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Eva

4.2
4.2
165 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
Eva means full of life. It is also the initials to my children, Elias & Vivian Aboujaoude, who are my life. Eva is a space designed to be welcoming and bright, a place for great food, refreshing cocktails and lively conversation. All while sitting back to enjoy and observe the hustle & bustle of beautiful, historic Newbury Street from one of the largest outdoor patios. Please note that our patio is being seated on a first come first serve basis. All reservations are being taken for indoors.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 36 times today

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  • Order online

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Comfort Food, Mediterranean

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu, Sun 11:00 am–11:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–1:00 am

  • Phone number

    (617) 546-5155

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Vanessa Valencia

  • Private party facilities

    To book our restaurant for your next private event please contact Events@Evaboston.com

  • Neighborhood

    Back Bay

  • Cross street

    Gloucester & Newbury

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Public transit

    Copley Station <br />Hynes Convention Center Station

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Vegan, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine

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What 165 people are saying

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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.2
4.2 based on recent ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 4.1Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 3.9Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. WM

    WilliamM

    New England

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall3food4service5ambience2
    First time there, nice menu, great service, good portions , well plated. May not return until noise abatement is addressed. Too tiring to shout and strain to listen.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The staff was extremely attentive and friendly; food was excellent. Great brunch!
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love the pizza and steak. The service was awesome, and accommodated my special request. Had an amazing night, will def visit again to try more food
  4. M

    Mary

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Our server was great and our food and drunks came out quickly. My meal wasn't as good as the last time I visited but was still enjoyable.
  5. MN

    MNAMWA

    New England

    6 reviews

    2.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience3
    Food was very mediocre. The table setting was poor, no placemat, no plate under the salad. The wait staff was nice. I know the restaurant is new and think it will improve in time.
  6. N

    Nicole

    New England

    41 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on November 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really happy to see the new spot open up at what once was the beloved cafeteria. The food is a well balanced mix of globally inspired dishes, their cocktail menu offers a little bit of everything. Staff is young but well coached / trained. They were attentive, and maintained a clean and welcoming environment . Pizza was great! Not a tiny flat bread yet not a giant oversized pie, the street corn app and lamb meatballs were fantastic as well ! Menu is well priced and offers great value! Eva is a great spot for a date, friends get together, or must during a stop on the Sunday funday escapade. I love an elevated casual spot. Well done !
  7. SH

    SueH

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall1food1service3ambience3
    Food was decent. Our appetizers came out with our entrees and when we asked tp have it back to have later, they gave us the same food. It was obviously sitting under a heat lamp for 20 minutes. The cheese on the pizza was hard and the gnocchi was stuck together. Manager was nice and took it off the bill. But, for the prices and location I was not expecting that to happen.
  8. PG

    PayelG

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience4
    Not good! I would not recommend the place to anyone!
  9. L

    Lucy

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 8, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great food. Very nice atmosphere with a lot of plants and space between tables. Will return
  10. AM

    AyannaM

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 7, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    I really enjoyed my lamb burger. It was delicious.
  11. DC

    DenniseC

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 7, 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience1
    I am so disappointed of this experience. I was really looking forward to having lunch with my colleagues here as we work in the area and food online looked great. We had a reservation for 12:15pm. We arrived few mins before our reservation, no other customer was in the restaurant yet. We were one of the first table to be sat. Our food didn't come out until after 1:30pm. We ordered simple food (salads and soup) to make sure there was no delays. At this point the restaurant was packed and folks got served before us. We ordered drinks, Manager who was bartending didn't know the recipes for the drinks that were on the menu or a simple Sherlie temple. Truly makes you wonder. Two, I am going to call it spade spades, we were the only three women of color sitting in this restaurant, who were ignored and not served as we are not paying customers too. The check came quicker than our food. So that will be the last thing I say. Horrible experience. If you are a Person of color DO NOT GIVE THIS PLACE YOUR TIME OR MONEY. Awful service. Do better. It's 2022.
  12. JB

    JackB

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 3, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Heard about Eva through article about the hot new restaurants in Boston. Located in one of the busier blocks on Newbury it's in a very cool spot and I expected the prices to match. Honestly though I was pleasantly surprised by the cost. Was less then expected. Food was fantastic. Very happy with the calamari, Mediterranean salad, chicken Milanese and the Tuna tartare. Wine selection was OK, beer selection and cocktails solid. Only miss was that the service was a little slow/lacking but it felt like they were still figuring that out. Had person bringing our food placing plate on fork, not getting check ins for a long time, etc. But overall I would go again.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 2, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Food was so good. At the beginning service was slow. After waiting 15 mins and having to flag down a waiter, we were finally greeted by someone and receive waters. Otherwise, The food was great!
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 2, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    We ate outside which is surprising for November. I don’t think they were prepared for outdoor dining when I was there but they wanted to take advantage of the surprisingly warm weather. Service was a bit stretched. Wonderful restaurant though.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 31, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Wonderful food, love the location, I’ve eaten here several times and would return but sitting inside the restaurant music is very loud, too loud for conversation.
  16. BF

