About North 26 Restaurant & Bar

North 26 and Chef Julia Brant offer fresh and local New England cuisine and a selection of wines from all corners of the world, as well as crafted cocktails and the finest local microbreweries.

26 North Street
Boston, MA 02109
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
American, Contemporary American

Hours of Operation:
Breakfast: Monday - Friday: 6:30am - 11:00am; Saturday & Sunday: 7:00am - 12:00pm; Lunch: Daily: 11:00am - 5:00pm; Dinner: 5:00pm -10:30pm

Cross Street:
Union Street

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(617) 557-3640

Website:
http://www.millenniumhotels.com/usa/millenniumboston/dining/north-26.html

Catering:
Please contact our catering department for the Hotel's full list of catering options. 617.523.3600

Parking Details:
Valet parking is available at a reduced rate of $12.00 for North 26 patrons. 3 hour limit.

Public Transit:
Take the Blue or Green line to Government Center. Walk down the stairs to the right side of City Hall and cross Congress Street to North Street. The hotel is on the left side of North Street, just opposite Faneuil Hall and flower market.

Executive Chef:
Julia Brant

Additional:
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

We are excited to offer private dining opportunities for your guests. Our lavish private dining area can seat up to 50 guests for a unique group dining experience. Our managers would be delighted to create your own unique menu for your group, with your guest’s tastes and style in mind.

North 26 Restaurant & Bar Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.4

service

3.9

ambience

3.8

value

4.0

Noise

Quiet

83% would recommend it to a friend

Great for Lunch (5)
People Watching (4)
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Good for a Date (3)
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Bar Seating (2)
Business Meals (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Romantic (2)
Scenic View (2)
Healthy (1)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Great for Brunch (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Cozy (1)
Good for Groups (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Good for Birthdays (1)
Notable Wine List (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on February 12, 2011

The swordfish melt sandwich was incredible. I went to bed that night dreaming about it, and have plans to come back and get another one! Good service, comfy booths, elegant atmosphere.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Great for Lunch
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 (New England)·Dined on February 11, 2011

We had our valentine's day dinner (a bit early) here and it was fantastic. The pot roast was amazing and I highly recommend the cucumber martini...so refreshing!

Tags: Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 30, 2011

Wonderful experience from the warm enthusiastic welcoming with coat taken to the friendly wait staff to the incredibly delicious food. Went for Food Pantry fund raising brunch. Loved the seafood sausage, artichoke quiche and apple bignet with caramel sauce.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Scenic View, Great for Lunch
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 29, 2011

Conveniently located near Faneuil Hall. Had a great meal and server was very attentive. Not overly noisy but not a romantic spot either. I would visit here again.

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 23, 2011

We came here on a quiet Sunday evening. We were literally the only people in the restaurant besides a few staffers. Hence, we received top notch service at North 26. Parking was relatively convenient, near a sidestreet. The food was excellent, we ordered "appetizer"-esque dishes only: calamari, popcorn shrimp, tuna tartar, mussels, lobster rolls, and sauteed mushrooms. DELICIOUS!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on January 21, 2011

Our server was very knowledgeable and helpful. We ordered a small bite of lobster risotto and it was very flavorful. The pot roast entree wasAmazing!!

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on December 25, 2010

Ate Christmas dinner there. Service was spotty but friendly. Food was good (except for the Yorkshire Puddings which were like hockey pucks)Bar service was on the slow side.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Scenic View
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 (New England)·Dined on December 22, 2010

Great food, great location. Menu doesn't offer much variety but whatever is there, is very tasty. Very reasonable prices as well and great espresso!

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 (New England)·Dined on December 20, 2010

Went with a group of girlfriends for a Dessert-for-Lunch celebration and this was absolutely perfect! The service was outstanding, the desserts were each more beautiful (and delicious!) than the prior one. The cappucino was first rate and the atmosphere were perfect. Could not have personally orchestrated a better day.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Great for Lunch
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 (New England)·Dined on December 17, 2010

my wife and I enjoyed everything about North 26, and would recommend it highly.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on December 10, 2010

Excellent menu, great apps deal (half price 4-6 M-F). Good martinis.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Nashville)·Dined on November 24, 2010

Good prices for very good food. Definately a value for the dollar in an otherwise pricey Faneuil Hall Marketplace.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on November 22, 2010

Although right in the middle of everything North 26 has quiet spaces to enjoy a drink and good food presented elegantly by an attentive waitstaff. A recent renovation has improved the ambiance while retaining the great view of the activity in the outside streetscape. This is my third visit and I have not been disappointed.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Special Occasion, Scenic View
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 (New England)·Dined on October 21, 2010

