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Zephyr on the Charles, Cambridge, MA

Zephyr on the Charles

3.7
3.7
349 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American

Zephyr on the Charles is located along the Charles River overlooking the Boston skyline. Featuring a modern ambiance geared toward our beautiful waterfront patio, guests are welcomed to this New England style restaurant where local cuisine and fresh flavors are celebrated.

The restaurant offers New England regional cuisine inspired by the bounty of our local fisheries, farms, and dairies in the area. Enjoy three-hours of complimentary self-parking.

Director of Outlets: Tim Croteau

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Seafood

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (857) 352-8778 ext. 6510

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Ellis Chong

  • Catering

    The cuisine is prepared on-site, using the freshest of seasonal ingredients. To enhance your experience, we will customize menus for your special event in order to make your vision a reality.

  • Neighborhood

    Cambridge

  • Cross street

    Amesbury

  • Parking details

    Come for the free parking! Your meal includes a parking validation good for three-hours. Posted parking fees will apply beyond the three-hour threshold.

  • Public transit

    Boston University Cental on Green Line, Kendall Square on Red Line.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Menu

White Wine

    Champagne

    • Taittinger Cuve Prestige

      • Bottle$98.00
    • Moet & Chandon "Imperial"

      • Bottle$125.00
    • Dom Perignon

      • Bottle$400.00

    Prosecco

    • Maschio Prosecco

      • Bottle (187 Ml)$11.00

    Sparkling

    • Canvas Brut Blanc

      • Glass$10.00
      • 1.5 Glass$15.00

    Sparkling Rose

    • Villa Sandi "Il Fresco"

      • Glass$12.00
      • 1.5 Glass$18.00
      • Bottle$54.00
    • Belaire

      • Bottle$120.00

    Moscato

    • Nivole

      • Bottle (375 Ml)$22.00

    Rose

    • Chloe

      • Glass$11.00
      • 1.5 Glass$16.00
      • Bottle$49.00
    • Cloud Chaser

      • Bottle$65.00

    Riesling

    • The Seeker

      • Glass$11.00
      • 1.5 Glass$16.00
      • Bottle$49.00
    • Roaring Meg

      • Bottle$60.00

    Pinot Gris

    • Acrobat

      • Glass$11.00
      • 1.5 Glass$16.00
      • Bottle$49.00

    Pinot Grigio

    • Canvas Pinot Grigio

      • Glass$9.00
      • 1.5 Glass$13.00
      • Bottle$40.00
    • San Angelo

      • Bottle$58.00

    Sauvignon Blanc

    • Kim Crawford

      • Glass$13.00
      • 1.5 Glass$19.00
      • Bottle$58.00
    • John Anthony

      • Bottle$60.00
    • Nobilo

      • Bottle$54.00

    Chardonnay

    • Canvas Chardonnay

      • Glass$9.00
      • 1.5 Glass$13.00
      • Bottle$40.00
    • Jean Léon

      • Glass$14.00
      • 1.5 Glass$20.00
      • Bottle$60.00
    • Simi

      • Bottle$62.00
    • Sonoma Cutrer

      • Bottle$78.00
    • Three Sticks

      • Bottle$145.00

    Viognier

    • Bonterra

      • Glass$15.00
      • 1.5 Glass$22.00
      • Bottle$67.00

    Red Wine

      Pinot Noir

      • Canvas Pinot Noir

        • Glass$9.00
        • 1.5 Glass$13.00
        • Bottle$40.00
      • Meiomi

        • Glass$15.00
        • 1.5 Glass$22.00
        • Bottle$67.00
      • Stoller

        • Bottle$76.00
      • Head High

        • Bottle$88.00

      Petit Verdot

      • Browne

        • Bottle$98.00

      Zinfandel

      • Ravenswood

        • Glass$11.00
        • 1.5 Glass$16.00
        • Bottle$49.00

      Merlot

      • Canvas Merlot

        • Glass$9.00
        • 1.5 Glass$13.00
        • Bottle$40.00
      • Chateau de Malengin

        • Bottle$58.00

      Syrah

      • Red Knot

        • Glass$11.00
        • 1.5 Glass$16.00
        • Bottle$49.00

      Blend

      • Secateurs

        • Glass$13.00
        • 1.5 Glass$19.00
        • Bottle$58.00
      • Estancia GSM

