Buttermilk & Bourbon

4.7
1997 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!

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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
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 1997 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.5
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4.6
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4.4
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Noise · Moderate
94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined 21 hours ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Inside was very noisy. I would recommend patio.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Very much enjoyed the mac&cheese, the chicken sliders as well but they came lukewarm not warm/hot. The oysters were a bit too breaded, and the ribs were fine. Drinks were A++++ And the service was good!

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Andrew
New England
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food5service3ambience3

Outstanding food, feels like your eating at a restaurant in New Orleans. Only bad thing I have to say is we ate during a 85° evening and they didn’t have any AC on so it was exceptionally hot in the restaurant.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and food was delicious

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Lilou
New England
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience5

The fried green tomato burrito and the honey biscuits were amazing. The chicken sliders were good. The beignets were also good. All in all, nice meal.

TA
TimA
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We had an amazing late brunch experience! The biscuits were the best I’ve ever had. The butter and pimento cheese were delightful and it was hard to decide which to eat (or to just have the biscuits straight up). The fried chicken was delicious and the jalapeño waffles were surprisingly good! The shrimp are huge so be forewarned when ordering as they were a la carte. Finally, the cocktails were great! The soft serve mimosa was life changing! All I can say is YUM!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was great and food was spectacular!

RD
vipRobertD
Western NC
15 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Sunday brunch. Comfortable, relaxed atmosphere with great food. First chicken & waffles dish didn’t disappoint

OT
OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food, incredible service, delightful atmosphere!

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Loved it! I’ll be back again and again

JF
vipJohnF
New England
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ! Food was outstanding . Bar service was awesome

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Cocktails were very sweet. Being from the southeastern US, we may have been overly critical of the food. Overall, it was a good dining experience.

BR
BostonResident
New England
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing! It's the kind of southern food that makes you happy! Every dish from the apps to the main dishes were excellent. Do not dare leave there without trying the bignets!

LA
LexiA
Atlanta
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really great waitress and food and drinks!!

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TRII
New England
2 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, service, and location. I highly recommend

OT
OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were seated outdoors which was great as the weather was nice. Great food and service. Will definitely be back to try additional items.

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vipNicolet
Nashville
14 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

This is a tapas style restaurant. We did not know that going in. So the prices are for small portions. The food was delicious—we ordered the ribs, fried chicken wings, prime rib sliders, sweet potatoes, and a salad. Everything was good but, again, it’s tapas. I’d also like to point out, for a restaurant with buttermilk in the name, they only have two salad dressings and neither of them are ranch. Not a deal breaker, just odd to me.

SM
vipSeanM
New England
2 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is always good and the drinks are (chef's kiss). Try the BBQ shrimp and grits.

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Pjreo
New England
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was excellent , great service . Ordered a bunch small plates and asked server to time for us . Came out beautifully . Love it here

SH
SHar
New England
9 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambiance, special food, the biscuits are excellent!!!
We’ll be back for sure :)

OT
OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was phenomenal—the pork croquettes and fried chicken topped the charts!

JE
JohnE
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome find by our daughter! Had I asked about dishes being Tapas style. We loved it and will definitely be back next time we travel to Boston!!

OT
OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The wait staff were a 10 and so friendly!! The food was fantastic. My favorites were the Jalapeño Mac & Cheese and the sweet potato. The prime burgers melted in your mouth. Definitely one of my favorite places!

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Brooke
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came here for a birthday dinner and everything we ate was phenomenal! From the mac and cheese, to the fried chicken sliders, to the absolutely mouth watering beignets! Highly recommend, the service was great as well!

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vipfoodie
New England
14 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I continue to be amazed at this outstanding chef!
Everything ordered was superb and surprising:
swordfish with asparagus and a sauce, puff fried catfish
with a mustard/mayo potato salad and
a secret hot sauce and great kale salad.
Great under street outdoor space and good service!

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Abby
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was really good, went for brunch with my parents. The outdoor space is really nice! Would definitely recommend

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Teresa
New England
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Some of the best food I've ever had! Our server, Tyler, had a table that was being very rude to him (we were in earshot, but I just wanted to say that Tyler gave us great service & was very knowledgeable about which dishes we should try! We had the biscuits (best biscuits I've ever had), the fried chicken thighs with the Nashville rub (also, the best fried chicken I've had), the burrata with fried green tomatoes, and the BBQ shrimp grits. We definitely ordered a bit too much but took home a doggy bag. This place is on the pricy side, but perfect for special occasions!

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience5

Great food and ambiance but poor service.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall2food1service4ambience4

Date night. Ambiance was very good and you can see why it is popular especially with the location. Drink are good as well and service and employees were good and present throughout the meal. The food was subpar at best me and my girlfriend. Tried the both the sliders, the biscuits and wings. As well as the pear soft. The best thing I ate was the soft serve and my allagash beer. This is my second try here and it’s probably my last unless it’s just for a drink.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and great prices!!!

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ErinW
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We ended up splitting 5 dishes between 3 of us and it was plenty. The jalapeño grits on the bbq shrimp were all of our favorites but everything tasted great! Drinks were all really good too. I loved my first drink - the ma Cherie. It was definitely pretty noisy, we had a hard time hearing each other but aside from that loved it!

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suburbdiner
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was delicious and service was outstanding. Some of the best biscuits I've ever tasted. The flavors are well thought out and well executed. Highly recommend!

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everyone was so friendly and the food was absolutely delicious. We arrived a little early so we got to grab a few drinks at the bar before getting seated. Every meal you decide to go with, you can’t go wrong. Cheers to Chef Jason for a wonderful experience and full happy bellies!

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jsenorita
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience4

All of the food came out at the same time- rather than getting to enjoy each small plate on its own. Food was delicious but service was not acceptable.

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vipVincent
New England
6 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

I really enjoyed the food and drink. The place was packed so it was a little louder than I was expecting, but overall still very much worth it.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Waiter was super nice. Food was good. Great place!

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was excellent, served as hot and ready. Drinks are creative, tasty tip Irina was an exception. It tasted like cough medicine. Large, lovely outdoor space. Dessert (soft serve in supposed pretzel cone) was very disappointing. Cone tasted and had texture like orange fortune cookie. No resemblance to pretzel in any way.

MP
MonicaP
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing! Our waiter was great. The drinks looked very cool. I will definitely be back!

NB
NylaB
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

love love love this place! the drinks are strong and the food is delish

DP
DianneP
New England
7 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Was there on the 4th, so very busy, but still managed fine, friendly calm unflustered waitress. Ordered one of the better Bourbons and they were out. (if you have Bourbon in the title....). Sorry but I have a pet peeve regarding having to order sides separately with fried chicken and being charged extra for a taste of the white sauce. Overall tasty food done well. Good location- with great outside seating.

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 1997 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.