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The Playwright Bar & Cafe

) #1,738 of 2,418 Restaurants in Boston ££ - £££ , , American
658 E Broadway, Boston, MA 02127-1502
+1 617-269-2537
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  • Excellent19%
  • Very good54%
  • Average14%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible9%
21 Apr 2017
“Reached expectations”
21 Sep 2016
“Extremely slow service”
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Bar, Pub, American
££ - £££
658 E Broadway, Boston, MA 02127-1502
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Reviewed 21 April 2017 via mobile

Went here for a quick dinner and drinks on a Friday night. It was easy to get a table and service was quick but casual. The cocktails were a bit ordinary - sickly sweet mai tais - i wouldn't recommend them but the beer was...More

1  Thank Canberra_Traveller
Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

Went there a couple of weeks ago and ordered a couple of salads. It took an hour to be served 2 salads. How much time does it take to scoop lettuce onto a plate? It appears at least an hour at The Playwright. The waitress...More

Thank jckennedy4
Reviewed 7 July 2016

Based on the smell of stale beer and the amount of flies banging off the windows this "restaurant" should remain a night time activity. The service was so slow, it was painful and it was clear that because we were having sodas, we were not...More

1  Thank Pesky6
Reviewed 8 May 2016 via mobile

Mother's lunch. Four of us. The waitress was indifferent at best. Clearly we were interrupting her because her mind was elsewhere. She delivered the burgers without ketchup or mustard. Asked twice. Coffee without sugar. Asked twice. Warm coffee, not hot. Well done burgers, not medium....More

1  Thank RoboDad2
Reviewed 1 April 2016

We dropped in for a quick meal in the middle of the afternoon. The wait staff was very nice and helpful. I "had" to have a lobster roll before I completed my Boston visit. Their lobster roll featured delicious seafood piled high on a very...More

Thank SnBsmith
Reviewed 25 January 2016 via mobile

Stopped here for a fast beer before going to the library for a lecture. Very pleasant bartender. Older crowd in the dinning room which is good. No wild tenny boppers. Lots of big screen tvs.

Thank maxrebos
Reviewed 24 September 2015

Went for lunch. The very nice server was prompt and courteous. We had a light lunch. The hamburg delivered was raw, and when the server was told her immediately corrected it - PLUS did not charge us for the hamburg. Very customer orientated restaurant

Thank OutdoorSteveNH
Reviewed 12 June 2015

We were walking around after visiting Castle Island Park and happened to stumble upon The Playwright for lunch - delicious! We were halfway through our Boston visit and hadn't tried lobster rolls yet so my husband and I both ordered them. Having nothing to compare...More

Thank MSchliepp
Reviewed 22 July 2014

We enjoy the food at The Playwright, it's a typical pub menu. The appetizers are big and I often have one of them as my lunch order. It can be very loud, both the music and the people. Also, the food seems to be particularly...More

Thank Clydemom
Reviewed 15 July 2014

Stopped for lunch with a friend on a cloudy weekday. Plenty of open tables and room at the bar where we sat. Beer choices were less than I expected and bartender was not very knowledgable about them. Cobb Salad and Vegetable wrap were very good....More

Thank cc41
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Restaurant Details

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Bar, Pub, American
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Open Hours
10:00 - 01:00
11:30 - 01:00
11:30 - 01:00
11:30 - 01:00
11:30 - 01:00
11:30 - 01:00
10:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 658 E Broadway, Boston, MA 02127-1502
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston>  > South Boston
  • Neighbourhood: South Boston
  • Phone Number: +1 617-269-2537
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