Rochambeau

4.4
430 Reviews
$31 to $50
French

About

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 430 people are saying
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vipCherokeeLola
New England
14 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything about Rochambeau is superb, from the food to the waitstaff to the ambiance!

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alyssah
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Could not recommend this restaurant enough! I went with a group of 6 people, so we got to try a lot of the menu. Beautiful decor and ambiance. Our serve was very delightful and everything we ordered was delicious. Highly recommend the chicken liver mousse, steak tartare, coussulet and roasted duck. Will absolutely be returning to this establishment.

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ChrisW
New England
8 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We went for New years day brunch. Excellent menu and service. Bucket of bubbles was a hit. Brunch selections were varied and all quite good. Would certainly go back for a din er or another brunch.

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vipGigiWrite
New England
8 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The steak frites and french onion soup here were AMAZING! Will definitely be going back for both of those!

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glen
New England
20 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall4food2service3ambience3

Filet and duck were both overcooked

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cool, funky vibe with great drinks and food. Our server, Makenzie could not have been better. Superb service. I highly recommend

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great, my only flag is that they sat us super close to other tables so it was less intimate with my date than expected

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vipBosDiner
New England
20 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Fun restaurant & great food.

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vipXander
New England
2 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was spot, atmosphere was fun, and service was great.

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StevenM
New England
18 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Holiday get together with our neighbor. Was a great time and delicious dinner.

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vipFoodie
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Christmas Eve dinner

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything from service to drinks to dinner to dessert was exceptional. McKenzie paid extra attention to detail and was an excellent server. Great selection of French wines and the food all delicious. Definitely recommend for a romantic night or any occasion if you’re around for a fun time!

HJ
HappyJon
New England
26 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

A good servicable french restaurant whose parts do not equal the whole. The food was good - but unexceptional for the price. The server was too attentive to the point of being annoying. The ambiance is good for gathering. There is good energy level in the restaurant. The menu is interesting. Nothing we had was bad. Overall there are better places to spend $150 for dinner for two.

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Macc
New England
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Rochambeau was better than expected the food was good. Our waitress Emily was exceptional !! Very attentive and advised us on our selections. The noise level was a bit high. Other than that I would definitely return!! Also drinks were very good!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We sat at bar for around 10 mins and no one acknowledged us (no menus no water and no hello) so we left

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MorganD
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time and will absolutely be back! Service was a great pace (we didn’t feel rushed or like the restaurant was crazy busy at all), the food was fantastic, and the ambiance is lovely! We already have picked out what we want to try next time we go!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful experience at Romchambeau! From arrival to the service and oh the food!! Bruno was spectacular. Thank you!

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Gigi
New England
17 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server, Alyssa, was awesome - friendly, professional and competent. She definitely added to an already great brunch.

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OpenTable Diner
Naples
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Large portions and excellent

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bruno is the best waiter we’ve ever had

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vipDevinR
New England
8 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall2food5service1ambience5

Great food, horrible service. Do not come here if you have any sort of time constraint. We waited an hour and a half to have only soup (not our goal). Ended up taking our entrees to go because they took so long and we had somewhere to be. Cocktails took almost 30 minutes to arrive, and after having our soups our entrees also took almost another 40 minutes. By the time they came we asked for them to go because we had another engagement. By the way, one was steak tartare which ostensibly has no cook time.

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vipLynnD
New England
7 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

i can’t tell you anything as we had a reservation- gave our table to another couple- and we sat at bar. For 20 mins the bar staff stood at opposite end of bar, passes as twice, never acknowledged us, nor wiped bar or said “one moment please” They were not so busy just seemingly disinterested. We left

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
36 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

The host was accommodating with our booth request to social distance with the rest. We felt safe. The service was wonderful. The food was the delicious and the cocktails were strong and tasty. The space us beautiful and we enjoy our overall experience as usual. It's our new favorite French restaurant in the city.

MJ
vipMJCampbell
New England
24 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite restaurants in the Back Bay, or in Boston, for both family and business events. The menu is great, the wine list is great, the service is great and the food NEVER disappoints.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, service, value

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vipscott
New England
3 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic meal and really warm and efficient service. Love the ambiance and the food was fantastic.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bruno our waiter was awesome! Great service and tasty food. Loved the bucket of bubbles.

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LisaT
New England
6 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

C’est magnifique ! Happy to be back at our favorite restaurant! Rochambeau has great cuisine and ambiance! Thank you to team !

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vipTKV1025
New England
3 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience2

bartender was nice , but service was terrible . she broke my water glass and i had to ask for another one almost ten minutes later . she also sprayed my food and drinks with her cleaning spray as she broke the bar down in the middle of our meal . food came out cold and although we requested to have our appetizers before our mains , everything came out together … bright lights came on during our dessert so we took the hint but felt very unwelcome and extremely rushed . not a good evening at all …

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Taylor
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was delicious, would definitely return!

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MarieL
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We chose to do Thanksgiving a little different this year, and Rochambeau proved to be a great choice from the food to the service. Our meals varied from the veal to the Cod and each was impeccable.

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vipPaulaC
London
17 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

We were there for Thanksgiving. The food was actually surprisingly good. But our server was pretty bad considering the level of restaurant- he actually seemed as if we were bothering him.

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Evan
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Some items on the menu were great, while escargot was underwhelming.

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vipydontugolf
New England
3 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely made our anniversary something special and I night to remember. Amazing service and complimentary champagne! Highly recommend

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vipBackBayArtist
New England
30 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

It was very noisy!

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vipHighlyrecommend
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant staff at the maitre’d front desk were wonderful! We initially had a party of 6, including a couple who came with a toddler, and the staff thoughtfully showed their stroller and set them up with a high chair. Then 2 additional colleagues decided to join us at the last minute, and even though the restaurant clearly had to fit in several large parties that night, the staff cheerfully moved us to a larger table so we didn’t have to squeeze everyone in uncomfortably —so kind and accommodating, such great customer service! The server was also attentive and patient and efficient, and the food was delicious… everyone was very happy with our dining experience at Rochambeau!

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vipDavidM
New England
20 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always.

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Aloha24
New England
5 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

The food was very good. They had all the traditional French dishes (French onion soup, escargot, creme brûlée , etc) & other variations. The ambivalence/vibe was like a Parisian cafe/restaurant. The restaurant is deceptively large.
It had romantic lighting which means low lighting which caused some issues reading the menu or going up the flight of stairs to the main restaurant area.
The service was very good. It was a Saturday night so they were quite busy & still provided good service overall.

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vipShaSha
New York Area
37 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great meal with friends. Our server, Jack gave us the perfect amount of attention and was able to anticipate our needs. A terrific server! Loved our spacious booth in the second floor.

FAQs

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

Rochambeau is rated 4.4 stars by 430 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.