roast chicken is overpriced
roast chicken is overpriced for what you get. Should bring bread out without having to ask for it
3/22/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great neighborhood eatery!
This has become one of my favorite restaurants over the years. We live around the corner and frequently eat at Cafeteria. Its great to have such a wonderful, reliable restaurant within a few minutes walking distance. Its become our "go-to" spot. Great drinks (like the Time Out), great food with nice options for lighter or heavier fare (many soup, sandwich (curried chicken salad), salad options with a good selection of real dinners too). AND its great for brunch....their truffle scrambled eggs are fantastic. They recently redid the bar upstairs, which I'm so glad they did. The 2nd floor now has a great ambiance to go with its great view. Great spot that won't break the bank!
3/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
ana was really sweet, gave
ana was really sweet, gave great suggestions. nice patio. dogs welcome on the other side of the fence next to you. we'll be back
3/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Love this place - great drinks,
Love this place - great drinks, food, delish burgers! Wait staff is hit or miss..I love sitting outdoors!!
3/29/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great Hidden Gem! Been there
Great Hidden Gem! Been there a couple times. Excellent food.
4/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
We had a great dinner with
We had a great dinner with three teenage girls. The food was loved by all and the atmosphere was fun!
4/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
Everything was great, except
Everything was great, except the service. Our waitress seemed to be running back and forth from first to second floor. We had to ask for water several times We had to ask for salt and pepper. No one checked in with us during the meal.There was really no dedicated server for this level, only the first floor people running up every once in a while to check. Food was good; prices fair for portion size. Pleasant atmosphere except we were sitting under a speaker and it was a bit loud.
As the outdoor (downstairs) season is now upon us, management needs to address the two-level service balance.
4/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
6 of us ate dinner here pre
6 of us ate dinner here pre marathon and had a great meal. Food and service were very good, the menu had something for everyone. Using OpenTable for our reservation was just the ticket, our table was ready and waiting despite the crowd.
4/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
Patio is perfect! Great neighborho
Patio is perfect! Great neighborhood staple wtih terrific service. Food consistently delish and at a good price point for Newbury
4/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
always a favorite
come here again and again, everything on the menu is good (really!), service is quick, prices are reasonable. Love the fish tacos, burgers, salads, hangar steak, grilled cheese, lamb burger, mussels, blueberry pie, the list goes on and on!
4/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
A Hot Spot on Newbury...
Thsi is our second time there. Food is always excellent, many choices, all great. Service is great too. A very busy place even at 5pm on a Saturday.
If you eat inside, try for a table upstairs by the window...
5/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
The reviews that I read on Cafeteria were spot on, it is a very hip spot with a great menu. We loved the high tables and the view upstairs. We will definitely dine here again. Would highly recommend.
5/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
3rd visit, still enjoy
I've been for dinner in the past but this was my first brunch experience. Food was great and we got to sit outside even though our reservation was for inside. Food came out fast!
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
My sister and I took our two moms for brunch on mothers' day. Our waitress was wonderful and very sweet. The Lilosas and bellinis were delish and everyone loved their food choices. This is such a great find because it's so affordable even though it's in a prime location on Newbury... Not always an easy thing to find!
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
sort of child friendly
food and service was fantastic. other reviews said child friendly. food wasn't child friendly and the restaurant only had one high chair so our toddler was on our lap for the whole meal. hope they improve this as we loved everything else
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Loud inside, but lovely outside
Good food and a great selection of interesting salads. Unfortunately, it was raining the night we went, so we had to sit inside, which gets quite loud, but on a nice summer evening, the patio is a great place to be.
5/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
Everything about our meal at Cafeteria Boston was terrific! The sangria was perfect and not-too-sweet on a HOT evening, our server answered all of our questions easily and made some suggestions. The black bean burger (house-made) was one of the best I have ever had (and I have had MANY) and my husband's turkey burger was devoured in about two minutes. The chopped apple salad was great (minus the shrimp for the vegetarians) - fresh, unusual, tasty. Mac & cheese was bubbling hot, obviously made in-house, with large pieces of sweet carrots and peas alongside. If I lived in Boston, I would be a regular customer!
5/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
post AIDS run
group of 8 came here after the AIDS run on a VERY hot day. We were pleased to see the variety of salads on the menu. Food and service were both great.
