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jm Curley, Boston, MA
jm Curley, Boston, MA
jm Curley, Boston, MA
jm Curley, Boston, MA
jm Curley, Boston, MA

jm Curley

4.6
4.6
100 Reviews
$30 and under
American
jm Curley is an American eatery in Boston that specializes in serving contemporary American comfort food. The restaurant features a laid-back atmosphere and is open for the late night crowd.

jm Curley serves dinner daily. You've probably heard of the awesome burger, but the menu also contains some lighter and vegetarian options. Current favorites are the house made veggie burger and summer picnic hummus. We offer options for the adventurous eater as well such as our grilled octopus & bone marrow.

We are currently taking reservations on OpenTable in the dining room for parties of up to six! To inquire about availability please call (617) 338-5333.

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    American, Contemporary American, Cocktail Bar
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Daily 4:00 pm–1:30 am
  • Phone number
    (617) 338-5333
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive chef
    John Malone
  • Neighborhood
    Downtown Crossing
  • Cross street
    Between Washington & Tremont Streets
  • Parking details
    Evening validated parking at Lafayette Garage. <br /><br />http://www.pilgrimparking.com/boston-parking-garages/lafayette-garage.htm
  • Public transit
    Park Street or Downtown Crossing T-stations
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 100 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.6
4.6 based on all time ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

100 Reviews
  1. Tbow

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    The ambience at JM Curley was great, though if you have older eyes, it may be too dark. My wife and I both got the steak fries which was much more fries than steak. We both asked for medium and the steak was closer to medium well, and I personally thought the serving was too small for the price, though I understand the current inflation situation. My brother loves his burger and my SIL said her Buffalo Mac and cheese was very good. Our waiter was very polite but could have visited the table a bit more frequently as we had to wait a bit longer than usual to order a second round of drinks.

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  2. NomNom

    Philadelphia

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server was very nice and very attentive, the food was delicious, the cocktails were yummy. What else could you ask for in a nice dinner out! Started with the mac and cheese, best I’ve ever had… so so delicious. Followed up with steak frites and a sando (can’t remember the name but it was ground brisket, tomato, pickles, ketchup, mustard, yumminess). Both entrees were delicious. Espresso martini, banarang, call me old fashioned and the beer selection are top notch! Great place for dining/drinking no matter the occasion. The menu online slightly differs to the menu in house.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 2, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I don’t write reviews nearly as often as I should but this place is incredible. We spent a long holiday weekend in Boston and went to all the destination high end places etc — they were of course incredible. Jm Curley has perchance the BEST burger in Boston and everything we had seemed to be scratch made down to the ceaser dressing. Their cocktails are incredible and thoughtfully created and prepared. Wings were absolutely fire (in a good way). All servers were genuine and kind and seemed to enjoy being there. We will be 100% recommending this spot to others and plan to be back during our next visit.

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  4. JeffH

    Greater Boston

    41 reviews

    3.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    I liked the service and the cocktails, and I like the whole set-up with Bogie's and The Wig Shop, and next time I'll go for Bogie's. That is really the place we wanted to go. Curley's is too loud for me. Will try The Wig Shop, also. But for the money, jm Curley's is OK, but not special.

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  5. JackieNa

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 21, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely delicious. Everything From the wings and poutine to the crunch wrap and tuna bowl!

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  6. dcp5

    Greater Boston

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on December 21, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We had a great meal. Staff were very friendly and attentive. Very cozy atmosphere

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  7. Diner

    Greater Boston

    21 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on December 18, 2022

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    Sorry I cannot recommend this place. Food is mediocre, very loud and the room is freezing. I think they had the A/C on in late December.

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  8. spitfire

    Greater Boston

    25 reviews

    4.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on December 7, 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Very Good Burger, service was outstanding. Good place to hit before a show.

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  9. TomS

    New York City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 29, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Super pre-concert nosh and great service team! Caesar salad and Nashville spicy chicken were delicious. Loud but great vibe all around.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 21, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great drinks and good food! We stopped here for drinks & late night snack and had a great time!

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  11. DavidM

    Greater Boston

    37 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on November 9, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    First time here and it was delicious. Great bar vibe and laid back

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  12. AmyC

    Greater Boston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great place! Food was amazing and great service - fish and chips, Crunchwrap, wings, and Buffalo Mac and cheese were all delicious.

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  13. chris

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 26, 2022

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    Very loud, food was good but limited menu mostly bar snacks; very good beer selection

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  14. TOMMYKOPA

    Greater Boston

    76 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    76 reviews

    Dined on October 26, 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Made a reservation and arrived a little early thankfully they sat us right away. Dinner was just okay - I had the short ribs and they were a bit tough and the side dish was not hot. The chicken parm poutine was literally chicken parm on top of fries. The server was just okay - started off okay but just was not too friendly. While I ran to the restroom she told us we had to leave because they had other reservations. It had only just over an hour, not sure if the restaurant has a 90 minute cut off and I missed it but the server certainly missed out on a few more rounds of drinks - and no mention of desserts with us. Cool vibe not sure if I am going back though.

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  15. Zacha

    Greater Boston

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 19, 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    We both got a burger with sweet potato fries. Burgers were cooked exactly as requested and were very good. Fries were seasoned to perfection. Didn’t catch our waiters name but he was very attentive. Overall it was a great meal. 4 stars as opposed to five just because the prices were a little high (two burgers and one soda $60 (with tip)) and because the soda wasn’t delivered until the meal came out. Not a complaint, just an observation. It’s super convenient to the theatre district so I would definitely go back!

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  16. AndreaT

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great dinner! Staff’s recommendations were awesome.

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  17. BostonOpenTableDiner

    Greater Boston

    140 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    140 reviews

    Dined on October 1, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was perfect as usual, thanks to the great staff.

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  18. hjm4

    Greater Boston

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The second visit here did not disappoint! Great service, love the vibe and the food is YUM!

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  19. HumiliatedCustomer

    Manchester

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    I never go out of my way to leave a bad review but I’ve also never been treated as I was at JM Curleys last night. Had a booking for dinner and a catch-up with a transatlantic friend I haven’t seen since 2019. We ate, had cocktails and two bottles of wine over the course of 3 hours as we were enjoying catching up. The waiter came over and advised that he had to turn the table over after 4 hours, my friend made an obvious joke asking if this was his polite way of asking us to hurry up and get out and the waiter totally flipped out telling us to pay up and the get the f*** out. At first we thought he was joking, but he continued to shout at my friend to get out. He also almost accused us of not wanting to pay the bill, after we’d already paid for dinner and a round of drinks separately when they’d brought over bills, and all we had still open was a bill for one bottle of wine. We paid up and the other two of us calmly said this isn’t how you speak to customers who’ve been here all night spending money causing no problem, to which he rudely replied “you didn’t even spend that much money”. Firstly, foul, secondly, how many run of the mill burgers do you want me to eat? Honestly i have never been asked to leave a bar in my life, especially when sitting having a quiet dinner with two people. It wasn’t exactly a wild night and nobody was waiting for a table. Regardless of the rules, it was utterly disgusting treatment from an employee and this bar needs naming and shaming for this. We left (obviously 😂) and went to a bar a couple of doors down and had a great night with staff and customer alike. So frankly he did us a favour because the atmosphere was lack lustre, food extremely mediocre, and the worst customer service experience I’ve ever had in my life. Be my guest and head on down to JM Curley’s but for the love of god, don’t stay longer than 3 hours, don’t spend too little money, don’t make jokes with the staff and basically don’t enjoy yourself.

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  20. MelissaL

    Greater Boston

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Went to dinner before a concert at the Orpheum. Super close so made it convenient to get to show on time. Great drink menu very creative! Food was great got the tuna poke bowl. Very fresh and lots of flavors. Highly recommend.

