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The Living Room

$$ - $$$
North End
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101 Atlantic Ave, Boston, MA 02110-3702 (Richmond St.)
+1 617-723-5101
11:00 - 01:00
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Thu - Sat 11:00 - 02:00
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Randolph, New Jersey
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2017 via mobile

We came here for brunch on Saturday and didn't end up staying. The menu items looked good, but the place was so dirty that we left before we even ordered. The place smelled like a dirty bar when we walked in. The waitress told us to sit anywjere and was then rudely corrected by an older woman to lead us... More 

Thank Clamb7725
livingroombos, Owner at The Living Room, responded to this review

As you can see from other reviews, this is NOT our normal standard of service. The night before was St Patricks Day celebration and we were exceptionally busy. The did not get to mop the front twice as usual. The day of your brunch, the hostess did not show up and we were short two servers. The "older woman" is... More 

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29 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 January 2017 via mobile

Went to this spot for brunch with my brother and sister. Food was good. Ordered some appetizers: momos, chicken & biscuits, and buff chicken dumplings. Those were great. I had the spiced banana bread French toast. Great mixture of spices and quite sweet. Everyone else has the eggs Benedict. Servers worked hard but were short staff and you could sense... More 

Thank Elizabeth F
livingroombos, General Manager at The Living Room, responded to this review

Thanks for the input! Brunch has been so popular that we are hiring more servers to help. Come see us again - john More 

Quincy, Massachusetts
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96 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 January 2017

We were with friends, celebrating a birthday. There were appetizers galore which were actually quite good and we ordered a little something more, just to not be drinking without something more substantial (did I mention we're getting old?) and all of that was great. The drinks were good as well, and the waitress was good about keeping checks separated, but... More 

Thank Grace_K102
livingroombos, General Manager at The Living Room, responded to this review

I'm not sure if you were in the lounge (which does fill up up with happy people) or in the dining room, which is quieter. Thursday, Friday and Saturday there is a DJ in the lounge at 10 PM so the party goers do come out then. Join us again early and you will have a more tranquil experience, or... More 

Manchester, New Hampshire
1 review
Reviewed 10 December 2016

They were the best to work with while planning a highschool reunion with about 100 guests. I would highly recommend for any work or social function. Fantastic, attentive staff the night of, and great, accommodating when planning the event. Great venue

Thank dsnh2016
livingroombos, General Manager at The Living Room, responded to this review

We have a great in house catering staff and love parties for all occasions. We appreciate your comments! john More 

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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 November 2016

I have been meaning to visit this place for a while now, and it lived up to the hype. My friend and I went for Team Trivia on Tuesday night. We got there early as warned to grab a comfy couch. The wait staff was very attentive and I liked their variety of beer selections. The trivia host was personable... More 

Thank Kathy M
livingroombos, General Manager at The Living Room, responded to this review

There is always something going on at the Living Room. Team trivia, with teams up to 6 persons is very popular and begins at 8:00 PM. You can even have dinner while playing trivia because it is piped into the dining room. Hope to see you again, and THANKS for the kind words and recommendation! john More 

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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

Went here today for brunch and the food was awesome! I had the fried chicken with the jalapeño cornbread waffle (something I've never had before) and it was sooo tasty and not as heavy as I thought it would be. My daughter loved the banana bread French toast and my husband the chicken club. The roasted potatoes were really delicious... More 

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livingroombos, General Manager at The Living Room, responded to this review

We appreciate your review and hope to see you again soon for Brunch, which by the way is served Saturday through Monday. john More 

Galt, California
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27 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 October 2016

A friend and I were visiting Boston and stumbled upon this place. We had drinks and appetizers on the patio. The duck fat fries with truffle aioli are not to be missed! Also had the sliders and calamari, both were good, but those fries.... Oh, and they also mentioned that they were dog-friendly.

Thank Deanne412
livingroombos, General Manager at The Living Room, responded to this review

We are dog friendly in our outdoor cafe, which should be opened sometime (??) in April! More 

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272 reviews
173 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

Very nice for a Saturday brunch! Many choices from standard breakfast fare to burgers & lunch choices. The Parmesan duck fat fries are amazing!! Great mimosas and drinks. Very comfortable atmosphere - eat at regular tables or on sofas. Fun place!

Thank lovenyc210
Boston, Massachusetts
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 29 September 2016

Excellent service -- polite and helpful -- left us to important discussion. Good menu and food for lunch at 1:30 PM. Not crowded -- spacious and quiet. Will be sure to return.

Thank rchalfen
Boston, Massachusetts
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91 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 September 2016

We stopped for drinks and an appetizer on a Saturday evening in the summer. There were 3 other people at the bar with a large party in the back. We ordered drinks and were handed a menu. The drinks arrived and we ordered 2 appetizers. The bartender comes back to us and says that because there is a large party... More 

Thank BML111
John H, General Manager at The Living Room, responded to this review

We are sure sorry that you were unhappy with your visit. There was a rehearsal dinner which took over our dining room and the patio was packed as well. The Chef did inform the servers to tell all guests that until the entrees came out for the wedding, that we could not accept any food orders. We really don't stock... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 21 - USD 40
American, Bar, International, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Private Dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Bar Scene, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 101 Atlantic Ave, Boston, MA 02110-3702
    (Richmond St.)
  • Public Transportation: Orange Line: Haymarket Station Green Line: Government Center Blue Line: Aquarium Station.
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston>  > North End
  • Neighbourhood: North End
  • Phone Number: +1 617-723-5101
German Chef Frank Schattauer offers an awesome selection of American and Global comfort food with emphasis on regional seafood. Brunch is served from 11:00 AM to 3 PM Saturday, Sunday and Monday. Dinner service begins at 4 PM daily

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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North End
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