Cusser's Roast Beef & Seafood

4.5
38 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Come to Cusser's to enjoy local New England seafood classics, craft cocktails, and famous roast beef sandwiches. Located in the heart of Boston's Back Bay neighborhood next to Park Square.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 38 people are saying
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vipdevo
New England
26 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great meal overall - we had warm lobster roll and Cusser's Roast beef sandwich. The lobster roll was great but a bit small and onion rings as a side were served hot & crispy! The roast beef sandwich was perfect and side of fries was fresh and hot!

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KathyW
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience3

No normal seating; only bar stools. Sidewalk seating in the dark and right next to noisy busy street full of car fumes

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vipShariB
New England
32 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience2

We had a great dinner. Ordered deviled eggs, 2 different roast beef sandwiches, Cole slaw and onion strings. All delicious. Cocktails pricey but good. Will be back and recommend to others. Sat outside which we appreciated.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Had fish and chips and lobster rolls. Both were quite good. Not the most effusive service, sort of matter of fact. Not itching to go back, but can’t say it was bad.

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vipNormanG
Seattle
16 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Well, I admit to be totally surprised by this. I had been to Mooncusser several years ago, back before the pandemic, and loved the food but found the space and service to both be awkward. When I realized they had pivoted and were now completely different type of place, it was time to visit.

The roast beef sandwich was absolutely the best one I can recall eating, ever. That good. Perfect beef, soft tasty bun, amazing sauce. I was blown away.

My wife had the lobster roll and loved it. The fries we shared we crisp and flavorful. The beer was cold, the outdoor seating pleasant, and the service prompt.

All this and exceptionally reasonably priced (Boston is not a cheap dining city…).

I’m convinced, Cusser’s is a local gem and we will be back again and again.

And did I mention take out window?!

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vipThmbscrw
San Francisco
26 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great lobster rolls and beef sandwiches. Small dining area (more of a bar area), but if you can get in, the food is fantastic.

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CaroleR
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Roast beef sandwich the best ever and lobster roll definitely as advertised-full of tasty claw meat and great buttered and toasted roll.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent roast beef sandwich (80T style). Lobster roll and onion rings were great too. Reasonable prices for the area.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Not many tables, be prepared to sit at the bar. Great roast beef sandwiches.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bartender was super friendly and welcoming. The food was delicious and just what we wanted. It could k be or have been better.

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AljaeC
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really great food!!

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DARREN
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very large portions, haha
It was kind of quiet for a Friday afternoon, I’d say.
Overall, the food WAS great!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mothers Day

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ClaraD
New England
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had lunch here before going to enjoy the tulips in the Common. I picked it because you can book their outdoor tables, didn't really want to end up in the city with our kids without a confirmed outdoor dining option. There are four cute tables outside, with plenty of spacing between them. We ordered a roast beef, fish & chips, chowder and oysters. Everything was delicious. Oysters were fresh and served with a lovely vinagrette. The roast beef was tender and flavourful, perfectly cooked. You could really taste the smokiness of the smoked scallops in the chowder, really nice. The fish was moist on the inside, crispy on the outside, and the fries were awesome, crispy and crunchy, but not at all greasy. It came with a fresh tasting tartare sauce, not just some generic stuff from a bottle. The service was excellent and friendly too. I was honestly shocked there wasn't a long queue for this place on such a lovely sunny Saturday afternoon. All the dishes are super reasonably priced too, for what you get. If you are in the city, it's definitely worth a try! We'll be back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
13 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Super cute place with small and large plates. We mixed and matched various items. All delicious. Drinks were great! Try the vodka cocktail. Service was spot on.

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vipCharleneD
New England
12 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Nice bar. Food was very good.

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vipSean
New England
3 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome beef burgers and the best clam chowder I ever had in recent years. The price is like a dream, value is definitely much better than Arby's. Great ambience (outdoor seating) nearby Boston financial district.

