Buttermilk & Bourbon
New Orleans–style food & drink scene
Southern American · Back Bay · $$
Jason Santos, a local star chef remembered for his trademark pop of bright blue hair, commands this Southern-inspired entry in Back Bay offering quirky spins on Cajun and Creole cooking. Along with dining rooms named for New Orleans neighborhoods, the setting's black light–illuminated Voodoo Lounge hosts a boisterous, Bourbon Street–style bar scene.
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hours Open Today · 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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10:30 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
location 160 Commonwealth Ave., Boston, MA 02116, USA phone +1 617-266-1122 website www.buttermilkbourbon.com directions Get Directions
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Absolutely one of my favorite restaurants in Boston. Its small plates of higher end southern food in a white washed brick nook in commonwealth ave. Amazing atmosphere, amazing food. Try the spicy fried chicken and the oysters!
Francisco Rosales · January 9, 2018
I gotta dock a star due to spending ~$60 a person and having the possibility of communal seating. I don't mind at some places but if you're luxury food, I am paying for privacy. Food was above average and drinks we're quite good. The waiter was a bit awkward but helpful and speedy. Overall with all the options in the area this is probably an annual visit.
James L · January 2, 2018
While the food was great, the ambiance and service left something to be desired. I included on our reservation that it was a special occassion. When we arrived we were forced to wait around for a while and then they tried to seat us (2) at a 6 person table that was already occupied with 4 people. Usually I would just deal with it, but I had made sure ahead of time that they knew we were there celebrating a milestone birthday for my husband. When I asked for a different table, they initially refused and then the male host snapped at me. I was very surprised since I wasn't being rude or raising my voice. It really tainted what should have been a fun night. We eventually were seated at a small 2 person table that was close enough to its neighbors that things were knocked off of the surfaces constantly as peolpe entered and left. I wouldn't reccommend if you want a quiet dinner or any sort of ambiance.
Kelly Pedersen · February 5, 2018