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jm Curley

#205 of 2 543 Restaurants in Boston
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21 Temple Pl, Boston, MA 02111-1305
+1 617-338-5333
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good40%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“fried pickles” (16 reviews)
“burger” (76 reviews)
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American, Bar, Pub
21 Temple Pl, Boston, MA 02111-1305
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Have visited this spot a few times for dinner over the past year or two. Decided to stop by before seeing Hamilton. Sat at the bar at 1130 and ordered food quickly. Took about 35 minutes to get our meal which with only three other...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank matttE1368QX
Reviewed 25 September 2018 via mobile

Saw a write up in a Globe review and some on line write ups. The place is OK, but not one of the best cocktail bars in Boston. Drink menu was not appealing. What we got was good. Had a couple of appetizers, duck poutine...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank NHDad86
Reviewed 23 September 2018 via mobile

We entered this plays at 09 pm and it was full of people eating and drinking. The music was great but little but too loud. The beers selection is fantastic and same is the food and snacks. Really great place to have a beer or...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank 776mishas
Reviewed 3 September 2018

Note: this review is solely for FRIED CHICKEN fanatics. I think it was back in 2017 that I read a "best of" article in the Improper Bostonian that focused on where to find better-than-decent fried chicken in the city. jm Curley was on their list....More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Christopher S
Reviewed 2 September 2018 via mobile

Good food, great staff and open late for grub. Awesome lobster mac and whiskey sours! Easy to get to in the center of multiple restaurants and the prices were very good.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Lou D
Reviewed 13 August 2018

We came here for some drinks and appetizers to kick off my Bachelor party on a Saturday afternoon. Our server was great, friendly and joked around with us. The food is delicious and their beer menu is extensive. We had a great start to the...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank DaveDuff
Reviewed 1 July 2018

We took a chance and tried out jm Curley's. As everyone says, the burgers and fries are excellent. Be ready, this place is very noisy. This is more of a locals place, so it is a great way to experience "real" Boston. For us the...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank ScottS5965
Reviewed 21 June 2018 via mobile

Family of four had dinner here one night on our trip and we were very happy. Great food menu and great drinks. Service was good and the atmosphere here is quite nice in Central Boston. Highly recommend.

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank JustinS887
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

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank DaveDuff
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.

Date of visit: December 2017
Thank 458samt
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!

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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 Crossing
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown Crossing
  • Phone Number: +1 617-338-5333
  • E-mail
A Secret & Speakeasy-style space offering select steaks & old-fashioned libations in a reservation-only room.
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