    BostonFoodie

    New England

    26 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall4food2service2ambience5
    Had eaten her prior for lunch and tuna tartare appetizer and burger were great. Brunch was below average. Thank goodness we were able to sit outdoors and enjoy the sun. Breakfast Pizza was nothing more than two fried eggs on pizza crust (no truffle taste). Egg white Frittata was ordered as an omelet (with no onions). Came as egg white frittata with onions. On the redo it came with onions still not quite an omelet but folded in half eggs with partially sauteed veggies sitting inside the fold. The shakshuka was average (eggs overcooked). The tuna burger was great, unfortunately guest had ordered tuna melt, but graciously accepted the tuna burger so not to complicate the kitchen anymore. Drinks were exceptionally. They have a long way to go.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall3food5service3ambience5
    Quiet place for brunch! Good vibes, waitress was amazing but food was slow coming out.
  18. C

    Cady

    New England

    9 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall3food1service5ambience4
    The service was impeccable and the drinks were great. The tuna urge was dreadfully dry and inedible. The Lamb burger was mildly better but the spicy broccoli tasted like frozen broccoli that had been microwaved. It was limp and cold by the time it got to the table.
  19. ME

    MikeE

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    None of us had ever been but always wanted to try it. It didn’t disappoint at all! The apps and our dinners were spectacular! I will be back for sure and look forward to it!!
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our waitress was so fantastic and made the best suggestions for our dinner!
  21. BM

    BillM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Went for lunch. Very friendly folks and a nice array of food choices on the menu. I ordered the Cubano, (no pickles) with fries. The food was delicious. Prices are ok, a touch on the higher side……so it won’t be a day to day, go to spot. It will certainly be on the list for the right occasion.
  22. B

    Bostonians

    New England

    36 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on October 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We hadn’t been to Eva before, having last eaten in that spot when t was cafeteria and we were very pleasantly surprised. We came for a late lunch (1pm) and it was mostly empty. Service was great, our server gracious, prompt and didnt rush us. The food was wonderful- our selections were muss, tuna tartare, poblano sandwich and fish tacos and everything was perfectly cooked (or not) and delicious. Prices were reasonable. We will definitely return soon.
  23. MN

    MichaelN

    New York Area

    12 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience3
    The main complaint was our food, which was rather bland. The waiter did a great job.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 17, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience2
    Too loud at times.
  25. C

    Colbug

    New England

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 17, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience2
    Too loud, lax service and cramped tables (upstairs wasn't open, maybe b/c it was a Monday), ok but definitely not great food.
  26. TR

    TalRosenberg

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love it all around and will be back for sure! Thanks Joe!!
  27. BB

    BamBamBen

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and even better ambience. Highly recommend
  28. R

    Rockyb16

    New England

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall3food5service2ambience3
    Food was excellent, the atmosphere its’s relaxing and Cozy. The host was very welcoming. The server kinda forgot about us and our birthdays :(
  29. TB

    TroyB

    New England

    50 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    50 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Such a great place for a Birthday!! The Concierge of the Mandarin Oriental told me this was one of his favorites and it did not disappoint. We came in with a party of 5 and they took great care of us like we were family.
  30. EB

    ElaineB

    New England

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 11, 2022

    overall3food2service2ambience4
    It’s a very pretty restaurant with a nice outdoor patio. Unfortunately the food was only fair. A number of our appetizers had way too many things going on / too much sauce and the tuna tartare had some chewy pieces of raw tuna that made the whole dish unappetizing. It was not difficult to get a last minute reservation and I suspect this is why…
  31. AF

    AndrewF

    Dublin

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 10, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience1
    Poor service. Very inattentive staff even though the restaurant was not busy. Would not try again.
  32. E

    Emily

    Memphis/West TN

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall2food4service1ambience4
    After our waiter came to take our order, we asked for another minute to decide. We waited about 15 minutes and then had to flag him down to have him take our order. After that, we waited almost an hour for our food to arrive. He also took a long time to bring utensils after we had asked, and he seemed to be annoyed that we were asking for basic things.
  33. KD

    KatieD

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 7, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    Service was pretty poor, servers kept forgetting things and took a long to talk to us at the beginning
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on October 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing ambiance and good food
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 1, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience3
    The food was bland. The sangria was good though.
  36. A

    Al13

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and cocktails were amazing. Loved the tuna tartare. Our server, Alyssa, was very friendly and sweet.
  37. m

    maggie

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience4
    Food was very average and prices were way too high, I could make everything we had at home and for less money
  38. LR

    LesR

    New England

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on September 20, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Elote pizza is elite, cocktails are delicious and it’s so cute inside! Service was eh, and many service staff dropped/ broke glasses and plates during our 2 hours there but we assumed it was just an off night. Definitely recommend!
  39. JB

    JanetB

    Denver

    12 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    Eva was very, very busy - totally great, but seemed understaffed. Our wait person was working very hard - we could watch that, but every step of the process for us was slow... and part of one order was forgotten. I will definitely go back, as the food was great and my guests remained patient.
  40. PA

    PaulA

    New England

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    All 3 of us really liked what we had, sampling different parts the menu - pizza, steak, and branzino.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Eva using the Order Online button. Eva also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (617) 546-5155.

Eva is rated 4.2 stars by 165 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 36 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
Google Map for Eva

279a Newbury St, Boston, MA 02115

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Gloucester &amp; Newbury

  • Neighborhood

    Back Bay

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu, Sun 11:00 am–11:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–1:00 am

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Comfort Food, Mediterranean

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Public transit

    Copley Station Hynes Convention Center Station

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Vanessa Valencia

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Vegan, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine

  • Phone number

    (617) 546-5155

  • Private party facilities

    To book our restaurant for your next private event please contact Events@Evaboston.com

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