The Reserve at The Langham, Boston
The Reserve at The Langham, Boston

The Reserve at The Langham, Boston

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.boston.langhamhotels.com/
  • Phone: 6174511900x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Breakfast: Monday - Friday: 6:30am - 11:00am, Saturday & Sunday: 7:00am - 11:00am; Lunch: Daily: 11:00am - 2:00pm; Afternoon Tea: Daily: 2:00pm - 7:00pm; Dinner: Nightly: 7:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,JCB,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Afternoon Tea, Global, International
  • Executive Chef: Mark Sapienza
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar/Lounge, Beer, High Tea, Wine
  • Entertainment: Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays- duo playing piano and double bass from 7pm to 10pm.

    Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays-piano player from 2pm to 7pm.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Pearl Street
  • Public Transit: Boston's T: Red Line and Orange Line to/from Downtown Crossing
  • Parking: Hotel Parking
  • Parking Details: There is a parking garage adjacent to the hotel and the hotel offers valet parking.
A word from The Reserve at The Langham, Boston
Sip & Socialize at Langham's new Lobby Lounge. The Reserve, a refined champagne lounge, is centrally located in the hotel lobby and boasts a polished aesthetic that reflects the natural elegance and style for which the Langham has become known. An ideal haven in which to sip, savor and socialize, The Reserve serves a continental breakfast selection and offers dining from dawn until dusk with a menu featuring soups, salads and light entrees, along with beer, wine and champagne.
The Reserve serves traditional British Tiffin Afternoon Tea where Langham Hospitality Group continues to build on its afternoon tea heritage with the launch of four innovative tea blends which can be enjoyed in the elegant surroundings of a Langham hotel or in the comfort of one’s home.
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The Reserve at The Langham, Boston reviews from OpenTable diners
13 reviews since May 24, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.4
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
50% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (10)great for brunch (4)romantic (4)neighborhood gem (3)fit for foodies (2)great for lunch (2)good for groups (1)kid-friendly (1)Show More
  • hoped for a little more
    LibbyEater
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    I looked forward to the afternoon tea at the Langham for a long time since I thought it would be a nice treat for myself after a busy period at work. Unfortunately, everything (food and tea) was just fine. I was surprised they didn't use loose leaf tea, and there was too much water in the large pot for just one single tea bag, so my English breakfast was too watery for my taste, even after steeping it for a long time. Although the lemon curd and scones were delightful and the service attentive, I've had afternoon tea in the Boston area and elsewhere, and I'm sad to say that I won't be returning for tea at the Langham.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • afternoon tea
    donnad
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    charming, delicious perfect for a girls get-together!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • High Tea
    dirtywaterlove
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Went here for tea with my mom & sister. It was lovely. We did the "Tiffin Tea" option which was surprisingly a TON of food when it came out. The teas were unique and fabulous, the food was incredible and super filling and the whole ordeal was very pretty and super fun. Would definitely do this again.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Highly recommend for afternoon tea
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    My daughters and I enjoy afternoon tea while traveling. While in Boston we visited the Langham and it ranked up there at the top of our high tea experiences including famous venues in New York City and London. The ambiance was modern and stylish. The wait staff was knowledgeable and attentive and the food was outstanding. It is a must do while in Boston if you enjoy a special afternoon treat.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 9 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 24, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.3
    • Food4.3
    • Ambiance4.3
    • Service4.2
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The following 28 reviews are from the The Reserve at The Langham, Boston reviews archive.
