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Trident Booksellers & Cafe

338 Newbury St, Boston, MA 02115-2700
+1 617-267-8688
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good34%
  • Average16%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible3%
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“brunch” (53 reviews)
“french toast” (31 reviews)
“brie” (19 reviews)
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American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
338 Newbury St, Boston, MA 02115-2700
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I was saddened to hear that Trident had a fire. My husband and I used to to go here when were dating many years ago. We left Boston over ten years ago but we’ve come back here frequently over the years. The food was always...More

Thank miumiu4me
Reviewed March 17, 2018

This was one of the first places I visited in Boston before I moved here. It is a delightful bookstore that also sells really great food, especially for a vegetarian. I was excited to head back today but when we arrived, there was a sign...More

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Michael L, General Manager at Trident Booksellers & Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded March 19, 2018

Thanks for the positive review David! As soon as we are ready to reopen, we'll be shouting it from the rooftops. -Michael at the Trident

Reviewed February 26, 2018

They have an extensive brunch menu but it is very busy at the weekend. We only had to wait 15 minutes for a table and given the busy tables the service was still reasonable and quick.

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Reviewed February 25, 2018 via mobile

We came here on the recommendations of a friend, we had a short wait and explored the bookstore, which is really great. Our friend recommended the breakfast bowls, my wife ordered the Mediterranean quinoa bowl which she loved and a good size. I ordered the...More

Thank HHICarlos
Reviewed February 22, 2018

Maybe my expectations were too high when I walked into this novel concept bookstore/restaurant. I was seated promptly as they were not busy at the time I arrived. My waiter showed up not too long after. I ordered a coffee drink which was okay, but...More

Reviewed February 21, 2018

Trident is my new go-to spot in Boston! The menu is fantastic - I had an omelette with toast on the side, and my friend had the french toast- both of which were thoroughly enjoyed. There is often a little wait, but the fact it...More

Thank BerryRose
Reviewed February 20, 2018

We came to Trident Cafe on Sunday for brunch. The wait was almost an hour and the staff didn't have our correct phone number to notify us when our table was ready. Once seated were were waited on quickly and food came out soon after....More

Thank Kimberly D
Reviewed February 19, 2018

We had a big fresh salad and butternut squash tacos and a plate of humus and veggies. Bill came to $35, not cheap but very inexpensive for Newbury Street. The place was packed midday and service was good. It's a fun place, lots of young...More

Thank jaj2020
Reviewed February 18, 2018 via mobile

I visited this place while on a business trip, and I was so impressed! The inside is so surprising from the look on the outside, and I’m very glad I went in to check it out. I went around 11am on a Sunday, and it...More

Thank Katie D
Reviewed January 29, 2018

The book store is cool, but the food is average at best, and reallllly expensive for what you're getting. lots of more formal, sit down places on Newbury st. are much cheaper for brunch or lunch (and the service is better too).

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April 17, 2017|
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Response from Michaela T | Reviewed this property |
We didn't make a reservation and were fine.
April 24, 2016|
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Response from 647PeterA647 | Reviewed this property |
Think they have a couple GF options, but you should check their menu on their website. And think they're open every day at 8am.
Flannery M
October 9, 2015|
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Response from Michael L | Property representative |
Hello Flannery, GinnyBoston is correct. While healthcode does not allow animals on our patio, you could have your dog just on the other side of the fence on the sidewalk. -Trident Booksellers & Cafe
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 12:00 AM
8:00 AM - 12:00 AM
8:00 AM - 12:00 AM
8:00 AM - 12:00 AM
8:00 AM - 12:00 AM
8:00 AM - 12:00 AM
8:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 338 Newbury St, Boston, MA 02115-2700
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston>  > Back Bay
  • Neighborhood: Back Bay
  • Phone Number: +1 617-267-8688
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