        • Bottle$60.00

      Malbec

      • Pascual Toso

        • Glass$11.00
        • 1.5 Glass$16.00
        • Bottle$49.00
      • Achaval Ferrer

        • Bottle$54.00

      Tempranillo

      • Carlos Serres

        • Glass$10.00
        • 1.5 Glass$15.00
        • Bottle$45.00

      Super Tuscan

      • Ruffino Modus

        • Bottle$72.00

      Cabernet Sauvignon

      • Canvas Cabernet Sauvignon

        • Glass$9.00
        • 1.5 Glass$13.00
        • Bottle$40.00
      • Drumheller

        • Glass$11.00
        • 1.5 Glass$16.00
        • Bottle$49.00
      • Rodney Strong

        • Glass$15.00
        • 1.5 Glass$22.00
        • Bottle$67.00
      • BR. Cohn

        • Bottle$69.00
      • Robert Mondavi Oakville Cab

        • Bottle$145.00

      Liquors

        Scotch

        • Bowmore

          • 1 Oz$18.00
          • 1.5 Oz$27.00
        • Cragganmore (12yr)

          • 1 Oz$12.00
          • 1.5 Oz$18.00
        • Chivas Regal

          • 1 Oz$9.00
          • 1.5 Oz$13.50
        • J.W. Black

          • 1 Oz$12.00
          • 1.5 Oz$18.00
        • J.W. Red

          • 1 Oz$9.00
          • 1.5 Oz$13.50
        • Dewars

          • 1 Oz$9.00
          • 1.5 Oz$13.50
        • Glenlivet (12yr)

          • 1 Oz$13.00
          • 1.5 Oz$19.50
        • Glenlivet (18yr)

          • 1 Oz$18.00
          • 1.5 Oz$27.00
        • Highland Park (12yr)

          • 1 Oz$13.00
          • 1.5 Oz$19.50
        • Lagavulin (16yr)

          • 1 Oz$15.00
          • 1.5 Oz$22.50
        • Laphroaig Select

          • 1 Oz$9.00
          • 1.5 Oz$13.50
        • Laphroaig (10yr)

          • 1 Oz$13.00
          • 1.5 Oz$19.50
        • Macallan (12yr)

          • 1 Oz$14.00
          • 1.5 Oz$21.00
        • Macallan (18yr)

          • 1 Oz$35.00
          • 1.5 Oz$52.50
        • Oban (14yr)

          • 1 Oz$15.00
          • 1.5 Oz$22.50

        Bourbon

        • Basil Hayden's

          • 1 Oz$12.00
          • 1.5 Oz$18.00
        • Woodford Reserve

          • 1 Oz$12.00
          • 1.5 Oz$18.00
        • Booker's

          • 1 Oz$14.00
          • 1.5 Oz$21.00
        • Baker's

          • 1 Oz$13.00
          • 1.5 Oz$19.50
        • Makers Mark

          • 1 Oz$9.00
          • 1.5 Oz$13.50
        • Makers 46

          • 1 Oz$12.00
          • 1.5 Oz$18.00

        Whiskey

        • Basil Hayden's Dark Rye

          • 1 Oz$12.00
          • 1.5 Oz$18.00
        • Knobcreek Rye

          • 1 Oz$14.00
          • 1.5 Oz$21.00
        • Jack Daniels

          • 10 Oz$9.00
          • 1.5 Oz$13.50
        • Woodford Rye Reserve

          • 1 Oz$12.00
          • 1.5 Oz$18.00
        • Old Bushmills

          • 1 Oz$9.00
          • 1.5 Oz$13.50
        • Jameson

          • 1 Oz$9.00
          • 1.5 Oz$13.50
        • Maker's Cask

          • 1 Oz$15.00
          • 1.5 Oz$22.50
        • Canadian Club

          • 1 Oz$9.00
          • 1.5 Oz$13.50
        • Crown Royal

          • 1 Oz$9.00
          • 1.5 Oz$13.50
        • Suntory Toky

          • 1 Oz$9.00
          • 1.5 Oz$13.50
        • Hibiki

          • 1 Oz$16.00
          • 1.5 Oz$24.00
        • The Yamazaki (12yr)

