Buttermilk & Bourbon

4.7
2271 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!

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
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
What 2271 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just amazing

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EllaD
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to this restaurant for my friend’s birthday and we were not at all disappointed. The food was absolutely delicious, the atmosphere was really cool and the service was amazing. One thing to know is that the dishes are small and come out as there they are ready, so you most likely will get all of your dishes at the same time. We had never eaten like that before so it was a really cool experience. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Loved the brunch!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service!

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Maddy
New England
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food, fun vibes. Tapas style dishes, really good cocktails.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
6 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and ambiance was incredible. We’ll be back asap

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
9 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was an amazing experience our waiter was Amazing very helpful , and they did soo good accommodating our large party size the drinks were amazing and so was the food like the chicken & waffles & the Banana pudding French toast 🥰

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JohnH
New England
2 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Our cocktails and the meal itself were very good… the cocktail menu in particular.

One issue that really rubbed us the wrong way. The menu is set up tapas/small plates style with 2 to 3 per person suggested. Our server indicated that the entire order should be placed at once but service would be staggered. Mmmmm… That did not happen.

All six entrees arrived at the table in less then 10 minutes in a single wave. Our table was buried in food with no hope of being able to enjoy it while it was fresh and hot. What we were able to get to was great, but less than a half hour after being seated it was essentially game over. A cup of soft serve for dessert comically arrived in less than a minute leaving us feeling seriously rushed.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved everything

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AmandaG
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

everthing about this place exceeded expectations!!!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2022
Overall1food1service4ambience4

The food was seriously awful. Not sure why this place is popular

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vipalexandrac
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is amazing!! The honey biscuits are to die for and the chicken was fabulous. This was definitely a meal to remember.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall2food3service3ambience3

Rushed us through dinner and waiter definitely didn’t want to be there

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OpenTable Diner
New England
10 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Empanadas will not disappoint!!

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Sarah
New England
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Had high hopes for this restaurant on NYE. Everything was just OK, no wow factor at all. Service was decent, but not overly friendly. Food came out super quick, before our drinks. We got the brussels, hush puppies, chicken sliders and biscuits. We decided we won't be rushing back her anytime soon.

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SarK
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Ordered 11-12 menu items for our group. Literally loved every single item!

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TomS
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and drink. The staff was friendly and helpful. A fun place to go.

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vipMike2262
Nashville
9 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved all the Southern and Cajun fare. Ambience is very New Orleans and a beautiful quaint taste of the Old South.

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Danielled
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fabulous food with some extraordinary surprises. Great service, great drinks and very reasonable. Can't wait to go back. The soft serve was a revelation.

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brymel
New England
7 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Very atmospheric decor. Tasty and creative cocktails. Food was decent but didn't blow me away - especially the touted fried chicken. It was good; just not particularly exciting or flavorful, considering it's the signature dish. Cocktail sauces with oyster & shrimp appetizers were also meh. Very much enjoyed the bbq shrimp with grits. Wild boar chili also tasty. Beignets are absolutely sublime. TLDR: go for the ambience, drinks and desserts.

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Cait
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

I'd had been wanting to visit Buttermilk & Bourbon for awhile and was quick to choose it as the place to have my birthday dinner – it definitely did not disappoint! The service and atmosphere were great. I was also happy to be seated a bit away from other customers for covid reasons.

Our party of five split 7 plates for dinner, all of which were delicious! Highlights include the trout and the biscuits. We also tried the alligator fries – alligator was great but the fries were average. Beignets and drinks were also FABULOUS! Overall, B&B was a little pricy, but definitely worth it for the great food and drinks!

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GarrisonD
New England
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My 1st time here but it won't be my last. Excellent food and great service!

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vipKadieS
Caribbean
6 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great brunch!

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OpenTable Diner
Mexico City
2 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great drinks!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

The restaurant was a lot smaller
Than I thought. It has 3 small rooms, which all look different. The white room, bar area, and the dark room. I was in the dark room and the music and ambiance was great. I had the mac n cheese and biscuits and it was delicious. Definitely will be going back, probably when its warmer to do outdoor dinning.

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BostonFoodie
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience2

The chicken was not cooked to perfection. It was undercooked.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and environment. The fried chicken is delicious. Great selection of bourbon!

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vipbradr
New England
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Biscuits are amazing along with the Pear and arugula salad

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Alyssa
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, great ambiance, delicious drinks, and amazing service! We arrived at 5pm and it was almost entirely empty and quiet, but within 30 minutes it became very lively. Wonderful experience--we plan to go again soon!

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Lauren
New England
3 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Cool atmosphere, delicious food and good drinks! Enjoyed our time and would go back again sometime.

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BackBayBetty
New England
5 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Southern-inspired small plates with a fun atmosphere and great patio when the weather is good!

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
9 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Must try the biscuits, food is tapas style and is absolutely amazing
We had the Nashville Hot chicken thighs, BBQ shrimp and the biscuits

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MargaretB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a great evening with our grown kids, celebrating a pre holiday dinner. Excellent fast service and delicious food - and so many amazing choices. Will be back!

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HBW01
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lots of choices for non-meat eaters, lunch not too crowded on a Friday afternoon before holidays. Good whiskey selection. You have to order the biscuits!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience2

The food was either pre-prepared or reheated. Food items arrived to the table within a couple of minutes of ordering, which is really strange considering we have been dining at this establishment for many years and we had never experienced that. We hadn’t even had a sip of our drinks before the food arrived.

The food quality was average at best. Nothing tasted as delicious as usual. Items were overcooked. There are items listed on the online menu that were not offered on the printed menu.

The service was great considering they were understaffed.

I would like to keep supporting this neighborhood business but they need to address the above first.

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BethM
New England
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and beautiful and unique environment. We loved it for a celbration dinner

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GinaL
New England
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Atmosphere was great - lively and upbeat. Food & Beverage was delicious. Service was great.

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vipKelly
Indiana
62 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Small plates/tapas type place. The food was very good and service okay, not exceptional. We ordered several of the appetizers and enjoyed them all. Kind of pricey.

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EDWARD
New England
10 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Excellent food, great service! Must go!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went to celebrate my dad’s birthday, good food!

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 2271 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.