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The Playwright

4.6
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40 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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American
We are so excited to be back! The Playwright is now open 7 days a week for indoor and outdoor dining. We are currently taking reservations for inside the restaurant, our front patio and our all new beer garden! All reservations are on a first come, first serve basis based on availability. Currently, due to state guidelines, party sizes are limited to no more than six guests. We do our best to accommodate all guest requests, but we cannot guarantee any and all seating requests. OpenTable will have the most up to date availability when making a reservation. We look forward to seeing you soon!

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Clean menu provided to every guest
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • 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 40 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.4
food
4.3
service
4.4
ambience
4.4
value
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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LIZZA
New England
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

buffalo chicken benedict is a MUST! The new back patio is super cute and a great spot to hang.

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vipashley1234
New England
10 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Love the outdoor space! Our initial drinks took way too long to get to us, but once they did everything flowed just fine. Food was good! Menu is very simple but it gets the job done. Thank you!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ate at the back patio and absolutely loved it. Such a cute spot with a good amount of space and great decor. The new menu was great, food was delicious and served fresh! One complaint was the mixed drinks tasted like they had 0 alcohol in them. Next time, probably sticking with canned drinks.

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Lala
New England
20 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience1

Interior was dingy, depressing.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Getting to know the people that work there making new friends and it seems like I never have a problem getting a table

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

Awesome place

MF
vipMeghanF
New England
29 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall2food3service3ambience4

Overall a fun place to go with a group of friends for drinks and apps. Would NOT recommend trying to make a reservation when the Patriots play. Was booted out of my own reservation because they overbooked and never said a word to me prior to canceling the reservation.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I come almost every weekend for brunch. If you want a more personal setting I recommend and early morning reservation. Later in the afternoon it gets wicked crowded and loud still a great atmosphere. Great drink menu and something to cater to eveyones tasteuds.

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Jjjjlll
New England
2 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience3

If you're going for just drinks maybe this is the place for you, if youre going for brunch, the food is subpar and came out cold, leathery and disappointing. this is our 2nd time there and the first time was so great, amazing food and coffee but today was pretty underwhelming.

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vipScottP
New England
17 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall1food2service4ambience1

Very LOUD! Not a great place for dinner. More of a sports bar.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love it here!!!

JM
JenniferM
New England
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for brunch! Would love to get the mimosa tower next time!

JM
JenniferM
New England
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff was excellent and the food was delicious.

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ChrisS
New England
14 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great place, love the ambiance, very young crowd. Only had dip and chips.

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SherryC
New England
3 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Brunch.. Coffee fair, breakfast burrito was sent back..And I love a good breakfast burrito..And I am pretty easy when it comes to brunch.. Tortilla was dry, hard, cold. Requested Crispy Bacon and Avocado as additions to the Burrito.. The menu even calls it "Crispy Bacon".. So the bacon was not crispy.. at all...so that ended the burrito experience. No avocado, but guac on the side..The waitress recommended the french toast and pancakes.. we didn't listen. Service was slowwwww and there were about 8 people there.. In all fairness, didn't try some of the more original items, but seriously, really have to get the basics down .. Staff was great and very nice. Took the Burrito off the bill.

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vipFriendlyDiner
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall1food2service2ambience1

The food was mediocre and the service slow. Drinks were good and the only thing half decent about the place. What really killed it was the manager refused to accept my OpenTable dining reward, even though they clearly accept OpenTable reservations and rewards. The manager was unwilling to discuss as “he’d never come across it before”. Whatever, I’ll take my business elsewhere...

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall3food5service3ambience3

Service was great, food was slow. SO LOUD and trying to find the balance between bar and restaurant.

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FrankT
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is great big TVs World Series looks good you should go fun

JP
JodiP
New England
5 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great, lively brunch spot and fun location for watching football. Meal wasn't anything special but it was totally fine brunch food. Bloody Mary was awesome though.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
4 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall3food2service4ambience5

Went here for game night. Great atmosphere with high energy and efficient service. Food was ok.

CO
vipCaitlinO
New England
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall2food2service1ambience3

Server was notified of an allergy twice (before and after ordering), still served the meal with said allergen, took it back without saying a word, and then tried to double charge for that meal. Once we brought that to his attention, he responded rudely and brought a new check, still charging for the meal with the allergen.

