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The Industry

3.9
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211 Reviews
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$30 and under
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American
The Industry restaurant, located in the heart of Adams Village, Dorchester, is the place that has it all! We take great pride in sharing our passion for food, drinks and enjoying time with family, friends, and colleagues. This warm and friendly restaurant features dark wood, rich tones, and plenty of light. A great place to sit, dine, and watch your favorite team!
The Industry can accommodate 150 guests, with a semi-private dining room to accommodate functions that can easily be reconfigured into a number of different arrangements to meet the needs of your event. Whether it’s a business meeting, private party, or family gathering, you will find we are committed to making your event a success!
We believe you will find the atmosphere inviting, the spirit generous, and the overall experience is one you won’t forget. Whatever you envision, we promise to work with you to ensure your event is a memorable time for you and your guests.

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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 211 people are saying
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3.9based on recent ratings
3.8
food
3.9
service
4.0
ambience
3.8
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68% of people would recommend it to a friend
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PaulineW
New England
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

A little noisy with the ITunes. Waitress was awesome!

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KerryR
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience3

It took 1 hour for our food to come out of the kitchen. We got there at 5 pm. The place was empty so we didnt know why the service was painfully slow. Food was ok. Drinks were good. Too loud however...music was blasting.

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ArielaE
New England
2 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience3

Our server was amazing! she was very attentive and such a sweet girl! the food was okay, i was expecting more out of the food, the drinks were great! the place is nice, parking was a little hard to find. Overall it was a good place, and i will be back.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it! Great food, atmosphere, super nice staff.

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DennaiT
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2020
Overall1food1service3ambience1

Food wasn’t good. And very expensive. Wide was enjoying hers until what she thought was a piece of pepper flew away from her plate.

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MelissaD
New England
2 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Went for brunch and it wasn't what I hoped for at all. Although waitstaff was friendly the service was slow and everything was just mediocre. 20 minutes for black coffee is unreasonable. Bloody Mary mix wasn't quite right, tasted like tomato juice with sad garnish not even a celery stick.

The restaurant was pretty empty so I don't think we can blame the experience on that it was too busy. I guess when I ordered an English muffin with my omelette and it was brought out to me without any butter and I was told there was no jelly in the restaurant that's when I made my decision that I won't be coming back.

I'm not too sure what the Industry needs but it needs some improvement. I have given it a fair shot in the last few weeks and each time I have been a bit more disappointed in the experience.

Best of luck

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FabienneV
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Big S/O to Marissa D & the rest of the staff🙌🏾, she was so nice, patience, & honest with us. It was our first time & definitely not the last 💯💯

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OpenTable Diner
New England
4 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall3food1service5ambience5

The location was beautiful and service was great but the food was not good and cold

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OpenTable Diner
New England
4 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Brunch date with the boyfriend. It was pretty quiet for Labor Day Weekend. It was almost empty inside..only 3 other couples. What we didn’t like is that the waitress took a long time to bring us condiments. I could understand if it were busy but it wasn’t. Other than that..the music was good. Food was delicious (I had the California Chicken Sandwich) and drinks were good as well.

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vipWoodenSpoons
New England
12 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience3

The restaurant was nice, spacious, and comfortable - but the lighting was too bright. Ambience would have been better if lights dimmed. Waiter was courteous, but new at his job, somewhat mousy and quiet, and was asking to clear our drink glasses and dinner plates even before we were done eating or drinking. He wasn't rude but I felt like he was hovering too much and wanted us out even though the dining room was empty. Food was delicious. We ordered calamari and the buffalo quesadillas as apps. Salmon and pasta dishes for dinner. Will give them another try again because food was worth it.

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SusanC
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience4

Drinks were good, food okay- salmon was overcooked and both salmon and potatoes were way too salty.

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DavidM
New England
5 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Was a nice night to eat outside. Food was very tasty. Service was good. Second time I’ve eaten here and I would highly recommend it.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience4

I went with my friends to celebrate my birthday here. The place was quiet on a Friday night, there was a large amount of staff. Besides the bar, we were two tables of maybe at most four or five other tables in restaurant. In the first five to ten minutes of the majority of us getting there, the staff was attentive and friendly, if not a bit distracted, but it went downhill from there.

The drinks took some time to come to the table. Before we ordered food, random food was given to our table by mistake . Then when food was placed in groups in which it was ordered, and came out staggered, not at all according to order or together. People that had ordered first waited longer for their food, besides us waiting a decent amount of timing for the food in the first place. Some of it was cold.

My friends ordered two shots just for me, and they never appeared at the table. When we tried to get the attention of staff for anything, they weren’t paying attention or were nowhere to be found. However, as I was the last one to leave, I heard the staff mention that there were shots that were never delivered sitting at the bar, and they agreed to take them for themselves. Overall. It was an average experience. We did like the atmosphere in the restaurant, but the service was lacking and if it wasn’t for us socializing with each other and keeping entertained, we would have been more dissatisfied because of how things were going.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
47 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Food & service were mediocre.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food great servive

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AprilP
New England
8 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

A little lax on mask wearing. We sat outdoors and the waitress had her mask around her chin or not over her nose most of the night. The food servers did wear masks properly.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2020
Overall5food3service4ambience4

Friendly service ☺️

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JenniferR
New England
8 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The outside patio was great! So much fun. The employees were awesome! Food was excellent! Thanks!!

