Outlook Kitchen at The Envoy Hotel

4.2
349 reviews
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Contemporary American
Outlook Kitchen & Bar, located on the first level of The Envoy Hotel, has a regionally inspired Progressive American menu, updated seasonally with locally sourced ingredients. We offer a variety of specialties, along with small plates, shared plates, and full plate selections. Guests can enjoy a bar menu with locally influenced spirits, signature cocktails, local draft and craft beers, along with specially chosen wines that pair well with our menu. Outlook also features a ground level outdoor patio, along the Harbor Walk, for seasonal al fresco dining with views of the Boston Skyline. Outlook serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner, as well as hip and upbeat brunch on the weekend, accompanied by DJ entertainment on Sundays.
The Envoy Hotel also features the seasonal Lookout Rooftop&Bar with a 200+ capacity. Lookout consists of a full service bar and “the best view in Boston”, rated in the Top 10 Rooftop Bars in America (Departures Magazine).

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Mon - Wed 11:30AM - 11:45AM 12:00PM - 1:00PM 1:15PM - 2:30PM

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LM
New England
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Drinks, food, service was excellent - would definitely recommend!

E
Grand Rapids
15 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exceptional

Outlook Kitchen at The Envoy Hotel
Responded 2 days ago

Dear Guest, Thank you for sharing how much you enjoyed your time at Outlook Kitchen and Bar. We always want to provide our guests with a one-of-a-kind dining experience with our locally sourced menu and modern ambiance. Thank you for acknowledging our efforts, and we look forward to providing you with another seamless, exceptional visit. All the best, Josh Glover Restaurant General Manager

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KD
New England
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Chef Tatianna does it again! Came here with friends and the food was absolutely perfect. Ordered some apps including the tuna tartar tostada and they hit the spot. Also had a bay scallop meal and it was incredible. Whatever they used as the sauce on it was so flavorful and almost dessert like. Not sure I’ve had something like it before. The scallops were so fresh and the presentation was 5 star. Love this place and hope to visit again.

Outlook Kitchen at The Envoy Hotel
Responded 2 days ago

Dear KayDee, We enjoy hearing from our guests, and we want to thank you for your excellent review. We seek to provide each guest with an outstanding experience, so it is always rewarding to know our hard work has paid off. We are delighted your tuna tartar tostada, and bay scallop meal were cooked perfectly. Thank you again for the compliments about Chef Tatianna, and we look forward to your next visit to Outlook Kitchen and Bar. All the best, Josh Glover Restaurant General Manager

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AW
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

Wonderful service from staff members and a great ambience. The food was a bit pricey for the portion sizes and overall selection. The “Rooftop” advertising is a bit misleading as the restaurant is on ground level and no reservations can be made to actually eat on the rooftop. There is only a bar located on the rooftop and it is first come first serve to get in even if you made reservations for dinner on the ground floor. I would recommend skipping the food and going straight up to the bar for a drink and a beautiful view of the Boston skyline. The view is worth the trip.

Outlook Kitchen at The Envoy Hotel
Responded 4 days ago

Dear AlanaW, Thank you for sharing your comments. We are pleased that you enjoyed our delicious drinks with breathtaking views. We are also grateful to receive detailed feedback regarding our guest's experience. We regret not meeting all of your expectations. Thank you once more for recommending us to future guests, and we hope you will give us another opportunity in the future. All the best, Josh Glover Restaurant General Manager

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OT
New England
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

It was a pleasant lunch - enjoyed being able to sit outside.

Outlook Kitchen at The Envoy Hotel
Responded on August 10, 2019

Dear Guest, Thank you for sharing about your exceptional afternoon at Outlook Kitchen and Bar located in The Envoy Hotel, Autograph Collection. We are pleased to know that we could provide you with an inspiring dining experience. We look forward to seeing you on your next visit to Boston. All the best, Josh Glover Restaurant General Manager

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AN
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Super nice waiter Abdel. Very kind to our son, who has special needs. Great ambiance outside on a beautiful Boston night. Pleasant live music wafting from restaurant across the way. Imaginative menu. Good choice for pescatarians!

