Rochambeau

4.5
324 Reviews
$31 to $50
French
Rochambeau in Boston’s Back Bay neighborhood is a French Brasserie
that spans two floors, with a a full service cafe attached. The restaurant and bar at Rochambeau serves loaded lunch, brunch and dinner menus with dishes from Executive Chef Phil Lewis. The bar program consists of specialty crafted cocktails, draft and bottled beers, as well as a carefully curated wine list.

The cafe at Rochambeau operates from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., with light fare and La Colombe coffee. Dishes include quiche, breakfast burritos made with crepes instead of tortillas, tartines, salads, sandwiches, and pastries.

Located in the heart of Back Bay on Boylston Street, Rochambeau offers a wide variety of menus from 7am-2am on a daily basis. Just one block away from the famous Newbury Street with easy access to the Hynes and Copley Square T stops, Rochambeau is sure to be your new favorite French Restaurant for morning snacks, brunch, lunch, dinner, and cocktai

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
  • 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 324 people are saying
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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall1food3service1ambience1

Waiter poured coffee in my purse. Manager gave me free dessert. Would have been better if she had run our drinks instead of walking by them twice… instead we watched them sit on the bar until we already had our food for ten minutes. Food is fine, but not worth the terrible service.

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vipEthanF
Louisville
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best restaurants in Boston!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for my husband’s birthday. The service and food were fantastic. We were very pleased with this restaurant and can’t wait to go again! We highly recommend this place!

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice but overly loud hard to talk with the people I was with

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Our reservation was at 2:45. We waited 15 minutes before getting seated & then was told they only serve cocktails 3-4. This should of been told to us before we sat down.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience1

We arrived with a reservation right when the restaurant opened only to be seated at a dirty table full of crumbs and food. Being the only ones in the restaurant at that time we were seated elsewhere. Our waitress, Sophie, was awful. She only refilled our water upon our request, which ended up being once because the entirety of the stay she was nowhere to be found. We had someone in our party with an allergy who requested avocado on their eggs Benedict since they could not have salmon, and the avocado never came. Even after we asked again after waiting to eat our food. She never came back to ensure we got it, which we did not. We tried to find her to let her know, she was distracted chatting with the bar tender as we waited with empty plates. Other people came to clear the area and deliver complimentary desserts which was a nice touch but did not do anything but make things worse as it prolonged the horrible service experience. The food was good but bad service does not sit well with me, especially when the restaurant is not crowded. So my family friends and I will not be returning here.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

LOVE THIS PLACE. Amazing food, great way to experience French cuisine for 1st timers. Gluten-free, vegan, soy-free, dairy free, vegetarian friendly if that’s your vibe but the meat dishes are also superb. Everyone from the hosts to our waitress, Sarah Catherine, to the bartender we’re so lovely and friendly and approachable and not in that creepy robotic way that some restaurants push lmao

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SusanC
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delish! Highly recommend. The barrata ravioli was to die for. Yum!!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service! Got my usual table further back near the Pru to get away from the road noise and it was very pleasant, just like always.

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James9
Charleston
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience1

Service was very slow. We read the online menu which did not make clear
Brunch vs. Dinner. The server took our order but waited a half hour before
telling us what we ordered was not available at brunch.

Outdoor ambiance was loud and busy, while food delivery was slow.
The food was salty and definitely overpriced. While presenting itself as a quality
French restaurant it is simply a tourist trap.

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JuliaP
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Had a lovely brunch outside. Drinks and food were good, especially the coffee, French onion soup, and profiteroles. Had a minor mishap in regards to a missing egg and they handled it really well. Not only did the manager come over to apologize (which was all we felt was necessary) but they threw in a dessert on the house which was really above and beyond. Definitely felt like they genuinely felt bad about the mistake and corrected. Would recommend to anyone looking for a nice brunch.

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MichelleF
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I had the French omelette with roasted vegetables which was basic breakfast fare. It was outstanding and I highly recommend trying it.

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MarinadelRay
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my birthday dinner … loved the ambience … chic and romantic. Dinner was amazing! We had the oysters on a half shell, foie gras, gnocchi and for our main meals the cod and pork chop. Everything was cooked perfectly. Our server was attentive and had a great sense of humor. Overall, a fantastic birthday dinner!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall1food4service1ambience1

Good food, but very poor service which made it harder to have enjoyable meal. Service was disorganized from the start. We had an outdoor reservation and it then started raining expectedly which is no fault of the restaurant. However, we were the only table outside without an umbrella cover and when it started raining nobody came out to check on us. When we asked, we were told there were no indoor tables and were never offered to move even as we saw plenty of people leaving. When an outdoor table with an umbrella finally opened, we had to move ourselves. Obvious tensions between wait staff, runners and kitchen. Several forgotten drink orders, and waited an hour and a half for food. No complementary drink or dessert offer. Clearly there are staffing issues due to COVID, unfortunately might be a long while before we come back if ever.

