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Zephyr on the Charles
Zephyr on the Charles

Zephyr on the Charles Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://cambridge.hyatt.com/hyatt/hotels/entertainment/restaurants/index.jsp
  • Phone: (617) 441-6510
  • Hours of Operation: Breakfast: Monday - Friday: 6:30AM - 11:00AM, Saturday - Sunday: 6:30AM - 12:00PM

    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00AM - 5:00PM, Saturday - Sunday: 12:00PM - 5:00PM

    Dinner Monday - Thursday: 5:00PM to 10:00PM, Friday and Saturday 5:00PM to 11:00PM

    Cocktails Monday through Saturday: 11:00AM to midnight.
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American, Seafood
  • Executive Chef: Robert Daugherty
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: The cuisine is prepared on-site, using the freshest of seasonal ingredients. To enhance your experience, we will customize menus for your special event in order to make your vision a reality.
  • Special Events & Promotions: Zephyr offers Easter Brunch, Mothers Day Brunch, and Thanksgiving Day Brunch. We also offer Special Menus for Valentines Day, July 4th, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and New Year's Eve.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Amesbury
  • Public Transit: Boston University Cental on Green Line, Kendall Square on Red Line.
  • Parking: Hotel Parking
  • Parking Details: Private lot is available. Validation includes three-hour complimentary self-parking in the hotel parking garage. Posted parking fees will apply beyond the three-hour threshold.
A word from Zephyr on the Charles
Zephyr on the Charles is located along the Charles River overlooking the Boston skyline. Featuring a modern ambiance that is both inviting and friendly, guests are welcomed to this New England style restaurant where local cuisine and fresh flavors are celebrated.

With a locally inspired menu serving breakfast, lunch, dinner and cocktails, Zephyr on the Charles is a classically inspired New England cuisine restaurant with great views.