          • 1 Oz$20.00
          • 1.5 Oz$30.00

        Cognac

        • Courvoisier VS

          • 1 Oz$12.00
          • 1.5 Oz$18.00
        • Courvoisier VSOP

          • 1 Oz$16.00
          • 1.5 Oz$24.00
        • Hennessy VS

          • 1 Oz$13.00
          • 1.5 Oz$19.50
        • Hennessy VSOP

          • 1 Oz$18.00
          • 1.5 Oz$27.00
        • Martel Cordon Blue Grand Classic

          • 1 Oz$35.00
          • 1.5 Oz$52.50
        • Remy Martin VSOP

          • 1 Oz$16.00
          • 1.5 Oz$24.00

        Ports

        • Sandeman

          • 1 Oz$11.00
          • 1.5 Oz$16.50
        • Taylor Fladgate (10yr)

          • 1 Oz$13.00
          • 1.5 Oz$19.50
        • Fonseca Bin 27

          • 1 Oz$12.00
          • 1.5 Oz$18.00

        Cordials

        • B&B

          • 1 Oz$8.00
          • 1.5 Oz$12.00
        • Bailey's

          • 1 Oz$9.00
          • 1.5 Oz$13.50
        • Benedictine

          • 1 Oz$9.00
          • 1.5 Oz$13.50
        • Campari

          • 1 Oz$11.00
          • 1.5 Oz$16.50
        • Cointreau

          • 1 Oz$11.00
          • 1.5 Oz$16.50
        • Creme de Menthe

          • 1 Oz$8.00
          • 1.5 Oz$12.00
        • Disaronno

          • 1 Oz$10.00
          • 1.5 Oz$15.00
        • Drambuie

          • 1 Oz$8.00
          • 1.5 Oz$12.00
        • Frangelico

          • 1 Oz$10.00
          • 1.5 Oz$15.00
        • Grand Marnier

          • 1 Oz$12.00
          • 1.5 Oz$18.00
        • Kahlua

          • 1 Oz$9.00
          • 1.5 Oz$13.50
        • Sambuca

          • 1 Oz$10.00
          • 1.5 Oz$15.00
        • Tia Maria

          • 1 Oz$9.00
          • 1.5 Oz$13.50

        Draft Selection

          Imported

          • Stella Artois, Belgium 5.2% ABV Pilsner$7.00

            • Blue Moon, Belgium 5.4% ABV White Ale$7.00

              Local

              • Smuttynose, Hampton, NH 6.5% ABV Brown Ale$7.00

                • Samuel Adams, Boston, MA 5.1% ABV Lager$7.00

                  • Samuel Adams Seasonal, Boston, MA 5.3% ABV Lager$7.00

                    • Fisherman's Brew, Gloucester, MA 5.5% ABV Lager$7.00

                      • Wachusett Green Monsta, Westminster, MA 6.1% ABV, IPA$7.00

                        • Harpoon IPA, Boston, MA 5.9% ABV, IPA$7.00

                          • Road 2 Ruin, Stratford, CT 8.0% ABV Double IPA$9.00

                            Bottle Beer

                              Imported

                              • Corona, Mexico 4.6% ABV Pale Lager$6.00

                                • Heineken, Netherlands 5% ABV Pale Lager$6.00

                                  • Guinness, Ireland 4.2% ABV Dry Stout$6.00

                                    Domestic

                                    • Michelob Ultra, St. Louis, MO 4.2% ABV Anheuser-Busch$6.00

                                      • Coors Light, Golden Colorado, CO 4.2% ABV Lager$6.00

                                        • Samuel Adams, Boston, MA 4.9% ABV Lager$6.00

                                          • Miller Lite, Milwaukee, WI 4.2% ABV Pilsner$6.00

                                            • Bud Light, St. Louis, MO 4.2% ABV American Lager$6.00

                                              • Budweiser, St. Louis, MO 5% ABV American Lager$6.00

                                                • O'Douls, St. Louis, MO 0.4% ABV Low-Alcohol Beer$6.00

                                                  • Downeast Cider, Boston, MA 5% ABV Cider$6.00

                                                    Cocktails

                                                    • Machupicchu Sour$12.00

                                                      Pisco, Lime Juice, Angostura Bitters, Egg White, Simple Syrup

                                                      • Blue Sky$11.00

                                                        Smirnoff Vodka, Blueberries, Mint Leaves, Lime Juice, Club Soda, Agave Nectar

                                                        • Take It Easy$13.00

                                                          Bacardi Rum, Jack Daniels, Pineapple Juice, Muddled Lemon, Agave Nectar

                                                          • The Ultimate Mango Mojito$11.00

                                                            Bacardi Rum, Mango Vodka, Muddled Mint & Lemon, Mango Juice, Ginger Ale

                                                            • Old Fashioned$12.00

                                                              Woodford Reserve, Agave Nectar, Cherry Syrup, Angostura Bitters

                                                              • Charles's Sangria$13.00

                                                                Pinot Grigio, Downeast Cider, Cranberry Juice, Agave Nectar

                                                                • Absolutely No Stress$11.00

                                                                  Absolute Vodka, Bacardi Rum, Peach Schnapps, Orange & Cranberry Juice

                                                                  • Strawberry Gin Fizz$12.00

                                                                    Beefeater Gin, Muddled Strawberries, Lemon Juice, Agave Nectar, Club Soda

                                                                    • Hendricks Lemonade$11.00

                                                                      Hendricks Gin, Muddled Strawberry & Cucumber, Agave Nectar, Lemonade

                                                                      • Kiwi and Gin Rickey$12.00

                                                                        Beefeater Gin, Muddled Kiwi, Club Soda, Simple Syrup, Muddled Raspberries, Lime Juice

                                                                        Zero Proof

                                                                        • Strawberry Fizz$6.00

                                                                          Strawberry Puree, Sweet & Sour Mix, Sierra Mist

                                                                          • Mango Fizz$6.00

                                                                            Mango Juice, Sweet & Sour Mix, Cherry Syrup, Soda Water

                                                                            Desserts

                                                                            • Chocolate Mousse$9.00

                                                                              Fresh Berry Compote