6/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Server Ryan was great!
Our server for dinner, Ryan, was fantastic. He was able to answer ask of our questions about drinks and food and also provides very good recommendations. He definitely made the night much more enjoyable!
6/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food and service are good but there are a lot of birds at the outside terrace and they are scary.
7/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
Food: Great; Service: Not so Great
Outdoor seating is first come first serve, and full when we arrived at 5 PM on a Wed. evening before Sox game. No problem since it was hot out and indoors was air conditioned. Pretty empty inside, and did not fill up much when we left at 6 PM. Food was OUTSTANDING, well prepared, and HOT! Servers were good, but looked to us that they spent too much time chatting each other up instead of checking on customers inside. Son had to wait for water 15 minutes after meals arrived. Outside looked bustling, and servers were constantly in and out. We could observe from our basement seats. Notice that one server rolled her eyes a couple of times when taking order outside for another couple. Not sure why we could not sit in nicer part upstairs?
7/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
I ate brunch at Cafeteria this past Sunday and had a great experience! I sat on the patio and had a great view of Newbury street - perfect for people watching! The food was amazing (I had the frittata and fresh fruit & yogurt). I mentioned that I was on a diet and my waitress Chloe couldn't have been more helpful explaining the menu to me and recommending dishes. Totally going to recommend Cafeteria to all of my friends!
7/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Only one issue
Great food, great service that got us in and out in an hour---perfect for a workday lunch.
We sat outside. Only problem was that the table (which was small) was very loose on the stand. Sounds like a minor problem but we had to hold the tabletop with one hand while we ate. I had the hanger steak (yummy) but hard to cut with one hand. By the time our food arrived and we realized the problem all of the outdoor tables were taken. We could have moved inside but it was the first nice day in a while and we really wanted to sit outside. We mentioned it to the waitress. Hopefully, she'll mention it to the manager and the problem will be fixed.
7/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food was excellent. Out waitress was so sweet but the service was a bit slow and all our food came out at separate times.
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Most everything was great, except the last few times the French fries have been overdone. This kind of ruins the meal since the fries are usually so good here
8/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great outdoor setting
Salad was average and salmon was over cooked but outside setting was lovely. Pizzas looked great though.
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Cafeteria: Not College Food
I had the pleasure of visiting Cafeteria for the 3rd time this past Sunday. For nourishment, I masticated the re-fried black bean burger. To my pleasure, it was not the usual veggie burger (weird processed soy product) but actual black beans and other delectable spices. The parmesan fries were also a nice touch. My dining partner enjoyed her food as well and I do anticipate coming again. Our server was very nice and respectful. I wish I remembered her name. I believe it was Sierra or something similar. have 231 characters left and I'm not sure what else to say. So I shall cease typing.
8/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good solid food
French toast was really yum. On the sweeter side with the maple whip, but then dont need syrup. Grill cheese and tomato soup is really good.
9/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Quite simply, this fine spot
Quite simply, this fine spot makes some of the best luncheon meals on Newbury Street at amazingly fair prices. I invariably take food home as the portions are large. If you can snag a spot outside in season, all the better. You just can't go wrong here.
9/11/2013 5:00:00 PM
I went with my adult daughter to have an early dinner before a show. Beautiful day to sit outside and watch the activity right on Newbury Street. Had spinach artichoke dip for app. Best we have ever had!!! Shared a burger and mac and cheese for dinner. Burger was delicious, mac and cheese a little bland but good. Service was very good. All young people who were very personable and took time to chat with us a little. Very enjoyable experience overall. Would definitely go back!!!!
9/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good food with great prices. Good service, was a little loud but a great place to go.
9/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Lunch at Cafeteria Boston
Excellent fresh and well prepared salads and soups. Don't miss the chicken and vegetable soup. Tomato soup also delicious. The grilled shrimp and beet salad was big enough to share and very tasty.
9/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent, inventive and fresh
Excellent, inventive and fresh salads with light dressing!
9/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food here was very good. I got the Cafeteria Cubano and it was worth it! The highlight was definitely the Parmesan fries! Overall a good dining experience.
9/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
great lunch spot-
great ambiance, fun, nice selection of lunch dishes/salads, fantastic music-upbeat and has a European feel.
