Places We Love: The Butcher Shop in Boston, MA

Brian Samuels falls in love with both the food and ambience at The Butcher Shop in Boston, MA.
By Brian Samuels

Walking into The Butcher Shop on a cold Sunday afternoon, I was greeted warmly by the staff.  Quickly, they guided me to a high top table and presented me with menus and a beer and wine list.  Before considering my options, I looked around the room and immediately thought about how unique this establishment was.  At once it feels like a cozy bar, with everyone sitting in tall chairs, and a fine dining restaurant.

The food is nothing short of stellar, the steak tartar so fresh and perfectly seasoned, it’ll have your heart racing after your first bite.  Then there are the house cured meats, the chicken and duck liver pates, and the fresh buratta. It all feels so simple, but when you’ve had a taste, you realize how special this is.  There is a precision to what they do and you know just from tasting the food that the chef cares wholeheartedly about the product he is producing.

The Butcher Shop
552 Tremont Street
Boston, MA 02118-3717

Brian Samuels

Brian Samuels is a Boston-based event and food photographer and writer. He is the creator of the food blog, A Thought For Food, a collection of recipes, personal anecdotes, and historical information pertaining to cooking. In 2011, his blog was featured as one of Saveur's "Sites We Love". His work has also been regularly featured on The Kitchn, Tastespotting, and FoodGawker.

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  1. The meats here look fantastic. I wish I was in the Boston area so I could try it. It has inspired me to go check out the new butcher shop that has just opened in my town.

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