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Zephyr on the Charles

4.1
346 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
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Zephyr on the Charles is located along the Charles River overlooking the Boston skyline. Featuring a modern ambiance that is both inviting and friendly, guests are welcomed to this New England style restaurant where local cuisine and fresh flavors are celebrated.

With a locally inspired menu serving breakfast, lunch, dinner and cocktails, Zephyr on the Charles is a classically inspired New England cuisine restaurant with great views. 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.

This summer, visit our new venture with Cape Ann Brewing Company, Under the Hops. Offering seasonal craft beer tastings, creative cocktails and an artisanal pizza menu, all on an outdoor patio overlooking the Boston skyline and Charles River, Under the Hops is open each Thursday night from 5:30PM-8:00PM.

Director of Outlets & Restaurant: Pedro Astupinaro
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Contemporary American, Seafood
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Hours of operation
Breakfast
Mon–Fri 6:30 am–11:00 am
Sat 6:30 am–11:30 pm
Sun 6:30 am–12:00 pm
Lunch
Mon–Fri 11:00 am–5:00 pm
Sat 11:30 am–5:00 pm
Sun 12:00 pm–5:00 pm
Cocktails
Mon–Thu, Sun 11:00 am–11:00 pm
Fri, Sat 11:00 am–12:00 am
Limited Menu
Daily 3:00 pm–4:00 pm
Dinner
Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–11:00 pm
Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–12:00 am
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Phone number
(857) 352-8778
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Payment options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Nick Lee
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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.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Amesbury
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Parking details
Private lot is available. Validation includes three-hour complimentary self-parking in the hotel parking garage. Posted parking fees will apply beyond the three-hour threshold.
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Public transit
Boston University Cental on Green Line, Kendall Square on Red Line.
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Special events & promotions
Zephyr offers Easter Brunch, Mothers Day Brunch, and Thanksgiving Day Brunch. We also offer Special Menus for Valentines Day, July 4th, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and New Year's Eve.

Additional
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

Zephyr on the Charles & Hyatt Regency Cambridge are the perfect venues for all your special occasions, whether intimate or grand. Enjoy authentic hospitality for events of every size & taste with an array of unique indoor & outdoor spaces –many with breathtaking views.

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What 346 People Are Saying
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vipCarolD (New England)
4.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

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

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vipBaltimore2 (New England)
4.0  Dined on January 28, 2018

Staff was extremely accommodating. We had two 3 yr olds with us.

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OpenTable Diner (Birmingham)
3.0  Dined on January 18, 2018

I ordered a burger rare without the bun and asked for extra greens. I got a pathetic looking well done dry burger and a few pieces of lettuce, slice of tomato and some pickles; not even close to being worth the $17 price. I asked to get something else and was not charged for burger. The Hyatt used to have the most amazing salad bar and good tasting selections but have done away with it. The menu never changes, the quality of the food is fair.

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Simonm (New York Area)
1.0  Dined on December 16, 2017

Of all Hyatts I stayed in, and dined in, this is the far worst. We stayed there overnight from Saturday to Sunday for the family gathering, and had an early dinner and breakfast the following morning.

Dinner menu was extremely limited and food quality was mediocre at best. Bread was not brought to the table until we asked. Bread plates were not even offered, until we asked. Sword fish was hard to touch, accompanying broccoli was over-salted. Short rib was just "OK", nothing special. But red potatoes with it were so hard, as if it was prepared a day before. There was no ice cream, and the restaurant manager found the leftover scoop of vanilla to smooth our disappointment. Thank you very much. Servers were not neat at all, the uniform was not at all Hyatt-like.

Next morning breakfast was again a disappointment. Egg station was manned by two chefs, one of them was an apprentice who tried to do his best. The other simply grab omelette condiments with his hands - very unsanitary and really a turn off.

I should mention that the place is quite expensive - $100 for two of us for a dinner and $50 for two buffets for breakfast. But because there is nothing else in a close proximity, the restaurant gets away with this. If only it were like I'd expect from Hyatt!

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vipdoonesbury (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on October 28, 2017

Most wonderful staff--so nice, accommodating, and friendly! The restaurant exceeds expectations for a hotel restaurant. food good!

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OpenTable Diner (New England)
4.0  Dined on October 22, 2017

Had the Bolognese which was very good. Also I recommend the Bourbon Negroni. Had two of those with dinner and thought they were excellent.

If you're staying at the Hyatt Regency Cambridge, where Zephyr is located, there is a nice bar as well that is nice to stop by on your way back from a night out.

