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South End Buttery

1544 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
Top Tags:
  • Cozy
  • Great for Brunch
  • Neighborhood Gem
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!
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Contemporary American, Tapas / Small Plates, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
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Hours of operation
Sat, Sun 9:00 am–3:00 pm
Daily 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
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Phone number
(617) 482-0711
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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We cater home and office events 7 days of the week. Check out our web site for our corporate catering menus or contact our catering manager at
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Cross street
Union Park Street
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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.
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Public transit
Back Bay Orange Line -- 5 minute walk
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Special events & promotions
Our cafe can accommodate up to 22 guests for a sit-down dinner or 30-35 for a cocktail party. Our downstairs dining room can accommodate 30-35 guests for s private seated dinner. Because we are a small restaurant, we require a fixed rate per guest to offer your party our dining space for an entire evening, depending on the day of the week booked. We offer a full bar and customized menus for special events based on our seasonal offerings. Please call for details.
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Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Delivery, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 1544 People Are Saying
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4.6  based on recent ratings
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (New England)
4.0  Dined 7 days ago

Cramped for brunch. Our food order got overlooked so it took 45 minutes to get breakfast. Food was delicious but our silverware and cups were all dirty which was easily the worst part.

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined 7 days ago

Food was amazing and the restaurant is cozy. Very romantic.

RyanF (New England)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Had a great Valentine’s Day dinner. Food was amazing. We had a great glass of wine and we’ll definitely be back.

AaronT (New England)
4.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

The downstairs area of the restaurant is very cool (as is the upstairs area). Food and ambiance is great, the downside was that it seemed the waiter may have had too many tables to take care of (reading previous reviews, seems to be common).

vipOpenTable Diner (New England)
4.0  Dined on February 11, 2018

Overall great. Ice tea was tasteless

Tara5284 (New England)
5.0  Dined on February 11, 2018

This is my go-to spot for guests visiting Boston. They have never disappointed in the seven years I have been going here. The eggs benedict, pancakes and french toast are the best! Great cocktails too. Make reservations days in advance. It's a small place so the tables are quite cozy. However, once you get your food, that's all you can focus on! Worth the prices!

OpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  Dined on February 11, 2018

I was expecting to sit in the small space I saw thru the windows. I was pleasantly surprised when there was a whole downstairs full of tables and a fireplace! Yummy food. Wished I could have eaten more off the menu. My cappuccino was large n yummy, and hubby's oj was refreshing.

Richard16 (New England)
4.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Three of us dined and it was delightful. My hanger steak was seasoned and cooked perfectly, and definitely try the salted caramel cupcake for dessert! Our waitress was really personable but seemed frazzled, but we got what we ordered in the right amount of time, so ultimately it was fine. I'll definitely go back.

OpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

One of the best brunches we’ve had in Boston. I got their breakfast sandwich and my husband got the pancakes. Both were incredible.

OpenTable Diner (New England)
3.0  Dined on February 4, 2018

I really wanted to like this place. Super cute looking, but the seating downstairs is really tight so my husband and I were elbow to elbow with another couple. The service was great! But the food portions are pathetic. My husband got Huervos Rancheros and when they brought it out I almost laughed. The portion size was very small and the price was $14 (for maybe $2 worth of food) so I guess you're paying for the location. He also said it wasn't very tasty. I got the french toast (2 slices). It was yummy but I gave a piece to my husband whose meal was tiny, and honestly, we both left hungry. Our meal came to $37 (not including tip) together for two coffee's and two food plates. We left pretty disappointed.

OpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  Dined on January 28, 2018

Friendly staff and great bartender on Sunday brunch!

vipAFunBrunch (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on January 28, 2018

Met a friend there for brunch. We had 1:30 reservations and they were able to seat us promptly even though they initially warned us that they were 15 to 20 minutes behind. The brunch menu is a great selection of items both mains and small eats. We shared their pastry basket which was a good start for two and could be a meal for one. I had the eggs benedict with ham and cheddar. Came out promptly though the eggs were done "harder" than I would have expected. Was in the downstairs room which is tight space and can get noisy. Over all a pleasant dining experience, a popular neighborhood spot and would definitely go back.

vipOpenTable Diner (New England)
3.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

The downstairs is extremely loud and service is slow on Saturday brunch.

OpenTable Diner (New England)
4.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

Cute little place. Tables are very close together so not great for an intimate dinner but good for a yummy meal!

OpenTable Diner (New England)
3.0  Dined on January 26, 2018

Normally good comfort food, but this night the burgers we're overcooked and dry and the parm had much too much garlic. Disappointing.