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About Cafeteria Boston
Cafeteria is a cool, casual, contemporary atmosphere where the comfort food of "yesterday" gets schooled by the flavors of "today" to create a dining experience that is "tray chic."
Our new cafeteria-themed menu is a modern interpretation of classic soul-satisfying American dishes prepared with organic grass-fed beef and lamb, free-range chicken, the freshest seafood and organic, local produce. These properly raised ingredients
behave perfectly with a new world of herbs, spices and culinary techniques to create deeply satisfying comfort food for the new millennium.
Boston, MA 02115
Hours of Operation:
FOOD: Monday - Friday 11:00am - 11:00pm
Saturday and Sunday 9:00am - 11:00pm
Bar open until 1:00am
Brunch served Saturday and Sunday 9:00am-2:00pm
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Catering is available. Please call 617.536.2233 for more information.
Valet parking is available and recommended
Hynes Convention Green Line; Copley Green line
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Delivery, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
We kept the straightforward, select what you like, style of a cafeteria, but, at this cafeteria the food comes to you with dining on three levels - outdoors, downstairs and upstairs for special events. Call 617.536.2233 or email email@example.com
Cafeteria Boston Ratings and Reviews
Always like Cafeteria for lunch after a spa day with friends or casual get together. Only consistent problem (more chronic now than consistent) is their disgusting bathrooms. Not sure if it's from a lack of attention or some issue with the building's plumbing. But it causes me to rethink just how sanitary the restaurant is overall
Our evening started okay until was time to order , every entree we wanted to order was not available. The server was not aware about the meals available . We were celebrating a birthday, I called in advance to request a simple candle. The server brought us the check did not acknowledge the fact that I called and asked him directly to bring us a slice to cake with a candle . About 20 minutes later I found myself looking for the server to remind him again , he was not around , I reached out to his colleague and no luck . We were about to leave the restaurant and someone came with a slice of cake . So sorry to say that I'm disappointed about your service.
Thank you for the opportunity to express my feedback .
Lovely location on Newburyport St. Nice trees for shade. Server Nick was knowledgeable and friendly. But tables for two are too small to reasonably hold drinks and dinner for two. All food - shared appetizer, salad, and pizza - were delivered at once. One of us had to use the pizza tray for a plate. Pizza was cool by the time we got around to eating it. Will go back - food was very good; service was excellent - but will order one course at a time.
The service here is impeccable. Very warm and friendly, the most I've experienced in all of Back Bay. Waitresses are attentive, polite, and spot on with their warm and welcoming demeanor. The food complements the staff with great tasting fresh cuisine. Indoors is a little quiet on a nice day but can seat outside without reservation; its a popular choice on a sunny Boston summer day (rare).
My daughter took her friend here for the friend's 16th birthday. Perhaps, because they were kids, the waiter did not notice that one dish was garnished, the other was not. He brought the check, without asking if they'd like dessert (they did want dessert and went elsewhere.) BUT, all in all, they were both happy with the food, especially the salads, and the atmosphere.
I had skipped Cafeteria many times because of the "meh" reviews, and I should have continued to do so. It really is a fun atmosphere, very lively and busy. I would say that is the best reason to go. I ordered the lobster roll ($22), and it was okay. The bun was too big (bread:lobster ratio was off), and I asked if I could have half fries/half greens (the options for the side). Most places will gladly accommodate this request, but our server nicely shared that they don't do that anymore. So I went with the "parmesan frites". These are really just those twice-cooked fries you see everywhere, and are truly nothing special. My plate arrived, and it looked so sad and sparse. Maybe I got a half side of fries and no greens? Our server was nice, but seemed eager to move us along. We'd had the menu for about 60 seconds, and he came by saying, you look ready! I get it, but no, not ready at all.
Basically it seems like a fun place to drink on the patio.
This is a terrific causal restaurant at the upper end of the Back Bay neighborhood. We had prompt service and generous sized portions of food for our brunch gathering. The French toast was tasty and the huevos rancheros was large and flavorful. The eggs with two pancakes was terrific. Not romantic but a great choice for our group of six.
We were frustrated by be passed over for outdoor seating since the names around us were crossed out. We were estimated 30 minutes and after about 50 minutes I checked and we were able to be seated after some convincing I had put my name down. Luckily the bartender (female) made fantastic drinks so we were able to catch up at the bar. The food was fantastic and it was a beautiful night to eat outside.
We went to Cafeteria for brunch before my daughter's graduation. It was very nice and as usual the food was good. But we made a few simple requests that they didn't have - English breakfast tea and sugar free syrup. My sister requested her eggs on top of her breakfast potatoes and we were told they couldn't do that. I've never had any issues before so maybe it was just a bad day.
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