Earls Kitchen + Bar - Boston - Prudential Center

4.5
606 reviews
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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 6+, contact PruReservations@earls.ca. Semi-private and private event space available, contact Allie.Lang@earls.ca for inquiries.
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JC
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Checked in the hostess went to the bar and was told we would get a text message about the table being ready. I went to check since it was ten minutes to our reservation and they sat us right away but I didn’t get a message for our table being ready. Food was good. They ran out of teriyaki chicken for tacos but waitresses didn’t know if they could substitute the chicken. Food came out quick however drinks were extremely slow to come out. I really loved this place just a little more training for servers seems key.

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OT
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Our waitress was really nice and accommodating. The food is always delicious. this was my first time going for dinner so the music was louder than at brunch. However the playlist was really good. The only bad thing is they didn’t have the ingredients for the chicken tacos I wanted to try but maybe next time

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KC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was amazing. The scenery was beautiful. The waitresses are very interactive

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

The food was good. We had reservations but we still had to wait 15 mins which was fine. The drinks were good. sushi was great. The food we got was good. they have all sorts of food from sushi to korean bibimbap. our server was super attentive and always filling our waters. It's a great place to get drinks with friends.

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

Phenomenal service and excellent drinks and food. Will definitely dine again

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MN
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A wonderful experience! The food was all around delicious, as well as timely delivered. Our waitress was fun and enthusiastic, and was always nearby to refill our drinks or take our orders. The music was just loud enough to enjoy but not loud enough to be overbearing, and the atmosphere created was fantastic. We will definitely be returning as soon as we can!

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j
New England
5 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 4

I had been once in the summer and the outdoor deck is beautiful. Have tried to go for lunch a few times as I work in the Pru center, however have been turned away for not having reservations. ? Might be nice to save some tables for neighbors in Pru. This time made a reservation but was still made to wait at both hostess stands. Upstairs waiting area was really warm and uncomfortable to wait in but thankfully dining room was comfortable. There was a bar menu at our table which sounded good, but when we tried to order, was told it was not valid until 3pm. Maybe remove from tables then? Service was good, though server was not used to lunch crowd as she told us. Two of us ordered burgers which were good, but lettuce was old and brown. Fries were meh; expected better for the price. Burger served on a rectangle app plate which looks nice, but full plates make eating a big burger easier. Good meal and nice place but more for tourists. Will come back for drinks and apps. Thanks

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JB
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Absolutely amazing service and food. Love coming in with my friends for a nice night out!

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BP
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 3

The service was slow and we had several issues with paying for the check - the waiter had incorrectly charged a friend and held us up for an additional 15 minutes, after being slow to bring the checks over. I'm not sure if the bar is sorely under staffed, but the bar did not seem overly busy when I we were present.

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RT
New England
36 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

The food and ambience were excellent as usual but we our server was extremely cold, appeared to be quite miserable, very unfriendly and they soured our experience.

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CS
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great time comfortable and delicious! Went mid afternoon and it began to get very busy in the evening. Sweet waitress and funky decor We will definitely come back again!

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E
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food, always a bit loud, though. Nice that they have the option to sample drinks.

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AV
New England
3 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely brunch experience - will definitely be back.

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r
New England
3 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 2

This is the second time I've been to Earl's. The first experience was awful, but I decided to give them a second chance. I won't be going back.
I had essentially the same experience both times. My party was seated quickly, someone came over to pour us some water, and then we waited and waited for our server. Finally someone came over and took our drink and appetizer order. Our appetizer came out after about 10 minutes, and we sat waiting for our drinks for about 20 mins (we didn't get anything complicated either - just some glasses of wine). We were going to order dinner, but our server was nowhere to be found. After another 20 minutes or so, someone else came over and said she'd be replacing our original waitress - at that point, we just asked for the check and had dinner somewhere else.
For the prices that they charge, the food is not great. With all the other restaurants in the Prudential area, my advice is to choose somewhere else.

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OM
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Nice place, the service was good, high energy. Great vegetarian and vegan options.

