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Buttermilk & Bourbon

4.6
4.6
2661 Reviews
$30 and under
Southern
Takeout and delivery services are available via our website, DoorDash and Grubhub. 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 and time you are seeking. We offer a fifteen-minute grace period and ask that you call us if you will be running late or your reservation may be cancelled. We allot an hour and a half for a reservation of 2 guests and 2 hours for reservations consisting of 3 or more guests. All outdoor patio reservations are subject to being canceled in the event of inclement weather . We look forward to seeing you soon!

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2 people

8:30 PM


Booked 105 times today

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  • Order online

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

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What 2,661 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. MD

    MeaganD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My partner and I got the Mac and Cheese, the Burger Sliders, and the Hushpuppies. All were great, but the Hushpuppies were to die for!

    Buttermilk & BourbonResponded 2 days agoHi Meagan, Thank you for the kind words and we are happy that you both enjoyed your experience. Happy Holidays and we look forward to having you back as guests soon

  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I had a great time!
  3. HV

    HermanV

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Flavor profiles were spot on. Sauces were very tasty. We enjoyed a number of dishes, each so unique and different it was difficult to choose a favorite. Chicken and waffles, Nashville crawfish fries, scrimp and jalapeño grits, country ham hash with Yukon potatoes, butterbean hummus and a specialty pancake, each so delicious we savored every bite. Hummus and grits were so creamy. Two in our party were vegetarian and vegan and were able to find dishes to their liking. Specialty cocktails were a big hit. Service was attentive and timely. Definitely will be returning.
  4. JY

    JanetY

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always, it was a wonderful experience with wonderful food.

    Buttermilk & BourbonResponded 2 days agoThank you Janet. Happy Holidays and we look forward to having you back in soon.

  5. F

    Fola

    New England

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Make your visit easier and just make a reservation! We were seated upon arrival, greeted with water and a smile by our server, and within 30 minutes we had all our food and a bottle of wine on the table. Seating can be a bit tight, but didn't tamper the mood at all.
  6. C

    Carlos

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Food was great. Service was slow at first but improved throughout the course of our meal. We were seated in the bar section, which was fine, but would have preferred to be in either of the side rooms.
  7. AV

    AmandaV

    New England

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Such a fun atmosphere! Service was great and the drinks were unique and delicious.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    love th back rooms
  9. LM

    LizM

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was amazing and the service was great. The tapas style allowed us to try many different menu items and food was out quick. The servers were always there with refills and to get you anything you needed. The restaurant itself has a great ambience and is in a great location.
  10. JS

    JenS

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went to Buttermilk and Bourbon to celebrate my friend’s birthday. I’d made the reservations 2 weeks ago and strongly recommend making a reservation as it’s a popular restaurant. The food was excellent, as were the drinks. The ambiance is great.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience3
    Friends reunion
  12. A

    Azul68

    Atlanta

    20 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience5
    Fried chicken (their specialty) was burnt! Good service in the sense that they didn't charge us for it once we complained.
  13. T

    Temi

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time there. The food was delicious! The biscuits with the pub cheese?...oh my goodness. The waitress was attentive and kind. The service was very fast, shockingly so given how yummy the food was. Great decor. I love that there were almost separate rooms with slightly varying noise levels and ambiance. I'll definitely go back.
  14. TN

    TerrelN

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience4
    Food wasn’t flavorful it lacked seasonings. Also over priced for the portions.
  15. MP

    MuffPell

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We loved our food! Each plate was so good. Can't wait to go back to try more dishes. Yummm!
  16. S

    Swanned

    New England

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delightful cold weather experience--the joyful warmth of Buttermilk and Bourbon. Really appreciate the distance between tables. Amazing food!And Jasmine as a server delighted us.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Columbus

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What an extraordinary dinner! The ambience, the cocktails, the staff and the food all worked together to create a most memorable experience. Southern/NOLA inspired small plates were delicious and expertly executed. This place is a MUST when you are in Boston! The Smoky Chocolate Cherry Manhattan was one of the best cocktails I’ve ever had.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We went on a date night after a week of work travel, and B&B did not disappoint! Food was delicious and the service was attentive and quick. The Southern-inspired cuisine and vibe is on-point although we decided to sit outside to escape the very loud interior.
  19. SM

    SteelMagnolia

    New England

    27 reviews

    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service with friendly, professional staff. Food was delicious. Everything we ordered was fabulous; hard to name a favorite. Pleasant outdoor experience on a beautiful, sunny and unusual November day! Can’t wait to go back.
  20. J

    Jessica

    New England

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall4food5service2ambience3
    I love the food and vibe here, and usually being out of town visitors. However, this particular occasion I was very disappointed with the service. Two tables were seated after ours and already ordered drinks before our waitress even brought us water. We waited a full 15 minutes before someone even came to our table. Food was delicious as always otherwise.
  21. T

