The Butcher Shop

Restaurant / Wine Bar
The Butcher Shop 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... Boston United States 42.343842 -71.071624
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The Butcher Shop - Restaurant | Wine Bar in Boston.
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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

  • Hours:

    Su–M 11am–11pm, Tu–Sa 11am–midnight
    Butcher shop Su 11am–5pm, M–Sa 11am–8pm

  • Recommended as:

    • Night Spot

Party Earth The Butcher Shop Review

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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...

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.

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Tip from Emma:

Having a butcher shop in a bar puts a gourmet (and slightly healthier) spin on the drunken munchies. After a few glasses of wine, you’ll appreciate having some buffalo mozzarella or cornichons – instead of chili cheese fries – to nibble on en route to your next destination.

  • Crowd

    Mix of artists, foodies, wine lovers, sophisticated young professionals, singles, and tourists, mid-20s to late 30s.

  • Entertainment / Music

    Monthly butchering demo.

  • Food / Miscellaneous

    Rustic French and Italian fare including beef tenderloin and antipasti.

  • Prices

    Brunch $9–$18, entrées $22–$44. Beer $4–$9, wine $6–$25/glass or $50–$111/bottle.

  • What to Wear / Dress Code

    Casual: anything from jeans and t-shirts to dresses and slacks.

  • Hot Nights / When to Go

    The place is at its busiest Friday and Saturday nights from 7 to 9pm.

  • Close By

    The same owner manages the adjacent B&G Oysters (550 Tremont Street), which attracts a similar crowd looking for great food and creative cocktails.

The Butcher Shop User Reviews

Average rating:
Meat please, thanks
clarice c. Feb 26, 2013
I first walked by The Butcher Shop when it's sign out front read "Come in for our new vegan tasting menu...JUST KIDDING!" Aside from a quirky sense of humor, The Butcher Shop is a meat lover's paradise--simply stated. From the mouth-watering selection of retail products gleaming in the hard to miss display cases to the live butchery demos, The Butcher shop is a unique entity in a swarm head-to-tail charcuterie eateries popping up in Boston. The small, cozy atmosphere makes you want to hibernate, scarf down creamy chicken liver mousse and guzzle another bottle of Lambrusco. The food is fresh, often simple but impeccably packed with flavor and the best ingredients. As a Barbara Lynch restaurant, you know you are getting the best food in town with a style all it's own.
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