                                                                              • Seasonal Flavored Ice Cream or Sorbet$7.00

                                                                                • Traditional Crème Brulee$9.00

                                                                                  • Key Lime Cheesecake$9.00

                                                                                    Whipped Cream & Strawberries

                                                                                    Soft Drinks

                                                                                    • Coffee$3.00

                                                                                      • Iced Coffee$3.00

                                                                                        • Latte$6.00

                                                                                          • Cappuccino$4.00

                                                                                            • Espresso$4.00

                                                                                              • Double Espresso$8.00

                                                                                                • Hot Chocolate$3.00

                                                                                                  • Hot Tea$3.00

                                                                                                    • Iced Tea$3.00

                                                                                                      • Sodas$3.00

                                                                                                        • Juices$4.00

                                                                                                          What 349 people are saying

                                                                                                          Overall ratings and reviews

                                                                                                          3.7
                                                                                                          3.7 based on all time ratings
                                                                                                          • 3.6Food
                                                                                                          • 3.8Service
                                                                                                          • 3.7Ambience
                                                                                                          • 3.6Value

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                                                                                                          1. OT

                                                                                                            OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                            2.0

                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                            Dined on February 15, 2020

                                                                                                            overall2food2service2ambience2

                                                                                                            I was actually surprised that I was so underwhelmed. I made a reservation but was not given reservation seating. I was seated in the middle of the restaurant with no view. The website said I picked the last of two reservations and when I arrived the place was far from crowded, which is why I couldn't understand my seating placement. My waitress took a very long time to come over to us, then Our order took a very long time to arrive. The food was just ok, nothing spectacular. My waitress was not very attentive and did not refill my water until I had finished my meal, nor did she check on us. On top of that, I had to wait a while for my check to arrive. I must say I expected more especially given the reputation of the Hyatt Hotel in which the restaurant was located.

                                                                                                          2. CL

                                                                                                            CarolL

                                                                                                            New England

                                                                                                            52 reviews

                                                                                                            vip
                                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                                            52 reviews

                                                                                                            Dined on December 7, 2019

                                                                                                            overall5food4service5ambience5

                                                                                                            My friend and I went for dinner on a Friday night. We've been going in December every year after an annual event, and for a few years the bar area was perfect. Then there were several years of a swim meet convention staying in the hotel on that night which meant for some reason the bar area was overrun with parents and teenagers (?!). I decided to avoid that problem by making dinner reservations, hoping to be seated away from the bar area. To my surprise, when we arrived, the place was quiet, no marauding teenagers (sorry, I really don't have anything against teenagers except when they are roaming around a bar area that's supposed to be quiet). Anyhoo, we were delighted to be seated at a tall table in the bar area, next to a couple who were reading (quiet!). I had a burger and fries, and my friend had the sliders. Both done to perfection. Our drinks came quickly and our server was super -- friendly, accommodating when we wanted to move away from a noisy quartet, checking on us just frequently enough. We had a lovely evening, able to talk without distraction. When it's like that Zephyr is really the perfect place for an evening out --- easy to get to by car, relaxing atmosphere, complimentary validated parking, good food, and a beautiful view of the Charles River.

