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.
Great spot for brunch/lunch! Would definitely recommend!
one of meals came ~10 minutes after 3 others (egg!). One of dishes was not prepared as requested. Asked for more coffee; was told that they were brewing a new pot and it would be ready in 5 minutes. Waited another 20 minutes without coffee and left. Would not return
Really love this place, but this time the waiters seem to be running around non stop and it made me stressed. My salad came drenched in sauce and missing a few ingredients. But the waiter immediately fixed it and took great care of us after that.
Still in my opinion a good value in back bay compared to other tourist traps
I did attend breakfast for this reservation but being we were first guest of the day seemed I did not need the reservation and forgot to tell them.
My son really enjoyed his Frittata and my Huevos Rancheros were delicious as were the potatoes that accompanied both. We will be back!
I understand it was New Year’s Day and I’m sure everyone was tired from the night before... but the servers never smiled, and made us feel like we were inconveniencing them by being there. It was very quiet, only one other table. The kitchen staff delivered the food even though there were 2 servers and 2 tables of guests. The food was ok but not at all worth the prices. Definitely won’t go back.
I’ve been coming here for over ten years and always loved it. This time it wasn’t as good as usual unfortunately. We ordered the same thing we always get. I’m not sure If there is new management or new chef or what is different but it was not as good as it used to be unfortunately! I’m hoping this is a one off and it will be better in the future. I’ve loved it for so long I’ll definitely go back.
It was ok, service was good and food was fine but extremely overpriced
Birthday! It was amazing I loved it!
After Sitting and ordering Wine and a Meal. A mouse decided to join us at our table. Due to time constraints we stayed. No apology from the manager. In fact the manager NEVER came over.
Nice space and delicious food. Would definitely come back!
Very fun brunch spot! Service was terrific and the light and cheery atmosphere made morning feel especially lovely.
Food was good for the price. Quick service and quiet atmosphere on a week night.
Great lunch. Surprisingly quiet on this cold day.
Cafeteria is always amazing. The food and drinks are consistently delicious and the service is always fantastic as well!
The food is way overpriced. The quality of service and food has gone down since I lived in Boston last year and ate here around 3 times. Whatever you do don’t order the scallops, they are so tough and over cooked. The salad is underdressed and costs $12!! 12 dollars and it’s so disappointing! Also they charge $6 for a Pepsi which is absolutely insane. I have dined at many high end restaurants and even they don’t charge $6 for a watered down Pepsi. It was my birthday so we had plans to stay for dessert but after the very underwhelming first courses we had to get out of there. Our server maybe checked on us once during the entire meal so we could never really talk about the food and get that sorted. Oh and 1 salad 1 soda and 2 entrees cost us around $80! I have never written a review before but I had to write this one... so overwhelmingly disappointed in this place and it hit extra hard because I was there to celebrate my birthday. Please do better cafeteria, I expect more from an overpriced Newbury street restaurant.
The Boston Cream Burger is the best burger I’ve ever had and it’s all I ever get there.
Wait for outside seating was a little shambly, but once we sat down everything was perfect!
Service & atmosphere were delightful for a late afternoon meal. The quality and presentation of our entrees was excellent & overall a very good value for our selections. We will definitely return!
The server was unenthusiastic nor apologetic due to my entree not being made as I requested. The music event was great, very good music.
A bit cold inside the restaurant, but delicious food!
We were in Boston to visit a couple of colleges and some friends who live in the area suggested this place for dinner after the tours. Great recommendation!
Great for brunch - especially from late spring-early fall when you can be outside! A little pricey for dinner, and don't find the quality of food to be quite as good as brunch is.
Just okay. Salads were average, quesadillas were so spicy you couldn’t taste anything but chipotle. Zero atmosphere inside and we couldn’t wait for an outside table. With all the great options in the area can’t quite say I’d go back
Service was la king. Took 45 minutes to get eggs and pancakes. Was maybe 20% full. Had to flag waiter down for everything - coffee refill, pancake syrup.
My friend and I had a lovely dinner on the patio here. The heated lamps were perfect for an early fall evening! Service started off amazing, but as the patio filled up we found ourselves waiting quite some time to close out. But onto the FOOD! The cheeseburger spring rolls are a must-try, and we loved the tomato soup. The artichoke spinach dip was great too, but I'm not a huge fan of goat cheese and that flavor is rather strong in this dish. Overall though, the Newbury St location is ideal, it's lively and fun and a gorgeous setting for good drinks and excellent food. As a Boston resident I'll be recommending this restaurant and I'll be back!
Honestly, the main thing Cafeteria Boston has going for it is the setting ; they have lots of outside seating. The staff was nice, but the food was mediocre at best. Two of us ordered eggs over medium, and they were incredibly runny. The coffee was warm at best , and that’s being generous. It just seemed like the place wasn’t well managed at all...
Pube in our eggs and a dog hanging out on the bar ? ? ?
The perfect place to grab lunch on Newbury and booking on open table is the best way to go! All meals are great and these are my favorite French fries in Boston, a real treat.
Noisy and just average food and drinks for way too $$$$
Four of us had a very nice lunch here. Food was good. Solid choice for a casual meal.
We were seated quickly, and our large party had the upper level of the restaurant to ourselves, though we would have appreciated the option to sit outside. The cocktails were delicious and the spinach artichoke dip was also especially good. Burgers were fine, but average.
Great food (brunch) and service but if you can’t sit outside I’d go someplace else. The patio is gorgeous, the inside is a little drab & dated. It’s basically a basement turned into a restaurant.
The waiters and hostesses are always extremely nice and make sure your food is perfect. Nice, relaxing atmosphere (brunch and lunch), and not too loud.
Loved this restaurant...found it by accident after downloading this app.
Was in Boston 4 nights and went twice.
Food choice is eclectic & the vib was fun.
Would throughly reccomend it.
Found this little gem by accident.
Loved the food & retro disco vib...right up my street.
Would throughly reccommend it!
Chicken Milanese was outstanding. They were out of lemonade which was odd since they feature many varieties on the menu. Server was friendly and helpful, though I did have to wait for the check for a long time.
Our waitress was excellent but the food quality does not match everything else.
Enjoyed sitting outside in this casual environment. Ordered cheeseburger appetizer and black bean/veg burger. Both were excellent.
The place is cool and very friendly. The food is good but anything besides that.