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Black Lamb, Boston, MA

Black Lamb

4.4
4.4
221 Reviews
$30 and under
American

In solidarity with our employees whose health and well-being is our first priority, and in an effort to behave in a socially responsible way, we are temporarily closing our doors to the public for the foreseeable future. Above all, let us all practice kindness and generosity with each other and our community as a whole. We are all in this together, and we will come out on the other side-stronger, better and united.

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Black Lamb is a neighborhood restaurant and raw bar by Chef Colin Lynch at the corner of Tremont & Union Park in the heart of the South End.

Sample a daily-changing selection of oysters, ceviche, and crab from the raw bar. Enjoy a satisfying salad or dig into a thick and juicy classic burger with house-made fries.

The beverage program focuses on classic cocktails inspired by the culinary traditions invoked by our chefs and a curated list of wines from producers working with an eye for treating their vineyards with the same respect our growers treat their farms.

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    American, Oyster Bar

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–4:00 am Bar Mon–Wed 11:00 am–12:00 am Thu, Fri 11:00 am–1:00 am Sat 10:00 am–1:00 am Sun 10:00 am–12:00 am Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–4:00 pm Dinner Mon–Wed, Sun 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Thu–Sat 4:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (617) 982-6330

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Chris Drown

  • Private party facilities

    Black Lamb offers our guests the ideal setting for a memorable evening, be it a party, business event or a special dinner with friends. We have several options to accommodate your dining needs. If you would like to know more, please contact us at (617) 982-6330 or info@blacklambsouthend.com.

  • Neighborhood

    South End

  • Cross street

    Union Park

  • Parking details

    There is on-street metered parking on Tremont Street. Please be cautious of resident parking signs and street cleaning postings - The city may tow. There is a parking garage at Atelier 505, located at 15 Warren Ave.

  • Public transit

    MBTA bus #43 stops at our front door. Back Bay (Commuter/Amtrak/Orange Line) station is a 10-minute walk. Walk up Clarendon St. toward Tremont St., take a right on Tremont St. and Black Lamb in on the right side of the street.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine

Popular dishes

Menu

Snacks

  • Marinated Castelvetrano Olives$6.00

    • White Anchovies$6.00

      a trio of anchovies served on rye toast with pepronata.

      • Salt + Vinegar Potato Chips$4.00

        • Piquillo Peppers$6.00

          a trio of peppers stuffed with goat cheese and paprika. topped with bread crumbs and served warm.

          • Domestic Cheese Plate$21.00

            a selection of three domestic cheeses - served with mixed nuts, jam, local honey and toast

            Plates

            • Wedge Salad$14.00

              pickled red onion, cherry tomato, and bacon with blue cheese or russian dressing.

              • Beet Salad$14.00

                warmed marbled potatoes, mustard and a soft-boiled egg.

                • Crispy Maitake Mushrooms$14.00

                  served atop vaduvan yogurt and topped with pesto.

                  • Lamb Carpaccio$17.00

                    braised artichokes, olive croutons, coriander, saffron.

                    • Broccoli Soup$12.00

                      with garlic, basil. topped with crispy cheddar croutons.

                      • Roasted Cauliflower$14.00

                        anchovy and grapefruit

                        • Roasted King Crab

                          your choice of half-pound or full pound with lemon chili butter.

                          • Half Pound$36.00
                          • Full Pound$65.00
                        • Chicken Wings$9.00

                          tossed in our house buffalo sauce and served with ranch dressing and blue cheese.

                          • Baked Island Creek Oysters$16.00

                            two per order. stuffed and served hot with bacon and parmesan aioli.

                            • Littleneck Clams$20.00

                              spicy tomato and grilled bread

                              • Lobster Roll$28.00

                                stuffed in a buttered roll and served with crispy fries and a pickle. your choice of warm or cold.

                                • Branzino*$26.00

                                  grilled broccoli, hominy, almonds and salsa verde

                                  • Cheeseburger*$16.00

                                    topped with lettuce, pickles, cheddar, and our house-made thousand island dressing. served with crispy fries and a pickle spear.