                                                                                                          3. AW

                                                                                                            AnnW

                                                                                                            New England

                                                                                                            29 reviews

                                                                                                            vip
                                                                                                            2.0

                                                                                                            29 reviews

                                                                                                            Dined on November 29, 2019

                                                                                                            overall2food2service4ambience5

                                                                                                            I ordered mussels but although on the menu, they were not available. I then ordered the meatless burger. without bun. My companion had ordered the hamburger without bun. Both were overcooked and dry. the asparagus, a side dish, were overcooked. However, the martini was excellent and my companion had nothing but praise for his vermouth on the rocks. The service was fine.

                                                                                                          4. Y

                                                                                                            Yupdine

                                                                                                            New England

                                                                                                            9 reviews

                                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                                            9 reviews

                                                                                                            Dined on November 18, 2019

                                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                                                            Great experience and great views of Boston and The Charles.

                                                                                                          5. T

                                                                                                            Tortuga

                                                                                                            New York Area

                                                                                                            99 reviews

                                                                                                            vip
                                                                                                            3.0

                                                                                                            99 reviews

                                                                                                            Dined on November 10, 2019

                                                                                                            overall3food3service4ambience4

                                                                                                            If you are staying at the Hyatt and need a convenient location, Zephyr is much better than most hotel-based restaurants. The food was average, service/ambiance great, party next to us overly loud - just unfortunate for us.

                                                                                                          6. PP

                                                                                                            PaulP

                                                                                                            New England

                                                                                                            2 reviews

                                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                                            2 reviews

                                                                                                            Dined on October 9, 2019

                                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience3

                                                                                                            Very much enjoyed our 25th Wedding Anniversary dinner.

                                                                                                          7. OT

                                                                                                            OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                            New England

                                                                                                            2 reviews

                                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                                            2 reviews

                                                                                                            Dined on September 29, 2019

                                                                                                            overall5food4service5ambience5

                                                                                                            Great food and ambiance

                                                                                                          8. Y

                                                                                                            Yupdine

                                                                                                            New England

                                                                                                            10 reviews

                                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                                            10 reviews

                                                                                                            Dined on September 18, 2019

                                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                            Great experience and great food.

                                                                                                          9. TS

                                                                                                            ThomS

                                                                                                            Fort Lauderdale

                                                                                                            21 reviews

                                                                                                            vip
                                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                                            21 reviews

                                                                                                            Dined on August 24, 2019

                                                                                                            overall5food4service5ambience5

                                                                                                            Great place to meet friends for a drink or dinner. Can't beat the view of the Charles River and Boston.

                                                                                                          10. RG

                                                                                                            RibeyeGirl1

                                                                                                            New England

                                                                                                            13 reviews

                                                                                                            vip
                                                                                                            2.0

                                                                                                            13 reviews

                                                                                                            Dined on August 24, 2019

                                                                                                            overall2food2service2ambience3

                                                                                                            This was a staycation for our anniversary as we are from Boston. I checked the menu online and saw that they had a nice selection of food, only to arrive to find that the menu had changed about a month ago and hadn’t been updated online. Our extra dirty martini was good. Our waitress Patty was very attentive to the point it felt like we were being rushed. Couldn’t figure out why because the restaurant was practically empty. Their charcuterie board was small and loaded with deli meat sliced thick from the local grocery store along with a ton of nuts and craisins that kept falling on the table. The Brie, goat cheese and blue cheese were ok, but cold. Not the charcuterie that I’m used to. I ordered the shrimp and grits special. Flavor was good but the texture of the grits was too thick. Husband ordered the boneless ribeye, cooked medium, that was suggested by the manager. It was very dry. He was actually sawing it with his steak knife. He sent it back and didn’t get anything else. Patty our waitress just said “Oh, you don’t like it?” We explained why. She just nodded her head and took the plate. She took the charge for the steak off the bill and we paid with a credit card as opposed to charging it to our room. We went back the next morning for breakfast. Breakfast buffet and everything on the menu is overpriced. Husband got the buffet. I got three blueberry pancakes for $15 and a side of sausage for $5.00. Pancakes were heavy even more so because they put cornmeal in their batter. After a few bites I found that they weren’t fully cooked. Fork was full of batter. I sent it back and was ready to go. Manager came and took care of the whole check. We went to check out of the hotel to find that Patty, our waitress from the previous night, charged the dinner to our room as well as our credit card. Luckily I still had the receipt. We will not return and don’t recommend this restaurant!!

