Cafe Landwer - Beacon Street

4.5
43 reviews
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$30 and under
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Mediterranean
Inspired by Mediterranean and Italian cuisine, our kitchen uses only the highest quality and freshest ingredients. We consistently and continuously collaborate with top chefs and other experts to create a diverse, fun and presentable menu to maximize our guests’ enjoyment. Our diverse breakfast, lunch, dinner and dessert menu accommodates a variety of palettes, and includes many options for those that are vegan or gluten free. Our kid’s menu is a cherished favourite of parents and children alike. At Cafe Landwer, the presentation of our dishes is paramount. All of our dishes are served with unique touches and plating design that adds to the dining experience.
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m
New England
24 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 4

When we arrived I told our server that we were in a little hurry because we were going to a play. He was great about that and served us extremely quickly. So for that I would have given him "excellent." However, after that, I had to continually ask him for different items. I asked for bread but then he didn't bring butter at the same time so then I had to ask for butter. I ordered poached eggs and then I realized that he had only given me a fork. So then I had to wait for him to appear and ask him for a spoon. There were a few other instances like this and my grandson asked me why I was asking him for so many things. I said because he hadn't brought me the proper things in the first place. So that was a little annoying.

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JD
New England
35 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

I’ve eat here twice and the first time the food was much better. The servers don’t know the menu very well, they need to be more educated on the food and wine, but they were very nice. Very reasonably priced and good vegetarian and GF options.

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m
New England
5 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

An absolutely wonderful experience, hands down. Our waitress was amazing, the environment was fun and laid back, and the food was reasonably priced, delicious, and very filling. Would absolutely recommend.

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O
New England
3 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 3

Had to ask waitress for drinks four times. She forgot multiple things we had ordered.

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OT
New England
7 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Fantastic food and very kid friendly!

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RP
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Excellent food and ambiance. Looking forward to my next visit. Server was not really on top of it but it was a busy lunch time.

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EP
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nutella latte was fantastic!

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e
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was great. Colorful setting. Lively but not crazy. Food was very good. We had a party of six and everyone enjoyed it. Prices were good and service was great.

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JP
New England
5 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very good Mediterranean food in a pleasant surrounding with friendly wait staff. Noise level is high, and parking can be difficult. Recommended, though.

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J
New England
9 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome place for brunch and dinner. Love every option on the menu. My go to choice to choice for a casual and nice meal

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AT
New England
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 2

Service was awful. Over 30 minutes between being seated and getting our drink order. 40 minutes between placing our appetizer order and receiving it- at the same time the entree’s arrive. Food is decent but the service is awful and our food was cold.

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JT
New England
13 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food. I really loved the multigrain bread came with my Shakshouka. The interior is beautiful. Loved it too. Will try out the lunch next time. I have my eye on the cauliflower already.

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OT
New England
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Alles super gelaufen. Wir kommen wieder!

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OT
New England
17 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Great food and service, probably better for groups or casual dining. The space didn't send itself to intimate conversation.

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AM
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had dinner with two other couples and cannot day enough about our meal! We started with two hummus bowls which blew us away. The pita was airy and delicious. The hummus smooth and flavorful. Everyone absolutely loved their meal and we couldn’t help but share with each other!!! The team brought us out rugelach with Nutella - words cannot express how delightful it was! Two of my friends have traveled to Israel / are Jewish and raves about the authenticity and flavor of every bite. Cannot wait to go back and make this a staple date night location!

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AB
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was excellent. The Israeli coffee was excellent and the chicken shawarma was the best I ever had.

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n
New England
7 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 1

Cold overcooked eggs, English muffin, not toasted and room temperature. Downhill from there

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E
New England
4 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Loved this place! The menu was unique and exciting, and the food was delicious. Casual and relaxing. Definitely going back!

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IH
New England
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Birthday dinner for 7 year old girl

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LW
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We really enjoyed our experience at Café Landwer. The food was great, perfectly prepared and nicely presented, and the service was excellent-friendly, efficient, thoughtful. They were willing to accommodate special requests.

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JA
New England
5 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Phenomenal authentic Israeli food - amazing Shakshuka, pita bread to die for, hummus and chicken schnitzel that are classically Israeli, and the Lemonade Mint Granita is fantastic. Milkshakes and desserts are excellent as well, and they have a signature tea which is warming and wonderful. I cannot say enough good things about this place.

