Enable JavaScript to run this app.
Skip to Main Content
OpenTable logo
  1. Home
  2. United States
  3. Boston / New England
  4. Boston
  5. Back Bay

Buttermilk & Bourbon

4.5
4.5
2526 Reviews
$30 and under
Southern
Takeout and delivery services are available via our website, DoorDash and Grubhub. There are three options for seating: Standard (Indoors), High-Top (Indoors), and Outdoors. If one of these options does not appear, it is because we are currently booked for that type of seating during the date and time you are seeking. We offer a fifteen-minute grace period and ask that you call us if you will be running late or your reservation may be cancelled. We allot an hour and a half for a reservation of 2 guests and 2 hours for reservations consisting of 3 or more guests. All outdoor patio reservations are subject to being canceled in the event of inclement weather . We look forward to seeing you soon!

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 120 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Southern, Comfort Food, Tapas / Small Plates

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sun 10:30 am–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Wed, Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Thu, Fri 12:00 pm–11:00 pm Sat 11:00 am–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (617) 266-1122

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Jason Santos

  • Neighborhood

    Back Bay

  • Cross street

    Dartmouth Street

  • Parking details

    Street Parking, Back Bay Station Garage

  • Public transit

    Green Line: CopleyOrange Line: Back Bay Station

  • Entertainment

    3 different rooms designed to give the ambiance of the many energies in New Orleans, our fresh & bright Garden District; elegant French Quarters room with reclaimed church pews and arched wooden ceilings; Voodoo lounge filled with mystery & cocktails. As well as our Bourbon Street area with a la carte raw bar and Hurricane's on draft. Warm weather brings out patio & outdoor lounge, perfect for warm days, beignets and people watching. All while the best of NOLA Jazz plays in the background.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Popular dishes

What 2,526 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
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Sort by

Filters

  1. M

    Migalicious

    New England

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We love the seasonal menu. Some of the staples are always in the menu. The cocktails are great. Who doesn’t love beignets?
  2. KM

    KarenM

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    I caught up with my co-workers for dinner after working with them for a year. It was so fun to sit outside and have a delicious cocktail. The southern food was tasty and easy to share the small plates.
  3. A

    Aim2

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Was in Boston on vacation and my brother-in-law who lives there said he'd be a new regular. Brunch was awesome!
  4. MP

    MichaelP

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food was amazing. Got there right when it opened and service was quick. Waffles and chicken was great. The brisket was fantastic. Highly recommend
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went to get drinks and apps with friends- buttermilk and bourbon never disappoints!! The lobster hush puppies are my all time favorite menu item, possibly in all of Boston. If you love a chocolatey espresso martini, B&B is the place to go. Service was wonderful, the ambiance/decor is so fun, and the food/drinks are always amazing.
  6. J

    Jsat

    New England

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    Food was fantastic, but the server did not seem happy to be there. He was tired, somewhat uninterested in our party, and disappeared for the majority of the meal after taking our order until it was time for the bill. The other servers around us were energetic and happy with their tables in comparison. The staff actually delivering the food provided us with more service and had a happier demeanor. The meal was otherwise still good.
  7. CW

    ChristinaW

    Jacksonville

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall3food5service5ambience3
    Food was delicious and service was great. Small location though and we unfortunately were seated next to the loudest group. We couldn’t hear ourselves talk and had to rush out. Our ears were ringing.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Portions are the perfect size- bread is delicious, and so are the drinks!
  9. BP

    BenP

    New England

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a treat, very filling meals and drinks. They always have Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Ale (a personal favorite) and their white BBQ sauce and fried chicken are excellent. And then there's soft-serve.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great inside and great food. Had Nashville chicken thighs and they weee awesome.
  11. NR

    NakeishaR

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Visiting Boston for the week and decided to try this spot. Everything tasted yummy. Drinks were okay. Overall vibe was great!
  12. A

    Alex

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, great drinks
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Incredible! I am skeptical of places in the NE claiming they have southern cuisine, since I am actually from the south but this place was absolutely delicious!! My belly hurt but I couldn’t stop eating! Life isn’t worth living without those honey biscuits
  14. JS

    JocelynS

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    We sat outside, which was much quieter than inside the restaurant. We were at the edge of the patio, so service was slightly less attentive than it might have been but this was not a problem. (Servers did not clear empty plates when putting down new ones?!?) The food was excellent, all of it, and we were pleased at the reasonable prices. Also had some delicious cocktails. All five of us agreed it was some of the best fried chicken we had ever had (and we're from the south!). Nice to be able to pair it with a fresh green salad. Really delicious meal, reasonable pricing, great time overall!
  15. LC

    LauriC

    New England

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience5
    Food was underwhelming considering the positive reviews.
  16. W

    rebeccaW

    Orange County

    8 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall1food4service1ambience4
    Worst service of our trip to Boston. We only saw the waitress twice and had to wave others down for everything else.
  17. A

    Alex

    New England

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 19, 2022

    overall3food4service5ambience1
    Food was good and service excellent. Table was very uncomfortable and noise level made me want to leave. I couldn’t hear my friends and have a conversation. It was like eating in a club. I was hoping for a New Orleans jazzy vibe. It was more clubby.
  18. WC

    WayneC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Friendly and gracious staff, delicious food, and an enjoyable atmosphere make this restaurant a winner!
  19. KM

    KristinaM

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    It was great food! Loved the fried chicken and waffles and the cocktails.
  20. HG

    HeidiG

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Our large family party shared 6-8 different plates/items. Food was tasty, and well-presented. Would be an easier/ more comfortable to visit this restaurant with a smaller group. Outdoor seating was reason we we chose the restaurant, but Open Table reservations were only possible for inside seating for our party of 8. By phone, inquired about changing res, but were told max party outside was 6, After arriving, we saw several groups of seven seated on patio.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Great food! My son’s birthday dinner - he picked and it’s his favorite restaurant. Love the small plates. I’m already planning to return.
  22. PR

