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Cafeteria Boston
Cafeteria Boston

Cafeteria Boston Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.cafeteriaboston.com
  • Phone: (617) 536-2233
  • Hours of Operation: FOOD: Monday - Friday 11:00am - 11:00pm
    Saturday and Sunday 9:00am - 11:00pm

    Bar open until 1:00am
    Brunch served Saturday and Sunday 9:00am-2:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: American
  • Executive Chef: Antonio Perez
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Delivery, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine
  • Catering: Catering is available. Please call 617.536.2233 for more information.
  • Private Party Facilities: Our private room on the second floor comfortably accommodates cocktail parties for 100 or a seated dinner for 50 people. The large windows on two sides of the room provide expansive views over Newbury Street and the perfect atmosphere for private lunches, brunch, dinner parties or cocktail receptions. Cafeteria is also available for buyouts as well as private and semi-private functions.
    Clients can choose from a wide array of appetizers, entrees, desserts, beverages and wines, to create the right formula for their function. From passed hors d’oeuvres with drinks, to an intimate dinner party to a gala event, we can customize a menu that’s exactly right for your event.
    We look forward to working with you and planning your upcoming event.
  • Private Party Contact: Demetri Tsolakis (617) 536-2233
  • Special Events & Promotions: We kept the straightforward, select what you like, style of a cafeteria, but, at this cafeteria the food comes to you with dining on three levels - outdoors, downstairs and upstairs for special events. Call 617.536.2233 or email info@cafeteriaboston.com

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Gloucester St.
  • Public Transit: Hynes Convention Green Line; Copley Green line
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Valet parking is available and recommended
A word from Cafeteria Boston
Cafeteria is a cool, casual, contemporary atmosphere where the comfort food of "yesterday" gets schooled by the flavors of "today" to create a dining experience that is "tray chic."