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DP
New York Area
34 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Delicious food. The roasted eggplant with tahini, halloumi shakshuka and rosalach with nutella dessert were all great. Very enjoyable casual spot.

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p
New England
3 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

A cute cafe that is a must visit in Boston. There are a lot of vegetarian and some vegan options too. I had the shashuka and it was delicious! Perfect for brunch or a dinner date.

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C
New England
22 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

They gouge you on the wine . It’s a total rip off . Food was fine but rolls were not good this time . They are usually great . It’s a great place to just eat ; it’s not a dining experience in any way .

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d
New Orleans
6 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We loved it. Really low key, comfortable and delicious.

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C
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

What an eclectic place with a light, healthy, delicious choice of foods. Will definitely be back.

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HK
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

This is a great mix of interesting, delicious food, low key dining, no frills service in a convenient location
for Brookline folks...sometimes it's v friendly but less so if they're really busy.
Very clean, dependable place ..made a reservation on line with no hassle. But parking can be a hassle.

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s
New England
11 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Make sure you know which one you are making the reservation for. There are two in Brookline - one near St Mary’s T stop and one in Cleveland Circle. We showed up to the wrong one and had to wait.

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D
New England
9 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 2

Service was painfully slow. Portions were small. With the exception of the hummous, the food was bland and tasteless.

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DI
New England
20 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Everything I had was excellent. There were two things I ordered from the menu that they didn't have, which was frustrating, but it was still an excellent meal. They have a wonderful dessert list.
They also complained to Open Table that I didn't show up for my reservation, which was of course not true (and I did tell tell them I had a reservation and give them my name). So that was another unnecessary annoyance.

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A
New England
13 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

Cafe Landwer is the type of restaurant I'd enjoy for coffee and breakfast. The service is pleasant, the coffee looks serious, and the prices are generally moderate. But the few items we tried in the evening were disappointing, particularly the pizza which was not remotely as good at those at a half dozen places nearby. If we had it twenty years ago instead of places like The Ground Round and the 99, I'd celebrate and say it is a major step forward, but today, when so many good fast casual choices abound, it just feels a little dated.

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T
New England
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious interesting menu and great service! I can’t wait to eat here again.

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CS
New England
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

I went back for dinner to take a friend out for her birthday; I had had brunch there this past summer, which was excellent, and I had a desire to go back. The food was very good, and there were good choices. My only complaint is that we endured a very long wait for the food to be served {the restaurant was not busy}, and once the food came out, it was lukewarm at best, not at all hot. I was very disappointed in this. We also ordered 3 different dishes, and they all came out at once, sooo, not great service, unfortunately, although the wait staff was very polite and attentive.

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M
New England
39 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Cafe Landwer is a nice spot for a casual dinner. Food was very good. Everything was fresh and delicious. We were looking for a quick dinner and it was great

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CK
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

All the food is delicious !! My favorite new spot ❤️

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AE
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

I am familiar with Cafe Landwer from my time living in Israel and was excited to see it come to Boston now I'm back in the States. The visit did not disappoint! I got the cauliflower app and mushroom hummus, which ended up being a lot of food for the money.

Only suggestion would be to get heaters for the outside so you can people watch on Beacon street when it's a little chilly!

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MJ
Baltimore
8 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I loved it! I was recently at cafe landwer in tel aviv and was hoping this was just as good. It was!

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OT
New England
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 2food 5service 2ambience 4

Been there many times for some strange reason the service this time was atrocious. I never complain or waste my time writing negative reviews especially for Israelis since I am one but this time the service was that bad. They gave me a free dessert not the good one either and said we hope you come back. I said of course I will come back everyone deserves a second chance but today was just a really bad day. Place setting weren’t there, forget lemons twice when asked, forgot the knife to cut meat when asked, forgot the water, just an overall terrible day and I drove from far away and told my girlfriend how this place was my favorite place and it was the best. Luckily she gave me the book the subtle art of not giving a f*uck. Made it much easier.

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BD
New England
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 4

The food was delicious, but the restaurant was woefully understaffed. I imagine if they are staffed appropriately, then it would be a very good experience.

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DF
New England
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Good, simple food nicely presented. I will go back to try other dishes.

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