The restaurant offers New England regional cuisine inspired by the bounty of our local fisheries, farms, and dairies in the area. During the warmer months enjoy al fresco dining on the patio. Enjoy three-hours of complimentary self-parking.
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Diner Reviews
  • "decent food bit overpriced great view very attentive wait staff it was a very nice night with breeze which was perfect for sitting outdoors though close to Memorial Drive didn't even notice any traffic noise"
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "The food is very good but the service is very bad. The waiters kept changing all night and we didn't have a clue which one was our. They tend to forget you exist And you always have to wait a lot to be served ."
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "Conroy, the Chef here is excellent, kind and creative."
    Dined on 8/4/2014
  • "We had a very nice lunch with Daniel serving us. Also got a visit from the Chef who created our great dishes."
    Dined on 8/4/2014
  • "The place looks very different from the pictures on their website, it's a lot older looking. However, it does have a nice view of the charles river. The food looks better than its taste....... way too salty!!! For the same price, I would've get a LOT BETTER food from Legal Seafood."
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "What a pleasant find along the Charles. Excellent waitstaff. Portions were large and good was excellent. Parking validation also a plus. Zephyr is on my list of fun places to go on a day trip to Boston."
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "Zephyr has a nice menu and the food was good, not exceptional. But it is one of the few restaurants with water views outside the seaport. We ate outside; traffic on memorial drive wasn't burdensome and it was fun watching kayaks, pontoons, and a tour boat glide by, as well as watch people biking, walking and running along the river. That was a priority for us on 4th of July weekend, and we enjoyed our dinner very much. Service was attentive and pleasant."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "Out of town friends in for 4th of July weekend We made reservations for dinner and to see fireworks Restaurant called me to be sure I knew it would be a buffet rather than regular menu Then they called again the day before since fireworks were changed to a day earlier offering to change reservation to a day earlier too ! We never experienced such consideration for guests Excellent July 4th buffet and wonderful view Fireworks too !"
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "The most outstanding factor was our server. She was pleasant, professional yet friendly."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "Another awesome early dinner with Pha serving us over a sunny view of the skyline :)"
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "We went here for dinner and brunch while staying at the Hyatt. The brunch was far better than dinner, but we waited over 30 minutes for our food to arrive. The service was ok, but when we went in the evening the restaurant was FREEEEZING. Both my grandmother and I were terribly cold and although they said they turned it down, I didn't notice it. Food was ok. The sauce on the salmon at dinner was way oversalted, and was not a "lavender" cream sauce at all. I think this place is overrated- I would return for brunch, not dinner."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "great setting and good food. the night we were there the staff seemed a little overwhelmed by the traffic, i.e. not enough menus for everybody, like they were not accustomed to this many visitors"
    Dined on 6/5/2014
  • "Another nice lunch today. One thing to note, the lobby escalator has been out of order often during our past visits... this requires a longer walk for older/handicapped patrons .. :("
    Dined on 5/28/2014
  • "Ate dinner in restaurant with out-of-town relatives staying there. Servers and hostess very friendly and accommodating. However, the food fell far short of satisfying. Dinner rolls were served with a spicy honey-mustard sauce but no butter. The relatives had the Seared Scallops and Shrimp entrée and spent a good deal of time trying to identify the "sweet" taste, which they didn't care for. The menu should indicate whatever marinade or sauce is being used. My entrée of Traditional Cobb Salad wasn't bad and had an appealing Lemon Dijon dressing, but the chicken was overcooked. Finally, the condition of the table was not good: it seemed to have dust or grime in a crevice and stains going down the edges that gave an impression of uncleanliness."
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • "Went to Zephyr's for a Mother's Day Brunch. It was excellent!!! Not only was the food quite good but the atmosphere was relaxed with beautiful views of the Charles River and an amazing staff. The staff, from the hostess to the buffet servers to the waiter were the best I have ever experienced in Boston. They went above and beyond. For example, the waiter personally walked my mother-in-law to the bathroom when he could have just pointed the way to her. This was overall the best brunch place I've experienced in Boston. "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "We had a great lunch on a warm Spring Day at the Zephyr. Pha was excellent as always, and the city view once again makes this the perfect spot."
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "We didn't know what to expect from this hotel Sunday brunch, and the online menu looked good but not fantastic. What it failed to list was all of the delicious foods on the very extensive buffet. In the end, none of us ordered off the menu. and we had a really great brunch. Plenty of great choices for all of us, adults and kids ranging from 1 to 16 years old. Very nice ambience, good service, and of course a great view of Boston across the Charles. We will certainly be coming back."
    Dined on 4/27/2014
  • "The hotel is very tired and the background music was bad. The food was ok. "
    Dined on 4/23/2014
