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About Bostonia Public House

Located in the landmark Board of Trade building Bostonia Public House celebrates the history and tradition of Boston. The design thoughtfully combines rustic elements, modern accents and unique finishes that will remind Bostonians of their rich and colorful heritage. Imaginative and locally inspired cuisine, intelligent wine and cocktail lineups, and live entertainment combine to deliver just the right amount of sociable sophistication.

131 State St.
Boston, MA 02109
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Contemporary American

Hours of Operation:
Monday - Tuesday: 11:30am -12:00am
Wednesday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:00am
Saturday: 10:00am - 2:00am (Brunch 10:00am - 3:00pm)
Sunday: 10:00am - 12:00am (Brunch 10:00am - 3:00pm)

CLOSED on Thanksgiving & Christmas Day.

Cross Street:
Broad St

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(617) 948-9800

Website:
http://www.bostoniapublichouse.com/

Entertainment:
Live music Wednesday - Saturday nights and for Saturday and Sunday Brunch

Parking Details:
There are also multiple lots in the area. 75 State Street garage is across the street.

Public Transit:
Aquarium T stop and Government Center and also the State street Stop on the Orange line are within a short walk from the restaurant.

Executive Chef:
Kyle Ketchum

Additional:
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Specials

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Sunday, December 24, 2017

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Monday, December 25, 2017

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Sunday, December 31, 2017

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Details

We will be open for brunch only today! Please join us starting at 10AM.

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Monday, December 25, 2017

Details

We are closed today.

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

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Open all day starting with brunch at 10AM. Piano man Ron takes over at 6PM and then DJ Jay is on at 10PM. We will be offering a prix-fixe dinner menu.

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Sun 8:00PM - 10:00PM

Mon 3:00PM - 3:45PM 4:00PM - 5:00PM 8:00PM - 10:00PM

Tue - Fri 3:00PM - 3:45PM 4:00PM - 5:00PM

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Bostonia Public House Ratings and Reviews

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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.3

ambience

4.3

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (22)
Bar Seating (20)
Good for a Date (19)
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Great for Lunch (18)
Vibrant Bar Scene (16)
Great for Brunch (15)
Fun (15)
Handcrafted Cocktails (14)
Live Music (14)
Special Occasion (14)
Good for Groups (13)
Neighborhood Gem (13)
Business Meals (13)
Happy Hour (12)
Hot Spot (11)
Late-night Find (11)
Comfort Food (10)
Creative Cuisine (10)
Fit for Foodies (10)
People Watching (10)
Pre/post Theatre (10)
Quick Bite (10)
Good for Anniversaries (8)
Good for Birthdays (7)
Sunday Lunch (7)
Cozy (5)
Great Beer (5)
Gluten Free Options (4)
Romantic (4)
Authentic (3)
Notable Wine List (3)
Worth the Drive (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Healthy (2)
Live Sports (2)
Quiet Conversation (2)
Seasonal (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Kid-friendly (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Scenic View (1)
Vegan (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
Waterfront (1)
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vip
 (Caribbean)·Dined a day ago

More of a bar scene than a restaurant. Very noisy.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined a day ago

Great food and ambiance. Super loud - just a FYI.

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·Dined 3 days ago

Definitely go for the appetizer and dessert! Entrees were fine (I got salmon, my friend the risotto which is a GIANT portion), but the Tater Tot Poutine and Sweet Potato Doughnuts were amazing and the best parts of our meal. Nice window booths that look out onto the street. Not many people hanging around the bar, possibly because it was Monday. Service was a bit lackluster but nothing to complain about either. Would come back.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, People Watching, Special Occasion
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·Dined 4 days ago

My burger was fine, but nothing that special. I think it was trying to be more than it was, and should probably be pulled back a bit. My gf got the lamb pasta dish and it had no flavor. The lamb was bland, and the noodles had no taste. Not even a hint of salt in the water.

Tags: Live Sports
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vip
 (New England)·Dined 5 days ago

This is our favorite brunch spot in Boston. A very inventive menu, good service, very comfortable, good value and VERY good morning cocktails! Bloody Mary bar with anything you could ever want.

Tags: Bar Seating, Great for Brunch
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vip
 (New England)·Dined 6 days ago

Would come back for the drinks/atmosphere, but definitely not for the food.