  • Tiffin Menu Langham High Tea
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/18/2014
    I have tried high teas at several Boston hotels. The Langham has old world charm with a pianist providing background music. We over ordered on the Tiffin menu - three pots of tea and three sets of goodies which was too much for three guests. Everything was delicious. And on the plus side we each got to take some home to enjoy the next day.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tea time
    T4two
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    Wonderful tea. Delicious savory and sweet eats. Great atmosphere especially with the piano player.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Afternoon Tea
    LittleCatBock
    Dined on 4/14/2014
    We had one day to visit Boston and I decided to take my husband to Afternoon Tea for the first time. Thanks to The Langham, he loved it. We had an early reservation on a Monday so when we arrived we were the only ones in the area. About 30 minutes later, more patrons arrived yet the atmosphere remained serene and relaxing. Food was lovely and light, as it should be, and yet by the end of our time, we couldn't finish it all. We both enjoyed the variety of sandwiches and treats we were served. We especially enjoyed the type of tea we chose which was called "Boston". I highly suggest it if you enjoy Black teas with a bit of a complexity. Our servers were attentive and polite. A perfect mix for a refreshing afternoon tea.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • tea with my grand-daughter
    jhph
    Dined on 3/31/2014
    She's twelve and this was a vacation visit. We both like tea and she enjoyed every aspect. I enjoyed all that - and her comapny most of all!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service only Fair
    coffeemom
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    When I made the reservation I mentioned that it was for my daughters birthday. No mention or attention to this was made. The server did not make suggestions about the best way to order and service could have been better. The food as quite good but the tea was weak- an afterthought basically.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tea for two
    Marijo
    Dined on 2/26/2014
    A friend and I played hooky on a blustery, winter business afternoon and treated ourselves to tea at the Langham. It was a lovely afternoon oasis in a hectic world ... porcelain china, exquisite tea food, attentive service. It will take you back to an era when we had more time to sit, relax and enjoy our friends and their conversation. We highly recommend the experience.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Afternoon tea was outstanding
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004VIP
    Dined on 2/19/2014
    My family had afternoon tea at The Reserve on a weekday, and we had a wonderful time. There were three young children in our party and the staff went out of their way to accommodate them and make sure they had a special time. The food was excellent, too. It was by far the best high tea experience I've had in Boston. We certainly will be returning to the Langham for afternoon tea (and other meals) in the future.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Afternoon Tea
    goofyjones1
    Dined on 2/16/2014
    We were treated to attentive, welcoming service in a fancy hotel environment. Delicious, flaky scones with clotted cream, jam, and lemon curd were the standouts, to go with the fine tea sandwiches and a variety of rich and beautiful desserts. The tea itself (we had the "Langham blend", a bracing black tea) was delicious too. Great fun! I like the fact that tea is served from 2 to 7 p.m,, which gives ample chance to linger. There was also a piano player adding to the ambience.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tiffin Tea at the Langham
    Bill
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    We were at first surprised not to be in a separate room, but what appeared to be an section of the lobby. When reserving, I was thinking it would be along the lines of the Chocolate Brunch for space. However, the space was pleasant enough, recently remodeled, and comfortable. We had no real problem with noise or traffic. The tea and food was excellent: both with the expected, like the cucumber sandwiches and scones, and with the unexpected, like the chocolate mousse in pop form on a stick. It was exactly the kind of afternoon treat we were looking for, with small fun twists.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding
    hark
    Dined on 2/9/2014
    I came here for tea with a couple of my girlfriends for my birthday. It was excellent and we were all raving about it afterward. The overall ambience was perfect and relaxing and the food was absolutely amazing. The service was great and the staff was delightful.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • High tea
    foodgirl
    Dined on 2/2/2014
    My experience was high tea on a lazy Sunday afternoon. Everything was well done, two menu choices for food and a very good selection of tea. It was not stuffy, fit for grandmas, friends, couples, anybody who likes classic high tea.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Tea & Fashion
    TeaTotaler
    Dined on 2/1/2014
    This was my first visit to The Langham Hotel Boston and I was quite surprised because the lobby is completely unrecognizable from its Le Meridien days! White upholstered chairs, recessed, dark upholstered, tufted banquettes, white marble floors, gold, cream, mirror and crystal accents all lend a Deco inspired ambiance to The Reserve Lounge where the tea is served. There are two tea menus to choose from - The Liberty and The Reserve - the chief difference being the price, The Reserve costs more and includes a glass of champagne. The food was delish and the scones were literally warm from the oven! And the first Saturday of the month there is an honest-to-God live fashion show. This tea is divine!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • fab teatime
    misseatwell
    Dined on 1/31/2014
    Service excels but decor was a tad plain and the Earl Grey tea in bags was very weak. Tables too small and wobbled a lot. Great piano player. Great for the ladies afternoon tete a tete. A wee bit more color like flowers, would be welcome, also teapot cozies...water gets cold fast..
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday treat
    IsabellaVIP
    Dined on 1/26/2014
    Brought my mom to high tea for Mothers Day and she specifically asked to come back for her birthday! Such a nice treat, the spread is great and the treats look like they could be plastic they're so perfect! I'm sure we will be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Afternoon Tea with Grandchildren
    Tomorrow
    Dined on 1/19/2014
    Delightful! Delicious! Delectable! A wonderfully elegant afternoon with your grandchildren. Afternoon Tea at the Langham is a relaxing way to enjoy each other's company. Secrets are shared and memories are made. The sandwiches and deserts are petit, but the whole experience is huge.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Delicious food, exemplary service!
