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About Zephyr on the Charles

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

575 Memorial Drive
Cambridge, MA 02139
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Contemporary American, Seafood

Hours of Operation:
Breakfast: Monday - Friday: 6:30AM - 11:00AM, Saturday - Sunday: 6:30AM - 12:00PM

Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00AM - 5:00PM, Saturday - Sunday: 12:00PM - 5:00PM

Dinner Monday - Thursday: 5:00PM to 10:00PM, Friday and Saturday 5:00PM to 11:00PM

Cocktails Monday through Saturday: 11:00AM to midnight.

Cross Street:
Amesbury

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

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

Phone Number:
(857) 352-8778

Website:
http://cambridge.hyatt.com/hyatt/hotels/entertainment/restaurants/index.jsp

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.

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.

Public Transit:
Boston University Cental on Green Line, Kendall Square on Red Line.

Executive Chef:
Nick Lee

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

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.

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.

Zephyr on the Charles Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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3.5

service

3.5

ambience

3.8

value

3.5

Noise

Moderate

71% would recommend it to a friend

Great for Brunch (2)
Scenic View (2)
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Bar Seating (1)
Business Meals (1)
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Fun (1)
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vip
 (New York Area)·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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 (New England)·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.

Tags: Fun, Bar Seating, Waterfront, Cozy, Casual, Good for a Date, Scenic View, Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 6, 2017

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

Tags: Business Meals
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 4, 2017

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

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 17, 2017

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

Tags: Great for Brunch
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 28, 2017

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

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 (New England)·Dined on August 25, 2017

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

Tags: Waterfront
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 (Washington DC)·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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vip
 (New England)·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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 (New England)·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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 (Miami)·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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 (New England)·Dined on April 18, 2017

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

Tags: Good for a Date
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vip
 (New York Area)·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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 (New England)·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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 (New England)·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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 (New England)·Dined on February 14, 2017

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

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date
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 (New England)·Dined on January 27, 2017

The food was great. The Bolognese dish was delicious. And the staff was so nice to us. The atmosphere was very quiet and the seating was comfortable. The view of the Boston skyline is spectacular.

Tags: Waterfront, Pre/post Theatre, Healthy, Good for a Date
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 (New England)·Dined on November 24, 2016

Mediocre food, shockingly overpriced. And the live entertainment was awful. Like, distractingly bad. The average busker in Harvard Square is a lot better.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on October 30, 2016

The view of the Charles River is diminished by the parking lot and road. This feels more like a hotel coffee shop than a destination restaurant. The food and service were fine, but I wouldn't go out of my way to return.

Tags: Casual
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 (New England)·Dined on October 28, 2016

Decidedly mediocre and overpriced. The clam chowder was very light on the clams - mostly broth, and over salted. The Bolognese sauce on fettuccine was served far too hot and was heavy on the palette. (I tend to order Bolognese on pasta as I travel) My wife's burger was adequate, but she left hungry. Two tables away an older woman, travelling alone, was giving her server an earful about her dinner - which apparently was cold. As hotel dining experiences go, this was about a 3.

I will say that our breakfast experience was far better - both in terms of service and food quality. THough the price was high and portion small, it tasted good!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 26, 2016

We made a same day reservation for a group of 9. They put us in a private room with a tv and put the World Series on for us (we're from Chicago)! The food was fantastic and the service was outstanding. This restaurant made our night!

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on October 9, 2016

Food & service were excellent. Would definitely recommend

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on October 2, 2016

Better than the usual hotel restaurant. It boasts a scenic river view and very good food and service.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Romantic, Scenic View, Business Meals, Sunday Lunch
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 1, 2016

Generally a nice atmosphere but unfortunately the food was not great and the menu descriptions were not entirely accurate. The tuna app was terrible, bolognese pasta was so-so and the pesto ravioli - so-so.

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 (New England)·Dined on August 23, 2016

Our waitress & the rest of the wait staff were very good. The food was mediocre. The drinks were very good. On the plus side they validate your parking ticket so parking was free.

