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About Cafeteria Boston
Cafeteria is a cool, casual, contemporary atmosphere where the comfort food of "yesterday" gets schooled by the flavors of "today" to create a dining experience that is "tray chic."
Our new cafeteria-themed menu is a modern interpretation of classic soul-satisfying American dishes prepared with organic grass-fed beef and lamb, free-range chicken, the freshest seafood and organic, local produce. These properly raised ingredients
behave perfectly with a new world of herbs, spices and culinary techniques to create deeply satisfying comfort food for the new millennium.
Boston, MA 02115
Hours of Operation:
FOOD: Monday - Friday 11:00am - 11:00pm
Saturday and Sunday 9:00am - 11:00pm
Bar open until 1:00am
Brunch served Saturday and Sunday 9:00am-2:00pm
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Catering is available. Please call 617.536.2233 for more information.
Valet parking is available and recommended
Hynes Convention Green Line; Copley Green line
Private Party Facilities:
Our private room on the second floor comfortably accommodates cocktail parties for 100 or a seated dinner for 50 people. The large windows on two sides of the room provide expansive views over Newbury Street and the perfect atmosphere for private lunches, brunch, dinner parties or cocktail receptions. Cafeteria is also available for buyouts as well as private and semi-private functions.
Clients can choose from a wide array of appetizers, entrees, desserts, beverages and wines, to create the right formula for their function. From passed hors d’oeuvres with drinks, to an intimate dinner party to a gala event, we can customize a menu that’s exactly right for your event.
We look forward to working with you and planning your upcoming event.
Private Party Contact:
Demetri Tsolakis : (617) 536-2233
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Delivery, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
We kept the straightforward, select what you like, style of a cafeteria, but, at this cafeteria the food comes to you with dining on three levels - outdoors, downstairs and upstairs for special events. Call 617.536.2233 or email email@example.com
Cafeteria Boston Ratings and Reviews
The food is delicious and the atmosphere is great. Our waiter was very nice however not very attentive. A different person brought our food. He's was great as one on the girl spilled coffee on her sweater and he brought her some soda water. He also showed her the proper way to remove the stain. The waiter did not come check on us after our food was delivered. We needed a refill in our coffee and salt. We did ask for someone to send him over.
I'm not that old, but I felt way too old for that scene. If you are 18-22 maybe this is the place for you, if you are a crazy hipster also might be the place for you. If you are a typical late 20's early 30's person probably a bit too much of a scene. The food was good, a bit overpriced for such simple fare but I can look past that. I cannot look past the level of work all the servers and patrons seem to put into everything they do. I was exhausted just looking at them all.
We popped into Cafeteria for lunch and it was good but not great. Our waitress was really nice and the service was good but our bill was $65 ($78 with tip) for two sandwiches, two apps and one beer, which I thought was a little expensive. Maybe I'm just cheap but I thought it was too much to pay for lunch.
My first time here was great!! The brunch menu was a perfect length; not too few options but not so many that you would get overwhelmed. The food was very good, maybe a little pricey for breakfast food but nothing I wouldn't pay for again! The decor is very comfortable but classy and staff was very friendly. Overall, would definitely recommend.
Cafeteria was so nice! the service was great, although the server did mistakenly describe the spaghetti bolognese dish. The server should've also explained that the shrimp sandwich was spicy, because my friend was unable to finish it due to the spiciness. The ambience was great, it was loud, but not so loud that I was unable to carry a conversation. The food was delicious and the portion sizes were hefty, so say the least (the lamb burger, could've used more flavor, though). The fries were a 10/10, absolutely delicious! They do offer salads, although with all the other options on the menu, hardly anyone would order a salad. Overall, the experience was great, and I would definitely return!
Cafeteria used to be one of our favorite neighborhood grab dinner and relax places but this week after years of dining, they lost us
From the moment we sat down our waiter couldn't wait to get rid of us- and we're nice and tip well. Our food came out quickly but my Tuna burger was overdone. Before I finished the waiter had grabbed my plate. When we asked for coffee - 1 regular and 1 decaf, he said " we dont have decaf". Seriously ? But he did have our check handy. From entering to exiting we spent 35 minutes in the place.
