Bullfinchs

4.7
2178 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
Bullfinchs has been insuring a fine dining experience in beautiful Sudbury for many years. Bullfinchs prides itself on offering a creative menu with the very best ingredients from the most reliable and highest quality purveyors. Enjoy craft cocktails, relax on our summer patio. We are open for dinner nightly. On Sundays, Bullfinchs features a live JAZZ BRUNCH (Voted Top Five Brunches in New England) and kids always eat FREE on Sunday nights! Bullfinchs offers a gluten-free and a vegetarian menu.
Planning a special Occasion?.... owners Peggy and Scott Richardson will customize a menu just for you!
Every Tuesday night, we offer a demonstration cooking school with multiple opportunites to taste, discuss, observe and cook. Cuisine-based classes are Tuesdays at 6:30. Each course is paired with appropriate wines. Nothing encourages friendship more than shared good food, wine and conversation. The class menus are on our website.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Contemporary American
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Hours of operation
Summr Hours:
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 9:00pm
Friday & Saturday: 5:30pm - 9:30 pm
Sunday Live Jazz Brunch: 10:300am - 2:00pm
Sunday Dinner: 5:00pm - 8:30pm
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Phone number
(978) 443-4094
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Payment options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Joe Peterson
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Private party facilities
We offer semi-private rooms for up to 45 guests. private room for up to 100 guests.
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Private party contact
Peggy Richardson: (978) 443-4094
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Catering
Bullfinchs likes to custome design your party to your budget and your ideas. We can help as much, or as little as you need. We can prepare platters of food for you to pick up and we can cater at your location with full staff, food and bar. The details can be worked out with Peggy Richardson.
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Neighborhood
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Parking details
extensive free parking in the lot
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Entertainment
Live Jazz Sunday Brunch, schedule of musicians is on our website.
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Special events & promotions
Live Jazz Brunch every Sunday from 11 ~ 2 (reservations recommended)
Cooking class every Tuesday at 6:30 (reservations required)
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 2178 People Are Saying
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New England
3 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great! Friendly staff and warm welcoming surroundings.

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New England
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Went for Sunday brunch. Nice atmosphere with jazz and singer. Room is somewhat small and noise level was high but music was good.
Food was good and adequate, staff were attentive and helpful. Would go again.

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K
Wilmington
40 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went for Sunday brunch, and it was excellent! The menu was wide ranging without being overwhelming, and the food superior. I had the poached eggs on short ribs hash, and my wife had salmon on sticky rice. Both of us really enjoyed our choices. The pastries provided before our meal were a nice touch. Creative alternatives to mimosas were tasty eye openers. Service was excellent and the live jazz enhanced the ambience. Perfect Sunday brunch!

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New England
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent service and menu selection. Furniture is a little outdated...kind of a place where my grandma would love.

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New England
4 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect evening dinner was outstanding.

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CA
New England
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

They seated us right away and the waitress came right away as well. Food was delicious and I like that you can choose a smaller portion if you like. We will be back!

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DP
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very charming restaurant with spectacular food and great service.

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TD
New England
8 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great time, had brunch for eight people. The server was outstanding! The food was good and the price very reasonable. Highly recommend!!

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KA
New England
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a group of nine for our annual college group reunion. I am blanking on our server's name (male) but he was fantastic--very attentive, made sure our orders were done right (some special requests were made). We were not rushed out. The food was fabulous. My friends all kept giving me kudos for choosing
Bullfinch's. It just might be our go-to for next year's reunion!

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AV
New England
5 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Always a nice experience there! My husbands steak was undercooked but they were great about it and made sure he was happy once they brought it back.

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MM
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went for my dad's birthday, and upon arrival, we saw a giant balloon attached to his chair and confetti on the table! Food was delicious, and the kids got their kid's meals free since it was Sunday. The place was decorated beautifully and it was a great experience overall!

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S
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is the best... there is no better restaurant in this area

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QS
New England
3 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Seated in a quieter area of Sunday brunch, as requested. (Ironically that’s where the families w kids were seated, they just happened to be “quiet” this Sunday morning. We were surprised.

Food was very good—and so was the service.

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A
New England
9 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just great all around. 1st Time there and we will definitely be going back. Had the pork osso bucca it was spectacular! And the French onion soup to start.

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f
Jacksonville
7 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Cold and noisy party but great food.

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C
New England
2 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We loved our birthday dinner from start to finish. We usually come for Sunday jazz brunch and love it so wanted to try dinner. We enjoyed the eclectic menu, the great service and very good food.

