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The Butcher Shop

4.6
231 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary French / American
Perfect For:
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date


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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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Contemporary French / American, Italian, Steak
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Hours of operation
Daily: 11:30am – 11:00pm;

Butcher Shop:
Monday –Thursday: 11:30pm –8:00pm;
Friday – Saturday: 11:30pm – 6:00pm;
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Phone number
(617) 423-4800
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Barbara Lynch
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Waltham and Tremont
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Parking details
Valet Parking available across the street from our restaurant on Tremont Street at the Clarendon Street intersection starting at 5 PM daily.
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Public transit
Purple or Orange Line to Back Bay Station
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Additional
Bar Dining, Beer, Non-Smoking, View, Wine

Private Dining

Celebrating a special event at The Butcher Shop is a fun and unique way to wow your guests . We are happy to accommodate either lunch or dinner events. Our dining room is ideally suited for reception-style events but different formats are available to suit your groups style and taste.

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Sun 5:00PM - 9:00PM
Mon 12:00PM - 1:00PM 1:15PM - 3:00PM 5:00PM - 9:00PM
Tue - Fri 12:00PM - 1:00PM 1:15PM - 3:00PM

What 231 People Are Saying
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4.5
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4.3
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4.0
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84% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Wonderful meal. My husband had the ribeye and I had the duck. Both were delicious. Our sever was knowledgeable and attentive but not overly so. As a gluten free diner, I was impressed with the gf brioche served before our starters.

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

The staff was super friendly and knowable of the food/wine. Everything was extremely delicious. It was also my bfs birthday and they brought out a dessert for us. We had a great experience and will definitely be back!!!

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5.0Dined on April 4, 2018

Amazing meats and good ambiance. I highly recommend this restaurant.

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

It's worth the money! We sat at the bar, they were a little short staffed but the food is AMAZING!!!!

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4.0Dined on March 28, 2018

The experience generally was very nice. Food for Dine Out Boston was good. The only qualm is that the location is very cramped which limits the size of the parties wishing to dine there in addition to increasing the noise level since everyone is closer together.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Never disappointed. Great food, great wines, great beer...big fan of thr Butcher Shop.

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4.0Dined on March 23, 2018

The waiter at the bar was outstanding. Excellent recommendations and excellent attention to detail. It was a very busy night during restaurant week and I could tell the staff on the whole seemed a bit rattled from all the reservations. At one point a food runner brought us dessert before our entrees had arrived. Not a big deal, but it just showed they were a bit flustered with the crowd of people that all streamed in around the same time. Overall, we really enjoyed the food and drinks and had a great time. We would happily return to dine here another time.

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3.0Dined on March 22, 2018

We went for restaurant week. Menu was very limited. Appetizers were excellent, as was the steak. My husband ordered the sausages. They came with a bit of mustard and nothing else. He had to ask for bread. He liked the sausages but he would have preferred to get some pickles or even some potatoes. Dessert was so-so
On a Thursday It was very noisy but the wait staff kept everyone happy. Excellent wait staff.

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4.0Dined on March 21, 2018

I really like Butcher Shop but the lack of low tables is an issue. I am not able to sit comfortably at high top tables and that is all they offer. If not for that I would visit more often.

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3.0Dined on March 20, 2018

A few friends and I went for Restaurant Week - two of us got the RW menu and the other two did not. Both RW orders started with the Salumi Board and ended with the profiteroles- both very underwhelming. One RW order got the sirloin which was delicious and a good portion. The other was the sausage plate which was a lot of meat but no sides which was a bit odd. We also ordered the cheese plate, lamb and Brussels for the table. Cheese plate was pretty blah - go across the street to Barcelona if you want some food cheese. Brussels were yummy but nothing special. Lamb was good but, in my opinion, not worth it for $48. If I had ordered that as my main course I would have been fairly disappointed.

Ambiance was nice, cocktails were fine (cocktail menu was good but the results were just okay) and service was good. Not sure I’d go back.

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4.0Dined on March 19, 2018

Drinks are reasonable. Portions are decent, but run small on some items. Sirloin was not as good as expected. Beet salad was delicious.

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5.0Dined on March 13, 2018

Great steak. Interesting sides. Liked the entire experience except the staff.

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5.0Dined on March 6, 2018

nice surprise find and the food it good!
I enjoyed the meat selection there. They have very good honey for the bread too

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4.0Dined on March 5, 2018

Great steak selection with a decent wine list as well. The aged meats and pate were particularly great, even better than the main course to be fair! Would recommend for a relaxed atmosphere and unassuming occasion for the meat lover.

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4.0Dined on March 3, 2018

The Butcher Shop never disappoints. There is something exquisite about a Saturday afternoon lunch spent there sitting at the bar. The wine choices are excellent, the food choices always seem just right. It feels as if everything is carefully chosen and prepared without being fussy in the least. The dishes are ones you know yet somehow different and better than you have had before. Highly recommend their charcuterie of course but also the veal tonnato. A real treat.

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5.0Dined on February 28, 2018

Fantastic. Service and food were both fresh and enjoyable.

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5.0Dined on February 26, 2018

Beautiful interior, delightful service and food prepared with care and attention to detail. Great place.

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3.0Dined on February 24, 2018

We had long thought to visit this restaurant so we did. We had high expectations as the restaurants name drives standards for real good meet. We were disappointed to the quality of food. This is not meet lovers standard. Sausage board was just not good enough. We eaten much better in restaurants around Boston, Brookline and Waltham offering good selection of meats on boards and other small plates.

