Earls Kitchen + Bar - Boston - Prudential Center

4.5
519 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. Large Party reservations can be accommodated by contacting Maria at Maria.Golebiewski@earls.com or contacting the restaurant directly.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Contemporary American, Canadian, Global, International
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Hours of operation
Monday: 11:30am - 12:00am
Tuesday: 11:30am - 12:00am
Wednesday: 11:30am - 1:00am
Thursday: 11:30am - 1:00am
Friday: 11:30am - 2:00am
Saturday: 10:00am - 2:00am
Sunday: 10:00am - 12:00am
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Phone number
(857) 957-0949
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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MQ
London
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Been here 3 times, always good food, very attractive and comfortable restaurant. Amazing $10 per dish brunch on weekends, why I have and will keep going.

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

Evereything was great during dinner. The service and our entrees were impeccable. My only nitpicks are that it would be nice to have classic rolls and butter/oil on the table before the food comes. Also, alot of people at our table commented that the music was a bit too loud for regular conversation. A few people could not even hear each other talking without yelling across the table. It was only 6:00 Pm but the music level was better suited for a bar or lounge at 10:00 PM.

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

Excellent fun dinner!

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OT
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Table was very small for our party of 6.

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R
New England
9 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 3

Pre concert dinner with my wife. Started out fine but went downhill quickly. For some reason that our server could not or was instructed not to fully disclose none of the salmon dishes were available including one of the evening specials due to “an issue in the kitchen with the oven”. Oddly all other entrees requiring the oven were available. At any rate we ordered the Short Ribs and a salad that included grilled salmon. I had the Short Ribs which were inconceivably dry and and bland, my wife had the salad with grilled salmon which she said was good. Our server was a great, attentive without being overbearing and really tried to handle the bizarre salmon/oven situation. All in all something was really off, perhaps there were some issues in the kitchen that the front of the house was trying to cover, that coupled with the average food I don’t think we’ll be going back any time soon.

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NM
New England
6 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

The place could have used some acoustical ceiling tiles to dampen the sound as our table of five needed to lean in and talk loudly to hear one another. Our service was not attentive. The food was good. The ambiance was beautiful. I may return for drinks and an app but not ideal if you want to hear each other.

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

It was all around a great time!

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New England
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

With reservation at 12:45 still have to wait 15 mins. It’s embarrassing and frustrating because it’s a business meeting. Waitress was good but she talked too fast. Food was ok. Ordered poke bowl. Rice stuck together in clumps, maybe not too fresh. But still tasted good. I always like this place because they usually have excellent service. This is the first time not so good in the 5 times I had been there.

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k
New England
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Love Earls ..food and service are always excellent! It’s noisy .. so if you’re looking for quiet conversation.. not the best choice.. but otherwise a favorite!

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RE
Las Vegas
29 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Earl’s exceeded our expectations – we were expecting a fine casual meal, but nothing super-special and boy, were we happily surprised!

We dined on a Saturday night at 5:30, thankfully we made a reservation, the place was packed. Hubby and I started with a cocktail, he had a gin & tonic (with the tonic arriving in a bottle, very British) I had the Grapefruit Negoni, smokey and rich.

For dinner, Hubby had the 6 oz sirloin with a side of shrimp – the steak was cooked perfect medium rare and was deliciously seasoned. There were a LOT of shrimp, in a scampi sauce. It was served with mashed potatoes and grilled asparagus. He really enjoyed it.

I had the salmon zen bowl, and it was fabulous, a good-sized piece of salmon with lots of fresh veggies and a really delicious jasmine rice – light and fresh.

Service was very good, we had asked for a booth in the reservation -- they have great 2-person half-moon booths along the side of the room and although it was very busy, the space felt private and it was a good view of the room.

We will definitely be back when we are in Boston again.

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M
New England
7 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Food was great. Delivery of soft drinks was slow as bar was backed up. Very loud but overall great atmosphere.

