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Banyan Bar + Refuge
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Contactless payment available
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Veggie Fried Rice
corn, edamame, carrot, onion, lime
Thai Sticky Wings
twice-fried sweet + sour wings
Fried Chicken Baos
sweet chili sauce, pickles, sesame (2 buns)
Absolutely love Banyan. The food, service, and drinks are always impeccable! If you haven't been for dollar dumplings RUN, don't walk. Lastly, try the beef short rib rendang!! It was to die for!
Beautiful spot, great service, great cocktails. Food can be a bit hit and miss, but it's really great when it hits.
We had a great dinner at Banyan Bar. Nice location, helpful wait staff and luscious food. Can’t wait to go again!
Banyan's patio is SO enjoyable! They take your temperature at the door which makes you confident they are taking all the precautions necessary to offer a safe/lovely experience. The food was so unique and so delicious and our server could not have been sweeter! Will definitely be back ASAP.
Amazing experience! Food and service, and atmosphere were fantastic
Great food, great ambiance! Not sure why they charged $5 for safety fee (I’m guessing COVID safety) when we received the check. There was no explanation whatsoever. Had good food so didn’t wanted to ruin the vibe so just paid and left, but they should have done better. Definitely need to explain that there will be a charge of $5 and why that is from the beginning
We got a table on the patio under the twinkling lights. Great food and service.
Great food! A little pricey but delicious and greatservice
You should try chicken+rice, it’s really good!! For drinks, try the seasonal sangria!!
Great evening eating out in the courtyard! Fabulous food (the carbonara is outrageous!) and a great atmosphere—one of the best patios in Boston. Our server, Clara, was outstanding!
Each dish was better than the last! The red curry carbonara was truly amazing. You won’t regret ordering it. Don’t for get to get one of their tasty cocktails!
Weather permitting, there is no better place to dine out. Plenty of spacing and wonderful ambiance.
Nice venue for outdoor dining. The menu is a bit limiting
I recommend it! Perfect! I will visit it again!!?!
Banyan's menu was amazing - great for vegetarians and meat eaters, and everything was SO flavorful! Both the cocktails and the watermelon aloe mocktail were divine. We loved the outdoor seating area and felt very comfortable and safe with their COVID precautions- they even took our temperature before seating us. The service was wonderful- friendly, efficient and safe. We can't wait to come back and try more of the menu. One of our very favorite spots!
Lobster roll SO refreshing with lingering lime. Breakfast skillet one delicious bite after another as my fork wandered through the interesting flavor-fest. Same with fruit bowl, which also boasted a nice crunchy coating. Looked across at a breakfast sandwich that used a doughnut for its encasement...wow! I didn't beg for a bite off their plate, but really wanted one! Maybe next trip. You are on a street corner but feel as if sitting out in your patio garden. So delightful. Everyone soooo nice! Really great brunch options, so will have to go again!
Phenomenal, fresh perspective on Asian fusion. A breath of fresh, healthy air.
We sat outside and had a great time, but the restaurant interior is GORGEOUS. Will be back for indoor dining as soon as it is open.
Banyan managed to accommodate an extra two people to our reservation due to a wonderful, but unexpected, surprise visit from my sister’s best friend and fiancée. Kimberly rearranged the seating chart in order for my sister to have a fantastic birthday evening!! (FYI: this is Covid rules, additional seating is not easily attainable)
The food is incredible, and there are plenty of outdoor tables making it easier to get a reservation during covid!
I love the restaurant and every bit of it. My mother and I are from Malaysia and many of the flavours used is very familiar to us.
I thought the food was rather “meh” for the cost, the waithelp forgot our cutlery, and the staff was packing up all the tables and umbrellas around us before it was even 9 pm. Will never go back. Like a more expensive version of PF Changs, if that’s your thing.
They now charge extra for “safety and precaution” with no warning or knowledge to the customer which I find incredibly sneaky. Especially considering I’ve been several times within the last two months and wasn’t charged that.
Enjoyed a wonderful night at Banyan. Even as the rain threatened to cause chaos at 8pm on a Sat night, Banyan staff adeptly hustled and every table was dry under large market umbrellas in no time flat. Ambiance can’t be beat. Inspired menu everyone enjoyed. The weak element of the night was our server. Not sure if she was new or having an off night but her service skills and attitude were poor. Regardless, it was a 5-star night. Thanks Banyan.
Fantastic flavors and perfect portions
Our favorite in Boston
Avocado bao and veggie fried rice were fantastic. The patio was beautiful
Beautiful outdoor dining. Excellent food. Great service.
Amazing brunch, get the french toast, a blackbird doughnut obviously, and the tropical fruit salad. The honey limeade was the icing on the cake. YUM!
Great time and delicious food.
Perfect outdoor dining seating by a flower garden.
The best drinks
Outdoor seating during the evening was great & our server was very accomodating. The food was not as good especially considering its price range.
Great birthday celebration ! Safe distance of seating and staff are masked and gloved! Excellent food!
Food was very mediocre at the price point. Sauces overpowered mediocre textures and poor execution of easier dishes. For the price, it was not anywhere near where it should have been. That said - service was fantastic and the drinks were great. Would go back for a drink in a second, but likely wouldn't eat there again.
Food was fresh and delicious. I went with my family and order items to share.
Had concerns considering the coronavirus! Didn’t have to worry at all. Temp checks, lots of space between tables, zero contact etc. Great food! Got the wrong food a few times, but alas things happen. I would definitely recommend for a date. Great outdoor ambiance.
The vibe was very nice
Excellent service and food! The patio looked spectacular and the staff made us feel safe all the time!
The tables were not 6 feet apart- this feels critical during COVID
Great brunch with my cousins! This was the first time having their brunch menu and it was amazing! It’s unfortunate that the brunch menu isn’t as “cultured” as the dinner options but never the less the food was amazing. If you’re interested in more asian style cuisine though I would come at dinner.
Banyan Bar + Refuge does offer delivery in partnership with Toast. Banyan Bar + Refuge also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (617) 556-4211.
Banyan Bar + Refuge is rated 4.6 stars by 627 OpenTable diners.
You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.