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Boston South End Restaurants

Metropolis CafeMetropolis Cafe
1167 reviews
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Mediterranean | South End, Boston

Service and food was great. We love the size of the restaurant. More

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Bar MezzanaBar Mezzana
564 reviews
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Italian | South End, Boston

Best short rib pasta ever and great service! A hidden gem. More

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B&G OystersB&G Oysters
2166 reviews
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Seafood | South End, Boston

B&G is always terrific. This week was no exception for a lovely lunch with a friend. More

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Area Four BostonArea Four Boston
291 reviews
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Pizzeria | South End, Boston

I have eaten here multiple times and this time got a new pizza- the Florentine. It has spinach, cheese, and farm eggs. I was slightly disappointed because the crust was very soggy in the middle from the eggs which were kept runny. I was expecting them to be sunny side up. The taste was great! texture was just slightly off. However, the fried cheese appetizer saved the day. These were perfectly crunchy with a light honey drizzle on top. SO so good. Also they have great Trillium selection, so I can't complain. More

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CoppaCoppa
457 reviews
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Italian | South End, Boston

One word - "Wow!". We live about 300 yards from Coppa and have been meaning to try it for 2 years but it's always full. We finally made a reservation well in advance and are so glad we did. It's our new favorite Italian spot in the South End, maybe all of Boston. We started with some of the salumi and cheese. All were great - especially the fresh sliced prosciutto di parma. The waitress was so friendly and nice too - with excellent recommendations on both the food and wine. After the salumi and cheese, we split one pizza and a pasta dish between my wife and me. Despite the pizzas being fairly small, they are very filling. It was more than enough food for two people and we even brought some pizza home. We loved our food and so did other diners around us. We can't wait to go back and try some of the other dishes. More

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Boston Chops - South EndBoston Chops - South End
1764 reviews
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Steakhouse | South End, Boston

Always a favorite...😋 More

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Oishii BostonOishii Boston
1792 reviews
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Sushi | South End, Boston

Best sushi ever and desserts are spectacular! More

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Banyan Bar + RefugeBanyan Bar + Refuge
375 reviews
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Asian | South End, Boston

My favorite restaurant in boston. I go there about twice a week. The food is flavorful and light. The staff is amazing! Highly recommended to anyone and everyone! More

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The Butcher ShopThe Butcher Shop
296 reviews
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Contemporary French / American | South End, Boston

We had a lovely experience here. Our server Dana was absolutely terrific and shared why they carry so many vermouths. The food was well prepared and very tasty. More

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StellaStella
2275 reviews
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Italian | South End, Boston

Great service ,We tried different entrees to share and taste and We love them all. The appetizers were brought promptly and We had enough time to enjoy the time while We got the main entrees. Excellent selection of wines and I like the cranberry cocktail , my girlfriends enjoyed the evening there and We will be back with our Families . Thanks and We love the bilingual staff 😉 More

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MIDAMIDA
543 reviews
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Italian | South End, Boston

Food was fantastic and the service was great. Seating is a little tight so be prepared to get friendly with your neighbors! More

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BeehiveBeehive
5064 reviews
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American | South End, Boston

The band was great! Room was awesome and ambiance top notch. More

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Petit Robert Bistro Columbus AvenuePetit Robert Bistro Columbus Avenue
1888 reviews
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French | South End, Boston

The servers were all the time very polite and friendly. The food was very tasty and regarding the selection of French wines I highly recommend the red wines (Pinot noire and bordeaux. More

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Darryl's Corner Bar and KitchenDarryl's Corner Bar and Kitchen
1290 reviews
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Comfort Food | South End, Boston

Great live music, great waitstaff, and just evertyhing. Food was fantastic (corn bread and fried chicken wings were both excellent). Great fun cocktails! Honestly, just a great place for dinner and live music, can't recommend highly enough! More

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Elephant Walk South EndElephant Walk South End
356 reviews
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Cambodian | South End, Boston

Wonderful meal and service! One of our favorite restaurants... great vegan options as well !! More

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GaslightGaslight
4566 reviews
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French | South End, Boston

Great restaurant! Awesome waitress, delicious food. Gaslight never disappoints More

