Buttermilk & Bourbon

4.7
1830 reviews
$30 and under
Southern
Takeout & Delivery are available via our website, Caviar, and GrubHub. Due to the current restrictions, we are requiring reservations for both indoor & outdoor dining. 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 & time you are seeking. The maximum party size currently allowed by the state is 6 and you will be required to wear a mask when not at the table. We ask that guests do not exceed 1.5 hours per table to allow us time to properly sanitize in between seatings. We offer a ten minute grace period and ask that you call us if you will be running late or your reservation may be cancelled. All outdoor patio reservations are subject to being canceled in the event of severe rain. Thank you for your patience and understanding and we look forward to seeing you soon!

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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1830 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
Food
4.6
Service
4.6
Ambience
4.5
Value
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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MikeH
New England
4 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Great experience overall. Would recommend for anyone looking for hearty food and drink.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Excellent service and great food. Everything we ordered was great, however, the crawfish pies lacked seasoning and well, crawfish!

The outdoor seating was much appreciated albeit a tad on the chilly side that evening but completely ubderstand that the restaurant has no control over this!

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vipKathyS
New England
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

This was our second time at the restaurant. It is so fun and different from so much else in the Back Bay. The menu was a little different from our first visit and I'd say a little heavier this time around but everything is so good. You have to be hungry here - it's not light fare but everything is delicious. Great service, great atmosphere. It's a good time!

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AlexaC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Delicious beignets!! I didn’t love where we were seated, but the food made it worth it.

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EmilyB
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience5

Service and atmosphere were great! The biscuits were some of the best biscuits I’ve ever had in my life, same with the beignets! The Nashville chicken was just okay. The Mac and cheese was not good. Overall pretty good!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Best food in Back Bay and it’s not even close.

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vipDanielD
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great meal with excellent service. Outdoor seating is wonderful

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AinsleyA
New England
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Souther tapas style- everything on the menu is wonderful. Staff is attentive. If you can, sit outside.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

We loved having lunch at the outdoor patio of the restaurant! The service was phenomenal, we had a great waiter. I was a little disappointed with the Mac and Cheese - not very southern and cheese. It was rather watery and not very tasteful. But the rest of our food was delicious and I would love to go back. I had looked up the brunch menu before arriving and was excited to try it but they don’t serve it every day which was a bit disappointing. Looking forward to trying their brunch menu another time! I definitely recommend this restaurant:)

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vipEmilyw67
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Highly recommend. Food was excellent, particularly the fried chicken and beignets!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely will be back! We had a great time and I loved the hummus-drinks were awesome too and our server was great!

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Karen
New England
14 reviews
Dined on 11 May 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Overall very good. Would recommend. Food interesting deliciuoerand generous portions. Very good waitress. Was there at all the right times. Only minor complaint when requested outside table on line host said couldn’t honor it B/c hadn’t seen it on his iPad. Told him had been confir mg Ed vis open table. Then said outside was full
Even though several empty tables after several minutes of waiting while he looked at seating c he art he offered 2 tables to choose from outside. Go figure.

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melissab
New England
4 reviews
Dined on 9 May 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

We loved it! The menu is so fun and the pace at which the food comes out makes for a never-boring evening. We will be back!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on 9 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Our meal and service were amazing however we went on Mother’s Day and I needed to change my daughters diaper and was disappointed to see that there was no changing table in the bathroom and had to resort to changing her on the floor of the hallway outside of the bathroom.

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Callie
New England
1 review
Dined on 9 May 2021
Overall2Food2Service1Ambience5

Dessert came out before any other food. No one got their meals at the same time which is frustrating bc we all ordered chicken. One person got their chicken 15 minutes before the next person. And nearly 30 min later, the last 2 received their chicken. Sides came out before the food, not with it. the waitress was not familiar with the menu and couldnt answer basic questions. For $150 and none of us got to eat our meal together after driving 2 hours, it was insulting. Food was good, but I felt like we paid for the atmosphere, which was beautiful!

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Aditya
New England
1 review
Dined on 9 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Tasty food, great service, nice location. Recommend outdoor seating

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vipOpenTable Diner
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on 9 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our favorite place- the food and drinks are amazing!

