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Precinct Kitchen + Bar

4.5
4.5
629 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American
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Precinct Kitchen + Bar is an approachable kitchen and bar focused on classic Boston cuisine. Both food and drink are approached in a familiar way that celebrate Boston's heritage, while expanding on tradition.

Offering Boston favorites and classic cocktails, the menu plays off of beloved standards while innovating with a contemporary approach. Housed in the historic Police Headquarters on Berkeley Street, the restaurant is a true celebration of Boston's past and culinary future.

Utilizing many local and regional products, Precinct is proud to partner with some of the best artisan purveyors. The kitchen uses meat, produce, and dairy from many local, small batch farms and is honored to serve these truly local products.

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Seafood

  • Hours of operation

    Bar Tue–Sat 3:00 pm–9:00 pm Dinner Tue–Sat 3:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (617) 532-3827

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Neighborhood

    Back Bay

  • Cross street

    Stuart and Berkeley

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Public transit

    Arlington Station - Green LineBack Bay Station - Orange Line

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 629 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.5
4.5 based on all time ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.1Value

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  1. JR

    JackieR

    New England

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Precinct is always a great experience. The food is good, drinks are delicious and service is never a problem. The setup both inside and out is inviting and comfortable. The food / drinks are a bit on the pricier side but worth it.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Friendly and attentive, best part is they are dog friendly
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 29, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service and the food were both outstanding and the tables on the outdoor patio were very well spread apart.
  4. KH

    KatyH

    New England

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    fabulous food, wine and atmosphere. friendly and efficient staff
  5. K

    Kristin

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 28, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food. We ate for Dine Out Boston and could not have been happier with every single course. Amazing! The patio is very quaint and spacious.
  6. K

    Kaley

    New England

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was SO delicious and evening ambience was incredible! Will definitely be coming back even when it’s not dine out boston (which I suppose is the point of them participating in dine out boston.... but it worked!).
  7. JC

    JerryC

    New England

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 25, 2020

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Lease than I expectation. Maybe the pandemic issue, can be better
  8. D

    Dish

    New England

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on August 22, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The outdoor patio is lovely, and the retractable awning was key when it started to sprinkle a bit. Food was delicious, and Omar was an outstanding server. Prices were a bit on the high side, but it is the Back Bay, so that was not a surprise...
  9. MS

    MichelleS

    New England

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great outdoor dining experience. Staff very friendly and food was great!
  10. J

    Jayne

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 21, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Dinner was delicious. I had the surf & turf and my husband had the swordfish. The chocolate cake was to die for. Service was excellent. We felt very comfortable and at ease dining here because the staff took great care to keep the guest feeling safe. They wore mask at all times and was constantly changing gloves. Great place for date night! Will be back.
  11. f

    foodie

    New England

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Sous chef has stepped in and the food is better than ever! All three of us sampled different items on the restaurant week menu and each was delicious! We were left to enjoy our time. No one rushed us. Outdoor space is one of the very best in Boston.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Made a reservation for the patio but asked to sit inside near the bar because it was raining outside. Wait staff was extremely helpful in finding us a table that we liked. The bar staff that waited on us were awesome and the Restaurant Week menu was amazing. I originally chose this restaurant because of their Orin Swift wine selection (Abstract being our favorite). We branched out and tried a different bottle of wine and it was amazing, Soul of a Lion. We will be returning soon to try their highly rated selection of charcuterie boards that look amazing!
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 19, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was amazing! The service, food, drink, ambiance, etc.!
  14. c

    crischellem

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 15, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved the food and great service! They were very kind to our dog too.
  15. BO

    BigOpenTableFan

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on August 8, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Eating outside was fantastic; they did a great job in every respect to keep us all safe!
  16. MS

    MattS

    New England

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love their patio - great ambiance. Service was friendly and quick and the hummus plate was amazing.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 1, 2020

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Great setup, could work on ambiance a bit - candles on the tables, some background music maybe. Felt a bit stale.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2020

    overall5food3service5ambience5
    Great experience!! They had both heated and open air outdoor seating available. All staff had masks and gloves on and were clear about expectations for going in and using the restrooms. The ambiance was great and I felt very safe at one of my first times going out to a restaurant since the reopening. Food & drink was great as usual!
  19. JB

    JohaneB

    New England

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2020

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Cute little spot. We sat outdoors on a questionable rainy night. But they had an overhead shade (and of course in door seating). The only con was the fact that we were close to the Main Street. But nice little date night spot or for an intimate setting
  20. KM