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Chocomummy
New England
16 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

A quick lunch outside with unvaccinated son. We loved it especially the roast beef sandwich. We are from the North Shore so we know about these things

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vipElaine
New England
4 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The swordfish kabab's were amazing. They were served with chickpeas and a tzatziki s sauce. Terrific!!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall2food1service1ambience3

I didn’t like the fact that the chicken sandwich came with some miscellaneous green liquid.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
5 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious warm lobster roll and some of the best onion rings I have ever had. Very clean, good social distance at outside seating.

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vipcheesegirl
New England
24 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Two of us ate outside. Food was excellent. Service was excellent.

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vipalwayshungry
St. Louis
4 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Awesome food- well priced and good quality, upscale modern diner vibe, something for everyone

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Erin443
New England
3 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cusser’s offers excellent food and cocktails in a clean outdoor atmosphere. Try the beef and a painkiller!

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viplive2eat
New England
82 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite pandemic lunch spot! So clean and safe, food fresh and delicious. We liked it pre-pandemic too, but it has been a bright spot in our rotation during these trying times.

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vipBostonphotobill
New England
203 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

One of the best lobster rolls we have had. Good wine and beer list. They also offer a great roast beef sandwich.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lunch and service was excellent!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

3 way roast beef sandwich was amazing. Fries, Cole slaw and clam chowder were also great!

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vipLadyE
New England
13 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly, fast service. The menu offered a variety of enticing food and drink. Every item we ordered was flavorful and delicious. Can’t wait for our next visit.

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OpenTable Diner
Czech Republic
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Great cocktails

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went here for lunch today with my son. First time dining, discovered it by chance on Open Table. This is truly a hidden gem. Food was fresh and delicious. I had the fish tacos and my son had the roast beef sandwich. Prices are very reasonable tStaff are wonderful and friendly.
I will definitely return again for lunch. I am interested in their cocktails and evening dining too.
Please help these great hidden gems survive. They have only been open 3 years and I have only discovered it now. You won’t regret eating at this great place.

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BosFancy
New England
5 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Cusser's has 4 tables on the sidewalk for outdoor dining so we took advantage of it Saturday night. Had the smoked swordfish deviled egg appetizer which was excellent. Got the hot lobster roll for my main course and I can now understand why it was just named Best of Boston this year!! Husband had fish tacos which were perfectly balanced. Great wines by the glass!! Highly recommend Cusser's!!!!

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vipASB22
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great cocktails!!!

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vipElaine
New England
4 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our experience at Cusser's was excellent. The food was delicious In addition, the owner, Ian came to our table to ask how we were doing and answered menu questions. Very enjoyable.

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gmj1024
New England
13 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely delicious food and cocktails!!

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BostonDiner
New England
5 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Phenomenal cocktail list and delicious food. We got oysters, swordfish souvlaki, fish tacos and ended with a couple lobster rolls. Really fantastic experience - the outdoor dining after the sunset is beautiful!

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was outstanding

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ILoveSeafood
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We went for lunch on a weekend. Due to the global health pandemic, there was only outside seating, but it is very nicely shaded. We've had the roast beef before, which is amazing (80T for the win!) and wanted to try something new. We split two donuts, then ordered the cold lobster roll and chicken sandwiches. Both were fantastic. The lobster roll with light mayo was perfect for such a muggy day. Cusser's puts their own spin on the classic New England lobster roll with tarragon mayo, and it was delicious. My friends also enjoyed the chicken sandwich, which is unique in its own right due to the brine/smoke process that it is prepared with.

The service was also excellent. Our water glasses were well attended to, which as especially important on such a hot day. The dishes were also served on nicely toasty plates, and I have no idea how the servers carry these plates from the kitchen all the way to the outside seating area, but they do. Hands of champions! Lucky for us, the plates kept our food nice and warm. We will be back again in no time!

FAQs

Cusser's Roast Beef & Seafood is rated 4.5 stars by 38 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.