South End Buttery

4.6
1921 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

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Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Dine in
Starting Feb 14, 2021

Join us all weekend (Fri-Sun) for our regular dinner menu plus a special prix fixe menu ($75/guest) including pan-seared halibut, truffled mushroom ravioli, tuna tartare, bone-in short ribs, molten chocolate cake, with a special amuse bouche on us! Also, special brunch all weekend and Monday 2/15!

What 1921 people are saying
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KenD
New England
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely neighborhood restaurant with a very welcoming, warm environment. Food was outstanding - as was the menu. Great service from Jesse - we’ll definitely be back!

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vipChristopher
New England
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious and a drink menu was great

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall3food5service5ambience5

A little too close for comfort in terms of covid precautions- not likely to go back to dine in during Covid, however the food and drinks are amazing as always!

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DavidH
New England
7 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

I havent been for a while, so I can only compare it to two years back, and maybe 2020 took its toll, but this place has hit the slippery slope...now just a very average place to go for brunch, and gone is the special effort to produce first class food....and to crown it all, we bought croissants on the way out, and they crumbles to pieces because they were so stale and dry. This place gets a pass for now, given the situation, but they had better up their game....this was a place that was booked out weeks in advance...now there tables and times galore...Pay Attention management...it looks like I am not the only one who has you on the clock

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EmilyH
New England
11 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

The food and drinks were great! Service tapered off throughout our meal, but overall it was acceptable.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2021
Overall1food4service1ambience5

We sat upstairs which is super cute and has only three tables so the the bar. Our waiter was also the bar tender. He did not acknowledge us sitting there for over 10 minutes. He had an extremely dry and sarcastic sense of humor. However he inserted himself in the conversation multiple times. The service was so slow and it took over an hour to get our egg breakfast dishes. Nobody brought us silverware or plates for our apps. I love the atmosphere and the food is good. However our server and the painfully slow service will prevent us from going back. We will stick with the coffee shop

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TimW
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was New Years Eve. We decided to dine out early not knowing what the scene would be like. We were lucky to get a reservation at the last minute. A great choice! The food was superb and the service great. Their strict adherence to Covid-19 protocols made for a more relaxed experience.

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AnneL
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal! Omelette was amazing. Service was excellent.

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StephenC
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The eggs benedict is amazing! The building is beautiful!

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JohnnyK
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent. In the bar area. Bartender/server most congenial and attentive.

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ShuleyN
New England
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the best waiter (Jesse?) and essentially a private dining room. We sat at a high top in the bar room. I believe the only other diners were actually his parents. We had excellent, relaxed service with plenty of laughter accompanied by delicious food.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
5 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience3

Food was good, drinks were excellent (espresso martini). Our server was fantastic. Personable , attentive and engaging. Can’t remember his name but he worked the back room on 12/12/20

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PapayitaFrita
New England
5 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience3

The food was fantastic. I went with their regular breakfast, opting for sausage to be added as well. For being a basic breakfast, consisting of just two eggs, two fairly small pancakes, 2 small sausages, I thought $14 was a bit of a joke. It's saving grace though, was that the pancakes were delicious, not being overly sweet, and the sausages tasted so fresh! They weren't like those 'whatever' diner sausages you get at most places. I will say though, who puts their pancakes, eggs (I got sunnyside) and sausages on a small plate and then expect me to pour maple syrup over everything. Lowkey highkey wack, but, it was tasty! Those truffle fries though, OOMPH THOSE ARE TO DIE FOR! I was OBSESSSSSSSSSED. Also, our waiter was the coolest dude ever. I don't remember his name, but he made us our cocktails as well, and he made the experience even better! P.S. yeah, you guys make a good cup of joe too.

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MatthewM
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Steak for a great Value! I highly recommend it!

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ColbyC
New England
2 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Outdoor seating was COVID safe and cozy with the gas towers. Food was excellent. Service was very good.

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HANNAHB
London
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious brunch and brilliant service. Highly recommend!

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vipBetterabar
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Very solid food in terms of flavor. Really good service. Great Value overall!

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JimOF
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

The food and service wasn't bad. It was cold and the heat lamps weren't close enough to the tables.

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vipCaseyS
New England
16 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience3

We waited a while before being greeted by our server, but other than that, food and drinks were delicious.

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LoganB
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very cute little place. Food and drinks were very good, our waiter was very attentive. Would definitely recommend

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vipMelissaS
New England
8 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a perfect experience. We sat outside and our server Laila was delightful. She made it look effortless as she went between her tables. We both had the kale and brussels sprout salad with an pouched egg on top...cooked perfectly. The owner came over and said hello and made us feel really special. It was a very nice day and we stayed for a few hours. At no point did they try and rush us out. They even sent a complimentary basked of pastries over. coffee was delicious too...although 3 cups was probably a lot! Great experience. I have been here for dinner and have used them for catering but never breakfast/brunch. Very high recommendations!

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ChrisO
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

A great place to grab breakfast and ease into the day. The downstairs area was a cozy spot to enjoy a great meal

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vipJosephG
New England
5 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Great vibe in the south end-great food, well priced.

JG
vipJillG
New England
3 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Went to the Buttery with 3 girlfriends to celebrate their birthdays. Jesse, our server and bartender was great! He was very attentive and made some delicious cocktails! It was a very relaxed environment.

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vipKayli
Central Coast
5 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Beautiful spot for brunch in the South End. Their biscuits are not to be missed! Homemade for our Eggs Benedict’s — we devoured.

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NatalieR
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

I ate outside and the traffic is minimal, the Fall weather was also very kind to us being warm. The food is pricey, but delicious! Also, the drinks are to die for.

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RichH
New England
3 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent home fries!!

NK
vipNelK
New England
3 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was excellent. Loved the bourbon/apple cider cocktail and the omelet was prepared perfectly.

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Freshstart
New England
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Though it was a chilly night, we enjoyed our night outside at South End Buttery. Food was delicious..wait staff was incredibly friendly and attentive. Can't wait to go back!

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yoghiglz
Mexico City
3 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2020
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
4 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2020
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 on October 24, 2020
Overall3food5service4ambience2

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

OT
OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience3

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

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
New England
7 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.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
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.

BN
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.

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 4.6 stars by 1921 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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