South End Buttery

4.5
1777 reviews
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$30 and under
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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!

Specials

BRUNCH MONDAY APRIL 15!

Join us for Brunch from 9:00am - 3:00pm on Monday April 15!

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: April 15, 2019

Ends: April 16, 2118

Availability: Mon-Thu 9:00AM-3:00PM

What 1777 People Are Saying
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OT
New England
2 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 5ambience 3

Customer service was top-notched! Love the waitress! But I went for the food! And the food did not meet expectations. Pancake was dry; it’s used to be super buttery! My egg Benedict made me very sad. The egg Benedict was served cold. Super disappointed, prob wouldn’t go again.

VL
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We loved eating outside! Service was quick and food delicious!

E
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was good, and the cocktails were excellent. The server liked to chat about upcoming drinks on the menu. Overall a really nice experience and I look forward to visiting again.

JE
New England
8 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Cute, simple brunch spot. Downstairs is very comfortable. The noise can get a little out of hand given that it's a pretty small space, but overall a good experience. Will certainly be back!

OT
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Food was amazing, service was a tiny bit slow, but the place was packed so that’s understandable. Overall it was a great experience! Would love to go for other meals and try the cocktails.

JM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Okay - but pricey for food that was a little too sweet or too salty. Pancakes were not very good.

OT
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere and amazing food! This was our first time here and we were very impressed!

P
New England
5 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great experience. Room was a bit too cold and waitress kept trying to adjust it. Other than that, everything was great.

VC
Portland
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the Buttery for brunch with friends. Highly recommend the grilled cheese (from the cafe menu) or the mushroom and cheese omelet (from the restaurant menu). We also enjoyed a bottle of sparkling rose that was delicious!

d
New England
22 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

I have been to this restaurant twice for brunch and once for dinner. I really enjoy this restaurant and the food is very good. But if noise bothers you brunch was extremely loud. It's a small cute room but terrible acoustics. Dinner was completely different as we were the only ones in the room and 6:30 with one more table at 7 on a Saturday night.

F
New England
11 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

We haven’t been to The Buttery for couple of years because the last time we went the service was awful and the food was blah. Nothing has changed.

RG
New England
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2019
Overall 2food 5service 1ambience 2

So..... arrived 1:15 before a 7:30 play, explained to waiter we needed to be on out way 7:15. Waiter takes order. We are patient, enjoying conversation when an hour later manager appears asking what we ordered. Order had disappeared and we now need to leave in 20 minutes. To there credit, kitchen put our food together 15 minutes, food delicious from an inhaling it perspective. Comped us on appetizers and drinks, though should have been a complete freebee.

So hard to really evaluate the restaurant.

CK
New England
24 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The food was excellent, like it always is, the place is very cute and in a great location. Will definitely recommend it.

d
New England
23 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Had a wonderful pre theater meal with family of varying ages. The roasted brussels sprouts were enjoyed by all. Menu accommodated seafood lovers and vegetarians. Enjoyed salads with interesting combos, fish and great fries. Atmosphere is cozy downstairs. Great server.

JM
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food, reasonable prices. The service was fast and the music was great.

PR
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great breakfast. Sidewalk seating definitely superior but the interior lower level is still quite nice. Great value. Very good pastries.

KM
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food, service, atmosphere always too notch. Best brunch in Boston

OT
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Inexperienced wait staff
Unable to describe certain menu items
Unclear about tequila choices for margaritas- pulled up pictures of the various tequila choices on cell phone!
Pleasant waitstaff- just “green”- needs some experience
Food was excellent
Downstairs for dinner is the location to be

j
New England
6 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 1

The noise level caused by the volume of conversations in the cafe made the enjoyment of the meal unbearable. We will not return.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

Food was okay, servers seemed to be in a rush to usher people out the door. High top tables were too close together.

GI
New England
2 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Excellent Service, even as the restaurant became more packed closer to 12pm. Only complaints is that it was a little cramped, and my french toast was a little overdone. I would go back again, but probably not order the french toast again.

OT
New England
6 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

The food was great as always, service was a bit slow and the bar wasn’t able to make every drink we asked for but overall it was a good experience. We will be back!

AT
New England
5 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The occasion was a reunion with a longtime friend and we had a lovely dinner near the fireplace. It was a Tuesday night so not very busy. The music was a bit loud at first but the waitress graciously turned it down so we could talk. The food was just right and the price points very appropriate. We’ve been several times over the years and will continue to keep the battery in mind.

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Food was great!

T
New England
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Pancakes and eggs were over cooked. Service was also slow, had to ask for the same thing a few times before we got them. I’ve had better experiences in the past, was disappointed today.

SE
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

New wait staff was gracious but inefficient; music long in the tooth, but the food was - as always - very good.

ST
New England
9 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 2

The food seemed reheated (pancakes, scrambled eggs) The high top tables were close together so that when the server was talking to another table next to ours, her hair was on our table. I really do enjoy going to the Buttery, so I just wanted to make this known so that you all can consider this. Thank you.

TB
Savannah
33 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

A very busy Mother's Day brunch. Rachel, our server, did a wonderful job. Even with lots of people and big parties, she was friendly and attentive. Food and drinks came out quickly. Everything prepared just as it should have been.

AF
New England
16 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great Mother's day brunch!!

CS
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Quaint place with great food. I went on mother’s day and was pleasantly surprised. The food was great, lite jazz playing in the background, 3 different mimosas to choose from. Who could ask for anything more!!! Great experience

JD
New England
3 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

This was for breakfast on Mother's Day. No salt and pepper on the table. Hard to get a coffee refill and expensive for a few eggs and 2 slices of salmon plus 2 pieces of french toast. I have eaten here before and it was a good experience. This was not.

BJ
New England
5 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 2food 5service 1ambience 2

Food took way too long. Waitress was very inexperienced and awkward.

EP
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our experience was delightful! Our waitress was attentive without being overbearing and her recommendations were spot-on! We had the Brussels sprouts for starter and they were delectable... even to those who usually don’t care for them! Everyone’s entree was absolutely delicious! Can’t wait to return!

KP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food never ever disappoints - it’s fabulous!

Waiters are always pleasant and accommodating.

AS
New England
2 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Tiny and lively place, gets little noisy in the basement dining area. It was little bit of a wait for the drinks and food, and no bread was offered. Yet, the staff was friendly and helpful, service was pretty seamless with no annoying interruptions as sometimes happens. Both steak and salmon were delicious, and the fries are just excellent - hard not to finish them all!

m
New England
11 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I always love this place. It is so comfortable and the food is amazing. Wait staff is spectacular

DD
New England
20 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We are regulars and are never disappointed. Great food, attentive service! Neighborhood gem.

SG
Baltimore
8 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a pleasant surprise! I was unsure of what to expect but the food and service were great. I wish I had known that there were two locations - I was slowed down by this but eventually arrived at the right place in time for our reservation! Thanks Joe!

VH
New England
2 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

We had to wait a bit, despite our reservation. There was a cold breeze blowing on our table. The staff is extremely nice & they play good tunes. The salad was great, but the avocado toast lacked flavor. The crabmeat served with it was cold too. Biggest disappointment was that they were out of their signature cupcakes. The other desserts were good though.

CH
New York Area
48 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday dinner! Loved the burrata and salmon. Hummus looked good. Cocktails are excellent. Serenity sling and the grapefruit drink were good. Loved the fireplace too!

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