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Buttermilk & Bourbon

4.7
4.7
2419 Reviews
$30 and under
Southern

Takeout & Delivery are available via our website, Caviar, and GrubHub. Due to the current restrictions, we are requiring reservations for both indoor & outdoor dining. There are three options for seating: Standard (Indoors), High-Top (Indoors), and Outdoors. If one of these options does not appear, it is because we are currently booked for that type of seating during the date & time you are seeking. We offer a ten minute grace period and ask that you call us if you will be running late or your reservation may be cancelled. All outdoor patio reservations are subject to being canceled in the event of severe rain. Thank you for your patience and understanding and we look forward to seeing you soon!

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Booked 117 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Southern, Comfort Food, Tapas / Small Plates

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sun 10:30 am–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Wed, Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Thu, Fri 12:00 pm–11:00 pm Sat 11:00 am–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (617) 266-1122

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Jason Santos

  • Neighborhood

    Back Bay

  • Cross street

    Dartmouth Street

  • Parking details

    Street Parking, Back Bay Station Garage

  • Public transit

    Green Line: CopleyOrange Line: Back Bay Station

  • Entertainment

    3 different rooms designed to give the ambiance of the many energies in New Orleans, our fresh & bright Garden District; elegant French Quarters room with reclaimed church pews and arched wooden ceilings; Voodoo lounge filled with mystery & cocktails. As well as our Bourbon Street area with a la carte raw bar and Hurricane's on draft. Warm weather brings out patio & outdoor lounge, perfect for warm days, beignets and people watching. All while the best of NOLA Jazz plays in the background.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Popular dishes

Menu

Raw Bar

  • Oysters of the Day*$3.00

    • Lemon Shandy Poached U-12 Peel & Eat Shrimp Cocktail$4.50

      pink pepper mignonette, Crystal cocktail sauce, Atomic horseradish cream

      • Simple Roasted Mushroom Toast$12.00

        fresh herb salad, truffle butter, marinated peppers

        • Memphis Style Baby Back Ribs$14.00

          sweet spoonbread, hot honey glaze, cucumber chow chow

          • Cajun Grilled Swordfish*$15.00

            warm crab salad, asparagus, lemon mayo, chile oil

            • 2 Fried Chicken Sliders$14.00

              bacon jam, whipped cheddar, sweet pickles

              • Pulled Pork Croquettes$8.00

                smoky hot BBQ sauce

                • Boiled Peanut Hummus$10.00

                  benne seed crackers, heirloom tomato-cucumber salad, smoked paprika

                  • Nashville Hot Alligator Fries$14.00

                    pimento queso, comeback sauce, crinkle cut pickles

                    • House Special Buttermilk Fried Chicken

                      Nashville hot, sweet & spicy, BBQ syrup or white BBQ sauce

                      • Chicken Wings$12.00
                      • Boneless Fried Thighs$14.00
                      • Bone-In ½ Chicken$21.00

                    Featured Items

                    • B&B Fish Battered Catfish$14.00

                      southern potato salad, corn relish, roasted jalapeño tartar

                      • Crawfish Étouffée Hand Pies$11.00

                        house hot sauce, Duke's mayo

                        • ½ Dozen Roasted Oysters$19.00

                          southern greens, house sausage, parmesan

                          • New Orleans BBQ Shrimp$15.00

                            creamy jalapeño grits, holy trinity, andouille sausage

                            • 2 Prime Burger Sliders*$10.00

                              tomato molasses, charred & pickled onion, smoked gouda

                              • Roasted Jalapeño Mac & Cheese$14.00

                                cavatappi pasta, spicy bacon, French's onions

                                • Baby Kale Salad$10.00

                                  lemon-anchovy vinaigrette, shaved radish, grated ricotta, black eyed peas, biscuit croutons

                                  • Wedge Salad$11.00

                                    buttermilk-horseradish dressing, avocado, red onion, hard-boiled egg, grains & seeds

