The Butcher Shop

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$30 and under
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Contemporary French / American


Inspired by the travels of Chef Barbra Lynch's travels throughout Europe, The Butcher Shop celebrates all that the old world boucheries of Europe had to offer. A combination of a full-service butcher shop and a wine bar, The Butcher Shop offers menus that both represent and celebrate Italian and French cuisine. While lunch and dinner specials change on a daily basis, some of the most well-known and loved dishes include terrines, steaks, antipasti and a selection of pasta.




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New England
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

It was great! Love the steak tar tar, it’s my go to!

LG
New England
20 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always an excellent meal. Save your money and go. This place is a treat!

BF
New England
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Lovely dinner. Great service.

DD
New England
7 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall2food5service1ambience2

We came here for an early New Year’s Eve dinner (5:45) and left disappointed. The service was atrocious—rushed courses and a lot of service misses. We were rushed through the entire dinner. We ordered the “large” charcuterie board with the foie gras supplement and told the server we would order our mains when it arrived. She immediately told us that we should order before that “because the kitchen gets busy.” The restaurant wasn’t even half full at the time. We followed her advice and ordered mains a few minutes later. The large charcuterie board came almost immediately. It really wasn’t that large and it arrived without the foie gras. We reminded her about the foie gras, which ended up arriving about 30 seconds before our mains. Adjacent tables were having similar problems with missed orders—two tables were joking with each other about it. The moment that either I or my partner finished a plate or a glass, the server swooped in to take it away (at this price point, you wait for the table to finish a course before whisking the plates away). The moment my partner took the last bite of his main, she took away the plate and handed us the dessert menu. She looked annoyed when I ordered tea, and she handed us the bill the moment she took away the last dessert plate. My credit card didn’t even hit the table before she grabbed it and rushed off! The food itself was excellent, but way overpriced! The $20 foie gras supplement had about a rounded tablespoon of the stuff. That, combined with the bad service and cramped seating made for an unforgettable night, but only in the worse way.

PM
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience2

This might have been the worst steak or meat restaurant I have ever been to. I should have left upon talking to the waitress that was very unhappy uninterested on any of my questions or request for recommendations. The food was horrible, service was even worst, I recommend you do not go here.

BL
New England
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and great service! Our server was very knowledgeable about the wine and provided a great recommendation. Make sure to call ahead for a reservation or be prepared to wait for a table / seat at the bar.

R
New England
12 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall3food5service2ambience5

As always, the food

t
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We absolutely loved the wine they paired with our steak. What a great experience!

D
New England
6 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience3

We went for dinner early on Saturday evening (6:00 pm). They were very accommodating with changing reservation from 5:15 to 6:00 and from 3 to 4 people. However, the table we had was very small for dinner, even for just 3 people.

The food was just okay. One person had the duck, it was so fatty, the waitress took it back and they removed it from the bill, they even added a special dessert. My sirloin was delicious but also fatty.

It could have been an off night but we certainly appreciated their apologies.

The food and wine are pricey. We will try once more to see if the quality is better.

OT
Key West
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambiance. Had a loud group next to us otherwise I'd say overall quieter. Really cool place and great food

ZF
New England
2 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The place was exactly as advertised. The service was attentive and helpful selecting a great wine within our price range ($60-70). My steak (16 oz. prime ribeye) was cooked a perfect rare with a nice outer crust. My girlfriend ordered the Tagliatelle Bolognese which she also enjoyed immensely. Overall an awesome experience and we hope to be back soon.

PB
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Hi: love Butcher Shop...especially tomato soup. Ravioli were hard on the edges...not perfect.
Wine and warm bread and butter also excellent.

LS
New England
2 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were on a "Barbara Lynch" weekend , visiting 5 of the restaurants in the "Company". The Butcher shop was outstanding! Taylor took awesome care of us, the food was outstanding and it had a warm, inviting, neighborhood feel. I wish I lived in Boston, The Butcher Shop would become our weekend brunch hot spot (or any other meal)….

SP
New England
13 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect - my date loved it

BT
New England
2 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience5

The service was a bit slow and the restaurant seemed understaffed. However the food completely made up for it and it was the best three course meal I have had in Boston. My new favorite restaurant in town!

HP
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly and prompt service. All the waitstaff were very knowledgeable regarding the extensive wine menu.

KG
New England
12 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We always enjoy our meals at The Butcher Shop, and the wine pairings are excellent!

JC
New England
6 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience3

The food was good but not excellent. Reviewers raved about the bolognese but it was a bit lacking and no where near as good as other highly rated restaurants. The rabbit lasagnette was good but was ground rabbit and not really detectable. Portions are extremely small and very pricey.
Valet took 1/2 hour to get our car.

EP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience3

The food was really not good this time. The Pasta was not salted at all, the stake was hard to eat and the eggplant was hard as well and not cooked through. We have been there several time but this time was very disappointing. The prices are too high for what is served. Abience is very nice though.