10/4/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great lunch spot!
Went to Cafeteria for a client lunch last week, great food and atmosphere--and awesome service! Our drinks were never low, and everyone's entrees were awesome! I recommend the mahi mahi taco app & mac and cheese! The atmosphere is very cheery & modern--and group friendly! We will be back!
10/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
I am so happy to see organic grass-fed beef and organic lettuce is served! Fantastic!
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
I've been for lunch and dinner and the food has been consistently great! The BLT was delicious but a little spicier than I expected. Tomato soup and grilled cheese were also excellent. The spinach artichoke dip is purred instead of the usual "chunky" style but really, really good!
The outdoor patio is also a great watch for people watching!
11/1/2013 5:00:00 PM
I am a student in the area and I took my parents to Cafeteria Boston while they were visiting. We all enjoyed our food very much and the service was excellent as well. The one drawback is that it was very noisy which made it hard for my parents to hear. Overal I would recommend cafeteria boston to younger people or to families as it was a very friendly environment.
11/2/2013 5:00:00 PM
Good First Date Place
I took a girl there for my first date with her and it was a really good time. The food is really good and causal, offering pretty much something for everyone. It's also a great place to go with a bunch of friends and is not too expensive.
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
a good staple in Back Bay
Nice atmosphere, prompt and friendly service. We all had salads, which were fresh and tasty (scallops went well with the beet salad, cobb had lots of protein): all good except that the squash on my daughter's apple salad was more or less uncooked. If you want bread, you have to request it. Dessert choice is limited, but the affogato is delicious. Their timeout cocktail is good but not great - the sauvignon blanc drowns the St Germain. Three of us ate well for under $100.
11/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
Excellent Service, Energetic
Excellent Service, Energetic Atmosphere and great food!
11/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
best huevos rancheros
great brunch; bellini so-so (low bead); capuccino not the best; but the home fries and eggs were so delicious that such minor defects paled into insignificance. Sausages were better than average too, and the price was very fair.
11/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
The food was delicious and my boyfriend and I were extremely pleased with our experience here! Will definitely be back soon! The room was small but full of energy with everyone around us. Awesome experience.
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
Weather was the only factor
I will start by saying the food was terrrific with a wide selection of uniquely prepared comfort foods. The wait staff was excellent as well. Unfortunately we visited on a cool evening following torrential rains which limited their dining area to a walkdown basement bar/dining area. Normally this would have been fine, but the musty, damp odor was a bit overwhelming following the heavy rains and street flooding. We will return during sunny, dry weather and look forward to their outside dining area
11/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
My friends and I had the most amazing time! Delicious food and amazing service. Our waiter couldn't have been better. We cannot wait to go back!
11/29/2013 4:00:00 PM
The sevice at Cafeteria was outstanding, the food was delicious. I went with a group of 14 and they were more than accommodating. The manager was extremely nice and accommodating.
11/29/2013 4:00:00 PM
I went here with my boyfriend
I went here with my boyfriend on a Saturday night, it was very crowded but the atmosphere was nice enough that it didn't ruin the mood. The service wasn't perfect but like I said, it was really busy, service is usually bad anywhere on Newbury street Saturday night because it gets so busy, but Cafeteria was really pretty good. and the food was AMAZING. He got a burger, I tried it and it might have been the best burger ever, i got the scallops and they were absolutely incredible. I will most definitely be going back again!
12/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
didn't want to leave
I enjoyed every second of brunch at cafeteria this past Sunday! Came in with a group of my friends and we had such a great time with excellent service! I was visiting from out of town, so I'm only upset that I won't be back soon.
12/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
2 Year Anniversary Surprise Dinner
dropped off a card and bouquet of roses to be place on the table before I let the manager know when I got there earlier that it was my Boyfriend and I 2nd year anniversary and she said that it would all be taken care of. Heather put us right next to the windows over looking Newbury Street with views of the Prudential Center Tower. This was a great spot. The Server came over greeted us with two Glasses Complimentary Prosecco a nice gesture by management they knew it was a special occasion. I really think they out did themselves with customer service and making sure we had a great dinning experience. I got the Steak, cooked medium, and he got the chicken Mac and cheese. They were both great. This is one of our new favorite spots downtown.
12/9/2013 4:00:00 PM