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About The Café at Taj Boston
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.
Boston, MA 02116
Contemporary American, Indian
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
$31 to $50
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
There is also metered parking and garages on nearby streets (Newbury Street,Boylston Street & Charles Street).
Green Line - Arlington
Certified Master Chef Daniel Dumont
Beer, Cafe, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
The Café at Taj Boston Ratings and Reviews
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!
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!
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.
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
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.
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!
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!!
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.
I love the Taj's cafe being the old Ritz becasue it has class, ambience and a softness in its decor. The brunches are lovely and very good. The special days that I have attened including Thanksgiving has always been wonderful.
Thank you for this gem that has not been transfixed by ugly decor and a cheap facade!
The food was fabulous. I dined with my family for breakfast on Easter Sunday. We had last minute change of plans and needed a place for breakfast on short notice. We found they had an opening on Open Table and they had great reviews so we booked it. We were not disappointed. We arrived a few minutes late, but were able to valet parked the car and were seated right away. They had a variety of breakfast items to choose from. The service was professional. What you'd expect from a downtown Boston hotel restaurant. The hotel is adjacent to the Boston Commons, so we walked around after eating. It was a perfect Easter morning. I would recommend dining here, the location, food and service was great.
Service was slow and inattentive (it took 20 minutes to get the toast that was supposed to arrive with my breakfast). The $17 Bloody Mary was basically a (fairly small) glass of tomato juice. The techno-pop music being piped in I suppose appeals to millennials, but was off-putting to me (and clashed with an otherwise elegant atmosphere). There are many restaurants in Boston where one can pay top-dollar and get excellent service and food--this place charges exorbitant prices and provides a thoroughly disappointing experience.
We went to the Cafe since we had a dressy event afterwards and it seemed like a good place to go nearby. The food was actually very good, although very expensive. Service was mostly fine, except the person who greeted us as we arrived was a bit rude, and we waited at the table for a bit too long before anyone offered a drink. One expects more perfection in such a venue! The filet mignon was delicious.
Food was very good and presentation was well done. We have ordered both American and Indian selections and were both delicious. Their Banana Crème Brulee was a bit different. It didn't have the traditional custard texture but was tasty. Restaurant wasn't that busy on a Saturday evening but our server was. Will definitely come back.
We had an excellent meal! The oysters were perfection, the gnocchi were the lightest and fluffiest we have had in a long time. The tuna app had so many different layers of flavors. The salmon was cooked perfectly! I have allergies and had no problems!! Very professional service! Well worth the cost!
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