    KellyM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 4, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Went out for a birthday dinner, we don’t get out a ton but wanted to try somewhere new. Randomly selected here in open table and everything we had was amazing. The server was quick and efficient. We had a cheese board to start, everything was fresh and delicious. My fiancé got the steak and was blown away at how tender it was. I got the lobster roll, and it was by far the best one I’ve had. Definitely need to try the lava cake, not the tradition cakey outside with fudge it the middle. It was solid but then melted in your mouth. We will be back!
  21. A

    Anastasia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 27, 2020

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    This was my first time dining out since the beginning of the pandemic. I was a big nervous, but when I showed up I immediately saw all of the precautions being taken. There are clear barriers between tables, you're required to wear a mask when you're not sitting at the table, our server wore a mask and gloves at all times, and you're not seated too close to other patrons. The food was good, and the drinks were better (strawberry smash). I've been before a few times, and I've never had less than a great experience at Precinct in any way.
  22. KH

    KatyH

    New England

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 26, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nice outdoor space and great food and drinks. Love coming to the Precinct!
  23. S

    Soph

    New England

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 26, 2020

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Lovely patio. Food was good, but a little overpriced.
  24. l

    laurenb

    New England

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 23, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love Precinct! Myself and other guests felt completely comfortable and safe there.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a wonderful experience!
  26. S

    Susanna

    New England

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on March 8, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A perfect evening from start to finish! Delicious food prepared absolutely perfectly. A true delight.
  27. P

    Playgoer

    New England

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 7, 2020

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Classy pub dining, good food, somewhat slow but we should have informed the waiter in advance - just a bit slow getting main dishes out. Menu is limited in number of choice, but every dish was well-received by our group, and servings were ample.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 23, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nice staff, food was great. Reasonable on price
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    20 reviews

    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really nice Sunday brunch. The eggs Benedict were very good!
  30. k

    krmdo

    Denver

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2020

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    Noise level was pretty good, amenable to less formal business dinners. Would not recommend for a date. There were not a lot of vegetarian options, but the available one was good!
  31. S

    Susanna

    New England

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food is so fresh and deliciously prepared. Service is first class. A completely enjoyable evening!
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Greensboro

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We really enjoyed our family dinner and birthday celebration-nice that our fantastic server Greg encouraged our vegetarian “adjustments” and worked really hard to make sure everyone was happy. Look forward to next visit!
  33. VG

    VitaG

    New England

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2020

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Valentine’s Day
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2020

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    Food wasn’t worth the price.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We have a lovely Valentine’s Day dinner here! Our server Omar was attentive and friendly. He made sure we stayed on schedule so we would make our play. The food was delicious — lobster risotto and gnocchi with braised beef. We realized as we started eating that we forgot our play tickets, a huge problem! We found the PDF, e-mailed it to the manager and he printed them for us! He saved the night! We will definitely be back when we have more time and to tell them we made it to the play. :)
  37. JG

    JonG

    New England

    11 reviews

    3.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2020

    overall3food2service4ambience2
    Not sure I would recommend, would have to think about it.
  38. NY

    NYEater

    New England

    93 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    93 reviews

    Dined on February 7, 2020

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    What a bar scene! Thankfully, the restaurant part is a bit removed from the loud bar scene (great for after work and Friday nights!). We had a pre-theatre time and the service was excellent. Fast, attentive, and courteous. The appetizers (octopus and deviled eggs) were good. The eggs were a bit mustardy and the octopus wasn't too tender. However, the accompaniments helped each dish. My scallops were good - but not necessarily $34 good. My husband's fish and chips were fine. Nothing extraordinary or out-of-the-box creative but fine, solid food.
  39. MS

    MintySnipes

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 4, 2020

    overall2food1service2ambience3
    While I think the bar area is great, the dining experience was severely lacking. We had a group of 6 from my work, and most of us were unhappy with the meals, thinking the Steaks served were rather tasteless, which was surprising. I ordered the Braised Beef Gnocchi, which was very mushy. I sent it back and asked for seared scallops, which were OK, but nothing I couldn't have made with minimal effort at home, and for the prices they charge I expect much better. Very disappointing. The wait staff were not friendly, but stone faced and grim. Although we will probably be back for drinks in the bar, this will be the last time we will come here for dinner.
  40. LR

    LaurenR

    Las Vegas

    17 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2020

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Food, service, and ambiance were all fantastic. Enjoyed the beef gnocchi. Good cocktail list. Very attentive to customers. Thank you!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

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Precinct Kitchen + Bar is rated 4.5 stars by 629 OpenTable diners.

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Additional information

  • Cross street

    Stuart and Berkeley

  • Neighborhood

    Back Bay

  • Hours of operation

    Bar Tue–Sat 3:00 pm–9:00 pm Dinner Tue–Sat 3:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Seafood

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Public transit

    Arlington Station - Green LineBack Bay Station - Orange Line

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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