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 (New England)·Dined 6 days ago

The service was excellent. It started with the hostess. We were very early for our reservation. When we checked in we were told that the table was opening up soon. The hostess offered to get us drinks from the bar while we waited. The waiter was also attentive throughout the meal. The food was good, too.

Tags: Notable Wine List, People Watching, Live Music, Casual
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on December 7, 2017

We did have an early dinner this night (5pm). It seemed very noisy as the after work folks were there so conversation was almost impossible. The food was very good and Melissa was very solicitous and lovely.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene, Late-night Find
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 (New England)·Dined on December 6, 2017

Great service and very good food! I loved the lunch special with the appetizer and meal combo.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for Groups, Healthy
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 (New England)·Dined on December 3, 2017

As always, the food was fantastic and the drinks were great. The live music during brunch was delightful as well.

Tags: Good for a Date, Casual, Live Music, Great for Brunch, Cozy, Bar Seating
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·Dined on December 1, 2017

The piano is nice but is blasted throughout the restaurant so loudly that you won't be able to hear anyone you're sitting next to, unless they're shouting (which everyone else in the restaurant is, making it even harder to hear).

The drinks were particularly bad, we had to send one back because it was pure alcohol instead of an old fashioned. If you opt for wine, avoid the "house" selection which was worse than the cocktails.

The starters were fine, but the salads and pastas were unbearable as well. The 'cobb' salad has diced chicken that tastes rubbery and deli meat-ish, and the lemon kale pasta tastes like it was made with sparkling wine on accident - there was something carbonated about it, with way too much lemon, as if the lemon rind was in the pasta noodles themselves. Both the salad and the pasta should've been sent back - every bite was unbearable.

Tags: Happy Hour
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Birthday dinner

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·Dined on November 19, 2017

Fantastic brunch with live acoustic music---- Bloody Mary bar looked impressive-- we had some awesome drinks. This is our second visit to this place-- so close to the Marriott Custom House where we like to stay. Will be back!

Tags: Special Occasion, Live Music, Sunday Lunch, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Brunch
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 (Detroit)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Nice brunch, interesting food, gluten free options

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on November 17, 2017

I had lunch with my friends. We all ordered the prix fixe lunch that started with the chowder. My chowder was noticeably smaller in quantity. Also in my cup was a half of a red potato. So as a result I has a few spoonfuls. I told the server this when she asked how the chowder was.
She said she would inform the kitchen and asked if I would like more chowder. I responded that I did and truly appreciated her offer.
Our bill included the three prix fixe charges and a $$6.00 charge for the additional chowder.
This is so inappropriate. If she informed us of the choice for an additional charge I would have declined.
I do not feel I could return to a place that does this

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·Dined on November 12, 2017

We ate here before a Celtics game. The food was excellent. Just creative enough to be fun without being pretentious. Live music was nice.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Comfort Food, Quick Bite, Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (Raleigh)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Great evening near our hotel. Would recommend to others in the financial district.👍

Tags: Romantic, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on November 11, 2017

Very busy night, live band was good but waiter was very pushy and would hardly give us enough time to look at menus, kept coming back a minute later and we had to continually say we hadn’t decided yet. Asked for burger medium and the thing came out like a hockey puck. Definitely food was not worth what it cost. Probably wouldn’t go out of my way to go back.

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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Loved this place. Was just visiting Boston for a long weekend and stumbled upon it by accident- and needing shelter on a sunny 26 degree day!
Had the clam chowder and burger. Great combination. Good beer selection too.
You can’t go wrong here.
Would definitely go back!

Tags: Comfort Food, Quick Bite, Handcrafted Cocktails, Pre/post Theatre, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on November 8, 2017

It was very noisy and hard to carry on a conversation . Food and service were very good.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Happy Hour
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 (Detroit)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Bostonia was recommended to us and we were excited to try it. The food was decent, not the best but definitely not the worst. We did enjoy that there was a live band and pretty awesome bloody mary bar.

Tags: Great for Brunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Had a great time for brunch with a bachelorette party. They have an amazing bloody mary bar where you can craft your own - I've never seen anything like it! The ambiance was great, there was a live musician who blended nicely (not too overbearing) and the food was absolutely delicious. Definitely good for a special occasion, but would go back any day really. Not from the area but I wish I was!

