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jm Curley

4.6
4.6
73 Reviews
$30 and under
American
jm Curley is an American eatery in Boston that specializes in serving contemporary American comfort food. The restaurant features a laid-back atmosphere and is open for the late night crowd.

jm Curley serves dinner daily. You've probably heard of the awesome burger, but the menu also contains some lighter and vegetarian options. Current favorites are the house made veggie burger and summer picnic hummus. We offer options for the adventurous eater as well such as our grilled octopus & bone marrow.

We are currently taking reservations on OpenTable in the dining room for parties of up to six! To inquire about availability please call (617) 338-5333.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 15 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American, Contemporary American, Cocktail Bar

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Daily 4:00 pm–1:30 am

  • Phone number

    (617) 338-5333

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    John Malone

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown Crossing

  • Cross street

    Between Washington & Tremont Streets

  • Parking details

    Evening validated parking at Lafayette Garage. <br /><br />http://www.pilgrimparking.com/boston-parking-garages/lafayette-garage.htm

  • Public transit

    Park Street or Downtown Crossing T-stations

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 73 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. KL

    KathrynL

    New England

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time to JM curly. We were going to the theater district for a show, location was great. The staff was amazing!!!! My daughter asked for a mocktail and bartender made her a yummy drink. Food was great and we had a great time listening to the 80/90’s tunes! We will be back.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Food was very good. Staff is always great!
  3. RW

    RachelW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Tasty updated American food. Buidling is Modern aesthetic with expose bricks. A good hangout for young adults. A large selection of alcohol with cocktails.
  4. SD

    SteveD

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and nice selection of beers and cocktails
  5. TC

    TrinaC

    New England

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 13, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    We had the most wonderful waiter, very kind. Checked on us to see if we were ok with our hovering over us! Food was delicious, cooked just as we asked!
  6. P

    Peggy

    New England

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Limited menu but something for everyone (burger, Chicken BLT, and Mac & Cheese with the Buffalo Chicken). Food was very good but the real highlight of the place is the help. From the Host, to our excellent server, and friendly staff that delivered the food, everyone at JM Curley made dinner out a memorable experience!
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great drinks and good food. Would eat here again, but a very limited menu with limited seating
  8. JV

    JordanV

    New England

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Tuna Poke was absolutely amazing. Crunchwrap was a great upscale version of the one we all know and love. We will be back!
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went for dinner before going to a show at the Opera House. Food came out quickly and tasted great.
  10. MG

    MattG

    New England

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Cam is the best! Super charismatic and friendly.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    ハンバーガー美味しかった
  12. J

    Jmac

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time! The server was friendly, attentive and gave great recommendations. Manager stopped by as well which was a nice touch. Cocktails were delicious. Food was amazing- no leftovers because we gobbled everything up! Will absolutely go back.
  13. CD

    CathyD

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Such a great find! Food and drink menus are fun and there is something for everyone. Service was smooth and our meals were yummy. We will definitely be back!
  14. SB

    SamanthaB

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Stopped for lunch before a show at Boston Opera House
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service. Food was amazing
  16. PD

    ProvidenceDinerDan

    New England

    56 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    56 reviews

    Dined on June 21, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience1
    This was not a good experience for the 6 people I brought to jm Curley. I will admit that the staff was friendly but that is where the goodness ends. All six meals were ill-prepared or incomplete. The burgers were either undercooked or had items on them that were not requested or specifically asked to not be on the burger. Fries came instead of tater tots and tater tots came instead of fries. The fries were soggy so what they gained in quantity was countered by limp fries. The server was slow to clear the table but quick to deliver the bill. I was very dissatisfied with this facility.
  17. F

    Flade

    New England

    16 reviews

    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on June 21, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Great pub type food. The French fries are to die for!
  18. TB

    TimB

    New England

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great hidden gem! Service and food were amazing. Will be back more.
  19. S

    Sunday

    New England

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing bartenders! Great food variety and delicious. Nice background music- we didn’t have to scream at each other
  20. DR

    DonR

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    much better than standard pup fare. Excellent beers on tap. Loud. Somewhat pricey for what you get($6 for a shrilly temple?!) but will go back for more.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Great for a small bite and some great drinks! We went mainly for the cocktails but ended up getting some apps which were phenomenal. Great spot in Downtown crossing area and the service was amazing
  22. AG

    AllisonG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was great, the place was clean and the drinks were good!
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    Delicious food and great beer selection. Service was a bit inattentive and it was very loud but we had a nice time overall.
  24. BL

