cuisine with a twist at his eponymous hot spot. Enjoy food that's playful
yet familiar in a sophisticated space that evokes the serenity of the
Mediterranean, featuring magnificent views of the Charles River and Boston's
skyline. dante has a little something
for everyone. Whether you're looking to sample the chef's latest creation or one of his classic fresh pastas, you're sure to discover an experience you won't soon forget! Boasting distinctive cocktails, an extensive wine list,seasonal patio dining, dante is the perfect spot to refresh your mind,
restore your spirit, and reinvigorate your taste buds. "Best Upscale
Italian, 2011" -Boston Magazine. O, The Oprah Magazine says: “one of
Boston’s cool new restaurants” for it’s “airy, minimalist room with views of
the Boston skyline and its superb cucina (haute cuisine, Italian style).
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Monday - Thursday
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Friday & Saturday
5:30 PM - 11:00 PM
Restaurant Dante consists of eight different areas that flow seamlessly together, each with its own unique flair: two separate dining rooms, two bars, two lounges, a private balcony for parties of up to 26 guests, and a large outdoor patio overlooking the Charles River and Boston’s skyline. Our team will work closely with you to craft an event that reflects your needs and expectations.
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Love the patio. Bartender knows what he/she is doing. Food is quite good.
We always try to visit during the warmer months, when outside tables offer great views of the sun drenched Boston skyline. Since you are out by the bar, it can get a little exuberant but generally it is not too loud. Drinks are not inexpensive, but you are paying for the view.
I enjoyed the polpette (3 large, tender meatballs ..well flavored with a nice tomato sauce) and a half size portion of shell pasta with shrimp & scallops. The dish was ample in size and very good, with just a little heat in the cream sauce. My wife was a little less impressed with the octopus.
Usually it is not hard to get a table, but call ahead or check OT to be sure. It often works out, even under spur of the moment circumstances.
Hostess was extremely rude. Food was good but a little overpriced.
We chose Dante because we were hoping to sit outdoors on their nice patio, but alas a thunderstorm prevented that! I like the food, but am not crazy about the rather dull grey interior of the restaurant. That said, my salad and pasta were delicious, as was my husband's veal chop, and the service was very nice as well.
2nd time at Dante. The first time, the wind blew menus and olive oil everywhere and service was indifferent. This time, winds were calm but service still indifferent. The outdoor dining and views are the main draw. The food, though quite good, is a tad on the expensive side ($30 salmon) but the views, with sunset reflections off the Pru and downtown Boston, are worth at least a 20% premium. One hint: Forego the hotel and Cambridgeside parking and take your first right AFTER the hotel entrance - a backstreet that abuts ArtBar, Dante and Waterfront with free parking. Savings there can be applied to menu. But a beautiful sunset spot.
Food was good and service was excellent. We celebrated father's day last Saturday.
I really can't say too much about the experience as we were never served anything besides water. The two servers on the patio walked by my husband and I repeatedly but never stopped to even take our drink order. We left in disgust after 20 minutes.
Food was not good at all - very disappointing
We were guests at the hotel. I was attending the Harvard course on Internal Medicine.
My wife and I were pleasantly surprised by the menu. The bruschetta was outstanding.
Thank you for the superb service.
Dr and Mrs John Peto
Very please with the food but service was very slow. Don't think I'd hurry back unless I wasn't in a hurry.
Food was fantastic, almost as good as the view of the sunset over the Charles. Service was a little slow but that worked for us as we were able to spend longer chatting.
What a wonderful place! The food was excellent and the location and view are fantastic. We will definitely be back!
It was a Sunday evening and perhaps they had a some inexperienced waiters. They seemed young, insecure and tentative. They tried but they clearly need more practice. Also, the choice of music was annoying and the noise from a private party made it even worse. We have enjoyed this restaurant in the past and the view and location are appealing.
Excellent food and service. Fairly small menu, but fair variety. Well presented food.
Recommend the salmon and risotto.
Very nice place, the food was delicious and the ambiance is perfect for a private conversation. Wait staff are very good too.
Service incredibly slow, though place was not busy. Repeated attempts ordering a bottle of wine from wine list only to be told choices unavailable after long wait and offered a more expensive choices Finally gave up.
