 later, drink was gone. She asked for the second drink to have less ice and was served the same drink in a glass half the size. So less ice means a smaller glass. 3 sips of the cocktail. Waitress Ashley was attentive. We were slow as a party and despite her efforts to take an order - we were not ready when she came by. She was VERY polite each time. We had chowder, 2 sandwiches, and the steak frites. Overall food was good but the tab was quite high for a few drinks and the mixed meals. I like the atmosphere and know Boston is expensive. Just didn't feel like the meal matched the price. I'd return because I like the ambiance.

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Responded on March 18, 2019

We're so glad you enjoyed dining with us! Thank you for the kind words about your server, Ashley. We're happy you enjoyed the food, space, and service, and have shared your feedback about the cocktails and menu pricing with management. We hope to see you again next time you're in town!

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FF
New England
37 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

So much fun, I loved the space as well. We came here for brunch and they easily accommodated a midsize party. Delicious food and great staff! I will definitely be returning

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LK
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful time celebrating our anniversary! The food was great! We look forward to returning!

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d
New England
17 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

We always enjoy the unique food selections at Anthem. The tempura cauliflower was delicious! You can easily make a meal out of several unique appetizers.

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New England
2 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday weekend with my boyfriend. Excellent service and food. Wanted to eat way more than we could. Will definitely be back again!!

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TJ
New England
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Friends having lunch discussing wedding plans.

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M
New England
22 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great lunch spot to meet colleagues.

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PM
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

I was quite disappointed by our lunch at Anthem. My wife had a steak salad that was very tough and bland. I had a “grilled” cheese that was kind of toasted on one side. It was quite bland, and the soup was not at all hot. It was past the lunch rush and the restaurant was mostly empty. Thankfully the wine was good, and the service was good as well. I doubt that we will be going back based on this trip.

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T
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

It was great for a mixed group of adults and kids.

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KB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Anthem has become our go to spot for lunch when we are in Boston. The service is great (Deveney was our server), everyone is friendly and the food is awesome. Chowder is one of my favorites. I am not a huge fan of fish and chips - but I really love how they make it and Anthem.

We always go to lunch there when we are first in town, and we were so happy that we ate there again just before we left.

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RS
New England
15 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 2

The food was good and the portions were adequate. We had the fondue for appetizer which was delicious. I had the scallops for my entree while my husband had the ravioli.... both were also good. However, what we we were a bit bummed about was the fact that we were place smack dab in the middle of the restaurant right next to the bar where it was really noisy. I know I didn't specify when I made the reservation but we were hoping to be in a booth or someplace more relaxing/chill to enjoy our belated Valentine's celebration. Instead, we were placed right next to the TV (and I don't begrudge the folks yelling there - it's a sports channel after all and it was the bar). The service was OK but somewhat curt. We'd still come back here but maybe specify where we would prefer to sit (it appeared to us that the tables on the second floor might have been quieter and more romantic.

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New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 2

Terrible service, very rude waitttress. She seemed inconvenienced to have to serve us and kept rolling her eyes when we asked for anything. Awful.

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J
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

They did a fantastic job with our large group, and we appreciate them being so accommodating to us! Drinks were great, food was pretty solid-- highly recommend the chowder and sandwich options.

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KM
New England
8 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Every time I go to Anthem I have a good experience. I like the décor/ambiance and the food is always good. We went for lunch the other day and were a little disappointed that they didn't have the sangria, but the bellinis we had instead were very good. The calamari was excellent, but I wish they had used a different bread for the caprese sandwich. I don't like the bread toasted, but the untoasted focaccia was a bit bready, would have preferred Italian or French bread. Still good though.

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k
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

All the exterior walls are glass which is nice but not much for views anyway - and makes it pretty cold to dine in during wintertime - probably much better to go to when the weather is nicer. the beer cheese was cold like it had been outside for a while when it got to us. The friedpickles were extremely salty. The fried chicken sandwich defintely made up for the appetizers though! Delicious and the seasoning on the fries was pretty good too.

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M
New England
9 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Enjoyed a business lunch here...food good! Great location and easy to get to.

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LR
New England
19 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We went to Anthem for an early New Year's Eve dinner with friends and kids. We were able to call and squeeze in additional people and the hostess was gracious enough to move things around for us. Adults and kids enjoyed the food and there wasn't too much of a wait between ordering and getting our food. Our waitress was patient and attentive, something that can be tough with multiple adults and kids of different ages. The only complaint was that the tomato sauce was on the spicy side for the kids' meals.
Our food was very good, even better than expected. I would like to go back on a date night and enjoy the bar downstairs!

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OT
New England
6 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great place to eat in Fanuel Hall.

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SP
Tampa
8 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Lovely day... great food and service

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CC
New England
3 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Good food, reasonable prices attentive waitress

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j
New England
17 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

This was our second time at Anthem and again it did not disappoint. Food was yummy - on the comfort side - we loved the fried pickles! All around good experience - we weren't rushed and had a great time. We will be back.

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