The Butcher Shop

Restaurants, French South End
Butcher Shop (Photograph: Derek Kouyoumjian)
Photograph: Derek Kouyoumjian
The Butcher Shop
Photograph: Courtesy Creative Commons/Flickr/Nodame88

It’s polished, it’s chic, it’s packed with designer-clad South Enders swirling wine goblets and nibbling on pâté, it’s…a butcher’s shop? Yes, indeed—as well as a cosy soapstone-and-slate wine bar. Owner Barbara Lynch stocks the display cases with every delicacy, from pigs’ heads and whole hams to quails’ eggs and truffle butter, and fills the short menu with equally delicious, simple fare. Own-made charcuterie and antipasti can be washed down with a selection of mostly European boutique reds. After a bite or two, regulars often cross the street to B&G Oysters, also owned by Lynch, to complete their surf-and-turf crawl.


Venue name: The Butcher Shop
Address: 552 Tremont St

Cross street: at Waltham St
Opening hours: Open 11.30am-3.30pm, 4.30-10pm Mon, Sun; 11.30am-3pm, 4.30-11pm Tue-Sat.
Transport: Back Bay or NE Medical Center T
Price: Main courses $18-$24.
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