I went here with my boyfriend and 2 other couples. We got a seat right in the window facing Faneuil hall. It was a perfect evening including the great service by our waiter. It was a while ago so I do not remember his name, but he was very attentive and made the whole evening very memorable. I cannot wait to go back again soon!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Hot Spot
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on October 7, 2010

I was entertaining people from out of town. The food was very good and the menu was perfect for out of towners. There was a little something for everyone and a nice taste of new England

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 18, 2010

We decided to try this establishment based on the "small plate" concept and liked the convenient location. I had also been very familiar with the past restaurants in the Millenium and was hoping for a similiar level of service. Regrettably, the service can best be described as awful. An indifferent waiter, unattantive bus staff and the most horiffic wine service ever expereinced. Even though it was not very busy for a Saturday night, each request and order was treated like an inconvenience and even keeping water glasses reasonbly full seems to be a chore. The food was fairly good and the hostess tried to save the day by pitching in as best she could (which is why there are 2 stars and not one above). There are better places to patronize.

Tags: Late-night Find, Scenic View
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 4, 2010

Food was amazing, prime location! Service was a bit slow but the staff was very attentive. A tad bit pricey, but food was delicious !

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Scenic View, Hot Spot
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 1, 2010

The restaurant is really nice inside. It's right across the street from fanueil hall. We chose it thinking it would be better than some of the chain restaurants in fanueil hall, but it really wasn't. The food was good, but not great. The recommendations of the waiter all turned out to be the worst dishes. I would recommend it for the atmosphere, but not the food.

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 (New England)·Dined on August 27, 2010

The menu was eclectic and varied. Our table was full of the various dishes from the Restaurant Week menu and I was very satisfied by the wonderful selections. Other places offer 1-3 items per course. Thank you for being realistic about the kinds of things people would like to try.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch
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 (New England)·Dined on August 26, 2010

The waitress Elyan was terrible. Ask for another waitress if you get her. Other than that the food was great and the atmosphere was excellent.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Late-night Find, Romantic, Scenic View
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on August 26, 2010

Excellent experience. The food was simple and delicious. Presentation was beautiful!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Hot Spot
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 (New England)·Dined on August 26, 2010

We had a group of 5 girls meet at North 26 for RW dinner. The service was great - they knew our name without referring to their list - they had our table set up and ready when we arrived, the hostess was very friendly and knowledgeable. Even the bread plate was notable - warm rolls and mini muffins. We chose mostly seafood dishes, mussels, clams and chowder for apps - everyone enjoyed thoroughly. I chose the seafood stew and really enjoyed it - nice mix of clams, mussels, lobster, squid and chorico with bread for dipping. I would definitely recommend North 26!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot
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 (New England)·Dined on August 24, 2010

I recently went to the restaurant for the first time during restaurant week as the menu sounded great. However, I don't think the restaurant was equipped to handle the volume. We waited too long for drinks, our waiter never brought us water, we had to flag down other waiters. Our food was cold, I believe it is made upstairs and then sits downstairs for the waiters to grab and bring to the table. I walked by that area and saw many entrees sitting on trays waiting, with no heat lamps. My friend ordered the scallop appetizer which was a joke. It was too small for an app, it had 3 dime size scallops with a 1/4 cup of arugula. We were going to share our appetizers to try the other, but there wasn't enough for one!

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 (New England)·Dined on August 24, 2010

The wine list was notable but very pricey. We opted for wine by the glass instead. Other than that, we really enjoyed our meal, our waiter, the host even checked on us. Overall, a great experience.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
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 (New England)·Dined on August 24, 2010

Food was excellent. The wait staff was a little awkward and I felt a little rushed, but overall the atmosphere, location and food was very good. Everything on the menu sounded delicious. I went for restaurant week and was able to try a lot of different choices between my boyfriend and I. The steamed mussels and stuffed clams were unbelievable. I would recommend this place for a date or special occasion.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on August 23, 2010

OMG- 5 stars are not enough!!
An elegant. wonderful. DELICIOUS meal.
Fantastic service.
Can't rave enough!!!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Kid-friendly, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on August 23, 2010

Great location – right by Quincy Market! I went for restaurant week. I had never been here before but what attracted me to this restaurant was the large number of choices they had on their restaurant week menu. I was not disappointed with my selections either! My favorite part was the dessert. A chocolate mousse tort. I would definitely dine there again.

