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South End Buttery

4.5
1892 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American
South End Buttery is a neighborhood eat-in and take-away bakery/cafe by day and full bar/restaurant by night. The Buttery's award-winning food has a reputation for combining seasonal, local ingredients to create exceptional everyday food at everyday prices. The Buttery takes casual fine dining to new heights, with classic comfort food as well as dishes for the health and calorie conscious that pair beautifully with the affordable wine and beer selections. You'll feel like you're dining in your own home – but you won’t have to do the dishes!

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 1892 people are saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
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85% of people would recommend it to a friend
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yoghiglz
Mexico City
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Excellent food!! I had Benedicts and a breakfast scone and both were amazing. The service was really good but our table was downstairs and it was really noisy.

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MarlaN
New England
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service; host was able to accommodate our last minute group size change

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food5service4ambience2

The dining area was pretty dirty which during this time is not very comforting.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Food quality and service definitely took a hit recently. Still decent but not as good as it used to be before covid.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
4 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

It was a beautiful fall day out. The food was great and exactly what I wanted. It was a great brunch.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We sat in the booth in the dining room off of the cafe, I would have liked to see the downstairs dining I think that would have been a little bit of a cozier vibe But upstairs was still very nice. Great service and the food was amazing, the ricotta fritters with Nutella ... just get them. Eggs Benedict was SO good, best I’ve had. All around amazing brunch spot!

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JillW
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Delicious food! Asked for outside seating and was sat inside which with covid was not happy about. Also no dividers up which would have been nice to see. But food amazing like always!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

My boyfriend and I loved the south end buttery. We sat in the basement which had a fireplace, lots of brick and stone and a beautiful wood ceiling. Very cozy vibes. Service was a bit slow but nothing too bad. Drinks were super tasty and decently priced! Truffle fries were AMAZING and my turkey burger was very good. Definitely would go here again soon.

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thiswasmadnastylikefr666
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience2

This place really wasn’t it, the mimosas were good but the food itself was very mediocre I got a breakfast sandwich and it was not at all what I anticipated or expected. I’m pretty sure that they are pre-cooking the items for the sandwiches and then putting them together whenever someone orders one. Lol not trying to be a jerk but 70$ for 2 breakfast sandwiches and 2 mimosas was kind of far out. The greens served on the side were tasty though lol.

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BrunchNotWorthIt
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall1food1service3ambience1

Try to hard to be fancy, watery coffee. Hair in food. Very bland food. Strong taste of "tap" in both water served and food. Normally don't do reviews, but with this being a place that you have to provide credit card info for a table reservation, potential customers should be aware of the not so worth it experience. Also, if a hoity-toity family walks in behind you, they will get sat and served before you.

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ChloeP
New England
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was insanely delicious! I could’ve ordered anything off the menu - it all sounded (and tasted) so incredible.

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vipChristinaF
New England
10 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Extremely slow service. Not sure if they were short staffed but took about 10 minutes just to order a drink.

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vipKarenB
New England
8 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A Fav of ours! We love it here

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall3food3service1ambience3

I have been to this restaurant several times over the years. The food is always good. Its a popular neighborhood spot. This time, the service was particularly terrible. Waited a good 30 minutes just to get our coffee. Bread basket came with no plates or napkins. Asked for some but those never came. It seemed like our waiter was occupied training other services staff. The whole operation seemed particularly disorganized. He did offer us some coffee to go as an apology, which we didnt want as we had already waited so long and just wanted to go as our meal had already taken near 2 hours.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious as always.

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Haocheng
New England
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience1

I waited 25 minutes for the omelette and the waitress charged me for the wrong table and price. Disappointing!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

This place never disappoints.

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Amelie
New England
8 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Very good food! Good options of food and cocktails!

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vipMPDom
New England
63 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a delicious, relaxing meal outside in front of The Buttery. Our first concern these days is covid safety and the ability to reserve an outside table is a huge plus. Nelson, our waiter, was attentive, friendly, professional and masked the entire time. The tables were well separated. Now to the food: we had all been here before and knew to expect great food and we got it. The bacon-wrapped date appetizer was new to us and as delicious as it sounds. The roast chicken, an old favorite, still hits all the right spots. The bottle of tempranillo was perfect. We can't wait to be back.

