There are many times when expectations for a restaurant are raised ridiculously high and they are met with a handshake and a kiss on the cheek, but it is rare that expectations are surpassed. That was the case with The Butcher Shop in Boston.
My family was very excited to be going to many places in Boston together, but this seemed to be their number one. Located on the corner of one of the prettiest streets in Boston, visiting The Butcher Shop is a lovely way to spend an afternoon.
The decor is simple, modern but comfortable. It feels light with large, open windows and high wooden tables surrounding a butcher’s cutting table. You see, The Butcher Shop is not just a name, it’s a description. This is a wine bar and cafe situated inside a butcher shop with a butcher always on hand to help you select the perfect cut of meat or chicken.
We couldn’t take away meat, being tourists and all, but we did do a bit of damage on the menu: a shared plate of salami, prosciutto, duck liver mousse, cheese, jam and, of course, a glass of red wine. The perfect place for a business meeting or a friendly catch up session.
We then got into two delicious main plates: the flank steak and the burger with blue cheese and wagu and a second glass of wine. Making it the perfect place for nearly any occasion.
Also, their pre-meal offerings are excellent. A baguette and soda bread basket with a spread of vermont honey and salted butter are placed on the table as menu are passed out. Good luck controlling yourself on that.
The Butcher Shop
552 Tremont Street Boston, Massachusetts 02118