Buttermilk & Bourbon

4.7
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$30 and under
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Southern
We are currently accepting orders for takeout via phone (617) 266-1122
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HOURS: Sunday through Thursday 12 noon to 9pm
Friday and Saturday 12 noon to 10pm

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What 1328 People Are Saying
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M
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food was excellent for a reasonable price. I had the braised beef and dumplings which had a nice level of spice to it. The beignets were also awesome and very authentic nod to new orleans.

c
New England
18 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My friend and I went to B and B thinking we'd get their Brunch menu. Alas, it is only served on Sunday. But the Saturday menu was great! I loved the ribs and the biscuits..well what can I say? Perfectly yummy. My friend savored the gem caesar salad and the BBQ shrimp.
We also enjoyed a special cocktail which was essentially a wine float--de lish!

Our intention was to finish off our meal with some beignets but we were stuffed.

IE
New England
228 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience1

KFC for people with too much money. Over-priced food in a pretentious, loud atmosphere, filled with people perfectly matched to their surroundings. If this sounds like you by all means make a reservation. I won't be returning.

HW
New England
2 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I've been wanting to go here for quite some time now, and the food was absolutely delicious. The biscuits and fried chicken anything are a MUST, and you truly can't go wrong on the desserts. Cocktails were great too. 10/10 would recommend!

E
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Very tasty food. Portions are larger than expected for small plates. Although it was not loud the night we dined, I expect it could get quite loud being in the basement with brick walls and little fabric around. Favorites: roasted oysters, corn and sweet and hot octopus. Will go back if the occasion arises.

OB
New England
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall2food5service5ambience1

The table next to my parents brother and I was extremely offensive for an hour laughing about raping women. The staff did nothing and just ignored them.

HR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was absolutely amazing. The biscuits were everything and so was the Nashville hot chicken, bbq shrimp and braised Short Rib & Dumplings. Was visiting Boston from NY and I would go back to Boston just for that Resturant.

KS
New England
2 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious meal! We live nearby and had never been but my son says it’s his new favorite place. Small unique plates, great service, cozy atmosphere. Everything we tried was great. Could also go and just eat the biscuits. HIGHLY recommend!

DP
London
20 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Highly recommend, we had brunch and every dish we ordered was really good, with great cocktails, try the soft serve mimosa. The service was really friendly and helpful.

OT
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely dynamite dinner out! Perfect for a date night, great decor and setting. Food was tapas style and absolutely delicious. The flavor combined with perfect cooking was just Devine. Can’t wait to come back! Attentive, kind, and knowledgeable service — and fab cocktails to boot!

B
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food and dining experience!

D
Chicago
22 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall3food2service1ambience4

Soup was sickeningly sweet. Server seemed annoyed to be there. Rest of good overpriced. Just ok.

AA
Miami
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Many of the dishes were outstanding including the Fried Chicken thighs and the beat salad. There were others that were good but not as outstanding including the dumplings and the sliders. The beignets were out of this world! Better than what we get in New Orleans! Service was also really good as well. Definitely glad we went there!

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Highly recommend! Great dishes, excellent service. Will be back again!

TS
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always delicious! Love it every time I go, new flavors and dishes!

HM
New England
3 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Reserved Recommendation: The food I can not imagine the sound on a weekend. Also, the chairs are cute, café style but not cushy. Overall, we had an enjoyable evening. That said, our next night out will be at the chef's other restaurants & elsewhere.

OT
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect for a Mardi Gras celebration!

BS
New England
52 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Food was delicious, loved the Fat Tuesday specials! Went at 5:00 and could hear each other talk, but closer to 6:00 the noise level was annoying. I definitely recommend the food, but if you want to have conversation prepare to scream.

MK
New England
6 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service. Would go again. Definitely a place to spend quality time with someone.

