Outlook Kitchen at The Envoy Hotel

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336 reviews
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Contemporary American
Outlook Kitchen & Bar, located on the first level of The Envoy Hotel, has a regionally inspired Progressive American menu, updated seasonally with locally sourced ingredients. We offer a variety of specialties, along with small plates, shared plates, and full plate selections. Guests can enjoy a bar menu with locally influenced spirits, signature cocktails, local draft and craft beers, along with specially chosen wines that pair well with our menu. Outlook also features a ground level outdoor patio, along the Harbor Walk, for seasonal al fresco dining with views of the Boston Skyline. Outlook serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner, as well as hip and upbeat brunch on the weekend, accompanied by DJ entertainment on Sundays.
The Envoy Hotel also features the seasonal Lookout Rooftop&Bar with a 200+ capacity. Lookout consists of a full service bar and “the best view in Boston”, rated in the Top 10 Rooftop Bars in America (Departures Magazine).

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Mon - Wed 11:30AM - 11:45AM 12:00PM - 1:00PM 1:15PM - 2:30PM

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TC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

The portion was decently small for the price. The steak was also overcooked, and there were a variety of nuts in the salad which were neither described in the menu, not mentioned by the waitress. Overall, the meal still tasted good.

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SS
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The menu had a good variety. Food taste was excellent. Wait time was not too long, before being seated. We were hoping to get direct access to the rooftop after dinner which they said we couldn't. Disappointed for sure, having spent over $150 for a fine meal/drinks to not have access to the rooftop but to step out and wait in line again. They should have a min. bill threshold to let people dining have direct access to the rooftop if they don't want everyone abusing this easy access. At least make some positive changes in this regard.

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New England
10 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything from the dinner to the rooftop to the waitstaff was top notch! We were greeted by the host, Leo, who was exceptional! The chef stopped by our table, which I loved since I am a true foodie! Food was amazing! The views on the rooftop were spectacular! We had a wonderful evening and can’t wait to return!

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1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 3

The staff did no receive my reservation, which luckily they weren’t busy but they seemed annoyed at that I claimed to have a reservation but didn’t show in the system. We weren’t asked if we preferred to sit inside or outside and they sat us close to another table when the place was practically empty. Our waters were never refilled and the drink menu was taken away prior to us staying we were finished. The waitress was busy chatting with other staff and didn’t check on us; I could see if it was busy... but it wasn’t. Also, we were celebrating a birthday over brunch and the overall experience was okay. The food however was phenomenal.

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C
New England
3 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

I made a lunch reservation for the restaurant at the top of the hotel but they confirmed for street level. This was a goodbye lunch for an associate who was returning to her home in China. So we wanted the city view for her. We got the Crab Shack. The hotel did not make it clear that they’d switched the reservation. They could have bee more explicit when they originally confirmed and explained that the rooftop location wasn’t open at lunch. Their marketing seemed to imply it was. Otherwise I wouldn’t have booked it.

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MK
New England
13 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Good food, nice setting. Service was not warm, welcoming or friendly.

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MH
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

Very pricey, food was underwhelming for the the price. The rooftop bar is the main attraction, so stick with that. Either way your going to pay a lot.

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New England
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

The food wasn’t good and fresh at all. We ordered 3 dishes from the appetizer menu and were very disappointed. Our waiter were never around and we had to keep asking for things from different waiters/waitresses. The receptionists weren’t welcomed and rude. We won’t go back there again!

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L
New England
8 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Celebrated my aunts birthday and everything was perfect. Annie was our waitress and she was remarkable! Definitely a great asset to the team.

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Minneapolis
6 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 4

The service was very bad, waitress took our order and we never saw her again. I should say we saw her, just not at our table.

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New England
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 1

The worst service we received. First off we didn’t get any service for the first 10 min. Then when the waiter took our order, we ordered our meals and coffee. We got our food way before our coffee and had to remind them about the coffee multiple times for them to then go and just grab a thermos of coffee right next to us. Overall the service was extremely poor which is unfortunate because the location is great.

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New England
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 4

Food was excellent -- the breakfast hash was exceptional with tons of really fresh veggies. The ambiance was great with patios outside and basically shielded from any road noise which is rare in Boston. The service on the other hand was really bad (took ~20 minutes to be greeted after seating, server forgot my OJ, received meal covered in sour cream after asking for none, server's attitude was careless). In Boston, there's enough restaurants that you really can demand great food AND great ambiance AND great service.

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New England
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Tehrw was no arrangement for birthday celebration even when I wrote special note plus there was outdoor seating option while reserving but when I went there they mentioned it’s a mistake we don’t take reservation for the same very unpleasant experience. Food quality was bad too server didn’t give silver wares and drinks option properly.

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J
New England
2 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 3

Our lamb was slightly undercooked and it was minimal. It was a 38$ meal but we left hungry. Additionally someone else got tacos which had no flavor and were dry. The host was very helpful and friendly. The server was patient when we didn’t know what to order. But the food was subpar and we would not come back for that.

