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The Butcher Shop

Gastropub, Butcher, and Wine Bar$$$$
South End, Boston
  • Has a stamp of approval from Eater and
    • Eater
  • Elica Y.
    "Must gets: tagliatelle, steak tartare, and charcuterie per person."(6 Tips)
    Rue La La
    "celeb chef Barbara Lynch’s famed boucherie gives diners"(3 Tips)
    Brian G.
    "... Personal favorites: Heinrich Red, Petit Jesus, Sopressata and Le Drean..."(2 Tips)
    Thiago C.
    "Hot dog from heaven!!!!!"(5 Tips)
63 Tips and reviews
  • wine
  • steak
  • chef barbara lynch
  • cozy
  • heinrich red
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  • Ray F.
    Ray FuerschbachMarch 10, 2013
    Always busy and always delightful. The food is perfect and the wine list is a treasure. Even the bar requires a reservation on Saturday night. Great people watching in Boston's Southend.
  • Christine L.
    Christine LeeOctober 5, 2012
    Amazing service & food. The lemon curd dessert might be one of the best desserts I have ever eaten. Get a reservation if you can, and try the hot dog a la maison, charcuterie plate and steak tartar.
  • Constance W.
    Constance WJuly 16, 2013
    By far my favorite place all week! The charcuterie was amazing, as were the frommage we picked to go with. Great little wine list. And the service was outstanding - very friendly and knowledgeable
  • Boston Magazine
    Boston MagazineNovember 11, 2011
    When chef Barbara Lynch opened this South End boîte, she proved that slabs of fat-streaked, air-cured meats and stylish Bostonians make an excellent, if unlikely, pairing. Check the stellar wine list. Read more
  • Rue La La
    Rue La LaSeptember 5, 2012
    Inspired by travels throughout France and Italy, celeb chef Barbara Lynch’s famed boucherie gives diners a first-hand look (and taste) at her signature modern rendition of the Old World art.
  • Brian G.
    Brian GadenMay 11, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Wonderful assortment of meats and cheeses. Ask your waiter for a mix of cheeses that pairs your wine selection. Personal favorites: Heinrich Red, Petit Jesus, Sopressata and Le Drean cheese
  • Christine C.
    Christine CardosoMarch 12, 2011
    If you don't come try this place out on restaurant week - you are crazy! The food is absolutely fabulous (as all barbara lynch ventures), the gastro pub's wine list is superb! Buy prosciutto here too!
  • Eater
    EaterJanuary 12, 2012
    Chef Barbara Lynch's Butcher Shop really is a Butcher shop in addition to being a restaurant. Influences are continental, which is why there is a hot dog a la maison. [Eater 38 Member]
  • Alexandra L.
    Alexandra LawlerMarch 1, 2014
    Relaxed and unpretentious atmosphere, with absolutely top quality food and wine. Staff are knowledgeable, but friendly. This place is a must-visit!
    Boston.comAugust 4, 2014
    Part wine bar, part upscale butcher shop. This is the last place to bring your vegan friends. Meat lovers, however, will be in heaven. Read more
  • Jeremy K.
    Jeremy KrantzAugust 13, 2014
    Part restaurant, part full-service butcher shop. Great wine selection and food. Try their steak tartare and/or gourmet hot dog.
  • Kenan A.
    Kenan AliMay 26, 2013
    The coulotte cut was amazing. Get the fingerling potatoes and make sure you try the raw honey they give you with soda bread to start.
  • Sofia P.
    Sofia PapastamelosNovember 7, 2015
    Excellent meat dishes and cozy atmosphere. Staff was a bit hostile-only bad part about it. Get the ribeye and a charcuterie board!
  • Ben B.
    Ben BearnotAugust 15, 2015
    Amazing charcuterie and pate--get enough to share with your table. Dessert was ok, but might consider looking elsewhere in the South End for something sweet.
  • James M.
    James MacalinoSeptember 15, 2013
    The gazpacho was awesome. This is definitely a place where you can go for just a drink with friends or to have a hearty meal.
  • Elaine K.
    Elaine KayNovember 26, 2016
    Love this place. They serve some of the best selections of charcuterie and wine. Great place for dates and girls night out!
  • Andrew V.
    Andrew VelasquezJuly 29, 2013
    Grande charcuterie was enough to fill up four adults and the desserts were good, try the strawberry tart.
  • Rick V.
    Rick Von FeldtMarch 25, 2012
    Try the Spicy Tomato Soup With Ricotta, Aged Basalmic And Toast. - I don't make tomato soup in California. But it is perfect on a cool Boston afternoon.
  • Todd P.
    Todd PMay 24, 2014
    Great for a pre-dinner drink and some tiny bites. Standing around the one table with friends is fun. Good atmosphere. Wasn't impressed with my meat dinner here.
  • The Daily Meal
    The Daily MealJune 17, 2011
    Wine Director Cat Silrie handpicks the wines and can suggest the perfect pairing to go with the housemade patés, terrines, sausages, and rilletes. Read more
  • Shira S.
    Shira SternbergJune 10, 2013
    Great wine list. Very friendly servers. Special duck duet was underwhelming however the proccuito sausage was delicious!
  • Elica Y.