                                    • Caramelized Sweet Potatoes$8.00

                                      peach jam, chive cream cheese, candied pecans

                                      • Red Onion Braised Beef Cheek$16.00

                                        carrot purée, English peas, huckleberry vinaigrette

                                        • Maplebrook Farms Burrata$18.00

                                          fried green tomatoes, creamy mustard vinaigrette, Tasso Ham, hot pepper jelly

                                          Dessert

                                          • Fresh Fried Beignets$10.00

                                            powdered sugar

                                            • Soft Serve of the Day$5.00

                                              salted pretzel cone

                                              • Sticky Toffee Biscuit Bread Pudding$10.00

                                                bourbon sauce, brown butter dippin' dots

                                                • Fresh Fruit Shortcake$10.00

                                                  root beer chantilly, vanilla pastry cream

                                                  • Warm Honey Glazed Biscuits$14.00

                                                    smoked cinnamon butter & pimento cheese spread

                                                    Last updated: February 3, 2022

                                                    What 2,419 people are saying

                                                    Overall ratings and reviews

                                                    Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

                                                    4.7
                                                    4.7 based on recent ratings
                                                    • 4.7Food
                                                    • 4.5Service
                                                    • 4.6Ambience
                                                    • 4.4Value

                                                    NoiseModerate

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                                                    1. SD

                                                      SusanD

                                                      New England

                                                      3 reviews

                                                      5.0

                                                      3 reviews

                                                      Dined today

                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                      Food and service were excellent. The biscuits were amazing! We loved the outdoor patio.

                                                    2. M

                                                      Mariah

                                                      New England

                                                      14 reviews

                                                      4.0

                                                      14 reviews

                                                      Dined 2 days ago

                                                      overall4food5service3ambience3

                                                      We came here for my fiancé's birthday! We have already been to the Buttermilk & Bourbon at Arsenal Yards in Watertown and we enjoyed it so we wanted to give this a try. The food is so good, my mouth is watering right now as I'm writing this. We ordered the 3 Cheese Mac & Cheese, Grilled Swordfish, New Orleans BBQ Shrimp, and 2 Fried Chicken Sliders. The drinks were delicious -- I had Betty Bussit and he had Honey, Do! -- and we ended the night with beignets chocolate a la mode. It did take some time to get our food and drinks, which is why I gave 3 stars. We also didn't have the best table, and felt kind of like we were in the back corner, easily forgotten about. There was an obnoxious group of people right beside us and it was difficult to hear my fiancé even though he was sitting next to me. Overall, we will definitely be back because the food was too delicious and we were too full to try everything we wanted haha.

                                                    3. JK

                                                      JenK

                                                      1 review

                                                      5.0

                                                      1 review

                                                      Dined 3 days ago

                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                      There for our anniversary lunch. Excellent food and drinks. Couldn't be more pleased!

                                                    4. DM

                                                      DynaMA

                                                      1 review

                                                      5.0

                                                      1 review

                                                      Dined 4 days ago

                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                      The chicken fried thighs and biscuits were fabulous!

                                                    5. OT

                                                      OpenTable Diner

                                                      New England

                                                      1 review

                                                      5.0

                                                      1 review

                                                      Dined 4 days ago

                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                      Great service, delicious food, excellent price for portions and quality

                                                    6. OT

                                                      OpenTable Diner

                                                      New England

                                                      76 reviews

                                                      vip
                                                      4.0

                                                      76 reviews

                                                      Dined 4 days ago

                                                      overall4food5service4ambience5

                                                      Great food but they did serve me walnuts after telling them I have a severe nut allergy.

                                                    7. PA

                                                      PeterA

                                                      New York Area

                                                      13 reviews

                                                      vip
                                                      5.0

                                                      13 reviews

                                                      Dined 5 days ago

                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                      Hurricanes, biscuits, and chicken were all very good. Great service as well.

                                                    8. TB

                                                      TaraB

                                                      New England

                                                      1 review

                                                      4.0

                                                      1 review

                                                      Dined 5 days ago

                                                      overall4food5service3ambience4

                                                      Food, as always was great! We were in a side room that was very loud…The server was polite but not great at checking in. Will always go back for the food & soft serve!!

                                                    9. OT

                                                      OpenTable Diner

                                                      New York Area

                                                      52 reviews

                                                      vip
                                                      5.0

                                                      52 reviews

                                                      Dined 6 days ago

                                                      overall5food5service4ambience4

                                                      Excellent small plates to share. The chicken sliders, lobster/ corn hush puppies and biscuits were our favorites.