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 (New England)·Dined on August 22, 2010

My wife and I went there, thought the place was very nice, but ran into some speed bumps. Service was outstanding but the food fell short of par. It took a while for our food to come. My dck was cooked med rare inside bu eh outside was burnt. My stuffed calms were not hot, and my wifes meal was thrown together. The flavors did not pair well. I think they were having an off night. The wait staff did come over and offer us a coupon to return due to the issues we had. I think I may go back in time.

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 (New England)·Dined on August 22, 2010

Went to North 26 with 6 people for lunch on a Sunday. The food was very good and teh setting was excellent. The front of the restaurant looks right out onto Fanuil Hall and the inside was beautiful. I would definately go here again.

Tags: Scenic View, Great for Lunch
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on August 20, 2010

The staff seemed overwhelmed on this occassion: they were out of martini glasses, seemed flustered, it took a long time to get drinks, water, silverware, etc. The food was over salted. It wad much better or previous visits. I'd recommend a week night.

Tags: Notable Wine List
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 (New England)·Dined on August 20, 2010

The portions for restaurant week were very good and the food tasted great. However, some of the tables were really close together and awkward for talking. Tap beer (Newcastle) is served in a glass that, I believe, is 10 oz (tall skinny with 1" thick bottom) and was $5.50. Also, I thought that writing in the notes section when making the reservations that it was our anniversary that we would be seated in a booth, but that didn't happen (and I think there was 1 open). Didn't love it, didn't hate it.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on August 20, 2010

The food was very good -- unusual offerings (s'more dessert - delicious) -- service was also very good -- noise level in front room was quite high -- overall very good

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 (New England)·Dined on August 20, 2010

Our party of 3 lunched at North 26 during Boston Restaurant Week. Our meals were amazing and the service was excellent. We will definitely dine there again. I highly recommend you check out North 26.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Great for Lunch
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 (New England)·Dined on August 20, 2010

Had people in from our NY office wanted a quiet place to talk but an upbeat place to eat. They sat us in a great table inside by the window. So we had the luxury of air conditioning and the lively atmosphere of a sunny Fanuel Hall day right across the street. Everyone thought the food was delicious. Cannot ask for more than that. Very pleased.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Great for Lunch
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 (New England)·Dined on August 19, 2010

Our waiter was awesome, very energetic. Pros: excellent food ( i had the cheesecake with candied bacon, pork entree and spinach salad app) Great value for Rest Week! Strong drinks. Really well done food. Cons: No house-stuffed blue cheese olives were available as the menu stated for my North 26 martini. I had to ask for olives and there were just pimientos in them. I will definately be back here and not just during RW!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 19, 2010

We ate at the restaurant during Restaurant week and had a truly delicious 3-course menu. Highlights of the dinner were the clam 'stuffies" , a perfectly prepared Cod and two amazing desserts. The Salted Caramel Cheesecake came with a divine piece of candied bacon and the S'mores paired the most delicious molten chocolate cake with homemade marshmallows and Graham crackers. We also loved the location - our table sat facing an open window overlooking Faneuil Hall. It made for great people watching. Sadly, the service left much to be desired. The wait staff was friendly but inattentive. The wait between courses was exceptionally long and we weren't asked if we wanted another drink until long after our glasses were emptied.

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 (New England)·Dined on August 18, 2010

We sat by the open window which was very nice on a late summer day. Did not realize how large the restaurant was until we left via the hotel. Sword fish was excellent! the corn relish was bland.Lobster deviled eggs left me wondering where the lobster was.Also bland. Server was very attentive and helpful with our choices. Drinks impressive. I would return for a dinner in the future.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch
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 (New England)·Dined on August 17, 2010

Understaffed from the begining, the hostess was making sure someone was around, the manager would walk through and crack a joke but no one filled waters till we asked. getting a drink was harder. fun full menu ready to please, different size portions depending on the item, duck was great, pork not so much. dining room beautiful and convienient near quincy market. with more staff it could be amazing, effort from support team was there, not so much from the actual server.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
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 (New England)·Dined on August 15, 2010

This was my first time at this restaurant and I could not have been more impressed. I showed up early and sat at the bar waiting for my friend. By the time she came, we decided to stay at the bar because our bartender and the people sitting around us were so friendly! The food was unbelievable, the staff knowledgeable and attentive but not on top of you, and the drinks were amazing. We could not have been happier with our entire experience and I will definately be back.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Scenic View
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on August 14, 2010

Good food and right in the middle of the "scene" downtown which has its advantages (vibe and people watching) and disadvantges (noise from the street was overwhelming at times especially with the windows of the restaurant open). The food selection was great - my wife and enjoyed the variety and our two picky teenagers found something that thyey liked. Overall I would recommend it and would go back again.

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