Buttermilk & Bourbon

4.7
1816 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. 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!

Support Buttermilk & Bourbon during COVID-19

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 1816 people are saying
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4.6
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4.6
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Karen
New England
13 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Overall very good. Would recommend. Food interesting deliciuoerand generous portions. Very good waitress. Was there at all the right times. Only minor complaint when requested outside table on line host said couldn’t honor it B/c hadn’t seen it on his iPad. Told him had been confir mg Ed vis open table. Then said outside was full
Even though several empty tables after several minutes of waiting while he looked at seating c he art he offered 2 tables to choose from outside. Go figure.

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melissab
New England
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We loved it! The menu is so fun and the pace at which the food comes out makes for a never-boring evening. We will be back!

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Callie
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food2service1ambience5

Dessert came out before any other food. No one got their meals at the same time which is frustrating bc we all ordered chicken. One person got their chicken 15 minutes before the next person. And nearly 30 min later, the last 2 received their chicken. Sides came out before the food, not with it. the waitress was not familiar with the menu and couldnt answer basic questions. For $150 and none of us got to eat our meal together after driving 2 hours, it was insulting. Food was good, but I felt like we paid for the atmosphere, which was beautiful!

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Aditya
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tasty food, great service, nice location. Recommend outdoor seating

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vipOpenTable Diner
Raleigh
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite place- the food and drinks are amazing!

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coffeesnob
New England
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food3service2ambience5

Went for Mothers day with family. We sat for 25 minutes with zero interaction from staff. Finally flagged down a waiter and asked if one had been assigned to our table. Then we ordered and while the food started to come in good time it was heavily out of synch. All four of us ended up eating our meals entirely alone. When the plates were brought they were unceremoniously plopped down in front of the wrong person every time with no care for getting it right. When the waiter was told it was wrong we were ignored, nbd but still odd for such a nice place. The entrees were pretty good but the meals were not very good quality compared to expectations. Overall would repeat but not for a nice occasion, more for something casual.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Booked this Mother’s Day reservation 3 weeks in advance cause I know the place gets busy and we were all very happy with our meal!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
49 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience5

We had mothers day brunch outside on the patio. The food was absolutely delicious but there was nothing for the person that needs to be gluten-free! No egg dish? Cmon.
I did look at the menu before I came and I assumed the scrambled eggs with grits would be gluten-free. Grits usually are but in this case they were not so she could not order that either.
Everyone was eating all this gourmet food and she had to order a side dish of two eggs and a side dish of bacon. I felt so badly!!! In this day and age I would think you would have at least one entree on your menu that someone with celiac disease can eat. Especially for breakfast. It’s so easy!

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vipfoodiefanatic
Chicago
75 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome brunch spot!

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HeidiT
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wedge salad was delish, chicken and waffles - huge and amazing, biscuits and gravy were fair.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great time catching up with friends. Cocktails were delicious and we couldn’t get enough of the biscuits. Alligator fries were a must try and the chicken sliders are out of this world.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Reserved outdoor seating and unfortunately it was cold! They accommodated by moving heaters around, closer.

Food was delicious, ordered 2 per person, still way too much!

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Sara
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was delicious! Definitely will be going again.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Really enjoyed our time here. Food was delicious and came out relatively fast. It was really dark in there and we were shoved in the corner so maybe next time we will sit outside. Overall very happy and will come back!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jason Santos always serves up the best meals and this time was no different! Delicious!

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NicoleB
New England
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Everything was awesome! Best meal we have had in a while. The braised beef cheek and chicken thighs were the big winners of the night. But word to the wise, parking is non existent, and if you are more than 10 mins late they give your table away. Even if you call, do get there early.

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vipJenniferT
New England
70 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sat on their patio, plenty of heat lamps. Food and service were excellent as always. Love their new swordfish dish!! Definitely recommended!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Idk about y’all but I’d ask for the biscuits with no salt around. They were so good without it!

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5SangaviV
New England
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing tapas style restaurant with tasty drinks. Food is good

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vipEWJH
New England
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

our waitress was great! but I dont remember her name..

BJ
vipBrittaneyJ
New England
11 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice service!

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vipElaineT
New England
5 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Both of us got the chicken and waffles. The chicken in both orders was very disappointing. Sadly, it was overcooked and dry. I kept wondering if it was white meat instead of dark because of the moisture level.

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vipMA16
New England
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Phenomenal food & atmosphere!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The experience was great and the food was delicious. Our server was also awesome as well. The weather was great. Would definitely come here again. Parking however is a little difficult considering it’s on commonwealth and around the corner from Newbury Street.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was amazing

LW
vipLisaW
New England
3 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Birthday dinner for my husband. Food was amazing! Bourbon list great too.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Tables crowded together so it was hard to not listen to neighboring conversations. Great food, expensive for tiny tapas serving sizes.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
6 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had the best bday dinner w my bestie. Food was delicious- OMG your biscuits and bengniet were to die for! Also loved the swordfish and those roasted sweet potatoes WOW. GREAR JOB on thrr we voodoo drink. Felt very comfortable eating outside on your patio. Will be back!!

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JenS
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this restaurant. Trendy, cool atmosphere, great wait staff - awesome!

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yaay
New England
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Food was decent. Great service. Great outdoor area

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one of the best restaurants in Boston for sure! Every dish is perfectly balanced and sooo delicious. This was our second time here and we will definitely be back. They handled the reservation and timing perfectly and have things spaced well for Covid. Thanks for a great night!

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YvetteM
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful!!! I had the best experience! I'm not sure of his position but Corvington (not sure about the spelling) was the BEST!! After a delay with my table being ready he made sure I was accommodated. He went over and beyond. A must is the Warm Honey Glazed Biscuits!!

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vipAmkat603
New England
16 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were seated for our reservation on time despite the place was mobbed on a Monday. Server was super helpful. Food came out hot and at the right pace. Catfish was our favorite but all the food was so good. We ordered 8 dishes total I believe and she coursed them very well. All of her recommendations were on point. Would definitely return and look forward to them opening in Watertown.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place has such a great vibe! Good music and the food/drinks are delicious!! The menu is set up like tapas style. So good you want to order everything!!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

The whole overall experience was amazing. Food and drinks were great, we loved every entree that came out. Had to remind the waiters for a few things they forgot, but it was busy so it was very minor. Definitely can’t wait to come back.

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mcskill
New England
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was excellent, believe we were helped by Armando.. meal was good value when accounting for the quality and taste of the food. Will definitely be going back again for brunch, as there were more menu items and cocktails that we didn't get to try that sounded delicious. Would recommend to anyone, especially those looking for a memorable meal with unique offerings (compared to most other Boston restaurants).

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FrancesV
New England
2 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience3

The wild mushroom hash was far too spicy. Three people in our party ordered this dish and nobody could eat it. Perhaps it was an off day in the kitchen for this dish. The pulled pork eggs Benedict and fried chicken were excellent.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
23 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wow. How have I never been here before.
Service rivals the best steakhouses in Boston.
Food was amazing. Can't say enough good things

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GretchenC
New England
2 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was fantastic and our server was very nice and gave great recommendations. It was a lovely day to be outside enjoying brunch.

Biscuits were the best I've ever had and the chicken slider was amazing. Highly recommend the sweet potato side dish as well. Cocktails were on point.

We were on the outside edge of the upper patio so right on the path for servers and guests looking to check in for their reservations. I would have preferred to be in the lower patio or tucked in a little bit. Also got sat next to a bridal party who were really enjoying themselves so they were loud. But that wasn't the restaurants fault.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So much fun and the food was amazing!!

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 1816 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.