Top of the Hub
Top of the Hub

Top of the Hub

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.topofthehub.net/
  • Phone: 6175361775
  • Hours of Operation:
    Sunday: 11:00am - 1:00am; Monday - Wednesday: 11:30am - 1:00am; Thursday - Saturday: 11:30am - 2:00am. During these hours, the Top of the Hub has menus for lunch, dinner, cocktails and late night dining.
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American
  • Executive Chef: Marc Porcaro
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Smoking Area, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Please contact our sales and catering department for private rooms.
  • Entertainment: A true sense of style and relaxation, Top of the Hub offers delightful jazz ensembles every night — a perfect way to sooth the soul.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Fairfield and Gloucester
  • Public Transit: Prudential Stop on the Green line or Copley/Back Bay Station (10 minute walk)
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Public lot underground for Prudential Center, discounted with validation. Valet parking is available as well.
A word from Top of the Hub
Top of the Hub only accepts reservations in the dining room for lunch, brunch, and a full dinner for parties up to 10 people. Reservations for just dessert or drinks will not be honored. We do not accept reservations for the bar or the lounge area. While we appreciate requests for window seating, we cannot guarantee them. However, we will do our best to accommodate your requests.
Please also note we serve only Brunch on Sundays until 2 p.m.

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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerScenic View
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Top of the Hub reviews from OpenTable diners
704 reviews since May 1, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.1
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.6
    Noise LevelModerate
90% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
scenic view (614)special occasion (532)romantic (448)notable wine list (227)fit for foodies (129)great for lunch (126)hot spot (114)great for brunch (104)vibrant bar scene (103)good for groups (93)late-night find (67)neighborhood gem (53)kid-friendly (26)great for outdoor dining (9)Show More
  • Boston Dine Out Menu was overrated
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    We both ordered the Korma lamb steaks and though it could have been done better. The meal was below average for this restaurant, but I understand that you get what you pay for seeing that it was restaurant week and dinner was $20 less than a normal night.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Enjoyed it
    IndustryInsider
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    Had a good time. The food was pretty good but not spectacular. The view was lovely. The service was good But maybe a bit robotic or routine. Over all it was good.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mike- visit on 8/25
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    Went with my girlfriend. Got the Vermont Chicken and my girlfriend went with Pan Seared Haddock. We both loved the meal and the service was way better than what we had read online.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • delicious
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    We took our girls out for a special night and it did not disappoint! Every meal was deliciously prepared, from the watermelon gazpacho to the Boston cream pie. The views are spectacular, of course, and our waiter was attentive, yet not overbearing and was kind. A very special evening.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Spectacular sunset dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    The view was breathtaking-- waiter was a gem very sweet and recommended great wine. We loved our table for our first dinner at top of the hub. Def will back and requesting the corner table again.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect date night!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    My boyfriend and I had our first anniversary there. It was very lovely and the waitress was very very nice. She brought us to a side room near the window and was always accommodating. She asked us how visiting boston for our anniversary was and I was shocked that she even asked! I always thought no one reads those additional information boxes. She was so hyped about Boston she even answered questions we had about eventually residing there. The staff was very nice and so was the food and I will definitely be coming there next year!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Only worth it for the view
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Food is small. Started with the scallop appetizer, there was only two on there. French onion was a perfect crock. Then we ordered off of the dine out Boston menu. Aracini was delightful. My lamb was just ok and my mothers hake was awful. I tried a bite and the flavor lingered for a long time. I would never order that again. The raspberry white chocolate cake in my opinion was bad. My server was wonderful and she happily offered to get me the creme brûlée instead. It was probably the worst I have ever had. It tasted like they had brûléed the sugar a long time before hand. Overall come for the view sit in the lounge and enjoy the jazz bad. Food is over priced for what you get. I will only sit in the lounge from now on.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Amazing
    GoodFood
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    The service was impeccable, the views amazing, and the food was absolutely delicious!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful Sunday Brunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    We were seated at a window as requested and the panoramic view was spectacular. Food and service were excellent!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Brunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    We had a wonderful Sunday brunch the view, service and food were all outstanding!! Can't wait to go back again
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Food price reasonable, good scene, had our son's birthday, we'll response for the celebration, gave us candle with cake, was wonderful.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Place to go
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Staff receptive and smart. Food was great. Service a little slow but the view made up for it. The wine list was varied in both price and product- something for everyone.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Great experience !
