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Bootleg Special, Boston, MA

Bootleg Special

4.5
4.5
195 Reviews
$31 to $50
Seafood
Visually stunning of Southern chic with an urban edge, Bootleg Special is a unique modern take on the classic inner-city speakeasies of the French Quarter. With a menu inspired by bold Cajun and rich Asian flavors, we specialize in fresh seafood boils with an eclectic selection of small plates, sharable platters, and distinctive cocktails.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 19 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Seafood, Cajun, Cocktail Bar
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–9:45 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–10:45 pm Brunch Sat, Sun 11:00 am–2:30 pm
  • Phone number
    (617) 451-1800
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive chef
    Tyler Firth
  • Catering
    At Bootleg Special, we pride ourselves on crafting culinary experiences that captivate taste buds and bring people together. Whether it's a casual gathering or a special event, let us bring the magic of the sea to your table. PLease go to our website to see our catering options.
  • Private party facilities
    For inquiries about private events please contact the restaurant directly or go to our website, bootlegspecial.com We have space for any size group.
  • Neighborhood
    South End
  • Parking details
    Parking available along Tremont Street or along Meridian Street
  • Public transit
    Short walk from New England Medical Center on the Orange Line or Arlington on the Green Line
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 195 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

195 Reviews
  1. Torlina880

    Greater Boston

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service, great ambiance, and delicious menu. The soufflé pancakes are a must try!

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    We didn’t get enough oysters at 7:30pm. If you want to make the most of $1 oysters then go early.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing service. Would definitely recommend other people to go for sure

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Caribbean

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 13, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    The brunch was amazing. Went during opening time and it was nice and quiet. Music and ambiance was lovely

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food and great drinks, would come back again

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  6. Becca

    Greater Boston

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Food is really good, but service was horrible. Extremely slow. Sat at the bar waited 15 minutes for my drink to be made.  Once we sat at the table, the waitress disappeared for half hour when she had said she’d be right back. Speakers were blaring, and it was really hard to have a conversation. 
    Bootleg SpecialResponded on April 7, 2024
    Thanks for the review, Becca! We're sorry to hear about the service you received, and we understand how frustrating it can be when you feel ignored. We always aim to provide a pleasant dining experience, and it seems we fell short this time. We will certainly take your feedback into account as we strive to improve. We hope to serve you again soon with a better experience.

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  7. Miss1023

    Greater Boston

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our first time here. We just got apps and drinks and everything was excellent. Will be back for a full meal.

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  8. openminded60

    Greater Boston

    40 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What a fun brunch experience! The happiest staff I’ve seen in awhile.

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  9. ETorres

    New York City

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great vibe and awesome food DJ music was hit or miss, some good some bad. Overall was a great spot with great food.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Awesome spot. Food is UNBELIEVABLE and drinks and vibes were great. Make sure you look at menu and prices so you know what you're in for... Boils and drinks are $$$$, but the boil is absolutely phenomenal - I'd do it again.

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FAQs

Bootleg Special offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (617) 451-1800.

Bootleg Special is rated 4.5 stars by 195 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 19 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Bootleg Special

400 Tremont Street, Boston, MA 02116

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    South End
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–9:45 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–10:45 pm Brunch Sat, Sun 11:00 am–2:30 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Seafood, Cajun, Cocktail Bar
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Parking available along Tremont Street or along Meridian Street
  • Public transit
    Short walk from New England Medical Center on the Orange Line or Arlington on the Green Line
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Tyler Firth
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (617) 451-1800
  • Catering
    At Bootleg Special, we pride ourselves on crafting culinary experiences that captivate taste buds and bring people together. Whether it's a casual gathering or a special event, let us bring the magic of the sea to your table. PLease go to our website to see our catering options.
  • Private party facilities
    For inquiries about private events please contact the restaurant directly or go to our website, bootlegspecial.com We have space for any size group.
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