South End Buttery

4.6
1999 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
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
What 1999 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.6based on recent ratings
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4.6
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4.6
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Noise · Moderate
100% of people would recommend it to a friend
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ClaudiaQ
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and ambiance are delightful! I would definitely recommend it for brunch.

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Ssss
New England
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was awesome, I recommend the home fries and the wild mushroom omelette was killer. Service was wonderful and making a reservation was super easy.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Recommended to come here and did no disappoint!

DH
DrewH
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the flexibility of the staff. Super customer friendly and the food is delish

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

There were a few bees flying around toward the end of our meal. Overall great place and delicious food!

JG
JaimeG
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was fabulous…the service , the lovely table in the bar…all fabulous!!!!

DH
vipDeborahH
New England
5 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The downstairs can be loud when there are large parties seated.

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vipLauraS
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

It was so loud in the dining room that it was difficult to hear the conversation at our table (of 4 people). The service was just ok. The food was delicious though! I would recommend an outdoor reservation next time.

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PhillyDeb
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Reservations a must for Sunday brunch if you don’t enjoy waiting! Great neighborhood place.

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OliviaW
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely delicious dinner! Servers were kind and attentive, but the food was the highlight of the night. I’ve never been so happy to walk away feeling ill from fullness. I recommend getting the hibiscus Prosecco drink and sitting outside.

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AS341
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food & exceptional service. Thank you for a lovely experience.

EB
vipElizabethB
New England
24 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

The restaurant was not set up for dinner dining. Once the bakery closed which was early, there was no dessert or coffee to be serviced.

When we made the reservation, that information should have been shared. We had planned to have a complete meal with out of town friends. The meal was cut short because the restaurant was closing early since it could not offer a full dinner experience.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Worst restaurant I’ve been to in Boston in a while
They really packed everyone together
Horrible service
Food was extremely overpriced and under proportioned
Have been looking forward but will never go back

DB
DB39
New England
16 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

We've always had great food & service at the South End Buttery. It's our go to place for a Boston Brunch!

JB
JulieanneB
New England
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic breakfast. My friend and I got the Yuzu mimosa - never had Yuzu before and it was yummy. For our meals we split the french toast and the breakfast torta. My friend said the torta was the best breakfast sandwich she has ever had. It was quite yummy - loved the pickled onions to give it some acid. French toast was amazing too, and our server was super nice and attentive. Will definitely be back!

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Samantha
New England
6 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Well worth the drive to Boston on a Saturday morning.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience2

Food was ok. People were very nice! It was weirdly quiet

KR
KellyR
New England
4 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

I always enjoy dining at the South End Buttery! I make a point of having dinner there each time I visit Boston!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Slow to get the check at the end but the food was good - especially the salmon eggs Benedict !

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vipLynn
Washington DC
72 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

The restaurant did a great job of accommodating our reservation although there had been a water leak that day. They called me earlier in the day to state we would need to be seated outside and when we got there and the problem had been resolved they offered us seating indoors in a lovely and quiet area complete with fireplace!

The salmon was the best I have had in years! Food was delicious, although the wait staff seemed a little rattled from their experiences that day. I definitely recommend the restaurant and will be back!

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Jakens
Cleveland
5 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great outdoor dining experience while in Boston!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time there with my family and we love it!

MM
vipMichelleM
Portland
22 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a very nice brunch. Food was good. Service was better.

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DeeCee
New England
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Our waitperson was very efficient, helpful and friendly.

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Diana
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great experience in this restaurant. The waiter was very attentive, the food came out quickly and everything was delicious.

AM
vipAlysonM
New England
6 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely spot for brunch, would absolutely go again!

KB
KatherineB
New England
4 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

South End Buttery accommodated my brunch party of 5 with great service! Pecorino ruffle fries, nutella fritters and eggs benedict were the highlights. Also really great unique brunch cocktails. Would absolutely come again!

MF
MarleneF
New England
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Always love it. My only complaint is the noise level is always high.

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SarahK
New England
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect weather, a table outside in the attractive parklette, and delicious food and cocktails. Our waitress was very pleasant and appropriately attentive. We weren't rushed, and we enjoyed every bit of the evening.

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vipTracie
New England
28 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you -- what a beautiful day for eating brunch outdoors! You've got a lovely space, and we thoroughly enjoyed our spicy Bloody Marys. Nelson was our server and he was delightful.

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vipVizzy
New England
67 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely meal outside on a beautiful night. Food was great!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for brunch for Mother’s Day. The food was fabulous as was the atmosphere and service. Best truffles fries I’ve ever had in my life!!

DB
DanielB
New England
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They had the best brioche french toast I have had in my life.

MM
MadelaineM
New England
2 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and the patio had a lovely ambiance.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
4 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best brunch in the South End. The Buttery has become a favorite Sunday brunch spot before heading to the SoWa market. I highly recommend!

NN
vipNancyN
Tampa
6 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Particularly great waitstaff that evening, wonderful ambience, good, well price food. See you again!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were great (as always)! One of our favorite spots.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Family gathering

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druboyle
New England
11 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Took a while to get seated even though I had a reservation, which was bad. But the manager comped our first round of drinks, which was good. But neither my date and I drink, which means the round of drinks didn't really work. The food was delicious though as usual, so I'll visit again.

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Molli
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Calamari was excellent, well spaced out and lovely for a date or with family. Nice that it’s away from the hustle and bustle of tremont street. Such a relaxing dinner.

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 4.6 stars by 1999 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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