Gem Restaurant & Lounge Boston

The Scene – Up one flight hidden away from the normal Theater District club scene, Gem Restaurant and Lounge has a nice single floor layout. As you reach the top of the stairs, head left to the narrow-ish bar area which has plush, red velvet, loungey VIP-style seating on the left and a long, gorgeous “stonewood” marble bar that covers the length of the right wall. Despite being the only bar in the establishment, it is large enough and has enough staff behind it to handle the load so drink wait times are usually pretty speedy. At the end of the bar is a square shaped dining room that clears out at night and becomes a dance floor. As I’m sure you have noticed from the pictures, the decor is exceptional and Gem has a very upscale vibe to it. The seating, the lighting fixtures and red ambiance, the velvet, cloth and leather seating and the cool backlit bar are all top notch. Plus it is unlike anything else in Boston where you can receive the ultimate “supper club” experience. Dine there and then experience the transition into the nightclub atmosphere. Gem Restaurant and Lounge has a great after work crowd during the weekdays as well. Overall, Gem displays a perfect balance of sophistication, luxury and comfort.

Address – 42 Province St, Boston, MA 02108

Phone – 617-482-1213

Parking – On street parking available. Parking is available across the street for $15 in the 45 Province St. Garage or at Pi Alley Garage at 275 Washington St.

Hours –

Monday – closed
Tuesday – 4PM–12AM (kitchen closes at 10PM)
Wednesday – 4PM–12AM (kitchen closes at 10PM)
Thursday – 4PM–2AM (kitchen closes at 12AM)
Friday – 4PM–2AM (kitchen closes at 12AM)
Saturday – 5PM–2AM (kitchen closes at 12AM)
Sunday – 1–7PM (kitchen closes at 6PM)

Similar Bars – Gypsy Bar, Prime, Estate

Surrounding Bars – Sidebar, Kennedy’s Midtown, Silvertone, Hub Pub

Dress Code – Strict (Dress code is kept to a minimum guideline of business casual and is subject to management discretion. Strongly enforced after 9pm)

Cover Charge – Fridays – $10 after 10PM, $15 after 11PM, reduced on list. Saturdays – $20 cover or reduced on guest list

** all other nights have no cover

Crowd – overall: upscale, young professionals

Thursdays – international college students
Fridays – mix of young professionals and college students
Saturdays – international college students and mix of young professionals
Sundays – mix of young professionals, international college students

Music –

Thursdays – vocal house music, EDM
Fridays – Top 40 dance music, vocal house
Saturdays – EDM, vocal house music, Top 40 dance
Sundays – vocal house music, Top 40 Dance

Line – Rarely

Dancing – Yes, Thurs-Sun

Guy to Girl Ratio – 45 guys/55 girls

Best Nights – Thursday – Sundays (The Brunch Club on Sundays is a must try – warning: try to stay home the night before in preparation)

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