Excellent Salmon from Denmark! Loved the big pour of wine and the $2.00 appetizers at the bar. You can’t have a better view of Boston than from Cambridge. Can’t wait for the outdoor patio to open!
Great View and good food. Attentive staff. Enjoyed when we visited Cambridge
Food is simply delicious. We went for family Easter lunch and enjoyed the Easter menu. We ordered two appetizer size of pastas, both of them beyond expectations. The lamb was baked to perfection with the fat melt in the mouth.
Meal was excellent. Food was creative and the blending of different ingredients and tastes worked well. Service was not up to snuff. The waiter was preoccupied with friends who were dining and did not pay attention to our table. He did not ask if we would like a second drink and we had to hail him for coffee to finish the meal. Very satisfied with the food and the overall surroundings. We were staying at the hotel and it was convenient. We would definitely eat there again but, I would hope the service is more attentive next time.
The arancini was delicious and the salmon was perfectly cooked.
What was not good was that when we ordered "gnocci" we were served pasta, and the "lemon risotto" was nicely flavored white rice. Each one tasted good enough, but don't say gnocci or risotto if it is not.
A very nice Italian meal with a great view.
We have gone to Dante many times and are always satisfied.
Great views of Boston. Food and service is top notch. Love the $2 appetizer selection before 6pm. Thank You.
Ridiculously overpriced. $28 for Spaghetti Carbonara, mid size portion. What a joke
I liked the Calamari starter though. Good value there. Strange
Outstanding food. Great service. Incredible dinner!
The kitchen "forgot" about us halfway through Christmas Eve Dinner. We came to Dante specifically for "The Feast of the Seven Fishes." After waiting for 35 minutes between courses, my guest needed to leave. He is a physician on call snd needed to check the ER he covers. I explained to the Captain, paid & tipped 18% and asked to have out desserts to go. Then the waited tried to force to stay to explain to someone why he (the waiter) was not at fault. When I repeated that both the captain & the waiter agreed to have our desserts to go, I was called "rude and impatient." We left - over $200 poorer - no dessert, no entree, no parking validation (the dowdy cashier refused to validate our parking ticket). Merry Effing Christmas. .
The waiter was alternately unaware of us and unhelpful. Our meatball appetizer was served cold. I'm pretty sure that the case of tummy flu I experienced in the middle of the night was the result of undercooked chicken. Great location, but the current operation is underachieving.
Our waiter was outstanding. The music fit the atmosphere. Food was perfect.
Special birthday celebration for my son's 20th! Our waiter was professional and friendly. Food was delicious and beautifully presented. Hotel is a personal favorite, very nice to have a signature restaurant to dine. Would recommend for great bar scene or special gathering!
Amazing server from brazil
Amazing views and amazing service! Ask for Rashid! He was absolutely accommodating and made us feel welcome!
We had a great time at Dante. It was our first time back there in almost 10 years. The food was just as good as the first time we visited. I'd definitely go back and highly recommend Dante.
We were married at the Royal Sonesta and go back each year for our anniversary dinner. We had a lovely meal with very good service. There was a very large group dining at the hotel which made for a crowded and noisy room that night. I assume it also prevented us from getting a nice table with a view. -- we were in the corner to accommodate the large group. Dante is a very nice restaurant with friendly staff, and it is a favorite tradition for us to go there.
Our waiter was inattentive and seemed slow to understand questions. He disappeared for most of the evening and forgot to bring part of our order. Fortunately we were able to flag another waiter who helped us.
Dining with a view of the Charles River, sitting on the terrace was fabulous.
The wait staff was excellent, discrete & very accommodating
All the dishes met or exceeded our expectations.
Went to test it out to hold an event there. Food was awful. Calamari was so lemony you were not sure what you were eating. Meatballs ok. 2 got hanger steak so salty you could not eat it. One got char he said worse he ever had. I got chicken melinase chicken ok toppings horrible. We split the sides all bad. Snap peas, eggplant and broccoli.
Staff was ok at best and not one person ever asked how our food was.
Needless to say I will not be going back.
Very disappointed that the menu on OpenTable was not remotely similar to the dinner menu available. However the food we had was good. The restaurant was nearly empty but hostess decided to sit a large and loud group next to our table, which was not good for ambiance or for a romantic dinner.
The staff was very accommodating. We wanted to be seated at a quiet table. Food was good but a bit pricey. We liked the half order options.