    Taylor

    New England

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and atmosphere, amazing quality of food. Also very quick service. Expect your food within 5-7 minutes of ordering. With that being said we stayed to drink for 90 minutes our food was done and never were pressured to leave/give up our table which I appreciate
  22. MD

    MeghanD

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A few friends and I were heading to the Old South Church for a Fleetwood Mac tribute and has heard great things about Buttermilk & Bourbon and it did not disappoint! The food was amazing and our server was fantastic! I will definitely be going back soon!
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Hushpuppies were amazing. Dont leave without having the beignets and get the a la mode. Cant explain how good they are and the ice cream is like nothing ive tasted
  24. D

    Dave

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Took our friends out for their first visit to Boston—B&B is a favorite restaurant of ours, and it didn’t disappoint! Alejandra was warm, attentive, and provided great service—she really made our evening special! We ordered several small plates to share: the swordfish was the standout, but everyone enjoyed the wings, shrimp cocktail, and the biscuits as well. The Hurricane was meh, the smoke notwithstanding, but the Frozen Blood Ritual was amazing! We didn’t have room for dessert, but I’m hoping to try the bread pudding on our next visit!
  25. KM

    KarenM

    New England

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 9, 2022

    overall4food5service1ambience5
    As always the food was amazing. Service left a lot to be desired. Staff taking to themselves and not attending to customers. Clearly not short staffed just more interested in their own conversations bs customer and it was not busy. Took way to long to get drinks and food. Will go back because food and drinks are amazing
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on November 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Everything was great; except it’s too darn loud.
  27. JD

    JanD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    really good food and a nice atmosphere overall. The cocktails are also great!
  28. M

    Micro

    New England

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and wonderful staff. The biscuits cannot be denied.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service was excellent. We will return!!
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The brunch menu was delicious, we basically tried most of everything and the server was awesome
  31. KB

    KimberlyB

    Toronto

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Such a fun experience .... Basically southern tapas .... We loved everything we got but the beef cheeks and chicken sliders were a crown favorite...
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is one of our favorite restaurants in Boston! We brought our friends, and everyone raved about the food. The biscuits are incredible, the shrimp is so savory and complex, and the white BBQ with the hot chicken is the stuff of dreams. I used to live in Louisiana, and B&B reminds me of New Orleans in an authentic way (aka excellent food, not just “voodoo vibes”). I also had my first cocktail in almost a year here because I knew this would be the spot—the blue one was delicious! Great ambience for Halloween. If you decorate a bit more next year, this would be the ultimate Halloween restaurant!
  33. PJ

    PatriciaJ

    Atlanta

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience2
    Our 2nd trip to Buttermilk and Bourbon. Wonderful and friendly wait staff. Food was amazing! Don't miss the chicken and waffles, but bring a big appetite. The ambiance was impacted by a very noncustomer oriented host who made us feel unwelcome and who yelled at the bartender, who walked off the job......so not drinks available until they found a replacement. Expresso machine not working either. At the end of our meal while waiting for the check, the same unfriendly host asked us to leave the table as he needed to seat someone else. We loved the food and our waitress, but the unfriendly host staff made us not want to return.
  34. TB

    TomB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Enjoyed the food. We are a fan of Jason from Hells Kitchen. Enjoyed the BBQ shrimp Make your reservation early
  35. CD

    ColleenD

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Creative food options. Everything we tried was outstanding and we had terrific service (from Elsa). Will definitely go back.
  36. KS

    KSim

    Raleigh

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall3food5service1ambience1
    Booked a reservation over a week in advance and called to confirm twice. When we get there they tell us the system didn’t give us a table and basically expected us to just leave even though there were open tables inside and outside. The hostess wouldn’t let us wait for a table to open up because the next reservation was in two hours and the people there had been there for an hour which didn’t make since that’s plenty of time. The hostess didn’t offer to let us squeeze at a table outside until we explicitly asked. Not super helpful at solving an issue that’s completely their fault. I get that the system failed but if we made a reservation and didn’t everything we’re supposed to do that’s not our problem. Food was great of course but service and the reservation experience wasn’t. We had to ask a different waiter three times to send our server because it took so long
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was great, my date was great, food was great overall fantastic!!
  38. MG

    MattG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time and loved it. The drinks were great and the food was top notch. They told us two plates per person as it it tapas but take that with a grain of salt. 3 Plates per two people would likely suffice most parties. Get the Chocolate/Cherry Old fashioned.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    E. Tennessee

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 27, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Very small menu limited. All à la carte.
  40. CS

    ChlSaul

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Wonderful experience. Would absolutely visit again.

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 4.6 stars by 2661 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

8:30 PM


Booked 105 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
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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