Zephyr on the Charles
Zephyr on the Charles

Zephyr on the Charles

  • 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: Seafood, Contemporary American
  • 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: 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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  • Diners' Choice WinnerScenic View
Zephyr on the Charles reviews from OpenTable diners
34 reviews since July 28, 2014
Overall Rating3.6
  • Food3.6
    Service3.4
  • Ambiance3.6
    Noise LevelModerate
66% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
scenic view (20)romantic (7)great for lunch (6)special occasion (5)fit for foodies (5)great for outdoor dining (5)kid-friendly (3)late-night find (3)good for groups (3)vibrant bar scene (3)great for brunch (2)neighborhood gem (2)notable wine list (1)Show More
  • We enjoyed our sunset dinner
    PriceChopperVIP
    Dined on 2/23/2014
    We enjoyed our sunset dinner at the Zephyr! Youlee was an excellent server!
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Brunch it aint!
    Hingery4GoodEats
    Dined on 2/8/2014
    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
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  • Zephyr did not disapoint
    sanibelboundVIP
    Dined on 2/1/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Another nice lunch today,
    OpTabVIPVIP
    Dined on 1/24/2014
    Another nice lunch today, every visit is consistently excellent!
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Buffet Breakfast
    mikeb
    Dined on 1/18/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Enjoyed our lunch today, really
    OpTabVIPVIP
    Dined on 1/14/2014
    Enjoyed our lunch today, really loved the new Brie & Ham Sandwich addition to the menu! Strawberry Jam filling was a nice twist!
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The Sunday brunch buffet was
    jojo
    Dined on 1/12/2014
    The Sunday brunch buffet was very nice, with a lovely view of the Charles River.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We greatly enjoyed our dinner
    OpTabVIPVIP
    Dined on 12/16/2013
    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!
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We had one of our best visits
    OpTabVIPVIP
    Dined on 12/1/2013
    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!
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Welcoming
    Eclecticone
    Dined on 11/23/2013
    Our server was very welcoming, and helpful introduce us to the menu, answering our questions, and making suggestions.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Horrible experience
    mb4rVIP
    Dined on 10/23/2013
    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.
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  • We enjoyed our return to the
    OpTabVIPVIP
    Dined on 10/21/2013
    We enjoyed our return to the Zephyr with a great meal and excellent service by Madison.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Quiet
    CantabrigianVIP
    Dined on 10/5/2013
    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.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hotel Restaurant but Very Good
    Suzie
    Dined on 9/23/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    scenic view, great for lunch
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  • Lobster Bisque
    TheDish
    Dined on 9/16/2013
    For a seafood town, the lobster bisque was a disappointment. The scallop and shrimp dinner was good. The cobb salad was uneventful.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice place for a hotel
    buckwild
    Dined on 9/15/2013
    The food was very good, cooked to order with many excellent choices. Our waiter, Kemel, was very welcoming, eager to please, and well educated. He made many good suggestions and topped that off with a very energetic, and friendly conversation. He answered all of our questions about the menu and our stay in Boston as well. I would recommend the food and Kemel to all my friends.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, kid-friendly
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We enjoyed our meals and the
    OpTabVIPVIP
    Dined on 9/13/2013
    We enjoyed our meals and the view today. The best part was meeting the Chef as he dropped by some tables.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great dining experience -
    tahiti
    Dined on 9/11/2013
    Great dining experience - beautiful views, food was great as well as the presentation. There were 3 in our party and there were raves around the table!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, scenic view, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Marked the Occasion Perfectly!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 8/28/2013
    Very attentive servers--good suggestions for late afternoon outing to celebrate our anniversary. Managers even took note and surprised us with dessert-- setting overlooking Charles River was perfect!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Two thumbs up!
    Roxy612
    Dined on 8/22/2013
    Great service and view of Prudential was phenomenal!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, scenic view
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • So nice to have healthy choices.
    Mimicat
    Dined on 8/7/2013
    I was happy to see an insert inside the regular menu with a good selection of smaller portion, lower fat and calorie delicious choices. I had the shrimp with an arugula, goat cheese, spiced pecans salad. I think it was listed as 520 calories? It was satisfying and had a nice combination of flavors. Thank you chef. Also our waiter Franz added fun to our scenic delcious relaxing experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The menu at Zephyr is very
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 7/10/2013
    The menu at Zephyr is very limited and food just ok. Too bad as the view is great but not worth a meal
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    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I had an enjoyable meal with
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 7/7/2013
    I had an enjoyable meal with my daughter on Sunday night. The highlight was the server, who was excellent. Foodwise, the feature was the pecan-crusted salmon. Other dishes were fine, but the salmon shined.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Breakfast buffet was not well
    linda
    Dined on 6/23/2013
    Breakfast buffet was not well staffed - or stocked- waiting at omlet station the rest of my party finished their meal.