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AndyLG
New England
2 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

The Industry had 4star quality food at 2-3 star restaurant prices. We loved that we could sit outdoors especially now with so many worries about the Coronavirus. The one down side is that the outdoor seating is right on Adams St in Dorchester in a fairly high traffic and noisy area. The restaurant did have a divider with planters on it at the end of the sidewalk are, but the main street side was only blocked by cement barriers. Perhaps they are or will consider putting up a prettier divider/barrier to the traffic. The food was truly delicious, especially the chicken wings and we will go back despite the ambience not being perfect.

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DavidG
New England
5 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

These people do a very good job, clean and good food. Waiters and waitresses very friendly service is tremendous. Nice atmosphere, roomy and relaxing. Job well done.

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EBFROGG
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience4

I liked the place and the service was good. Maybe we ordered the wrong thing, but I was very underwhelmed with my scallops an the apps we got. Not to say I wouldn't go back, but I'd probably stick to more bar food and apps next time around.

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vipBillA
New England
18 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience3

I'm not sure how to answer this I've been to the industry twice the first time the food and service were both very good. This time it was a Sunday evening, and the restaurant was not busy at all, yet I found that we were constantly wondering where our server was. While the steaks were good, the vegetable side was barely cooked, particularly the brussel sprouts. I give it a good rating, perhaps because the steak was slightly better than good and the vegetables worse. I can't really say if I will return.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Made a reservation for Valentine’s Day. Ended up at the worst table in the house ... right outside kitchen and bathrooms. Every waitstaff person had to walk by our table. Sautéed mushrooms were definitely not fresh and appeared to be from a can. Stuffed mushroom appetizer was the tiniest mushrooms I’ve ever seen ... I almost laughed. Steak tips smothered in not so tasty bbq sauce. Overpriced meal for what we received. Doubtful we will return. Unfortunately, one and done experience!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Kansas City
7 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Donna is an awesome hostess. Valentine’s Day so it was a prix-fixe menu and you can’t have it all, but it was a very good overall experience. We’ll be back.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

It was great. Family friendly

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GailJ
New England
3 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nicely prepared "comfort food" nothing outstanding but satisfying

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Ronan
New England
11 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Bad service- do t have your bar tender be the waitress any day but especially on Friday.

Food - not great. Grisly steak, under cooked chicken. Kids meal was even terrible


Value - 150 for 1 app, 2 adult entree and chicken nuggets with 2 glasses of wine. Had the food tasted amazing, maybe, honestly macdonalds would have been better.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall1food1service3ambience2

Food was bland and uninspired, but the manager was attentive and apologetic.

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vipHeidiT
New England
8 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Picked this place because I read they served brunch. Food was great. We had chicken and waffles and breakfast pizza. Delicious Bloody Mary too. Yumm!

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ToriB
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We sat down and waited as 4 different waiters walked by and did not acknowledge us. We sat there for 10 minutes with no service and walked out.

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vipDaleS
New England
26 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We thought the experience including the service, food, and cocktails met or exceeded our expectations. The hardest part was finding parking. Overall this is a good restaurant close enough that we will visit again.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Nashville
3 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Love the atmosphere and the staff. Salad was plain/bland (iceberg/carrots/cucumbers not for $9 and the Chicken Bruschetta meal had zero taste. Was hoping for more flavor/spices. Will go back and try a different meal because the staff was awesome and the other meals looked good!

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vipJosephK
New England
22 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Food, service and ambiance was excellent. Very classy establishment. Food was delicious, but not as described on the menu (curry chicken was supposed to have onions and peppers and fries with the rice, but no onions or peppers and salad instead of fries) but all was tasty and enjoyable.

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vipKathleenT
New England
7 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Second year in a row going for NYE....really great crowd. Great food and drinks; the servers passed out free champagne just before 7PM to toast Ireland's New Year celebration. Band came on around 8:30PM and there were free raffle tickets and prizes. Great night.

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vippatriciac
New England
177 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Our server, Kat was very good as was the food. We had opentable rewards and Donna the assistant manager went over and above to figure out how to redeem. The calamari app was plentiful and very good and the burger was big enough to share! My only complaint is the parking situation, not easy. But the atmosphere is energetic with a great bar scene and beer selection.

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vipTimothyH
Cincinnati
16 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

This was my second time having dinner here and pretty much my last time dining in. In my opinion, It’s not a place for people of color to frequent. The food is okay but yeah I’ve booked on open table and requested standard seating as opposed to high top seating and both times the place isn’t packed but I can’t get a regular seating. If you’re Irish catholic you’re going to be served how you’d like to be. I came with my mom’s on Mother’s Day and then on a date with my white boyfriend this time and that made no difference. Like I said the food is decent but if you’re a person of color you shouldn’t bother dining in.

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vipDeborahM
New England
3 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I loved it. Our waitress, Hannah, was extremely sweet and nice. Didn’t feel rushed. I would definitely recommend this place and would go back.

JD
JosephD
New England
15 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great meal. We could talk and be heard and the service was outstanding

JD
JosephD
New England
15 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The meal was delicious , the drinks were great as was the ambience

FAQs

The Industry does offer delivery in partnership with Caviar. The Industry also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (617) 297-9010.

The Industry is rated 3.9 stars by 211 OpenTable diners.

The Industry does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://swipeit.com/product/1593/the-industry.

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.