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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4.3

service

3.9

ambience

3.8

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4.1

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Quiet

83% would recommend it to a friend

Great for Lunch (5)
People Watching (4)
Neighborhood Gem (4)
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Good for Anniversaries (3)
Casual (3)
Creative Cuisine (3)
Fit for Foodies (3)
Fun (3)
Good for a Date (3)
Quiet Conversation (3)
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)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
Seasonal (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 22, 2017

Stopped in for a quick bite on a Sunday morning. Seriously delicious homemade corned beef hash and poached eggs. The server recommended the English muffin, homemade it was yummy. We will return for another meal in the future.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 31, 2016

Great food and live entertainment for New Years Eve!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 31, 2016

Great Food. Attentive server. A large party arrived and sat near us which caused our service to become a bit delayed. Nice staff.

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 (New England)·Dined on December 25, 2016

Our reservation was on Christmas night. Upon arriving and ordering drinks the bartender snapped at us and said she needed to clean before she could serve us.
When the rest our party arrived the hostess was no where to be found.
Our waiter never told us he was our waiter. 2 people ordered seltzer and only 1 person got theirs. He brought the wrong bottle of wine, thankfully I caught that. 3 of us ordered soup for an appetizer, no spoons were brought to the table. My husband had to get up and go find someone to give him spoons.
Then after all of that the food was just so so.
Quite disappointing as we eat out every Christmas and have not experienced such a disappointing evening.
Would not eat there again or recommend it at all.

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 (New England)·Dined on December 25, 2016

Christmas dinner

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 (New England)·Dined on December 25, 2016

Mediocre hotel food.

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 (New England)·Dined on December 25, 2016

Wonderful experience on Christmas morning. The service was impeccable and very friendly.
The food was delicious and beautifully plated. The prices were a bit high, but as it was a special occasion we didn't mind. We will definitely go back.

Tags: Quick Bite, Great for Lunch, People Watching, Casual, Good Vegetarian Options, Authentic, Sunday Lunch, Healthy, Afternoon Tea
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 24, 2016

The staff was very courteous. Our waiter was AMAZING and very attentive. It was fun just to watch him wait on the other tables. One of those waiters who memorizes the entire order and gets it all perfect the first time. The food was outstanding. We all just about licked our plates clean. Portions were perfect and my wine glass was topped off without me saying a word. We would definitely dine here again.

Tags: Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Fun, Scenic View, People Watching, Casual
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 (New England)·Dined on December 17, 2016

We were very pleased with our dining experience at 26 North. We had salads that were very tasty and fresh, followed by entrees of Baked Haddock and Seared Scallops; both were excellent. Our servers were very attentive and food was delivered from the kitchen by others on the team.
I was pleasantly surprised to find a hotel restaurant that was very reasonably priced for such excellently prepared food.
Breakfast the next morning was equally as enjoyable.

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 (New England)·Dined on December 10, 2016

Restaurant was very busy and we feel lucky they could accommodate a party of 10 last minute. Service was awesome and food delicious, I had clamsauce which was the best I've ever had!

Tags: Casual, Good for a Date, Happy Hour, Good for Birthdays, Fun
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 (New England)·Dined on December 9, 2016

The restaurant was very quiet and most of the tables empty when we arrived 6:30 on a Friday night. That is typically not a good sign. Our server was a bit rusty, messed up our wine order at first but redeemed himself by being a good guy throughout our meal. We were there with a group of 7, including 3 kids. Was very near city hall so was perfect for after ice skating meal. The restaurant is part of a hotel and the hotel lobby was very nice.

Tags: Outstanding Value, Scenic View, Quick Bite, Good for Groups, Kid-friendly
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 9, 2016

Great find! Very comfortable booth seating! Drinks and wine were promptly served and delish! Food was so good with generous portions. Best restaurant in the Fanueil Hall area hands down!

Tags: Romantic, Pre/post Theatre, Bar Seating
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 24, 2016

Raviolis and turkey were spot on! Service was a bit off. Felt somewhat rushed and need to train staff on proper wine service.

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 (New England)·Dined on November 24, 2016

We had Thanksgiving dinner at North 26. There was a special menu with many choices. We had a traditional turkey dinner. The food was wonderful - they managed to be creative but traditional enough that we could have a Thanksgiving experience. Staff was attentive. View of Faneuil Hall was quite nice. Didn't know what to expect. It was out first time there. A definite "yes" for future dining!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Sunday Lunch
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 (New England)·Dined on November 19, 2016

All of our meals tasted good (especially the bisque), the service was very quick, and the ambiance pleasant. I'd recommend it.

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 (Montreal)·Dined on November 18, 2016

The food at this place was very good and the portions are very large.
The North 26 restaurant is located on 26 North Street and I believe it is associated with a hotel. This is a great place to eat a quick very good almost home cooked meal. The service is good although initially we were a bit skeptical for about 5 minutes. The food is fresh and prepared with care – awesome attitude (they will do anything for you to please you you). The atmosphere is a cross between a luncheonette and an upscale restaurant (weird, I know).
Wife loved it.