Tags: Live Music, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Great for Brunch
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 (New England)·Dined on November 2, 2017

I went on a date and it was way too noisy so I wouldn't recommend here for having a nice conversation, mind you I went on a Wednesday night. But overall it was nice

Tags: Late-night Find, Live Music, Neighborhood Gem, Happy Hour, Bar Seating
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on October 30, 2017

We have walked by the restaurant but this was our first visit. It was a bit noisy when we arrived on a Monday night, but calmed down after the "after work" crowd left the bar. The food and service were terrific, especially the beet salad.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Fun
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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on October 29, 2017

My girlfriend and I were visiting from Baltimore and went to Bostonia for Sunday brunch since we saw on Yelp that it was rated pretty well and was only a few blocks from our hotel. We were not disappointed! The food was incredible and the live entertainment was on point.

Even though it doesn't seem like a sexy option, the yogurt parfait was out-of-this-world delicious, and is a must-order! The poutine tots were a perfect second appetizer to balance out the sweetness of the parfait. We also got the short rib entree to share, which was fantastic. If we weren't hung over, we would likely have indulged in the bloody mary bar as well.

Tags: Live Sports, Fun, Great for Brunch, Live Music, Sunday Lunch
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Great Burger!

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·Dined on October 28, 2017

Great flavour and food presentation. Nice atmosphere. An overall excellent experience.

Tags: Special Occasion, Authentic, Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on October 26, 2017

We stopped in for a quick dinner on a Thursday night. The main level of the restaurant was very noisy, which was to be expected on a Thursday night. The upper level dining area where we sat was quieter but still not exactly quiet. We shared the polenta fries as an appetizer and they were very good. I had the ribs and sauté spinach as my dinner. The spinach was good but the ribs were oddly spiced and there was no sauce. They were not good enough to finish. The other dinner choices were the scallops and a dinner salad, which were both good.

Tags: Quick Bite
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 (New England)·Dined on October 22, 2017

We had a fantastic brunch, will certainly be back!

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Good food. Service was a little slow and the food was a bit overpriced in my opinion. I ordered the mussels and tator tots. Mussels were good, but would not order the tator tots again. Overall a decent place to eat in Boston.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 16, 2017

The pork meatballs are amazing. Overall food quality was excellent. Will definitely go back when in Boston again.

Tags: Fun, Vibrant Bar Scene, People Watching
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Delicious food! Sautéed shrimp over lemon fettuccine was fabulous. Wish I had room for dessert.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Quick Bite, Business Meals, Casual
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 15, 2017

First time at this establishment as I was visiting my son who's a freshman at Berklee School of Music. My only complaint is that once I was ready to place my order the waitress remembered that she forgot to inform our table that they were out of French Toast and so this was a bit disappointing as waffles were not an option and I'm actually a vegetarian so most of the other things on the menu did not appeal to me. I had to settle for pancakes which I really did not want to order.

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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 10, 2017

Excellent service and food. Server was very attentive and helpful with both the beer selection and entrees. Had the scallops, likely the best scallop dish I've ever had! Incredible. If we lived in Boston would definitely be back.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 9, 2017

great spot with consistently great food and drinks-highly recommend!

Tags: Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals
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·Dined on October 7, 2017

Great gluten free options. The breakfast sandwich with the gluten free bread was fantastic. Very aware of dietary restrictions.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Good for Groups, Live Music, Special Occasion, Great for Brunch, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Birthdays, Gluten Free Options, Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 4, 2017

The service is excellent but the food is the gem. Been there three times and each meal was terrific. It gets crowded with the after work crowd and then it's quite noisy, but after that it gets better and more to my liking. Always look forward to a meal when in Boston.

Tags: Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on October 3, 2017

Always good!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 1, 2017

This place was recommended by a friend and it was worth all the effort. The doughnuts are a must (we ordered it twice). The shrimp and grits were very flavorful. I would recommend this everyday and twice on Sunday.

Tags: Bar Seating, Handcrafted Cocktails, Casual, Good for Groups, Business Meals, People Watching, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Anniversaries, Tasting Menu, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Live Music, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Happy Hour, Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine, Great for Brunch, Fun
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 (Houston)·Dined on September 30, 2017

The food was good but the service was mediocre at best. It almost seemed like we were bothering the waiter just to take our order. It was a Friday night but unbelievably loud.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Late-night Find, Quick Bite, Happy Hour, Bar Seating
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