Outlook Kitchen at The Envoy Hotel
Responded on August 10, 2019

Dear AnnieN, Thank you for sharing how much you and your family enjoyed your time at the Outlook Kitchen and Bar. We always want to provide our guests with a one-of-a-kind dining experience with our locally sourced menu and modern ambiance. We will be sure to share your compliments with Abdel. Thank you once more for acknowledging our efforts, and we look forward to providing you with another seamless, exceptional visit. All the best, Josh Glover Restaurant General Manager

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s
Richmond
11 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Definitely a nice brunch atmosphere. Loved the restaurant set-up and the cuisine.

Outlook Kitchen at The Envoy Hotel
Responded on August 7, 2019

Dear sscole, At Outlook Kitchen and Bar, we believe in showcasing America at its roots, with our inspiration coming from Boston's unique landscape. It is a pleasure to know about your experience with us, and we appreciate you mentioning how much you loved the delicious food we serve. Thank you for the kind review, and we hope to see you again soon. All the best, Josh Glover Restaurant General Manager

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CC
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Loved our server! Nice location and good food. Great place for brunch.

Outlook Kitchen at The Envoy Hotel
Responded on August 6, 2019

Dear CatherineC, Thank you for sharing how much you enjoyed your time at Outlook Kitchen and Bar. We always want to provide our guests with a one-of-a-kind dining experience with our locally sourced menu and courteous service. It is nice to know you liked our convenient location. We appreciate you recommending us for brunch and look forward to welcoming you back soon. All the best, Josh Glover Restaurant General Manager

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K
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My girl friends and I had a great experience at Outlook Kitchen. The staff was really nice, and our server was outstanding. We were seated in a beautiful private glass room. Food was delicious also, good sizes and prices weren’t too bad. Overall a wonderful experience at Outlook Kitchen.

Outlook Kitchen at The Envoy Hotel
Responded on July 30, 2019

Dear Karen, Thank you for the generous compliments regarding Outlook Kitchen and Bar. Our restaurant is designed to be a modern, inspiring space and we are delighted you enjoyed our wonderful servers and delicious food. We appreciate you letting us know about your Sunday Lunch experience and hope you and your friends will dine with us every time you are in Boston. All the best, Josh Glover Restaurant General Manager

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NB
New England
2 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

For the size of the entry and quality of the food, the price was too high. I would not recommend this restaurant for dinner; it is a good place for cocktails & appetizers only.

Outlook Kitchen at The Envoy Hotel
Responded on July 28, 2019

Dear NataliiaB, Thank you for dining with us and for taking the time to share your thoughts. We are disappointed that you did not have an exceptional visit, and we will look into your concerns so we can make any necessary corrections with our team. Thank you again for your feedback, and we hope to have another opportunity to serve you in the future. All the best, Josh Glover Restaurant General Manager

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PE
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

The food was fantastic and not too heavy (in part due to the portion sizes being on the small size. Servers were attentive and fast despite it being busy. We had booked a reservation for an outdoor table and were seated at a high top, but all in all it was a very positive experience.

Outlook Kitchen at The Envoy Hotel
Responded on July 28, 2019

Dear PeterE, Thank you for sharing how much you enjoyed your time at Outlook Kitchen and Bar and also for recommending us to future travelers. We always want to provide our guests with a one-of-a-kind dining experience with our locally sourced menu and attentive service. Thank you again for acknowledging our efforts, and we look forward to providing you with another seamless, exceptional visit. All the best, Josh Glover Restaurant General Manager

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OT
New England
14 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The scallops were incredible!

Outlook Kitchen at The Envoy Hotel
Responded on July 28, 2019

Dear Guest, Thank you for your excellent review. We seek to provide each guest with an outstanding experience, so it is always rewarding to have our hard work acknowledged. We are delighted you enjoyed our delicious scallops and will surely share your compliments with our chef. Thank you again, and we look forward to your next visit to Outlook Kitchen and Bar. All the best, Josh Glover Restaurant General Manager

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New England
7 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great breakfast select and attentive service.

