Lucy's American Tavern

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250 reviews
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$30 and under
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Comfort Food

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Lucy's is modern neighborhood restaurant and tavern located in Adams Village in Boston's Historic Dorchester. Lucy's name pays homage to Lucy Stone, who was a pioneer in woman's rights and a Dorchester resident. Our menu consists of fresh, local cuisine focusing on an elevated comfort food and a gastro pub menu. We focus on hearty New England fare, ode to Southern cooking, awesome burgers and globally influenced dishes. We feature a full bar with 27 draught beers with a focus on local Craft breweries. We offer wine on tap as well as a thoughtful glass and bottle program. Our cocktails change seasonally with fresh, local ingredients and support local Craft distillers when possible. We also feature over 40 different whiskeys. Open for lunch, dinner and weekend brunch our guests can expect a warm and inviting atmosphere featuring a four season outdoor dining area.

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vipACross09
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great experience. Went there for a late night dinner with friends and the service and food was fantastic! Lindsey was great.

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Justsean
New England
8 reviews
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great lively place for brunch with great food and drinks!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
4 reviews
Dined on 21 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love Lucy’s! It’s a great all american venu with some great cocktails. The food was wonderful and the service was great too.

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vipSJShirer
New England
26 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience4

I've eaten at Lucy's twice before this visit. I very much enjoyed it on my previous visits.

This visit was disappointing. I ordered the salmon with vegetable fried rice. The salmon had a nice, spicy kick to it. Although the skin could have been crispy. However, the rice was horrible. I couldn't tell it was rice. It kind of reminded me of Quinoa. They replaced it with mashed potatoes. The potatoes were tasty, but not rich & creamy.

My husband ordered the chips & fish. He enjoyed his meal.

We ordered buffalo wings to start. And they were very good.

I like the fact they have complimentary valet parking. So that's one thing you don't have to worry about in that heavily congested area.

I'm not going to give up on Lucy's based on one meal, though. So I'll be back.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Valentine’s Day I got engaged 😍💍

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SamR
New England
3 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Really cool spot, the look of the place is awesome. Definitely feels like more of a place for drinks and apps verse dinner (like we did)

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bs3691
New England
18 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5food4service2ambience4

Food quality and portions were great. Service was slow even though it was early on a sat night (4:15). Very loud atmosphere.

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Casey
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great brunch, great fun drinks, and great atmosphere!

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vipElizabeth
New England
11 reviews
Dined on 2 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to watch the super bowl!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
4 reviews
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible service

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Shay
New England
1 review
Dined on 26 January 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience1

Our seating area was blowing actual cold air on a 30 degree day in January. Our food was not warm for long and we all ate in our jackets from the wind blowing on us.I also noted that people of color were seated in same back area. A few patrons also noted this as well and mentioned how much of a coincidence this was which was somewhat uncomfortable to realize.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing waitress - Erin!

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kimberlym
New England
2 reviews
Dined on 21 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time at Lucy's. Myself and a few friends I served in the military with, met up at Lucy's for lunch. I reserved a table on Open Table and mentioned we were veterans getting together. The manager came over personally and thanked us for our service. We ended up staying for about 4 hours because we were having such a good time! Ambiance was great, food, service and artisan drinks were awesome. We will definitely be back.

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KerrieC
1 review
Dined on 19 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a group of 6 adults and two infants for Sunday brunch. Our reservations was ready in time. Service was great. Food was awesome. Drinks were delicious. We had a great time and will definitely be back

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 19 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Met with coworker for breakfats

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vippatriciac
New England
177 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Arugula farro salad was outstanding and the pork sliders good but unexpectedly very spicy!! Definitely a great local place for dinner!!

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vipMelissa
Orlando
71 reviews
Dined on 28 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service A neighborhood gem.

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vipElizabeth
New England
11 reviews
Dined on 21 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for brunch with friends, service was friendly and food was GREAT!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 18 December 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Good food, good service!