                                                    10. PB

                                                      PatrickB

                                                      1 review

                                                      5.0

                                                      1 review

                                                      Dined 7 days ago

                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                      Excellent ambiance, food, and drinks. Always a good time!

                                                    11. T

                                                      Tess

                                                      Chicago

                                                      10 reviews

                                                      5.0

                                                      10 reviews

                                                      Dined 7 days ago

                                                      overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                      Came highly recommended. Exceptional execution of everything we tried. Raw oysters from PEI were the best I’ve ever had. Smoked trout spread with heirloom tomatoes was terrific. Chicken thighs with sweet and spicy sauce were juicy and delicious. Very good spinach salad with blue berries. Raspberry biscuit bread pudding was surprisingly light but decadent. Wow!

                                                    12. OT

                                                      OpenTable Diner

                                                      New England

                                                      1 review

                                                      5.0

                                                      1 review

                                                      Dined on May 10, 2022

                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                      Amazing service and even more amazing tapas! Definitely a great place to take my parents for a grad lunch

                                                    13. SS

                                                      SusanS

                                                      1 review

                                                      5.0

                                                      1 review

                                                      Dined on May 8, 2022

                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                      Brunch menu wasn’t your typical boring flavors. Dishes were different to chose from with different combos put together. Some were tapas size, so perfect to order several of, try new things and share. Unique, inviting setting . Had the window right up front. Everyone was very nice , quick to greet and food came out fast. Biscuits and gravy with sausage was our favorite, also had candied bacon hash, spare ribs Benedict, alligator fries. All great flavors. Can’t wait to go back j

                                                    14. KH

                                                      KHPH

                                                      New England

                                                      33 reviews

                                                      vip
                                                      5.0

                                                      33 reviews

                                                      Dined on May 8, 2022

                                                      overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                      Outstanding and inventive food and great service on a very busy Mother's Day! Very much enjoyed and appreciate the hard work!

                                                    15. DI

                                                      DIanna

                                                      1 review

                                                      2.0

                                                      1 review

                                                      Dined on May 8, 2022

                                                      overall2food4service1ambience3

                                                      Bad service , the waiter was very rude but the food was great

                                                    16. OT

                                                      OpenTable Diner

                                                      1 review

                                                      1.0

                                                      1 review

                                                      Dined on May 7, 2022

                                                      overall1food1service3ambience4

                                                      The food was horrible and I feel bad saying that my friends ribs was cold, my other friends chicken slider were dry and tough, the mac and cheese was decent , and my salmon was so salty that I could only take a couple of bites.

                                                    17. MO

                                                      MOMOFTHREE2000

                                                      Philadelphia

                                                      2 reviews

                                                      4.0

                                                      2 reviews

                                                      Dined on May 6, 2022

                                                      overall4food5service4ambience4

                                                      Everything was quite good except our table was super small and the food came out so fast we didn't have room on the table to accommodate all the "dishes" When asked if we could "slow" down the food so we could eat what was in front of us we were told no. That's my only complaint. If we had a bigger table, the tapas style dining and quickness of kitchen would have been fine. Instead we had to send off half eaten apps to make room for our next course. Which if the food were not so delicious would not have been so upsetting. Overall, great meal, not a good table or flexibility of kitchen.

                                                    18. C

                                                      Cort

                                                      Philadelphia

                                                      3 reviews

                                                      5.0

                                                      3 reviews

                                                      Dined on May 6, 2022

                                                      overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                      This place was amazing!Everything was excellent and well seasoned!!The food came out super fast and for the price,the portions were excellent.I would definitely visit again!

                                                    19. LW

                                                      LeahW

                                                      1 review

                                                      2.0

                                                      1 review

                                                      Dined on May 5, 2022

                                                      overall2food3service2ambience3

                                                      A bit of an Elitist vibe. Biscuits and beignets were delicious. Everything else was incredibly heavy on the salt, although flavorful.

                                                    20. BF

                                                      BookishFellow

                                                      Charleston

                                                      6 reviews

                                                      vip
                                                      5.0

                                                      6 reviews

                                                      Dined on May 5, 2022

                                                      overall5food5service4ambience4

                                                      Food was amazing. We shared numerous small plates and enjoyed them all.