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the gallowsthe gallows
106 reviews
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American | South End, Boston

The food was fantastic but the cocktails were what really stood out! They were incredible and it was a fun, intimate feeling place for dinner. More

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AquitaineAquitaine
3073 reviews
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French | South End, Boston

Service was kind and attentive. Food was especially good and appreciated the vegetarian options available. Wine and cocktail selection was particularly good. More

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EstragonEstragon
797 reviews
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Spanish | South End, Boston

This was the second time I’ve been to Estragon and if I’m being honest it may be my favorite restaurant in the entire city now. Everything from the service to the food and the drinks was incredible. Certainly not my last visit, 12/10! More

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South End ButterySouth End Buttery
1680 reviews
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Contemporary American | South End, Boston

Great place for an intimate New Year’s Day brunch. Lobster eggs Benedict, fruit and a cocktail was the perfect start to the new year. More

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FrenchieFrenchie
440 reviews
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Contemporary French | South End, Boston

Really cute French wine bar with a cozy feel and great food. More

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Cinquecento Roman TrattoriaCinquecento Roman Trattoria
1072 reviews
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Italian | South End, Boston

Dinner was lovely.. We arrived late, but they were very gracious. Food was solid - some of it better than other dishes, staff were great, and we were able to have a relaxed dinner.. We dine their often - always satisfied More

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Southern ProperSouthern Proper
202 reviews
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Southern | South End, Boston

A comfortable atmosphere with amazing southern food More

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Vejigante RestaurantVejigante Restaurant
576 reviews
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Puerto Rican | South End, Boston

I love this place and the servers are super nice! More

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Whaling in OklahomaWhaling in Oklahoma
120 reviews
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American | South End, Boston

The plates were pretty small, but the food was really good. The sweet potatoes and the tuna were the star of the show! More

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Lion's TailLion's Tail
75 reviews
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American | South End, Boston

I was extremely impressed by the friendly staff - great service! Also great decor, fun cocktails, and good food. More

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Wink and NodWink and Nod
509 reviews
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Tapas / Small Plates | South End, Boston

We had a good dinner, but I guess I expected more from Italian! Nothing was super memorable, except the delicious panna cotta! More

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Five Horses Tavern - South EndFive Horses Tavern - South End
432 reviews
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Contemporary American | South End, Boston

Always Seem to Enjoy Five Horses Three of us had lunch at Five Horses to celebrate a birthday. This place always seems crowed, so I recommend you make reservations. I did on Open Table. We were sat at a nice table by a window. Started with the K-Town wings and a bowl of tater tots (which they are known for). Both delicious. The birthday boy enjoyed the chicken tenders while the other two enjoyed the tuna tacos. They were OK....but would have preferred a hard taco shell. We ended with the birthday boy enjoying two Blackbottom cupcakes. The service was great and the food great. The drinks also very good! More

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Dona HabanaDona Habana
388 reviews
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Cuban | South End, Boston

Beautiful and vibrant environment, friendly staff. Nice date restaurant or special occasion. Food is delicious. More

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Mela RestaurantMela Restaurant
210 reviews
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Indian | South End, Boston

Great customer service! I left my debit card there by mistake and they kept it safely for me. More

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DaVinciDaVinci
1851 reviews
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Italian | South End, Boston

I'd always heard of Da Vinci but was never compelled to try, but took my friend staying at hotel nearby, who wanted solid Italian. It was surprisingly not crowded on a Friday night (about half tables open), not sure why... The food was solid, not knock your socks off, but very good, I liked that a few dishes were more inventive (Indian inspired). The server was very friendly, we just wish we'd see him more, but I think he was the only one there and also was bartending? I guess maybe they were downstaffing as they aren't usually busy that hour? But, one server/bartender for the whole place makes for some waiting... But regardless we'd love to try again sometime. More

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Stephi's On TremontStephi's On Tremont
1097 reviews
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American | South End, Boston

Delicious brunch! Had never been and went 2 days in a row with 2 buddies. Both days we got a breakfast skillet for table and then each got the french toast. Stephi's staff is great too- manager got us monkey bread for trekking there in the snow on the 2nd day. More