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vipeggy
New England
157 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Interesting food. Excellent wine selections.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience2

Service was awful. Total amateur hour.

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vipEllenC
New England
19 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

My third time here + I still love it. Good food and drinks, excellent service, fun atmosphere! We’ll be back!

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TinyTerror
New England
11 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Our waiter Bruno was excellent. My food was cold when delivered and not good. Not a good value. Will not return

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vipVanessa
New England
14 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Rochambeau’s entire dining experience from check-in, to the bar (shout out to Sophia, the kind and talented bartender that made the most delicious French 75 I’ve ever tasted) to dinner service, the entire evening was amazing! I could eat their warm fresh baguette, grilled carrots, and lemon chicken tagine for the rest of my life - so delicious. Thanks for an unforgettable evening, Rochambeau, I’ll definitely be back.

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viplaras
New England
8 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Rochambeau is literally my favorite restaurant in the Back Bay. I am regular and have never ever been disappointed. The food is consistently superb, the service friendly and professional and the ambiance just perfect.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I dined outside with our two boys last night and we had a great meal. The food was excellent: French onion soup, roasted chicken, charcuterie, gnocchi all very good. The highlight was Bruno, our Brazilian waiter who had us laughing and provided excellent service.

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Ale1
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Portions are *tiny*. $14 plate of just arugula is outrageous.

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vipfoodlover
Salt Lake City
18 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved our experience at Rochambeau! Our waiter Bruno was excellent and so personable. Our party of 4 had delicious selections from the brunch menu. We all commented on how cool the second floor decor was and what a great ambiance it creates. We will look forward to our next visit.

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Poortime
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Had to wait for over an hour after our reservation time. Poor service, long wait for food and brought the appetizer and meal all at once

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Rochambeau
New England
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bruno was amazing! Our food was phenomenal and we had a wonderful time. Things are a bit expensive but it was so worth it! I'll definitely be coming back.

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vipDejan
New England
34 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Appetizers and the main courses were delicious. However, the deserts should be better (profiteroles weren’t fresh and chocolate was bitter/sour) for the price.
Also, for the price, the restrooms should be clean and toilet seats shouldn’t fall apart and such.
The service was great and the ambience as well.

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vipamydw
New England
24 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great menu, server and ambiance! love the outdoor dining!

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ErinnS
New England
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service.

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vipPetra
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect. Thank you for a great dinning experience!

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vipHudson
New England
25 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

We ate outside, which was very nice, although there was a good amount of road noise. We had a wonderfully pleasant waiter named Bruco, who was really a delight. The food was superb (tagine, cauliflower steak, salad) as were the cocktails. The prices were high (true of many restaurants right now), but the portions were generous-- so reasonable value. Will definitely go back.

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JCocktostone
New England
8 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal, great menu, pleasant service, nice outdoor dining area. We'll be back!

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vipGeorge
New England
2 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great outdoor space. Cozy modern interior. Great food and drinks.

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vipMaureenM
New England
20 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter Bruno was great. Quality service and wonderful food.

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MarissaR
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

The food was delicious. I booked this restaurant solely for the Steak Tartare which was just as good as any Tartare I have had in France. Loved the Art Deco decor and good cocktail menu. Music was a little loud but not a major problem

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vipFrequentdiner
New England
15 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They have done a good job with the outdoor seating.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really nice for outdoor dining. We were well-spaced away from others and away from traffic. It was quiet and pleasant for conversing and enjoying the meal.

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PinarD
London
8 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food great ambiance great friendly people

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vipPaulM
Charleston
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service from Bruno.

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vipMideco
New England
53 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding! Inspired cocktails for the adults and mock tails for the teens. All dishes were spectacular. We started with escargot and burrata salad. They brought gluten free bread with the regular bread without us asking (such a nice touch and really appreciated). Steak Frittes, Moules Frittes and duck were all five stars. I could not stop raving at the perfection of the mussels … texture and taste. We were seated upstairs and service was great. You go in knowing you are investing in a great meal and Rochambeau delivers!

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BMil
New England
2 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fantastic meal, fantastic service from all the staff. Will absolutely be back soon.

FAQs

Rochambeau offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (617) 247-0400.

Rochambeau is rated 4.5 stars by 324 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.