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

Food and service were both great!

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A
New England
5 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 4

Entree served without featured item - the chicken and a rice bowl. Thought it was missing and asked after I had finished it. Manager apologized and reduced the bill by one dollar. Really?

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New England
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, service, restaurant

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KP
New England
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 2

Dirty table, crumb ridden seats and sitting next to the server station meant we heard all the drama. NOT the meal experience we expected.

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Miami
18 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

Went to Earl’s for my birthday with family.
One meal had an allergen in it after identifying a food allergy, another meal was done incorrectly. Additionally, it was very difficult
To get the server’s attention. She said she was “ very very busy”.
Not a great experience .

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T
New England
3 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 2

We will return, but probably for happy hour. It was noisy upstairs. Lots of stairs. Had to ask about elevator. Hostess should look have enough common sense that people in 70s may want option for elevator and ask first. But overall it was good. And with validation from restaurant, parking for 5 hours at 20$ not 40$, so yay.

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KJ
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Good value for Boston and a varied menu satisfied everyone in our party.

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New England
2 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2019
Overall 4food 2service 5ambience 5

Had chicken tacos. Two tiny pieces of chicken. Ridiculous. Won’t ever go back

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JB
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing location, well appointed restaurant with friendly staff and superior cuisine. Highly recommended and will definitely be back!

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AP
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Bar and wait staff were extremely nice and accommodating. Food was amazing, and fast service as well.

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New England
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Celebrating friends engagement, drinks were great and food came out in a very timely manner

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M
New England
1 review
Dined on January 28, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

The hostess stations were a little disorganized. The table given to us was in the bar (hi top) vs restaurant so it was very loud. Servers in general were underwhelming.
Food was very good.

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MI
New England
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed the ambiance and the really good food. Many choices from cheap to very expensive but it was worth the money

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JL
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a very enjoyable lunch. The food was very well prepared and the service was excellent.

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N
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server Jacqueline was outstanding in every way. Great brunch - we will be back!

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New England
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Love this restaurant. Food and service are great. Nice interior. Only down fall is that it can be really loud. It gets hard to have a conversation.

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DJ
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Fun place to go within the Prudential Center - especially on a rainy night (no travel outdoors if staying at hotel connect via the walk way)! The space is fun and entertaining with respect to very busy and lots of people to watch in the bar spaces. The noise level is loud with the hard surfaces, but our table was small enough to allow for conversation. Menu gives a wide range of options from vegetarian to sushi to steaks to burgers to seafood. The monthly drink special of a $5 Moscow Mule was a hit for our table (along with others nearby too). We will be back on future business travel.

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C
New England
13 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service

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m
New England
15 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The energetic vibe and comfortable booth was the beginning of our great experience. The mixed drinks and food were excellent. The best part of our experience was our waiter - Michael. He was terrific!

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OT
New England
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

C’est très bon- la nourriture, la service, et les boissons- tout les choses sont délicieux.

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RG
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding service. We were a group of four friends who just wanted to catch up and have a great time during happy hour. We got drinks and several appetizers for a very valuable price and both our server and managers were super accommodating. 10/10 would recommend, and will definitely be back!!

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ZP
New England
1 review
Dined on January 21, 2019
Overall 3food 1service 4ambience 4

I usually really like Earls for after work drinks and dinner with friends, but the quality of food this time was definitely quite sub-par.

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AC
New England
1 review
Dined on January 21, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Upon entering, the gorgeous modern decor really set the mood for a special night out. The unique and varied menu featured everything from steak to sushi and tacos. I was happy to see healthy options with a variety of interesting salads and protein bowls. The food was delicious! Our server was extra friendly and quick to rectify a billing error with an extra discount. I would recommend Earls to anyone looking for a fun and trendy restaurant close to shops downtown.

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JE
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

The food was terrific. The waitress was a bit intrusive. There were open tables so there was not need to push us out.

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DW
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Always enjoy Earl's!!! The service was great, food was good (sushi platter) and very fresh!

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