Lookout Rooftop

4.4
795 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
Indoor Winter dining is now available on the Lookout Rooftop!

Secure your spot by making a reservation Wednesday through Sunday and prepare to transport your taste buds as we unveil our new lunch, brunch, and dinner menus.

Lookout Rooftop serves up favorites like Sweet and Spicy Pork Belly, Roasted Garlic Poutine and New England Clam Chowder as well as an extensive list of piping hot cocktails, seasonal sangrias 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.

Note: Opentable reservations are for indoor dining table reservations only. To book an Igloo experience, please visit Tablelist.com and search for "Lookout Rooftop"

Experiences

  • Harbour Dining

    Multiple dates available

    Outdoor Standard Dining Tables overlooking the Boston Harbour and City Skyline with Heat Lamps at night and Umbrellas during the day. Weather Permitting.
  • High Tops Along The Glass

    Multiple dates available

    Outdoor High Top Tables overlooking the Boston Harbour and City Skyline. Weather Permitting.
  • Lounge Couches

    Multiple dates available

    Outdoor couches with City Skyline Views. Weather Permitting
  • Covered Open Air Seating

    Multiple dates available

    Outdoor Standard and High Top Tables with City Skyline Views. These tables are not situated directly on the glass rail but are covered in the event of rain.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • 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 795 people are saying
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4.4based on recent ratings
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Pretty good place, nice food and affordable prices. I would visit it again without a doubt.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Staff was friendly and service was timely. Great atmosphere and beautiful view!

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RobertoF
New England
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Food was ok but great view and yummy drinks. For such a fancy place I was surprised to see only 9 options in the menu for dinner

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Lina
New England
2 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience4

We received good service and were even seated immediately despite mixing up the time of our reservation and arriving 45 min early. The quality of food was fine, but we definitely expected more. We were also surprised that everything was served in take out containers and plastic glasses. Not sure why, given that a dishwasher should remove any trace of the virus from the plates/glassware. The place looks like a great spot to have a drink outdoors with your friends, definitely not a fancy brunch destination.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All good. Food was great small but great! Service was good!

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SamanthaO
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience5

Lunch menu looked good, but with only overpriced apps for dinner we were left hungry. You could tell the waitress was annoyed with us as we were not drinking alcohol. The view was gorgeous

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Went for a birthday party, it was the most beautiful day out so it was very fun. Good place to take pictures, kinda mingle with others. The french fries were the best we’ve ever had in Boston. Cocktails were delicious. Wish the menu was more vegan friendly but if you’re going just for drinks, not too bad and very fun!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience2

It just wasn’t what I expected for the money. The music was so loud I could barely hear my bf and felt like I was shouting so he could hear me. The food was served in cardboard boxes with plastic silverware. We were seated directly under a spotlight. None of the outdoor space was being used and I’m not sure why. I was excited to have dinner there and left feeling disappointed.

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BostonGirl
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall3food2service1ambience4

The Lookout Rooftop bar was exactly how you picture it; a beautiful rooftop bar on the top of a hotel. Unfortunately that's all it was really good for. The food menu was tiny and extremely overpriced for super subpar food (I'm talking $13 Caesar salad and $9 extra just to add chicken!!). The drinks were okay but also very overpriced ($16 is a standard price for a drink in Boston/the Seaport but it came in a plastic cup and was something that I could make myself at home). Overall, it's. a nice place to go if you have friends visiting but don't go if you want to get your moneys worth. There's plenty of other nice places in Boston for a better value.

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CamilaN
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall3food1service3ambience4

The view it is wonderful and the service it is great! I’m disappointed about the drinks and food. They didn’t have some drinks on the menu also it was served in a plastic cup and the food it was served in a paper box also it was not what I expected about flavor. The sofa outside wasn’t comfortable too.

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Aurelia
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience4

Views were beautiful and the heaters were some of the best I've ever felt, but for the price I did not expect the food to come in takeout boxes with plastic forks. I was hesitant to give the food 2 stars because it was actually quite good, but so much of the enjoyment of going to a fancy restaurant comes with the presentation and this was not it. My $15 cocktail, though delicious, came in a plastic cup filled the whole way with ice.

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phil
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

The food taste was great, quantity and presentation was underwhelming.

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yvette
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience3

horrible service - we only saw our server once and they only brought us 1 out of the 2 items we ordered, which was mediocre at best

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HokieMom
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was great and food was delicious. Wonderful view.

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anonymous
New England
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience5

Gtreat view and ambience. We were served in boxes which is unacceptable for the type of restaurant. Do not use Covid as an excuse. Other restaurants in Boston serve in regular dinneware. Food was very average. Service was good.

JM
vipJoeyM
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience1

Don’t eat here. $16 drinks are served in plastic cups. Your food comes in a brown cardboard box and a bag of chips comes inside.
The server was wearing a rain jacket, odd and unprofessional, especially when you are trying to sell yourself as a trendy and upscale roof top.

Don’t get trapped with these glorified happy meals.

They said that the reason they can’t give real plates and forks is because of covid. The real reason is because this hotel cannot figure out a way to sanitize their dishes.

Very disappointing.

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Pristine
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Being one of the few rooftops that Boston has to offer, Lookout is worth the visit. The ambience, vibes, and views were great! The service was mediocre. Overpriced drinks served in plastic cups. Come for the views and pics for your IG. Want a better bang for your buck? save yourself the trip.

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Lida
New England
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience4

Location is great. Hospitality iz zero.
So disapointing.

