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The Butcher Shop

552 Tremont St. (Waltham St.) Send to Phone
The Butcher Shop is precisely that by day; by night, it's an unpretentious yet somehow haute charcuterie and wine bar.
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The Butcher Shop, Boston, MA

The Butcher Shop Restaurant Review

: The Butcher Shop is exactly what it purports to be by day; by night, it's an unpretentious yet somehow haute charcuterie and wine bar installed in the heart of the South End. Its appeal lies in its handsome simplicity. The retail side features all things meat, including hanger steak, St. Louis ribs and veal sweetbreads. On the restaurant side, a half-dozen stools line the bar; a blackboard lists daily wine specials; a bar-length wooden butcher's block sits in the back for tastings, where fresh-made salamis, forcemeats and cured hams hang in glass cases. The menu is tiny but strong in every sense, from the chunky, country-style pâtés to the "hot dogs," a modest misnomer for these fresh pork sausages. Charcuterie comes in the form of petite and grande and serves as a tantalizing teaser to the main events, which feature tagliatelle Bolognese and steaks. End your experience with chestnut olive oil cake. Meanwhile, a wine list of regional French finds wanders dreamily on.

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