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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4.2

Overall Rating

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food

4.4

service

4.1

ambience

3.9

value

3.8

Noise

Moderate

89% would recommend it to a friend

Business Meals (5)
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People Watching (4)
Quiet Conversation (4)
Creative Cuisine (3)
Fit for Foodies (3)
Good for a Date (3)
Neighborhood Gem (3)
Good for Anniversaries (2)
Kid-friendly (2)
Fun (2)
Good for Groups (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Scenic View (2)
Seasonal (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Happy Hour (1)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Good for Birthdays (1)
Great for Brunch (1)
Cozy (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Bar Seating (1)
Healthy (1)
Notable Wine List (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
Special Occasion (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
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 (New England)·Dined on December 1, 2017

It was wonderful and the bartender Rick was very helpful in choosing a drink. The bar area is very small and many were waiting to get a place.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Detroit)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Went for Thanksgiving dinner. Meal was good but the pumpkin pie was clearly a store bought frozen dessert and was terrible.

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·Dined on November 23, 2017

Great thanksgiving menu and took good care of me as I was travelling alone from the UK. Thanks!

Tags: Good for Groups, Seasonal, Business Meals, Good Vegetarian Options
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·Dined on November 23, 2017

Thanksgiving dinner. Food was great. Service was a little confused but very apologetic.

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·Dined on November 23, 2017

A mouse was scampering close to our table before our food arrived! Manager only willing to comp my glass of red wine and my daughter's tea. Such a sad situation because I traveled to Boston to be with m college aged daughter for Thanksgiving. But, the waitress was nice and I think felt bad because of the lack of compensation.

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·Dined on October 23, 2017

We celebrated my wife’s milestone birthday. We used to frequent Seasons and had some doubts about the new restaurant but we were pleasantly surprised! Kudos to a great new dining experience! We will definitely be back on our next trip to Boston, and we will likely stay at the Bostonian as well.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fun, People Watching, Good for Groups, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New England)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Lighting made it challenging to see the menu as there were no lights above our table; and I usually like it dark, but I do like to be able to see. Service was poor initially, but they were kind enough to comp our first round of drinks due to the delay. Food was eclectic and pretty good for a hotel restaurant. Cocktails were very good. Music could have added to the ambiance. Server was difficult to understand due to language barrier, but was nice. Overall I would give the experience a 7.5 out of 10.

Tags: Cozy
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 (New England)·Dined on October 8, 2017

We had a great time at North 26. It is right outside the hustle and bustle of Quincy Market. There was good people watching as well as the street performers. The wait staff was some of the best we have had! My child was being a huge pain and they accommodated her by making her pancakes at lunch. They had a great lobster special running for $20 you could get a lobster,chowder, corn and potatoes. Most of the restaurant was enjoying that. Most of us had the two for $12 lunch special. The salads and sandwiches were great. The two for $12 also came with spicy chips and a pickle. There was more than enough food. The lobster and shrimp cob looked amazing! Then bread basket was also great!! We loved the little bottles of condiments as well, they are so cute! It was another great Open Table find!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, People Watching, Bar Seating, Sunday Lunch, Kid-friendly, Casual
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on October 3, 2017

We had breakfast, but the main lobster omelette was amazing.

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·Dined on August 18, 2017

We went for a friends get together during Boston Restaurant week. A recommendation and the menu choices for restaurant week were what attracted us to North 26. We were pleased with our restaurant pick. The food was very good and the service was excellent.

Tags: People Watching, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Scenic View, Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 16, 2017

Generous portions of each course as well as the wine. Great selection of craft cocktails also. The food was superb especially dessert! Third time there and we'll be back!

Tags: Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New England)·Dined on August 15, 2017

The waiter paid more attention to his loyal customers, sitting at the next table, than us, even they came after we placed the orders. They were given bread while we got nothing until the waiter saw me starring at him, then he realized what happened and told the assistant to give us bread. The loyal customers happened to order the same as us and they got the food first! I don't mind the waiter served the loyal customers better. However, he should still serve other customers according to standard. Food was good.

Tags: People Watching
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 (New England)·Dined on August 11, 2017

We tried the restaurant because of Dine Out Boston.

