Bullfinchs

4.8
2956 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
Bullfinchs has been insuring a fine dining experience in beautiful Sudbury for many years. We pride ourselves on offering a creative menu with the very best ingredients from the most reliable and highest quality purveyors. Enjoy craft cocktails or relax on our summer patio. We are open for dinner nightly. Bullfinchs offers a gluten-free and a vegetarian menu and a full bar and curated wine list.

At the present time, we have suspended our Live Music Sunday brunch and our Tuesday night Cooking Classes. Hopefully we will be able to bring these back soon.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 2956 people are saying
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vipgailp
New England
5 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent on every level

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OutsideTheNorm
New England
11 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service! Waitress was attentive and helpful. Menu was more innovative than expected, which was a nice surprise.

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vipJoshC
New England
32 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food2service4ambience3

This was our 4th time at Bullfinches. The very 1st was good (maybe in '09 or '10), the rest not. I hate to be critical of a restaurant in town, but it's a poor value given that the food is only average.
The bang bang shrimp and my wife's pecan chicken were good, but my lamb chops, ordered rare, came out medium well, which is criminal at $38. The flourless espresso cake was so overbaked it was a crumbly mess. Also unacceptable at $12.
We dined because my sister gave us a gift card, and I was prepared to be disappointed, but I was hoping to be surprised.
Folks in town try really hard to prop up Bullfinches but it's just not a good restaurant when you consider the price point.

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WilliamC
New England
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the outside it does not look like anything special, but once you're inside it's a different world. Now top it off with some of the best food and you have a sure bet. If you like sports bar food, this is NOT your place. If you like quality fine dining that competes with high-end Boston restaurants, this is your place.

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vipSteveC
New England
4 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food. Great service that was very helpful with suggestions. Certainly going back soon.

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MarkG
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2022
Overall3food2service4ambience4

We are usually big fans of Bullfinchs, especially for a nice or celebratory dinner. But last night was not close to what we usually expect there. To start, I ordered soup and my wife a salad. Instead of presenting them together my soup came about 10 minute earlier than my wife’s salad. Trying to be polite, I waited for her salad to arrive and of course by then my soup was cold. My wife ordered the pork chop, a favorite she has truly enjoyed in the past. However her pork chop was raw in the middle. I don’t mean rare or medium rare, I mean raw. She sent it back. They didn’t prepare her a new one, they threw that one back on the grill or in the pan. After quite some time the server brought it back, my wife cut into it and it was at most extremely rare. We actually like our pork slightly pink in the middle, but this was more like pork tar tar.

I grill a lot of steak and pork. It’s clear the chef didn’t use a meat thermometer. Anyway, they did take it off the bill, which truly was the least they could have done.

Because of the pandemic, I still over tipped significantly and I didn’t raise the issue with the manager. Hopefully this was an anomaly due to staffing issues or something. We’ll give them another try at some point, but it won’t be soon.

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JoeF
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2022
Overall2food2service3ambience4

Beautiful place. Disappointing meal. Haven’t been there in 10 years food wasn’t at the same level maybe just a bad day.

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vipDaphne31
New England
20 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great atmosphere. I’ve been coming here since the 80’s. Love the Richardson family. Great staff and service. Some of the best food in Boston.

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JodyC
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was excellent and attentive, food was delicious, as always. We always look forward to having a dinner out at Bullfinchs.

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MarjorieG
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Emily was our server. Every meal for the four of us was delicious She was very friendly and very personable. It was a perfect evening 🍾

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Love the reggae tunes!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
44 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another delicious meal at Bullfinchs. I love the consistency of their food--very tasty and well presented. I had the salmon with wild rice and roasted cauliflower, beets and tomato; my husband had the extraordinary pork osso buco over crashed potatoes and veggies--out of this world. We finished by splitting the bullfinchs salad. The wine pours were generous. The service was attentive and friendly. The decor is so nicely appointed, warm and cozy. The bar was hopping for a Wednesday night, but the diners at tables were nicely separated. I felt safe from Covid.

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dennisa
New England
2 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2022
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great ambience, delicious food and attentive wait staff. A perfect combination for a wonderful experience.

