Earls Kitchen + Bar - Boston - Prudential Center

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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
The second location in Boston, Earls Prudential is located in the trendy, heritage district of Back Bay at the Prudential Center. Conveniently located near Hynes Convention Center, Berklee College of Music, Copley Place, and Fenway Park, we offer a friendly, sophisticated setting to gather for brunch, lunch, dinner, after work drinks or a spirited night out. Be sure to check out our three-season rooftop patio overlooking the cityscape.

Enjoy a diverse, globally inspired menu, hand crafted cocktails, a great wine selection and authentic hospitality. Our Head Chef, Nick Hrynkiw, and his team prepare fresh, made-from-scratch dishes using locally sourced and sustainable ingredients.

Don’t forget to stop by The Cocktail Lab at Earls on the lower level which features bartenders from Boston’s finest bars creating new daily cocktails. For table reservations of 7-15, contact PruReservations@earls.ca. Semi-private and private event space available, contact Allie.Lang@earls.ca for inquiries.
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New England
3 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Great food and atmosphere but a bit loud at times for conversation.

TN
New England
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Well, we certainly came at the wrong time on the wrong day but overall a great experience. When we arrived, we had to wait fifteen or so minutes after our reservation time to be seated. The majority of the restaurant was booked out for a private event that the staff were still setting up for.

Steak was absolutely fantastic! Would recommend the sirloin for sure.

OT
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the atmosphere, can't wait to try the rooftop!

RA
Denver
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The waitress was very good

TP
New England
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Stephanie was a great waitress!

MF
New England
3 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Consistent yummy food and great service. Always fun!

MM
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We had a great brunch sitting upstairs on the patio. It was lovely and Tyler our server was awesome.

F
New England
9 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Food was good, not great.

J
Hawaii
8 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Happy Hour and delicious food.

OT
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

You really need to fix the reservation/Check-in procedures, especially at lunch/dinner change over. We had a reservation at 6, showed up five minutes early, checked-in 3 times, got seated at 6:15, and I suspect only because I “hovered” by the upstairs hostess stand. Everything after that was really good, albeit taking a bit longer than normal due to being packed.

JJ
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Earl’s is always steady. I go often. Good food, crowd, service. Eric, our waiter was fantastic!

RL
New England
40 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great brunch, the Palomas are delicious!

KC
New England
7 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great brunch outdoors!

DB
New England
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

Outdoor seating was great!

OT
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Have been there several times— it is our high energy, hipster GO TO!! Love the food and space!!

OT
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 2food 5service 1ambience 5

Everything was great accept service— took way too long to get out appetizers and drinks throughout our evening and took forever to get our check and be able to leave.

M
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 4

I have been to this location before and the food is consistently delicious. I did not finish my meal and asked for a to go box. When I opened the box later to eat it I found a piece of gum in the food.

MA
New England
6 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Good veggie options

OT
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Had a 2:45 reservation, nice time to miss the lunch rush. The outside concept is so cool, but the table we were at had these annoying plant flys. The server we had, Elena, didn’t mind moving us at all before we even asked. She was so stellar and accommodating. My close friend and I had light apps and fare and she made a refreshing salad recommendation with avocado and chicken. There was never a moment we needed something and she wasn’t already there with it. We come to Earl’s often, and this was one of our best visits. Thank you!

AB
New England
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just a little pricey for the value /portion of food

OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 5

Earl’s is BEAUTIFUL inside, not too noisy, great vibe. The appetizer was yummy as well. Unfortunately, the chicken tacos we got were very bland. The meat tasted cheap, and for this reason I felt it was overpriced. Overall, I’d come back and order something else.

MA
New England
4 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What I love most about Earl’s is its variety. From steaks, to burgers, to sushi, to vegan food, it’s a great place for any occasion!

TK
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 2

The food was very good but the service took that all away. After waiting for long periods between drinks , food and the check we were visibly not pleased with the service. When the check came the server sensed our displeasure and became aggressive and told us we all have bad days. Very disappointed and will not return.

OT
Bristol
6 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food, relaxed atmosphere with staff that complimented it, but were very attentive.

RA
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 5

Great location and seating area. The ambience was incredible there’s a bar, elegant booths, high tops and an outdoor bar and seating area. The venue was breath taking. The food was not any better than my own home cooking and the servers were lackluster. Would try again sometime, but not soon.

A
New England
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 4

Went and ordered the coconut shrimp, bacon cheeseburger, and scallops risotto. The shrimp was tasty and the cheeseburger was alright. I had ordered it with avocado but they forgot to bring it to me. When I reminded the staff, they brought out a play of avocado. However, the avocado was already a little brown and tasted very lemony (I guess it’s what they used to preserve the avocado). The risotto was so salty it had to be sent back, once brought back, the risotto was very hard that we did not eat it. We ordered for dessert the key lime pie and cheesecake. Both were delicious. The place seems understaffed but they do work hard. Overall the food was either bad or lackluster.

JH
New England
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 1food 4service 1ambience 3

I usually love earls but we were very disappointed with the service this time.

DS
New England
94 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

This restaurant has one of the most diverse menus. Something for everyone including a vegan section. Food is always good to very good here nd not over priced based on their expensive location in the Pru.

RK
New England
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Earl's was great! The service was great except we were not able to go out to the rooftop due to a private event.

OT
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time here, it was great!!

ST
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 4food 2service 5ambience 4

We had drinks and guacamole. The cocktail was fine and the guacamole was also fine. Might go there again, but I’d get a different drink and different app.

MS
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a really great time at Earl's! We went for Sunday brunch- the brunch menu is a little small but covers enough options. The drinks were really amazing (the Bloody Mary is insane and we ordered a nonalcoholic Caipirinha that was to die for). The waiter was friendly and attentive and the food was fantastic. We sat on the rooftop patio and it was soooo nice! What a lovely experience :-)

LB
London
49 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

I met with a group of friends, arrived a little late to table & struggled to get served..asked twice, told I’ll get your server.. took some time. Food very salty and quite noisy to have a conversation.

BB
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The attention to detail in every aspect is outstanding from the foyer wall up the stairs to the finishings to the food the service presentation ambient atmosphere I rate this top 10 of Boston

MS
New England
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 4

Lousy check in system that makes you wait in a long queue upstairs. Food was ok but service was really very bad. We had a hard time getting plates for our appetizers, and when they came they only brought enough for half of us. Other requests for drink refills went ignored altogether. It was a team server approach where nobody seemed to care.

JZ
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 3

First off, found bugs buried under my salad.

SERVICE- Our female server has an attitude, OBVIOUSLY. I was there with my two other male friends. Here is the interesting part- every time she talks to me, she frowns and being very impatient about my questions; but when my guy friends order, she will put on her fake smile, she will wink, she will recommend and say "good choice" balabalabala... Excuse me??? I'm paying for this meal for all of us and you aren't getting tips from my pocket if you think you only need to please men! Terrible experience, food also took forever even if we went at the opening time, tastes fine. Never again. (Wish I could leave a note on the check but they bring the machine to you so you just tap tap tap)

K
New England
39 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

food is always good and provide a different twist on some traditional favorites.

F
Caribbean
7 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Lots of excitement here when the work day ends. Trendy, corporate crowd. Service staff are incredibly friendly and the food is creative and delicious. Patio is a lovely place to dine, but beware of the gnats in the planters. A biting nuisance. But otherwise, a fun place to eat after some shopping at the mall.

AF
New England
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Great cocktails (has strawberry rhubarb fizz, Moscow mule) and service.

OT
New England
2 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 5

It took 15 min to have a waiter come over to our table. Expected better service

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