the gallows

4.6
278 Reviews
$30 and under
American

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The Gallows is a LOUD & WELCOMING hangout in the neck of Boston’s South End. We are an extension of your own kitchen, only better. Whether you want to stop by for a quick drink and a snack or stop in for a full meal from our weekly changing menu, the Gallows has a place for everyone. Simply put, our guests ask and we provide.
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JustinE
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was very fun, very loud, very delicious. The flavor and potlrtions of the food was divine and really made my m-i-l's birthday dinner a success! Too bad it was the last time that restaurants were open, but now we have the carefree memories forever.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Average all around. Went for Sunday brunch. Very loud space but cool decor

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Friends Bday brunch

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Ayzura
New England
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The truffle fries were the best I've had, and the burgers are some of the best in Boston.

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RussellD
New England
8 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Sazerac cocktail had no Pernod or absinthe wash. The poutine had little to no cheese curds or gravy. The fried pickles which had a decent flavor were limp not crisp. Total disappointment, a fellow foodie friend had recommended this restaurant. Too bad it fell flat.

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PeterB
New England
3 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went with my wife for the first time, and we loved it! We went during the brunch time, and got a Chicken and Pancakes, and the Sunrise Poutine! Great flavor! Great Atmosphere. Next stop Dinner time!!!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience5

We had the chicken and pancakes, the chicken had a great batter that was the perfect crunch. However the chicken it’s self was bland and the pancakes were flat.

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OlgaFawzy
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Bad fat food, I am sorry to say that. Reminded me some old sticky pub in Allston area. Invited friends from Providence for brunch and I was embarrassed for making this choice

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MaryA
New England
13 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

You have outdid yourself with the cocktail menu Gallows! Everything was delicious and everyone was so attentive and helpful. Thank you!

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AMul
New England
27 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Gallows is an awesome place for a delicious dinner and fantastic creative drinks. We went for a post-valentine's day dinner and it was fun and romantic. It is always energetic and feels like the place to be. We were able to sit and take our time and never felt rushed. It was a fantastic night with fantastic food.

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Billg
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Not sure, the burger and attention were from be, but nothing to write rave reviews about.

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vipKristenK
New England
6 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic as usual
Best apple endive salad and wonderful craft cocktails
Perfect service to cap off a terrific brunch

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was really great. Got a drinks while we waited for our table with no problem. Great cocktails. Our waiter was nice. The food came out so quickly and was amazing! We both had burgers and poutine and best food we had in Boston. Their desert was equally as great. I would highly recommend to anyone visiting Boston.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and burgers. We loved our service too

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DJ047
New England
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Very loud. Burgers were good. Poutine could have used more gravy and cheese. Our server didn't tell us our burgers came with fries (and the menu was not clear) and she let us order like 10 lbs of potatoes. A better server would have given us a heads up.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Food isn’t to die for, but very good, reliable spot

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JuliannaA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is incredible. The poutine was amazing.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious! The people in there were weird but the waitstaff was accommodating and pleasant! The ambiance is very nice, though the noise level is a bit high. The high ceilings and wood paneling makes for a very inviting yet unusually chic feel, our table had a great time!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
4 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Loved the classic poutine!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
13 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent excellent my only ever feedback on this single stalled restrooms don’t need to be gendered

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RichardW
New England
2 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

I and my dining companions had wonderful meals at The Gallows -- a fish dish, burger, and a pasta dish. As diverse as these dishes were, each was really delicious, well prepared, and presented exquisitely. Our waitress was really solicitous and didn't rush us (on a busy Saturday night). Drinks were mixed properly but served in kind of small glasses. It's a fun venue, but don't go for a quiet, romantic evening -- the noise level is off the charts -- but I'd definitely go back.

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vipILUVSTEAK
New England
21 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The weekend brunch was awesome. Try the Chicken and Pancakes you will not be disappointed.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
8 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was bar none the best burger I have ever had. The decor in this place is awesome too! Very fun date night, highly recommend.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
24 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and amazing service. Ambience is cool.

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Birthdaydinner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Fun place for Sunday brunch with friends ..
It was a bit loud but really liked the atmosphere ! Wait staff very attentive..
We stayed for a while and did not feel rushed

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DanielleB
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible food, delicious drinks, very cool ambience and mood. Great music of all different genres (kinda loud though). Great vibes

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SarahR
New England
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went to The Gallows for a NYE dinner with my boyfriend. The inside of the restaurant right off the bat is aesthetically pleasing, and the place is clean and super cool looking. The service we received we great, and we were never left waiting a long time to receive drinks, our food, etc. We both got the prime rib which was AMAZING and so delicious. Great date and a great place!

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vipLiisS
New England
4 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great service! My husband and I love going here because of the ambiance, drink/food menu.

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vipfatboy
New England
41 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Average. Nothing special

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The place was awesome. Loved the decor
The wait staff could not have been nicer
The food was excellent and I loved the cocktails
Would highly recommend this place. Will be back

JR
vipJRoss
New England
8 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Brunch with the teenage kids was a success. There was something for everyone and great drinks.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Visiting overall had a good experience

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MichelleS
New England
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food in a chic atmosphere. Will definitely return!

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vipbostonbrunching
New England
2 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

There was a special event at the bar that was extremely loud so unfortunately, the tables in the dining area had to talk loudly over that noise so the experience overall was quite noisy. The table next to us asked if the restaurant could turn down the music but they said no. The food was good but a little overpriced. I got the Gretchen Weiners drink which was yummy. Overall, I would go back but maybe not on a Friday night where it felt more like a college bar than a $50 pp restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service and great food.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a excellent evening with delicious food and fantastic service.

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vipNTown136
New England
32 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Interesting decor. Compact interior but seating did not feel cramped.
Noise level makes conversation challenging.
Food, drinks and service makes up for any shortcomings. Good mix of upscale gastropub foods with nicely prepared entrees- I had the gnocchi which was one of the best I’ve had even compared to Italian restaurants.
Cocktails and draft beer selection very creative/diverse.
Only one dessert (Stoners delight) but it’s a must.
Highly recommended.

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Gabe
Indiana
7 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Service was good. Food was also delicious. Had the humus burger and it was tasty and filling. If you don’t want a burger, the menu is pretty limited. Otherwise, good food!

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vipcyc3
New England
19 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Yes, I would definitely recommend to others, but they need to know the noise level is high. Not great for an intimate conversation.
But for a boozy lunch such as the one I enjoyed last weekend, it was perfect!

KB
KristinaB
New England
6 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was awesome! Not for someone on a diet but delicious. Bloody Mary’s were really good. Not cheap but it’s Boston so comparable to other restaurants with same quality food/service.

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the gallows is rated 4.6 stars by 278 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.