OT
New England
4 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

The food was okay and the service okay. This has been a great place to go to previously. Maybe this was just an off night

JG
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall1food1service4ambience3

our main course was served cold--we sent it back twice and on the 3rd attempt it was still bad.

OT
New England
2 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

👍🏼🙏🏼👏🏻🤙🏼 Awesome time

AG
New England
5 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I went in on Sunday night celebrating his new job! Our server took increible care of us and the food was top notch. Can't wait to get back there!

NK
New England
2 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My friend and I had another great time at The Butcher Shop. The bolognese is simply one of my favorite dishes of all time, as is the coconut cake. Even the bread is something to look forward to. MIchaela took great care of us and super-engaging and friendly.

OT
New England
2 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food was 100% amazing. We had the duck and prime sirloin. It will be hard to find a better prepared steak and fowl.

MB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall2food1service1ambience1

I had a 7:30 reservation and was really looking forward to it, got there 7:25 and was told there was only one table left and it was immediately next to the door. The waitress had very little interest in making us feel welcome, we ordered , received a cold entree of pork and never received one of our side dishes. Dessert was never offered........ it was very disappointing. The door kept being opened letting cold air in..... don’t go!

CZ
New England
13 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing wine selection and very delicious food.

a
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Small portions for the price, but quality over quantity. Super delicious spot!

F
New England
148 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

We had the Tuscan kale salad, which was very good and flavorful. Only beef was the paltry portion. Porcini Fagottini were underdone and really lacked the depth of flavor you would expect the ingredients to bring. Confit duck was excellent. Lovely bottle was the special of the day and delicious. My friends shared the 32 oz rib eye and ordered it med-rare. It arrived basically super rare/raw and had it fired some more. It was better but still very, very rare-not med-rare. Also, the cut of meat was really quite underwhelming. We are big Pat LaFrieda steak fans and this was so inferior and for $125 it was ridiculous. I'm all in favor of paying for a really good quality steak, but when it is never done quite the way you want and is not the best cut of meat, well I think that was a big downer for us all and would never order that again. I'd go back but stay away from the large beef.....

s
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

the place is adorable. wait staff attentive, wine list perfect. the tenderloin was ridiculously good. we came down from essex and will make the trip again soon!

JR
New England
4 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience5

We went there to celebrate our 10th anniversary. Upon sitting down, they brought us over a couple of glasses of sparkling wine wishing us a happy anniversary which was a very nice way to start the evening. The charcuterie board was delicious. The waiter was very helpful in helping select a wine to match my wife's taste. The main course was good although the kitchen was a little heavy handed with the salt in our opinion. Everything was quite salty. My tenderloin was cooked perfectly and was very delicious. My wife likes her steak well done and it took a second attempt (and they handled it very well offering to remove it from the bill although we refused to let them do so) to get it right but it was also a good cut of meat. Dessert was very good as well. Overall it was a very nice experience and a great anniversary dinner.

OT
Austin
15 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall4food3service3ambience4

We had a great time with friends. However I didn’t feel the meal lived up to the hype or the price tag. Steak tartare was fantastic. The Bolognese and steak were just okay, which is what they’re supposed to be known for. Also they don’t have a full bar. They have a few special cocktails but you can’t order a gin and tonic or bourbon on the rocks 🤷🏼‍♀️

VT
New England
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

For the price paid definitely not worth it. I ordered the $60 steak. it Was a combination of not tender (hard to cut) and too chewy, and as a result under cooked. That would have been ok had it been a properly aged steak but it clearly wasn’t. It was sadly clear that they did not give the protein it’s due diligence- and not worthy the $60. The salt crusting was tasty. Other than that the food was good but not particularly better than any other new American style restaurant. Service was ok, they tried to give us a horrible table by the prep station and were then relatively helpful. They certainly were nice and apologetic about the steak. We sent it back to be cooked more so that it was less tough.

g
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

We love the steak here, so good!
High tables are not very comfortable, especially with a little baby, but overall a fantastic place where we will love to go back!

KB
New England
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great -on par if not better than the big fancy steakhouses with a much nicer neighborhood atmosphere!

S
New England
41 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Loved the new windows fully opened to the street.

MK
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best dinner in Boston! Cool atmosphere but more importantly everything we had was a 10!

B
New England
4 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Butcher Shop is always amazing. Great cocktails and wine and the service is impeccable! Best steak tartare and the duck was to die for. Every time I go back, this place is better than the last.

s
New Orleans
7 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Amazing food, amazing wine, and really knowledgeable staff! We will definitely be back. The space is super intimate and has a strong emphasis on their wine bar and meat cuts. The perfect spot for after work drinks and charcuterie selections!

S
New England
11 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the butcher shop. We sat at the bar, windows and doors wide open on a beautiful summer evening. We ordered from the Dine out Boston menu and loved it all. Squash salad was delicious and sirloin was cooked to perfection. Nicholas at the bar was wonderful bartender and server. So jealous of folks who live in the South end and have incredible places like the Butcher shop right outside their doorstep!

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