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.
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 : 6175362233x
Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Delivery, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Cafeteria Boston Ratings and Reviews
Food is great but it's too loud! It's ha ...
Food is great but it's too loud! It's hard to listen and converse. The service is spotty, you'll get a good waiter/waitress but other times you have to wait a while to be greeted or for a water refill. I keep coming back for the spinach artichoke dip.
Our food came very quickly, but it took ...
Our food came very quickly, but it took en exceedingly long time to get our check. The food was good, but nothing outstanding. The outdoor seating was very nice and is great for people watching!
Great for groups. Fun drinks and appetiz ...
Great for groups. Fun drinks and appetizers- definitely try the cheeseburger spring rolls!
My daughter took her friend here for the ...
My daughter took her friend here for the friend's 16th birthday. Perhaps, because they were kids, the waiter did not notice that one dish was garnished, the other was not. He brought the check, without asking if they'd like dessert (they did want dessert and went elsewhere.) BUT, all in all, they were both happy with the food, especially the salads, and the atmosphere.
I had skipped Cafeteria many times becau ...
I had skipped Cafeteria many times because of the "meh" reviews, and I should have continued to do so. It really is a fun atmosphere, very lively and busy. I would say that is the best reason to go. I ordered the lobster roll ($22), and it was okay. The bun was too big (bread:lobster ratio was off), and I asked if I could have half fries/half greens (the options for the side). Most places will gladly accommodate this request, but our server nicely shared that they don't do that anymore. So I went with the "parmesan frites". These are really just those twice-cooked fries you see everywhere, and are truly nothing special. My plate arrived, and it looked so sad and sparse. Maybe I got a half side of fries and no greens? Our server was nice, but seemed eager to move us along. We'd had the menu for about 60 seconds, and he came by saying, you look ready! I get it, but no, not ready at all. Basically it seems like a fun place to drink on the patio.
Lobster roll with Parmesan fries were go ...
Lobster roll with Parmesan fries were good but can be a bit too much roll. They don't skimp on the lobster but for market price, I don't expect anything less.
Great brunch spot
This is a terrific causal restaurant at the upper end of the Back Bay neighborhood. We had prompt service and generous sized portions of food for our brunch gathering. The French toast was tasty and the huevos rancheros was large and flavorful. The eggs with two pancakes was terrific. Not romantic but a great choice for our group of six.
We heard this was a great place and were unpleasantly surprised. The food was quite expensive and not particularly good. The music was very loud and the service was inattentive. Other than that, a fine place to dine.
We were frustrated by be passed over for ...
We were frustrated by be passed over for outdoor seating since the names around us were crossed out. We were estimated 30 minutes and after about 50 minutes I checked and we were able to be seated after some convincing I had put my name down. Luckily the bartender (female) made fantastic drinks so we were able to catch up at the bar. The food was fantastic and it was a beautiful night to eat outside.
Not very accomodating
We went to Cafeteria for brunch before my daughter's graduation. It was very nice and as usual the food was good. But we made a few simple requests that they didn't have - English breakfast tea and sugar free syrup. My sister requested her eggs on top of her breakfast potatoes and we were told they couldn't do that. I've never had any issues before so maybe it was just a bad day.
Breakfast pizza amazing craving it alrea ...
Breakfast pizza amazing craving it already! I live out of state will try to recreate recipe at home.
Get for lunch or dinner. The prickly pea ...
Get for lunch or dinner. The prickly pear margarita is delicious. The Greek salad is great. There is something on the menu for everyone. The outside seating is the best.
Great food! Been here many Times and ne ...
Great food! Been here many Times and never had a bad meal! Outdoor dining On busy Newberry Street was fun.
I love Cafeteria for their spinach artic ...
I love Cafeteria for their spinach artichoke dip! But the noise level is too loud and I had to remind the hostess of the special request I had asked for in opentable. Overall the service is good and the food is great! Will definitely keep coming!
go to brunch place on newbury
fun and cute place, great for brunch and meeting with friends; food is good, although can be a bit pricey. service is slow (especially on weekends when its crowded; we waited 10 minutes just to get water / coffee). but the outside tables are so nice in the spring/summer and the drink menu is great.
cute place, really nice and friendly relaxed staff
food was eh...nice experience in a pretty place...not really for foodies but food was fresh and friendly atmosphere
Came here with a few friends from out of ...
Came here with a few friends from out of town who used to live in Boston years ago! It was great eating outside and enjoying Newbury street. We all really enjoyed our food. Looking forward to those parmesan fries again!
