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Buttermilk & Bourbon

4.6
4.6
2484 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!

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 113 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Southern, Comfort Food, Tapas / Small Plates

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sun 10:30 am–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Wed, Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Thu, Fri 12:00 pm–11:00 pm Sat 11:00 am–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (617) 266-1122

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Jason Santos

  • Neighborhood

    Back Bay

  • Cross street

    Dartmouth Street

  • Parking details

    Street Parking, Back Bay Station Garage

  • Public transit

    Green Line: CopleyOrange Line: Back Bay Station

  • Entertainment

    3 different rooms designed to give the ambiance of the many energies in New Orleans, our fresh & bright Garden District; elegant French Quarters room with reclaimed church pews and arched wooden ceilings; Voodoo lounge filled with mystery & cocktails. As well as our Bourbon Street area with a la carte raw bar and Hurricane's on draft. Warm weather brings out patio & outdoor lounge, perfect for warm days, beignets and people watching. All while the best of NOLA Jazz plays in the background.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 2,484 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.3Value

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  1. KM

    KathrynM

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Hurricanes were amazing, as were the biscuits and chicken sliders. Highly recommend!
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Drinks were delicious, and the food was superb. I grew up on gulf shrimp fresh caught in Pensacola, and the shrimp cocktail was perfectly cooked with great sauces. Save room for beignets.
  3. N

    Niko

    New England

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Such a fun and yummy restaurant. The biscuits are a MUST.
  4. JP

    JasmineP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved the food. The shrimp and great are 10/10, and our server was fantastic!
  5. BW

    BWWW

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and service. Great drinks. Overall awesome
  6. M

    Michael

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Loved the food and drinks. Service was decent but nothing too amazing.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Birthday dinner but have been many times for everyday dinning. Great service cocktails and food!
  8. MG

    MikeG

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Great for New Orleans-style Southern cooking. Loved: the biscuits and shrimp and gritz Good: the lobster/corn hush puppies Not my favorite: the crab salad lettuce wraps and (slightly dry) Nashville boneless hot chicken thighs Also loved the beignets for dessert, and the Hurricane packs a punch!
  9. BP

    BermudaPool

    Palm Springs

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    Great food. Good service. Busy. Tuesday night. 6pm. I’d booked (on open table) a regular table inside. I advised them my son was in a wheelchair. When we arrived, it was evident there was no way a wheelchair was getting to the regular inside tables. The front desk guy was clearly busy and stressed. He was on the phone and didn’t want eye-contact! I’d explained about the wheelchair thing and he just said “yeah, your’e outside” and took another phone call. I was then ushered upstairs to the outdoor patio on the corner of Dartmouth and Commonwealth. It was not a good first impression. However, everything from that point on was great. Our waiter was attentive, friendly and helpful. Food (fried chicken thighs, smoked trout toast, mac n cheese, devilled crab lettuce wraps, raspberry biscuit pudding) was superb. Cocktails were delicious and overall value was good. We’re looking forward to coming back. There were many menu items we still wanted but didn’t have the room.
  10. G

    chrisG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and the atmosphere was great! Definitely would return next vacation.
  11. CH

    CatH

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The biscuits are incredible! The fried chicken was delicious. The outdoor dining was lovely.
  12. TG

    TGGG

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall2food2service2ambience1
    Average food. The hash was basically nothing but potatoes with poached eggs. The AC was broken and the dining room had reached 82 degrees at mid-morning. Very unpleasant and no apologies and not even a water refill.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall3food4service4ambience2
    No outdoor seating option. When requested denied request. Abundance of outdoor seating avail. Indoor, ac broken. Hot. Very uncomfortable seating.
  14. DP

    DavidP

    New England

    12 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience3
    Food very mediocre, had chicken and waffle special chicken with dry as chalk. I wouldn’t go back.
  15. CS

    ConorS

    Raleigh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    hostess was insanely rude.
  16. TC

    TaraC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food, fantastic service. It was such a fun experience for my friends visiting from out of state! Will definitely be going back soon
  17. LA

    LadiiAsh

    New England

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved the decor. Had a date night with my boyfriend. We sat at the bar. The staff were friendly and attentive. Drinks were great and food even better. I highly recommend the ribs. Fall off the bone good! Flavors incredible. Will definitely be back.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of my favorite restaurants in the city. Best busicut I’ve ever had
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    16 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on June 21, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience2
    Make hostess was unhelpful and with bad attitude, even with our prior reservation
  20. S

    Sandy333

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 21, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience3
    BBQ shrimp and chili grits were very good, the biscuits are more like muffins, heavy but very good. The Nashville style chicken was just average and the chicken sliders were also average and overcooked. The atmosphere where we were seated was very dark and kids were yelling next to us. There is a choice for outdoor seating which looked very nice. Overall it’s worth a try.
  21. K