    PamR

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We ordered too much food but don’t know what I would eliminate. Absolutely delish!
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful and unique for Boston. Had the spinach salad, fried chicken sliders, shrimp and grits, ribs, and swordfish. And the beignets. All was great although our favorite was the salad, sliders and the shrimp and grits. Very authentic (my husband comes from a long line of Louisiana Creoles and is very picky). They serve “small plates) which are actually very generous. We wanted to taste everything and over-ordered, but it was worth it.
  24. SV

    ScottV

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    AMAZING! Always have the best time here! Anyone and everyone in the Boston area should try it.
  25. LL

    LoveLife

    New England

    4 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 13, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience4
    I was surprised the menu was as limited as it was. I was expecting more offerings. The Fried Chicken sliders were the only way to get a decent piece of fried chicken. I would have liked an on-the-bone fried chicken option but didn't see one. The fried chicken wings were good, but a little dry. Nothing especially special about them. The sauces were just OK, too. The ribs were over cooked and didn't have much flavor. The biscuits - which are not what you might be familiar with- were very good. I'll probably not rush back anytime soon, but when I do, I'll probably just order the sliders and biscuits.
  26. DD

    DavidD

    New England

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 11, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Nothing really remarkable to say/memorable; nothing also to complain about. If you are in a pinch and need a place with available tables, then this is your place.
  27. CR

    CamdenR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wow!!! If you come to Boston and do not eat here then you are seriously missing out. Amazing food!!! Hush puppies are the absolute best item on the menu!!!
  28. DD

    DeeD

    Louisville

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Highly recommend the signature biscuits and soft serve mimosas. All of our food was delicious. The chicken and waffles portion is definitely shareable and so tasty!
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Awesome food and drinks. Waiter was attentive and very pleasant.
  30. AH

    AbbieH

    New England

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience2
    Took over 45 minutes to get drinks. Food was sub-par. Our waiter rarely came over - even when we went to the host and requested him for assistance. I've been before it have loved it - this time...not so much.
  31. f

    foodie

    New England

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous chef, menu. The best biscuits in Boston, followed by the fried chicken. Creative, local and varied menu. A local treat!
  32. m

    mcorf

    Pittsburgh

    8 reviews

    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Food was good and service was very good.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We’re from Los Angeles but any time we’re in Boston, we make time to have a meal at Buttermilk and Bourbon. Service and food/drinks can never disappoint. So glad Chef Jason is expanding his restaurants which we’ll eventually need to check out the next time we’re in MA!
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    So amazing!
  35. AC

    AislingC

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect location. We sat outside on July 4th and it was just lovely.
  36. M

    Morgan

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 4, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience3
    Food was great but it was really hot in the restaurant and I was sweating the whole time. Other than that the service was good and the playlist they were playing was 🔥.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 4, 2022

    overall2food1service2ambience3
    I must admit that I regularly rely on reviews from other diners, but rarely take the time to write reviews of my own (good or bad). I’m trying to do better! My experience at Buttermilk & Bourbon compelled me to make this a notable exception. In a nutshell: Buttermilk & Bourbon wins the “prize” for the largest delta between my expectations and the reality of my experience. My wife and I visited the restaurant as one stop on a holiday weekend in Boston, focused largely on checking off spots on our culinary bucket list. Great reviews of the food, service, and ambiance at this spot got our hopes up high, but this place managed to crush every hope of an even decent meal. For example: what subspecies of chicken has one leg, one wing, and three breasts per half? (I suspect this strange hybrid made it to our table because they preserve the thighs for a separate “all thighs” option.) I sent the mutant bird back for the “all thigh” option, but it never made it off of my bill.
  38. AD

    AnnaD

    New England

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing. Lived up to the brunch buzz. My out of town relatives were impressed. We will be back!
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Good was great. Good variety. We ordered multiple choices. It was all good. The inside of the restaurant was warm for a summer evening. Made it uncomfortable
  40. KM

    KathrynM

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Hurricanes were amazing, as were the biscuits and chicken sliders. Highly recommend!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • 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

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Buttermilk & Bourbon using the Order Online button. Buttermilk & Bourbon also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (617) 266-1122.

Buttermilk & Bourbon is rated 4.5 stars by 2526 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 120 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
Google Map for Buttermilk & Bourbon

160 Commonwealth Ave, Boston, MA 02116

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Dartmouth Street

  • Neighborhood

    Back Bay

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sun 10:30 am–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Wed, Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Thu, Fri 12:00 pm–11:00 pm Sat 11:00 am–11:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Southern, Comfort Food, Tapas / Small Plates

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Street Parking, Back Bay Station Garage

  • Public transit

    Green Line: CopleyOrange Line: Back Bay Station

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Jason Santos

  • Entertainment

    3 different rooms designed to give the ambiance of the many energies in New Orleans, our fresh & bright Garden District; elegant French Quarters room with reclaimed church pews and arched wooden ceilings; Voodoo lounge filled with mystery & cocktails. As well as our Bourbon Street area with a la carte raw bar and Hurricane's on draft. Warm weather brings out patio & outdoor lounge, perfect for warm days, beignets and people watching. All while the best of NOLA Jazz plays in the background.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Copyright © 2022 OpenTable, Inc. 1 Montgomery St Ste 700, San Francisco CA 94104 - All rights reserved.
OpenTable is part of Booking Holdings, the world leader in online travel and related services.
Booking LogoPriceline LogoKAYAK LogoAgoda LogoRentalcars LogoOpenTable Logo