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Scholars Bar & Lounge, Boston, MA

Scholars Bar & Lounge

4.1
4.1
237 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Located along the historic Freedom Trail, at the heart of Boston’s downtown area, is Scholars American Bistro and Cocktail Lounge. Boasting a stylish and vibrant interior, Scholars has established itself as the favored venue for locals and tourists alike. Patrons can savor a mouth-watering selection of food, inspired by regional classics and superbly complimented by our chef’s original approach, late into the night. An extensive selection of tasty cocktails, refreshing beers and fine wines are sure to satisfy any palate. We also serve Brunch on Saturdays and Sundays from 11am until 3pm in addition to our all day menu. Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights from 10pm Scholars features some of Boston's best DJs playing classic hits.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 4 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    American, Bistro, Pizza Bar
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Thu 11:00 am–12:00 am Fri 11:00 am–2:00 am Sat 3:00 pm–2:00 am
  • Phone number
    (617) 248-0025
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Private party contact
    Vanessa or Ilda: (617) 742-3800
  • Neighborhood
    Downtown Crossing
  • Cross street
    Tremont & Washington Street
  • Parking details
    Parking is conveniently located at the Pi Alley Parking Garage within walking distance of Scholars American Bistro and Cocktail Lounge.
  • Public transit
    Red Line to Park Street & Downtown Crossing, Orange Line to Downtown Crossing, Green Line to Park Street & Government Center.
  • Entertainment
    DJ Entertainment every Thursday/Friday/Saturday.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 237 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.1
4.1 based on recent ratings
  • 4Food
  • 4Service
  • 4.1Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Greater Boston

    Innovative

  • Greater Boston

    Healthy

  • Boston

    Innovative

  • Boston

    Healthy

237 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on April 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Went here for dinner and it was so good! We stayed for a few rounds of drinks when it turned into club night. Fun atmosphere! Gorgeous decor

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  2. MrsDeanWormer

    Greater Boston

    65 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    65 reviews

    Dined on March 22, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Had Restaurant Week lunch at Scholar's with work gang. The food and drinks were great, and very reasonably priced.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Relaxing environment. Great food and wonderful service. Fantastic value.

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  4. EliseS

    Greater Boston

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was really good! Very delicious and so nicely served. The place is a little gem! The bartender is the best! Incredibly knowledgeable and great service!

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  5. Rose

    Greater Boston

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on March 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wait staff very attentive and friendly. Each course was very well presented and tasted great. Definitely coming back!

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Good food! Service was great. Aronchini, steak frites and pizza were all very good

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  7. AaronM

    Greater Boston

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on February 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a great time and our meals were tasty! Truffle fries were awesome!!

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  8. Foodie

    Atlanta Metro

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    I went for my birthday and even put that in the reservation note. They didn’t bring a dessert, then my table ordered two and they didn’t bring a candle or anything until we asked for one. The steak was overcooked and dry, the salad was supposed to have a champagne vinegfrette and it was straight vinegar. The quinoa salad had maybe one tbsp of quinoa and the salad with strawberries as a special literally just had one strawberry… it was all lettuce for $17. The crème brûlée should be hot and yet it was cold… I’m just confused. And the server wasn’t friendly and didn’t refill waters or drinks until asked.

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  9. KateS

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    The service was very slow at every stage. We’d noted in our reservation that we were heading to a show but it was nearly a 2 hour ordeal for 6 of us. Half of our party waited for their entrees after the first round came. Getting the check and paying took far too long. It wasn’t crowded but they may have been understaffed.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We just moved from Chicago and def going back soon.

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FAQs

Scholars Bar & Lounge is rated 4.1 stars by 237 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 4 times today
Google Map for Scholars Bar & Lounge

25 School Street, Boston, MA 02108

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Tremont & Washington Street
  • Neighborhood
    Downtown Crossing
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Thu 11:00 am–12:00 am Fri 11:00 am–2:00 am Sat 3:00 pm–2:00 am
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    American, Bistro, Pizza Bar
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking details
    Parking is conveniently located at the Pi Alley Parking Garage within walking distance of Scholars American Bistro and Cocktail Lounge.
  • Public transit
    Red Line to Park Street & Downtown Crossing, Orange Line to Downtown Crossing, Green Line to Park Street & Government Center.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Entertainment
    DJ Entertainment every Thursday/Friday/Saturday.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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