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vipPatrickC
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined on 7 December 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Good food, very good service, nice pub for watching a game or an early family dinner.

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vipSarahsmom
New England
10 reviews
Dined on 29 November 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

We went for brunch.

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vipMelissa
Orlando
71 reviews
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service here at Lucy's is outstanding. Great Bar as well! They are on Open Table and have Free valet parking. Truly a neighborhood GEM!!

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ReneeB
New England
2 reviews
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food and drinks were good. the ambiance and view from every seat of the multiple TV's are awesome if you are a sports buff.

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AndyF
1 review
Dined on 13 November 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Food and Service were very good. A very nice place

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OpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on 11 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place and great food! Will definitely go back.

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Pete
New England
13 reviews
Dined on 31 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Catching up with a friend for lunch, talking about the best beers we'd found over the summer. Happily found two of my favorites, from Singlecut (Softly Spoken Magic Spells) and Finback (Rolling in Clouds) on the menu. Sweet!

Oh yeah, burger and fries were perfect.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
12 reviews
Dined on 30 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome!! Loved this place. Def recommend dining here for a causal meet up with friends.

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vipMelissa
Orlando
71 reviews
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

ALWAYS GREAT FOOD, YOU NEED NOT LIVE IN DORCHESTER TO COME AND FIND A GREAT FUN PLACE. GOOD FOOD GREAT BAR, GREAT SERVICE!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience1

It was the loudest restaurant I’ve ever been to

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on 13 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great time! Brunch was great and atmosphere was awesome. Had the big chicken little sandwich which was amazing!

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vipMelissa
Orlando
71 reviews
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding menu something for everyone even little people.
Desserts a must!

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vipMelissa
Orlando
71 reviews
Dined on 4 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding menu something for all taste buds and ages

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vipMelissa
Orlando
71 reviews
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, Great menu, Fantastic waitstaff. Fun place!!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
24 reviews
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience4

The Food , Not that good . The waitress was very pleasant

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience Gabby was a great waitress food was exceptional artichoke dip tuna poke fried pickles all great southern chopped salad 1/2 pound chili dog fish tacos and burgers all great loved the atmosphere

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vipMelissa
Orlando
71 reviews
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding menu great staff.!! great for any occasion. Clean and comfortable.

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vipTaliaZ
New England
3 reviews
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall3food4service5ambience4

This experience was tainted by classic miscommunication. I had a reservation for 8 people with a request for a high top. Lucy’s has two awesome 8 seater High Tops in the bar area which is what I was hoping for. I called the day before to make the request to ensure I had one of those tables and was told by the young lady I spoke to said she would make note of the request.

Other members of my party arrived first and when I got there I saw that instead of the awesome 8 seater table I requested we were sitting at two four tops back to back that could not be put together. Why? Why would we all not be at one table when the restaurant has multiple different large party seating options?
The host I approached initially about it could’ve cared less about my concern but said she’d get a manager. No one ever came over to me so 10 minutes later I saw him at the host stand and approached. He was apologetic but neither of them had a good answer as to why they thought it was appropriate to split up a party of 8. Why would I book for 8 if we were going to sit separately? The waitress we had was great and was super pleasant and very present the entire visit. But this was a disappointing way to start off my birthday celebration, not having a table together meant instead of sitting and enjoying my friends company I had to hop around table to table. Not ideal. Not what I wanted. Just really disappointing that they had no consideration in just breaking up a large party and how that effects the people in the party. The food, drink & service from the waitress was all good but if you’re thinking of a special occasion here they may or may not honor your requests.

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vipTrythescotchegg
New England
27 reviews
Dined on 13 September 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Food is so-so, not really good options for vegetarians. Drink menu sounds good, but the featured cocktails were not made well. Our server was lovely and very attentive. Wish there weren’t TVs on every wall, so tacky.

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Paul
New England
1 review