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Towne Stove and Spirits - Permanently Closed

4.0
4
1500 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
Hello, Towne is currently closed for renovations. Please check in soon for updates!

Permanently Closed

This restaurant is permanently closed.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    American, Lounge, Global, International

  • Hours of operation

    Mon 11:00 am–11:15 am

  • Phone number

    (617) 247-0400

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Joel Portillo

  • Private party facilities

    Whether celebrating a special occasion with family and friends or hosting a corporate event, Towne Stove and Spirits can accommodate all of your special event needs.

  • Private party contact

    Alex Giglio: (617) 247-0400

  • Neighborhood

    Back Bay

  • Cross street

    Next to the Hynes Convention Center

  • Parking details

    We offer validation to the Prudential Parking Garage.

  • Public transit

    Hynes Convention Center - 5 minute walk (Green Line)<br /><br />Prudential - 5 minute walk (Green Line)

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 1,500 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.0
4 based on all time ratings
  • 4Food
  • 3.9Service
  • 3.9Ambience
  • 3.5Value

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  1. JB

    JohnB

    New England

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2019

    overall1food1service2ambience3
    They apparently are getting ready to close for a renovation and boy did it show. Only had a couple of cabs available on a very limited wine list and were out of 2 of them. 2 salads had to be returned because the lettuce had turned and my entree was so over salted it wasn’t edible. Service was very slow - took over 2hours without desert. Had 2 really good experiences previously but not this time......
  2. JJ

    JJ2018

    New England

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2019

    overall1food1service1ambience2
    Went for dinner on New Year’s Eve and was disappointed. They did not have champagne by the glass, no specials, no festive decor and at 7:00 pm they were already out of several items on the menu. Food was horrible and over-salted to the point it was difficult to eat, sodas were flat, there was a hair in the water glass. The waiter was nice but did not seem to have proper knowledge of service (he set the table incorrectly between courses-reversed fork the service was slow. The restaurant overall felt dirty and old. Would not recommend.
  3. SK

    SandyK4211

    New England

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2018

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    Because I had an early reservation, it was very pleasant and quiet so it was easy to have a conversation. When we were at the end of our dinner and coffee, it got very crowded and very noisy. Also when I made my reservation I specified I wanted to be seated upstairs near the window. I was seated downstairs, but never said anything about it. However, I would definitely return because the food was good, the service was good and the location worked out perfectly since it was a rainy night.
  4. AJ

    AJFHMB

    New England

    40 reviews

    5.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went for my mother-in-law’s birthday dinner before heading to symphony hall to see the pops. Atmosphere is great and we all had great meals. The gnocchi and beef short rib pasta were excellent, as was the flatbread pizza we al shared. Service was solid too. We had a great time all around!
  5. CD

    CarlaD

    New England

    9 reviews

    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on December 26, 2018

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    The service was nice and the decor was appealing. The food was good, but not great. The spinach and artichoke dip appetizer was tasty. Lobster roll was fresh, but bread was too big, and it was served with slaw and chips and a side of ketchup? Iced tea was very strong. We were there for an early lunch and it was quiet. I'm sure it livens up later in the day.
  6. EF

    EinFalmouth

    New England

    70 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    70 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2018

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    Good location, street views. Good greek and wedge salads. Good steak frites, strip steak and lobster diablo.
  7. I

    Ilovematzah

    New England

    9 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on December 16, 2018

    overall1food1service1ambience3
    With so many wonderful dining options in the area of the Pru, save your money or dine elsewhere. Sadly, this place has fallen into mediocrity.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 16, 2018

    overall1food3service1ambience3
    When we got there, there was a cocktail party in the bar area but the restaurant itself was pretty empty. It took 25 minutes for our waiter to bring us drinks. Understanding that the bar was busy, still think there should have been more than one bar tender knowing that there was a party happening. Most dishes were ok, gnocchi was awful and when we told the waiter he didn’t seem to care. Unfortunately this is the second bad experience here and we won’t be going back.
  9. CC

    CarlC

    New England

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 8, 2018

    overall3food4service3ambience1
    Went here to sit in the elegant upstairs dining room, only to learn that it was closed.. two years ago. this is their "bar" dining area, and it get VERY noisy when even modestly crowded. room feels dark and cave-like. food is as good as ever, but feels overpriced in this undistinguished space.
  10. TR