                                                    21. OT

                                                      OpenTable Diner

                                                      1 review

                                                      1.0

                                                      1 review

                                                      Dined on May 5, 2022

                                                      overall1food1service1ambience4

                                                      The chicken was raw!

                                                    22. OT

                                                      OpenTable Diner

                                                      New England

                                                      5 reviews

                                                      vip
                                                      5.0

                                                      5 reviews

                                                      Dined on May 5, 2022

                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                      Took my family here when they visited for my graduation! It’s the best restaurant in back bay, in my opinion. The best food EVER, and I love that I get to try a little bit of everything with shared plates. B&B til I die

                                                    23. HM

                                                      HeidiM

                                                      New England

                                                      2 reviews

                                                      3.0

                                                      2 reviews

                                                      Dined on May 1, 2022

                                                      overall3food3service2ambience4

                                                      The table was very comfortable for a large group.

                                                    24. OT

                                                      OpenTable Diner

                                                      New York Area

                                                      1 review

                                                      5.0

                                                      1 review

                                                      Dined on May 1, 2022

                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                      Very good and great drinks!! I liked the small plates for brunch so everyone could try everything they wanted!

                                                    25. MS

                                                      MarianaS

                                                      New England

                                                      1 review

                                                      4.0

                                                      1 review

                                                      Dined on April 30, 2022

                                                      overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                      Great food and great people! I really liked the food!

                                                    26. AP

                                                      AP16

                                                      New England

                                                      25 reviews

                                                      5.0

                                                      25 reviews

                                                      Dined on April 30, 2022

                                                      overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                      Food & drinks were both amazing — it’s rare to have a place where everything you order is guaranteed to be amazing! They could have had better ventilation inside and they weren’t super accommodating with the seating but otherwise the food came out so fast and everything was a 10/10

                                                    27. JC

                                                      JessicaC

                                                      Savannah

                                                      5 reviews

                                                      4.0

                                                      5 reviews

                                                      Dined on April 29, 2022

                                                      overall4food5service4ambience3

                                                      Food was good but I don’t know if it was worth all the hype. Brussels sprouts were very very greasy and when you finished the serving there was a mountain of grease left.

                                                    28. OT

                                                      OpenTable Diner

                                                      New England

                                                      2 reviews

                                                      vip
                                                      5.0

                                                      2 reviews

                                                      Dined on April 27, 2022

                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                      Great food and service. Cannot complain and will return!

                                                    29. AJ

                                                      AmandaJ

                                                      Washington DC

                                                      12 reviews

                                                      vip
                                                      5.0

                                                      12 reviews

                                                      Dined on April 27, 2022

                                                      overall5food5service3ambience3

                                                      Love coming here most of the time. We got here late on this occasion and the service as a result was a bit rushed; they brought our dessert before all the entrees had been served. Overall am amazing food, some of the best in boston in my opinion.

                                                    30. OT

                                                      OpenTable Diner

                                                      New England

                                                      2 reviews

                                                      4.0

                                                      2 reviews

                                                      Dined on April 27, 2022

                                                      overall4food4service4ambience5

                                                      It could have used more main meal vegetarian options

                                                    31. 1

                                                      1234567890

                                                      1 review

                                                      3.0

                                                      1 review

                                                      Dined on April 26, 2022

                                                      overall3food3service4ambience1

                                                      I hated the music!!! 2010 EDM? Like why? It so does not fit the vibe and atmosphere of the restaurant. The music is so outdated and awkward truly. I totally put me off. Also the food was alright-- but my husband and I were here for our anniversary and there wasn't anything done to make our day special... it was honestly a 2/10 rating from me. The obnoxious loud outdated music was the worst part though.

                                                    32. NL

                                                      NonaL

                                                      Philadelphia

                                                      9 reviews

                                                      vip
                                                      5.0

                                                      9 reviews

                                                      Dined on April 24, 2022

                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                      Biscuits are Amazing!!!

