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jm Curley

#221 of 2 510 Restaurants in Boston
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21 Temple Pl, Boston, MA 02111-1305
+1 617-338-5333
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good41%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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American, Bar, Pub
21 Temple Pl, Boston, MA 02111-1305
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Reviewed 1 April 2018

My fiancee and I came here for their Duck Poutine and drinks. Cory, the GM, was very friendly and explained how the restaurant got its name. They have a great beer list as well as unique cocktails. Their Duck Poutine was delicious and we enjoyed...More

Thank David D
babak b, Owner at jm Curley, responded to this reviewResponded 2 April 2018

Thanks so much for the amazing review! We are so glad you enjoyed your meal and appreciated our extensive beer list and staff, we do too! We look forward to serving you again.

Reviewed 27 December 2017 via mobile

We really craved a burger. Our last night in Boston and hadn’t done a burger!!! JM was just what we required. Great burger and fries. Chicken also great and eldest child enjoyed the pulled pork. Pity was no hard shakes, but beer filled that gap.

Thank Sam T
babak b, Manager at jm Curley, responded to this reviewResponded 9 January 2018

Thanks for your kind words, we are so happy that we were able to meet your burger needs while you were in Boston. We hope to see you again!

Reviewed 27 December 2017 via mobile

Was so excited to come here and taste this “Boston-favorite” burger. Ended up very disappointed, as I soon discovered that Boston’s burger taste is on par with its taste in women— horrible. The tots were passable.

Thank Detsaw
babak b, Manager at jm Curley, responded to this reviewResponded 6 January 2018

i have heard that there was a study done of "guys" who's tastes in burger gets totally altered when they believe a woman's look is all that counts! i think bostonian women and all women in general are beautiful. you just gotta scratch the surface!

Reviewed 13 December 2017

...the last two times I've gone and ordered what used to be my favorite burger medium rare, it came out well done...not even medium well. Can't fail with their drinks or homemade cracker jack with bacon though.

Thank BoBoston
Reviewed 2 November 2017 via mobile

I havent been back to boston in 3 years and was excited to try the best of the best in their catagories. Everyone in the burger world raved about jm curleys quality of product. I was the only customer in the restaruant and specificly came...More

Thank Jonathan g
babak b, Manager at jm Curley, responded to this reviewResponded 9 November 2017

I am so sorry to hear about the experience you had. That certainly is not our typical way of handling things. I hope that you will join us again in the future so we can cook you a perfect Med Rare burger and can show...More

Reviewed 1 November 2017

This was my last stop after a long week of traveling. The hotel was pushing me towards some of the fancier places nearby. I'm glad I didn't listen. This is a great little bar with exceptional hamburgers and fries, and a great selection of drinks....More

Thank Dan9802
babak b, Manager at jm Curley, responded to this reviewResponded 3 November 2017

Thanks for deciding to dine with us rather than any of the places your hotel was suggesting. You chose wisely! Next time you're in Boston we hope you choose to come by for more exceptional burgers and drinks!

Reviewed 30 October 2017

Stopped in here for a burger on our way to the airport. Great burgers, great beer and very laid back staff. Not sure they take reservations, but we arrived at 6:30PM on a Monday evening so the place was pretty empty. You just seat yourself...More

Thank Prop19
babak b, Manager at jm Curley, responded to this reviewResponded 1 November 2017

Thanks for deciding to stop in for dinner on your way to the airport! We're glad you enjoyed the vibe. Unfortunately, we do not take reservations but we hope to see you again next time you're downtown for more great burgers and beer!

Reviewed 24 October 2017 via mobile

Excellent place for having a burger late at night. JM is highly recommended by several. The place is dark ( in a good way ) and plays loud rock; when walked in I looked for the band... :).

Thank Soares29
babak b, Manager at jm Curley, responded to this reviewResponded 26 October 2017

Glad to hear you enjoyed your experience with us! Next time you're out and need some late night grub and a good time, hope we're the first place you think of!

Reviewed 23 October 2017

Nice place to try some new beers! Had a Pint of Devotion and a delicious grilled cheese sandwich with tomato on sour dough bread. Great beer variety and a great place to meet your friends for some casual dining.

Thank Mary D
babak b, Manager at jm Curley, responded to this reviewResponded 25 October 2017

Hi Mary, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a review! So glad you enjoyed our grilled cheese and all of the different beers we have. Hope to see you and your friends again soon!

Reviewed 20 October 2017 via mobile

The food is overpriced, the food was average at best, and the staff was rude. The burgers were average, the fried chicken was dry, and the worst part was our rude hipster waiter who ignored us for most of our meal and acted like we...More

Thank Mayerfan101
babak b, Manager at jm Curley, responded to this reviewResponded 9 November 2017

I am sorry you were not happy with the quality of your meal. Our wait staff is usually quite friendly and always willing to help with any guest needs. In terms of food i hope you can come give the fried chicken another shot as...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
17:00 - 00:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
17:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 21 Temple Pl, Boston, MA 02111-1305
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 617-338-5333
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A Secret & Speakeasy-style space offering select steaks & old-fashioned libations in a reservation-only room.
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