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Buttermilk & Bourbon

4.8
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1566 Reviews
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$30 and under
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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. The maximum party size currently allowed by the state is 6 and you will be required to wear a mask when not at the table. We ask that guests do not exceed 1.5 hours per table to allow us time to properly sanitize in between seatings. 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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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
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 1566 people are saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
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4.6
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4.6
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4.4
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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WC82
New England
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

B&B is probably my favorite restaurant in Boston. Every dish is loaded with flavor, the service is great, and the cocktails are creative but still familiar - fantastic. They also have heaters around their outdoor tables to make dining outdoors during COVID19 more comfortable.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience2

It was aight.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really enjoyed for brunch! Don't always go for brunch since I can always make eggs at home, but this was worth it

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MarianneS
New England
20 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Spent time at this restaurant with my son after being g separated from him since Christmas due to COVID. The restaurant was very accommodating giving us extra time to visit. The biscuits and gravy and ham hash were excellent, as were the beignets. Will definitely go back.

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Steven
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

fun environment and the food + drinks were great! highly recommend

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vipBrandy
New England
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food3service5ambience2

Given COVID, we opted sit outside. While, we were dressed properly, we would have enjoyed a bit of heat. Despite asking, the staff refused to position the heat lamps closer to our table or any table. The heat lamps were all positioned between tables. Unfortunately, no one benefited from the heat lamps because they have to be close to the tables feel the heat. As we left and passed other establishments, we noticed the heat lamps were right next to the tables.

It really unfortunate, that you missed the importance of the positioning of heat lamps to make the dining experience enjoying and comfortable.

BB
vipBackBayLoyal
New England
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Wonderful as usual except for very rude hostess- it had rained and she led us to a soaking wet table and chairs abruptly leaving with an equally rude “you have to leave in 90 minutes.” Thank goodness our nice wait staff brought towels to dry the chairs so we could sit. Night got better from there!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My parents came to visit from upstate New York for my birthday and they’d never been to B&B before. My mom tends to be a pickier eater and won’t try some foods, but she loved everything, including the boudin croquettes (which are out of this world). Will 100% be back!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was amazing, drinks were outstanding, and inside looked really nice but we sat outside and it could’ve been a bit nicer

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Chris
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was outstanding!.
Waitstaff offered terrific food suggestions and were incredibly friendly

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vipBoston
New England
4 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great local spot to meet with friends.

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KristenP
New England
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall1food1service5ambience2

Inedible! I ordered a drink, Le Chocolat, which was disgusting. It tasted like the liquid smoke you add to model trains. Moreover, after 5 minutes, it went through a visual metamorphosis that resembled phlegm. But after one sip, I wasn't going to drink it anyway. The visual made me lose my appetite. But no fear! The food would have done that on its own. The biscuits looked good, but the honey was overwhelming. The cinnamon spread was ok. The pimento was better. I should have just eaten that, straight. My friend hardly ate her shrimp, so I assume she was equally horrified. My salad was worse than a $2.99 supermarket bag salad. But, hey, $80 later and still starving, I now know to never return.

The service was excellent, however.

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vipMegan
New England
12 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ha a lovely dinner here! The fried chicken sliders are a must!!

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FarahH
New England
2 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience3

The waitress was a bit inattentive, but the food was great. Best sliders.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience3

I would give a solid 3.5 stars, everything was fine but nothing great. The only true negatives were the service was so slow. Our server came back maybe once, when we had finished our food and we’re ready to order the beignets (yum). We didn’t even look at the bill when she brought it as we thought it’d take another 15-20 minutes for her to come back. I also felt like we were crammed in between other tables just to have a 2-seater.

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KellyannR
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place!!! Try the biscuits they are awesome!!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sooooooooo good

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AndreaO
New England
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great time- wish all the heaters outside were working because was a bit chilly, other than that a great experience! Would recommend !

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LeahN
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, great patio, server was very pleasant

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TYRML
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Wanted to like it - the menu looked so good. Four of us all agreed that the food was no better than bar food. Was hoping for more. Drinks were good. Not a horrible place to go, just won't be going back. Too many other places to try.

JM
JennyMac
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently have great meals here! Super fun variety in the menu, plus great cocktails too. This is a go-to spot for us.

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Migalicious
New England
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Both the food and the service were excellent. I can’t wait to try Sunday brunch.

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wow wow wow this might be the best meal I’ve ever had. We got the Mac n cheese, honey glazed biscuits and the chicken and waffles and nothing was short of spectacular. These three dishes were plenty for 2. The biscuits were so incredible we ordered some to go the next day for our road trip car snack. Will definitely be back!!

Also lovely patio, and attentive and kind servers

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orlando
10 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food. The whole family enjoyed it, one of the best meals we have had in Boston

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The fried chicken sliders were the best I’ve ever had! And the outdoor setting was great

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We were just so excited to get out in this pandemic. We sat inside because of the rainy weather. It was really loud. I can’t imagine what it would be like if there were more tables. But that’s about the only mild complaint. The food was great. We shared so many small plates. The crab dip light and full of crab meat. The biscuits so buttery de

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OpenTable Diner
New England
4 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was on point and delicious. Our waitress was lovely and very helpful and attentive. Would definitely go back again.

JC
JessicaC
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great NOLA feel, the food is awesome, feeling, and bursting with flavors!! Definitely recommend!!

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XiaC
New England
2 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good experience at the restaurant, including great food, excellent service, and convenient location. We loved the outdoor dining option. we will definitely go back.

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DevonL
New England
6 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Buttermilk and Bourbon is one of my favorite restaurants in Boston. Their unique menu (southern, comfort food tapas style...amazing) never disappoints and their cocktails are also outstanding. I can't get over how good their fried chicken, mac and cheese and biscuits are. Can't wait to come back!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Really great time again here. Will be back. Just felt a little rushed that’s all

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Ashlynn
New England
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall4food2service4ambience4

it was a good experience, small list of drinks and the food we got was average.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great brunch spot!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a quiet cute restaurant! My boyfriend and I got chicken and waffles and it was amazing! So delicious 10/10!!!

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Lexy
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Great place to go if you go out with a group. Their menu is sharing style, so you're gonna want to order a bunch of different things to share. The biscuits are to die for and the mac and cheese and buttermilk chicken were also very good. 10/10 would recommend, and I will definitely be returning.

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TylerS
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The decor was very interesting! Made you feel like you were in a southern joint! The Biscuits are some of the best I’ve ever had! Everything our table got was amazing, not a single item of food or drink tasted bad.

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RachelleG
New England
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We sampled a lot of tapas and not one was a disappointment.... must order the crispy boneless chicken thigh sweet and spicy! Waitress was helpful and nice. Great outdoor ambiance. We will be going again soon!

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MFdC
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The waiter was excellent, food was great but unfortunately, they seated us late even with our reservation and didn't really communicate well with us.

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amyh
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious!! Adorable patio outdoor seating.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall4food5service2ambience4

The food was delightful and the menu made you want to order a little bit of everything! The service left a lot to be desired.

FAQs

Buttermilk & Bourbon does offer delivery in partnership with Caviar. Buttermilk & Bourbon also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (617) 266-1122.

Buttermilk & Bourbon is rated 4.8 stars by 1566 OpenTable diners.

Buttermilk & Bourbon does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.toasttab.com/buttermilk-bourbon/giftcards.

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.