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ElliottF
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great breakfast spot. Waiter on the ball and humorous.

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vipKaraN
New England
6 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was INCREDIBLE. The service was wonderful. Could not have asked for more.

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vipolamd
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

FABULOUS! Delicious! Everything was lovely!

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Very disappointed with the breakfast scone. It was small and dry (expected more for a $7 scone)

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Kristina
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

At arrival (around 1145 on a Sunday) it was obviously a busy brunch, as expected, but it was very difficult to find a hostess to pull up my reservation and seat us. Once seated downstairs everything was wonderful, service and food. The espresso martini & ricotta fritters were great.

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VanessaL
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Very great place, too bad that the service (especially the seating when we arrived) was not as good.

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vipLyndaS
Atlantic City
10 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outside dining on a crisp Sunday morning for brunch was wonderful. Savory scone was a favorite. Eggs benedict on that biscuit was memorable. Location lovely, service prompt and courteous, food really really good. I will be back!

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vipBlairK
Chicago
22 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Loved the huge variety of eggs benedict styles!

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
22 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, the pastries were amazing and the egg entrees were also very good and very fresh. The coffee program is outstanding as well with good cocktails included from a very talented bar.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
5 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice patio and delicious food

JA
vipJAMJAM
New England
23 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sunday Funday with my love. Great brunch @ a cool spot. Food & drinks were delicious. Love that it’s dog friendly too

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Great job with covid and precautions.

JP
JuliaP
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall4food5service2ambience5

The huevos rancheros was amazing and the outdoor seating along a less-busy street in the south end is picture perfect! Also their dirty chai lattes are unreal

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vipOutdoorDiner
New England
5 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Our outdoor seating table was slightly tilted due to the sidewalk - keeping our silverware was a challenge. It didn't make sense to have to go inside in order to be seated outside.
Otherwise, we were very grateful to the server for attentive service, the food was DELICIOUS and returning to the restaurant overall was a delight.

JM
vipJMarisa
New England
20 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The Buttery never disappoints. The baked goods are so yum (the Ricotta Fritters though...omg...), the steak & eggs were both cooked and seasoned perfectly, the smoked salmon Benedict was spot on. Sweet & simple menu.

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viptastybuds
New England
19 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very good food and menu. A perfect place to go for neighborhood dining. the staff is always accommodating and the food is always tasty and well prepared.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
11 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the menu and had a great time catching up with a friend!! Will be back!!

BG
vipBostonGirl151
New England
25 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience1

Having dined here before, I was excited to bring my friend from Chicago for brunch this last Saturday. Even having made a reservation, they sat us under the stairwell in a hallway. It was hard to enjoy anything else about the meal when you’re next to a coat closet and in a pathway to another room. We had the salmon eggs Benedict and huevos rancheros. The Benedict was good but the huevos lacked flavor and was sloppily presented. We were in and out in 30 minutes flat, so unfortunately will never come back here due to the other amazing restaurants that do a great brunch.

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vipjaneh
New Mexico
6 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic!!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were there celebrating my daughters engagement and our waitress was FANTASTIC. I just wish I remembered her name. Food was delicious and she did NOT rush us out.

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JG77
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience3

Do not get dinner here. I regret choosing this restaurant as a Valentine’s Day date. I went a couple days after the holiday and expected to find good food in a cute space. While the restaurant portion of Buttery was cozy and comfortable, the rude waitress and lack luster food were extremely disappointing. I am very lactose intolerant and there was basically two main courses and one appetizer that I had to choose from. This place is not allergy/vegan friendly in the least. I ordered the hanger steak and it was cooked well, but it was nothing special and was overpriced for what it was. My friend’s shrimp fra diavolo was overcooked and again, basic. Why pay high prices for food you could easily make at home? I won’t be returning for the service either. The waitress barked my limited menu options at me and made it seem like asking if a dish has dairy in it is a massive inconvenience for her. I also heard her complaining loudly about customers when I went to the restroom. This place is plain awkward.

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from South End Buttery using the Order Online button. South End Buttery also offers delivery in partnership with Caviar and Postmates. South End Buttery also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (617) 482-1015.

South End Buttery is rated 4.5 stars by 1892 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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