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South End Buttery, Boston, MA

South End Buttery

4.5
4.5
2055 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!

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Booked 1 time today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Tapas / Small Plates, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 9:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Thu 4:00 pm–8:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (617) 482-1015

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Richard Gordon

  • Catering

    We cater small and large home and office events 7 days of the week. Check out our web site for our corporate catering menus or contact our catering manager at catering@southendbuttery.com.

  • Private party facilities

    Please send an email to managers@southendbuttery.com to inquire about large party reservations. We are a small restaurant, but we will do our best to accommodate your needs!

  • Private party contact

    Christine Decloux, General Manager: (617) 482-1015

  • Neighborhood

    South End

  • Cross street

    Union Park Street

  • Parking details

    Private parking lots are also available one block away at the corner of Harrison Avenue and Waltham Street and at 505 Tremont Street, the Calderwood Pavilion.

  • Public transit

    Back Bay Orange Line -- 5 minute walk

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 2,055 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.2Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Boston / New England

    Great for Brunch

  • Boston

    Great for Brunch

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience5

    The food was spectacular. Service was a bit slow but that’s understandable. The price of the food was also higher than we were expecting it to be but it was so delicious we didn’t care.

  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food3service5ambience5

    Good. Nice tables outside on patio. Service was excellent !

  3. DD

    DaphneD

    London

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Everything was absolutely delicious! Amazing biscuits under the eggs Benny- much more delicious than English muffins and added an extra dimension. Can’t wIt to go back!

  4. MW

    MaryW

    Minneapolis

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    The service was excellent and the food so good. Fresh-squeezed OJ! Busy and loud.

  5. A

    Allyson

    New England

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Love this spot in South End! Have been for breakfast and dinner and neither disappoint.

  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall3food5service1ambience5

    Food and atmosphere was great but our service was awful. Our waiter forgot one of the drinks so we didn’t get that until we were nearly done with the meal. He never checked in on us to see if we needed anything else or apologized for not bringing it. We closed out early and went to another bar to get more drinks

  7. RC

    RachaelC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience1

    We asked to not he seated in the middle of the room, but were told there were other reservations coming in. The tables stayed empty the entire time, and we were next to an extremely loud table.

  8. S

    Stephen

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent food and selection, attentive service and pleasant atmosphere. We'll be back - often

  9. MS

    MichaelS

    New England

    10 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall2food1service3ambience5

    Quality of the food seemed miss the mark with the price. I ordered steak frites medium. It came out as medium well. I was never asked how the food was by the waiter. Onion rings needed salt. The arugula salad could have used shaved parmesan.

  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Food was very good. Cute patio area. Brought my puppy who was allowed to sit with us on the patio and they brought her water.

  11. TS

    TSMC

    Orlando

    28 reviews

    3.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience4

    Very friendly staff, appeared a bit inexperienced. Once we finally got the outdoor heaters turned on it was more enjoyable. Great food!

  12. MK

    MattK

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience1

    My wife called in advance to ask if the outdoor seating heaters would be on. She was told yes but after multiple requests by not only us but other customers, the restaurant failed to turn them on without explanation. After finishing dinner, we went to the bakery side to consider buying something to take home. While we were actively looking at options, the staff started emptying the case in preparation to close even thought the restaurant and bakery were over an hour away from closing. We like the Buttery but tonight’s experience fell short

  13. CW

    ChrisW

    New England

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 30, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience4

    We went for brunch. Wait was very long. Wait staff was unprepared and overwhelmed. Food was slow and average at best. Wouldn’t recommend outside of the location.

  14. F

    Funandfoodieboomer

    New England

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on May 30, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Really wonderful outdoor brunch in the South End. Love the food and setting.

  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall3food3service1ambience5

    The service was horrible and slow. But the food is 10/10!

  16. D

    Drgumby

    New England

    10 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Very nice dinner. Outdoor seating is great!

  17. J

    Jackie

    New England

    15 reviews

    3.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience5

    Really cute vibe both indoors and outdoors. Went for dinner and the drink options were great. Good food options too but was underwhelmed with the quality of my salad. Would love to go back during the daytime to see more pastry options.

  18. BG

    BonnieG

    New England

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 26, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4

    Our meals were delicious and in great portions. The price seemed fair for South End of Boston. We really enjoyed our time at South End Buttery and will return but I will say there was a 45 minute wait after ordering before our meals arrived.