                                                                                                          11. Y

                                                                                                            Yupdine

                                                                                                            New England

                                                                                                            10 reviews

                                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                                            10 reviews

                                                                                                            Dined on August 23, 2019

                                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                            Overall it was a great experience

                                                                                                          12. SO

                                                                                                            SusanO

                                                                                                            New England

                                                                                                            2 reviews

                                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                                            2 reviews

                                                                                                            Dined on August 4, 2019

                                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                            Zephyr on the Charles is where I held my son's rehearsal dinner before he was married at the Hyatt! Chef Nick took excellent care of my party of 23 people and the food he prepared was outstanding, so much that my husband and I had to come back by ourselves and have the clam chowder and lobster sliders! The best part of this dinner was that the food was just as good as the night of the rehearsal dinner, but we were alone and was able to take in the ambiance of the outdoor dining and relive the moment! Thank you Hyatt/Zephyr for an enjoyable second dinner!

                                                                                                          13. LM

                                                                                                            LMRS

                                                                                                            New England

                                                                                                            101 reviews

                                                                                                            vip
                                                                                                            4.0

                                                                                                            101 reviews

                                                                                                            Dined on July 29, 2019

                                                                                                            overall4food4service4ambience5

                                                                                                            My husband and I enjoyed a lovely lunch with a great view of the Charles River. Delicious and fresh Cobb Salad for me and the Shrimp Po Boy for my husband - YUMMY! I may have tried one of his french fries too! Good beverages and excellent service from front desk to our server. Recommend!

                                                                                                          14. o

                                                                                                            osaa

                                                                                                            New England

                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                            4.0

                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                            Dined on July 20, 2019

                                                                                                            overall4food3service3ambience5

                                                                                                            Very nice views of Charles River. The swordfish was good but the side asparagus was too salty.

                                                                                                          15. OT

                                                                                                            OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                            4.0

                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                            Dined on June 22, 2019

                                                                                                            overall4food5service4ambience5

                                                                                                            The view was very lovely and they offered us outdoor dining first knowing the weather was very nice and cool and lovely

                                                                                                          16. N

                                                                                                            Nlef

                                                                                                            New York Area

                                                                                                            34 reviews

                                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                                            34 reviews

                                                                                                            Dined on June 16, 2019

                                                                                                            overall5food4service5ambience4

                                                                                                            The hostess and all staff were extremely friendly and welcoming. The setting was fine for Father’s Da lunch.

                                                                                                          17. OT

                                                                                                            OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                            Dined on June 14, 2019

                                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                            It was our 23rd anniversary that atmosphere on outside deck was great

                                                                                                          18. AM

                                                                                                            AnnaM

                                                                                                            New England

                                                                                                            30 reviews

                                                                                                            vip
                                                                                                            3.0

                                                                                                            30 reviews

                                                                                                            Dined on May 22, 2019

                                                                                                            overall3food3service1ambience3

                                                                                                            The waitress was new. I have been there many times and never seen her. She did not ask us how our meal was and the worst thing was that she reached over the table (and me!) when she was clearing my friend's dish. It was not busy at all, so there was no need for this behavior.

                                                                                                          19. L

                                                                                                            Linda

                                                                                                            New York Area

                                                                                                            3 reviews

                                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                                            3 reviews

                                                                                                            Dined on May 17, 2019

                                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                            The F/B team did a great job and our entire party of 9 enjoyed the food, service and view of the river!!

                                                                                                          20. DW

                                                                                                            DebbieW

                                                                                                            Baltimore

                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                            Dined on April 10, 2019

                                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                            Our waiter was wonderful and the food was phenomenal!

                                                                                                          21. TS

                                                                                                            ThomS

                                                                                                            Fort Lauderdale

                                                                                                            21 reviews

                                                                                                            vip
                                                                                                            4.0

                                                                                                            21 reviews

                                                                                                            Dined on January 21, 2019

                                                                                                            overall4food4service4ambience5

                                                                                                            The food is consistently good and the service is consistently friendly. Good value for your dining dollar, and you can't beat the view!

                                                                                                          22. J

                                                                                                            Jamie4

                                                                                                            New York Area

                                                                                                            29 reviews

                                                                                                            4.0

                                                                                                            29 reviews

                                                                                                            Dined on January 7, 2019

                                                                                                            overall4food4service5ambience4

                                                                                                            We've stayed at the Hyatt Regency Cambridge many times but hadn't ever had dinner there, thinking that Zephyr was just another hotel restaurant and there were better choices elsewhere in the area. We were very pleasantly surprised. The food, especially the chicken, was at least as good as could be found anywhere else, the service was very attentive and the view over the Charles River very nice to look at. We're definitely going to return when we're next in the area.

                                                                                                          23. AW

                                                                                                            AnnW

                                                                                                            New England

                                                                                                            30 reviews

                                                                                                            vip
                                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                                            30 reviews

                                                                                                            Dined on December 29, 2018

                                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                            A wonderfully quiet place to enjoy the food, the wine and conversation. Excellent service and very good food.

                                                                                                          24. E

                                                                                                            Enjoyable

                                                                                                            Chicago

                                                                                                            28 reviews

                                                                                                            3.0

                                                                                                            28 reviews

                                                                                                            Dined on November 24, 2018

                                                                                                            overall3food4service3ambience2

                                                                                                            From the way it was presented I thought this was going to be a lot nicer. It was just the hotel restaurant at the Hyatt hotel. One guy was walking around in his pajamas. View of the river was more like the view of the highway with the river in the background. Food was actually really good , but service and ambiance was disappointing. The chef should be someplace better. Too many better choices, I would not go out of my way to go here again.

                                                                                                          25. OT

                                                                                                            OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                            New England

                                                                                                            3 reviews

                                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                                            3 reviews

                                                                                                            Dined on November 22, 2018

                                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                            Awesome! Food was great, service was exceptional and the ambience was spectacular! Wonderful Thanksgiving Day meal with friends and family!!!

                                                                                                          26. EM

                                                                                                            ErinMw

                                                                                                            New England

                                                                                                            4 reviews

                                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                                            4 reviews

                                                                                                            Dined on August 26, 2018

                                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                            1 year anniversary

                                                                                                          27. JB

                                                                                                            JimB

                                                                                                            Las Vegas

                                                                                                            28 reviews

                                                                                                            3.0

                                                                                                            28 reviews

                                                                                                            Dined on July 29, 2018

                                                                                                            overall3food2service4ambience4

                                                                                                            Request a nice table with views in advance if that's the experience you'd like.

                                                                                                          28. OT

                                                                                                            OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                            New England

                                                                                                            17 reviews

                                                                                                            1.0

                                                                                                            17 reviews

                                                                                                            Dined on June 22, 2018

                                                                                                            overall1food1service1ambience3

                                                                                                            We sat for ten minutes and watched staff walk by us multiple times without acknowledging us. We finally left without even getting a water.

                                                                                                          29. MC

                                                                                                            MelisC

                                                                                                            New England

                                                                                                            21 reviews

                                                                                                            4.0

                                                                                                            21 reviews

                                                                                                            Dined on June 12, 2018

                                                                                                            overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                                                                            The view was beautiful. I would have loved to sit outside but it was too windy. The waitress was friendly and accommodating. The food was good and I liked that they had small plates we could share.

                                                                                                          30. DN

                                                                                                            DecadeinNaples

                                                                                                            Naples

                                                                                                            30 reviews

                                                                                                            4.0

                                                                                                            30 reviews

                                                                                                            Dined on June 7, 2018

                                                                                                            overall4food4service5ambience4

                                                                                                            We needed to eat near the Hyatt and were pleasantly surprised at the quality and service at the Zephyr. Their servers are very professional, friendly and accommodating. The food was exactly what we were looking for for a late dinner after arriving at the hotel late. We never felt rushed though the place was pretty busy. The view of the Charles and the Boston skyline is outstanding. Outdoor eating in such a spectacular setting is a real treat.

                                                                                                          31. J

                                                                                                            Jmw245

                                                                                                            New York Area

                                                                                                            82 reviews

                                                                                                            vip
                                                                                                            4.0

                                                                                                            82 reviews

                                                                                                            Dined on June 4, 2018

                                                                                                            overall4food5service2ambience2

                                                                                                            We arrived late so we ended up in the lobby restaurant. Really boring venue in a tired hotel, but the food was surprisingly good nearly everything we ordered.