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The Trophy RoomThe Trophy Room
117 reviews
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Gastro Pub | South End, Boston

Overall very nice Ambience, vibe, ample portions of food prepared well Some items not available Would recommend to others More

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Masa - BostonMasa - Boston
2346 reviews
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Latin American | South End, Boston

I've been hearing rave reviews of Masa since moving to Boston, so I was excited to try the famous $10 brunch. I had the plantain empanada and the breakfast tacos. The empanada + butter was amazing - I wish I'd ordered more of them! The tacos were so-so, but for $10 it was hard to expect anything more. More

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ClerysClerys
30 reviews
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American | South End, Boston

Clery's is a typical bar, but it's good for large groups and they do monthly drink specials. We just did drinks and apps and it made it fairly cheap per person with the drink special and splitting a few things. The college football games were on on all screens and noise levels were pretty good. It got a bit louder after the downstairs club opened up, but for the most part was still a good place for catching up with friends. More

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Boston South End Diners' Choice Winners

Boston South End's best restaurants based upon thousands of OpenTable diner reviews
Bar MezzanaBar Mezzana
564 reviews
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Italian | South End, Boston

Best short rib pasta ever and great service! A hidden gem. More

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B&G OystersB&G Oysters
2166 reviews
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Seafood | South End, Boston

B&G is always terrific. This week was no exception for a lovely lunch with a friend. More

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Metropolis CafeMetropolis Cafe
1167 reviews
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Mediterranean | South End, Boston

Service and food was great. We love the size of the restaurant. More

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Area Four BostonArea Four Boston
291 reviews
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Pizzeria | South End, Boston

I have eaten here multiple times and this time got a new pizza- the Florentine. It has spinach, cheese, and farm eggs. I was slightly disappointed because the crust was very soggy in the middle from the eggs which were kept runny. I was expecting them to be sunny side up. The taste was great! texture was just slightly off. However, the fried cheese appetizer saved the day. These were perfectly crunchy with a light honey drizzle on top. SO so good. Also they have great Trillium selection, so I can't complain. More

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Boston Chops - South EndBoston Chops - South End
1764 reviews
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Steakhouse | South End, Boston

Always a favorite...😋 More

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Oishii BostonOishii Boston
1792 reviews
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Sushi | South End, Boston

Best sushi ever and desserts are spectacular! More

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EstragonEstragon
797 reviews
$$$$
Spanish | South End, Boston

This was the second time I’ve been to Estragon and if I’m being honest it may be my favorite restaurant in the entire city now. Everything from the service to the food and the drinks was incredible. Certainly not my last visit, 12/10! More

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MIDAMIDA
543 reviews
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Italian | South End, Boston

Food was fantastic and the service was great. Seating is a little tight so be prepared to get friendly with your neighbors! More

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Petit Robert Bistro Columbus AvenuePetit Robert Bistro Columbus Avenue
1888 reviews
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French | South End, Boston

The servers were all the time very polite and friendly. The food was very tasty and regarding the selection of French wines I highly recommend the red wines (Pinot noire and bordeaux. More

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StellaStella
2275 reviews
$$$$
Italian | South End, Boston

Great service ,We tried different entrees to share and taste and We love them all. The appetizers were brought promptly and We had enough time to enjoy the time while We got the main entrees. Excellent selection of wines and I like the cranberry cocktail , my girlfriends enjoyed the evening there and We will be back with our Families . Thanks and We love the bilingual staff 😉 More

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Discover South End

Conveniently located alongside several historic Boston districts, the South End neighborhood offers easy access to a number of must-try eating establishments that lure travelers from around the world to the iconic city every year. The neighborhood’s popular Tremont Street plays host to several restaurants that provide you with opportunities to sample the best fare from diverse cultures, whether you're in the mood for Indian, Ethiopian, French, Italian, or Thai. Within easy reach of these South End eateries lies a wealth of pubs and restaurants that provide you with varied selections, including freshly caught seafood, warm Middle Eastern pastries, and those iconic Boston baked beans. Be sure to try a hot bowl of New England clam chowder.