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Lookout Rooftop

4.5
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671 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
Summer days should consist of good friends, great food, fun drinks and plenty of quality time in the sun. We’re excited to announce that Lookout Rooftop will officially reopen for it’s fifth summer season on Thursday, July 2nd.

Secure your spot by making a reservation Thursday through Sunday and prepare to transport your taste buds as we unveil our new lunch, dinner, and late-night summer menu.

Lookout Rooftop serves up favorites like Smash Burgers, Korean Barbecue Chicken Thighs and Tostones with Guacamole as well as an extensive list of handcrafted cocktails, frosè and local beers. Soak in the views of the skyline and the Boston Harbor and see why Lookout Rooftop was named one of the best rooftop bars in America.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 671 people are saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
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4.3
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4.7
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4.1
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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RonieceClower
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a amazing time! Everything was magnificent. The view was everything

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food3service2ambience5

I had a great time. The food and drinks seemed overpriced for the quality and quantity. However, it was evident that you paid for the view.

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Maraj
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food3service2ambience5

The atmosphere is great, you are looking out over the water, and have the most beautiful view of Boston. The menu was extremely limited and paper (which no restaurant has at the moment) we looked at the menu online and when ordering got instructed that the paper menu is the only option, and the server seemed annoyed with us. All through our meal, we felt as if the staff wanted to flip the table rather than having us stay to eat and drink more. We never got asked if we wanted a second beverage or anything else but instead got the check dropped off, making us feel rushed. This was a special day for us as my engagement was being celebrated and my birthday and I'm highly disappointed... want to come back due to the view but hope experience overall will be better. Willing to give this place a second chance.

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vipNadia
New England
16 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food2service3ambience5

Excellent views, great location. The patio is decorated really nice. Not enough heater coverage if cold and windy. All bar food and very greasy but good for drinks. Everything was served in disposable due to COVID-19, including wine. Not very convenient if you are looking to have food. Our server was very nice but the manager was an anxiety ball. After 90 min, we wanted to be respectful and asked for check. Server was busy so it took her another 15 min to get the check. Manager comes over and was a bit rude to my husband, without knowing it was the delay at their end. Regardless, would recommend it.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Marg was spiiiiiicy

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PaigeS
London
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food4service1ambience5

Service was very unwelcoming and made us feel uncomfortable for even being there- server was rude and didn’t communicate with us. Drinks and food were great, however!

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Anonymous77
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Our waitress was good but one of the managers was rude and unprofessional. We asked to be seated at a different table next to the heaters and we understood that it was a busy place with reservations only but the way the message was delivered to us was rude and unprofessional. The manager on duty that night did not service our request with kindness. She was blunt and mean unfortunately. Other than that the place and ambiance was good and beautiful.

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Ceeeats
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food3service2ambience1

The restaurant isn’t as advertised. We had to sit inside because they overbooked our reservation.. and we did not get to sit outside or enjoy the “Lookout Rooftop”. Also, bartenders don’t wear their masks correctly.

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TomS
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

If you want a simple bite to eat with drinks and an amazing view Rooftop is a great option.

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StephanieL
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food2service3ambience5

Food quality doesn’t meet expectations of that place. Super expensive for value you get.
Drinks great! View great!

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vipYummy
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Disappointed in our seating. Made reservations several weeks ago for 5 pm. When we arrived, we got seated on the backside and not even along the edge where there was a nice view of the water, no heaters or fires on our area either.. When leaving I saw the prime seating. How early do you need to make a reservation or leave to get a nice spot? Maybe you need to be a regular or slide a big tip to everyone prior to being seated.

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SamH
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ambiance was perfect! Drinks were delicious! Amazing spot to go to if you’re visiting Boston!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The woman downstairs ended up checking us in for our reservation but made us wait in the lobby for 30 min bc we were early. We got there at 8:30 and reservations were at 9. She never came in to get us so i walked up to her at 9pm and it seemed like she completely forgot about us and told us we can go upstairs to the roof bar. When we got upstairs the hostess was confused bc it said we checked in at 8:30 and she was extremely rude about it. Then we get seated INSIDE... the only reason why we wanted to go was bc it’s a roof top bar and we wanted a nice view. We asked her if we can go outside and she said nothing is available. Also they only give you a 1.5 hour time limit and we were sitting for at least 20 min and no one walked up to us to get our order so we left. Such a waste of time.. i would never go there again after that experience.

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WillW
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall1food3service1ambience1

Poor service, rude hostesses and not worth the money, since there’s only a “chance” you’ll get a table with a view and the food is subpar.