                                    • Duck Breast Frites*$28.00

                                      orange bearnaise

                                      • Braised Short Ribs$27.00

                                        roasted cipollini onion, carrot, gremolata

                                        Raw Bar

                                        • East Coast Oysters*$3.00

                                          • Shrimp Cocktail*$3.50

                                            • Littleneck Clams*$2.50

                                              • Caviar Service*$45.00

                                                Daily Specials

                                                • M - Grilled Steak Tips*$19.00

                                                  pickled peppers, fries

                                                  • T - Veal Schnitzel$24.00

                                                    mustard, beets and a fried egg

                                                    • W - Fried Chicken Sandwich$16.00

                                                      tabasco-honey, pickle slaw

                                                      • Th - Grilled Lamb Chop*$28.00

                                                        flageolet beans, kale and anchovy

                                                        • F - Baked Stuffed Lobster$42.00

                                                          bacon and beurre blanc

                                                          • Sa - Grilled Ribeye for Two*$65.00

                                                            twice baked potato

                                                            • Su - Roasted Chicken$26.00

                                                              creamed mushrooms

                                                              What 221 people are saying

                                                              Overall ratings and reviews

                                                              4.4
                                                              4.4 based on all time ratings
                                                              • 4.4Food
                                                              • 4.4Service
                                                              • 4.3Ambience
                                                              • 4Value

                                                              NoiseModerate

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                                                              1. HR

                                                                HungryRichard

                                                                New England

                                                                43 reviews

                                                                vip
                                                                5.0

                                                                43 reviews

                                                                Dined on March 13, 2020

                                                                overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                A wonderful place for lunch. Innovative menu, very nicely prepared. And quiet enough to enjoy the lunch. I’ve given up going for dinner; the ear splitting din just isn’t worth it.

                                                              2. OT

                                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                                1 review

                                                                4.0

                                                                1 review

                                                                Dined on March 11, 2020

                                                                overall4food4service5ambience4

                                                                The service was stellar! I was with a friend and the noise level made it difficult to hear. Vegetarian options were limited.

                                                              3. s

                                                                seacoastrunner

                                                                New England

                                                                7 reviews

                                                                4.0

                                                                7 reviews

                                                                Dined on March 9, 2020

                                                                overall4food4service4ambience3

                                                                I took advantage of the restaurant week menu. I had the beet salad which was absolutely delicious and very visually-appealing. I had the cheesburger which was good but nothing special. The fries were string fries which I love but were lukewarm. I got coconut cream pie for dessert. It was very light and delicious! We sat in the very back of the restaurant where it was a bit cozier. I would definitely recommend The Black Lamb and I'd go back.

                                                              4. s

                                                                sfgn

                                                                New England

                                                                34 reviews

                                                                vip
                                                                5.0

                                                                34 reviews

                                                                Dined on March 9, 2020

                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                Each time we go the food gets better.

                                                              5. p

                                                                pegster

                                                                New England

                                                                28 reviews

                                                                vip
                                                                3.0

                                                                28 reviews

                                                                Dined on March 8, 2020

                                                                overall3food5service5ambience3

                                                                We went for Resturant week First tine ever The short ribs were a very small portion Like for a child

                                                              6. AK

                                                                AudreyK

                                                                New England

                                                                2 reviews

                                                                5.0

                                                                2 reviews

                                                                Dined on March 8, 2020

                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                Service was excellent and food was delicious. We did the Boston Dine Out menu which was great value and the portions were large. The cocktails are fantastic as well. Save room for dessert!

                                                              7. OT

                                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                                New England

                                                                16 reviews

                                                                2.0

                                                                16 reviews

                                                                Dined on March 7, 2020

                                                                overall2food2service2ambience4

                                                                My date had dined here once before with his business partners and enjoyed it. This time, not so much. It was Restaurant Week so we took advantage of the prix fixe menu. Unfortunately, our server ignored us on three separate occasions, the main dishes lacked flavor, and the carrot cake was extremely dry and hard. The saving grace was the drinks - my champagne was top notch.

