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Roost Bistro

259 Newbury St, Boston, MA 02116-2402
+1 617-587-4222
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  • Excellent34%
  • Very good40%
  • Average16%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible2%
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“brunch” (12 reviews)
“carrot cake” (2 reviews)
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Bar, American, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
259 Newbury St, Boston, MA 02116-2402
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Reviewed 5 days ago

This place is a gem--attached to the Newbury Guest House we found that their food was wonderful at very reasonable prices. There is a full bar and beer and wine selection. Their home made calm chowder was as good as I have ever had--the steak...More

Thank Chris W
Reviewed 11 December 2017

Came in on a busy December evening without a reservation and aside from waiting to find someone working there, had good service, although, a little slow for dinner. Food was good, setting was nice to have a chat in.

Thank Jonathan F
Reviewed 9 December 2017

Good food, very friendly waitress, fairly speedy service for a recent lunch, menu is a bit unimaginative, but good basics. French fries were crisp and hot, eggs benedict was good, a bit lacking in flavor. Fine place for a nice lunch with a view of...More

Thank LimeyLady
Reviewed 13 November 2017 via mobile

I ate dinner here on a Friday night and the place was pretty empty. We ordered stuffed mushrooms as an appetizer. They were so good! I had the filet mignon and my main dish and I was able to chose two sides to go with...More

Thank farrelma
Reviewed 7 November 2017 via mobile

Lovely location, good food, and fabulous staff. I appreciated the complimentary croissants and Nutella!

Thank zeddyh
Reviewed 11 October 2017

We had breakfast twice here as it's included when you stay at the Newbury Guest house. We also had one lunch. Food is good, but both mornings they kept running out of things on the buffet and everyone had to wait. For lunch - we...More

Thank Mary V
Reviewed 8 July 2017 via mobile

Nice outdoor spot in the very central newbury st. Quiet corner and good service . The loabster benedict well well done i really enjoy and the price is really good becouse they serve a complete loabster 22$ ! Nice and relaxing atmosphere

Thank Brilliance2015
Reviewed 1 July 2017 via mobile

A perfect evening stroll on Newbury St brought us to the Roost Bistro. Drinks, Hummus plate appetizer, steak entree for her and seafood entree for me. Finished with a carrot cake, compliments of the Bistro! A very special occasion at a very special Bistro!

Thank Larry1778
Reviewed 26 June 2017

Reasonably priced brunch place right on Newbury Street - we were able to eat outside and have a delicious meal and people watch at the same time.

Thank travelmom2238
Reviewed 25 June 2017

We stopped in for lunch and ate outside on a weekday. The service was extremely slow - despite there being very few people eating at the time - and the food was just ok. We had a perfectly fine time where our frustration was mostly...More

Thank longshot44
Back Bay
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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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 259 Newbury St, Boston, MA 02116-2402
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston>  > Back Bay
  • Neighbourhood: Back Bay
  • Phone Number: +1 617-587-4222
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