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CarolynM
Caribbean
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome night despite being fogged in! Next time we will enjoy the view - still fun 😀

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LauraM
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food4service4ambience2

Venue was physically nice. Food ok but not substantial. Weather is unpredictable, extremely foggy. No view. Management cavalier with COVID protections!! Allowed large group, 20+ to overwhelm one end of restaurant. Groups of 8 ant 10 crowded around couches designated for 6. This breaks protocol. Should be reported to state. Very unsafe for wait staff and those seated near.

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Monique
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience5

The vibe, food, and drinks were great. Not many options for other dietary restrictions. Would still recommend for a cute date or night out with the girls

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HARDIKS
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience5

place was good but drinks and service were not upto the par

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Smiiley
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Our waiter was very rude and disrespectful to us. Never took our order and kept walking by us as we were saying we were ready to order.
Left without eating

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YvonneF
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Your staff are friendly & work together well as a team. The facility is very clean. The music was good & energetic. The view was everything. Thank you all.

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DianeG
New England
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Very friendly staff , food menu not a lot of options . They should definitely have chicken wings on the menu for late nite . Fries and drinks very yummy. The waiter was great and kept asking us if we needed anything , very welcomed . The view was beautiful too !

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience3

It was chaotic. The food is extremely overpriced and you only have 3 dinner options. Came out late and we had to remind multiple staff members about it. Couldn’t tell who our server was and the workers weren’t wearing matching uniforms. Very disorganized and the drinks are $18 where you get a plastic cup and half of it is filled with ice.

You are strictly paying for the view so if u want a meal and a photo, you’re basically going to pay $120 for that photo.

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RachaelH
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

incredible view, incredible service. this is THE rooftop spot in Boston

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DavidR
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful, breathtaking Boston harbor views
Servers were constantly cleaning

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ShuleyN
New England
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to eat and hang out safely (ie COVID). Looking forward to going back when the igloos are set up!

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LindsayH
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

It rained on us that night but it was still very beautiful.

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall1food4service1ambience3

Apathetic service unfortunately

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food3service3ambience5

Very loud, sat us at the one table where the heater was broken but thankfully wasn’t too cold. The food menu was limited and shrimp cocktail “dinner” was 5 pieces for 16$ but overall it was good food and great ambiance!

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Soso
New England
3 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience5

Too many young people getting hammered so early in the day. Not a good look, felt like chi I was at a day club.

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EMKBoston
Bath
3 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience2

The quality of the food was much better than expected, but for a place that markets itself as posh and for those seeking a high quality food, drink, and ambience experience, it is surprising to walk in and realize all food and drink is served in disposable containers. Maybe he was not having a good day, but our waiter also seemed like he'd much rather be somewhere else.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My boyfriend and I stopped through Hudson on a whim having never been there before. We read great reviews

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall1food4service1ambience5

My reservation was for 1015 and I arrived for 1010 and we didn’t get seated until 11pm. What’s the point of making a reservation if I can’t be seated timely

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EllenD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent nachos, tacos, and tostadas. Everything was organized well for COVID regulations.

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AfitzC
New England
3 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall4food1service1ambience5

The host was not too helpful as she seated us on a table that had poor view.we had to ask to get to seated a nicer table

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Tmvag
New England
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Very nice ambiance and beautiful views of the Boston skyline

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Happy
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience4

The view is absolutely spectacular, however I recommend this place for just drinks the food menu was average having your typical burger and Caesar salad items. I’d love to see some creativity and make the gastronomy more of an experience.

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BrielleM
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

View was beautiful, staff was kind and even made us some great drinks. Food menu was very small. Being a vegan I only really had one option. Which was very good but wish there was more to pick from.

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JH413
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

The menu was the weakest link, here: the drinks and plates are rather boring, and you will pay more here than you would for comparable food elsewhere. In essence, you are paying for the view, which is admittedly nice, rather than the food. I have no complaints about the service; everyone I spoke to was helpful.

BJ
BostonJP
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall3food5service5ambience3

The view cannot be beat, the service was great and the food was very tasty. Honestly, its the other patrons that detract from the experience especially with them ignoring many COVID regulations, despite the staff's best efforts to make sure they are compliant.

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KanC
Atlantic City
2 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Food was tasty but food portions were small. Drinks are alright but not a lot of options in general. The place definitely doesn’t live up to the hype. Overrated.

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Lookout Rooftop is rated 4.5 stars by 671 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.

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