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vipbookmaven
London
10 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Very nice view with a friendly staff. The food was great but due to COVID, everything was served on take-out cardboard boxes and cups. The music was very loud, but it's part of their ambiance. There are tables all throughout the perimeter of the deck outside, and other tables inside. I really like this place.

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vipFronk
New England
15 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall2food2service5ambience2

Great space and amazing views! Just kinda messed up with Covid making them serve the food out of paper boxes. I also thought the menu was strange with very random items, to me no rhyme or reason??? Great spot for a drink for sure!!!

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vvagh
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience4

FOOD SAFETY VIOLATIONS. Last Saturday I went here with my friends and ordered a champagne. Waiter took the bucket of champagne and she emptied that into water dispenser later. So definitely do not drink the water here. On the booking website the price of Moet & Chandon champagne is $125 and they charge you $140. Wrong price bad marketing. I asked specifically on my email that I need the champagne after the first round of drinks since it was a birthday surprise for my girlfriend, and they just place it on our table before our arrival. They just want your money but not interested in providing services. If you are interested in Boston Skyline view than yes 5 out 5 star for that. But not for the services and management.

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mariloub
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Went to Rooftop for lunch with out of town company. It was a brilliantly sunny day so the view of the city skyline and the harbor was pristine.
To my surprise the food was better than I expected, it would help to have a few more choices.
We sat outside on the rooftop with the sun beating on us it felt warm even though it was barely 60 degrees out.
Our staff was very attentive .
Overall give it an A-!

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Linh
New England
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Food was good, but not worth the regular cost. Drinks were delicious but again, generally over-priced. Went for the Dine Out Boston discount which was the only reason I went. Views were nice and ambience overall was okay. Wouldn't say I would pick this spot for a special occasion but nice to try once!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall5food3service3ambience5

Amazing view!!

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KarenS
1 review
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great view and nice setting. Super service and nice staff! Drinks were delicious!

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Anon
1 review
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience2

It was hard to get a table at first and after that food and service were not good enough for an upscale place like this

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Perfect weather and view. The cocktails were delicious.
Overall, a fun afternoon!!

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Carlos
Montreal
2 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Great view of Boston’s skyline. Food, not fancy but also very good.

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Melanie
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Our waitress seemed rushed and unenthusiastic. food options were minimal.

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MartinaF
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall3food1service1ambience5

It is worth to go there for the location, the view is stunning. But, food is awful. The burger was served in a paper box and accompanied with a side of chips in a bag. Drinks are pretty expensive but they're nothing special. I would recommend to go it at least once, since the location is beautiful. But for food and drinks it is nothing special.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience5

The view was pretty cool. Service was good but food and drinks were alright.

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GabeE
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing customer service! Very kind waitress and manager. Beautiful view and bar. 100% recommend. Can't wait to come back!

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Evan
New England
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience4

The food and drinks were not worth it the only reason to go is for the view.

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EmilyO
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall1food5service1ambience5

My friend and I visited Boston (from Chicago) for the first time, and this was the first place we went to. We were completely sober when we got there. We each had two drinks, and we got an appetizer. Our server was really nice and the manager (I believe) was super friendly and even gave us a list of recs for Boston bars/restaurants/sights. Everything was really nice and the views were great. It started to get chilly, so we asked to sit inside and they willingly accommodated. With a half hour left of our hour and 15 minute reservation, the server then came to our table and asked if we were ready for the check. We decided we’d have one more drink, and then close out. So we asked for another round (this would be drink number 3), and this person said “actually, I think I’m just gonna bring the check...” Essentially cutting us off? It was the strangest thing ever because we barely caught a buzz AT BEST. The drinks were 90% sugar water, 10% alcohol. Felt really offended and embarrassed by what happened. I’ll be the first to admit if I’ve ever been over served, and I can say with 110% confidence that I was actually sober enough to fly a f*cking commercial airplane blindfolded. This was super weird and the first time I’ve ever experienced something like this in my life (and I live in CHICAGO). This was just really weird and uncomfortable to say the least. Sucks because we were willing to spend a lot more money and tip much more generously, as the food was good and so was the service and ambiance.

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Sant
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall3food1service4ambience3

Great view but... Place is overrated! Awful food, extremely expensive.
6 tostones and a little big of extra salty guacamole for $14. A big joke.

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Rawrrrr
New England
6 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

2021 BOS Restaurant Week: 2nd Stop

We choose Lookout Rooftop as our secret brunch/Lunch with a view. This place is very beautiful. You can see the ocean and city view inside and outside the restaurant, also it’s very close to the courthouse.

Restaurant week menu is very good. An appetizer and a main entree. We love the claim chowder, it’s very delicious. The burger is very good too. However, the drink is a meh. We enjoyed our time there. It’s definitely a must go place.

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TaysiaJ
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great music and the atmosphere was amazing. I did want to be in one of the bubbles so my son could get a true rooftop experience but of course he doesn’t drink. Being able to walk outside was great though with the heat going made it cool to experience.

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viprachellek
New England
5 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Love this place in the summer. Great views. Good drinks. However the service has been lacking. Waitresses and waiters are a little rude. Take their time checking in your table or even seating you. Brunch menu is lacking. It’s gone down hill since it first opened.

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HannahS
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best way to see the city of Boston! Enjoyed drinks and apps with a spectacular view.. definitely an unforgettable experience! Danielle was our server - she was awesome. Would return in the future when visiting the city.

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LockC
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great view and appetizers!! Will go again

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Lookout Rooftop is rated 4.4 stars by 795 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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