Outlook Kitchen at The Envoy Hotel
Responded on July 26, 2019

Dear 2full2eatanymore, We enjoy hearing from our guests, and we want to thank you for your excellent review. We seek to provide each guest with an outstanding experience, so it is always rewarding to have our hard work acknowledged. We are also delighted that you enjoyed the breakfast we serve. We look forward to your next visit to Outlook Kitchen and Bar. All the best, Josh Glover Restaurant General Manager

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TC
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

The portion was decently small for the price. The steak was also overcooked, and there were a variety of nuts in the salad which were neither described in the menu, not mentioned by the waitress. Overall, the meal still tasted good.

SS
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The menu had a good variety. Food taste was excellent. Wait time was not too long, before being seated. We were hoping to get direct access to the rooftop after dinner which they said we couldn't. Disappointed for sure, having spent over $150 for a fine meal/drinks to not have access to the rooftop but to step out and wait in line again. They should have a min. bill threshold to let people dining have direct access to the rooftop if they don't want everyone abusing this easy access. At least make some positive changes in this regard.

OT
New England
10 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything from the dinner to the rooftop to the waitstaff was top notch! We were greeted by the host, Leo, who was exceptional! The chef stopped by our table, which I loved since I am a true foodie! Food was amazing! The views on the rooftop were spectacular! We had a wonderful evening and can’t wait to return!

OT
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 3

The staff did no receive my reservation, which luckily they weren’t busy but they seemed annoyed at that I claimed to have a reservation but didn’t show in the system. We weren’t asked if we preferred to sit inside or outside and they sat us close to another table when the place was practically empty. Our waters were never refilled and the drink menu was taken away prior to us staying we were finished. The waitress was busy chatting with other staff and didn’t check on us; I could see if it was busy... but it wasn’t. Also, we were celebrating a birthday over brunch and the overall experience was okay. The food however was phenomenal.

C
New England
5 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

I made a lunch reservation for the restaurant at the top of the hotel but they confirmed for street level. This was a goodbye lunch for an associate who was returning to her home in China. So we wanted the city view for her. We got the Crab Shack. The hotel did not make it clear that they’d switched the reservation. They could have bee more explicit when they originally confirmed and explained that the rooftop location wasn’t open at lunch. Their marketing seemed to imply it was. Otherwise I wouldn’t have booked it.

MK
New England
13 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Good food, nice setting. Service was not warm, welcoming or friendly.

MH
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

Very pricey, food was underwhelming for the the price. The rooftop bar is the main attraction, so stick with that. Either way your going to pay a lot.

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

The food wasn’t good and fresh at all. We ordered 3 dishes from the appetizer menu and were very disappointed. Our waiter were never around and we had to keep asking for things from different waiters/waitresses. The receptionists weren’t welcomed and rude. We won’t go back there again!

L
New England
12 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Celebrated my aunts birthday and everything was perfect. Annie was our waitress and she was remarkable! Definitely a great asset to the team.

OT
Minneapolis
6 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 4

The service was very bad, waitress took our order and we never saw her again. I should say we saw her, just not at our table.

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 1

The worst service we received. First off we didn’t get any service for the first 10 min. Then when the waiter took our order, we ordered our meals and coffee. We got our food way before our coffee and had to remind them about the coffee multiple times for them to then go and just grab a thermos of coffee right next to us. Overall the service was extremely poor which is unfortunate because the location is great.

R
New England
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 4

Food was excellent -- the breakfast hash was exceptional with tons of really fresh veggies. The ambiance was great with patios outside and basically shielded from any road noise which is rare in Boston. The service on the other hand was really bad (took ~20 minutes to be greeted after seating, server forgot my OJ, received meal covered in sour cream after asking for none, server's attitude was careless). In Boston, there's enough restaurants that you really can demand great food AND great ambiance AND great service.