    TimothyR

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 8, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Enjoyed the food: Haddock was great. The Specialty Eggnog Drink was also very good. They accidentally brought out the wrong dish for my fiancee, but the manager came out later and apologized and comped the meals. Great experience all around: food, ambiance and service.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 2, 2018

    overall3food2service3ambience2
    Birthday brunch
  12. 2

    2saratogavisitors

    New England

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 1, 2018

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Towne was a very nice stop before going to the Symphony. A troupe of revelers were there when we arrived and it was noisy around the bar but all the Santas were gone when the waiter came to take our order. Good food (I had the Duck) and good service.
  13. n

    newbeefoodie

    New England

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on December 1, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The best Bolonese . Service as great.
  14. EK

    ElaineK

    New England

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely Evening
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Unspecified

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Brunch was great, double date fun
  16. B

    Bostonphotobill

    New England

    221 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    221 reviews

    Dined on November 22, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    You will love this restaurant! Excellent food and service. The rooms are large and very open with very comfortable furniture.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2018

    overall1food2service2ambience1
    Sad to see how much this once great establishment has slid over the years.
  18. L

    Linda55

    New England

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2018

    overall1food1service2ambience2
    Would not recommend. Drinks , food not impressive! Bill was confusing too
  19. TT

    ToddT

    Washington DC

    9 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2018

    overall2food2service1ambience4
    The dining room was mostly empty at noon on a Saturday, yet our waiter barely had time for us. He got two of three entree orders wrong, and left a drink at the bar so long it was half water from melted ice. We could have done much better finding a lunch spot in Boston on a weekend.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2018

    overall1food2service1ambience5
    I arrived 12:25 for my reservation at 12:30. I was told they were full and had some seats in the bar area before greeting me. I told them I had a reservation and was then told the host would seat me. Got seated by the host in a half empty room, not even close to being full. Waitress was polite and asked us for drink selection initially but never checked back. I had to call her over and tell her I wanted another drink. The food was like something from a TV dinner box, nothing too special. I will never go back here and will not recommend this place to anyone ever.
  21. KL

    KaLn

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 28, 2018

    overall2food2service1ambience2
    We attended the Halloween event at the Prudential Center on Sunday - where we received a coupon for "kids eat free." Thinking this would be a kid-friendly restaurant, we decided to check it out. Unfortunately, the service was quite slow and our food came out cold (we were there for almost 2 hours which is challenging when you have 2 smalls kids). The most inconvenient part was that none of the bathrooms (men or women) had changing tables. I understand that Towne would prefer to cater to people other than families, but they should shy away from offering coupons to families. We have lived in Back Bay for years and would recommend many other restaurants over Towne.
  22. C

    Chauncey02

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 27, 2018

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    This restaurant experience was horrible. I went on 10.27.18 to have Brunch and treat my sister for her birthday for the first time and the food was horrible!!!! I made reservations and I found it to be very inconsiderate to not let me know that they had interviewers and practice cookers cooking in the back!! At the very least a sign or phone call should of been made as a heads up that practice cookers will be in!! I will never come back again. I was given the option to take food home for free and my sister and I ordered a cinnamon bun. We get back and heat it up and instead of putting the proper sweet sauce on it they accidentally threw sour sauce on the side to go on it. This was by far the worst experience I ever had. Please take notice I will never come back.
  23. AB

    AlanB

    New England

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2018

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    A lot to like about Towne, food and service quite good. I just thought in general, menu was over-priced. I could dine at Abe & Louie's or Capital Grille for this value. They are good but not in their echelon.
  24. g

    grego

    San Francisco

    16 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on October 9, 2018

    overall1food2service1ambience1
    Horrible decline in value, service and quality of food. Drastic change from our last visit 2 years ago...very disappointing.
  25. S

    Sailor

    Kansas City

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on October 7, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome service and venue for business meeting.
  26. TE

    ToyE

    New England

    57 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    57 reviews

    Dined on September 30, 2018

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Truly did not like anything about the restaurant. The only thing that was better was Cornbread that it.
  27. JW

    JohnW

    Tampa

    15 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on September 21, 2018

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    The food here is pretty good. I do think it is slightly overpriced, but I suspect their rent may play a big role.
  28. w

    wnwx

    New England

    14 reviews

    3.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2018

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    Food was well-seasoned but dish temperature was inconsistent across group (some dishes came out cold) and service was quite slow despite being a weekend night. For the price, would recommend dining elsewhere.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2018

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Very good meal - consistently great
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    70 reviews