OB
New England
2 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one of my all time favorite restaurants. The food is amazing the staff is so nice and the atmosphere is really cool. Whenever I have friends or family from out of town coming this one of the places I take them

EM
New England
29 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience5

We love the bar! It's cozy and has a great vibe. They have excellent cocktails and appetizers. We probably should have stuck to the biscuits and fried chicken that they are known for. We left the bar to sit in dining the room. I ordered the squash soup, which was delicious and would have been perfect if the sunflower seeds on top had been fresh, but with each bite there was that little rancid oil taste. We also got the broiled oysters. They were outstanding. We ordered the tuna, very good. The last dish was the short ribs with wild mushrooms. It was very salty and very mushroomy, but only a few shreds of actual short rib and no rich flavor. We thought it should be called salty mushroom stew.
So, overall, not impressed.
We may return to sit at the bar for cocktails, an app and maybe try the fried chicken, but with so many excellent restaurants to try, not sure we will make it.

a
New England
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great menu and the service was outstanding! Went for a special birthday dinner and it was perfect. I highly recommend giving it a try if you haven’t been.

MB
Salt Lake City
7 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was amazing and the service awesome. What a wonderful experience in Boston.

RN
New England
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Buttermilk and Bourbon boasts a lovely, intimate ambience with outstanding food to match. Although the meal items are served tapas style, each portion is adequate. The food is delicious, flavorful and satisfying. Loved everything about this place!

MM
New England
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came here for lunch on a Saturday afternoon. It was so nice and cozy. The biscuits are to die for and the alligator meatballs are incredible!

NB
New England
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valentines Day

t
New England
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food great service

J
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good experience overall. Quality service. Food was extremely rich but was good.

TS
New England
12 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite brunch spots in Boston! You can't go wrong with the tasty food and New Orleans-style decor. Highly recommend the chicken and waffles and duck confit hash.

AB
New England
15 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

This place is good - not great, not awful, just middle of the road. Went for brunch - 10:30 reservation and it was decently busy. Probably could have walked in though. The food is fine - the biscuits are the home run (although the large salt flakes leave an uneven salt flavor). However you can’t order 1 biscuit as a side, you have to order an entire bucket which to me makes no sense. It’s tapas (which I think is a little strange for brunch but that’s their thing so know that going into it) which means food comes out as it’s done. Some plates are huge some are tiny. Besides the biscuits we had the chicken and waffles, the hash, and the beignets. Decent but nothing to write home about. I will say, I saw the shrimp and grits walk past my table a couple of time and definitely had some food envy. The service was fine, though no one seemed enthused to be there from the manager to the hostess to the server to the food runners. The friendliest people were the wonderful staff that clears the tables. Like I said - it’s fine. The service is fine. The food is fine. But if you’re looking for anything better than average I’d suggest going someplace else.

OT
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food. The bbq shrimp with grits was amazing!

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic. Loved the food and the drinks. Our waitress was lovely

ES
Seattle
12 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Great food
Lovely server
Obnoxiously loud dinners.

S
New England
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came here a second time and had just as good of an experience! got the steak tartare toast AGAIN - cannot recommend enough, it is so delicious and flavorful. We got the fried chicken wings, which were juicy. I like my chicken wings really crispy though, which these were not. Tried the cast iron baked brie for the first time - so good! It had some kind of sweet sauce that went really well with the cheese and the bread it came with. Surprisingly, the fried chicken was my least favorite of the dishes, although still delicious. Very calm, quiet place to come for dinner with a friend after work.

l
New England
9 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time at B and B . Took a friend for her birthday... food, ambiance, and server were awesome.. coming back soon

b
Atlanta
8 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food never disappoints- full of amazing flavors. Not a bad thing on the menu! And cocktails are fun!

FJ
New England
10 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Seriously fun lounge experience with likely the greatest fried chicken in the region. We loved the attention to detail and the the cleanly executed creole cuisine. We’ve seen quite enough of the rather blurry and muddled attempts at Creole in the northeast but this is the real deal. Alligator meatballs, the chicken sliders, fluffy and buttery biscuits and the ubiquitous beignets were the highlights. We had great wait staff as well. Will return.

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere. Delicious food. The biscuits are AMAZING!!

V
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I took my date for dinner at 5 p.m. and it was the perfect place. The restaurant was empty and we had the whole place for ourselves until more customers started arriving. We chose 5 plates to share and we finished with the beignets that were absolutely delicious. This is my second time at Buttermilk and Bourbon and it never disappoints. One of the nicest spots in the Back Bay area.

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We loved the small plate style and everything was delicious!