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South End Buttery, Boston, MA

South End Buttery

4.6
4.6
2334 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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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 16 times today
Experiences are available.

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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary American, Tapas / Small Plates, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
  • Hours of operation
    Brunch Fri 11:00 am–3:00 pm Sat, Sun 9:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 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 website for our corporate catering menus or contact our catering manager, Siearra, 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
    Siearra Papuga: (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, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Salads, Steaks + Fish & Chips!

    $29.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    Join us Sundays through Thursdays for salad, steak and fish and chip specials! With endless fries and posh mushy peas how could you go wrong? Cocktail specials also available at bargain basement prices!
    Salads, Steaks + Fish & Chips! Photo

What 2,334 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

2,334 Reviews
  1. ArushiG

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Best chicken Parmesan I’ve ever had and service was just impeccable

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was incredible, waitstaff was attentive. Our table was awkwardly set in an alcove/hallway at the bottom of the stairs and was sequestered from the rest of the dining room, which was strange, but the food made our visit well worth it.

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  3. David

    Greater Boston

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great atmosphere! It was a nice neighborhood restaurant and experience.

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  4. Renomom

    Greater Boston

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Beautiful area, charming space, excellent menu and food.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We always have a great experience at the buttery. The best breakfast/brunch in Boston for sure. Dinner is also amazing! Props to the owner and the team of managers for the amazing job they do at this restaurant. I will be back soon!

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Omaha

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best breakfast in Boston! Love coming here and sitting outside in the summer

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  7. NConnolly

    Greater Boston

    28 reviews

    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on May 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Tasty and unique option for both drinks and food. Loved the cozy nook downstairs by the fireplace. Definitely a gem in the South End.

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  8. Newenglandgirl

    Greater Boston

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on May 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is a nice cozy spot with a great menu. Fun drinks list and wines, good variety and a few good vegetarian options. We’ve been here three or four times and if in the south end soon will be there again for sure.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 3, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    We were seated in a hallway, servers forgot special request made in advance

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A wonderful and quaint restaurant. We enjoyed our libations and our entrees were delish!

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The food is very good and the portion is also generous

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  12. andrew

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    as always, great service and food in a fun atmosphere, bloody mary's the best

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on April 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    I love eating here whenever I can. The food and service are always superb! I was surprisingly upgraded from a bar seat to a table since I was dining alone and wouldn’t be staying long. My waitress was warm & accommodating, subbing out my drink choice when I disliked the first one I ordered. Lovely Sunday brunch!

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  14. George

    Tallahassee

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on April 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food with really tasty appetizers at a good price

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  15. Bostondini

    Greater Boston

    15 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    South end buttery has some of the best french fries I have had in recent years. The ambience is intimate and the service is always responsive. In addition to a good quality meal, and their desserts are wonderful too.

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  16. primavera

    New York City

    39 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Last time I was here, in October, it was lovely. Delicious roast chicken, salad and wine. This time I had salmon that I would never order again, with greasy quinoa and asparagus, and strangely-flavored toppings. My dining companion received the wrong salad, so we waited for the right one to appear. There was no compensation in the bill.

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food and service! Small restaurant, not great for larger groups.

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  18. BostonGirl

    Greater Boston

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on April 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    South End buttery is truly a neighborhood gem. The four of us enjoyed a delicious dinner and cocktails. Highly recommend this lovely restaurant.

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  19. KimM

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Dined here for a double birthday and Easter celebration. The atmosphere was cozy and quiet as there were only 2 other tables of diners. Eclectic music selection which was fun. Food was amazing (Steak Frites, Calamari, Focaccia, Meatloaf). The service as very attentive without hovering. After dinner birthday cupcakes were brought to the table with relighting candles which was amusing to all. We did not have to ask for the cupcakes, I had only put it in the reservation comments so it was a nice surprise. We will definitely dine here again!

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  20. FalonF

    Greater Boston

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food and service were indeed excellent, but as a Boston local, the high prices were a major deterrent. Paying $11 for a cupcake and almost $30 per person for breakfast is quite steep, making it the most expensive breakfast I’ve encountered in quite sometime. Unfortunately, due to the pricing, I’m unlikely to return.