  • "We went to the Hyatt for Easter Brunch. It was held on the 16th floor so the view was spectacular. We were given a table just for two in the corner by the glass windows so we were delighted to not only have that private spot to ourselves but to also enjoy a beautiful view of the Charles River and the activity around it. There was live music, an Easter bunny for the children, and the ambience was joyful and upbeat. We always enjoyed our holiday brunches at the Hyatt and this was no exception. Wonderful staff and we would return again in a second!"
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "We had a great dinner tonight with Youlee as our server once again. Generous portions left us with plenty to take home :)"
    Dined on 4/13/2014
  • "Zephyr is a well kept secret, good food with a spectacular view of the Charles. My BFF and I went one Sunday afternoon and enjoyed a quiet meal served by an attentive waiter. I had the fish and chips, fresh fish fried in a light, flavorful batter, accompanied by tasty fries and cole slaw a little light on the mayonnaise for my taste but probably preferred by most. For beverage I selected a Reisling that was surprisingly crisp yet slightly sweet -- delicious. My BFF had a salad large enough to divide in half and take home, topped with grilled shrimp. I'm not sure why the restaurant was half empty but it suited our purpose as we were able to have a long leisurely chat. Validated parking in the hotel for free is a plus!"
    Dined on 4/13/2014
  • "Breakfast: we ate there twice. The food at the weekend breakfast buffet was excellent, with a nice mix of carbs, fresh made omelettes, fruit, yogurt, etc. If there is a line and you don't mind eating at the bar or at the casual seating, go ahead and seat yourself rather than waiting. Dinner: I had a lobster cobb salad and my husband had squash soup and a club sandwich. We were happy with the meal. Would definitely eat there if I was staying at the hotel. I wouldn't come to the restaurant from outside the hotel. There are too many other good options locally."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "We ate oatmeal so we were not very demanding food-wise, but the service was great, and the decaf coffee was actually excellent."
    Dined on 4/8/2014
  • "We wanted a table by the window. We refused an inside table when we arrived. We didn't expect to wait for an hour. We were waiting by the lounge. The manager came by and offered us water and snack for free while we were waiting. The dinner was good. It was late. We didn't order any desert. The manager came by again at the end to bring us some fruit. We may consider to host our graduation party over there."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "Another great lunch today! We love this place, what an awesome value! Keep it this way!!"
    Dined on 3/12/2014
  • "very accomodating to special diet; excellent food and view and a rare quiet atmosphere."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "We enjoyed our sunset dinner at the Zephyr! Youlee was an excellent server!"
    Dined on 2/23/2014
  • "This restaurant is in the Hyatt and is nothing more than the standard hotel haunt. They have a nice view, if you get near the window, but that really is the extent of their offer (other than being open before 10am on the week-end). The food was nothing like the pictures and servings were (thankfully) small. Coffee is mediocre, albeit plentiful. Nothing special, but if your stuck in Cambridge, and hungry, it;s open. They do have a continental buffet choice as well"
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "My wife and I dined here on a Saturday night. She had the flank steak and I had the bolognese. Both dishes were served hot and there was very little wait time for the food. The restaurant is across from the Charles River so the view is quite nice. The service was excellent and we never felt rushed or ignored. We had the breakfast buffet the following morning which was also very good with a lot of options to choose from. All in all a good take for a local hotel. We would not think twice about returning to the hotel and the restaurant."
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "Another nice lunch today, every visit is consistently excellent!"
    Dined on 1/24/2014
  • "We went to Zephyr to meet an out of town friend for breakfast on a Saturday morning. The buffet breakfast was fantastic--selection and quality. Service was excellent. One member of our party wanted to select an a la carte specialty French toast, but also wanted the variety of the buffet. The waiter suggested that he make a special order for the French toast, and add it to the buffet without extra charge."
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "Enjoyed our lunch today, really loved the new Brie & Ham Sandwich addition to the menu! Strawberry Jam filling was a nice twist!"
    Dined on 1/14/2014
  • "The Sunday brunch buffet was very nice, with a lovely view of the Charles River."
    Dined on 1/12/2014
  • "We greatly enjoyed our dinner with Kati serving us! The food, service, and the view of the Boston Skyline make Zephyr the perfect night out!"
    Dined on 12/16/2013
  • "We had one of our best visits to Zephyr this time around. The list of specials included an excellent Clams Casino and a Margherita Pizza. Best of all, our server Jeff was an absolute delight. He is truly a great asset to the Zephyr. Hope he serves us often in the future!"
    Dined on 12/1/2013
  • "Our server was very welcoming, and helpful introduce us to the menu, answering our questions, and making suggestions."
    Dined on 11/23/2013
  • "My wife and I met there for lunch and we had a horrible experience. We waited for 20 minutes before the waiter came to offer us water. After waiting 45 minutes for sandwiches to be made, the wrong food was served. I would not recommend this restaurant."
    Dined on 10/23/2013
  • "We enjoyed our return to the Zephyr with a great meal and excellent service by Madison."
    Dined on 10/21/2013
  • "The food is fine, if not great, but where else can you go for a quiet romantic dinner for two on a Saturday night? If you actually prefer low-key spaces in which you can hear your date, this is an ideal destination."
    Dined on 10/5/2013
  • "Hotel restaurants tend to be so-so. This one wasn't. The food was really good. I had the fish and chips. Others had a Cesar chicken salad and a stir fry dish. All really loved their food. The service was great and it wasn't really noisy. I would especially recommend it for a business lunch."
    Dined on 9/23/2013