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  21. RosanneR

    Greater Boston

    9 reviews

    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Cool bar, good food, delicious cocktails, great service but they need ac! It was way too hot and that made the experience not so enjoyable.

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  22. JayB

    Greater Boston

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and drinks - killer staff and the steak frites with gravy was delish!

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  23. Batesw

    Philadelphia

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A highly recommended experience. Hummus was so flavorful, steak frites and chicken blt were on point. Crunch wrap was more of a knife and fork but delicious. Burger was 8 year old approved. Service was top notch. We will return when in the area again.

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  24. Justsomeguy

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Girlfriend and I went there for the first time and the place was great. Food was delicious, I recommend the JM Crunchwrap. Atmosphere was pleasant and I felt right at home. Highly recommend.

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  25. HeidiA

    Orange County

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great burgers / great vibe! Very fun little bar.

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food. Cool atmosphere. Perfect experience.

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  27. KathrynL

    Greater Boston

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First time to JM curly. We were going to the theater district for a show, location was great. The staff was amazing!!!! My daughter asked for a mocktail and bartender made her a yummy drink. Food was great and we had a great time listening to the 80/90’s tunes! We will be back.

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was very good. Staff is always great!

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  29. BostonOpenTableDiner

    Greater Boston

    140 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    140 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food is outstanding. The staff are welcoming and seem genuinely happy to be there. One of my favorites for a fun, casual night.

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  30. RachelW

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Tasty updated American food. Buidling is Modern aesthetic with expose bricks. A good hangout for young adults. A large selection of alcohol with cocktails.

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  31. SteveD

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 14, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service and nice selection of beers and cocktails

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  32. TrinaC

    Greater Boston

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 13, 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We had the most wonderful waiter, very kind. Checked on us to see if we were ok with our hovering over us! Food was delicious, cooked just as we asked!

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  33. Peggy

    Greater Boston

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Limited menu but something for everyone (burger, Chicken BLT, and Mac & Cheese with the Buffalo Chicken). Food was very good but the real highlight of the place is the help. From the Host, to our excellent server, and friendly staff that delivered the food, everyone at JM Curley made dinner out a memorable experience!

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great drinks and good food. Would eat here again, but a very limited menu with limited seating

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  35. JordanV

    Greater Boston

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Tuna Poke was absolutely amazing. Crunchwrap was a great upscale version of the one we all know and love. We will be back!

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Went for dinner before going to a show at the Opera House. Food came out quickly and tasted great.

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  37. MattG

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Cam is the best! Super charismatic and friendly.

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 29, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    ハンバーガー美味しかった

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  39. Jmac

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First time! The server was friendly, attentive and gave great recommendations. Manager stopped by as well which was a nice touch. Cocktails were delicious. Food was amazing- no leftovers because we gobbled everything up! Will absolutely go back.

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  40. CathyD

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Such a great find! Food and drink menus are fun and there is something for everyone. Service was smooth and our meals were yummy. We will definitely be back!

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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
    • Diner temperature check required
    • Staff temperature check required
    • Contact tracing information collected

FAQs

jm Curley does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. jm Curley also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (617) 338-5333.

jm Curley is rated 4.6 stars by 100 OpenTable diners.

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Unfortunately, this restaurant is not on the OpenTable reservation network.

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Google Map for jm Curley

21 Temple Place, Boston, MA 02111

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Between Washington & Tremont Streets
  • Neighborhood
    Downtown Crossing
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Daily 4:00 pm–1:30 am
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    American, Contemporary American, Cocktail Bar
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Evening validated parking at Lafayette Garage. <br /><br />http://www.pilgrimparking.com/boston-parking-garages/lafayette-garage.htm
  • Public transit
    Park Street or Downtown Crossing T-stations
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    John Malone
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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