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RM
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 4

This was one of the worst dining experiences I've ever had. Myself and a few friends made a reservation after work to grab some drinks - and we had been planning on getting dinner as well. We were seated right away by a friendly hostess, but the night went downhill from there. We waited and waited for a waiter to come over - finally someone came by to fill up our water and said "I'm not your waitress but someone will be over soon". Well, we waited and waited again. Finally someone came and took our drink orders, and we asked for some guacamole as well.
The drinks took a very long time to come out, and one was forgotten (a bottled beer...the easiest of the beverages to grab). The guacamole was fine but there wasn't much. By then we decided we didn't want to spend any more time there, so we asked for the check.
Our waiter came out with a portable card reader, handed it to one guest, and said "so, you just type in how much you want to pay." The guest replied, "well, how much was my drink? I don't know how much I owe." so then the waiter had to go print out a paper receipt so we could see how much we actually owed. Then the portable card reader wasn't working, the waiter tried and tried, and eventually he just took all our cards to go swipe them through a traditional register.
After everyone in the Pru has been buzzing about Earls for so long, it was extremely disappointing to finally get over there and try it out.

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New England
2 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Forgot the avocado on my avocado bowl

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New England
4 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Went for the first time due to the vegetarian/vegan entree choices and was not disappointed. Will go back again.

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AW
New England
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 2ambience 1

STAY AWAY from Earls! We had the WORST experience and will never return. To begin, we made a reservation 2 weeks earlier and when we got there we were seated OUTSIDE on the terrace. It is late November and it was 30 degrees that night.! Yes, they have heating outside and temporary walls but we had to sit with our coats on while the wind whistled by. Oh, they did have blankets so you could feel like you were on a chairlift while eating dinner in a mall! The service was super slow and we had to go find someone to ask for a different table. They reluctantly moved us to another table - still outside but not against the wall and gave us more blankets! That was an improvement until we realized that water was dripping on us from above - maybe the outside sprinklers? No idea but they offered us more blankets! How thoughtful. We managed to arrange ourselves so that the dripping was limited to the blankets and we did our best to enjoy our dinner and the company of our friends. The food was at best mediocre and nothing to write home about. All in all a VERY disappointing experience... As we left we walked through the indoor restaurant where people sat at indoor tables in late November - now there's a concept! The manager followed us out and offered us a dinner the house....NEVER! Folks - stay away! If this is how Earl's defines service and quality then buyer beware!

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New England
5 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Our server was prompt to greet our table and was very attentive throughout our meal. I’ve been to this Earl’s location several times and have always been more than happy with the experience.

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NH
New England
2 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Excellent experience except miscommunication led to not being served for 15 minutes.

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FR
New England
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

It was a fun place for my husband and I to go with our adult kids. We enjoyed the patio seating which was cozy and lively for all of us. The kids got to enjoy the patio games while my husband and I were able to enjoy the surroundings. A very enjoyable dinner. We will definitely go back again.

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IP
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 1

We ordered the two roasted salmon main dishes on the menu. Excellent, and the portions were just right. Gingerbread cake
With roasted apples and ice cream - delicious but the portions were too big. Service was great. The noice level is so high that all you can expect to do here is eat and drink. Not great for older people. Probably fine fir a young crowd. This is a very good restaurant— value for your money

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CC
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 4

Totally a millennial hangout with poor customer service ( mostly by the hostess and the server both millennials who you could tell did not want to be there or cared about a new customer’s experience). Food and drinks were good and value is okay. Limited menu. If you want to appeal to Gen X and older (the ones that have $) improve the manners and demeanor of your wait staff and hostesses. The hostesses did not once smile and I looked bored and unhappy to be there. Server could have cared less about us.

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D
New England
18 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We had a really nice meal at Earl's. Jasmine was our waitress and she was fantastic with great recommendations and exceptional service. The only down part was a group of girls who had clearly been drinking and were very loud. We were a few tables away and were surprised that no one from management said anything to them as the tables closest were definitely annoyed. They were playing drinking games at one point with their wine.

Once the group left it was easier to feel what a great atmosphere they have at Earl's along with delicious food.

