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Finale Park Plaza

#549 of 2,873 Restaurants in Boston
Certificate of Excellence
$$$
Back Bay
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One Columbus Avenue, Boston, MA 02116
(617) 423-3184
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11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Mon 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tue - Thu 11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Good for:
Romance
Bar scene
Large groups
Special occasions

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Visitor rating
  • 87
    Excellent
  • 73
    Very good
  • 35
    Average
  • 28
    Poor
  • 13
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Wow, how do you decide, oh yeah you don't you get it all.

Simple put, some of the best desserts I have ever had. My favorite place in Boston is Modern Pastry, never miss it when in Boston, but time didn't allow a visit, so we stopped here and were not disappointed. I wanted one of everything, but we ended up with a Coconut cream torte, boston cream... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 6, 2014
OuCilly
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Manchester, New Hampshire, USA
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Special occasions
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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236 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Sofia, Bulgaria
Top Contributor
251 reviews 251 reviews
157 restaurant reviews
168 helpful votes 168 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

The finale is dying, it's easy to tell. Their restaurant is empty almost all day long, the products are not as fresh as they used to be, because they have no customers and it's just sad to see how this place is going down the drain. It used to be a favorite of mine in Boston and their desserts are... More 

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Grafton, MA
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

You would think that since they're all about dessert that it should be some AMAZING dessert... buuut not really! Maybe when the place opened it was good? But, it was really nothing special. We got the sampler that had 9 different things, and most of them were pretty good, but nothing I'd go back for, and nothing that was incredibly... More 

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Naples, Florida
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Three friends- three small desserts- no drinks- $40. Quality was ok but not amazing. I would have been just as happy with Ben & Jerry's next door for half the price.

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Manchester, New Hampshire, USA
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97 reviews 97 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Simple put, some of the best desserts I have ever had. My favorite place in Boston is Modern Pastry, never miss it when in Boston, but time didn't allow a visit, so we stopped here and were not disappointed. I wanted one of everything, but we ended up with a Coconut cream torte, boston cream pie, a flour less chocolate... More 

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Thessaloniki, Greece
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49 reviews 49 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

We stopped there for a drink after a tiring sightseeing day. The ambiance of the place is not something to remember. We were given a table next to the air conditioner which was really freezing. After a couple of minutes we asked the waitress to give us another table and she seemed rather pissed off by our request. In general... More 

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Pennsylvania, USA
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82 reviews 82 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

The desserts at Finale are beautifully crafted but lacking in taste. The staff was not very knowledgeable of the desserts and also not very friendly, given that we were the only customers on what should have been a busy Saturday afternoon for them.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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52 reviews 52 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Wasn't overly impressed with their desserts. We had a sampler with 6 desserts. Some were cold, some were tasteless. The whoopie pie was good as was the mousse (not included but we took it to go). There are much better places to go, especially for the price. Nice atmosphere though...

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Los Angeles
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75 reviews 75 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

I am in Boston three or four times a year, and typically head straight for Modern Pastry, Mike's, or Cafe Vittorio in the North End. Family members suggested we try this new-ish place for after-dinner sweets. The crowds are amazing, but if my experience is typical, it isn't because of the food, it's because of the hype. The "gelato" tastes... More 

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Cranston, Rhode Island
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78 reviews 78 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Great place for an after theater drink and dessert. Some of the best desserts I have ever had and plated beautifully. For atmosphere, drinks and dessert the lounge across the street at the Four Seasons can't be beat. While the desserts are not as good as Finale the atmosphere is first rate as are the drinks and dessert bar.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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26 reviews 26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Incredibly long line in both the dining area and the takeout section at around 9pm on a Saturday..absurd

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: One Columbus Avenue, Boston, MA 02116
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston>  > Back Bay
  • Neighborhood: Back Bay
  • Phone Number: (617) 423-3184

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 0 - 30
  • Cuisine: American, Dessert, Bakery

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Special occasions
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 12:00 am

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?