South End Buttery
- 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
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
2 poached eggs, buttery biscuit, hollandaise
nutella, cinnamon sugar
Steak & Eggs
2 eggs, grilled flat iron steak, salsa verde, home fries or mixed greens
This was our 2nd time here. Really good food & nice ambience located in a super charming part of Boston. We will be back for a 3rd time!
Our server Deanna was friendly and amazing.
Excellent good, service and ambiance! Will definitely revisit!
Absolutely favorite brunch (and possibly favorite meal in Boston). Such a cute neighborhood, amazing menu. Loved that the Brunch drink menu had more than just the standard mimosa and bloody mary. Highly recommend the bellini and adult coffee. The shareable "breakfast baked goods" basket with jam and butter is a must!
Excellent food staff and delicious food!!
Our party of 4 ate inside at high top table in bar area. It was actually rather quiet, despite all tables being full - as no one was sitting at the bar. Great spot, as we were able to look outside and enjoy a very cozy setting. We enjoyed the hummus and mussels for appetizers, and then burgers, meatloaf and skirt steak dinners -- all perfectly cooked and presented. Portions were good and left us all feeling satisfied - and not too full. Service was a bit slow, but staff was very friendly and didn't push us out after 90 mins (the advertised limit for staying at a table). We relaxed and were there for 2 hours. We would definitely come back - and would love to try brunch some time. Highly recommend.
Reasonable prices, good quality food, beautiful outdoor setting
Had a wonderfully delicious meal and service was excellent!
Great neighborhood restaurant. The food quality is always great, and the service always super kind and excellent. Another great meal at The Buttery.
Great outdoor dining space with heaters. Food was very good. Service was excellent.
The highlight of our meal was the pecorino truffle fries, which were incredibly crispy and flavorful! Overall, it was a great experience and the food was amazing.
The food was good but it took them 20 minutes to give us the table and extra 45 minutes to take our order.
Sat outside which was great except the fall warmth brought out the yellow jackets! Can’t believe they have only one coffee machine. Makes for big takeout cups which got cold quicker than I like.
Service was slow but good ambiance and food
Staff was friendly and helpful. We had the Buttery Breakfast with garlic parmesan fries and espresso drinks. Everything was fresh, made to order and delicious.
Food was ok but nothing special. I really dislike that they serve coffee in plastic cups for dine-in service - its very wasteful.
lovely cafe, the food was good. standard american type brunch menu.
The dessert menu was shocking limited and they closed very early. Not good despite the food being enjoyable and the serving being polite and caring.
My mom , a friend, and I had brunch to celebrate my birthday which was Saturday, 9/18. The restaurant was very busy. our server was lovely and our food was delicious and came out promptly without us feeling rushed.
Always great! Outdoor patio is very comfortable. Food delicious. Service great.
I really wanted to like this cafe. It’s tucked away in a more residential area and has outdoor seating. But I found the staff to be unpleasant and made me feel less than. I also thought the food was mediocre for the price and long wait times. And sad to say but pastries were not great. Boston has so many better bakeries! In addition, the menu was difficult to navigate considering where you were in the restaurant determined what menu you could order from. Reservations are a must here if you do decide to go. Or order ahead if you just want coffee and pastries.
This was our Anniversary brunch but we were made to go elsewhere :(
South End Buttery supposed to be a dog friendly place? Atleast that was our understanding. Disappointed with how the waitress communicated and interacted with us. There was no courtesy or willingness to help out to make sure we are seated properly so that our dog is not an hindrance to their other customer. We ended up finding another place nearby and drive there.
Very hard to find parking nearby.
The food is really good and creative. It is not a very welcoming place - maybe that is Boston. We haven’t lived here in 20 years. The host is pretty curt and wasn’t very kind to the woman ahead of us who wanted a highchair for her infant. It seemed that he was most focused on letting us know that we needed to leave our table in 90 minutes. I understand the need to turn over tables, but it’s breakfast food and it just doesn’t take that long. So he could lighten up and figure out a nicer way to deliver this message. Just started the meal with a strange vibe. Our server was nice but what breakfast place doesn’t refill your coffee? We learned this after the table next to us was admonished for asking. So overall, great food but the staff could use some lessons in grace.
We always love buttery!
Food was room temperature, bordering on cold. Under-staffed resulted in long delays to get a simple cup of coffee, and refills are no longer a thing. So a second cup results in a charge and a new to-go cup and lid (not very eco). Then, add a tapping dog thanks to an owner who tethered it to a lamppost while she ran into the bakery to get a cuppa joe? It was difficult to have a conversation with my friend.
Usually the Buttery is top-notch. This felt like an off day, but it will be awhile before I go back.
Breakfast is well worth the trip and cost. One of my favorite Boston restaurants. I highly recommend.
Two eggs with pancakes is one of the best combinations for brunch, and the Buttery makes excellent pancakes.
Awesome brunch and staff
went for a birthday dinner and it was pretty nice. Two other tables were also celebrating. Was a bit loud but still a great time. The spaces was a bit small (we went down the stairs to this cool ambience)
Get food and beautiful building.
Great food, great menu, lovely people but slow service, especially for bar service. Shouldn’t take 20+ minutes to get your first drink.
Staff was friendly and upbeat. I was even moved outside at my request even though there were no tables available initially. The problem outside were flies. Tiki torches or spraying for bugs would be a good idea. I feel like service was very good but also a little slow.
the food was so good, nice outside dining, our server was delightful
Great meal. We sat outside which was nice and the food was excellent. Will be back.
Went to brunch on a Sunday and had a great time. We were seated outside which was perfect. The smoked salmon and ricotta fritters are delicious!
We booked an outdoor table but when we showed up they said there were none available. Very frustrating given we planned ahead and specifically requested to be outside.
Wonderful brunch with nice outdoor seating. The tables were a little too close together for me, but otherwise it was a great place to be on a sunny Sunday!
The food and ambiance are delightful! I would definitely recommend it for brunch.
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.
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 2017 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.