Boston Harbor Hotel- Holiday Brunches

4.6
27 reviews
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$50 and over
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American

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Spend your holiday enjoying the food, drink, merriment, and spectacle of the Boston Harbor Hotel’s Grand Brunches. Join us in the Atlantic Room for a brunch buffet filled with holiday favorites. From our traditional Maple Fresh Turkey to our Pear and Cinnamon Buttermilk Pancakes, our bountiful buffet is sure to please everyone in your party. Make memories with the iconic Boston Harbor as your backdrop.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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American
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Phone number
(617) 439-3995
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Daniel Bruce
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Blue line to the Aquarium
Orange line to State Treet
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Entertainment
Jazz Quartet
Additional
Banquet, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, View, Wine
What 27 People Are Saying
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4.6based on all time ratings
4.7
food
4.6
service
4.8
ambience
4.2
value
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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J
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waiter Ben was amazing - we had a very large group of 14 for Mother’s Day Brunch! Great selection of food and the live band was a great touch!

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Mother’s Day

EV
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

I've attended Easter Brunch at several hotels in the past 5 years. I must say I was disappointed with Boston Harbor Hotel Brunch. We were directed to back of hotel for brunch. We checked in with the only person we saw. She was at the dining room desk. She said that our reservations were for upstairs so we went upstairs. There was no one to greet us. After about 5-10 minutes of looking around and seeing if anyone came to greet us, I returned downstairs but this time asked someone at a table with coloring books. It was extremely crowded and there was no one giving any direction whatsoever. We were instructed that this was the place to check in. There was no visable sign and no one directing us to this table. I didn't think the table with coloring books was where we check in but it was. The person was very gracious. He checked us in and said someone would come up to seat us when our table was ready. (others had the same problem and I told them where to check in) By the time we were seated it was on or after 2 PM for our 1:30 reservation. The food selection was OK but not fabulous. I believe there was one type of potato...no mashed and nothing special that I would not get elsewhere. The lobster was something we had not had before at brunch. Our servers (Maria and here partner) were wonderful. I much preferred the ambiance and the food quality and selection of the 4 Seasons Hotel (in Washington DC). It was not worth it for the cost. The people were lovely that we interacted with from the people greeting us at the door to our servers.

TD
New England
11 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 5

We’ve gone to the Easter brunch at Boston Harbor Hotel for multiple years .. always a table of six adults and In years past the BHH always did an amazing job. However this year they were clearly overbooked and it showed. Our reservation was at least an hour delayed with little to zero communication about why... unfortunately their amazing service was minimal at best .. the food was still lovely but not certain I’ll return for holiday brunch next year! It’s too bad I expected more from them on a special day. Sadly even the flowers on our table were a disappointment.

d
New England
7 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

was expecting more variety for a christmas brunch

MC
New England
77 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

The opulent buffet offered foods from traditional breakfast lunch and dinner menus. Everything we tasted was very good. Of particular note was the roast sirloin, cheese board, shellfish bowl and the bacon. Desserts were minis so we were able to enjoy a variety of flavors. The free eggnog station and candy bar was a nice touch in the lower lobby area where we needed to wait because our table wasn’t ready at the reservation time. Our wait wasn’t too long.
The function room used for the holiday brunch is lovely. It seemed the larger tables got the better views. We, along with other couples, were seated at the back, interior tables. We were at a four top and enjoyed the extra elbow room. The waiter invited us to take our time and we enjoyed a pause between courses to draw the experience out to three hours!
There was live music played at a appropriate dining room volume and Santa was in the House! Overall this is a good choice for a holiday treat

EB
New England
12 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great time. Very genteel atmosphere. Food was excellent and service was very attentive.

G
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have had the pleasure of attending 3 holiday brunches over the past 2 years - each one was a memorable dining experience. The food and service (as well as the harbor views!) are at a premium level.

S
E. Tennessee
2 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Overall great experience some dishes taste better than others.

a
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

everything was great except one thing, the paella, calamari, lamb chops are supposed to be hot,
you never eat a cold lamb chop its awful they should have been in warmers. the lobster should have
be luke warm. the service was great, the servers also. they need to put warm food in warmers where did
you ever eat cold paella no where.

JP
New England
8 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

We had a party of 9 attending. It was a Mother Day Brunch for us. Food was good. Overall a bit pricey, but still enjoyed it. The Deserts Chef helped out my daughter to explain some Vegan options.

Overall experience was great.

RR
New England
4 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Exceptional Mother’s Day Brunch with My Family!
We have been to Taj and Liberty for Brunch and this far exceeded our expectations.
Would highly recommend Fathers Day Brunch!

G
New England
10 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

We arrived 15 minutes prior to our scheduled reservation time and told “we’re not quite ready for you”. We were seated 25 minutes after our selected time....We requested a table at a window. We were placed as far away as possible. The presentation was magnificient!!! Our server team began with a 5 star approach. The Cuisine was expertly prepared and each morsel was incredible! After our second visit to the buffet we returned to a tidied up table, but utensils and napkins were omited...we waited minutes trying to flag a member of the team. The food was sensational, but the service that began expertly, quickly descended and never recovered. We are wondering if we would return next year.....

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Easter Brunch was amazing. The best I have ever attended.

OT
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a lovely Brunch on Easter Sunday. The staff was attentive, the food delicious., and our table had a lovely view of Boston Harbor. I would go back again.

IH
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great choice for Easter brunch. It made our visit to Boston most memorable.

BS
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding experience, especially are incredible server. Great ambiance, outstanding food, nice music and genuinely friendly and attentive staff. A perfect Christmas meal.

CR
Naples
9 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This has been a holiday tradition for many years !

S
New England
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2017
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Although the food and the selection was good, the buffet was not as lavish as in past years.

L
New England
22 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went to Christmas brunch for the first time. It was fabulous. Food was delicious and the service was outstanding.

j
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Christmas brunch

A
New England
8 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place for families and couples to go on the holidays. The food is delicious (there's something for every one) and the setting is fun and festive. The music is great and the staff is wonderful. The desert selection is something special. Expensive, but considering the quality of everything (food, service, setting ) it's worth it.

BS
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding service, wonderful food and a festive holiday theme.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thanksgiving brunch with a mix of family and friends. Everyone raved over the food and ambiance. Already making plans to do it again next year!

H
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent!

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G
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our family went to the Thanksgiving Day Brunch in the Atlantic Room - on a scale of 1 - 10 - about a 12.

The wait staff were top notch - professional - extremely attentive.

The quality of the food was outstanding - as well as the presentation - the food was set up "station" style as opposed to a buffet - this eliminated that crowded feeling at buffets.

Would definitley join you again.

A
New England
8 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great meal and great service in a beautiful setting. Enjoyed the music very much.