                                                    33. OT

                                                      OpenTable Diner

                                                      1 review

                                                      3.0

                                                      1 review

                                                      Dined on April 24, 2022

                                                      overall3food1service3ambience5

                                                      Tasty food, great vibes

                                                    34. DH

                                                      DeniseH

                                                      Columbus

                                                      9 reviews

                                                      vip
                                                      5.0

                                                      9 reviews

                                                      Dined on April 23, 2022

                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                      We had a fabulous evening! The atmosphere, the food and the service was exceptional!

                                                    35. AC

                                                      AdrienneC

                                                      New England

                                                      3 reviews

                                                      5.0

                                                      3 reviews

                                                      Dined on April 23, 2022

                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                      Delicious food! The biscuits were amazing. Also a few good vegetarian options. Drinks were great too!

                                                    36. OT

                                                      OpenTable Diner

                                                      New York Area

                                                      1 review

                                                      5.0

                                                      1 review

                                                      Dined on April 23, 2022

                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                      Loved this place!!!! MY first time here.The food was plenty and hot and fresh Soooo good.The drinks were on point.Nice vibe

                                                    37. OT

                                                      OpenTable Diner

                                                      1 review

                                                      5.0

                                                      1 review

                                                      Dined on April 23, 2022

                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                      So good! I loved the southern tapas. Great experience!

                                                    38. OT

                                                      OpenTable Diner

                                                      1 review

                                                      5.0

                                                      1 review

                                                      Dined on April 22, 2022

                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                      Delicious! Best biscuits I’ve ever had

                                                    39. JM

                                                      JosephM

                                                      New England

                                                      5 reviews

                                                      5.0

                                                      5 reviews

                                                      Dined on April 22, 2022

                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                      Great tapas restaurant with different options. Highly recommend if in the area

                                                    40. LH

                                                      LoriH

                                                      New England

                                                      1 review

                                                      4.0

                                                      1 review

                                                      Dined on April 20, 2022

                                                      overall4food5service5ambience4

                                                      Great food, great cocktails! It was a lively place, even on a Wednesday night, which is to say it was loud. Not the place for a quiet evening, but definitely lively and fun!

                                                    Safety precautions

                                                    • Cleaning & sanitizing

                                                      • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
                                                      • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
                                                      • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
                                                      • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
                                                      • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
                                                    • Physical distancing

                                                      • Limited number of seated diners
                                                      • Distancing maintained in common areas
                                                      • Extra space between tables
                                                    • Protective equipment

                                                      • Waitstaff wear masks
                                                      • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
                                                    • Screening

                                                      • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

                                                    FAQs

                                                    You can order delivery directly from Buttermilk & Bourbon using the Order Online button. Buttermilk & Bourbon also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (617) 266-1122.

                                                    Buttermilk & Bourbon is rated 4.7 stars by 2419 OpenTable diners.

                                                    Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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                                                    Booked 117 times today
                                                    Google Map for Buttermilk & Bourbon

                                                    160 Commonwealth Ave Boston, MA 02116

                                                    Additional information

                                                    • Cross street

                                                      Dartmouth Street

                                                    • Neighborhood

                                                      Back Bay

                                                    • Hours of operation

                                                      Brunch Sun 10:30 am–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Wed, Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Thu, Fri 12:00 pm–11:00 pm Sat 11:00 am–11:00 pm

                                                    • Cuisines

                                                      Southern, Comfort Food, Tapas / Small Plates

                                                    • Dining style

                                                      Casual Dining

                                                    • Dress code

                                                      Business Casual

                                                    • Parking details

                                                      Street Parking, Back Bay Station Garage

                                                    • Public transit

                                                      Green Line: CopleyOrange Line: Back Bay Station

                                                    • Payment options

                                                      AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

                                                    • Executive chef

                                                      Jason Santos

                                                    • Entertainment

                                                      3 different rooms designed to give the ambiance of the many energies in New Orleans, our fresh & bright Garden District; elegant French Quarters room with reclaimed church pews and arched wooden ceilings; Voodoo lounge filled with mystery & cocktails. As well as our Bourbon Street area with a la carte raw bar and Hurricane's on draft. Warm weather brings out patio & outdoor lounge, perfect for warm days, beignets and people watching. All while the best of NOLA Jazz plays in the background.

                                                    • Additional

                                                      Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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