  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We all agreed it was a very charming and delicious dinner. Prices were a maybe little steep. Perhaps could use just a little bit more of the delicious couscous with my salmon. But we were all so happy we went. Will certainly be going again.

  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5

    We came for lunch and ate downstairs which was loud, but cute. Food was very good. Will be coming back! And hopefully sitting outside.

  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience2

    Fine. Not great.

  22. KG

    KimberlyG

    New England

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Took my mother here for brunch - everything was delicious!

  23. DR

    DebR

    New England

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The French toast was delicious! We were seated promptly for our reservation. Wait staff was excellent. Never disappointed with the Buttery!

  24. A

    Andrew

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5

    Great local spot for breakfast and brunch. Outdoor seating is available and dogs aren't allowed inside, but are ok outside.

  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tallahassee

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3

    Mothers Day

  26. VE

    ValerieE

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Always DELICIOUS, wonderful atmosphere with a local vib.

  27. MH

    MegH

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Service was great and food as always was superb!

  28. PM

    PeterM

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Very cute, delicious breakfast spot. They had me at ricotta fritters.

  29. PZ

    PeterZ

    New England

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience4

    I took my mother here for Mother’s Day(early). We made reservations and were seated early which was great even if the table was dirty. Everyone was friendly but they took forever to take our drink orders and then even longer to take food orders. The fries were amazing but everything else was just ok/average.

  30. C

    Cinaweena

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    great food and great service! will definitely come back

  31. CB

    CathieB

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food was amazing. Servers were super nice.

  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Everything was amazing! Yummy food. Great service! The perfect Sunday brunch place!

  33. TM

    TerrierMom

    San Diego

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3

    Delicious breakfast and coffee. Small Room for about 15 people only. Cute but I was seated by an entry way and had to move Out of my chair twice to let strollers through.

  34. T

    Tremm

    New England

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    With a fine bakery upstairs, the dessert was only a mousse, obviouslythey do not want lingering diners, also expresso and coffee in paper cups. I suppose we could have gone upstairs and reseated in the coffee house section for desserts?

  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5

    We had a group of five. We were given a table at the bottom of the stairs which was perfect. It was very private and the noise level was low. Our waitress was excellent. She was attentive but did not hurry us along. We ordered wine which was very good. One woman ordered the Brussels Sprouts which were outstanding!! The Caesar Salads were just fair. Four of us ordered Fish and Chips. The potatoes were perfect, but I thought the fish had too much coating. Coffee was delicious. I would go back again and try a different entree.

  36. LC

    LeeC

    New England

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience3

    The food was excellent and the service was quick but it was very loud in the lower level dining room.

  37. JD

    JulieD

    New England

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 1, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3

    The food was okay. The staff was nice but the service was slow.

  38. JM

    JimM

    New England

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 26, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience2

    The salmon was well-prepared. The eggplant parmigiana had a good taste. I have known their muffins since the 1990s. I had one for desert upstairs on the ground floor. It was, as always, the best anywhere. Our seating was in the basement in a hallway and it felt cramped.

  39. A

    Annie

    Phoenix

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 20, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Delicious meal and cozy seating! Best home fries I have ever eaten.

  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 13, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    Food was great! The French toast was delicious. Definitely get the bakery basket; you can ask for which bakery items you want in it.

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
    • Contactless payment available
  • 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

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from South End Buttery using the Order Online button. South End Buttery also offers delivery in partnership with 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 2055 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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Google Map for South End Buttery

314 Shawmut Avenue Boston, MA 02118

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Union Park Street

  • Neighborhood

    South End

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 9:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Thu 4:00 pm–8:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Tapas / Small Plates, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Private parking lots are also available one block away at the corner of Harrison Avenue and Waltham Street and at 505 Tremont Street, the Calderwood Pavilion.

  • Public transit

    Back Bay Orange Line -- 5 minute walk

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Richard Gordon

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (617) 482-1015

  • Catering

    We cater small and large home and office events 7 days of the week. Check out our web site for our corporate catering menus or contact our catering manager at catering@southendbuttery.com.

  • Private party facilities

    Please send an email to managers@southendbuttery.com to inquire about large party reservations. We are a small restaurant, but we will do our best to accommodate your needs!

  • Private party contact

    Christine Decloux, General Manager: (617) 482-1015

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