    Sarah
    Dined on 1/11/2014
    My dear friend and I used to go to tea at the Langham's BOND restaurant, but hadn't been since the renovations. Imagine our surprise to find that the menu had improved 3x over! The lobster profiteroles left us in dire need of more. I had a ginger scone while she had tried maple oat, and while the latter was good, we agreed that the former was divine. Our host and server were both very polite, professional, and informed! We personally told the manager how lovely our experience was, and that even though we're moving to New York, we'll still come back specifically for tea at the Reserve.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious scones and savories.
    cookingonthesquare
    Dined on 12/25/2013
    Delicious scones and savories. Sweets not as good.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Afternoon Tea
    JackieAVIP
    Dined on 12/25/2013
    I attended afternoon tea at The Reserve on Christmas Day. I was truly impressed with the service. Our server was so attentive, giving a true luxury experience. Often times on slower days, restaurant service can be lacking. This was above and beyond. The food was delicious. A nice treat. It was delightful and something I intend to revisit often.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great for Holiday Tea
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 12/20/2013
    Nice holiday tea, but set in the lobby of the hotel without much separation from lobby traffic. Good service, nice tea selection.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect place for afternoon tea
    Christine
    Dined on 12/15/2013
    We had afternoon tea at The Reserve at The Langham and it was excellent! Beautiful setting, the food was delicious, and the staff was attentive.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tea Time was wonderful
    Vereera
    Dined on 12/12/2013
    I took a friend for afternoon tea and it was a great experience. The service was wonderful and they treated my friend like a queen for her birthday celebration. I would recommend this tea-time to friends and family.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Tea
    Jomama
    Dined on 12/8/2013
    Our group of nine had a wonderful time having tea at the Langham. We all thought the food was exceptional and beautifully presented
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The Reserve is located in
    rowangreenleafVIP
    Dined on 12/7/2013
    The Reserve is located in the lobby of the Langham. It's elegantly decorated and has great service. The cocktails are very, very good. I went there for afternoon tea on a Saturday. It was a fun experience, but pricey.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • This is a good spot for tea
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 12/1/2013
    This is a good spot for tea in that section of town. We were going to a concert at a church on Tremont Street, so it was perfect to have high tea. The food was good and more than enough.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Birthday Tea
    tea42
    Dined on 10/27/2013
    The Reserve Tea at the Langham was 'nice', and it was great to spend time with a special friend. The pluses: The wait staff is lovely and attentive. The room is very pretty -- all sparkly, piano-playing, Westwood china 'luxe'... Savory items were very nice, especially the duck confit. The traditional warm scones were a big hit. The teas were fragrant and very fresh, and our glass of champagne was light and poured perfectly. The downs: Sweets were inedible. Though we saw the fun tiered servers, our food was crammed around the table. The couches were awkward and too low for the tea service. At $45 a pop, 'nice' was a bit of a disappointment. All that said, we still had a very nice time...
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Took family
    Olivia
    Dined on 10/22/2013
    I have to say myself and my friends visiting from Ireland loved it . It's a great place to go , friends , dates, and family
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not really afternoon tea
    teafanVIP
    Dined on 10/20/2013
    We went for a special birthday, and I would tell everyone I know not to go. The tea arrived as lukewarm water with a teabag, in a pot that held 2 1/2 cups. When more tea was requested, the server brought more lukewarm water to pour over the same teabag. He then said that an extra pot (meaning lukewarm water and a single teabag) would be an additional charge of $6. Ultimately, they decided not to charge on this occasion, but warned that there would be a charge on any future occasion. This will not be an issue, since any future visit is unlikely. At a local chain cafe, it is possible to get the same type of teabag, as many teabags as desired, with unlimited hot water, at a cost of approximately $2. And the food was stale to at best mediocre.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Afternoon High Tea
    MarcReubenEsq
    Dined on 10/16/2013
    The family was in from the British Caribbean and the Langham provided a perfect place for conversation and tea. The family most appreciated the hospitality and, of course, the tea. They had a wonderful time. MarcReubenEsq
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate