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
crispy avocado, bbq sauce, shaved onion, pickles
Pork Belly Bao
pork belly, shaved onion, pineapple, peanuts, cilantro
Dan Dan Noodles
spicy szechuan chicken ragu, ramen noodles, peanuts
Went for an anniversary and absolutely loved it! Food was amazing, drinks were creative and unique, and the service was incredible. Couldn’t recommend more for a date or special occasion! The seasonal sake sangria was amazing.
The service could have been a little better but overall it was great, the food and ambiance were outstanding.
Tasty food, tasty drinks, and nice staff! Will definitely go back.
Great food and drinks, excellent atmosphere
Delicious food and great service!
Amazing food and service! Will definitely be going back again.
Food was amazing, the decor is ethereal, great service!
As always, the staff at Banyan took unbelievable care of us. Been coming here for our anniversary for years now and they always seem to find a way to go the extra mile. Food and cocktails were great as always.
Sunday brunch; nothing hyper critical, all elements of the experience were between good and very good. Generally thought the dishes could have used more seasonings. The bao buns were alittle heavy sauced, flavors muddled, they all sounded great but only choose 2. Other dishes read well on the menu but just thought either more spices or textures (rice cake) could’ve been better crispier with color, IMO, don’t know what they’re going for. Like the service levels with runners and servers. Easy fixes, everything presented very nice, drinks good, take away as well. Would recommend. Thanks
Food is all way too sweet
Good food and cocktails. Lively space for a nice pre-theater dinner.
Apps and drinks were great. Mains were either over or under seasoned. Example, veggie ramen was way too spicy. And we could barely it iy. However the side of ramen barely had any seasoning. Cauliflower was slightly undercooked, and mushroom fried rice was underseasoned
Baos were delicious. Cucumber salad was great. Drinks were great. I think if the chefs made some small changes, could be great. Concept is awesome, execution with just a slight miss. With some changes, I'd be happy to give it another try
Our waiter Carlos was so attentive and perfect. We had a great experience and would definitely come again.
Great food. Phenomenal service. It was the server's second day (you couldn't tell) and she brought us a dessert on the house to help us celebrate wedding dress shopping.
Honestly the best place in town - before even considering the killer patio. Food innovative and delicious. Staff delightful and helpful. My favorite place. OH - and you can get late, lamented Gallows famous burger here.
Great date spot. We went early at 5:30pm and were one of the only groups there. The calamari was delicious!
Service was great but the food was really bad. I couldn’t finish my dish. They should really work on the quality of the food.
Food was perfectly executed and delicious, and the drinks were amazing. The inside of the restaurant is very nice, and we had a great waitress.
Went for a double date and it was a fun time, service could have been more attentive.
The staff was rude
Very attentive service. Very cool dining experience.
Banyan bar is a beautiful experience. The decor, the setting, the creative menu, the kind and gracious staff all lend to a memorable evening. The food was tasty mostly focusing on small plates with a few (4) main dishes. The bao were the best part for experimenting. It is expensive for small portions but as a treat -- it is just that.
Great energy. Great service. Excellent food.
We had a wonderful dinner here when we were visiting Boston. The servers were very friendly, professional, and attentive. The food was delicious and we were pleased there were many vegetarian options for us. So good we will return!
Great food although menu seems a bit more limited than pre COVID
I loved my cocktail....the Supreme something. Also really enjoyed the pork bao and the miso caeser salad.
Highly recommend the Bao, rice and cucumbers! Drinks are fantastic. Great place with amazing service. Can't wait to come back!
After the hiatus from restaurants I found the food too salty. My friends were not so much disturbed by it. My husband said restaurant food is often too salty so you drink more. That’s not entirely charitable.
We were nicely seated outside, warmed by three heat lamps and extra blankets.
I would come back but would try to select less salty items.
Food is amazing, refined and affordable. Staff are friendly. Ambiance is adorable. One of my new favorite spots.
Great outdoor space. Wonderful waitstaff. Disappointed that sweet potato croquettes were off the menu. Everything else was quite good!
Food is terrific as is the location. Great experience!
Great service, food was pretty mediocre esp for the price point. The pork belly was pretty bland, as was the curry fish. Sauce that came with the salt and pepper shrimp was a highlight. Portions where good for trying multiple things for groups of 2, for groups of 4 - 6 double or triple.
At one point the music was pretty loud. Requested it be turned down and they were nice about it and did adjust slightly. This is probably a good place for outdoor gathering or younger crowd. The older people in my group couldn't hear conversation, not intimate.
I would not plan on returning as the food was not a draw but props to the waitstaff.
Banyan has been our favorite since it came to the South End. Now in a post CoVid time, it is even more joyous to share great food, with kind people in a brilliant setting.
The food was good but nothing special
Food was overly sweet, not enough flavors given Asian theme.
Specially the fried rice and stir fried vege. Avacado bao was good.
We were happy that we could eat outside, even though OpenTable would not allow us to reserve an outside table! Service was quick and friendly, and the food was good. The mushroom bao was excellent!
I wanted to try everything on the menu! I’m definitely dining there again before I leave town!
Banyan is always a pleasure! Welcoming vibe, the most perfect Boston patio, and delicious drinks and food!
I highly recommend Banyan Bar + Refuge. The food was delicious with so many great flavors. We ordered a few small dishes to share and of course dessert, perfect for two! Such a lovely experience and amazing service. The waiters were fantastic and everything came out on time and beautifully. We sat outside on the patio next to a heat lamp surrounded by magical lights and greenery. We can’t wait to dine again with friends and family and hope to try inside next time!
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 834 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.