                                                              8. S

                                                                Shirin

                                                                New England

                                                                99 reviews

                                                                3.0

                                                                99 reviews

                                                                Dined on March 5, 2020

                                                                overall3food3service4ambience4

                                                                Our first time at black lamb for our wedding anniversary! My husband ordered the beet salad and Branzini dish and for me as a vegetarian option was offered branzini with out the fish which was broccoli raisins and hamony with almonds ( no protein and not filling at all ) unfortunately they ran out of cauliflower appetizer ?? So they offered me crispy mushroom which was more breading than mushroom with a tasty yogurt sauce The margaritas we ordered was very delicious and portion was generous . The complementary bread rolls was very delicious and helped me to fill up . Service was nice and not pushy . Great place to go back for cocktails but not if you are vegetarian

                                                              9. n

                                                                nomnom

                                                                New England

                                                                71 reviews

                                                                vip
                                                                4.0

                                                                71 reviews

                                                                Dined on March 4, 2020

                                                                overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                                I will preface this by saying this is a review from a reservation during dine out week so it likely doesn’t reflect the normal environment. This is a fun local spot in the south end, not too pricey (the regular menu prices are reasonable). Food was good, I loved the short rib. Drinks are good, nice mix of classics and more trendy cocktails. The olives are surprisingly tasty. The bread is so so delicious and I highly recommend. The service felt rushed and I’m sure they were trying to turn the table. Our table for two was out 90 minutes after we sat down and we sat early and we definitely felt hustled through ordering etc, courses arriving, etc. I am not sure how much time they left for each reservation this week but I wondered given the rush we felt. I’d be very curious to see what it’s like on a non dine out week!

                                                              10. D

                                                                Debola

                                                                New England

                                                                2 reviews

                                                                5.0

                                                                2 reviews

                                                                Dined on March 4, 2020

                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                All three courses of our Dine Out Boston menu were delicious, and the waitstaff members were attentive and helpful.

                                                              11. AD

                                                                AlvinD

                                                                New England

                                                                13 reviews

                                                                vip
                                                                5.0

                                                                13 reviews

                                                                Dined on March 2, 2020

                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                Great ambience and drinks! Anything from the rawbar is fair game. I personally enjoyed the oysters!

                                                              12. OT

                                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                                New York Area

                                                                14 reviews

                                                                vip
                                                                5.0

                                                                14 reviews

                                                                Dined on March 2, 2020

                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                This is such a little hidden gem. So Yummy. When in Boston this is a must visit

                                                              13. JA

                                                                JohnA

                                                                1 review

                                                                3.0

                                                                1 review

                                                                Dined on February 27, 2020

                                                                overall3food3service3ambience2

                                                                Very nice waitress however completely screwed up our drink order which meant it took forever to get them. The bartender even substituted a different brand of gin (without asking if we even liked the substituted brand) rather than tell us they did not have any Hendricks. Very odd. We were given a free dessert however due to this snafu. Food was good but not as good as we expected. Very noisy at the beginning but as the place emptied out, much better.

                                                              14. MS

                                                                MaxwellS

                                                                New York Area

                                                                5 reviews

                                                                5.0

                                                                5 reviews

                                                                Dined on February 27, 2020

                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                I cannot remember the bar managers name, but from the moment I walked in, I felt extremely welcomed. The atmosphere, the service, and the food were superb.

                                                              15. RM

                                                                RMJC

                                                                New England

                                                                1 review

                                                                5.0

                                                                1 review

                                                                Dined on February 25, 2020

                                                                overall5food4service5ambience5

                                                                Lovely atmosphere. Great service. Cocktails were perfect and the overall experience was spot on. We’ll be back.

                                                              16. LB

                                                                LukeB

                                                                New England

                                                                12 reviews

                                                                vip
                                                                5.0

                                                                12 reviews

                                                                Dined on February 23, 2020

                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                Really great experience. Had a reservation and the table in front of us took a while so we waited 10 minutes or, which was no big deal and we didn’t complain or anything. They brought over a complimentary glass of bubbly upon sitting down which was very nice. Food was excellent raw bar, mushrooms, duck frites.

                                                              17. B

                                                                Businessdiner

                                                                New England

                                                                56 reviews

                                                                vip
                                                                5.0

                                                                56 reviews

                                                                Dined on February 22, 2020

                                                                overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                This was our third time at the Black Lamb and we were impressed and thrilled again. The food is amazing and innovative. The service is fabulous. It is a bit noisy but that is part of the package.

                                                              18. OT

                                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                                New England

                                                                1 review

                                                                5.0

                                                                1 review

                                                                Dined on February 22, 2020

                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                The food was top notch, not to mention the great pricing. The staff was kind, helpful, and seemed to love their jobs! I’d go back for any meal.