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Staff is very professional and attentive. Food is delicious. I have never had a bad experience. Thank you.

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  22. maryz

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Really good dinner here with friendly service! Atmosphere is really cozy and cute, perfect for a cold or rainy day. Find out boston menu was amazing value but regular menu pricing is also super fair for a spot in the South End.

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was excellent and the service was great. Will definitely be going back.

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    Very good food! Fresh and delicious. Waitress was extremely nice but overall service was very slow. The atmosphere was nice. Not much room between each customer and tables are small, that didn’t bother us but I know some would not like it. Will definitely return!

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I needed to feed 5 adults- 3 of whom are hard of hearing and one of whom is gluten free- on a Saturday. We have a budget and the seniors can't walk far or over wonky sidewalks. This place checked every box and the food was perfect!

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  26. Laura

    NW Territories

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food (sweet and savory) and cozy atmosphere.

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  27. Glenns

    Greater Boston

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 3, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Food just ok. Nothing special. Portions small. Overcooked

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  28. stacyK

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I dined at the South End Buttery last night with my husband and was thoroughly impressed with the experience from start to finish. The ambiance was inviting and cozy, perfect for a fun evening out. Our waiter Richard was incredibly attentive and knowledgeable, providing excellent recommendations and ensuring that every aspect of our meal was enjoyable. As for the food, the Fish & Chips were delicous and cooked to perfection, as were the fries:) We both had margaritas that were perfect to enjoy with our meal! Will definitely go back soon!

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I love to come here for brunch Everyone is so welcoming. I had pancakes, with a caramel latte. It was so delicious. I highly recommend this place for brunch

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  30. RWBOS

    Greater Boston

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and service. This place is real neighborhood gem.

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  31. GilGirl57

    Greater Boston

    22 reviews

    3.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    I want to love this place. It’s right in my neighborhood and it’s adorable. Somehow I always leave disappointed. The wait staff is barely ok (slightly gruff and seem annoyed) and food is delivered without removing plates already on table. Almost raw excessive amount of garlic on the brussel sprouts. Ordered Greek salad with salmon cooked very rare. Salmon arrived cooked all the way through. Salad was really uninspiring. I sooo want to love you, but I’m always disappointed.

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lives up to the name. The food was great and service was lovely. A bit pricey for the drinks but with a good amount of booze.

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  33. LisaL

    Greater Boston

    42 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Excellent burger. The room was super hot and humid with the fireplace. The service was seriously so so.The waiter seemed annoyed to be there. Annoying pay at the table with the machine system.

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  34. Aprivpilot

    Indiana

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Went on recommendation from a local for weekday brunch. We started with the ricotta fritters. They were good but more like donut holes than typical fritters. I ordered eggs benedict with ham and cheddar. Eggs were done perfectly. My wife ordered the Big Bowl fruit and granola with a side of sausage. It was excellent. We requested upstairs seating but were put in the basement. The basement was nicer than expected. Would go back. The 4 stars are due to the price being on the high side for brunch and the fact that our seating preference was ignored.

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing cocktails, The server was super nice and attentive Amazing experience, and service Highly recommended.

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  36. Laura

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Super cute coffee shop with a restaurant below. Cute ambiance, great menu, and yummy food.

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Every time we go to the Buttery we are never disappointed. Luis, our server was wonderful and attentive. I tried the breakfast torta for the first time and it was delicious! Highly recommend! Also, the scones and muffins in the bakery basket had amazing flavor and perfect texture. Can’t wait to go back!

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  38. DougS

    Greater Boston

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Tables are quite close together. Servers were friendly and helpful in explaining some of the descriptions on the menu.

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  39. Melly

    Greater Boston

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    It was a birthday dinner for our daughter. The food was really good. We enjoyed our night and they brought her a wonderful chocolate caramel cupcake for her birthday.

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was outstanding. Best meal I’ve had in a while!

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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 2334 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 16 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

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 Fri 11:00 am–3:00 pm Sat, Sun 9:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • 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, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, 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 website for our corporate catering menus or contact our catering manager, Siearra, 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
    Siearra Papuga: (617) 482-1015
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