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coffeesnob
New England
1 review
Dined on 9 May 2021
Overall2Food3Service2Ambience5

Went for Mothers day with family. We sat for 25 minutes with zero interaction from staff. Finally flagged down a waiter and asked if one had been assigned to our table. Then we ordered and while the food started to come in good time it was heavily out of synch. All four of us ended up eating our meals entirely alone. When the plates were brought they were unceremoniously plopped down in front of the wrong person every time with no care for getting it right. When the waiter was told it was wrong we were ignored, nbd but still odd for such a nice place. The entrees were pretty good but the meals were not very good quality compared to expectations. Overall would repeat but not for a nice occasion, more for something casual.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on 9 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Booked this Mother’s Day reservation 3 weeks in advance cause I know the place gets busy and we were all very happy with our meal!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
49 reviews
Dined on 9 May 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

We had mothers day brunch outside on the patio. The food was absolutely delicious but there was nothing for the person that needs to be gluten-free! No egg dish? Cmon.
I did look at the menu before I came and I assumed the scrambled eggs with grits would be gluten-free. Grits usually are but in this case they were not so she could not order that either.
Everyone was eating all this gourmet food and she had to order a side dish of two eggs and a side dish of bacon. I felt so badly!!! In this day and age I would think you would have at least one entree on your menu that someone with celiac disease can eat. Especially for breakfast. It’s so easy!

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vipfoodiefanatic
Chicago
76 reviews
Dined on 9 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Awesome brunch spot!

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HeidiT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 9 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wedge salad was delish, chicken and waffles - huge and amazing, biscuits and gravy were fair.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
4 reviews
Dined on 8 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great time catching up with friends. Cocktails were delicious and we couldn’t get enough of the biscuits. Alligator fries were a must try and the chicken sliders are out of this world.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on 8 May 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience3

Reserved outdoor seating and unfortunately it was cold! They accommodated by moving heaters around, closer.

Food was delicious, ordered 2 per person, still way too much!

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Sara
Essex
1 review
Dined on 8 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything was delicious! Definitely will be going again.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on 8 May 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

Really enjoyed our time here. Food was delicious and came out relatively fast. It was really dark in there and we were shoved in the corner so maybe next time we will sit outside. Overall very happy and will come back!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on 8 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Jason Santos always serves up the best meals and this time was no different! Delicious!

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vipLesR
New England
9 reviews
Dined on 7 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The greatest restaurant in Boston. My 20th ish time dinning here- always the most delicious creative food, incredible drinks that are strong, and kind staff. Amazing patio, amazing interior- the greatest place time and time again! On the current menu the caramelized sweet potatoes are phenomenal along with the jalapeño Mac and cheese.

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NicoleB
New England
7 reviews
Dined on 7 May 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything was awesome! Best meal we have had in a while. The braised beef cheek and chicken thighs were the big winners of the night. But word to the wise, parking is non existent, and if you are more than 10 mins late they give your table away. Even if you call, do get there early.

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vipJenniferT
New England
71 reviews
Dined on 6 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Sat on their patio, plenty of heat lamps. Food and service were excellent as always. Love their new swordfish dish!! Definitely recommended!!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on 6 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Idk about y’all but I’d ask for the biscuits with no salt around. They were so good without it!

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5SangaviV
New England
1 review
Dined on 5 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing tapas style restaurant with tasty drinks. Food is good

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vipEWJH
New England
2 reviews
Dined on 5 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

our waitress was great! but I dont remember her name..

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vipBrittaneyJ
New England
12 reviews
Dined on 3 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very nice service!

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vipElaineT
New England
6 reviews
Dined on 2 May 2021
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience4

Both of us got the chicken and waffles. The chicken in both orders was very disappointing. Sadly, it was overcooked and dry. I kept wondering if it was white meat instead of dark because of the moisture level.

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vipMA16
New England
1 review
Dined on 2 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Phenomenal food & atmosphere!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on 2 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The experience was great and the food was delicious. Our server was also awesome as well. The weather was great. Would definitely come here again. Parking however is a little difficult considering it’s on commonwealth and around the corner from Newbury Street.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on 1 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything was amazing

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vipOpenTable Diner
Indiana
3 reviews
Dined on 1 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We love buttermilk and Bourbon. The food is always fantastic, great cocktails, service is awesome and you can’t be the ambiance.

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vipLisaW
New England
4 reviews
Dined on 30 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Birthday dinner for my husband. Food was amazing! Bourbon list great too.

FAQs

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

Buttermilk & Bourbon is rated 4.7 stars by 1830 OpenTable diners.

Buttermilk & Bourbon does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.toasttab.com/buttermilk-bourbon/giftcards.

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.