                                                              19. OT

                                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                                New York Area

                                                                1 review

                                                                vip
                                                                2.0

                                                                1 review

                                                                Dined on February 21, 2020

                                                                overall2food3service4ambience2

                                                                I was in town for work and figured I’d check out a hot new restaurant (according to thrillist). I made a reservation way in advance and went with a friend who recently moved to Boston. I figured this would be a cool scene to have a couple of cocktails and a nice meal. I checked with the hostess and was told they were cleaning up my table- about 20 min later (didn’t mind the wait)- I am walked into a room with high tops. A room where you can barely hear the music or crowd. It was a snooze fest to which the waitress said we can see the shucker- this was not a highlight or perk in my opinion. I’ve seen way nicer oyster bars

                                                              20. P

                                                                Prowler

                                                                New England

                                                                1 review

                                                                5.0

                                                                1 review

                                                                Dined on February 20, 2020

                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                The food was delicious. Our waitress was available, engaged, and fun. I'm looking forward to my next outing at Black Lamb.

                                                              21. OT

                                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                                Charlotte

                                                                1 review

                                                                5.0

                                                                1 review

                                                                Dined on February 19, 2020

                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                Great place. We will be back soon!

                                                              22. K

                                                                King

                                                                New England

                                                                11 reviews

                                                                vip
                                                                5.0

                                                                11 reviews

                                                                Dined on February 18, 2020

                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                Nice place, good food. I will return!

                                                              23. S

                                                                Senthil

                                                                New York Area

                                                                9 reviews

                                                                vip
                                                                5.0

                                                                9 reviews

                                                                Dined on February 18, 2020

                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                Went for weekday lunch... Great $1 oysters , steak tartare and beet salad

                                                              24. OT

                                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                                New York Area

                                                                4 reviews

                                                                vip
                                                                3.0

                                                                4 reviews

                                                                Dined on February 18, 2020

                                                                overall3food3service5ambience4

                                                                We really enjoyed our dinner, but the few entree choices left us with a feeling of wanting more options...

                                                              25. JN

                                                                Janie2N

                                                                New England

                                                                48 reviews

                                                                vip
                                                                3.0

                                                                48 reviews

                                                                Dined on February 17, 2020

                                                                overall3food3service4ambience3

                                                                We did not like this restaurant at all. We sat in the little room where the raw bar is located--it was very drafty. When the waitress came, she told us right away that they were out of lobster rolls, though it was early on a Sunday evening and the restaurant was nearly empty. The young man behind the raw bar counter was very kind and generous, giving my husband an extra oyster. I had ordered branzino, which came on top of a very dry mixture of broccoli stems and white beans. My husband had beef tartare, which he said lacked seasoning and had no flavor at all. And for dessert the only pie on the menu was chocolate chip!

                                                              26. S

                                                                Sylviav

                                                                New York Area

                                                                14 reviews

                                                                5.0

                                                                14 reviews

                                                                Dined on February 16, 2020

                                                                overall5food5service4ambience5

                                                                Very nice place for Brunch. Cocktails are really good, and so are desserts!

                                                              27. M

                                                                Marisol

                                                                1 review

                                                                5.0

                                                                1 review

                                                                Dined on February 16, 2020

                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                We had the best time, and the food was delicious! Thank you!

                                                              28. PJ

                                                                PJizzle

                                                                New England

                                                                15 reviews

                                                                3.0

                                                                15 reviews

                                                                Dined on February 16, 2020

                                                                overall3food3service4ambience5

                                                                Black Lamb was a nice night out, but I found the

                                                              29. K

                                                                Karin

                                                                New England

                                                                4 reviews

                                                                5.0

                                                                4 reviews

                                                                Dined on February 16, 2020

                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                Great service. The Duck Frites was amazing, especially the bernaise sauce. Really great place for a night out.

                                                              30. RH

                                                                RanaH

                                                                1 review

                                                                3.0

                                                                1 review

                                                                Dined on February 15, 2020

                                                                overall3food3service2ambience3

                                                                Server was rushed, curt and unfriendly. Food was mediocre and overpriced.

                                                              31. M

                                                                Mike

                                                                Atlantic Canada

                                                                3 reviews

                                                                5.0

                                                                3 reviews

                                                                Dined on February 15, 2020

                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                Terrific experience. Great raw bar and the duck breast frites was delicious. Highly recommend.

                                                              32. OT

                                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                                New England

                                                                1 review

                                                                3.0

                                                                1 review

                                                                Dined on February 14, 2020

                                                                overall3food2service4ambience4

                                                                Cute restaurant in the south end. Very nice decor and atmosphere but lackluster food.