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vipClaireN
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank the lord it’s back! Total neighbourhood gem.

MF
vipMeghanF
New England
29 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2018
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Fun environment with a young crowd. Hard to do dinner with families there as the music and crowd become loud. Food is very good though!

RB
vipRadhikaB
New England
2 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2018
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great experience! Food was decent, drinks were excellent

SK
vipSeiviK
New England
6 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I can’t believe I lived in South Boston when the Punk and Poet opened and never went there. I had to move out to finally go to brunch and it was all worth it! The food was great, especially the French toast!

OT
OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on May 20, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great!

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Stephanie
1 review
Dined on May 20, 2018
Overall1food1service2ambience2

Food was very poor...both mine and my friends eggs were not cooked and the other guest's burger was dry and tasteless. The potatoes were cold and I didn't even touch the mimosa after 1 sip it was just awful. Table was sticky and plate had previous dirt/dry food on it. The coffee was good though.

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vipKrys
New England
9 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2018
Overall5food5service4ambience5

the French toast was delicious and great selection of beverages to choose from

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vipTalula
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to go for 'girls' night. The fried chicken with mac & cheese was out of this world. Plan to go back soon.

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homewench
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Make sure to get the potato bombs. Truly enjoyed my meal as did my friend. I had a variation of croque monsieur and she had corned beef hash. Delicious virgin mary.

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somewhatawriter
1 review
Dined on April 15, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a small get together for Brunch to Celebrate my Birthday. The wait staff was impeccable. When we got there a little early the table was already ready, and when my mother said she could sit at the high table due to the backless stools and her back problems, the hostess quickly relocated us. The waitress was fantastic as well! We didn’t have to wait for anything and she comped us the donuts as a special bday treat. I will definitely be coming back!

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CherylO
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2018
Overall4food4service3ambience3

We loved the food, our waitress was busy but fabulous and the atmosphere was a bit loud at times but not unbearable. We shared the chicken quesadilla (very good) for an appetizer and I had the chicken and avocado sandwich while my husband had the Bahn Mi, both sandwiches were excellent. The staff was very helpful sorting out a reservation miscue for my daughter who happened to be going the same night, which is how we found the place. The sangria was good and I wish we had tried dessert.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on March 25, 2018
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Met some friends we haven’t seen in a while, live music was playing and the waitress was great!

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AshleyM
New England
5 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Brunch in Boston

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
11 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2018
Overall3food4service2ambience2

The food was great but the service was extremely bad. We were 5 people, 4 of our dinner took time to arrive but the 5th didn’t arrive till we were ready to pay and leave.

MF
vipMeghanF
New England
29 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2018
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Overall good. We had a couple issues with our food for dinner and it was way too loud at 7pm for dinner on a Saturday night. I would more recommend for brunch, afternoon apps and a drink, or jus going for a drink on Friday or Saturday night. Would not recommend for dinner on the weekends.

SM
SiobhanM
Pittsburgh
5 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2018
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Had an awesome time here. Bloody Marys are awesome!

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GFlynn
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Had a great experience. We loved the books on the wall and the rest of the interior. We went for brunch and it was nice, hearty, good portions. Just wish there was more than one tea option.

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vipMandy
New England
33 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience2

First, the staff was really friendly and attentive, but the place was somewhat dead when I went (Friday evening). This has been my second time here and the food is very inconsistent. I ordered a few of the same items since I liked them from my first visit, but definitely not the same the second time around. The drinks I had were good, but nothing special besides the name. Decor and music don't really match the name of the place and that's what I was looking forward to since I love punk and find beauty in it. Decor is just weird and music is all over the place. Maybe someone should create a better Spotify list that flows better instead of going from top 40 to country? Having worked in the industry for years, I would give this place a face lift and change the music so it flows better.

MF
vipMeghanF
New England
29 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Such a fun and unique vibe. Brings a different dining experience to the Southie neighborhood. Food ad drinks are great!

FAQs

The Playwright does offer delivery in partnership with Caviar. The Playwright also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (617) 269-2537.

The Playwright is rated 4.6 stars by 40 OpenTable diners.

You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.