Our new cafeteria-themed menu is a modern interpretation of classic soul-satisfying American dishes prepared with organic grass-fed beef and lamb, free-range chicken, the freshest seafood and organic, local produce. These properly raised ingredients
behave perfectly with a new world of herbs, spices and culinary techniques to create deeply satisfying comfort food for the new millennium.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Brunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerOutdoor Dining
Diner Reviews
  • "The food was great but unfortunately our waiter was not. He had to " go get paper" twice before being able to actually take our order, we barely saw him, and he brought my friend the wrong drink. We waited a considerable amount of time after asking for our bill and we were just overall disappointed with the visit."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "We had a great lunch, dining outside on a warm summer day. Everyone enjoyed what they had. Lunch included some delicious salads and sandwiches. Everything was fresh, tasty and just as described on the menu. Our waiter was efficient and treated us well. Found us a little shade on a hot day and made sure we were comfortable. We will be back for dinner soon!"
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "Loved this cute place for brunch. Our server was beyond great! Food was delicious. Fun, fun, fun."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "I have been to Cafeteria Boston for brunch and dinner, and have always had a great experience here. The menu is large and the food tastes amazing. The atmosphere is really fun. I will definitely be back soon."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "We reserved a table for seven on Sunday at around 10am and no problem, but they seated us inside upstairs where there weren't too many people. Was hoping for a little more festive atmosphere. View out the windows over Newbury was beautiful. Food was good--breakfast sandwich for me and french toast for my wife and daughter. Overall a nice experience and will probably go back, but nothing spectacular."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "Everything was awesome! It was the perfect day to sit outside. Food & drinks were so delish. & server (forgot her name) was friendly & super helpful!"
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Cafeteria was delicious! We were lucky enough to go on a beautiful day and sit outside, which made our experience that much better. I ordered the tuna burger and my fiancé and his brother both had the huevos rancheros. We all cleared our plates. This is a must visit on Newbury St!"
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Service was great, waitress super friendly and helpful"
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "We dine here fairly regularly--the food is reliably good and the service is excellent--and particularly enjoy dining outside in summer. For Newbury St., this place holds its own, but it is badly in need of renovation. While it is lovely outside, it's rather dingy and worn out looking indoors. Order the Bolognese, salmon, or roast chicken, and any of the salads."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Pleasant enough place with good, but not outstanding, food. However, day we ate there their coffee maker was on the fritz and they ran out of some items even though it was only noon."
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "Excellent. Will recommend and will go often. Enjoyed all the choices"
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "It was a beautiful summer evening in June. I sat outside with many other diners. The patio is very comfortable. Having just getting used to dining alone, I felt fine. The wait staff was very attentive. Food was great. I particularly liked the parmesan fries."
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "We chose Cafeteria because our group had not seen each other in a while and wanted somewhere tasty and fun. This was a good decision. Everything we ordered tasted fantastic and came quick. We had a server who was a trainee and she was attentive and very friendly - would never have known she was training if she hadn't said so. All around a wonderful experience and we would all come back."
    Dined on 6/23/2014
  • "I had the 3 eggs any style with bacon and it was so boring. I got poached eggs, bacon, and three pieces of toast. It didn't come with any other sides or seasonings. It could have definitely used some veggies or fruit with it, but yo uhad ot order things seperatly if you wnated them with that dish. I won't be back."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "We had a very nice celebratory lunch sitting in the outdoor patio on a gorgeous day in Boston. I was not too impressed by the food . Although it was good it was overpriced for what I got. I thought that an $11.00 salad would be much more and better than it was.Overall a pleasant lunch experience,but I would probably not eat there again."
    Dined on 6/16/2014
  • "Great restaurant with a simple menu to satisfy any tastes. Love coming in the summer to sit in the patio. Great drink menu!"
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "“Honesty is a very expensive gift; Don't expect it from cheap people.” Warren Buffett "Honestidade é um dom muito caro, não espere que ela venha de pessoas baratas. Warren Buffett Don't u love when people r honest? On father's day I left a ring in a restaurant at Newbury St. called "Cafeteria Boston" the best place in town! The manager called me today to let me know that it is there!!!! Como é bom saber q há pessoas honestas? No dias dos pais eu esqueci um anel em um restaurante na Newbury St. chamado "Cafetaria Boston" o melhor lugar da cidade! O gerente me ligou hoje para me dizer q o anel está lá!"
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Love fig pizza, curried chicken salad, and lobster roll"
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "We eat at the Cafeteria more than any other restaurant in Boston. They have an outstanding patio (one of the best in Boston), great food, reasonable prices (by Boston standards), and we are always treated well. The past few visits we have been a bit "high maintenance" since we bring our one year old daughter and our dog. They are still very accommodating with a high chair and giving us a table on the fence so our dog can rest right beside us on the other side. They are actually dog friendly too (not 'dogs tolerated' like other places). They brought my dog a bowl of water and had a few dog treats as well. We love this place and will continue to come back."
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "Very good food, fun vibe, excellent service and staff. Loved our cocktails too! We'll definitely go again."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "This is one of my favorite spots in Boston. I have been many many times and the food never disappoints. It's very clean, very friendly, and a great value. I have never had any dish that wasn't good here, but I would definitely recommend the burgers by far. Great place for drinks or a trusty date night."
    Dined on 6/4/2014
  • "Very friendly seating hostesses, accommodating for Sunday patio dining."
    Dined on 6/1/2014
  • "Food was good. drinks are good (a little overpriced). awesome outdoor area. "
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "Cheese burger spring rolls. Brisket. Individual Pies. ...all delish! Quaint and cute atmosphere. Waiter Nick is cute and very attentive. "
    Dined on 5/28/2014
  • "The waitress claimed that they couldn't make scrambled eggs or omelets! WTH was the point of acknowledging having an egg substitute? What brunch spot doesn't have an egg substitute available? Uh, DUH!!"
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "Went on a Saturday night with reservations for two, our waitress was great, I found the menu actually quite boring and when we sat down it was around 80 degrees inside with the doors closed and only half full of customers. Bill came to 66$ which I though was good for being on Newbury street."
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "Met someone for food and drinks, service was awesome and drink list was full. Overall great experience."
    Dined on 5/22/2014
  • "As many times as I've been on Newbury Street, I have totally missed this charming café. Most likely, it's because the dining room and bar are below street grade and easy to miss. However, a friend who lives in the neighborhood recommended Cafeteria Boston for an early weeknight dinner, and it's a keeper. Great value for the location, a broad and comfortable menu and very pleasant service. I had the Monday evening special, Eggplant Parmigiana, and it was a lasagna-style brick of deliciousness served with a side salad. We had two drinks each, dinner, app and a dessert for less than $100. Parking is always a challenge in Back Bay, but if you arrive around 6:00PM you can get lucky with a space and take a nice walk before or after dinner. "
    Dined on 5/19/2014
  • "I have been to Cafeteria countless times for dinner (always unbelievable), but this was my first time there for breakfast and it was equally as great. The breakfast pizza was the coolest and best breakfast I have ever had. My dad got huevos rancheros (his favorite) and it was so good. Everyone loved their meals!!"
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "Overall the restaurant is a lively, trendy spot that tourists will be happy to get a fairly good meal but choose your food carefully. I sent my food back and the waiter was excellent about asking if I wanted something else. He did not charge me for the meal. The short ribs were overcooked and the vegetables were drenched in some kind of oil that made it taste bad. (My friends meal was good, and appetizers were just fine). The waiter was excellent and the restaurant is perhaps best for bar food and a good drink. I might return. "
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "Had a last minute chance to meet up with a friend and chose to meet for lunch at Cafeteria. Place was hopping and had great energy, not to mention one of the best Cobb salads in Boston! Thoroughly enjoyed our lunch. If you're looking for a place to eat in Back Bay - Cafeteria is always a good bet! "
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "Consistently fresh and perfectly prepared food. Attentive and friendly service. Fair prices. What's not to like?"
    Dined on 5/13/2014
  • "We went to Cafeteria to celebrate a family birthday! We were given the best table in the restaurant overlooking the outdoor dining garden below! Our waitress was outstanding, service was superb, our dinners were delicious! Only problem with driving into town for dinner is parking, of course! "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Had dinner on a Saturday evening in May. All of the people outside were forced inside when it started to rain. Restaurant became very crowded, humid and uncomfortable. Servers did their best to keep up with volume. I ordered bolognese and it was not memorable at all and dissapointing. Other meals were good at our table."
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "Food was very good, server was attentive and friendly. Chose to sit inside because weather was questionable. Noticed the floors were not very clean and some of the booths had ripped upholstery. A shame because I would have given an excellent rating but the cleanliness was an issue."
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "The only reason I didn't recommend this eatery for additional gatherings above is because I wasn't there for the unchecked reasons. Very good experience!"
    Dined on 4/28/2014
  • "Heard a lot of good things about all aspects of this place so I figured why not try it for a goodbye group brunch. We were shoved in a conner and told it was a "prime spot". For our group of four I saw our waitress perhaps twice. The food was on par with what we expected (we had extremely low standards. I suppose the joke was on us). This place is fine but it barely met expectations. There are better spots in the area worth your time and money. The entire venue was filled with college girls. "
    Dined on 4/27/2014
  • "The pizzas are really good and they offer some very different dishes. Fun place!"
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "Nice local restaurant. I've been here a few times both lunch & dinner the food is all ways good. I've found it better to eat outside when the weather is accommodating as the noise level inside can get very loud at times."
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "Here you get quality food, fairly priced in a vibrant atmosphere. "
    Dined on 4/20/2014