Club Café
Club Café

Club Café

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.clubcafe.com/
  • Phone: (617) 536-0966
  • Hours of Operation:
    Brunch: Sunday 11:00am - 3:00pm; Dinner: Nightly: beginning at 4:00pm. Bar open till 2:00am (Please note we are 21+ ONLY after 9:30pm)
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Carte Blanche,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Continental, American, International
  • Executive Chef: Chef Luis
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Counter Seating, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: An extensive catering menu is available. Club Cafe has private seated dining areas for parties as small as 12 to 15 people, and as large as 100+. We also can accommodate cocktail parties for up to 300 people, in multiple rooms with multiple entertainment options.
  • Private Party Facilities: There are two private rooms, complete with audio visual, flat screen TV's a stage and two separate bars. The rooms can be booked together for larger party, or separately for smaller parties.
  • Private Party Contact: James Morgrage 6175360972
  • Entertainment: Piano entertainment in our Napoleon Room Cabaret & dining room; 8pm, Sunday's 6:30pm. Monday's Drag Bingo & RuPaul Drag Race viewing parties, Trivia Tuesday's, Karaoke Wednesday's, Hot Body Thirsty Thursday's, Friday & Saturday Dance party beginning at 10pm.
    Back to Basic's Disco T-Dance Sunday's beginning at 5pm. Check out our web site at www.clubcafe.com for all up coming events.
  • Special Events: Wine dinners and shows are announced on our web site and to our customers via our mailing list. Visit www.clubcafe.com to join our "Club Cafe Members Club" where Members earn discounts and invitations to VIP Only Events.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Berkeley St.
  • Public Transit: Orange line - Back Bay, Exit Orange Line at Clarendon Street exit and go one block north on Columbus Avenue. Green Line - Arlington Street Exit on Arlington Street and walk east to Columbus Avenue. Right on Columbus Avenue, 1 block to Berkeley Street. Entrance is on Columbus Avenue.
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Primary parking is in the John Hancock Parking Garage, one block south. Enter on Clarendon Street a discount voucher is available on our web page. Additionally, a second open air lot is located diagonally across from Club Cafe. Limited on street and metered parking is also available. Meters in effect util 8pm.
A word from Club Café
This South End/Back Bay restaurant located in the Landmark Pledge of Allegiance Building, has been serving excellent American Cuisine since 1983. Free live nightly piano & vocals entertainment mix with excellent dining by Chef Luis in a relaxing and inviting atmosphere. This recently remodeled restaurant, provides some of Boston’s best dining values.
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Club Café reviews from OpenTable diners
21 reviews since July 25, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4
    Service4
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelEnergetic
92% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
vibrant bar scene (16)neighborhood gem (15)good for groups (13)hot spot (11)late-night find (9)great for brunch (8)special occasion (8)fit for foodies (6)great for lunch (6)romantic (5)notable wine list (1)great for outdoor dining (1)Show More
  • A cabaret/dining mecca
    crob
    Dined on 10/6/2014
    The Napoleon Room at Club Cafe is simply THE best place to go for great dining and cabaret entertainment in Boston!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • With a Twist show is great!
    foodiva
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Those boys can really sing! The drinks and food took forever though!
    Special Features:
    late-night find, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • shining service
    Dan4th
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Hadn't been in years, and was pleased to be reminded that the space is comfortable and attractive, the food is delicious, and the service is spectacular. Had a great meal and a great experience.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good experience
    FairVIP
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    I would recommend this place! We had a great experience overall.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great fun!
    Fundining
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    We went for an early dinner during restaurant week and ended up staying for hours as the whole experience was great fun! Food was very good, especially for restaurant week - lobster mac and cheese. Desserts were all delicious! Service was exceptional - waiter was knowledgeable, professional and friendly. He didn't rush us and made great drink recommendations! After dinner, we were entertained by a wonderful piano player. He was so entertaining that we ended up staying for karaoke. Many of the other patrons were "regulars" and my impression is that, on your second visit, you would become one of those regulars as it was a truly welcoming and fun place!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • pre, apres, anytime!
    HUNGRYTHEATREMAVEN
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    CLUB CAFE, THE EASIEST AND BEST CHOICE FOR FINE FOOD AND ENTERTAINMENT IS ALWAYS A SURE FIRE HIT!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A PERFECT FIT
    HUNGRYTHEATREMAVEN
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    DINING AT CLUB CAFE PROVED TO BE A PERFECT FIT FOR A NIGHT THAT INCLUDES THE THEATRE OR DANCING. THE CONVENIENCE OF LOCATION WAS HEIGHTENED BY THE EXCELLENCE OF THE FOOD AND SERVICE. IT IS NOT TO BE MISSED.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 14 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 25, 2014
    • Overall Rating4
    • Food3.9
    • Ambiance3.9
    • Service3.8
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The following 210 reviews are from the Club Café reviews archive.
