Online reservations at The Café at Taj Boston can only be made directly on their website.
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
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
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 happy..food was great!
Great as always! One of my favorite places for breakfast in the city.
The food had one note.. thats butter. Its pricey for the quality and service offered.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
Not what you expect from a Taj... maybe a Denny's, but you get better service at a Denny's.
It was hot. They had fans to cool people scattered around but not very effective. One sun drape was not working.
It was our family dinner, we enjoyed food ,atmosphere was great ,love to come again
Charlie is our favorite waiter, he always treats us like VIP's!
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!!
Charlie is the best! We look be him! - Kevin and Karin
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
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.
We love Charlie and the staff at the TAJ! The Best!
Noisy, slow and bland.
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.