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Top of the Hub

#132 of 2,873 Restaurants in Boston
Certificate of Excellence
$$$$
Back Bay
American, Contemporary
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800 Boylston Street, 800 Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02199 (Fairfield and Gloucester)
Prudential Stop on the Green line or Copley/Back Bay Station (10 minute walk)
(617) 536-1775
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11:30 am - 1:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Wed 11:30 am - 1:00 am
Thu - Sat 11:30 am - 2:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Good for:
Fine Dining
Romance
Bar scene
Large groups
Doing business
Special occasions
Scenic view
Entertaining clients

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  • 427
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    Very good
  • 152
    Average
  • 68
    Poor
  • 44
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Best views in Boston but the food and service does not match

Make sure you book a table. The views are spectacular! Lots of plane watching. Service is all about getting you out - two courses in 45 minutes. Food averaged and presentation need some improvement. Not value for money and no where near any of meals over the past two weeks of this holiday.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 14, 2015
markmik
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Sydney
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Scenic view
  • Entertaining clients
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Sydney
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156 reviews 156 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

Make sure you book a table. The views are spectacular! Lots of plane watching. Service is all about getting you out - two courses in 45 minutes. Food averaged and presentation need some improvement. Not value for money and no where near any of meals over the past two weeks of this holiday.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

We booked this restaurant via our concierge for my partners birthday. The view was amazing but overall the service was poor, we didn't get any bread and once the waiter realised we hadn't we still didn't get any. His wine recommendation was not great and the cosmopolitan cocktail had too much vodka. Sounds like nit picking but as British Tourists... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

We went to this spot because everybody recommended us that incredible few. So I made a reservation. They had a full house (Thursday) and we felt that we are not really welcomed. They seated you and "throw" the menu on the table. The waiter is fast. Even too fast. But ok. We had the "Top of the Hub" Menu. The... More 

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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

The view was great, but it would have been better to just hang at the bar/lounge. The food was okay, but I believe we overpaid. Our server was very accommodating to my girlfriends dietary needs. Overall, I'd recommend going up, getting a drink, and going elsewhere for dinner.

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Edmonton, Canada
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30 reviews 30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

We stopped by for a view of the city and decided to stay for supper. Great view of the city from the lounge, excellent service, the chocolate and almond cake desert we chose was insanely big, good food, and great atmosphere

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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58 reviews 58 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

We visited Boston for Easter. It happened to be my twin daughter's 16th birthday so we wanted something special. I sent a request a month in advance asking for something nice to help us celebrate this special occasion. With brunch at $67/person I hoped they would accommodate. I was extremely disappointed!! The food was very good. However, they put us... More 

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Dallas, TX
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141 reviews 141 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

This restaurant is on the 50th floow of the Prudential Center and has a wonderful view. I specifically booked a reservation right before sunset because of the location. Unfortunately, I didn't know to request a table by the window. You can certainly see the sunset thanks to all the windows, but if you want to snap a discreet picture you... More 

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Concord, New Hampshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

The Top of the Hub is one of my favorite places for lunch. With the spectacular view and great selection of salads, burgers and lunch entres this place is at the top of my list.

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Palos Verdes Estates, California
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106 reviews 106 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Gorgeous view, linen tablecloths, great service. This was worth every penny. We had lunch here and were seated at a window table. Had a fabulous view of the frozen Charles river. The other side of the room had a view of planes taking off and landing. Both views are spectacular. The food was excellent. I had the Mediterranean salad, which... More 

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27 restaurant reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

We dined here in the early evening and were rewarded by the superb view over virtually the whole of Boston. Our server was extremely pleasant and helpful, the cocktails were excellent, the food was good and well presented, but a bit pricey for burger and chips! It is possible to walk around virtually the whole 360 degrees while you are... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 800 Boylston Street, 800 Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02199
    (Fairfield and Gloucester)
  • Public Transportation: Prudential Stop on the Green line or Copley/Back Bay Station (10 minute walk)
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston>  > Back Bay
  • Neighborhood: Back Bay
  • Phone Number: (617) 536-1775

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 50 - 80
  • Cuisine: American, Contemporary

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions, Scenic view, Entertaining clients
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 1:00 am
Monday
11:30 am - 1:00 am
Tuesday
11:30 am - 1:00 am
Wednesday
11:30 am - 1:00 am
Thursday
11:30 am - 2:00 am
Friday
11:30 am - 2:00 am
Saturday
11:30 am - 2:00 am

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