Banyan Bar + Refuge
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Contactless payment available
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
available 4pm-5pm only; 10pc pork + leek or vegetable (vegetarian), house dumpling sauce
crispy avocado, bbq sauce, shaved onion, pickles
Salt + Pepper Shrimp***
crispy wok-fried shrimp, green onion, jalapeno, indonesian sauce (spicy)
Great experience. It was myself, my son and his girlfriend. We did appetizers and drinks outside on the patio. We were celebrating my son's birthday and also celebrating their graduation from college. The food was amazing. The flavors complimented each other and also worked well since he is a vegetarian and I am not. The servers and hosts were so upbeat and thoughtful. I highly recommend.
horrible some white guy told me to put my shoes on when i was outside and food was nasty
Despite a couple of snafus early on in the evening, management and the wait staff were excellent. They made our meal memorable.
We were seated in the outdoor dining area, which is quite nice and far enough removed from Tremont street noise. Our favorite dish is the whole fried fish with rice. Pork belly bao is an excellent appetizer.
This was our 3rd visit and can't rave enough about the place! We sat outside and when the rain came, the staff was quick to raise the umbrellas and didn't miss a beat in getting the food and drink out to the guests! Everything we ate was unique, full of flavor, and leaving us wanting to come back.
A few dishes, such as the cucumber salad and eggplant miso dip, were underwhelming. The calamari and Chinese sausage were outstanding. At 13-16/ cocktail, the prices were on the higher end. The soft drink (Diet Coke) was flat and was replaced by another flat, tasteless drink.
What really won me over was the beautiful patio and the waitstaff. For these alone I would return and try something else off the menu.
Great food great drinks! The salt and pepper shrimp and stuffed cabbage were particularly great.
One of the best Banyan menu items I've had! Everything was delicious from the cocktails to the hot plates, especially the cauliflower okonomiyaki! Service was fantastic - our waiter was extremely knowledgable. The only downside were the rats & mice running around in the small garden next to the patio which kind of ruined the ambiance.
I love Banyan's menus. First time having brunch. Eggs Benedict, which was delicious. We were able to sit in the shade with a gentle breeze on a really hot day.
Loved the food and outdoor dining. Only complaint is that they didn’t allow my dog to be outside on the patio. They only allow service animals, which I personally think is silly because he’s a quiet 10lb tiny dog but oh well. Otherwise the lobster rangoons and avocado bao were my favorite!
Hi! Thank you so much for joining us and your kind feedback. We love dogs and would love to have them join us on the Banyan patio, but the health department won't allow them!
Loved the food and loved eating outside. When I went inside the music was too loud for us to consider eating inside.
The Lobster Ragnoon is to DIE FOR!!! As well as the Salt & Pepper Shrimp!!!!
40th Birthday and it was awesome.
Delicious, fun, shareable menu. Great cocktails. Ambience wins.
Loved it! Amazing food, drinks, and service. Especially grateful for all the delicious vegan options.
The drinks were good and fun. They were also delivered super fast. Food experience was not to my expectation. Too salty.
It was pretty good! The food was absolutely delicious. However the service left a lot to be desired. The hostess was a bit rude taking us to the table, and scoffed when we asked for the umbrella to be shifted a tiny bit since it was bright sun and 90F. We just wanted to shift it a little!
The waitress was OK, but she definitely didnt care about our experience, just shuffled our plates on and off the table. Drinks were tiny for the high price.
The best thing about Banyan is the yummy dishes and the really cool exterior. I would still recommend checking it out -- but don't expect anyone to be overly welcoming.
Food was delicious, server was attentive and friendly, the patio is lovely. Would absolutely eat there again.
great server. thanks
and great food
Came here for brunch - service and ambience were great but overall felt the food was pretty average. Would like to try this place for their dinner menu sometime!
Leandrew is phenomenal! Always makes delicious drinks.
Best service, welcoming staff, inventive cocktails and menu, perfect outdoor (and indoor) atmosphere. We can not say enough great things about this spot. After over a dozen times dining here, not once were we ever disappointed about one thing - in fact, we are always amazed by everything.
Great menu back again but I wish dumplings were available for entire. Dinner
Banyan has created a comfortable and fun outdoor space. The menu has interesting options that will satisfy their audience. Its a younger crowd maybe 25-40 years old but there are young families and a few seniors.
The manager Jimmy is ever present and a tremendously gracious host. Our server Amanda was helpful with any details or questions and provided excellent service.
I had wok fried shrimp and dan dan noodles and they are both well prepared, plentiful and tasty.
PS They have early bird special on dumplings that we missed but i have had them before so if you get there before 5:00 they are a treat.
Great spot for dates, or friends looking for a fun night out. They have heaters and umbrellas.
Food was excellent. I get their IG updates and everything comes out the way they show it on social. Great service. Very cool outside seating area. UNREAL Bloody Mary with their house infused Thai Chili vodka. KFC BAO was excellent. Lobster Rangoon's and lettuce cups with shrimp excellent. Would highly recommend. All plates are god sharing size.
Had a great night on the patio celebrating my birthday. The patio setup is beautiful and food & service was great. Would recommend and return!
Great food, great service, and a great atmosphere! Would definitely recommend and look forward to going back.
The ambience and outdoor patio setup is very nice but the new menu is disappointing. The baos were average and nothing stood out.
Wonderful brunch and atmosphere to gather with Friends and Family.
Great Mother’s Day dinner out on the Banyan patio on a beautiful spring day!
Had to sit outside and was not told upon making the reservation. A lot of restaurants in the area were seating both in side and out. Weather was not necessarily accommodating.
Before going ensure nice weather as the outdoor heating was sporadic given the outdoor table setup; despite providing blankets equivalent of an airline flight.
Amazing restaurant! the ambiance, food and service are all exceptional. I highly recommend it for any occasion or no occasion at all...it's fantastic.
The food is very good. I was eating outside on a pretty cold day; firing up the heater next to me would have helped.
Great outdoor dining space!
Drinks not up to par. Has a vodka martini that tasted like it had water in it. Back to bartender school?
Brunch was great. They do stop serving food from 3 to 4pm
The food was delicious and our sever was so friendly and attentive.
Loved it! A bit on the pricier side for a casual meal, but perfect for a special occasion or date. Service and food were both phenomenal. Outdoor dining was amazing as well. Will definitely recommend to a friend!
The greatest outdoor dinning in the South End! They have a fabulous patio with heaters & cute lights everywhere. Staff is so kind & knowledgeable about the menu. I LOVE the avocado and KFC Boa and the drinks were delicious (not very strong, but delicious). The menu is so unique and delicious.
My bestie and I had a ladies night at Banyan this week and it did not disappoint! Our server was so lovely - attentive, accommodating, knowledgeable about the menu - and she helped us navigate the menu while taking into account a few dietary restrictions. So so helpful! The food was delicious - especially the salt and pepper shrimp. We definitely could have eaten a second order! Can’t wait to go back!
You can order delivery directly from Banyan Bar + Refuge using the Order Online button. Banyan Bar + Refuge also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (617) 556-4211.
Banyan Bar + Refuge is rated 4.7 stars by 709 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.