    Kathleen

    New England

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 21, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience2
    robotic and uninterested staff Just-okay fried chicken.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Server was extremely helpful in pointing out what we should know before ordering, which definitely led to us getting the alligator fries! Delicious!
  23. BC

    BelmaC

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    our server was amazing! Everything was great
  24. P

    Penguino

    Tampa

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience3
    Ordered beef sliders, chicken wings, and BBQ shrimp. Burgers were almost raw inside (asked for medium), wings were overdone with a terrible sweet and spicy sauce, shrimp and grits were good. They redid the burgers (still not medium but better), and took the wings off the bill as they were too bad to eat. Service was good, but the food was not up to its reputation.
  25. L

    Lish

    Charlotte

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time here and loved it.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    Food was great but the inside was a little hot
  27. SD

    ScottD

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    A very good experience the food is excellent buttermilk fried chicken was my favorite
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    14 reviews

    3.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall3food5service3ambience4
    Food was excellent, loved the alligator fries and biscuits. Our server was very friendly but there was a lack of attention to detail. He immediately greeted us and took a drink order but didn’t see him again for about 20-30 min. When our appetizers came we had no napkin, utensils, or plates… we literally had to have get up from our table to get anyones attention to get what we needed.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Seated early by request, fabulous service and meal
  30. RP

    RickP

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    Some stars (lettuce cups with crab salad and avocado) and some mediocre dishes. Hot honey glazed chicken was almost burnt. Lobster hush puppies were pretty good — the corn custard was the star of that dish. Great location, but outside terrace furniture and brickwork floor was not in the greatest condition. Waiters were bored and spent a lot of time grumbling (we were seated next to a serving station).
  31. w

    weavie

    New England

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    a Tapas Menu. Every bite is as good as the last.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Columbus

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall2food3service3ambience3
    It was very inside. We were seated next to tow large groups. Music was also very loud. Waiter seemed less than enthusiastic to take care of us.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience5
    As soon as we got there the host was very rude, didn’t say hello, just brought us to our table and didn’t say anything. The food was okay. The chicken sandwiches were a little burned and the food lacked seasoning like salt. Pictures looked good online but definitely won’t go back.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The bbq shrimp and beignets were amazing! Waitress was super nice and helpful also.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful foods and decent drinks! Highly recommend this place for dating
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It’s was another great experience here. The food never disappoints.
  37. NY

    NYCnative

    New York Area

    15 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall1food1service3ambience2
    The first time we dined at B&B, everything was delicious, sadly, this most recent meal was really, really bad. The burger sliders were gristly, tough, chewy, and lacked any sort of flavor. The chicken sliders were equally chewy, tough, and burnt. The burrata did not pair well with any of the items it was served with, but it was edible (unlike the aforementioned items). Our waitress was pleasant, but didn’t seem bothered by the fact that more than half of our meal remained untouched. Maybe they were just having an off night, but the food was so terrible, we won’t be back for a third time.
  38. Y

    Yupdine

    New England

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Their biscuits and fried chicken and drinks were great. Not sure if there is enough on the menu to go back a second time. When disappointing aspect was the service was not as attentive as it could’ve been. We reserved dessert with all of dirty dishes left on the table. Also we asked for a second dipping sauce to come with our fried chicken and we were charged a dollar extra. That is a little disappointing especially for the overall cost of the entrées.
  39. A

    Alex

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Very unique takes on food we're fairly familiar with. Delicious and proportioned similar to tapas, so easy to share with a group.
  40. KF

    KaitlinF

    New England

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall4food4service2ambience4
    Great food!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • 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

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 4.6 stars by 2484 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 113 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
Google Map for Buttermilk & Bourbon

160 Commonwealth Ave Boston, MA 02116

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Dartmouth Street

  • Neighborhood

    Back Bay

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sun 10:30 am–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Wed, Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Thu, Fri 12:00 pm–11:00 pm Sat 11:00 am–11:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Southern, Comfort Food, Tapas / Small Plates

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Street Parking, Back Bay Station Garage

  • Public transit

    Green Line: CopleyOrange Line: Back Bay Station

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Jason Santos

  • Entertainment

    3 different rooms designed to give the ambiance of the many energies in New Orleans, our fresh & bright Garden District; elegant French Quarters room with reclaimed church pews and arched wooden ceilings; Voodoo lounge filled with mystery & cocktails. As well as our Bourbon Street area with a la carte raw bar and Hurricane's on draft. Warm weather brings out patio & outdoor lounge, perfect for warm days, beignets and people watching. All while the best of NOLA Jazz plays in the background.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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