The food was good but it took over 30 mi ...
The food was good but it took over 30 minutes for our order to come out.
very trendy little spot with up stairs and downstairs seating. menu was well versed amd the meatballs appetizer was perfect to start with
Good for friends, but LOUD
I've been to Cafeteria many times. It's always a fun place to go with a group of friends. I wouldn't recommend it for small groups because it is so loud. There was a group of LOUD 23 year olds at the table next to us, and there was no effort made at all by the waiters to keep them quiet. Their waiter was friends with them so he just made things worse. It was very loud, and I could hardly hear myself think. Otherwise, the food is pretty good.
Great Ambience all Around!
Great customer service! I made reservations but found out that reservations are not valid for Patio seating (first come first serve). However, the wait was well worth it. Great accommodating staff!
Best to avoid prime times.
The food was average to better than average. The service was outstanding. The noise level was excruciating and you had to shout to be heard. Was there at lunch on Saturday. Will try again off prime time on a weekday.
Overall great food, but tattered menus, ...
Overall great food, but tattered menus, my menu was literally falling a part. If I wanted to have a "nice" experience or good first date, I would not take someone here. The place was dead and I felt like wait staff was nowhere to be found to re-fill water
great breakfast pizza
AMAZING breakfast pizza, such a fun location for brunch - brought my friends from out of town and they loved it so much, they went back for lunch the next day!! the breakfast pizza is so amazing - definitely try it :)
My friends and I loved the spinach dip! I would suggest this if you are looking for somewhere to eat on Newbury that won't break your bank account! Casual, with unique drinks as well!
A bit pricey for the food but it's a gre ...
A bit pricey for the food but it's a great location & always an enjoyable low-key meal with a small group or large group.
Delicious BLT and an even better playlis ...
Delicious BLT and an even better playlist. I would recommend this place for a weekday lunch.
Cafeteria is most known for its outdoor patio that's open during the summer months - however, it is absolutely still a great brunch spot during those colder months too. Ask to be seated upstairs and you'll be greeted with massive windows that fill the room with light and a picturesque view of Newbury Street.
Sunday at the Cafeteria
It was very loud for a Sunday afternoon and the music was definitely more appropriate for a Friday or Saturday night. We sat downstairs and the place is a little run down. I went and checked out the upstairs and think we would have been more comfortable there. The food was decent, big menu, lots of choices. My son had a burger and fries and he said it tasted good. My husband had the Cubano, but didn't think the interpretation was great. I had the greek salad with chicken, the chicken was moist and flavorful, and the salad had a lot of flavor.
I went in for brunch with my friends thi ...
I went in for brunch with my friends this past sunday and it was incredible! The food was amazing, it's an awesome spot and overall has a really cool vibe. The waitstaff is awesome and I definitely want to come back to check out the bar!
Cafeteria - Night before Valentine's Day
Went out to dinner the night before Valentine's day (Feb. 2016) and had a lovely dinner. Although it was freezing cold outside, and the door swung open a few times, it was a warm environment with a great energy. My date and I ordered: New England Clam Chowder, Parmesan Fries, Cod Tacos, and the Meatloaf Entree. All were delicious and great portion sizes. The prices were very reasonable. Our waiter was attentive and wonderfully polite; never hovering too much, but also not impossible to find. Really great experience, my date and I were very happy with our dinner.
The smoked salmon platter was only so-so ...
The smoked salmon platter was only so-so. The "creme fraiche" drizzled on it seemed partially frozen. It looked like someone had drizzled cinnamon bun icing over the whole plate. The salmon was good and was an ample portion. I suggest asking the server to omit the "creme fraiche".
Young crowd. Very loud. Too crowded for ...
Young crowd. Very loud. Too crowded for small space Service could be much better.
Excellent attentive staff and very good food and drinks. Would recommend and return!
Food was good but very heavy
Food was good but very heavy
Not living up to expectation...
Not living up to expectation...
Really nice food and ambiance.
Great options for lunch, dinner and brunch. Great atmosphere for groups and modern romantic dinners.
Used to be a huge fan, but not anymore.
I got overcharged on my drinks and when I called the manager over he argued with me and didn't fix my bill. I used to eat here all the time and bring new friends over to introduce them to this restaurant; I will no longer be returning.
Came for Sunday Brunch. Nice variations and good portions. will definately go back
The chefs children were crying, running ...
The chefs children were crying, running around the restaurant, and falling off chairs. We waited 40 minutes for our food while the chef kept coming out and playing with her baby and children. My cod was barely cooked.
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