We were not greeted with a basic hello. We asked to sit outside, you'd think we asked for the moon on a silver platter. Was never asked if we wanted a drink. Our water glass was filled once. Our app. plates were never cleared before our main course. No one even asked if we had everything we needed or things were okay. And it appeared there was only a couple of other tables.

And we over heard the manager at an adjoining table take no responsibility for anything concerns. This party was told the Dine Out menu had sold out (at 12:30!!) and was looking for a resolution, which I do think they got.

Food was pretty good, but not worth the poor service, which certainly didn't make us feel like a welcomed guest, at all.

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 (New England)·Dined on August 8, 2017

I went with a friend for Dine-Out Boston. North 26 has one of the best menus in my opinion. The grilled spicy shrimp skewer appetizer with mango and cucumber was excellent. Our waiter was very attentive.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Fun, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 6, 2017

Delicious food ruined by a surly and incompetent waitstaff. The manager yelled at a family dining nearby and the non-English-speaking waiter could not understand our order. Go here if you hate your dining companion.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on August 6, 2017

Lobster bake special is hard to beat for $20.

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 (New England)·Dined on July 15, 2017

Awesome service, busy, nice table with view. Food are good, above & beyond birthday surprise desserts !

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 (New England)·Dined on July 3, 2017

Very few restaurants were open for breakfast on the day before the 4th of July. We happened to find this place and checked the menu for appropriate food choices and we're pleased to see it should suit our diverse group. Upon arrival we were asked to wait just five minutes which was fine as we were a bit early. They made up a nice round table. Excellent coffee and other beverages were offered. Gluten free bread was on the menu. The food choices were very appealing. The food itself was excellent and served hot. Everything was very fresh. Service was appropriate.

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Healthy, Casual, Afternoon Coffee, Great for Brunch
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 (New England)·Dined on July 2, 2017

Sign out front "dollar oysters 4 to 6 pm"... Checked into hotel where they even reminded us about the restaurants oyster special so we actually changed our reservation we had elsewhere just to eat here since my wife loves oysters and we have never seen dollar oysters.. Guess what? Arrived just after 5 and aside from only ONE other table being in the entire place, they did not have oysters today.. Service was poor and nonexistent and i ordered a smoked salmon appetizer and received a smoked salmon club sandwich.. hmmm. Overall a miserable experience.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 18, 2017

Very reliable eating spot. Food js always reliably good. Walking distance to many tourist attractions.

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 (New England)·Dined on June 13, 2017

We went to North 26 after my son was admitted to the MA Bar Assoc. We were immediately welcomed into the restaurant. The staff was very courteous. They sat us even though we were early for our reservation and gave us time to get settled. The food was very good. It was an excellent experience and I would highly recommend it to anyone looking for a nice place to eat in the Faneuil Hall area.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Afternoon Coffee, Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Healthy
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 (New England)·Dined on June 1, 2017

Nice ambiance and we had exceptional service. Will definitely try again.

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 (Houston)·Dined on May 27, 2017

I thought with 4.4 stars out of 5 that North 26 would be a nice spot for a casual meal, but dinner was a disappointment. The appetizers and salads were good, but the entrees were overdone. When I eat seafood, I want to taste the seafood. It was over-sauced and over-seasoned. And the service was terrible. Our server would frequently disappear to the back of the restaurant, leaving us to ask the hostess (who noticed the poor service) and the other servers for bread, drinks, and eventually even for our check.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 25, 2017

We are visiting Boston for the weekend and went to North 26 based on the good reviews on Open table. We were greeted right away upon entry, and were led to our table with menus already set up. They also have kids menu available. The waitress Lena (I'm going off on memory, so if I got your name wrong I apologize) was professional, helpful, and ready with a smile, one of the best waiting staff I have met to date. Our food came fairly quickly, they are warm and delicious. We had the shell fish risotto, salmon, scallops, mushroom pizza, and 2 kids had mac and cheese and hot dog with fries. The food were delicious, especially the pizza and the scallops, although the hot dog is a bit wrinkly so it doesn't look great, but the kid loves it so all is well. Overall, a good evening and great experience.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on May 5, 2017

Lovely "buck a shuck" location. We went for the oyster special and we were very pleased. Excellent oysters and great cocktails. Stayed for Dinner and met friends and we continued to be very pleased with North 26. The location is great, right across from Fanuiel Market, but completely removed from the crowd and array of tourist trap restaurants. Food was very good, service was attentive and warm. This is not your typical restaurant in a Hotel. Very good experience.

