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The Café at Taj Boston

4.2
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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Cuisines
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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Neighborhood
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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
Additional
Beer, Cafe, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 404 People Are Saying
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4.2  based on recent ratings
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4.1
service
4.2
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3.6
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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on December 29, 2017

Good stuff

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vipGGirl (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on December 26, 2017

Attentive and friendly service - best part of the dining experience. Food was tasty but not outstanding. VERY small portions. Did not live up to expectations - - expected something special given the price.

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OpenTable Diner (New England)
3.0  Dined on December 25, 2017

Very disappointed. We loved the restaurant last year for Christmas dinner. This year was very different. Poor service with an arrogant server. Very slow. Food was mediocre. Will go somewhere else next year.

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vipOpenTable Diner (New England)
4.0  Dined on December 24, 2017

Everything was fine except for the service. Omg, we practically had to get down on our knees to beg for a water refill. Finally the people at the next table (in a different waitstaff zone) told their water-pourer that we needed some too, since they noticed we had been trying unsuccessfully to catch our waitstaff's attention for around 15 minutes. Note to self: next time come prepared with our own water bottles! (p.s. I checked off "good for romantic dinner" because you certainly don't have to worry about overly solicitous waitstaff interrupting anything!)

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vipBermudaJ (San Diego)
5.0  Dined on December 23, 2017

The service and food were excellent. Our server Michael was outstanding!

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vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on December 21, 2017

Amazing food and exceptional customer service experience!! I dine here frequently and I am never disappointed!

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GracieFS (Miami)
4.0  Dined on December 20, 2017

Our guest wanted a burger, which was not on the menu, but it was not a problem. It was also delicious. My husband and I like to go there because I can enjoy the Indian food while he has traditional favorites such as the clam chowder. It's a warm and pleasant environment, and it's easy to have a conversation as the noise level is low.

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vipChristopher (New England)
3.0  Dined on December 16, 2017

Service level has dropped here over the years. The waitstaff looks ancient, inattentive, and lazy. Food is always good, but mix the high prices with the poor service, and it does not seem worth it anymore.

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vipMaryEllenTSouthend (New England)
5.0  Dined on December 16, 2017

Best eggs Benedict in town.

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viplikegoodfood (New England)
5.0  Dined on December 15, 2017

Lovely s always

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OpenTable Diner (New England)
4.0  Dined on December 5, 2017

The food was incredibly good, even though the service was not. The tikka masala and the biryani were both amazing.

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vipOpenTable Diner (New England)
1.0  Dined on December 3, 2017

So utterly disappointing! The decor is very dilapidated and had nothing magnificent at all about it. I ordered the Lucknow Murgh Biryani and for a staggering $28 I got a half-plateful of very average fare. I have had better food in hole-in-the-wall places in Dallas and Chicago. No pickle, no proper relish or accessory items. Not even a lassi or salty drink to escort the measly entree. Bah!

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vipDrDave (New England)
2.0  Dined on December 2, 2017

Our waiter mostly ignored us, didn't take our food order, left the wine bottle on our table for so long that finally I asked the maitre d' for the check and said this must just be a bad night, at which point he took over as our waiter and things got better (not great but better). Good vegetarian Indian dishes, and some very nice wines, though!

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vipSandy (New England)
4.0  Dined on December 2, 2017

I miss the cobalt blue water goblets on the table! It warmed the room!

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Leslie (New England)
5.0  Dined on December 1, 2017

Great food, great service, great location with a view of Newbury Street. Thank you!

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on November 29, 2017

As a long time Taj customer, I once again found my dinner experience (and stay) excellent AND consistent. The change in ownership does not seem to have affected the customer experience in either direction- kudos!!

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vipBrookliner (New England)
4.0  Dined on November 29, 2017

Cobb salad and naan were delicious -- service was excellent.

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RSKrishnan (Birmingham)
1.0  Dined on November 11, 2017

Probably the worst Indian food in town though it’s billed as an Indian restaurant.
This does NOT live up to the Taj Group’s reputation. Vastly overpriced too.

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KnSr (New England)
5.0  Dined on November 4, 2017

Excellent service from not just our waiter, but the assistant and the maitre'd as well. Besides the standard contemporary American items, the restaurant has a selection of Indian dishes -- we had the chicken tikka masala and seafood curry, which were excellent. Very good wine list and cocktails as well.

Most of the customers appeared to be hotel guests -- this restaurant should be better known among locals.

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vipWolfgangTravels (Miami)
4.0  Dined on October 20, 2017

Had a craving for Indian food. Great service. Delicious food. Elegant and peaceful environment, Thank you Mr. GEBREHIWOT for the attentive service and continuous smile.

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