Tags: Comfort Food, Quick Bite, Sunday Lunch
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 (New England)·Dined on November 4, 2016

Amazing food and service. Made reservation online with short notice and was pleasantly surprised by the whole experience.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Good for a Date
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 (New England)·Dined on October 13, 2016

Mediocre food and enormous portions. About what you'd expect from a failing diner.

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 (New England)·Dined on September 17, 2016

I went out with a group of nine people for brunch. We didn't get waited on until 20 minutes into sitting down. We had to keep asking for refills of water and coffee.

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 (New England)·Dined on August 24, 2016

We arrived at an off time and found the atmosphere conducive to conversation; as it grew later, the noise level went up as we were seated near the bar. The wait staff was excellent - knowledgeable, friendly and helpful without hovering.

We came for Dine Out Boston/Restaurant Week and would definitely return. The food was excellent. In particular, my friend said it was the BEST lobster bisque she had ever had.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Business Meals
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 (New England)·Dined on August 23, 2016

Tried this gem because of DINE-OUT 2016 and was happy to have done it. Beautifully appointed interior and the service was warm and friendly. Very nice dining experience but what ranks highest for me is the food. My fellow diner and myself both enjoyed our meals. The Shrimp and Manchego croquettes were creamy and delicious balanced with some arugala. The entrees of lobster tagliatelle in tarragon cream sauce was tasty if not a little heavy for lunch. My prosciutto, spinach and cheese stuffed chicken on a crispy polenta toast was perfect. The restaurant was not crowded and service was swift so that mid-week lunch was easy to do. People watching of Fanuiel Hall was good too!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Scenic View, Business Meals, Good Vegetarian Options, Organic
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 (New England)·Dined on August 20, 2016

Good service, good food at a good price. Had a great time and my meal was delicious! It came out nice and hot.

Tags: Waterfront, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch
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 (Seattle)·Dined on June 28, 2016

Lobster bake special for $20 inc. a 1.25lb lobster, bowl of clam chowder , potatoes and corn on the cob. We also shared a plate of mussels that came in a wonderful wine sauce. The lobster was fresh, cooked just right and shell cracked open at just the right places, really appreciate the attention to detail part! Alec ,our server came to check on us several times during our meal and his partner cleared our table when Alec was busy. What a team!
We highly recommend this little gem if you are in the Quincy Market neighborhood.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on June 17, 2016

North 26 has a wonderful gluten free menu. The food is good. The lobster, shrimp, and avocado salad is particularly noteworthy. And I think this is a worthy restaurant.

But, to be frank, the management is unresponsive and, in my experience, it would be accurate to accuse it of bait and switch tactics. I learned about this restaurant on the internet where an "ongoing" rib eye dinner special for $20 was advertised prominently and elaborated upon with great enthusiasm. I actually emailed the restaurant a week in advance to ask if this special were still running. No answer. I called. No answer. I left a voice mail. No answer. I booked a reservation through Open Table and went to the restaurant anyway. No dinner special. The service was slow too.

This is not to say that I was unhappy or that this is a bad restaurant. I would go back. The food is good and the atmosphere is pleasant. But it is not a can't miss, must go there gem either.

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 (New England)·Dined on June 9, 2016

Great food, drinks and even the specials are ones you don't want to miss :)

Tags: Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 13, 2016

For our marriage lunch, we chose North 26 (a new location for us to visit). It really was a challenging experience overall which hampered our celebration. To start, our reservation was confirmed and cancelled without notice, and we had to submit another prior to the day. Our orders took an excessively long time to get served, and one was completely missed in our party and took almost 20 minutes to be served. My particular choice (fish and chips) came completely apart and new fish had to be brought out separately to address it. I would be hard-pressed to recommend another visit in the future.

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 (New England)·Dined on May 8, 2016

I took my wife and mom here for Mother's Day and booked thru Open Table. The site says that Lunch is served every day from 11:00am to 5:00pm. I looked over the lunch menu and was satisfied that there would be appetizing choices for my wife who is allergic to wheat and shellfish. Then, once we arrived for our 1:00pm Sunday reservation, we were told that they were serving only from a very limited Brunch menu (which is not mentioned on the website). Needless to say, I was not pleased as my wife was basically limited to having a side salad for Mother's Day. I will NOT be returning.

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 (New England)·Dined on May 8, 2016

I was there with my wife, kids and in-laws for Mother's Day brunch. My inlaws got there first, when we checked in they "did not have our reservation" - supposedly because of the in-laws prior arrival.

The food was good not great. My French Toast appeared to be an afterthought, 4 pieces of triangle bread on a plate. The omlettes we ordered were overdone and likely heat-lamped by the looks of it.

Service was ok, friendly and helpful when asked, but slow. Course two came out prior to course one being cleared. And the first of the pre fixed menu courses took about an hour to arrive, at times we had to get up to ask for a waiter to take our order or refill our glasses. However we all left incredibly full!

