Rochambeau

4.4
402 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 402 people are saying
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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, service, value

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vipscott
New England
2 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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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 !

TK
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
1 review
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
28 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
19 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always.

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Aloha24
Yosemite
3 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
36 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.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
19 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall3food4service5ambience3

The food and the service were both wonderful.
The tables are a bit too close even for non-pandemic times.
The couple next to us were having a huge fight, had the tables been further apart it would have felt less awkward.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
7 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Server spilled water all over table, took away place settings and had to be asked for replacements. Steak way over cooked and server returned with flashlight to challenge me. So much for customer is always right as if I wanted to wait and eat my entree after my friends finished their meals. Appetizers and table shares were excellent.

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Vix7
London
5 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Good: tasty well presented food, lovely seating options, sweet girl on front of house.
Bad: inattentive and sassy waiting service. Training is desperately needed.

JB
JenniferB
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brunch was awesome and very reasonably priced. Nice mimosa special with a bottle of champagne and several juices.

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vipYasmeenM
New England
5 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great location in the city, great food, nice server, and the ambiance was lovely

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vipAnonymous
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience1

The hostess and management team here were some of the rudest I've experienced. A few people from our party contracted COVID and we tried to cancel the reservation for safety, given we had all been in close contact with the infected individuals and figured it was better to be safe than sorry. The restaurant told us that since we were cancelling less than 3 hours in advance, we would incur a $25 charge per person despite the fact that there were medical reasons we didn't think we should be in public. When we got to the restaurant, it was empty but they still had us wait 30 minutes for our table. We tried cancelling again at that point given the wait, but they said the $25 charge would still hold (and could give no reason why they would not seat us even though there were plenty of empty tables). I will never go here again.

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vipLulu
New England
5 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience. Hostess was great about seating our party early, server was outstanding, and food/drink was delicious. Will return!

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AvidDiner
New England
7 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Our server was amazing. The food was all very good - the only reason I'm rating as 4 stars is because the sweet item we ordered for the table to share (chocolate waffle) was very dense. All the savory items were phenomenal - and next time I think we'll just order the blueberry crepes instead! We were celebrating a birthday and they really knocked it out of the park. Thank you!

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vipAndylima
New England
7 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience5

Hostess took almost 10 minutes to seat us, table wasn’t wiped clean with crumbs everywhere and it took another 15 minutes for a waitress to greet us! Food was descent and ambiance was nice…

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Leanna
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall3food1service2ambience2

The place looks very nice but I was disappointed with the quality of the food.

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Funtime12345
New England
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Good food. Servers are very rushed to take plates away rather than offer a French etiquette

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LW21
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience4

Ambiance was good and the drinks were fun, however our server was quite rude and we felt unwelcome at the restaurant.

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vipclairewms15
Dallas
22 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall1food4service1ambience1

Our reservation was for 8:30 pm, and we were seated at 9:45 pm. I have never been seated so late after my reservation. At 9:30 pm, they gave us some complimentary onion dip - which honestly was too little too late. Especially in these labor shortage times, I am very understanding of service issues while dining, but this appeared to be a circumstance of overbooking which made it very frustrating.

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vipKishanM
New England
6 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bruno was amazing! Excellent service, and great brunch!

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SHWI
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, superb service, lovely ambiance! The duck was excellent.

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vipBosDiningDude
San Francisco
29 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Solid food, good service (though a bit fussy). Really too loud though; talking business was near impossible and a romantic dinner would be truly unpleasant. This is the place you go with your loud friends from out of town I guess.

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Mand
New England
38 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely loved this restaurant! It felt chic, hip, but also had an old school Parisienne feel and I really felt like I was in Paris! I ordered the Escargot and the Steak Frites - both were simple, and perfectly executed. Food I want to eat! Solid cocktails too. Will definitely be back.

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VCope
New England
6 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I'm a tough critic, but I was impressed! While celebrating my friend's birthday at a local spa, we were making dinner plans. A woman we met at the spa recommended Rochambeau. She hadn't eaten there but had heard good things, so we decided to take a chance. And, we are so glad that we did! The ambiance, service, and food were exceptional. We will be dining there again, even when the only thing to celebrate is a great meal with friends.

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muggy
New England
4 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

great food and fun atmosphere, will visit again when in Boston!

DB
vipDutchBuck
New England
82 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The room was so dark we had to use our phones to read the menu. We were not offered a wine list, just a short list of wines by the glass on a sheet of paper describing their cocktails. Both the appetizers and main dishes arrived very quickly, which is nice for the appetizers but made us feel rushed when the main dishes were delivered while we were finishing the first course. The escargot appetizer has a good traditional garlic/parsley/butter taste but the snails themselves were very chewy as if they’d spent way too much time under the heat lamp. The entrees were fine although we could not see or taste any evidence of artichokes in the spinach and artichoke ravioli. There are several good French restaurants in Boston and we had hoped this one could be added to the list.

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AllieM
Charleston
9 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a delicious and lovely brunch on Saturday morning. The service was friendly but professional and the food was heat. I strongly recommend the avocado toast with fried egg and the grapefruit mimosa. Great way to start the weekend! And my son loved the duck hash.

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OpenTable Diner
Montreal
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Bruno made our day! I don’t think we’ve ever had such great service at a restaurant. At least four people came to our table to make sure we were happy. Our server, Bruno, was incredibly kind, honest, funny, but not overbearing. The food was phenomenal, but we will be back to hang out with Bruno!

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vipChristineD
New England
2 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

We were sat for our reservation over 20 minutes after the reservation time. They were clearly understaffed and overwhelmed. My cocktail came after our food arrived, but the food was very good.

CB
vipChrisB
Chicago
27 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Côte de Beouf for 2 served in a cast iron pan with asparagus, mushrooms, mashed potatoes, and popovers can’t be beat!

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vipCMaria
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Ordered steak frites and it was good. Nothing extraordinary. The creme brûlée was on a graham cracker that made the whole thing seem store-bought. Also, it was not warm. Waitress was very nice. The wine was NOT good. Their French wines by the glass were sweet even when they said they were dry. I tried two different types and did not like. They need better selection. Should not be selling these sweet wines

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vipColleenF
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is phenomenal!! The drinks are artisan but the vibe is down-to-earth. And the food is divine!

FAQs

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

Rochambeau is rated 4.4 stars by 402 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.