Tags: Good for Groups, Scenic View, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, People Watching, Bar Seating, Happy Hour, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on May 5, 2017

Love this place. The guys are great, service is great. Food is amazing and I love the cranberry bread. Its my favorite.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on April 30, 2017

Fried cauliflower appetizer was great. Cod and mussels was very good, but a bit overcooked. Other people enjoyed their food very much. Server was very busy but stayed attentive. Online menu is out of date.

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 (Western NC)·Dined on April 29, 2017

Best brunch in Boston!

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 (New England)·Dined on April 18, 2017

North 26 is the perfect location for lunch. The staff members are so attentive -- quick to provide a solution for every little dining problem. I am a vegan and the kitchen has made the freshest vegetables dish for me. Definitely deserves five stars.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Healthy, Local Ingredients
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 15, 2017

Booked for 9 people, table ready upon our arrival. We had 4 children and menu available to suit there tastes. It was Marathon period and they had a special menu set up to appeal to their running patrons.

Tags: Bar Seating, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 8, 2017

Nice hotel restaurant

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 (New England)·Dined on April 7, 2017

I love this place. This is the third time I've been to North26. The service is always professional and the food is consistently delicious. This visit they had a prime rib special for only $20 and it was great. Our waiter made sure the prime rib was cooked exactly as I asked and he suggested a great bottle of wine to go with dinner as well.

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 (New England)·Dined on March 30, 2017

I have dined here before. Always consistent. We were greeted as we came through the door. Our reservation was for a two-person table near the window, however, I requested larger booth and was immediately accommodated. The waitress and server was friendly and knowledgeable. Staff was attentive without being intrusive.

Tags: Quick Bite, Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Casual, Afternoon Coffee
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 (New England)·Dined on March 18, 2017

Great little restaurant in the middle of busy Boston. Great service and great food!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Good Vegetarian Options, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·Dined on March 10, 2017

Went For Restaurant Week and all the food was great!! Drinks had a little too much like juice and were tart but all in all great food and service. We had lobster bisque and duck for apps and ribe eyes for dinner. All cooked great.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 10, 2017

Very good fresh seafood even though there was a snowstorm outside

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 (New England)·Dined on March 7, 2017

A friend and I decided to try 26 North, for Dine out Boston, because of the varied food options. We arrived earlier than our 4:00 Reservation time and were seated right away. This probably accounts for the quiet Restaurant. The waiter was friendly and informative. For my first course, I ordered Lobster Bisque. It was okay, not bad. My friend ordered Shrimp on a skewer. I tasted it, it was good. For our entree, We both ordered the Shrimp and Seared Scallops over a bed of shredded cabbage and Carrots with a thin trim of Mashed Potatoes. It was good. For dessert we both ordered The Apple Crostada with Caramel Sauce drizzled over it. The Apples were very Salty. I didn't like it. My friend liked it. She liked everything. I have eaten at various Restaurants and 26 North was not a memorable Dining experience to me.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Scenic View, Business Meals, Good for Groups
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 (New England)·Dined on March 6, 2017

Dine Out Boston dinner, nice portions and good food. Service was a bit slow though.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on March 5, 2017

The food was fabulous! We decided to try North 26 because it was the first day of Taste of Boston. So glad we did. I am on a very restricted diet due to a medical condition. The wait staff was so concerned that I could not order the dessert portion of my 3-course special, that they delivered a bowl of huge fresh strawberries for my eating pleasure.

Also, our table provided a fabulous view of the beautiful Custom House. It was a magical evening.

Tags: Cozy, Late-night Find, Happy Hour, Great for Lunch, Quiet Conversation
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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 5, 2017

We liked the 26 North Restaurant breakfast menu and decided to eat there during our stay at the Bostonian Hotel. My husband enjoyed his vegetarian Eggs Benedict, which was a nice option. I ordered a Mediterranean egg white frittata. It was my fault that I did not request that this be cooked well, as the egg whites were very runny, but the fact that our server never came back to ask how our food was or if we needed anything was the disappointing factor, especially considering how pricey the food is at this restaurant. I expected top-notch service. The server was good at keeping the coffee refilled, but other than that we only saw him when it was time to present the check. The next time we stay at The Bostonian we will not eat at 26 North.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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