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    I was nervous about going to Top of the Hub based on some not so favorable reviews. However, we had a great experience. From checking in with the hostess to sitting at the window seat (that I requested). The food was very good and our server was very attentive and made sure we were well taken care of. Wonderful night !
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    great view, wait staff was excellent in explaining the menu options
    Special Features:
    special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bad receptionist but others great
    Winter
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    I've been here before and had great experience. But this time a little disappointed. I invited two guests for dinner here. They are couple and the lady is pregnant. They arrived earlier than me so they sit at the bar to have a drink first. 5 minutes later I arrived and told receptionist we had the reservation. She said: are u all here? I said: yes, my friends have come and mentioned our reservation. Now they are sitting at the bar. And she commanded: "bring them here." WHAT??? 5 mins ago they just told u we had the reservation for 3 people, two of them were here and now I, the last person, come and tell u we r all here. You order me to bring a pregnant lady to the reception again??? Where is your respect? But later experience was fine.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great for locals and tourists alike
    cabbob
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    We have been many times and have never been disappointed. I would strongly recommend requesting a table by the windows, overlooking the Charles River or Logan Airport. As far as the menu is concerned, we have tried many items and all fresh and delicious. The wait staff is very well polished and attentive without being intrusive. Parking is discounted if you have your ticket stamped. In short, I recommend this dining experience.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Foodie123
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    I had been to the top of the hub before and was pleased in the past but this time let's just say rudest hostess ever! First, she acted like we didn't have a reservation when my boyfriend arrived before me even though he said it was on open table. Then, when I showed up she gave us a table far from the beautiful views of the city when there were ample tables available near the windows. I have to say I am very disappointed. The server we had was nice and the food was decent but the hostess really soured our experience and we will not be returning.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A day in Boston
    Patand3girls
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    It was great dining at Top of the Hub! It made our day in the city. The location , the service, the food and the view were all outstanding. I would definitely go back there. Our waiter was very helpful when we had questions about the food and the area. It added a lot to our day in Boston.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good for the view
    JoeS
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    This is not 'fine dining' by any means. The food was nothing special - honestly I'd put it on par with Red Lobster. Service was rushed - we received cocktails, bread, and soup within minutes of each other. Overall, it was a disappointing meal, only salvaged by the view.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • It was all about the service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    I can-not say enough good things about the Top of The Hub Restaurant. This is the second time my daughter visited, the food, the view, service both times were outstanding! We will be back 8/21/2015 and hopefully every year on 8/21 after that.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Dining at its best!!!
    jjcaff
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    Fantastic food, view & service. Everything from beginning to the end was excellent. A dining delight!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Beautiful place
    by1992
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    This is THE best restaurant to go to if you want to enjoy the view and the food at the same time. Went for lunch during 'dine out Boston' week and it was a great deal!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dine Out Boston
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    I went to the Top of the Hub during Dine Out Boston for a 3 course lunch. The arancini was outstanding, and the main and dessert were good but not that memorable. The view was beautiful.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Make sure to get a good table
    Anna14
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    This being my first time at the restaurant, I did not know when the hostess walked us to our table we were being given the absolute worst table in there. It is a separate room from the dining room and we were stuck in a corner, not next to the window. The view from that room is not that nice anyway and you cannot hear any of the jazz, nor do you feel like you are in the main part of the restaurant. I feel sorry for anyone who is seated in that room, as the views from the other areas of the restaurant are 100% better, as is the ambiance. The one positive was that when reserving, I included a note that I was celebrating my partner's birthday. The restaurant put a candle on the dessert without my reminding them, so that was much appreciated.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • PleasedVIP
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    The location has the best views in Boston - Service is top notch!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Beautiful Boston Lunch
    Jan2yum
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    Really enjoyed every minute of our lunch at Top of the Hub. The service was great, food wonderful and the view fantastic! Can't wait to have a special occasion excuse to come back. We loved it. Don't listen to any negative remarks! Once you experience it you won't find anything to complain about. Fantastic afternoon!!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • From SF and loved it