                                                                                                          32. S

                                                                                                            Shawn

                                                                                                            New England

                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                            Dined on June 4, 2018

                                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                            Perfect spot for a business meeting — quiet, great views of the city and the Charles, and a casual, not-rushed ambience along with high-quality food selections.

                                                                                                          33. YK

                                                                                                            YoshikiK

                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                            3.0

                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                            Dined on May 22, 2018

                                                                                                            overall3food1service3ambience5

                                                                                                            Dishes were too salty and unhealthy. Cooks should taste their dishes themselves to check how salty they are.

                                                                                                          34. AD

                                                                                                            AnedraD

                                                                                                            Orange County

                                                                                                            3 reviews

                                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                                            3 reviews

                                                                                                            Dined on May 20, 2018

                                                                                                            overall5food3service5ambience4

                                                                                                            The waiters were great. They saw to it that we were satisfied with our meal.

                                                                                                          35. GD

                                                                                                            GDB2

                                                                                                            New York Area

                                                                                                            16 reviews

                                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                                            16 reviews

                                                                                                            Dined on May 20, 2018

                                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                            Excellent food! Awesome shrimp and grits! Lovely views!

                                                                                                          36. JM

                                                                                                            JamesM

                                                                                                            Washington DC

                                                                                                            2 reviews

                                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                                            2 reviews

                                                                                                            Dined on May 20, 2018

                                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                            We went here for dinner following my granddaughter’s graduation at BU. In making the reservations we noted it was a special occasion. We were given a wonderful table by the window with a great view of the Charles River and Boston skyline. The service was excellent. The food was very good. Couldn’t have asked for a better evening. Thank you Zephyr staff.

                                                                                                          37. s

                                                                                                            salupazz

                                                                                                            New York Area

                                                                                                            6 reviews

                                                                                                            4.0

                                                                                                            6 reviews

                                                                                                            Dined on May 20, 2018

                                                                                                            overall4food3service4ambience5

                                                                                                            great view of the Charles river and Boston unfortunately food was mediocre

                                                                                                          38. KM

                                                                                                            KM1999

                                                                                                            New England

                                                                                                            4 reviews

                                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                                            4 reviews

                                                                                                            Dined on May 13, 2018

                                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                            We enjoyed the Mother's Day brunch here. The service was extremely attentive and friendly. The food was good, too. The desserts were much better than previous years - we come almost every year and this year was the best. The duo playing acoustic music was fun - they did a lot of favorite cover songs but they didn't play so loudly that we couldn't enjoy conversation.

                                                                                                          39. OT

                                                                                                            OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                            New England

                                                                                                            2 reviews

                                                                                                            2.0

                                                                                                            2 reviews

                                                                                                            Dined on April 1, 2018

                                                                                                            overall2food2service3ambience2

                                                                                                            Went for Easter brunch. It was just okay. The live music/ playlist was just weird considering the holiday scene.

                                                                                                          40. CD

                                                                                                            CarolD

                                                                                                            New England

                                                                                                            3 reviews

                                                                                                            vip
                                                                                                            4.0

                                                                                                            3 reviews

                                                                                                            Dined on February 15, 2018

                                                                                                            overall4food3service4ambience4

                                                                                                            Great staff! Attentive, positive and they know their menu.

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                                                                                                          Additional information

                                                                                                          • Cross street

                                                                                                            Amesbury

                                                                                                          • Neighborhood

                                                                                                            Cambridge

                                                                                                          • Hours of operation

                                                                                                            Dinner Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

                                                                                                          • Cuisines

                                                                                                            Contemporary American, Seafood

                                                                                                          • Dining style

                                                                                                            Casual Dining

                                                                                                          • Dress code

                                                                                                            Casual Dress

                                                                                                          • Parking details

                                                                                                            Come for the free parking! Your meal includes a parking validation good for three-hours. Posted parking fees will apply beyond the three-hour threshold.

                                                                                                          • Public transit

                                                                                                            Boston University Cental on Green Line, Kendall Square on Red Line.

                                                                                                          • Payment options

                                                                                                            AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

                                                                                                          • Executive chef

                                                                                                            Ellis Chong

                                                                                                          • Additional

                                                                                                            Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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