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 (New England)·Dined on August 23, 2016

3 of us went for Restaurant Week. Food was so-so - tasty but nothing I couldn't make at home. Wines were outrageously expensive (a $7 bottle selling for $9. a glass) and service was mediocre.
The restaurant has great views of the Charles and downtown Boston but I would never bother to go back.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on August 22, 2016

My husband and I had a beautiful lunch on the terrace on a gorgeous day. Lovely food and service!

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 (New England)·Dined on August 21, 2016

Not likely we will be dining here again. Terrible service, only thing that made my day was the view aside from that I don't recommend this place.

Tags: Casual
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 (New England)·Dined on August 20, 2016

We sat at the window overlooking the Charles River. Pleasant and enjoyable experience. Food was very good with healthy options. Nice evening out!

Tags: Good for Groups, Casual
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 (New England)·Dined on August 17, 2016

The roasted chicken=incredible. Served with cauliflower florets, sweet pea. Delicate and minimal sauce. Waiter was friendly. View of boats sliding by on the Charles Wonderful place and we're local Cantsbrigians encouraging others to discover the restaurant

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 (New England)·Dined on August 15, 2016

(Was having surgery at MGH the next morning) Pleasant Hostess, waiter very busy. However, The Food was delicious, We chose the Dine out Boston Special, had the steak over potatoes, but seriously could not eat the dessert, too full. Restaurant itself could use a facelift... Dingy, carpet was old and a bit dirty, Windows were dirty if you are looking for a view? Ummm might want to clean up the outside tables, some Tables still had plates on them.

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 (New England)·Dined on July 29, 2016

As a former chef of a four star, I find myself judging cuisine against my own abilities. The Zephyr stacks up. It was a perfect anniversary evening.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Romantic, Special Occasion, Scenic View
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on July 26, 2016

Love this place! We sit outside on the deck, overlooking the Charles River, and because the hotel is pet friendly, we can bring our dog. Food is delicious, and there is something for everyone, especially for my vegetarian daughter. She had a bunch of options!!! Great place!!!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Scenic View
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 (New England)·Dined on July 18, 2016

Third return visit always happen to catch the same server he's the best food is always good staff always friendly . Great drinks

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on June 22, 2016

Your typical chain hotel restaurant: a little worn. Slow service. Average food. Expensive. But friendly staff!

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on April 22, 2016

We were in Boston for an event. I have a policy of not eating in hotel restaurants when at all possible. However their advertisements were enticing. The food was not horrible, but the service was. Waiter was the only one in our area, not very attentive and the portion size was small for the price point. I should have stuck with my policy.

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 (New England)·Dined on March 18, 2016

My cousin and I had a nice dinner here for Dine Out Boston. Overall, good experience. We really enjoyed the mussels, duck breast, and the pecan crusted salmon. The potato chips were so-so. For dessert, while we really liked the apple tartine, the goat cheese cheesecake just tasted too much like goat cheese for my taste. Still, the food was generally good, as well as the cocktails we ordered. We had a nice view of the Charles River. Our waiter was great as well.

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 (New England)·Dined on March 5, 2016

The food was good great view of Charles river and Boston sky line.server was very good and helpful

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on February 14, 2016

Virtually perfect Valentine's Day dinner. Thanks a lot to all the staff, and thanks for bringing my girlfriend a beautiful red rose.

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 (New England)·Dined on February 13, 2016

We were intially disappointed as we thought this was the old restaurant on the top of the Hyatt, but that is no more. The view is just so so in winter, I imagine that it's nicer in summer. The cars rushing by do take away from the romance of it.

The Valentines sea food appetizer was great, generous portions for two and a good variety. Crab cakes were full of delicous crab meat, hope this is a staple on the menu. Duck flatbread was very good too, as was the salmon. Not as romantic as we hoped, but enjoyable dinner.

Tags: Late-night Find, Scenic View
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