The Playwright

4.6
25 reviews
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FD
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 2ambience 1

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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Houston
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 3

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

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FT
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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JP
New England
4 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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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New England
4 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 5

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

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CO
New England
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

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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CN
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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MF
New England
18 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

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!

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RB
New England
2 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Great experience! Food was decent, drinks were excellent

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SK
New England
4 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!

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New England
1 review
Dined on May 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was great!

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S
1 review
Dined on May 20, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 2

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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K
New England
9 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

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

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T
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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h
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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s
1 review
Dined on April 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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CO
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

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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OT
New England
1 review
Dined on March 25, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

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

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AM
New England
5 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best Brunch in Boston

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New England
11 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 2

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.

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MF
New England
18 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

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.

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SM
Pittsburgh
5 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Had an awesome time here. Bloody Marys are awesome!

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GF
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

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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M
New England
33 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 2

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.

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MF
New England
18 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

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

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