    4.0

    70 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2018

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Went for an early dinner on Labor Day. City was quite as was the restaurant. Had a good meal outside. Best was the potato appetizer.
  31. L

    Lulu1989

    New England

    25 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2018

    overall3food3service2ambience2
    Food was meh. Service was slow. We were the only party in the dining room. We were never offered outdoor seating...I would not recommend or go back
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 31, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had the oysters and they were amazing. Also the gnocchi was delicious.
  33. B

    Bostonlover

    New England

    78 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    78 reviews

    Dined on August 29, 2018

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    As always, we thoroughly enjoyed our dining experience at Towne. Beautiful room with exceptional service and consistently fine food.
  34. LO

    LovetoeatoutonOpenTable

    St. Louis

    57 reviews

    4.0

    57 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2018

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Saturday at 8:30. Seated immediately. Nice wine list. Very comfortable atmosphere. Service was quick and unassuming. Food was good. Not too exciting, but good. Bill was as expected. Although not exciting, would not hesitate to return.
  35. EB

    EliseB

    New England

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 18, 2018

    overall2food5service3ambience1
    Service was fine but we were the ONLY group in the restaurant which made it awkward with the DJ set up. Food was fine but frustrating they only had breakfast at 1:30 on a Saturday afternoon.
  36. b

    backbayfoodie2

    New England

    14 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on August 15, 2018

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    We went for Dine Out Boston Aug 2018. The prix fixe menu was a great value. Blackened salmon with watermelon and mango salsa was a standout and the gazpacho very good. Tortilla salad wasn't so great--as one person said, it was the toppings you get when you order a burrito. Both desserts--carrot cake and molten chocolate cake were very satisfying.
  37. R

    Reko

    New England

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 14, 2018

    overall2food2service1ambience4
    Went to dinner during Dining Out Boston week. Easily secured an outdoor table on a beautiful summer evening. Shared a very good Margarita flatbread pizza as appetizer. Ordered swordfish and chicken from the prix fixe menu. Swordfish was satisfactory, cooked to order while the chicken milanese was dry, crunchy and tasteless. Wait staff was shared by several people who forgot orders, drinks and were quick to offer the check several times before the entree even arrived
  38. LV

    LorriV

    New England

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 11, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Delicious food---the seafood is our favorite!---and Towne's creative cocktails are a special attraction. Service was excellent---complimentary birthday dessert and coffees!---and already we're looking forward to our next meal at Towne Stove and Spirits!
  39. C

    Cashmir

    New England

    37 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on August 2, 2018

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Service was great however I was disappointed with the food. I ordered the calamari as an appetizer and it was all dry and peppers that I got for $16. Wings wasn’t so good either , dry and appear to old.
  40. S

    Skali

    New England

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2018

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    I write reviews only in cases where it's a fantastic experience or a terrible one. This one was terrible. It was off-peak hours and the place was not at all busy, but I had to stand several minutes waiting for the maitre d to appear. She did, indicated a table & said she'd clean it off first, then disappeared again, while I stood there, for several minutes. Once I was seated, it was another several minutes before a very bored-looking server arrived. I ordered a drink, a salad & an entree. Then waited. After 10 minutes, I flagged down the maitre d--my server was nowhere in sight--and asked her if she could check on my drink. She wasn't happy. Then I waited. After 20 minutes a guy who was probably the bartender stopped at the table of a couple seated next to me and apologized profusely for "the delay." He continued to apologize to them, all the while holding what I'm fairly sure was my drink. Neither my salad nor my entree nor my server arrived during that time. I left. I've had quicker service at restaurants where every table & the bar were filled with people.

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Towne Stove and Spirits - Permanently Closed is rated 4 stars by 1500 OpenTable diners.

Permanently Closed

This restaurant is permanently closed.

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Next to the Hynes Convention Center

  • Neighborhood

    Back Bay

  • Hours of operation

    Mon 11:00 am–11:15 am

  • Cuisines

    American, Lounge, Global, International

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    We offer validation to the Prudential Parking Garage.

  • Public transit

    Hynes Convention Center - 5 minute walk (Green Line)Prudential - 5 minute walk (Green Line)

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Joel Portillo

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (617) 247-0400

  • Private party facilities

    Whether celebrating a special occasion with family and friends or hosting a corporate event, Towne Stove and Spirits can accommodate all of your special event needs.

  • Private party contact

    Alex Giglio: (617) 247-0400

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