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New England
2 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great neighborhood spot in Sudbury, one of our favorites. Sunday brunch with live jazz is always great, highly recommend

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New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The brunch was, as always, terrific. Eggs were poached perfectly. Cocktails were unique and delicious.
We both had Eggs Benedict variations, mine with beef and hers with crabmeat. Wonderful. Will be back very soon. Oh, and the service was attentive, but not intrusive, yet charming.

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H
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

We were their for brunch and the live music. There were eight of us and everyone enjoyed it!

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Orlando
26 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Jazz brunch for my Husband’s birthday! Party of six. We had a lovely time!. Have been to this restaurant several other times. Always fun!

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New England
2 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Excellent restaurant service and food. Very accomodating for preparation of food for customers with allergies.

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New England
19 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 3

Food was very good, but service was slow and our waitress was not "in the moment." After 10 minutes of waiting for our meal, I was told that my selection was no longer available. We waited another 20 minutes. At the end of the meal, when our waitress asked if we'd like dessert, we hesitated. Then she said, we could have free dessert. I told her that wasn't necessary and made a dessert selection, but with a different flavor of ice cream. The dessert came 10 minutes later with the standard flavor ice cream. Although the dining area is pleasant enough, the noise level is really terrible. I could barely hear the waitress, and it was difficult to carry on a conversation with my wife. I noticed they seem to have a special hard ceiling which perhaps they installed to carry the music during their jazz lunch.

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r
New England
97 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed another fantastic experience last Saturday. The wait staff, menu offerings and variety are outstanding. I would highly recommend this restaurant for a great dining experience

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New England
21 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great at Bullfinches

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New England
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

The atmosphere was nice and relaxing, and the food was pretty good for the price. We will definitely come back to check out the atmosphere during brunch

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New England
54 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We are so lucky to have this fine restaurant in our town. It is consistently excellent and has been for years. Delicious food, friendly and knowledgeable service and very cozy. You can even have a nice conversation and hear what people are saying. This is becoming more and more difficult at many restaurants.

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UT
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

Food was average at best. Where we sat, we had a low ceiling so one could hear the chatter from others' tables. Steak wasn't too bad, but have had better at other places. As this was the first time going, it doesn't seem likely I will be coming back soon.

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ST
New England
2 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had an amazing meal, as always! The staff if very friendly too.

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FS
New England
8 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 5

We really wanted to like Bullfinches. The ambience is great and service was outstanding from initial greeting throughout the meal. Bad news is the food was just not particularly good. The dumplings were limp and bland. The short ribs were almost without flavor on top of bland tepid pasta. Beet salad was only so-so. The pizza was ok. Blueberry bread pudding ok but overly sweet and topped with whipped cream from a can. Overall the food was bland and uninspiring. Honestly the food at a 99s has more flavor. If the restaurant improved the food taste and quality it would be just a super place to go. As it is we might stop in for a drink and appetizer. Sorry!

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The greeting, service, food and ambiance were all wonderful.

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NC
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 1ambience 4

Pleasant atmosphere that allowed for conversation. Service was in attentive. Food was average at best and presentation was unnecessarily fussy.

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New England
3 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We recently went to Bullfinches for a birthday celebration. It was a week night and the restaurant was fairly quiet. We were seated right away and our table had a large balloon and confetti on it - very festive! We ordered cocktails and waited quite a long time for them to arrive. It wasn't busy so we couldn't understand the delay. Aside from that it was great evening. The food was very good and was served in a timely manner. Our waiter was friendly and attentive. The atmosphere was great, very comfortable. This is a great neighborhood restaurant for a casual meal or a special occasion.

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HS
New England
5 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely classy restaurant with a warm and welcoming atmosphere.

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RV
New England
3 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great restaurant ,great staff great food and great experience

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K
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went for Sunday brunch. Everything was delicious. Had the crab Benedict, and the potato waffles are fantastic. The jazz trio was awesome. Brought our 11 year old who also enjoyed her options from the kids menu.

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B
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went to Bullfinch’s with our son and daughter and law and had a great meal. The waiter was extremely helpful the ambience is great and the food delicious. One of our favorites for special occasions.

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N
New England
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was fantastic and it was a nice atmosphere for my husband and I.

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New England
2 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

They do have quite a creative menu. Very unique blend of ingredients that work great together. Unfortunately my chicken was incrediblely overcooled- it was disappointing. My good also came out room temperature. As far as the dining room it appears pretty at first glance, however they need to do some work to improve the restaurant- it looks a bit tired. I would recommend to a friend as the restaurant offers enough, I don’t get our often enough to not fully enjoy my dinner!

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New England
10 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

go early , gets noisy later. good food, good service

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Charleston
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great meal, pleasant service.

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