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Banyan Bar + Refuge, Boston, MA

Banyan Bar + Refuge

4.6
4.6
1314 Reviews
$31 to $50
Asian
Indulge in a captivating culinary journey at Banyan Bar + Refuge, a fusion of Southeast Asian and New England flavors. Our menu boasts a tantalizing array of sweet, salty, sour, and spicy creations that promise to delight your palate. Immerse yourself in a delightful atmosphere filled with great music and a relaxed ambiance as you enjoy the historic South End.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 47 times today

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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Asian, Gastro Pub
  • Hours of operation
    Brunch Sat, Sun 11:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Daily 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Happy Hour Mon–Fri 4:00 pm–6:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (617) 556-4211
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Private party facilities
    For pricing, and availability please inquire through our website.
  • Private party contact
    Elena Todisco : (617) 556-4211
  • Neighborhood
    South End
  • Cross street
    Clarendon Street
  • Parking details
    Street parking is available.
  • Public transit
    Back Bay
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 1,314 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

1,314 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great place! Great food! The staff was extra nice to us.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    4 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Banyan has the best patio in the South End. On a nice night, it is a great atmosphere. The food is usually ok, and the service is generally fine. We had an ok meal last night, but a few critiques below: - We ordered the Pork and Leek dumplings off the Happy Hour menu even though the Happy Hour menu wasn't provided to us. The website says it's available 4-6 pm daily, and the servers said it was. We were asked if we wanted 5 pork dumplings and 5 leek dumplings or 10 and 10, which we thought was odd, since we thought all the dumplings included both ingredients. We went with 5 and 5 and later realized they meant did we want them steamed or fried? We would have just had 10 steamed dumplings if they had asked us that. The menu online says they are "pan-fried." Also, for some reason these didn't come out til the end of the meal even though we put them in before even ordering our "mains." - My wife asked for a soda water with lime and they gave us an entire bottle of Saratoga springs sparkling water. Not sure how much that was, but likely more than the on tap soda water we were expecting. - The Toast credit card device -- I don't mind having the server take our payment at the table, but we never received a bill, and also didn't receive an itemized receipt. Should have said something in the moment, but was in a bit of a hurry. Not sure if that is standard operating procedure, but it felt wrong. Our total for two $5 happy hour items, a $15 bao, $21 sticky chicken, $12 wine, $6 beer, a coke and a Saratoga Springs Sparkling water was $96. Did that include my tip? I'm not sure.

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  3. AndreasS

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wow! I was very impressed with the service, the manager was very polite to us and greeted us with a smile and a complimentary side dish right away. The bar tender provided quick and friendly service. The food was excellent and the atmosphere was very welcoming. I plan to visit this restaurant every time I visit Boston!

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 16, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    We love banyan! But the last visit was a little disappointing. we feel like the food quality has dropped.

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  5. ewest22

    Greater Boston

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We went during Happy Hour on a Sunday, and ordered the veggie dumplings and a scallion pancake roll with pork belly from the specials menu, plus two kinds of bao (cauliflower and fried chicken) from the regular menu. Everything was delicious, and our server was wonderful.

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  6. Shulmaniel

    Greater Boston

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We always love it here. We went this time for Mother's Day with a party of 9, and the experience was just as lovely as if it had been a party of 2. The staff are always wonderful to us.

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  7. SoxFan

    Greater Boston

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Banyan is THE place to go in Boston. Food delicious, drinks fun, service impeccable, vibe energetic. You cannot go wrong. IF you can get a reservation. Do so early.

    1 person found this helpful

  8. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My server mei was so fantastic! She was attentive, cheery, and super fun. The patio was booming and the vibes were immaculate. The food is unique Asian fusion and I could tell the chefs really thought about each recipe. It’s always a pleasure to dine at Banyan!!

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  9. RaginiS

    Greater Boston

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was not my first time here but the first time with a large party so we were able to order more items. Everything was amazing. From the bao buns to the soba noodles to the hot plates (we got mussels and green beans this time), everything was full of flavor including some heat and delicious. The portions are just right for us. The cocktails were also tasty. I love that they have a skinny margarita that’s spicy! And our family members got other cocktails and mock tails that were equally delicious. Dessert was also fantastic. I would highly recommend for a special night or just a fun night out with friends.

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  10. PaulC

    Greater Boston

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on May 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Our first time at Banyan - we loved it an are already planning our return!

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FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Banyan Bar + Refuge using the Order Online button. Banyan Bar + Refuge also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (617) 556-4211.

Banyan Bar + Refuge is rated 4.6 stars by 1314 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 47 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Banyan Bar + Refuge

553 Tremont St, Boston, MA 02116

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Clarendon Street
  • Neighborhood
    South End
  • Hours of operation
    Brunch Sat, Sun 11:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Daily 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Happy Hour Mon–Fri 4:00 pm–6:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Asian, Gastro Pub
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking details
    Street parking is available.
  • Public transit
    Back Bay
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (617) 556-4211
  • Private party facilities
    For pricing, and availability please inquire through our website.
  • Private party contact
    Elena Todisco : (617) 556-4211
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