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Wink & Nod

#414 of 2,383 Restaurants in Boston
Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
South End
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3 Appleton St, Boston, MA 02116-5238
+1 617-482-0117
17:00 - 02:00
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Boston, Massachusetts
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44 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We were in heaven with amazing cocktails. Skilled bartender crafted a variety of drinks full of flavor. Frontiersman with the smoked cloves was sensational. Indonesian appetizers nothing special.

Thank cant83
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We had a great dinner last Friday at Kaki Lima's residency at Wink and Nod. After moving to Boston from The Netherlands more than six years ago the only good Indonesian food that we can get is when we make it ourselves. Now it's tempting to visit Kaki Lima every week to enjoy their food that reminds us so much... More 

Thank JanPleun
Glastonbury, Connecticut
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100 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What works? Service: Excellent. Attentive, informed and personable. Atmosphere: All the right ingredients for a cocktail bar. Nice bar, well stocked and room for SRO. Tiered layout separates a few tables and couches. All fits well. Dark but not secretive because you can see most of the place from anywhere. Well done. Drink Menu: Great selection of cocktails and liquors... More 

Thank Bill K
Boston, Massachusetts
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2017

This place always has an interesting menu. They rotate new chefs/cuisines typically every 6 months or so. We have eaten there three times- and each time liked the food very much. They also have a fun and active bar scene. With the classics- as well as interesting cocktail choices. Every time we have been service has been excellent. Only comment... More 

Thank Jessee1958
Brookline, Massachusetts
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252 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2017 via mobile

Scotch is a specialty here. They have more Islay on their list than most bar/restaurants entire scotch list.

Thank Paul G
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62 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2017 via mobile

I've been to a few Speak-Easy bars Boston and on a recent weekend visit dragged my friends to Wink & Nod. Cool entrance and dark lit and elegant with a mixed crowd of youngsters and matures. It all seemed electric until we ordered drinks. Giant ice cubes in extra small glasses and marginal quality was disappointing. The $60 bill for... More 

Thank exBostonian
Las Vegas, Nevada
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2017

The chef was a specialist in Nepalese food; very yummy, reasonably priced and interesting cocktail menu. Our waitress was terrific. will return really soon

Thank sue o
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155 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2017

We decided to go here after dinner for some after dinner cocktails. At first we weren't sure if it was for us, looking like we were the oldest people there, it was a very young crowd. We decided to order a drink anyways, unfortunately no place to sit around the bar area every seat was taken. The only other seating... More 

Thank Linda P
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

Went here for NYE. Every 6 months they invite a new chef into the kitchen. Chef Gita cooked Nepali cuisine. Very good. The pictures don't do the food justice. Prefix menu. 75$ pp. definitely worth every bite. They don't rush you at all so plan about 2 hours for your meal. Zoey was our waitress. She was awesome and very... More 

Thank Macoke1
Manchester, New Hampshire
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35 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

We stopped in at cocktail hour to enjoy libations. They had a nice lounge area with couches and leather chairs. Very nice decor. The drink menu was very nice and although their bourbon list was very limited our bourbon drinker found something he enjoyed. We didn't stay to eat but there seemed to be Indian inspired dishes featured on the... More 

Thank Stephanie P

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Restaurant features
Reservations, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Seating
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
17:00 - 02:00
17:00 - 02:00
17:00 - 02:00
17:00 - 02:00
17:00 - 02:00
17:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3 Appleton St, Boston, MA 02116-5238
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston>  > South End
  • Neighbourhood: South End
  • Phone Number: +1 617-482-0117
Wink & Nod is a craft cocktail bar located on 3 Appleton Street in the South End of Boston. Wink & Nod runs a scratch bar, where we prepare our cordials, fresh juices and infusions in-house, from scratch, on a daily basis. Our cocktails change seasonally.

Wink & Nod operates a Culinary Incubator program, where every 6 months, we invite a new Chef to run our kitchen and experiment with dishes as bold and creative as our cocktails. With this program, Wink & Nod hopes to contribute to the development of up-and-coming Chefs by providing them with a restaurant platform in which to operate and showcase their talent.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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