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Black Seed Cafe & Grill

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131 Tremont St, Boston, MA 02111-1317
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7:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Mon - Sat 7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Seating, Takeout

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  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    3 of 5 stars
Delicious, wholesome meals

Black Seed is right on Tremont Street, next to Park Station, a busy, crowded area. But when I had lunch there today there was seating and things were comfortable, the staff friendly. (It's soooo nice to be someplace where you business doesn't seem like and imposition -- and these people seemed... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 weeks ago
Dave S
Brookline, Massachusetts
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  • Families with children
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English first
Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A basic eatery in the heart of Boston, we had a basic breakfast which was fresh and hot - just a shame the decor was a little dated and in need of a refresh in such a great location in the city. Plenty of regular trade, most of which were take outs which we would recommend rather than eating in... More 

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Brookline, Massachusetts
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109 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Black Seed is right on Tremont Street, next to Park Station, a busy, crowded area. But when I had lunch there today there was seating and things were comfortable, the staff friendly. (It's soooo nice to be someplace where you business doesn't seem like and imposition -- and these people seemed genuinely caring.) I had tilapia on rice with a... More 

Thank Dave S
North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2015

went every day a couple of points plates were not always hot and one day chips(Fries)were luke warm there was mix up over an order got aplology but no refund offered apart from that the service and food was ok

Thank enjoy99
Miami, Florida
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Went for breakfast and lunch. Food was very good and the owners very hospitable. True it is a small locale with limited seating/tables, but the food and price make up for that. Will definitively go breakfast again tomorrow.

Boston, Massachusetts
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26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

I attend the church next door, so this is a frequent stop on Sundays. Whether I just want a quick bagel to go or decide to stay and grab a full breakfast, the food is always tasty, freshly cooked and I love that they serve Halal meats.mi can rarely get turkey bacon at localcafe joints. The chicken kebab with rice... More 

Thank ppleasants
Braintree, Massachusetts
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249 reviews
184 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

This is a scrubby little place. I have no idea how others have given it such high reviews. The condition of the kitchen gave me pause, but I went for the very specific reason that I was hungry for falafel. The falafel itself was ok, but instead of being served in Mideastern flat bread was served in some grotesque orange... More 

Thank 1Rahhalatun
Gresham, OR
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95 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Very quick food offering a solid selection of hot and cold wraps and burgers with many types of patties (chicken, beef, and some non-meat selections). Drinks by the bottle or can.

Thank tombeaman
Lewisburg, West Virginia
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118 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

We were walking around looking for someplace for a healthy, affordable, and wholesome breakfast. We came across the Black Sea Café and Grill. We were pleasantly surprised. Lots of choices, healthy varieties, and reasonably priced. We each got an omelette and it came with fruit and potatoes and bread. Right off the Boston Common Gardens. Highly recommended and I will... More 

Thank Smcpac91
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44 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Stopping during the mid-afternoon, I found a fresh mozzarella salad. It was freshly packed full of salad greens, green pepper ring, marinated tomatoes with herbs, and two thinly sliced fresh mozzarella. The greens were lightly moistened with the oil and herb marinade. This was delicious and a quality salad. Definitely worth the stop in to experience.

Thank MarlaBroton
Dallas, Texas
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Small, quaint, great food!! I got the Falafel Plate and it was EXCELLENT! I asked to substitute the Greek salad with Babagonash and they were happy to accommodate. The tabouli, falafels, and Babagonash was the best I've ever had. Family owned, very friendly. Great value and location - across the street from Boston Common.

Thank aloper

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 131 Tremont St, Boston, MA 02111-1317
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston>  > Downtown
  • Neighborhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: 617-338-0024

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 10
  • Cuisine: American, Cafe

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children


Open Hours
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
7:00 am - 11:00 pm

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