Overall was a good brunch. Great atmosphere, food was average though nothing special. Primary complaint was the service. The runner brought our food out in a timely manner, but our own server was inattentive and very slow with the drinks and getting our check. We would’ve stayed for another round of drinks but she took so long to even check and see if we needed anything.
Food was excellent, French toast with caramelized banana and Nutella, and the duck confit toast. Soooo good. Great atmosphere, and polite staff.
Appearances can be deceptive: on initially, the restaurant looks like an extension of the hotel lobby. Later, it turs out to have a focussed menu that was really well executed: juicy fish, fried just right, and a tender steak that was rare just as ordered; not medium-rare.
Live music was great but a little loud for the space. My friend ordered the Nutella French toast, my other friend ordered the duck confit and I got the bowl. All three were amazing
I usually do not comment. But I was blown away. The service was top rate from the hostess down to the waiter, but the food was fantastic! I travel for a living and eat at some of the best restaurants around the world and this is up there for me. The bacon was delicious; best pancakes I’ve had in a long time and the Grey Goose Bloody Marys were unbelievable.... and on top of this a solo guitarist serenaded ya while we ate..... great job and I will definitely be back !!!
This was my first time eating at Outlook Kitchen for brunch. They have a great brunch menu that has both basic breakfast options and local brunch dishes as well. I loved the ambiance with the high tops, booths, and the bar being at the center. They had a live guitarist/vocalist during our brunch which was fitting. Overall, great service as well, we enjoyed our experience.
Breakfast was very good - place was not busy and they stopped by often to refill our coffee. Kids loved the food - especially the Nutella French Toast
Went for brunch and the service was atrocious . Took over 15 minutes just to get our first cup of coffee which would be our last as we were never offered a refill or warm up . Same as the drinking water , never refilled . Bloody Mary was very good but I’ve never heard of a $16 Bloody Mary before that’s more expensive than 50% of their menu . Food was very good but left a bad taste in our mouth as the service was almost non existent. We weren’t asked how the food was or if we needed anything else . Once we finished eating we had to wait another 20+ minutes until our plates were cleared and we could get the check . All in all very over priced for what you actually get . I guess just being in the seaport means you can rip people off .
great experience for dinner
Outlook bar provides great food, service and ambiance.
Took 20 minutes to receive 3 mimosas during a fairly slow brunch service. Food was decent but most of it tasted pre-cooked. Great view.
Decided to take a shot at Outlook for brunch, having never been there and wanting to do brunch during a day trip to the city. I was drawn in by the hotel's website displaying their food, touting the bar (and the really cool looking roof igloos at the rooftop bar!) and decided to give this menu a go. The food was fantastic and came out in a flash. The ambiance was nice, not too close together but cozy with a lot of great light from the high windows lining the wall facing The Barking Crab. The bar menu was varied and gave good options, even for brunch (I'd go back to try some other things later in the day sometime). Service from both the waitstaff perspective and the bartender were great. I'd recommend giving this hotspot a try.
Amazing creative chef making amazing food served by great staff.... the vibe was great too! Can’t get much better than this
I made reservations at the Outlook for New Year’s Day brunch with two friends. We had high hopes - it has the makings of a great spot. The menu has some inspired dishes and I like the vibe.
The wheels really fell off in the service department. They seemed to be pretty understaffed. We had to keep flagging someone down when we wanted to order, get another drink, or get the check, and finding someone to flag down was problematic, too.
The food was fine - some hits and misses. Overall it felt like an overpriced average meal, but I’ll give them the benefit of the doubt and chock it up to a rough morning.
We ordered every small plate except the duck. Everything was delicious. I loved the Sangria and words can’t describe the desserts adequately. They were fantastic. I’ll be back with my coworkers. The service was excellent. His timing was perfect.
Had a wonderful meal at the Outlook Kitchen and Bar. Very charming space, great food options, and overall great dining experience. Would definitely eat there again.