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5.0Dined on February 23, 2018

Very good meal, nice wine selection—- the appetizers were amazing as was the duck, my 16 oz dry aged sirloin was over cooked— asked for medium rare def got medium or better. Normally that is not something I fret about but at $75 a steak it should be perfect. We will return as any kitchen can miss one meal — everyone else’s was perfect and the service was very friendly. A bit cramped at the tables but that’s part of the space.

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

Great, intimate atmosphere. Casual but special. Super friendly service - great passion and knowledge about the wine and food. Amazing old world wine selection and delicious food. We had a great time and will definitely go back!

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3.0Dined on February 16, 2018

The food was good. The service was... meh. Out with my teenage son for a rare father son dinner. It was a brisk 35 degrees out and they sat us next to the door. When I say next to the door, I mean so close that I could reach out and close it every time the cold wind blew it open - which was often. So we ate with our coats on. Not a big deal but would have been nice if the wait staff at least acknowledge the situation. Maybe a “sorry about the breeze” or “is this table okay - would you like to wait for another to open”. Frankly any contact other than the zero times someone stopped by the table in the one hour it took to order and get food. Lots of love though when the check came - nothing in the way of thanks for pushing the door closed and keeping the other diners cozy. How about desert or coffee. No,more like, oh your done, here is the check. Are you guys from here etc. You know, the standard subliminal tip bait connecting you get at much cheaper joints. Any way, good food but didn’t plot well on the expense to enjoyment curve. Maybe surely and aloof with a touch of frostbite is their thing.

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4.0Dined on February 9, 2018

Food is outstanding. Worth a splurge when we can do so. Pasta bolognese is fabulous (small bowl of it, but SO delicious, and I'll take smaller but better anytime!) and the duck was salty good. Steak tartare is not to be missed! And what a fun atmosphere. This is one of my favorite spots in Boston.

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5.0Dined on February 5, 2018

Great food and pate and terrine. Have the dessert as well.

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5.0Dined on January 26, 2018

Awesome restaurant. The people are so friendly. The food is terrific --- this is now my favorite restaurant in Boston!

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3.0Dined on January 22, 2018

I enjoyed this small quaint experience. The waitress was very helpful in guiding us on the menu.

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5.0Dined on January 18, 2018

Great food and wine. Sausage board is heavenly. Will be back.

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4.0Dined on January 17, 2018

Odd seating distribution but excellent meat and friendly service

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2.0Dined on January 14, 2018

Having heard Barbara Lynch's reputation we were most eager to visit The Butcher with family. The very small space is jammed with tables that should be two tops set for 4. The 4 of us could not have a bread plate and entre plate with a wine glass on the table at once. We had to put water glasses on the window ledge. The food was fine but not unusual or outstanding. The wait staff worked well through the tight spaces and were friendly. All in all we were disappointed. Having said all that we had a great time one afternoon at her B&G Oysters across the street and would go there again.

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5.0Dined on January 14, 2018

Truly amazing place with outstanding food and welcoming staff. Perfect for a date or a night with close friends.

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5.0Dined on January 13, 2018

The Butcher Shop was a great spot for delicious food and cocktails. Great charcuterie selection to start the dinner, amazing entrees, and fun cocktails. Ambiance was inviting and cozy. Would recommend for a nice date or special occassion. Smaller place, so best for small groups.

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3.0Dined on January 12, 2018

Funky, charming in its eclectic ambiance. Steak to die for!! Such a great place before running over to the Calderwood theater!

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4.0Dined on December 30, 2017

We had a great time at Butcher Shop. I'd been before but I made sure to make a reservation this time because there's usually a line and the restaurant is small. Awesome bolognese and lamb dishes and solid Belgian beer selections. Everything's fresh and the wait staff is friendly and very thorough. Definitely recommend.

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5.0Dined on December 29, 2017

Excellent meal! My son and husband had ribeye and filet, which were tender and prepared excellently! I had the burkshire pork, which was equally as delicious! Excellent service! Highly recommend!

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4.0Dined on December 22, 2017

Food and wine parings are always spot on. With the winter and all the coats the tables become quite crowded

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5.0Dined on December 21, 2017

Terrific place. Great setting, quality food and a great selection of cheeses and wine. Only criticism: coconut cake was dry and fairly tasteless. Other than that, a terrific evening.

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4.0Dined on December 15, 2017

Food is awesome. Service is a little snooty.

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5.0Dined on December 13, 2017

This is one of my favorite spots to go when in Boston. Food is incredible.

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4.0Dined on December 10, 2017

Butcher Shop for a Sunday lunch is terrific. Highly recommend the steak and eggs as well as the burger. Seating is all stool height so not great for elderly or the very young and the restroom is in the basement. However, for a tiny neighborhood shop they sure do know their meat and its delicious.

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5.0Dined on December 9, 2017

They never fail to impress... but man the prices are even higher

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4.0Dined on December 9, 2017

Always a great spot but value of food is very high versus current markets on related products. The charcuterie platter we ordered only had Mortadella and a Salami and for $26 was expecting more meats and at least a prosciutto or speck. I ordered the 16 oz. dry aged NY Strip which was cooked perfectly but for $75 the current markets don't call for a cut like this to be priced as high. Overall was kinda disappointed since my first visit there was outstanding. I would go again but the South End of Boston does have a lot of restaurants which I want to try so The Butcher Shop may have to wait until I get back there.

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