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The Café at Taj Boston

404 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
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A Boston landmark for over 55 years, this AAA Four Diamond restaurant features a wall of windows overlooking the ever-changing view of Newbury Street. Enjoy the flexibility of a duel menu featuring Contemporary New England cuisine, as well as authentic Indian.

Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Contemporary American, Indian
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Hours of operation
Breakfast: Monday - Friday, 6:30am – 11:00am
Lunch: Monday – Friday, 11:30am – 2:30pm
Dinner: Monday - Sunday, 5:30pm – 10:30pm
Brunch: Saturday & Sunday, 7am – 2:30pm
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Phone number
(617) 598-5255
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Certified Master Chef Daniel Dumont
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Cross street
Newbury Street
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Parking details
There is also metered parking and garages on nearby streets (Newbury Street,Boylston Street & Charles Street).

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Public transit
Green Line - Arlington
Beer, Cafe, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 404 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.2  based on recent ratings
Noise · Quiet
73% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on October 13, 2017

We went on the weekend to Boston with my family and choose Taj Cafe for what we read in open table. Food was good we had the watermelon gazpacho and salmon (was really good) and Burguer for kids
But the service was not good. Waitresses seem to be tired (I can understand) but when we asked for an additional seat they just throug one set of knife and fork and that was it, then we asked for a proper seat (that something unacceptable in one plane like this) however we said don't worry. Then our waitress was pushing a lot, trying to make us order something we did not want. At the end he was insisting with a dessert that we said no but at the end he brought two ice cream for the kids (I told him please no because they are sick) but he did not care and brought them any way, when I told him please take them away he insisted and left them on the table and made us understand that it was a courtesy so we ended up eating them but he charged us
we did not like that pushing service when we are dining and specially someone that don't listen. It is not that he charged us but is not good don't listen and trying to do what they wanted and no what customer order and pay for

vipNancy (New England)
2.0  Dined on October 8, 2017

Have been to Taj many times. This time we sat at our table for 15 minutes before any menus were brought to us. Service was slow and orders were not brought out at the same time. We also had a small child with us and needed a high chair and it was brought out to us and was dirty so asked for another one. Food it usually good but I felt the wait staff was not very attentive had to ask for coffee refills

vipkenb (New England)
5.0  Dined on October 6, 2017

The cafe is still intimate and pleasant..michael the server was great and steered us to a great dinner and Jason the maitre d came to make sure we were was great!

sscole (Richmond)
5.0  Dined on September 3, 2017

Great as always! One of my favorite places for breakfast in the city.

OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined on August 25, 2017

The food had one note.. thats butter. Its pricey for the quality and service offered.

77mtvernon (New England)
4.0  Dined on August 23, 2017

As usual, a lovely place to take friends from out of town: excellent and professional service, decent portions, interesting Indo-Bostonian menu, plenty of room between tables, quiet. And having the Public Garden across the street gives the opportunity for a pre- or post-lunch stroll.

vipGlobalTresspasser (New England)
4.0  Dined on August 7, 2017

We have had a delicious Indian meal at the Taj Cafe on four different evenings, sometimes early, sometimes later. The noise level is very reasonable, so conversation is easy. The service is excellent, as one would expect in the Taj hotel. We have never tried the Western items on the menu, but all of the Indian dishes are delicious. Given the location, prices for food are reasonable, although the wine is as over-priced as it is in other Back Bay restaurants.

vipRalph (New England)
5.0  Dined on July 28, 2017

Food was great! Service was awesome as well especially with Michael who was such a lovely professional waiter to have. Our wedding anniversary was beautifully spent at Taj Café.

merwansgirl (New Orleans)
5.0  Dined on July 20, 2017

We informed the restaurant that we were celebrating a special occasion and they did not disappoint. A beautiful dessert was delivered complete with birthday candles and without the embarrassing birthday song. We had a window table to afford some people watching and the service was just perfect--quick, efficient and unintrusvve.

vipDSKramer (Miami)
5.0  Dined on July 9, 2017

This was a last minute decision, and what a treat in all aspects. The host is so warm and accommodating.
Our server was very attentive to the vegan at the table. After ordering, the chef informed him that there was butter in the entree selected.
Our server came right out and offered alternatives.
Our meal was creative and very tasty!
Loved the entire experience!

vipTomT (Austin)
3.0  Dined on July 7, 2017

Not what you expect from a Taj... maybe a Denny's, but you get better service at a Denny's.

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on July 4, 2017

It was hot. They had fans to cool people scattered around but not very effective. One sun drape was not working.

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on June 25, 2017

It was our family dinner, we enjoyed food ,atmosphere was great ,love to come again

vipOpenTable Diner (Orlando)
5.0  Dined on June 11, 2017

Charlie is our favorite waiter, he always treats us like VIP's!

OpenTable Diner (New England)
2.0  Dined on May 20, 2017

The cafe used to be the place to go for good Indian food when this hotel was owned by Tata group, now its a privately owned and the food quality has dropped significantly. We have been regular at this place for past 4 years but this time India food was really bad. Wont be going here again!!

vipOpenTable Diner (Orlando)
5.0  Dined on May 20, 2017

Charlie is the best! We look be him! - Kevin and Karin

Dania (New England)
1.0  Dined on May 19, 2017

worst experience ever, service is bad, my cousin has an allergy to nuts and we made sure that the waiter know and specifically ask for orders that doesn't contain nuts , and he recommended some , but still she got an allergic reaction !! I ran with her to the pharmacy to get her an epinephrine pen and instead of apologizing to the rest of the party , they acted like nothing happened , they even made us pay the full amount of the bill !
never ever think of going there again

OpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  Dined on May 19, 2017

We visited the Cafe frequently when it was part of the Ritz. Our dining pattern changed and this was the first visit to the Cafe at the Taj. It was an outstanding experience: the ambiance was perfect, the service was impeccable (thank you, Robin) and the food was delightful. We are looking forward to our next visit. The Cafe at the Taj has to be the optimum place for pre/post theater or concert dining.

vipOpenTable Diner (Orlando)
5.0  Dined on May 14, 2017

We love Charlie and the staff at the TAJ! The Best!

OpenTable Diner (New England)
3.0  Dined on May 9, 2017

Noisy, slow and bland.

Screaming children.

The Indian menu seemed promising a year ago but what had obtained is flavorless and completely lacking in spice.

$18 for a minute glass of house wine is far too much.

The room itself is nice.