Saturday brunch was great. The Lobster Benedict was perfectly cooked. The potatoes were crispy and delicious. The omelette was light and fluffy. If only you could get a bloody mary for brunch.....
Food was excellent, service was slow despite few diners.
Foreign object in my food. Young manager didn’t care and seemed annoyed that it was pointed out.
Three of us went the night of the Sunday after Thanksgiving and the restaurant was empty (literally there were five people in total in the restaurant). That said it took a while for our food to come (which was surprising since we were seated right next to the glass enclosed kitchen and the kitchen staff were busier dancing to the music than they were preparing our meals).
It was a nice place but on the expensive side for what it was.
Not sure if I'd try it again.
Really friendly service, decent food with good options but nothing amazing. Would return for low hassle friendly venue but not recommend if looking for something special.
Although we had been at this restaurant once before with a better experience With the food the service was not it’s strength . I was happy that we didn’t have to order from thanksgiving menu and we had the choice of their regular menu which looked very good when I made the reservation . How ever we were very disappointed when we ordered our appetizer and main entree as everything we ordered took a long time to arrive even though the restaurant was practically empty !! My eggplant appetizer was very oily and tasteless. My husband filet mignon was not cooked as he ordered it and it arrived cold
We complained and the manager was very gracious , not only he apologized but took care of the bill and ordered us a flat bread so we don’t have to leave hungry .
Maybe because of the holiday they were short staffed and didn’t have their regular cook ?! The manager wanted us to go back and ask for him so we don’t have the same experience which very nice and professional
We like to go back and hope to have a better experience with the food and service k
A bit expensive but perfect for a special night out. Staff were extremely helpful and the rooftop view of Boston at night is amazing!
Love this place
Elegant and yet inviting modern setting. The staff is wonderfully accommodating, but it is the cuisine that truly makes this restaurant. The flavors were unique, and wonderfully surprising.
I ordered an omelette and was unaware that it wouldn't be made with REAL EGGS. Needless to say I DID NOT enjoy my meal. Very disappointing as I am not from the area and was hoping to experience something good.
Shared several appetizers all were excellent. Great location.
We love this place! The food was great and the atmosphere is awesome BUT the service was very lackluster this morning especially with only a handful of people in the restaurant. We will be back of course, but we were very disappointed this meal especially when hosting family for the weekend.
This was a last minute reservation and a pleasant surprise. Everything was very good (even a snafu - where one dish was left out of an order - was corrrected nicely and with style) - the food surprisingly so
Loved this meal! Can't wait to visit again - and thank you for being accommodating with my dietary restrictions. Loved the octopus and mussels. I've been dreaming of the salmon ever since we dined. WONDERFUL MEAL!!
Everything was wonderful. Bartender Daniel was gracious and informative. Chef Tatiana stopped by and we complimented her on the fabulous food. Great place.
Good food but service is a bit slow. Better than most hotel establishments.
Food was excellent and the view of the skyline was incredible. We went to the rooftop after and it was one of the most romantic nights I've had in boston yet
Order a margarita with no salt. Received a mixture of lemonade and salt water...?
I have tried coming here multiple times. I so want to love this place, but the food is supbar and the service is as well. The view at the Outlook is lovely so perhaps that's why I keep trying the restaurant below. But it always disappoints.
It was good but really went to go to the the rooftop bar. No food service on rooftop bar. Went up for a drink. Fantastic view of the city but for a 30 and under crowd.
We arrived for our reservation and had to wait 10 minutes for a host - there were no other customers in the restaurant. There was no "scenic view" as described. We were looking at another restaurant. Hosts/servers made no conversation. Didn't ask if I needed refill on my drink or how my meal was. Definitely won't be heading back here when I return to Boston.
Awesome restaurant with delicious food and great service. Also have a really good brunch!
Thought we had booked the bar upstairs but this turned out very well
Drinks were different and tasty, food was just good, waitress was great.