Towne Stove and Spirits

4.0
1492 reviews
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$31 to $50
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American
Towne is a unique Back Bay dining experience built around a delightful mingling of international flavors and solid American fare. Conveniently located parallel to Newbury Street, towne stove + spirits resides in one of the best locations on Boylston Street. Directly connected to the Hynes Convention Center and next door to the Prudential Center, towne is open daily for lunch, dinner and serves weekend brunch.

Towne's Street Bar is the place to be in Boston. Stop by for a quick drink after a day of shopping and stay for our even better bar bites menu. From $1 Oyster Mondays to Taco Thursdays, our Street Bar is the perfect place to relax and unwind after a long day out on the town with co-workers, family, and friends.

It’s a place for special celebrations, power lunches and private parties. Whether you live in the neighborhood or are visiting the city, towne is the spot for you!

We offer validation to the Prudential Parking Garage.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
American, Lounge, Global, International
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Hours of operation
Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:00am
Saturday: 11:00am - 2:00am
Sunday: 11:00am - 12:00am


Brunch:
Saturday - Sunday: 11:00am - 3:00pm

Lunch:
Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 3:00pm

Dinner:
Sunday - Wednesday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm
Thursday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 11:00pm


Bar Menu:
Monday - Wednesday: 11:30pm - 11:00pm
Thursday - Friday: 11:30pm - 12:00am
Saturday: 11:00am - 12:00am
Sunday: 11:00am - 11:00pm

Bar
Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:00am
Saturday: 11:00am - 2:00am
Sunday: 11:00am - 12:00am
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Phone number
(617) 247-0400
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Joel Portillo
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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.
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Private party contact
Alex Giglio: (617) 247-0400
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Next to the Hynes Convention Center
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Parking details
We offer validation to the Prudential Parking Garage.
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Public transit
Hynes Convention Center - 5 minute walk (Green Line)

Prudential - 5 minute walk (Green Line)
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Special events & promotions
Book your next event with us! For all inquiries visit http://www.towneboston.com/events
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 1492 People Are Saying
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74% of people would recommend it to a friend
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1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 1

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.

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TR
New England
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 2

Birthday brunch

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New England
3 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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.

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n
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best Bolonese . Service as great.

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OT
New England
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely Evening

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brunch was great, double date fun

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B
New England
93 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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New England
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 2ambience 1

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

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L
New England
2 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 2

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

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Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 4

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.

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New England
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 5

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.

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KL
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 2

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.

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C
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

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.

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AB
New England
6 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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.

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San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 1

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

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S
Kansas City
4 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome service and venue for business meeting.

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TE
New England
32 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

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

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JW
Tampa
12 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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

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New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

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.

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OT
New England
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Very good meal - consistently great

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New England
37 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

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.

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New England
13 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

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

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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New England
52 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

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

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LO
St. Louis
41 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

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.

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EB
New England
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 2food 5service 3ambience 1

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.

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b
New England
11 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

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.

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R
New England
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 4

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

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LV
New England
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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!

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C
New England
17 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

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.

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S
New England
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

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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J
New England
3 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2018
Overall 1food 4service 4ambience 1

It was too noisy to be able to talk at the table, there was a party at the bar that destroyed the ability to enjoy the meal, the staff agreed. I guess the lure of the money from the party was more important than the people who had booked to have dinner

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CS
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great meal! Lobster roll was an easy split for two for a light lunch!

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y
Tampa
7 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really appreciated very courteous service. Also, was surprised there wasn’t a bigger crowd for Sunday brunch.

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1 review
Dined on July 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had a wonderful girls night out with my friend. Our service was great! We ordered the tuna tartare and patatas bravas for starters which were both SO good. Our dinner and cocktails were amazing too. Will definitely be back very soon!

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f
New York Area
329 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Nice room.great location. Attentive staff. Food was only okay.

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1 review
Dined on July 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was great, ordered the lobster Cobb salad for dinner. Could not beat the amount of lobster meat for the price. Service was exceptional, will definitely be back.

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NU
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 5

Always wanted to try Towne and finally had the opportunity on my last trip to Boston.
The waitress mentioned that their special was a large portion of baby back ribs and they were very good and recommended we get that. Our dinner arrived and I saw a half rack of ribs on my plate (not a large portion). The ribs were ok but nothing special. My wife had the truffle gnocchi which was a tiny portion and looked like the size of half an appetizer.
Not worth the money.

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New England
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

My husband and I went on a Saturday night although the outside seating was somewhat busy the inside was relatively empty. Our reservations were for 7pm and the dining room was relatively empty. The service was average. I might go back but am not in any rush as there really was nothing memorable about this dining experience. The bread was a boring focaccia type served with a sweet tasting butter. My husband ordered the parmesan crusts haddock came with the crust not cooked - it seemed that they cooked the fish and then added the crust. It also came with a parmesan risotto which had a bit too much lemon in it. I had pan cooked tuna which was good. The dessert menu was nothing to write home about so we skipped it.

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