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SandyC
New England
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2022
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We enjoy Bullfinchs and have been frequenting the restaurant through the years. The service is good and we certainly enjoy the food. There are our favorites, one of which is the crispy duck.. It is a nice relaxing atmosphere.

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DennisD
New England
5 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service, as usual. Highly recommend this restaurant.

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vipGaryT
New England
5 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great.

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vippatsfan
New England
15 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall4food4service5ambience4

great food and service. Always a "go to" restaurant for us

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect first date spot.

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CarlA
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Had a nice evening and the food was very good, service with Allison was great. Thank you for a nice evening!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

New Years was great and I felt very safe! Thank you to team for masks and providing a safe environment.

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Mack
New England
17 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great way to celebrate the coming of 2022 with great friends and great food. Service was great in keeping with the festive atmosphere.

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vipchrisa
New England
12 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bullfinches never disappoints- from start to finish a wonderful New Years
Started with the veggie dumplings with three homemade delicious sauces
The short rib was so tender and flavorful - the stuffed cod was perfectly cooked and delicious
Add a bottle of veuve clicquot and carrot cake to complete the evening
Our server was so attentive and knowledgeable
Didn’t hover - so friendly.
Atmosphere as a whole was wonderful - owners greeted us at the door
Will definitely recommend - and will be back soon

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vipMactrav
New England
13 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and option to sit outside

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SaraLutz
New England
27 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner was outstanding yet again. Just love this neighborhood gem! Will def be back!!!

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Western
New England
13 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed another great dinner at our go-to restaurant in Sudbury. Great food (had fillet, lamb, and braised short ribs), good service and atmosphere.

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vipHudsontravelers
New England
95 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first visit back to eating inside since the pandemic began. We have done take out from Bullfinches throughout.
This restaurant never disappoints us. The food is delicious. The service was excellent, just attentive enough. The tables were spaced enough so we felt safe and the staff is fully vaccinated.
We strongly recommend Bullfinches for a special occasion or a regular meal.

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vipDaphne31
New England
20 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a wonderful evening

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Donuts
New England
3 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was outstanding! Waitress was so nice. I love the two proportions offer for meals, As well as the wine suggestions. A little loud -not bad but certainly not “romantic quiet”. Have always had a great experience here.

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vipBill
New England
9 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great half of duck big enough for 2 to share and delicious
Bang Bang shrimp appetizer also excellent

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CarolS
New England
16 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a wonderful meal. Service was great. Highly recommend. I had mussels as an appetizer- delicious and perfectly cooked. I had lamb crops for dinner - also excellent. My husband’s tuna was also perfect too.

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Bree
New England
3 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my second visit within a week (Taking granddaughters out for Christmas treat)
The food was excellent and the service wonderful; sadly, I didn't get the name of our server but she was very good and treated the granddaughters so well...the wine list is extensive and quite good and interesting.
Love the rolls and butter served with a wooden spoonful of salt ( happen to like salt on my roll)
The owners, Scott and Peg, meet you personally at the door and interact with you during dinner....very pleasant.
A truly nice evening and experience

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere, food and service for a ladies holiday night out!

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MartinQ
New England
20 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This has become our favorite restaurant. The food is imaginatively prepared, the quality is excellent, and the service is topnotch. The prices are moderate. Our friends last night said they could hardly wait for the four of us to return.

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none
New England
6 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was amazing. You are missing out if you don't try this restaurant.

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vipBaltimore2
New England
24 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Going to this restaurant for 36+years. Food, service and a consistency is fabulous. Great place to celebrate special events like birthdays and anniversaries.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, ambiance, and value. Food is excellent quality!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Great service and wonderful food. A perfect place to celebrate the holiday with friends!

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KerryD
New England
3 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The food was great. I think the seating is uncomfortable. I hate the benches and the pillows. My back was killing me by the time I left. I also think the chairs are cheap and should be strictly outdoor chairs. Drinks were decent.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good service, excellent food & drinks.

FAQs

Bullfinchs offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (978) 443-4094.

Bullfinchs is rated 4.8 stars by 2956 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.