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The French Room at Taj Boston

) #706 of 2,435 Restaurants in Boston €€ - €€€ American
15 Arlington Street, 2nd Floor, Boston, MA 02116
+1 617-536-5700
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good27%
  • Average14%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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15 Arlington Street, 2nd Floor, Boston, MA 02116
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Reviewed 25 May 2017 via mobile

A friend and I went in early May for my birthday. This was my first time at the Taj for tea and I wasn't disappointed. The staff were friendly and attentive. The selection of teas and finger foods were excellent. It made for a nice,...More

Thank Jill E
Reviewed 29 April 2017 via mobile

The best tea in Boston, hands down. Great service and overall experience. The royale tea service is worth it and starts off with a glass of prosecco. The white strawberry champagne tea is perfection and so delicious with the canapés and treats. You won't be...More

1  Thank Cara C
Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

Having lived in the U.K. for 7 years and returning regularly after my stay, I can safely say I know a thing or 2 about scones and afternoon tea. This was our first afternoon tea in the US and whilst it was not strictly English...More

1  Thank Rusnita2014
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

I took my mom to tea at the Taj Hotel. We had a lovely time. I thought it would be a special thing for us to do. The tea was wonderful and the tea sandwiches and pastries were good. The price is a bit expensive...More

Thank travelinbluesgal
Reviewed 25 February 2017

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,...More

Thank HickoryRidge
Reviewed 31 December 2016

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....More

Thank TrotFox
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

1  Thank 490theos
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.

2  Thank StephenCr0ss
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....More

3  Thank MLEPSU
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...More

Thank LGar7
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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
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richard b
16 January 2015|
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Response from Lou S | Reviewed this property |
There are two seatings for tea: 1pm and 3pm. They typically expect you to take just under two hours for your tea. I would say the room is open 12:30 to 5:00.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$30 - US$50
Cuisine
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, 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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