                                                              33. KH

                                                                KodyH

                                                                New England

                                                                6 reviews

                                                                5.0

                                                                6 reviews

                                                                Dined on February 14, 2020

                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                Food was amazing and staff so friendly !

                                                              34. MK

                                                                MKBB

                                                                New England

                                                                3 reviews

                                                                5.0

                                                                3 reviews

                                                                Dined on February 13, 2020

                                                                overall5food4service4ambience4

                                                                Great South End option that has a cool vibe without insane prices.

                                                              35. JP

                                                                JPCBoston

                                                                New England

                                                                136 reviews

                                                                vip
                                                                5.0

                                                                136 reviews

                                                                Dined on February 13, 2020

                                                                overall5food5service4ambience4

                                                                Excellent food, good service, will return

                                                              36. NH

                                                                NickH

                                                                New York Area

                                                                16 reviews

                                                                3.0

                                                                16 reviews

                                                                Dined on February 12, 2020

                                                                overall3food3service4ambience4

                                                                Menu is on the small side, not many entree options. We got the cauliflower, mushroom, and root vegetables starters - all 3 were solid, and burgers for dinner. Everything was perfectly good but I was definitely not amazed by anything.

                                                              37. OT

                                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                                New England

                                                                1 review

                                                                4.0

                                                                1 review

                                                                Dined on February 9, 2020

                                                                overall4food4service5ambience4

                                                                Went for Sunday brunch with a friend. Excellent service. Would go again.

                                                              38. h

                                                                hpic

                                                                New England

                                                                26 reviews

                                                                vip
                                                                5.0

                                                                26 reviews

                                                                Dined on February 9, 2020

                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                Excellent dinner. Our waitress was great. Tried a wine we didn’t like and she offered to return for a different bottle. Food was tasty. Didn’t realize the crispy mushrooms were in batter but they was my fault for not asking. Branzino delicious.

                                                              39. OT

                                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                                Anchorage

                                                                9 reviews

                                                                2.0

                                                                9 reviews

                                                                Dined on February 9, 2020

                                                                overall2food2service4ambience2

                                                                The restaurant is very pretty and the service was good ( even tho the server forgot to bring my wine) but it’s very very crammed in. They sat us at a bar facing a window so everything was served from over your shoulder but your so tightly in, you couldn’t hardly move. Great place if your dining solo but for a date night I wouldn’t recommend.

                                                              40. OT

                                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                                New England

                                                                1 review

                                                                5.0

                                                                1 review

                                                                Dined on February 8, 2020

                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                The food was outstanding. Would definitely recommend. Great for a date night,

                                                              FAQs

                                                              Black Lamb offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (617) 982-6330.

                                                              Black Lamb is rated 4.4 stars by 221 OpenTable diners.

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                                                              Additional information

                                                              • Cross street

                                                                Union Park

                                                              • Neighborhood

                                                                South End

                                                              • Hours of operation

                                                                Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–4:00 am Bar Mon–Wed 11:00 am–12:00 am Thu, Fri 11:00 am–1:00 am Sat 10:00 am–1:00 am Sun 10:00 am–12:00 am Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–4:00 pm Dinner Mon–Wed, Sun 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Thu–Sat 4:00 pm–11:00 pm

                                                              • Cuisines

                                                                American, Oyster Bar

                                                              • Dining style

                                                                Casual Elegant

                                                              • Dress code

                                                                Smart Casual

                                                              • Parking details

                                                                There is on-street metered parking on Tremont Street. Please be cautious of resident parking signs and street cleaning postings - The city may tow. There is a parking garage at Atelier 505, located at 15 Warren Ave.

                                                              • Public transit

                                                                MBTA bus #43 stops at our front door. Back Bay (Commuter/Amtrak/Orange Line) station is a 10-minute walk. Walk up Clarendon St. toward Tremont St., take a right on Tremont St. and Black Lamb in on the right side of the street.

                                                              • Payment options

                                                                AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

                                                              • Executive chef

                                                                Chris Drown

                                                              • Additional

                                                                Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine

                                                              • Phone number

                                                                (617) 982-6330

                                                              • Private party facilities

                                                                Black Lamb offers our guests the ideal setting for a memorable evening, be it a party, business event or a special dinner with friends. We have several options to accommodate your dining needs. If you would like to know more, please contact us at (617) 982-6330 or info@blacklambsouthend.com.

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