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OpenTable Diner (Phoenix)
4.0  Dined on October 6, 2017

Good food, limited beverage menu. Getting the order right was a challenge due to a language barrier.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
1.0  Dined on October 4, 2017

Horrible service. Food sub Par. Would not eat there for free

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TM88 (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on September 17, 2017

Restaurant is a bit dated, although the view of the river is such a positive.

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vipBDK1 (Philadelphia)
4.0  Dined on August 28, 2017

Try the New England Clam Chowder. It is very hearty!

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Lobstersandwich (New England)
3.0  Dined on August 25, 2017

I thought the food was fresh and tasty, but pricey.

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Anonymous (Washington DC)
3.0  Dined on July 2, 2017

We arrived for a 7:30 reservation and waited about 10-15 minutes before being greeted. They had the number of people in the party wrong and then had to find us a new table. While the food was overpriced but good, the waiter rarely came over and we couldn't get their attention when we needed.

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vipOpenTable Diner (New England)
1.0  Dined on July 1, 2017

Food was ok. For the price which is about the same as the great choices in the local area, you would expect the food to be better quality but it is far from it. Very slow service even with only one or two tables.

Only positive is the view of the Charles. Very disappointing that the manager Tim told us that they are not seating people at the empty exterior seating (young daughter was freezing in the ac so we requested outdoor seating) because of the season/too busy/ only seat people there for dinner. 30 minutes later a table of three was seated right outside of the window we were sitting in front of. He offer a BS half apology and that was all. Will never go back because of this. You can deal with ok food but terrible service is unacceptable.

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OpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  Dined on June 9, 2017

Nora our server was just awesome! I'd go back just to say hello to her! She was friendly, amazing and went out of her way to make our evening wonderful! The veg corn based soup was very good!

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vipMilo (Miami)
1.0  Dined on May 25, 2017

I know you're tempted to go here because of the view. Let me save you your time and money and tell you that the view isn't all that great and that's all this restaurant has to offer. The food menu is mediocre at best, restaurant itself is like an old hotel lobby, and the service is poor (we reserved a table and staff didn't honor it). In addition the to the lackluster experience, the restaurant wages 2 additional fees (fees for tables over 5 people and hotel fee). Overall, the overpriced menu, poor quality of food, views, and service ranks this as a mediocre location to spend your evening/afternoon. Plenty of other restaurants with a view that are better than this, listen to the reviews on here- trust us! (We wouldn't take the time to write it unless we meant it)

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OpenTable Diner (New England)
4.0  Dined on April 18, 2017

Good food & service. Outstanding view of Boston & the Charles River

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vipTennisfoodiedude (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on April 5, 2017

Unfortunately, I wasn't as impressed with the food as I had hoped, the menu was different than what I read online (smaller selection, less variety), and the wine glasses were small. The service could've been better also, but I'll chalk that up to (possible) inexperience. Finally, I made my reservation about 30 minutes beforehand, to ensure we had a table. It appeared to me the fellow who sat us took (very slight) offence to that, saying the reservation was made 15 minutes beforehand and he almost dropped us as we were 5 minutes late.

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Regina (New England)
1.0  Dined on March 11, 2017

Could not have been more disappointed. The menu was online, yet I was told, in a voicemail message shortly before I was about to leave, that the meal was a buffet because the kitchen was closed on Saturday ..?! I thought that meant a good, nice, decent buffet, but it was like going to a school cafeteria, the food was awful, the soup was cold, and the desserts were nearly inedible. It should have been an embarrassment, if anything, for them to have this -- I mean, I am talking about egg salad, American cheese, potato chips .. really?? I was flabbergasted, and beyond disappointed.

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OpenTable Diner (New England)
3.0  Dined on March 8, 2017

I went alone for lunch. Server was friendly, very attentive, came by regularly to refill my drink without having to ne asked, and was timely with the check.

I was told that the kitchen was under remodel and regular menu wouldn't be available for any meal (breakfast, lunch, or dinner) for the next 2-3 weeks. Buffet was lackluster and was comprised of bread, cold cuts, salad items, and soups. Clam chowder offered was great and the sandwich I built was fine, but overpriced at $16. Hotel garage parking was validated, which was nice.

Tables on the left side of the dining room have good views of the river and skyline. Some seats have an obstructed view, but I didn't check the views from the bar. Overall it was an overpriced lunch with a nice view. Might come back when they get a kitchen back up and running.

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OpenTable Diner (New England)
4.0  Dined on February 14, 2017

Really good location and nice ambience. Would have preferred more vegetarian and gluten free options.

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