  • Pre-show
    V430VIP
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    we came for dinner prior to a show on Saturday night. It was all nice-we were asked if we wanted a quieter place which we did (Napoleon room). Service was good and not overbearing.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Fun!
    southshorebostonians2
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    We came to see a show, "Divas with a Twist," and to have dinner. We met many fun and friendly people and the servers were excellent. I hadn't been there for years, but will go again at our very next opportunity. Great dinner, wonderful show, great fun! Dancing was a plus!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • entertainment
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/12/2014
    performance by John Arcaro and Stacia Kraft was outstanding!
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Neighborhood Gem
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 5/5/2014
    Club Cafe is indeed a neighborhood gem! The open and welcoming atmosphere, the vibrant atmosphere with fun appearances by local stars, the excellent food and interesting cocktails, as well as John's excellent hosting all make for a great evening out!
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dining w/o a mortgage required.
    DeclineVIP
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    This casual restaurant has several appealing aspects. It has a set off window area right on Columbus Ave for quiet dining. It has piano jazz offerings at least on Saturdays. The food is delightful and moderately priced. Dinner with a glass of wine runs in the $35 - $40 range with almost no exceptions. It is low key and not pretentous (as its neighbor,Mistral, has (at least in the past) a tendency to be. The place is an easy walk from Copley Price and from the Lyric Theatre. I would recommend and have recommended this restaurant to a number of people.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun night
    Kistian
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    Great night eating and listening to carol O'Shaunessy.
    Special Features:
    Vibrant Bar Scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Easter Brunch
    Discob
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    This is our third time coming to Club Cafe for Easter Brunch. The food was delicious with a lot of variety. People were somewhat crowded in which I think is to be assumed for a holiday brunch, but it was a little more noisey than usual. The food, however, was very good.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Late-Night Find, Vibrant Bar Scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • My husband and I had a great
    WiniVIP
    Dined on 3/21/2014
    My husband and I had a great time, the food was wonderful. Will go back
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Comfortable and easy
    Bostonlover
    Dined on 3/16/2014
    Great food, fun atmosphere, entertainment available, vibrant bar scene.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Cabaret and chocolate
    OpenTable Diner Since 2003
    Dined on 3/3/2014
    I celebrated my birthday at the Club Cafe. Everything went smoothly from the moment we walked in and were seated immediately until the time we left after a leisurely dinner with a wonderful chocolate cake for dessert. The server was attentive but not intrusive. The food excellent. The cabaret delightful. After the show, the artist came around and chatted with the patrons. I sought her out, because I was so impressed by her presentation. She chose songs that were from the great American canon, but not all the songs were cliches that I'd heard countless times. My friends and I loved everything about the evening. It is a wonderful venue to celebrate a special occasion.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fair to good experience
    FairVIP
    Dined on 3/2/2014
    generally not a big fan of buffets but this was fair to good overall experience, especially for the money it was a good value.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • After all these Years, Consistency
    UncleHal
    Dined on 2/28/2014
    Club Cafe is not necessarily the place you go to for a special occasion, but the food and service are consistently good. Whether you order the lobster mac-n-cheese or a turkey burger, you won't be disappointed. My lobster roll was exactly what I was looking for on a recent Friday night visit. Our server (can't remember his name, but he said he was Yugoslavian) was attentive, friendly and helpful. I left Boston 22 years ago, and it was nice to come back to a familiar scene. Hopefully it won't take me another 22 years to return, but if it does, I hope Club Cafe will still be there for some good comfort food.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Even The Oscars!
    Southy
    Dined on 2/28/2014
    Wonderful experience with great food, friendly, efficient staff, super entertainment, generous drinks! And on that special night, the Oscars all around!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, romantic, late-night find, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Bad Host
    AafrankeVIP
    Dined on 2/21/2014
    Food and service were very good. The host (Maitre'd) was rude and gruff.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nachos and Hummus plate fed
    FoodPornBostonVIP
    Dined on 2/20/2014
    Nachos and Hummus plate fed 5 people and Perf for apps before a night out!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for brunch, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Place to Meet, Greet and Eat
    GJGBM
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    The Napoleon Room is perfect for those who want a slice of NYC. The food, service and entertainment made it an overall perfect dining experience and perfect for Valentine's Day. Might even consider making it a Valentine's Day tradition. Please, please never close!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, great for brunch, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Valentines Night
    FBscout
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    They had a set menu or you could order off the menu, price was great and the food even better. The service was outstanding. We sat in the piano section and the music was just right.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lost reservation
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Good food but disappointed in the fact that we had to sit in the cool sunroom because our reservation was not found. I have proof that we booked through OpenTable.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • good music good food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 2/7/2014
    Went specifically to hear Kristanthi Pappas in the Napoleon Room, but made it a dinner date with my husband. The wait staff were all welcoming, the service was great, food was good and the music was super. The space was intimate, a perfect venue for listening because a set of doors closed it off from the rest of the restaurant. Everyone there was there to hear the music, but the atmosphere was relaxed enough to allow for quiet conversations. Krisanthi performed all requests, and encouraged people to sing along. My husband and I even got to waltz as Krisanthi honored our request.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • surprisingly good
    anned
    Dined on 1/6/2014
    I was pleasantly surprised at how good my meal was: cod- perfectly cooked as were the vegetable sides. Very good food. good martini, also. Servers: very good.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • DELICIOUS FOOD AND GREAT MUSIC
    MMBoston
    Dined on 1/2/2014
    Who could ask for me. My favorite place in Boston. Different piano players every night and open mic with some great talent. Love it.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • New Year's Eve Dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    My girlfriend and I had dinner here on New Year's Eve and loved it. They had a special menu as well as their regular menu and you had the option of either. Food was delicious and the service was great too!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great for us locals
    Staceyjolie
    Dined on 12/19/2013
    Didn't get table we wanted in beginning but was offered a table close by till it came available. Great night! Food service awesome..
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for brunch, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A Great Place to Wine and Dine
    Pati
    Dined on 12/15/2013
    I enjoyed the atmosphere, location and service at the Club Café. The food was very delectable and enjoyable. The atmosphere was energetic and enticing. I wanted to get up on the dance floor to dance :). Mixed crowds are a plus. My table was positioned near the window where the view was nice and quiet. I will dine there again soon with some friends. It was a pleasant time.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fun Place! It's not about the food!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 12/13/2013
    It was not hard to find a table using Open Table, Thank You!. Room was warm and inviting. The host/owner was very cordial and made us feel welcomed. The table was well attired. 10-14 minutes later our server came by to take our drink order. It took a while for him to bring the drinks out but they were well mixed and tasty. The server then took our orders: salads, soups, 4 entrees. The anchovies on the salad were frozen. The other salads and the chowder were ok. unfortunately the entrées were just mediocre: Fish and chips were room temperature, veggie burger and fries room temperature, fillet mignon good, fish plate soggy and room temperature. I still love this place but need to remember to stick to the drinks and bar snacks!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Holiday Choice
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 11/28/2013
    A great spot to meet family for Thanksgiving. Wide variety of options for our family--the vegetarian options were varied and delicious. We highly recommend Club Cafe, and hope to go back again!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Thanksgiving 2013 Buffet
    Manny
    Dined on 11/28/2013
    Food was good, hearty and varied - good deal for $29.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Really good food and good
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 11/9/2013
    Really good food and good prices for the amount you get, but our server was very slow and forgot to bring out our shrimp cocktail altogether which was sad.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great for pre theater
    Lbs301
    Dined on 11/1/2013
    We eat here every time we go to theater in the southend. Great value for good food. Make a reservation to be sure to be seated in the quieter restaurant section.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • lively fun
    crob
    Dined on 10/19/2013
    Club Cafe (Napoleon Room) is one of the best rooms for varied entertainment and superior dining. The wine list is extensive and the bar drinks hit the spot. Great for a date or bringing friends for a great experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Anniversary
    Jeleana
    Dined on 9/24/2013
    Took my partner out to this place and had an amazing time! Server was very friendly, romantic place great for groups as well.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for brunch, romantic, late-night find, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Club Cafe is worth trying!
    SFSamVIP
    Dined on 9/1/2013
    I was very surprised that the food was good!!! I had the steak and I enjoyed it! I would go back again!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Had a fantastic time!!!
    Douglas
    Dined on 8/29/2013
    We went to see Leslie Anderson and Jonathan Tomaselli do open mike and we had a great time. The staff was so good you did not even know they were there. The lamb chops were fantastic!!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.