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Tehrw was no arrangement for birthday celebration even when I wrote special note plus there was outdoor seating option while reserving but when I went there they mentioned it’s a mistake we don’t take reservation for the same very unpleasant experience. Food quality was bad too server didn’t give silver wares and drinks option properly.

J
New England
2 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 3

Our lamb was slightly undercooked and it was minimal. It was a 38$ meal but we left hungry. Additionally someone else got tacos which had no flavor and were dry. The host was very helpful and friendly. The server was patient when we didn’t know what to order. But the food was subpar and we would not come back for that.

JL
Naples
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The steak was outstanding

EC
New England
2 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Service great and so was food. Raining so could not sit outside but looked very nice

LS
New England
13 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were out to celebrate our daughter being home from NYC. It was my second visit to the Outlook Kitchen (had been there for a yummy lunch) and my family's first visit for dinner.
It is a restaurant and bar with a high energy and the feel of "the place to be in Boston". It is casual and on trend with the scene at the Seaport. If you are looking for quiet, white cloth restaurant with simple or traditional menu items...this is not for you. Perhaps you should select another spot if Granny is with you unless she is fun and trendy.The setting is really open, loud and electric and when we got there for a 7:30 reservation the bar and outside area were jammed. Even with the big crowd, the restaurant honored our open table reservation by seating us immediately.
We are foodies and appreciate inventive menus and creative food presentation. Outlook's menu was perfect for us. We had a hard time deciding what to order because there were so many great choices. We tasted the Blue Hills mussels, tuna tartare on a tostada and watermelon & burrata. All were delicious. Perhaps the best mussels we have ever tasted ....our plates looked like they were licked clean. The meal was off to a great beginning. I can't wait to channel Chef Tatiana and service my version of the watermelon burrata dish this summer since it was so refreshing and presented beautifully .
For entree's we had the chicken, george's bank scallops and red snapper in a banana leaf and the yuca gnocchi with a side of shishito peppers( which comes life at the table). I wish I could remember the exact description of each item how ever they were amazing. Any one of these dishes would be reason enough to run back to Outlook. The gnocchi was so flavorful and delicious. I am not typically a gnocchi fan, however I would order this dish in a heartbeat. The scallops were sweet and fresh on a bed of pea and something puree. The Snapper had soft and crunchy flavors and palate teasers and the chicken was tender and flavorful.

OT
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

We were referred to this restaurant by our hotel concierge, for the view and the jazz brunch on Sunday. As a result, we were able to make a reservation for outdoor seating. We were seated right away, but were disappointed in that there was no view (I think the concierge was confused with the rooftop bar), but even more disappointing was that there was competing music from The Barking Crab that was across the alley. While the music from each place was fine in its own merit, the combination of the two was a big noisy mess. Upon talking with the hostess, it was revealed that it happens every Sunday. While the Seaport area is lovely, given the location of the restaurant patio, it could be confused with any other noisy restaurant corner in Boston. Disappointing.

LT
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Very young crowd, so noisy. Hard to hear each other. Food and service were good, just not the place for 50 something group.

OT
Richmond
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

We had a horrible server. Long waits to order drinks and food. Didn’t check on us at all.

CC
New England
25 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

I took my cousin who was visiting from New York City and she found it very similar to restaurants in the city. We went for dinner in early June. Both of our meals were great- the grilled chicken is consistently excellent. The drinks and food are highly overpriced, but it’s all about the ambiance. It was my second time dining there and I’ll return many more times.

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Food is just not that good, and priced at a premium. Will go elsewhere for future dinners, and Envoy only for drinks.

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 3ambience 3

Laid back service, reservations not very clear that it’s not for roof deck. Overall good food and good environment.

S
New England
31 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 2ambience 4

Too many good restaurants in the area to try this one again. Been three times and disappointed every time. I so badly wanted to like this place as I live next-door, no luck...

OT
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

French toast was amazing!
A good spot for Sunday brunch.

OT
New England
3 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Annie was great-very attentive. Food was delicious

F
New England
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was amazing.
No brunch cocktails before 9:30am

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