Scholars Bar & Lounge
Good choice of food and cocktails. A nice place to gang out with your buddies.
Went with my best friends as a last celebration before I move. Emily was fabulous
Everything was great!
They were very accommodating when half of our party had an issue and showed up very late. The drinks were great and the food was very good. Only wish that our party hadn’t been such an inconvenience, but they handled it well.
Loved the experience - waitstaff was excellent as was food. Only thing was it was VERY loud so difficult to carry on a conversation. However, glad to see people able to socialize again and enjoy!
Lively dinner scene with people enjoying themselves again. Food was great! Service was excellent! We travelled to our favorite destination and this dinner spot did not disappoint! We’ll definitely go again! Overall VERY enjoyable!
College kids have taken over what use to or could be a more upscale dining opportunity. Bouncers checking ID at the door and blaring music before walking should have been the first indication (that’s on us). Ok if that’s what the place is supposed to be like, but definitely don’t come expecting a quiet or even moderately quiet evening. This is a bar with a bunch of basics.
the food was really great. the service was good and I would definitely come back here again.
Absolutely loved everything about SCHOLARS! Highly recommend!
Limited menu, but still a reasonable range of options.
Great Vibe! Strong drinks,not too crowded.Food was amazing! The steak was so good,our server was attentive and we got seated quickly.Nice spot will be back again for sure!
Amazing service, drinks and food 🥘
Absolutely wonderful! Great atmosphere and the best nachos I have ever had! Will definitely be recommending 😊
The ambience was soothing and the staff were respectful and very hospitable
Very polite drinks weren't to bad. They were very awesome at accommodating a party of 9 which consists of mostly kids. Definitely recommend this place food was amazing
Open for lunch and dinner, the restaurant was pretty quiet at 12:15. Tables have good separation and servers were wearing masks. Menu is small but covers all the bases. Service was quick, friendly, and efficient. I had the smashburger - a double cheeseburger served with fries. It was well made and good, with greens, pickles, and dressing. Lunch for two without alcohol was $37, tip extra, so good value for downtown Boston. If you want a quick decent lunch and maybe a couple beers or cocktails, this place is solid.
Great service. Drinks were great as always. The staff was so attentive!
I made a reservation for a table for one. When I arrived, I was steered towards the bar or a high top. When I explained I needed a table and proper chair ( I have a back injury) I was told no tables were available and steered to the lounge and a couch and a coffee table. I should have made a fuss.
My back was killing me.
Cocktail was excellent. Burger had more bacon than burger. Mediocre. Brussels sprouts were good but too much bacon and too sweet.
When I left, there were at least five unoccupied tables.
A waste of $35 at lunch. I should have eaten at Ruth Chris next door.
We went to Scholars for Sunday brunch. The food was very good, as was the service. Looks an interesting place to go after the sun goes down but we did not get that opportunity.
The food was good and not pricey, in my opinion. Their draught list was reasonably priced for a Downtown Crossing location. Service was good, and the table was ready 20 minutes before the reservation.
Food was excellent, service was spotty. We were there at lunch; we waited half an hour after we ordered, our food hadn’t arrived so we had to flag someone down about it (it was a weekday and presumably everyone in the restaurant was on a work lunch break). Took about another 10 minutes, food arrived but order was wrong. Luckily we weren’t in a hurry. In the end, the food was fantastic, the manager was very helpful, and one meal was comped.
Happy we made a reservation. My friend and I were seated right away and our food was outstanding. Excellent lunch.
Great service, reasonably priced food and drink, good selection of food. Food was very good and portions large. Would definitely return to this downtown location.
This place was great. It was close to our hotel. The food was good. The staff was very friendly. Would go there again when we get back to Boston.
Consistently good food and service. Nice lunchtime spot.
Came for a birthday dinner, the food and drinks were excellent. The table was close to the doors and a cold breeze kept rushing in. Can’t control the weather, still a good time.
A great place for dinner and drinks. Reasonable pricing and the food was outstanding!
From the moment we walked in, we were greeted with a smile and brought to our reserved seating quickly. The staff was very friendly and service was perfect. Our food was delicious and our cocktails were made to perfection. Friendly atmosphere of a mix crowd and clean bathrooms! I look forward to coming again.
Had a very good early evening meal in Scholars. The waitress was pleasant and helpful. There was an excellent menu choice and prices were very reasonable fir downtown Boston. Ambience was good and drinks choice was also to our liking. Would recommend.
I needed reservations for a group of four the day of the show at the opera house. Everything was filled up, and this was one of the few that still had tables. It was actually a great choice-not super busy, but still felt like a “happening” place. Drinks were delicious, and the food was good and very affordable. A great spot, and the two vegetarians in our group had plenty to choose from!
I've been dining out in Boston for 36 years and I don't know if I've ever had such a poor dining experience. I don't know what went wrong at Scholar's last night, but 1 of my party didn't get her meal and another got the wrong meat choice on her salad. The service was horrendous. I KNEW I should have worried when the server didn't write our orders down. I KNEW I should be concerned when it took more than 30 minutes to get the meals we actually did get. We mentioned to both the server and the manager that we had theater tickets for a 7:30 show, yet that was forgotten or dismissed. A nice meal with four friends became a race to share food before sprinting to the Opera House. The manager was kind enough to take all of our meals off the bill, but the whole experience was disappointing. Get your act together, Scholars.
We went to Scholars for an early casual dinner before a show at the Opera House. It was very good. Nice menu, excellent cocktails and friendly efficient service. The value was outstanding. We will definitely go again in similar circumstances.
The cocktails are outstanding
We went here for a pre concert get together. Table was near window. Seated promptly and excellent service throughout our stay. We ordered 3 appetizers and an entree to split. The everything but the kitchen sink nachos were good. I didn’t rate them great because I expected them to have more things on them. The quesadilla and Caesar salad were delicious. Our friend had the mac & cheese which was very tasty. Overall, very good amount of food. We walked around post dinner and thought it looked like a great place for late night. They have a beautiful upstairs area with couches and another area with a bunch of pool tables. Has a very new age, cool feel that looks like it would attract a twenty something crowd later in the evening. Would definitely recommend!
I met two girlfriends for dinner and the drinks were great, the wait staff attentive without being annoying, and the food was nicely prepared. Highly recommend!
Scholars Bar was a great place to start the weekend. My steak tips were perfectly cooked, and the drink selection was excellent. I'm definitely planning to come back.
Quick service, delicious food, very attentive.
Great food And service
The ambiance is amazing and the food was great. This is a great spot for a first date. Not to pricey but classy.
Scholars Bar & Lounge is rated 4.7 stars by 186 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.