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    I found this place to scenic with great food. We got a great window seat. I was amazed that the prices were not outrageous as they can be in SF for the same type of ciew reataurant. No kids menu but we figured it all out with pasta and bread! Lobster roll was okay but I haven't had that many lobster rolls in my life to begin with. Imm more of a tail person. Would return. And husband said he'd even return, which means the place was pretty good! We are splurging everywhere because we're on vacation :-)
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great views, ok food
    PrinceVIP
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    The views are GREAT...the food is ok...nothing really special, but the drinks defenitely a must...they are DELICIOUS...(or maybe it is being on the 52nd floor that makes the drinks so good!!) The service was very good, very attentive, we could not have asked for more.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • EXCELLENT EXPERIENCE
    MRV1
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    The view from the Top of the Hub alone makes this a must have experience in Boston. However the attention to detail in the overall ambiance and decor, attentive service and delicious melt-in-your-mouth meals were all also outstanding and made this a memorable night. We are new to Boston and will highly recommend The Top of the Hub to our friends, family, and visitors and will be back again.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sun Set
    MarkAlex
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    We always go at a time we can watch the sun set. We only go during restaurant week.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Prix Fixe Lunch is a terrific deal
    finprof
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    You'd spend almost the same thing at Panera Bread. Portions are just right. Our waiter asked about our group's (8) time constraints and served accordingly. Then, of course, there is the view :-)
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • One good thing
    Natt
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Only scenic view of Boston that made me there. The food was OK, not fancy. The service was not so professional. My server was not well-dressed to serve. I closed my menu and ready to order, I waited to order for long time. No water served if I did not ask for. I did not finish my plate and she was about to take it away. I don't understand where I wait to order but she was rushing me to eat. What's the point of doing this?
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Rubberband in food
    siddygups
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    My family went to top of the hub for my sister's birthday, with my aunt from Japan and cousins from RI and SF. I often read reviews which slam a restaurant because one part of the experience was bad, so I will be clear: everything was awful. Off the bat the server made a comment about oriental tastebuds, and recommended that we eat elsewhere(?). Later, my father pulls a rubberband out of his mouth. A waiter immediately picks up the plate, and without apologizing rushes it to the back. The manager comes out a few minutes later and brings out a cookie plate for our troubles, even though we already ordered dessert. We asked for no comp, but we did talk to the manager about this, and he laughed in our face (no joke). The view is not worth it.
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  • I think it's usually better...
    MikeNearBoston
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    The views, at least, were the best of my three visits here so far. For some reason they delivered the 1st and 2nd brunch courses, along with the pastry plate, simultaneously. Oops! Fortunately all of that food was good. For the main course we chose the halibut. This was the first halibut dish I've had that needed to be cut with a knife or fork to separate the fish, and I certainly hope it is the last. Surely it was badly overcooked! I know I should have sent it back, but I hate doing that more than anything. The tiramisu was good, but the carrot cake cupcake was dry, and a warm, none-too-sweet cream cheese frosting needs re-thinking. Service was OK, but we had to wait a good long while after the meal to pay before we could leave.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great view. ok food.
    Motheroftwo
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    The view is amazing and I would return with othera to experience it again. The food was lacking. The restaurant itself needs to be renovated but the view was breathtaking.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Definitely best view of Boston
    SacoTxu
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    The brunch was really goo and the service was wonderful and very professional.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great!!!
    Perfect
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    The Top of the Hub is a great place for a romantic dinner. During my stay we witness a marriage proposal. That was beautiful.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Beautiful Evening
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Beautiful evening, excellent service, delicious food!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Spectacular Scenery, Lackluster Ser
    cristina78
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    The dining room is absolutely beautiful and the panoramic views of the city are AMAZING. the menu looked incredible and there were literally dozens of items i wanted to try. the daily specials sounded decadent too, my 2 friends ordered the lobster& crab encrusted halibut, but i decided on the lobster roll. it was decent but definitely had more "roll" than lobster; friends were obsessed with their meal though! unfortunately, service was lacking. we saw the waiter when he took our order & when he finally circled back after we had been done with our food for over 20min. The busboy was attentive and kept our water glasses filled but our actual waiter was basically MIA the entire time; something you don't expect at an establishment such as this.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Attentive service
    BostonMom
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Our daughter wanted a special place for her 16th birthday lunch with a few friends. The Top of the Hub was a great choice. The staff was attentive, and got her a window table - made her day!
    Special Features:
    special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate