North 26 Restaurant & Bar
North 26 Restaurant & Bar

North 26 Restaurant & Bar

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.millenniumhotels.com/usa/millenniumboston/dining/north-26.html
  • Phone: (617) 557-3640
  • Hours of Operation:
    Breakfast: Monday - Friday: 6:30am - 11:00am; Saturday & Sunday: 7:00am - 12:00pm; Lunch: Daily: 11:00am - 5:00pm; Dinner: 5:00pm -10:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,JCB,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Julia Brant
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Please contact our catering department for the Hotel's full list of catering options. 617.523.3600

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Union Street
  • Public Transit: Take the Blue or Green line to Government Center. Walk down the stairs to the right side of City Hall and cross Congress Street to North Street. The hotel is on the left side of North Street, just opposite Faneuil Hall and flower market.
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Valet parking is available at a reduced rate of $12.00 for North 26 patrons. 3 hour limit.
A word from North 26 Restaurant & Bar
Chef Julia Brant welcomes you to a New England Summer and the agricultural bounty of New England farms and waters.

North 26 features a selection of wines from all corners of the world including New England, crafted summer libations, as well as the finest local microbreweries.
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North 26 Restaurant & Bar reviews from OpenTable diners
21 reviews since July 27, 2014
Overall Rating3.8
  • Food3.9
    Service4
  • Ambiance3.8
    Noise LevelModerate
70% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for lunch (6)fit for foodies (5)great for outdoor dining (4)good for groups (4)neighborhood gem (4)romantic (3)kid-friendly (3)great for brunch (3)special occasion (2)hot spot (2)late-night find (1)vibrant bar scene (1)scenic view (1)Show More
  • Nice Atmosphere and Location
    MRV1
    Dined on 11/2/2014
    My experience for brunch at North 26 was a good one. I live nearby and have often wanted to stop in because the look of the restaurant and location appealed to me. I like the décor and styling of the restaurant a lot, but the food and service were satisfactory. Everything was good, but not spectacular or note-worthy aside from the design and atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent from start to finish !
    momofcollegeboys
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    very pleased ! Food was top notch. Great value too !!!!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Hotel Restaraunt
    Popotamus
    Dined on 10/30/2014
    Scenic view of Faneuil Hall, with all the tree lighting outside. Very quiet for a Thursday night. I ordered the braised pork and gnocci, and it was spectacular! No need for knife, just fork through the oh so tender meat! Gnocchi was melt in your mouth good. Waiter was super attentive.d
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A favorite already!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Excellent customer service. Food was terrific. Fun to watch the hustle and bustle of Fanueil Hall in a quiet, relaxed atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • harryn
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    Wife & I were not very hungry after a large lunch. We each had two appetizers and I had a Bombay Sapphire to start. Food was cooked perfectly and service was spot on. Our waiter was energetic and knowledgeable. Sorry can't comment on main dishes but if they are anything like our appetizers you're in the right place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good food, very poor service
    DCeats
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    The whole experience was marred by poor service. The servers were fine and tried their best but no evident training and no organisation. The waiter opened his first ever bottle of wine at our table. A charming young man, but really? Entree arrived while soup still being eaten. Taken away but returned later from a spell under a heat lamp or similar. The experience did not improve the food.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Unexpected Pleasure
    Luv2eatout
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    We never usually consider restaurants connected to hotels but we are so glad we did this time. We enjoyed a window view of Faneuil Hall and a delicious Sunday afternoon meal. Wait staff were attentive and friendly. The hangar steak melted as we ate it and the scallops were amazing. Portions were just enough to feel satisfied. We look forward to North 26 again another time we are nearby.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, late-night find
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • You have to go for the Lobster!
    KellyIVIP
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    Great Service, great food and the location is fantastic. This is worth the stay. I only wish I had more time in Boston as the rest of the menu looks great too!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 13 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 27, 2014
    • Overall Rating3.5
    • Food3.5
    • Ambiance3.4
    • Service3.7
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 371 reviews are from the North 26 Restaurant & Bar reviews archive.
  • Super in every way!
    dcr672
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    Four couples visiting Boston dined here on others recommendations and we were not disappointed. The food was good and the service was great and the drinks and wine did not disappoint!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, scenic view, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Brunch
    NewYearsEveVIP
    Dined on 5/25/2014
    I found North 26 extremely loud. All the tables in the front of the house were occupied while lovely and much more quiet tables in the back behind the bar were left unoccupied. I regret not asking for a table in the back. Food was just o.k. My corned beef hash was excellent, home-made, but the egg on top was overcooked and sparse to say the least. There were supposed to be cherry tomatoes and there was just one-half of a tomato on the plate! Other diners meals looked better, mine was really a disappointment. Bloody Mary was weak. I won't go back nor would I recommend it.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Mother's Day Brunch
    CrystalWVIP
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    It seemed that our server was new; we waited at our table for close to 15 minutes without anyone approaching us. Finally, when she did come around, she seemed very tense and often fumbled over our things on the table but was still pleasant. As for the food, the Bloody Mary's were phenomenal and I also really recommend the Eggs Benedict, the muffins were light and fluffy.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Semi-Satisfied
    Alfred
    Dined on 3/9/2014
    The location was very convenient off the highway, close to major attractions. I was there to celebrate our 1 year wedding anniversary. The ambiance was amazing, as it is truly quiet and romantic. The service was exceptionally over the top. The only issue was with the food. My wife went with the lamb shank and I chose the seafood pasta. At $34 each, the portions was surprisingly small. The Seafood pasta had one large scallop, two medium sized shrimps and the smallest pieces of lobster I have ever come across in a meal. I would not recommend to anyone. The mainland salad saved my experience.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great service, great food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    I booked a reservation here on a whim. At the time I didn't realize it was a hotel restaurant. I tend to shy away from those because of past experiences of overpriced, average food. I kept the reservation because of the location and the menu looked reasonably priced, and interesting. Everything we had was wonderful. I had the salmon, 2 of us had the braised short ribs and 1 had the pork chop. We were all really happy with our meals. We all had the clam chowder to start which was really good. The broth was neither too thick or too thin, just right. The service was friendly, attentive and made it an overall great experience. The view of Faneuil Hall, across the street was a bonus. I would eat here again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Date spot
    KF23
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Great find for a date. Nice ambiance. Live romantic music playing.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, late-night find, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Least tender beef tenderloin ever.
    HungryHerb
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Now I know why this was this place still had available reservations for valentine's day. Service was abrupt, the guy consistently mixed up mine and my girlfriend's orders, and the food was mediocre at very best. If you stay at the hotel, don't waste your money there, check out any of the other places in the city.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We had never been to North
    ngmartinez
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    We had never been to North 26 before, and did not know what to expect. It definitely exceeded our expectations, we felt well taken care of. The restaurant itself was spacious and had plenty of elbow room with a great view of Faneuil Hall.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Valntine's night out
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Staff was attentive and friendly,food was cooked as requested and presented well.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Greater Boston Food Bank
    Kath
    Dined on 1/25/2014
    I bought my tickets through this so I didn't expect such a large menu. And the food was very good. It was a great buy to help others while helping yourself. And I found I would go back.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We had disappointing service
    JushVIP
    Dined on 1/18/2014
    We had disappointing service at this restaurant. The waiter could not speak english, misunderstood our order, brought the incorrect order and we were not compensated for this. The food was average.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Outstanding All Around!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    Great service, delicious food, and fantastic ambiance. Looking forward to returning to try to new dishes.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Not stellar
    Linda
    Dined on 12/25/2013
    Lovely looking restaurant. We were there Christmas evening. The food was reasonable, but when my husband asked if they had herbal tea, he was told yes, then brought black tea. He brought this to the attention of the waitress who said she would bring green tea. Turns out they didn't have herbal tea. When we paid at the end of the meal the waitress said their system was down and photocopied my credit card. Then hand wrote me a receipt when I requested one.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food, great location
    Cartographer
    Dined on 12/25/2013
    My wife had the lobster bisque and the haddock. Both were exceptional, and quite filling considering what they were on the menu. I had the grilled chicken sandwich with pesto on the brioche roll and a salad. The cranberries which normally I wouldn't like were obviously local and quite good in the salad. The pesto was just as it should be for any great italian restaurant. Considering this was part of a hotel, I was quite happy to be able to make reservations at the last second. And even though it was 6:45PM, we were seated at 6:30 without questions asked and food was served reasonably fast, so I didn't suffer from heartburn either. And I'm not particularly fond of lobster, and yet even I liked the lobster bisque. Definitely worth a return!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great service
    Reena
    Dined on 12/25/2013
    I think service is about the only thing that distinguishes this place. Food is okay, but not that great, It has a relatively good ambience and the noise level is not that bad. In general it is fine, but I think it is grossly overpriced though for what it offers, which is why I probably won't go back.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Booked this restaurant for
    sharon
    Dined on 12/25/2013
    Booked this restaurant for Christmas dinner. We were seated in the front part of the restaurant so it felt like we were in a diner. No ambience at all. Service was great, but the food was mediocre. I would not opt to dine at this restaurant again,
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good Food, Service, and Location
    sassafras
    Dined on 12/5/2013
    My wife and I dined here while we stayed over at the Millennium hotel for the Pink concert at the TD Garden. It was a Thursday night and we had an early dinner before the show. The restaurant was almost empty, so our experience may not apply to peak dining periods. It was an enjoyable dinner with good food and very attentive service. The wine list was very limited but the bottle we selected was good. The price was quite reasonable for a downtown Boston restaurant overlooking Quincy Market, the total with appetizers, wine, port for dessert, and tip came to $200. The area where we were sitting overlooks Quincy Market, which was decorated for the holidays. After the show we stopped back at the bar for a nightcap and that was also enjoyable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner at North 26
    prose
    Dined on 11/29/2013
    Everything that makes going to a restaurant for dinner a pleasant experience is in place at North 26. That includes the food, the drinks, the service and the ambience. It is one of the best places to eat in the Boston financial area.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • can't beat the location
    Trish
    Dined on 11/25/2013
    service was excellent...not too much, not too little, and very professional. great place to meet for lunch...and watch fanueil hall go by!
    Special Features:
    scenic view, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Terrible
    JeffVIP
    Dined on 11/23/2013
    The service was so bad we were all laughing in the dining room. People were getting up and leaving before they were placing a beverage order. The manager had to visit the table next to us. It was just awful.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Underwhelming
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 11/23/2013
    Not worth the menu prices. Our waitress was the only saving grace to the evening! Even though she was very busy, she was very attentive to our table and offered many apologies for the epically slow bartenders. We ordered our drinks when we first arrived and they didn't show up for 20 minutes! Our appetizers were almost completely eaten by the time our drinks arrived. We had the mussel appetizer and the lobster bisque which were actually pretty good. Our entrees, not so much. My duck was totally overcooked with barely steamed brussel sprouts and unseasoned rice. I might return for some appetizers, but that's about it.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A lovely spot
    NornorVIP
    Dined on 11/23/2013
    This was a lovely spot with excellent food, ambiance, and a pretty view of the Faneuil Hall area. The only downside: the service went a bit downhill as the night went on. It took over 12 minutes to get a second drink (and it wasn't very busy) and they were a bit slow on refilling our waters. So, for dessert, we had neither a drink nor a glass a water to wash it down. Nevertheless, I'd still recommend it to a friend!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OK But Not Great
    rpvaryVIP
    Dined on 11/23/2013
    We dined at North 26 recently but have to say it was not outstanding. It was just OK. One of us had a pork dish and one had a scallop + squash ravioli dish. The pork was well cooked but not memorable with mashed potatoes and squash on the side. It felt like something I could have cooked at home on my grill. The scallops were well prepared but the overall flavors didn't pop. The base "sauce" was a bit greasy/oily and somewhat bland and the raviolli was also somewhat flavorless. The chowder we had as a starter was also good but not great. Overall we had an OK meal but nothing to rave about. There is certainly much better in Boston to try.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great for lamb
    BearCakes
    Dined on 11/22/2013
    Not many places in the city can say they do lamb right but North 26 can. The portion size are more than what you pay for so you immediately are satisfied. The drink menu is just delicious. On top of all that the service is even better. I loved this placed even on a rainy day you walk in feeling welcomed.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for brunch, kid-friendly, romantic, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Way too noisy
    TdalecVIP
    Dined on 11/2/2013
    The food was good, the service was okay, but early in the evening with only seven other people in the place, the low wooden ceilings created a din that made conversation impossible.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Surprise Excellence
    billVIP
    Dined on 11/1/2013
    We had never been there before but had friends nearby so it was for convenience. What a great surprise !! The service was extremely nice. The food for the four of us was excellent. I had duck that was tender and moist others had haddock or salmon. All were very pleased. I will go back in a heartbeat.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 10.26.2013
    RJGJAGVIP
    Dined on 10/26/2013
    Really liked this restaurant. Seats all looking out on active Faneuil Hall area was enjoyable. Food was very good. background noise from bar was a bit loud but not disturbing. Waiter was a bit pushy and made us feel we were being rushed but, could also be categorized as overly attentive.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • So good!
    kiakat23
    Dined on 10/19/2013
    I just had a great dinner at North 26. The swordfish was amazing! Also, try the flat bread pizza.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, late-night find, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A great find
    bspen254VIP
    Dined on 10/7/2013
    North 26 was a great experience. The staff gave my table just the right level of attention; they were always around when we needed something, but did not hover around us when we didn't. The food was great from the soft-shell crab appetizers to the shrimp and ricotta ravioli. The restaurants fresh seasonal ingredients really make this restaurant stand out from the others in this neighborhood.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A good find
    boyo
    Dined on 10/5/2013
    Hidden in the Millennium hotel, a real find. Food and service was excellent. A bit quiet, possibly because the layout is very spread out. The steak was excellent, and the others in the party were very happy with their meals.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfection
    Nick
    Dined on 10/5/2013
    I needed a good location next to Quincy Market for a little after dinner proposal. It was the perfect environment and the food was outstanding. The waiter was very nice and had made recommendations for appetizers when asked.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, notable wine list, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good, not great.
    SalmonandSugarVIP
    Dined on 9/30/2013
    Overall, our group was pleased with their entrees. Desserts not so much. Being a lover of sweets, it is rare to find a dessert I don't care for - neither I tasted was good...Strange.
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