I felt like I'd had fast food from the quality to the service. So disappointed
Positives : Food, Service, Drinks - a decent brunch spot by Boston standards.
Negatives: We were seated in the lower level, and there was a odd smell permeating the entire room, smelled moldy in nature, and it was pretty clear the management knew about it, as they had room fresheners and candles burning. One member of my party used the rest rooms and said the smell was even worse in there. It took away from the experience, and I would be reluctant to eat there again unless I could be seated on the main floor (upstairs).
I went for brunch on a Saturday with my girlfriend. It was a good meal amd a great experience. She ended up getting the breakfast sandwich and I got the 3 eggs with sausage. It was really good just that for the price point it was a bit of a downer. Either way I'd still recommend it if you're ok with the brunch prices!
The restaurant was very pleasant. We were seated promptly. Our waitress was very nice and very efficient. We were a party of six and our drinks arrived shortly after we ordered them. They were interesting/tasty but several of us felt they were a bit light on the alcohol. Our dinners also arrived just on time -- not too early and not too late. Everyone seemed to enjoy their food except for one person who ordered a salad of some kind which seemed to be significantly "heavy" with beets. We were all surprised by that. It was definitely overkill - even to her. Apart from that and the drinks, it was a very nice experience, and I would certainly go there again.
My daughter and I had Brunch here on a Sunday, food was very good and our waitress was nice enough, not overly friendly though.
We sat a table near to front door and it was very cold, we dined with our jackets around us which was not the best way to enjoy our food.
We will go back again when it's warmer and hopefully enjoy our food outside and people watch.
Enjoyed the food here. I had the turkey burger with the Parmesan fries which were outstanding. I also had the calamari which was well just right. My fiance and I have been to numerous places where it wasn't fried right or seasoned but here it was great. It had the perfect crunch but wasn't hard or burnt. My fiance had the macaroni and cheese with shrimp and crab meat which was pretty good as well. The macaroni and cheese could easily be served between two people which supplements the cost of it. The staff was welcoming and even called me before my arrival since the weather was bad and wanted to know if I was still coming. When I'm back in Boston, I will definitely be eating here.
I chose this place to bring my teen granddaughter before seeing a performance at Berklee. I thought a cafeteria-themed restaurant that touts itself as "tray" chic would be novel and I was interested to see how they would pull this off, however, there was nothing cafeteria themed about this place. Just a regular-looking city dining experience. The food was good, the view of Newbury Street was beautiful, everything else was average and priced quite high.
The Burger was AWESOME and their Greek Salad is really good too! This was my second time here and I would definitely prefer to sit upstairs. I'm not sure if they were having a problem with one of the bathrooms but their was this strange septic smell that was wafting on the first floor. . . .
We had a reservation for Saturday brunch. We were seated right away although beside a large party on a long table. There was no other available seat in the restaurant and there was a small plant on the table separating us from the large party. This was not ideal, but was also not the end of the world. The waitress was quick to take our drink order tea and an Americano, no spoons, coffee was horrible, but still not having a bad experience. We ordered eggs that come with toast as well as an additional side pancake. Order comes, toast for one of use (we shared) and no pancake. Waited for both toast and pancake, they came after we were done with our eggs and shared toast. Overall food was good, not great. Service could be more attentive.
Ate there for weekend breakfast. 2 breakfasts were served perfect Served sausage to 2 people that was completely spoiled. Very apologetic. One member of our party's order came out 15 minutes after everyone else and the pancakes were ice cold. Staff was nice but the entire place seemed disorganized. Not awful but can't really recommend as there are too many other good places to eat on Newbury/Boylston streets and I think this one is hit or miss
So, our server was a lovely person BUT if I ask for a spoon for my 4 year old's ice cream, a 15 minute TAT on getting that spoon is crazy. We were a party of 5 and we had to prompt her at every turn to clear our table of empty plates, glasses. For what we paid for drinks and dinner the service should have been better. Also, with the low ceilings, turn your music down - I could barely hear the person next to me speak.
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