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The French Room at Taj Boston

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15 Arlington Street, 2nd Floor, Boston, MA 02116 (Newbury Street)
+1 617-536-5700
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Hours:
Sat - Sun 13:30 - 17:00
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Greenbelt, Maryland
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74 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is high end Indian plus New England local favorites. This is a fancy restaurant adjacent to Boston Commons. The service was wayyyyy too slow for lunch on a weekday; I noticed that the other patrons did not fare any better. At this price point, servers should have an idea whether to speed up or slow down service based on... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017

My husband took me here for the afternoon tea as a special date and I really enjoyed it. The decor and atmosphere is by far the reason to come here. Everything is sumptuous and beautiful, from the golden accents to the live classical guitar music. As others have pointed out, it is very expensive, and I think expectations are high... More 

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Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

We enjoyed the special offer continental breakfast on three days. Food was nice and lovely fruit.the host was very solicitous as we found with all the staffing he hotel

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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

Overpriced and somewhat dated. Would have expected more. Location is good but felt there is a lot more for a lot less close to the hotel.

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Hartford, Connecticut
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72 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

We made reservations for high tea on Saturday at 1:00. The hotel called that morning to confirm we had 4 guests. (They charge your credit card if you do not show up.) Since it was a special occasion, they noted it during our phone call. I have been to high tea at L'Espalier on Boylston many times and I have... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts, United States
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2016

I was concerned after reading mixed reviews for the Afternoon tea on OpenTable. Unfortunately, the comments about poor service were relevant. Our seating was less than half filled and service was appallingly absent. The waiter only came over twice during the entire 1.5 hrs and of course again with the bill. I needed to hail him to refill my teapot.... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 May 2016 via mobile

Tea at the Taj is a lovely experience and a great place to celebrate a birthday or other occasion. The tea sandwiches were lovely and delicious. The scones and mini desserts were an elegant treat. The service was excellent and the classical guitar music made the afternoon complete. It's an extravagance but memorable.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 May 2016 via mobile

I visited the Taj today to join a group of ladies for afternoon tea. Immediately upon arriving I was cordially escorted upstairs to the French Room. Staff were all very pleasant, and the ambiance warm and inviting. Everything was dainty, well laid out and the tea was simply delectable. Well worth the experience.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2016

We love staying at the Taj Boston Hotel(the old Ritz Carlton), but would not recommend the afternoon tea meal. Its a weekend event at about $50 per person that includes tiny finger sandwiches(really tiny) and some assorted pastries of unknown parentage. The tea is loose leaf dumped into a rather large tea pot and left to steep over an open... More 

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New York City, New York
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2015

No staff, no patrons, no service, no one to tell you anything about it at all. What was the point of this room?

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 30 - US$ 50
Cuisine
American
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
13:30 - 17:00
Saturday
13:30 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 15 Arlington Street, 2nd Floor, Boston, MA 02116
    (Newbury Street)
  • Public Transportation: Green Line - Arlington
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston>  > Back Bay
  • Neighbourhood: Back Bay
  • Phone Number: +1 617-536-5700
  • This restaurant is at Taj Boston
Description
Taking Afternoon Tea in this elegant chandeliered and mirrored setting with opulently draped windows overlooking fashionable Newbury Street is a Boston tradition. A harpist plays and a sense of gracious conviviality prevails, while guests sip their tea amidst original paintings, sculptures, high-backed upholstered chairs and inviting sofas.

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Back Bay
Wander around this quintessential neighborhood in the heart of Boston for high-end shops, restaurants, and the feeling of city bustle. Its most identifiable skyscrapers, the Prudential Center and John Hancock Tower, are highlights of the city skyline. Visit Newbury street to explore unique and trendy boutiques – as well as every other kind of store imaginable – all housed in beautiful brownstone buildings. In nice weather, restaurant patio seating is packed with Bostonians and tourists alike soaking up the sunshine and enjoying the food. Commonwealth Ave offers a beautiful stroll down residential tree-lined streets. Keep walking towards the Charles River and enjoy a beautiful view by the water. In warmer months, people run and bike on paths running along the esplanade, and sail and kayak on the Charles River. Boylston street, also full of shops, bars, and restaurants, is the finish line of the Boston Marathon. Head towards Copley Square and check out the Boston Public Library, which is particularly beautiful from the Dartmouth street entrance.
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