Party Earth Review A tribute to the sausage-slung shops of old-world Europe, The Butcher Shop is a warm and stylish wine bar and eatery that attracts a diverse and amiable clientele of oenophiles, music school hipsters, and in-the-know tourists... ... read full review
552 Tremont Street
Boston, MA 02118
Orange Line: Back Bay
Su–M 11am–11pm, Tu–Sa 11am–midnight
Butcher shop Su 11am–5pm, M–Sa 11am–8pm
South End, Boston –
A tribute to the sausage-slung shops of old-world Europe, The Butcher Shop is a warm and stylish wine bar and eatery that attracts a diverse and amiable clientele of oenophiles, music school hipsters, and in-the-know tourists looking for upscale fare and a relaxed vibe.
Patrons peering into the large front windows of the small shop will see a wooden counter and chopping block, where busy butchers work their magic on fine meats and taxi them back and forth to the sleek glass-fronted refrigerators behind the bar.
Small, savory bites like colorful marinated olives and steak tartare – not to mention the extensive list of wines from around the globe – beckon to the artsy South End locals and foodies who stop in for brunch, lunch, or dinner, while chatty singles and first dates swirl their reds at the bar or settle in at the black high-tops to talk food or business.
Dim lighting adds to the relaxed vibe, and though the buzz of conversation gets louder and slightly tipsier as the evening progresses, the down-to-earth guests mostly keep their cool as they sip their fine selections and watch the butchers at work.
A charming little place combining palate-pleasing-pleasures, The Butcher Shop is a wonderful stop on a romantic night out.
Mix of artists, foodies, wine lovers, sophisticated young professionals, singles, and tourists, mid-20s to late 30s.
Monthly butchering demo.
Rustic French and Italian fare including beef tenderloin and antipasti.
Brunch $9–$18, entrées $22–$44. Beer $4–$9, wine $6–$25/glass or $50–$111/bottle.
Casual: anything from jeans and t-shirts to dresses and slacks.
The place is at its busiest Friday and Saturday nights from 7 to 9pm.
The same owner manages the adjacent B&G Oysters (550 Tremont Street), which attracts a similar crowd looking for great food and creative cocktails.