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The Courtyard Restaurant

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Wed, 2/20
8:00 PM

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International, Contemporary
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Vegetarian Friendly
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a lovely way to see the Boston Public Library and have a decadent tea service as well. The restaurant is located alongside the courtyard of the library, particularly lovely in spring and summer. You access it through the Map Cafe which is a...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank scdBudapest
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You must stop here and have tea service while at the library. We booked in advance. It was such a great escape set in a beautiful location. Must do while in Boston!

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank TripVbarS
Reviewed December 22, 2018

This is a lovely place to have high tea (that is, tea with food). A beautiful room, and tea goodies brought on three tiers of plates. We go every year for my mom's birthday or with friends, and the sandwiches this year were better than...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Susan M
Reviewed December 11, 2018

This was my second time visiting "The courtyard restaurant" in the Boston Public Library. The room is breathtaking, with it's high ceilings and giant open glass windows. It is a fixed menu that starts with a choice of coffee or tea, then comes a tiered...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank sosroup
Reviewed November 4, 2018

The courtyard is beautiful! The restaurant has a nice setting and the food is pretty good. It is a quiet retreat in the middle of Boston.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank MadelineS340
Reviewed September 26, 2018

I love High Tea...and have been many places that serve it. This is the first time I've had GF options offered to me. They did a really good job--tea sandwiches, gf choc cake, macaroons and a pretty good fruit salad. The high ceilinged room is...More

Date of visit: September 2018
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Reviewed August 24, 2018

High tea was the first stop for our bachelorette party . The room was beautiful and the atmosphere was very relsxing. Our finger sandwiches and pastries came on a serving tower . Many teas to select from , each guest had their own teapot ....More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank mocha188
Reviewed July 10, 2018

We've been to quite a few teas in the US and Canada, and the food here was among the best we've had! In addition to the requisite scones and delicious desserts, their finger sandwiches were uniquely wonderful! And they kindly accommodated both a vegetarian and...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank RealCABlonde
Reviewed June 26, 2018

We had a great time at The Courtyard Restaurant during our stay in Boston. Every sandwich or cake was perfectly prepared and presented. All the different elements went well together. Located in the Boston Public Library, the place is charming and romantic. The tea was...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank lauriane1211
Reviewed June 17, 2018 via mobile

We had a Father’s Day tea at the Courtyard in the Boston Public Library. We had no idea the restaurant existed, and it exceeded all our expectations with our menu buried in a book, and sipping sparkling wine. Reserve weeks ahead! Very popular for high...More

Date of visit: June 2018
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July 5, 2016|
Response from Alex V | Property representative |
Good morning! The Courtyard Restaurant at the Boston Public Library is friendly to service dogs only.
May 4, 2015|
Response from Nancy N | Reviewed this property |
No "real" dress code but for the most part people are usually in business casual - not jeans. I have not seen anything about gluten free on the tea menu. You will need to call and talk to them about that. Hope you get to... More
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