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    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Horrible service
    Meanjean
    Dined on 6/21/2013
    We had the worst service ever. First the waiter dropped our appetizers, which is fine, everyone makes mistakes. But he never came to tell us that there would be a delay, we just happened to hear the crash and realized what happened. After waiting for about 40 minutes for soup and a cheese plate another server brought them out. Both appetizers were very delicious and we weren't in a hurry so we weren't upset. Then the food came out. My husband's steak was fine but my salmon was very overcooked. I could not eat it. The waiter never came back to check on us. When we were finished and requested the check he asked how it was. The entire salmon was still on my plate. I said it was overcooked. He said "oh" and walked away.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
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  • nice scenery of the Charles
    NASHIESMOM
    Dined on 6/20/2013
    Fantastic service and tasty meals, portion size way more than needed. A little on the noisy side (from music piped in from Hyatt interior) but they turned it down. Patio seating really nice this time of year, a lot of activity on and around the Charles.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Nice, but don't go 'coz of Hyatt
    shobz
    Dined on 5/16/2013
    We went there for our anniversary dinner even after reading all the negative comments from yelp. I called them before to reserve a table with a nice view and we really got one.The view was definitely good, we ordered wines, lobster lettuce wrap and shrimp cocktail(not on menu) initially. The shrimp was nice but the lettuce doesn't feel crispy & fresh, the filling was quite tasty though.We ordered flat iron steak and chicken scallopi as entrée, the steak was good and chicken was ok, we got a compl. small chocolate desset, thx for that. We went there because of hyatt but really it was not upto the mark, some bugs/mosquito frustrate me at some point of time. I would like to thank the server for all his effort.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Enjoyed our visit, but our
    OpTabVIPVIP
    Dined on 5/8/2013
    Enjoyed our visit, but our request for patio seating did not get much consideration... hope they are more motivated next time to let us out in the sun. :)
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Enjoyed our dinner very much,
    OpTabVIPVIP
    Dined on 4/22/2013
    Enjoyed our dinner very much, and we had great service from Chelsea!
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    scenic view
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  • Excellent service and views
    DavidD
    Dined on 4/14/2013
    Excellent service and views of the city. Great place for friends connecting from different parts of the globe to meet and have a meal together and talk while overlooking the city.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • PERFECT!!
    Gourmand
    Dined on 4/11/2013
    I was a visitor at the Hyatt Regency and the restaurant was very convenient. The service was awesome and the ambience was delightful. Very courteous wait-staff and the food was delicious and plentiful. I would recommend this restaurant very highly.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, scenic view
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  • Another nice lunch visit to
    OpTabVIPVIP
    Dined on 4/8/2013
    Another nice lunch visit to Zephyr's. We were glad to have Raj as our server once again. Our favorite dishes are always consistent, we keep coming back !
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    scenic view
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  • Another excellent dinner at
    OpTabVIPVIP
    Dined on 4/2/2013
    Another excellent dinner at Zephyr's. Chelsea and Mike took great care of us! Loved the view of the waves on the Charles River, with sailboats battling their way into the wind.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • the Yelp reviews concerned
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 3/31/2013
    the Yelp reviews concerned me they were so negative, but it's a Hyatt after all and they do have standards. The occasion was Easter brunch and it was just fine. A tad pricey for someone like me who doesn't go back to the buffet five times, but what I did have was great and it is good to see non-red meat stuff. The service was really great. My only (minor) criticism is that the public areas of the hotel are in dire need of a freshening up. The interior atrium is truly ugly; I've seen better prisons, really! But I have no problems recommending the food. We'll be back when the deck is open.
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    great for brunch
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  • We had the Easter brunch which
    firesubc
    Dined on 3/31/2013
    We had the Easter brunch which was very good and pleantiful, all the dishes we tried were very good and service was excellent our waiter could not do enough for us and we were not rushed at all. Even the managers made the rounds to see if all was good I would go back again and even stay at the hotel when back in Boston. The only dislike is parking is expensive and they only told you you could get your ticket stamped for the parking only if you asked
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, kid-friendly, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We liked the view from the
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 3/22/2013
    We liked the view from the resturant. The service was good but not great. They need a little better floor management. Other than that the staff was very freindly and attentive. The food was very good.
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    scenic view
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  • 3 musketeers bday dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004VIP
    Dined on 3/20/2013
    Pleasantly surprised to enjoy great food and great service. The view was fantastic. Will definitely go back!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot
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  • Nice view of the river, they
    NapervilleVIP
    Dined on 3/19/2013
    Nice view of the river, they were very under-staffed with extre Slow service from the kitchen, so would check to see if this is a pattern or just one night. Food was good.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Furniture could use some updating.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 3/17/2013
    Furniture could use some updating. Waiter was new at the job
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    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Lovely view and fantastic food.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 3/16/2013
    I have been here many times over the past ten years. It just keeps getting better and better. The view is spectacular and the food/service is always outstanding. I will keep coming back.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view
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