    BrianaL

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Very close to the Theater District! If ordering meat, be careful as all of ours were overdone. Smaller place but seemed like only one server on. She did a great job and was very personable! Prices were cheaper than typical Boston dinner. Would go back and try something else!
  25. JG

    JodiG

    New England

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Only reason a lower score for ambiance is that we didn’t expect this to be bar/pub style restaurant although I’m sure it would our misunderstanding when reserving. HOWEVER, the food was outstanding, the service was fabulous and we were very pleased with the unusual craft cocktails. We will absolutely be back!
  26. A

    Allison

    New England

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    jm Curley is always on point. From dishes you don't see often to basic mac & cheese, jm Curley is phenomenal.
  27. K

    Kevin

    New England

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, awesome drink list, and the coolest bar tenders/servers. I've already been twice this week. Oh, and the best tater tots I've ever had. It's the kind of place where everyone feels welcome and comfortable and you can still get a good meal without breaking the bank. Don't ever leave us JM Curley!
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience2
    Service, especially upon checking in, wasn’t particularly welcoming. Food left a lot to be desired. A salad was drowning in dressing, pasta was too al dente and not very warm.
  29. SK

    ShellyK

    New England

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 23, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Very cool vibe and atmosphere. Excellent cocktails, and waitstaff was attentive and friendly. Food was as expected, delicious and not too bougie. They have a 'speakeasy' second space that was a little higher end that I can't wait to try next time. This was perfect for what we were looking for.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Found jm Curley on Google as we were heading to Boston to see Jordan Peterson. We loved the “law & order” they have and decided to go there. The service was great, drinks amazing & the food was different (in a good way) and very delicious! Highly recommend
  31. SG

    SharmilaG

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 19, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    This place is full of energy ! Go for it chill with your friends and come back happily.
  32. C

    Customer2022

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Impressive!! Staff was super friendly and laid back, food was fantastic. Loved the loaded caesar salad and B&T cocktail! Thank you for a great night before heading to a show.
  33. GH

    GregariousHouse

    New England

    22 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on May 9, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    The only place on Temple St that had any buzz or business on a Monday - speaks to its popularity and dependability. The burger was solid - I had asked for tater tots as the side but instead got fries and they apologized and brought out tots on the house. Drinks were also solid if a little pricey (but then again it's downtown Boston so what do we expect). It's got a strong speakeasy vibe - leather, brick, and wood with low warm lights, but also has the feel of a sports bar (just more refined). A great spot to meet a friend or someone else casually.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Brilliant food, drinks and service!
  35. MM

    MaryM

    New England

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Apres theatre experience for dinner - drinks and burgers were great. Fried pickles w/ dipping sauce and fried carrots over lemony whipped Greek yogurt (wow) were excellent picks.
  36. m

    maryk

    New England

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous overall! The staff is exceptional! I look forward to going back one day!
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place being open late on a weekday was a godsend.
  38. B

    Bumblebee

    New England

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Curley's was very busy for an early Sunday night dinner! The food choices were limited but is that because this is a "bar" more than a restaurant? But wait....when I asked for a glass of pinot grigio I was told they only had chardonnay for white wine. Really? At a bar? The food was just okay but the side salad was great! I missed the bacon flavored popcorn they used to serve when you were first seated. Please.... bring it back!
  39. T

    Tlib

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was terrific. Great speedy service. Delicious food. Gluten Free, Vegetarian, and omnivore options all wonderful. Cocktails were an inventive and tasty standout. Only fly in the ointment was it was a bit on the loud side.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Get a res to beat the post theatre crowd! Great beer selection and excellent food

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Diner temperature check required
    • Staff temperature check required
    • Contact tracing information collected

FAQs

jm Curley does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. jm Curley also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (617) 338-5333.

jm Curley is rated 4.6 stars by 73 OpenTable diners.

jm Curley does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 15 times today
Google Map for jm Curley

21 Temple Pl, Boston, MA 02111

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Between Washington & Tremont Streets

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown Crossing

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Daily 4:00 pm–1:30 am

  • Cuisines

    American, Contemporary American, Cocktail Bar

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Evening validated parking at Lafayette Garage. <br /><br />http://www.pilgrimparking.com/boston-parking-garages/lafayette-garage.htm

  • Public transit

    Park Street or Downtown Crossing T-stations

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    John Malone

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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