Over all the 2+ hour meal was a nice break from our busy lives, but we were not intending to be there so long for that meal and for the price I would have liked the food to be presented with more care.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on May 6, 2016

We found North 26 with the OpenTable App when looking for a place near our hotel -- The Bostonian, which is located directly across from Faneuil Hall market place -- a wonderful location. Luckily, this outstanding spot was right inside our hotel. After a 6 hour flight, we were thrilled to find this wonderful place to unwind after a stressful travel day. My husband and I both had the special -- a 14-ounce rib eye steak with mashed potatoes and blanched green beans with a touch of olive oil and robust red peppers. The steaks were cooked to perfection. Although the chef recommended pairing our meal with the malbec, I opted for the merlot, which didn't disappoint. Even though we were quite full from outstanding meal, we had coffee and dessert -- the molton chocolate cake with ice cream, berries and a pretty drizzle of chocolate sauce. This was outstanding. My only complaint would be that the mashed potatoes needed a little more flavor -- perhaps some garlic. Everything else was superb We would definitely recommend for those traveling to Boston.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Scenic View
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 (New England)·Dined on April 23, 2016

Overall I was please with my main course of Swordfish which was delicious as was my wife's little necks. Service was good and prices were very reasonable for Boston, good value! Only complain was the Beef Capaccio was flavorless and disappointing. In conclusion, definitely worth going for a good meal at a good price, just save that app for a high-end steak house.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (New England)·Dined on April 23, 2016

Our initial impression of the place was very good. The server seemed kind, the ambiance was quiet and peaceful and the food tasted great.

Our experience was destroyed when it was time to pay. We had warned the waiter at the beginning of the dinner that we would be splitting the bill. To that he answered: "We'll see about that." When he realized that we weren't kidding he gave us many passive aggressive remarks and took 30 minutes to bring the check. To add insult to the injury, the restaurant was empty.

Splitting the bill might not be common practice in the US, but this is unacceptable behavior.

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 (New England)·Dined on April 9, 2016

Food is good to great! Service is good to.

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 (New England)·Dined on March 27, 2016

Great place for Easter Brunch. I selected North 26 because it was affordable and conveniently located. Parking was validated. Drinks were great. Service was very attentive and personable. We each ordered something different and had no complaints about our meals.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Kid-friendly, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on March 13, 2016

beutiful place, and a great location.
We came for a special occasion and thought this would be THE place for it... We ordered 2X 3 course dinners and started to get a little suspicious when the waitress was unable to describe some of the dishes ("Boston cream pie is not like a pie, but more fluffy as a doughnut").

As the food started arriving we got more and more disappointed - the soup and polenta were tasteless, the rabioli was so sweet it was impossible to eat, the rabbit meat (usually tender) was dry and stiff, and he sea food came in a too-sweet, sticky lump that used to be carrots (?). It was also covered with dill so that all we could smell was the dill smell.

when we got to the Boston cream pie we realized that by "fluffy" the waitress neatnt to a very poorly made layers cake with very little crea inside.

Unfortunately we left more than half of the food in the plates and were very disappointed to leave ~$130 at the restaurant.

It would hae been perfect, if there was only a different chef in the restaurant :(

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 (New England)·Dined on March 8, 2016

Food was decent, service was good, but felt like a diner inside yet the prices were very high.

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 (New England)·Dined on February 15, 2016

Food was excellent and so was the service by Fernando.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on February 14, 2016

The restaurant was freezing....I probably left in 40mins on Valentine's Day....

Tags: Romantic
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 (New England)·Dined on February 13, 2016

My Girlfriend and I Arrived Right On Time To A Friendly Valet Guy To Greet Up.We Got In To The Restaurant Its Was Beautiful....Sat Down Right Away I Review The Menu So Many Times I Knew What I Had To Try ..We Started Off With The Red And Gold Beets Salad, Prosciutto And Pear Salad, And Shrimp And Manchengo Cheese Croquettes..This Dishes Where Amazing..Then I Had The Swordfish and My Girlfriend Had The Seafood Pasta Paired With Simi Pinot Noir...Both Out Of This World...We Even Had Room For Dessert...

Being A Chef Myself And Really Enjoying The Crazy Flavors Was A Blast Of Its Own Nicely Done Chef Julia!!!

Overall An Amazing Night Will Be Coming Back..You Got Raving Fans Now!!!

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 (New England)·Dined on February 4, 2016

The lunch combo is a great deal. It is very reasonably priced for the options available. I had lobster bisque and salmon club for $12! WHAT A STEAL!! The bread basket had amazing selection of wheat, white, and a fruity bread/rolls. YUMM! The service was quick. It was quiet and had plenty of space.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Romantic, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on January 13, 2016

Four of us went before a Celtics game for dinner. We sat in the bar area, our waitress very attentive and knowledgeable. We asked her about a few entrees and she was honest in her opinions of what she felt was the best dish. We each had something different and everyone was very pleased with their choices. I would definitely go back.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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