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Symphony Cafe

#1,145 of 2,502 Restaurants in Boston
££ - £££American, Cafe
301 Massachusetts Ave, Boston, MA 02115-4511
+1 617-638-9328
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2 weeks ago
“OK Sushi near Northeastern Campus”
11 Oct 2017
“good for a quick snack before rehearsal concert”
Open Now
11:00 - 20:00 Hours
American, Cafe
££ - £££
301 Massachusetts Ave, Boston, MA 02115-4511
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

About what you'd expect. Nothing fancy. The sushi was well prepared. Not a lot of choice in terms of beer and wine, but OK.

Thank FundDude
Reviewed 11 October 2017

Grabbed a cup of coffee right before the open rehearsal here at Symphony Hall. There was a small selection of baked goods that didn't look too appetizing but all I really wanted was a cup of coffee anyways. It was very strong. Not to my...More

Thank Sha-Sha47
Reviewed 15 May 2017

Prettily decorated with nice service and if desperate can eat here before a concert but is pricey and not very good

Thank rzamenhof
Reviewed 21 February 2017

Sure, you could go to the Prudential Center a couple of blocks away and have a pre-concert dinner at a mall or hotel restaurant, but you could have a delicious meal at the Symphony Cafe right before the performance and enjoy a wonderfully relaxing and...More

Thank aliceann1
Reviewed 5 February 2017

My friend and I enjoyed the meal, the atmosphere, and the wine. Quiet atmosphere conducive for chatting endlessly. We enjoyed the three course dinner immensely. Shrimp appetizer was delicious, main course scrumptious and the dessert perfect.

1  Thank SwedishSoul
Reviewed 16 October 2016

One of the greatest challenges in going to a concert at Symphony Hall is finding nearby dining for adults. Fast food joints and chain restaurants normally situated near shopping malls abound. The Symphony Cafe is a great choice with friendly staff, great food, and convenience....More

Thank Pumpke
Reviewed 27 March 2016

The Symphony Cafe is just the place for dinner before a BSO concert. There is a good assortment of main courses, desserts and everything else one might want.

1  Thank DHK44
Reviewed 28 October 2014

Yes, it is an attractive setting and very convenient for concert-goers, as always. But our recent experience was very disappointing. The food offerings sounded good on the menu but were of mediocre quality, under seasoned and sometimes dried out. The service was also poor; it...More

1  Thank JudithBoston
Reviewed 30 October 2013

I have to agree with everything Martha B says in her excellent review about the Symphony Cafe this year. In previous years the food was less than spectacular and the price seemed a bit much for what we got. This fall we tried again, and...More

Thank Connie33
Reviewed 13 January 2013

We love the Symphony Café before the concert at Boston Symphony Hall. It's a wonderful place to meet friends, and you don't have to worry about last-minute traffic or parking. The Café offers a unique old Boston atmosphere -- an elegant setting, excellent service, a...More

2  Thank Martha B
Fenway / Kenmore
The Curse of the Bambino may have ended years ago, but
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
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Lunch, Dinner
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Reservations, Waitstaff
Open Hours
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 301 Massachusetts Ave, Boston, MA 02115-4511
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston>  > Fenway / Kenmore
  • Neighbourhood: Fenway / Kenmore
  • Phone Number: +1 617-638-9328
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This restaurant is in Symphony Hall and is connected to the Boston Symphony Orchestra. Symphony Cafe offers buffet-style dining from 5:30 p.m. until concert time for all evening Boston symphony concerts ($39), and lunch from 11 a.m. prior to Friday afternoon concerts ($25). Visit gourmetcaterers.com/bso to view sample menus. Tax and gratuity not included.
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