    Elica YoneyamaMay 14, 2014
    Must gets: tagliatelle, steak tartare, and charcuterie per person. You won't be disappointed!
  • Stephanie F.
    Stephanie FloresAugust 29, 2012
    Restaurant week tip: the pork belly is more tasty than the steak (though the steak is pretty good)
  • Rick V.
    Rick Von FeldtMarch 25, 2012
    Try the Jasper Hill Winnimete Cheese From Vermont. - Delicious creamy. One of my new favorite cheeses.
  • Mikaelia
    MikaeliaAugust 12, 2015
    We ordered the burger, which I don't think is listed on the menu. It was delish and the bartender was quite friendly
  • Steve P.
    Steve PolandMarch 11, 2012
    Epic. Steak was awesome. Get the cured meats as an appetizer, ridiculously awesome. Who knew.
  • Jeremy B.
    Jeremy BarkerSeptember 27, 2011
    Go straight to the prime rib. Creamy through and through. Pro tip: Get a window seat for maximum people watching. Read more
  • Rick V.
    Rick Von FeldtMarch 25, 2012
    Try the Fresh Vermont Butter, Sea Salt, Brown Bread And Rhubarb Jam. - So simple. Delicious. Wow.
  • Ale D.
    Ale DVJune 16, 2015
    Tartare, tomato soup and steak were amazing
  • Ben Z.
    Ben ZipkinMarch 13, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    The bartenders here are awesome. Ask for their recommendations on wine and food.
  • Can
    CanFebruary 8
    Really really really tasty meats and cheeses. Cozy atmosphere and friendly staff.
  • Kathryn Y.
    Kathryn YuOctober 18, 2010
    The antipasti plate includes their amazing mortadella, prosciutto, soppressata, and more. Avoid the overly seasoned steak tartare.
  • Alessia M.
    Alessia MSeptember 1, 2011
    Visit for burgers and beers on Sunday and Monday nights in the summer. TBS burger - yum.
  • Elaine K.
    Elaine KayMay 9, 2014
    Such a beautiful sight! Everything was delicious.
  • Kelley C.
    Kelley CurryMarch 14, 2012
    Since today (3/14) is Pi Day, this is where you should come to get lard for your pi(e) crusts
  • CK S.
    CK StenbergSeptember 29, 2012
    Let them do what they may! Recommendations are a plus at this place!
  • Jessica
    JessicaDecember 7, 2014
    Steak tartare, corn soup, Italian sandwich. So good!!!!
  • James M.
    James MartinOctober 18, 2013
    Great place for a drink while watching an expert at work.
  • Bravo
    BravoNovember 12, 2010
    Sit at the bar and enjoy the people watching then pick-up house made chau. -Tania Peterson, Top Chef Just Desserts
  • Jordyne W.
    Jordyne WuJanuary 22, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Have a glass of wine and meats at the window on a cozy winter weekend afternoon!
  • Eric A.
    Eric AndersenOctober 19, 2011
    If you love olives the plate here is excellent
  • Angela C.
    Angela ChouJuly 18, 2013
    The duck liver mousse is delicious
  • Daniel T.
    Daniel TewfikJune 24, 2015
    Barbara Lynch staple. Must try the hot dog.
  • Paul F.
    Paul FarnellOctober 31, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Charcuterie plate is the best in Boston.
  • Andrea B.
    Andrea BiasiOctober 29, 2014
    Great choice of charcuterie.
  • David H.
    David HaberJanuary 21, 2012
    The salumi risotto is delicious.
  • Pat A.
    Pat AddamsSeptember 5, 2014
    get a free coors light with a scotch egg
  • Jeremy K.
    Jeremy KrantzMarch 24, 2015
    Stay away vegans, you're not welcome here!
  • emma t.
    emma tangorenJanuary 9, 2014
    matt is the best butcher around
  • Eric A.
    Eric AndersenOctober 19, 2011
    You can buy any of the meats here — as long as the butcher is in
  • Javier L.
    Javier LlamasJune 21, 2013
    good steaks. cheeses from verment.
  • Steve S.
    Steve SchlafmanJune 25, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Best steak tartare in the world.
  • Thiago C.
    Thiago C LimaNovember 7, 2015
    Hot dog from heaven!!!!!
  • libby c.
    libby collinsApril 10, 2011
    The merguez will change your life.
  • Chas W.
    Chas WagnerNovember 10, 2012
    Brussel sprouts are orgasmic
  • Scott L.
    Scott LutherMarch 31, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Best burger in town.
  • Steven B.
    Steven BercuMarch 21, 2013
    chocolate mousse = yummmm
  • Steve D.
    Steve DavisJune 13, 2009
    Try the Meantime IPA. Brewed in the traditional IPA style, it's hoppy and delicious.
  • Bre M.
    Bre MillerApril 8, 2014
    Good Burger!
  • Genevieve G.
    Genevieve GallawayMarch 28, 2011
    Special butter! Mmmmm, eat it.
  • Blake E.
    Blake EngelOctober 24, 2009
    Get the Claus Preisinger Zweigelt. Beautiful bottle and great rich body.
  • Eric B.
    Eric BaxterJanuary 25, 2010
    Try the Boudin Blanc!
  • Betsy A.
    Betsy AnthonyFebruary 2, 2010
    Drink the Heinrich Red!
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