About South End Buttery
South End Buttery is a neighborhood eat-in and take-away bakery/cafe by day and full bar/restaurant by night. The Buttery's award-winning food has a reputation for combining seasonal, local ingredients to create exceptional everyday food at everyday prices. The Buttery takes casual fine dining to new heights, with classic comfort food as well as dishes for the health and calorie conscious that pair beautifully with the affordable wine and beer selections. You'll feel like you're dining in your own home – but you won’t have to do the dishes!
Contemporary American, American, Gastro Pub
Hours of Operation:
Brunch: Saturday & Sunday: 9:00am - 3:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
$30 and under
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
We cater home and office events 7 days of the week. Check out our web site for our corporate catering menus.
Private parking lots are also available one block away at the corner of Harrison Avenue and Waltham Street and at 505 Tremont Street, the Calderwood Pavilion.
Back Bay Orange Line -- 5 minute walk
Andrea Nordby, Culinary Director
Private Party Facilities:
Please call to discuss large party reservations. We are a small restaurant, but we will do our best to accommodate your needs!
Private Party Contact:
Richard Gordon: 6175492776
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Counter Seating, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
Our cafe can accommodate up to 22 guests for a semi-private sit-down dinner or cocktail party. Because we are a small restaurant, we require a fixed rate per guest to offer your party our dining space for an entire evening. Rates depend on the day of the week booked and start at $125 per guest for weeknights and $150 per guest for Friday and Saturday nights. We offer a full bar and customized menus for special events based on our seasonal offerings. Please call for details.
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South End Buttery Ratings and Reviews
This was our first visit to South End Bu ...
This was our first visit to South End Buttery estaurant. Our server was adorable. He was excellent. The food was very good. My friend enjoyed her wild mushroom omelette, two of us got the smoked salmon Benedict, and my husband got the huevos rancheros. I ordered a side of avocado, and it was perfectly ripe. I also got some berries, and they were fresh and delicious. However, everyone sits downstairs for brunch , and on a beautiful Sunday morning, I just didn't enjoy eating in a basement room. My husbandthought that his meal was just OK. Ours were very good, and I would certainly give this restaurant another chance.
I have now been to the Buttery three tim ...
I have now been to the Buttery three times, and this time I brought my parents from out of state. We all loved our breakfast, enjoyed the decorations and atmosphere, and our waiter was great. Overall extremely pleased with our experience again!
5 of us came here for Brunch. The Butte ...
5 of us came here for Brunch. The Buttery had great reviews and i felt lucky to be able to make a reservation. Upon arrival we were promptly seated (we arrived 15 min early). The dining room is very small, a few seats at the bar and very few tables (about 20 people max). There's also a downstairs area, really cool too. Each dish was AMAZING delicious, cooked to perfection, and excellent portions! We were completely stuffed! Great neighborhood place!
I thought overall it was a nice place an ...
I thought overall it was a nice place and I would probably go back. Food was pretty good. Simple but executed well and nice portions. The ambiance is very nice and cozy. Very clean and maintained well with comfortable decor. It's a little bit tight in the restaurant so beware. We had a newborn in addition to our party of 6 and it was quite difficult to navigate with a baby carrier. Tables are very small as to accommodate as many people as possible, but even 3 put together for our party of 6+ was tight. The one piece I would say that needed some work is the service. It was definitely mediocre at best. Very genial server but we felt a little abandoned. We were all almost completely out of coffee and had to ask. We had two kids with us-asked for extra napkins and got two. Would usually expect enough for the table, but we made do by using every clean spot on the ones we had.
My friends and I made a 12:15 reservatio ...
My friends and I made a 12:15 reservation for blunch on Saturday. We were immediately sat downstairs which luckily had big bright windows to cut the dungeon ambiance. Our server was nice except, we waited about 15 minutes for 3 cocktails so we had plenty of time to make our meal choices. We immediately ordered but then waited almost an hour for our food to actually arrive. I wish our server would have at least acknowledged our wait or offered our side or fries to come out to keep us from getting too hangry. Overall it was a pleasant experience and I would recommend a friend.
Wonderful food, presentation and staff. ...
Wonderful food, presentation and staff. There was a large party that was too noisy. Manager helped move us to a more comfortable space; however we ended up in a high bar table which is not what we wanted. Took away from the ambience of a delightful restaurant experience.
The food was abosolutely incredible pair ...
The food was abosolutely incredible paired with amazing service. We had causally mentioned it was my friends birthday and our waiter surprised us with a cup cake with a candle it for her. Everything tastes amazing and it was all and all a great dining experience.
Although the food was enjoyable, the ser ...
Although the food was enjoyable, the service was terrible.
The host took ages to seat us, although we had booked to not waste time waiting.
The bus boy who was setting up the table had greasy hands all over the cutlery, which we had to change once we sat down.
The waitress, who was super sweet, was EXTREMELY SLOW.
South End Buttery is a perpetual favorit ...
South End Buttery is a perpetual favorite among my friends and I. Stop by on a Friday night after a SoWa excursion (be sure to make a reservation, though!) or celebrate a family member's birthday on a quieter week night - South End Buttery never disappoints.
LOVED the baked goods, particularly thei ...
LOVED the baked goods, particularly their scones and muffins! Brunch was fine, but did not wow. I would recommend just going for coffee and scones from the front counter, and then munching on them as you stroll around the neighborhood. Same great baked goods, same great neighborhood atmosphere, but a fraction of the price.
We had a reservation but had to wait in ...
We had a reservation but had to wait in a cramped space getting jostled by other cramped unhappy people for 10 minutes. Then they put us at one of the many crummy spots in the basement. Salad yummy, pancakes TOUGH. They were obviously overwhelmed. Won't be back.
The basement dining section for DINNER w ...
The basement dining section for DINNER was, very, very loud. It's small, so one table starts to raise their voice over the next, and so on, and so on. Suddenly you are in this tiny room where everybody is screaming.
Perfect for Special or Informal Occasions!
The Buttery is an interesting combination between neighborhood cafe and small, quaint restaurant that provides great service and even better food.
The rustic look creates a romantic backdrop for special occasions or an intimate vibe for a small group of friends. Because of limited seating, definitely book ahead.
So, whether you're looking to chill with a coffee and pastry in the cafe or find that gem of a brunch spot for your hungover friends on a Sunday, the Buttery fits the bill.
In short, absolutely freaking go there.
Love the Buttery
This is my second time at the Buttery for brunch and, let me tell you, it's quite a deal. The food is sooo good that each time I've eaten enough food to last me through dinner and all the way into lunch the following day!
Do order the pastry basket--it's beyond yummy.
It was basic in all sense of the word. The service was average, the food was fine. I was okay with the price considering the neighborhood. I will likely be back, but more because it is a cute restaurant in a cute neighborhood, and not because the food or service was particularly impressive.
Sunday brunch was great. Sat downstairs ...
Sunday brunch was great. Sat downstairs, which could have been dark and small, but the windows and door to a sunken outside area combined with a nice interior design made a bright and comfortable atmosphere. The mid 90's R&B was at a level that made talking easy but kept a nice background to the meal.
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