Online reservations at Sunday Brunch at Taj Boston can only be made directly on their website.
The pictures shown made me think this was a lovely rooftop restaurant. The truth is far from this. The wall around the restaurant is so high that you can only see the sky and not the city. Only one side with a few tables faces the Boston Garden and the rest of the views are nothing to see. The cost is extremely high for the quality of food. For $90 you can get an omelette, a slice of roast beef, and selections from chafing dishes that could be at any low rent chain hotel. A total rip-off. With tip $245 for two without drinks. Ridiculous.
My husband and I went to the Raj right after we married and we picked a beautiful Sunday. Granted, this is a pricey brunch however for a special occasion such as ours, it was worth it. You pay for the outstanding views, the good food, and the endless Rose. We had a great time!
Much better than last April. The last time we were there, the place was freezing, as the heat had failed. This time it was much better. The food selection while nice, has been "trimmed" considerably from the past. It used to be a "grand buffet". Now it has become very over priced. The service from Tony & crew has always been top notch & still is. They do have concern that the experience has been really "dumbed" down, which sadly, is true. Unlike most time we've been there the place was really quite empty. Last year, it was much better. Check past reviews & judge for yourself. Basically the price has climbed to about $218 for 2 people. This does include the gratuity, but still that's really quite steep for what you get. Our next try will be the Café Fleuri. We ate there years ago & remember it was excellent. The view from the Taj rooftop is outstanding, but the grandeur of the brunch seems to be waning. I'm hoping the "new" owners read these reviews. If you don't step it back up, you'll lose fans like us! We'll be back in early November for our final brunch for the season. We hope NOT to be disappointed.
90/pp for mediocre food. I was very unimpressed- go to the Taj restaurant on the ground floor which has great Indian food.
We were cheated! We ordered a bottle of wine. At the end of the meal a server pored the last of the bottle, not equal amounts and said that he would "top off" my glass. When the bill was provided we were charged for one brunch without the wine fee and the other with a charge for it. $20.00 for one quarter of a glass. Also, the bill included an 18% service charge! There is no mention of a required tip in the limited menu.
Bad service, so so food, and very bad gratuity policy.
We dine at the Taj about once a month. This's ends it.
The Sunday Brunch is the best! The food selection is vat and the quality is superb! The service is impeccable and the view is the best around!
We came for the view, but we were delighted with the wide selections of the buffet. We happened to be seated at the side of the restaurant overlooking Boston Commons, but noticed that the majority of the tables in the restaurant do not offer such nice view. Food wise, we especially enjoyed the raw bar and the roast beef from the carving table. One thing we were displeased about is the bill they gave us. It did not match the online pricing we saw advertising by the hotel in the Boston Magazine: $84 per adult with champagne, $74 without. We were charged with $89 per person even though we had turned down the drinks. The manager gave us a 12% discount after we complaint. I really think that they should post the price of the Sunday brunch on the hotel's website; nobody likes to be blindsided.
not worth the price
We had had much nicer brunches.
It was a beautiful brunch overlooking Boston. The food was delicious.
The service was lovely, and the food was good - but it's such AWFUL value that I cannot recommend this experience to others. The room is not very attractive, looks shabby and tired, and whilst the food selection was nice, nothing about it was worth $218 for two (that's without any alcohol; we declined the "free"'glass of wine that's included in the price, but had to pay for it anyway. It was not free when the brunch is $89 a head). Service is charged at 15.5% rather than left to the diner to add, and whilst I would not dream of not paying a gratuity, I'd rather add it myself (and I would have added 20% because the servers do a good job). I wish I had made myself eggs at home. It's such a shame because the Taj is a lovely hotel and I would recommend it highly, just not what feels like a very cynical take on brunch.