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New England
2 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 4

I've been here several times and have never had such poor service. The waiter was forgetful, rarely came to check on us, had no personality and even forgot to bring pens when we were trying to sign the checks. The restaurant was mostly empty so I'm not sure what the problem was.

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RL
New England
33 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Nice food and ambiance

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KD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

This was a great find. The food is good and the drinks are great. The staff is what did it for us though, they have a great group of servers who make the night.

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J
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 3food 1service 4ambience 4

The service was good and it was great that we could be seated without our whole party needing to be there at once. However, 4 out of the 5 people in my party felt ill shortly after eating our meals at Earls and we were sick for 24 hours afterwards which was a disappointment.

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c
New England
7 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Great lively vibe. Good menu choices- my friend loved the short ribs. I had a noodle bowl- good taste... - but veggies were not fresh- discolored. Little disappointed. Will try again.

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KP
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Earls is the perfect place to meet up with your friends for a good meal and tasty drinks. Amazing vibes and good music. Perfect place to cozy up with loved ones and get ya drink on! I love this place its always my go to.

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CS
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Two of us shared the excellent salmon and a big field greens salad, and our friend had a tuna poke bowl, which was ample and yummy. The shared salmon was served on two separate plates -- a very nice touch. The service as attentive, and it was overall a very pleasant experience except that it got so noisy we skipped dessert and retreated to a quiet place to finish our conversation.

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H
New England
9 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Restaurant chosen by grandson to celebrate his 22nd birthday. He enjoyed the restaurant, the other's in the party thought the restaurant was only fair. My meal was good. I just the noise level to extreme. Could not hear person sitting opposite me. I would have selected another restaurant.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

Ordered steak and lobster dish. Steak was very tough; by the time it was returned back to me my dinner mates had already finished their meal.

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MC
Cleveland
5 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Cool outdoor patio. Varied menu lots of options. Young vibe.

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J
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 1ambience 3

Food was great but service was horrible. Long wait for everything, inattentive waiter, obnoxious people sitting beside us. Not as great as expected.

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T
New England
5 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Incredible Dinner and even better service. We went to Earl's for dinner and had Stephen as our waiter. Stephen was fantastic. He not only provided exceptional service but great menu suggestions. We really enjoyed our time at Earl's and will definitely return again.

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

I took my girlfriend here for her 20th birthday and was impressed at the organized chaos of the Earl’s staff. Our server was kind and efficient despite my girlfriend originally getting a different burger than what she organized. The mixup makes me wonder if Earl’s kitchen can handle the high demand Saturday nights bring. Nevertheless, the Korean beef bimimbop, chips and guacamole, and California burger were delicious. Definitely a fun place to have a drink with a group, but due to the noise and chaos, Earl’s is not the place for an intimate date.

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CL
New England
21 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

Earl's has a nice menu that is a little pricey, even for Boston, but I had heard good things and was interested in trying somewhere newt. I ordered the eggs and avocado brunch with side salad. The quality and taste were very good, especially the side salad which had tomato, feta, and cucumber and was lightly dressed. The big disappointment was the egg and avocado toast. The entire thing was no bigger than one half of a typical Eggs Benedict order with two of the smallest eggs on the planet (the size of a sparrow's eggs I imagine) sitting on a tiny piece of toast. Needless to say I was hungry after finishing it. This "meal" cost $15.

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CP
New England
3 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love Earls! The impossible burger is delicious and totally addicting. My friends and I also love coming to try the $5 drink of the month. Definitely make a reservation!

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DS
New England
27 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Consistently good!

Start with the dynamite rolls and the avocado toast

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JS
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great variety, great beer, amazing service!!

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R
New England
101 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

We go to Earl’s once a week and this was a miss. The server seemed alittle clueless but was nice. It took forever to get our cocktails . My husbands martini was practically empty when it arrived and the server didn’t think that was weird. The food came out very fast and half of it was cold . We have never had an experience like this before

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New England
2 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great food. Service was excellent. Highly recommend.

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