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JL
Naples
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The steak was outstanding

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EC
New England
2 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Service great and so was food. Raining so could not sit outside but looked very nice

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LS
New England
13 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were out to celebrate our daughter being home from NYC. It was my second visit to the Outlook Kitchen (had been there for a yummy lunch) and my family's first visit for dinner.
It is a restaurant and bar with a high energy and the feel of "the place to be in Boston". It is casual and on trend with the scene at the Seaport. If you are looking for quiet, white cloth restaurant with simple or traditional menu items...this is not for you. Perhaps you should select another spot if Granny is with you unless she is fun and trendy.The setting is really open, loud and electric and when we got there for a 7:30 reservation the bar and outside area were jammed. Even with the big crowd, the restaurant honored our open table reservation by seating us immediately.
We are foodies and appreciate inventive menus and creative food presentation. Outlook's menu was perfect for us. We had a hard time deciding what to order because there were so many great choices. We tasted the Blue Hills mussels, tuna tartare on a tostada and watermelon & burrata. All were delicious. Perhaps the best mussels we have ever tasted ....our plates looked like they were licked clean. The meal was off to a great beginning. I can't wait to channel Chef Tatiana and service my version of the watermelon burrata dish this summer since it was so refreshing and presented beautifully .
For entree's we had the chicken, george's bank scallops and red snapper in a banana leaf and the yuca gnocchi with a side of shishito peppers( which comes life at the table). I wish I could remember the exact description of each item how ever they were amazing. Any one of these dishes would be reason enough to run back to Outlook. The gnocchi was so flavorful and delicious. I am not typically a gnocchi fan, however I would order this dish in a heartbeat. The scallops were sweet and fresh on a bed of pea and something puree. The Snapper had soft and crunchy flavors and palate teasers and the chicken was tender and flavorful.

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Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

We were referred to this restaurant by our hotel concierge, for the view and the jazz brunch on Sunday. As a result, we were able to make a reservation for outdoor seating. We were seated right away, but were disappointed in that there was no view (I think the concierge was confused with the rooftop bar), but even more disappointing was that there was competing music from The Barking Crab that was across the alley. While the music from each place was fine in its own merit, the combination of the two was a big noisy mess. Upon talking with the hostess, it was revealed that it happens every Sunday. While the Seaport area is lovely, given the location of the restaurant patio, it could be confused with any other noisy restaurant corner in Boston. Disappointing.

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LT
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Very young crowd, so noisy. Hard to hear each other. Food and service were good, just not the place for 50 something group.

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Richmond
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

We had a horrible server. Long waits to order drinks and food. Didn’t check on us at all.

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CC
New England
22 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

I took my cousin who was visiting from New York City and she found it very similar to restaurants in the city. We went for dinner in early June. Both of our meals were great- the grilled chicken is consistently excellent. The drinks and food are highly overpriced, but it’s all about the ambiance. It was my second time dining there and I’ll return many more times.

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New England
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Food is just not that good, and priced at a premium. Will go elsewhere for future dinners, and Envoy only for drinks.

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New England
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 3ambience 3

Laid back service, reservations not very clear that it’s not for roof deck. Overall good food and good environment.

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New England
30 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 2ambience 4

Too many good restaurants in the area to try this one again. Been three times and disappointed every time. I so badly wanted to like this place as I live next-door, no luck...

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1 review
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

French toast was amazing!
A good spot for Sunday brunch.

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New England
3 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Annie was great-very attentive. Food was delicious

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New England
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was amazing.
No brunch cocktails before 9:30am

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Charlotte
83 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food and enjoyed the visit except we were from out of town and confused about outlook vs lookout. Booked hoping to be outside to have drinks and apps.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 3ambience 2

Overall food was OK. Charging way too much got the value proposition. New trendy hotel, but that’s the only thing this place has going for it.

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JS
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Service was a little slow despite the restaurant not being that busy. I ordered eggs over easy, but got scrambled instead (I didn't complain because I was fine eating the scrambled).

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S
New England
3 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

We went here for Mother's Day and were not disappointed. The food and service were excellent.

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New England
30 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 1

Food was "good" and the service was "good". Nothing about it was great. We had brunch on Sunday and between the singer with the ear-splitting voice and the TV's with the Jerry Springer infomercial on the ambience was horrendous. All while the Red Sox were playing as well as a golf tournament. Despite asking twice for the Red Sox game we were forced to watch Jerry...

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DL
New England
17 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had breakfast at the Outlook Kitchen. The menu has some unique selections. Service was very good.

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b
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Had an outstanding experience at Outlook! Enjoyed several appetizers, mussels, ceviche, then the amazingly delicious steak! Would be more than happy to point people in the direction of this place when looking for an impressive experience and courteous yet respectful service. 5 stars for sure!

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D
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing service and staff! Came here for graduation celebration and it was beyond my expectations. The staff was so accommodating and thoughtful with the celebration! Would absolutely come back again for another celebratory meal.

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Columbus
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Annie was excellent! Kelly Gift was easy to book the event through.

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New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Great location overlooks Ft Pt Channel we easy access from South Station. Scallops were outstanding. Room was a bit noisy with a company bonding event taking place, but otherwise top shelf.

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New England
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Michael was our server and made the dining experience awesome.

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Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

Food was alright, would be better in warmer weather. Good drinks and atmosphere

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New England
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

Live Jazz music during brunch. This was my second time here.Brunch menu is well rounded and classic. Food was very good, two of us had omelets and other two had shakshouka (I have menu envy)! Price was reasonable for an upscale hotel restaurant. Great location, bright and modern decor, not overly crowded and the music was a nice touch.

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