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American Restaurant and Bar$$$$
Prudential - St. Botolph, Boston
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  • Petya R.
    Get a table next to the window for a breathtaking view of Boston. The stake salad was a whole meal. The place is pricey and gets a bit noisy but the food is good and the view is worth it.
  • Ipek E.
    Ipek E2 weeks ago
    Pricey but great views of the city and delicious food! Try the grilled baby octopus and don't leave without getting the warm chocolate lava cake served with mint chocolate chip ice cream!
  • Boston.com
    Boston.comAugust 4, 2014
    Dishes like spicy lobster soup and monkfish osso buco give you an excuse to come here. The real reason to visit is clear as soon as you enter: the fabulous view, 52 stories above ground. Read more
  • Minos D.
    Minos DimisAugust 8, 2014
    Extraordinary food and especially mussels and Tuna tartar served by the Chef himself!!! Awesome view and atmosphere especially on live jazz music !! 10/10!!! Prices as should be by view!!!
  • Jake S.
    Jake SmithMarch 28, 2013
    The view from the north and east sides are probably the best; if you're there earlier enough, ask for a table on one of those sides.
  • Marisa S.
    Marisa SalesNovember 23, 2015
    I LOVED! :-) Look for Jessica, she is the best waitress ever! I went to celebrate my wedding anniversary and when we order our desert she surprised us with this on our plates!
  • Catia D.
    Catia DaSilvaMay 21, 2015
    Great place, amazing view, perfect staff and fantastic food! My favorite starter is lobster bisque! Always comes amazing
  • Bruno L.
    Bruno LowagieJuly 16, 2012
    The main reason for our visit to this restaurant was the view, but we'll return next time we're in Boston for the food. It was excellent!
  • Кирилл С.
    Cocktails are good and not too costly for that kind of place. And as mentioned almost in every hint - magnificent view and pleasant atmosphere due to the live music.
  • Sharline N.
    Sharline NabulimeJune 14, 2011
    Check out the observatory first then enjoy a light-affair in the lounge. Excellent deserts & finger food. Dinner in the main dinning room is superb. Make reservations ahead of time. Love it!
  • Jaspreet A.
    Jaspreet AhujaDecember 29, 2011
    If you plan on having at least two drinks each, sit in the lounge. It is $24 spend min per person and you get to enjoy live music while enjoying the view of the city.
  • Alexandre B.
    Alexandre BarbosaNovember 7, 2014
    Best top view of Boston, with a fine jazz band. Ask for the 10 oz. Iron Beef, fantastic!
  • Marc S.
    spectacular views! Not so espectacular food. The brunch deal is good for the amount of food you get and the quality of it. Presentation and service should be improved.
  • Nicole C.
    Nicole CascinoSeptember 13, 2012
    The lobster soup was an absolute delight, looked simple but packed the most unique flavor. May be one of my favorite meals, If not my favorite, to date.
  • Kelly H.
    Kelly HomJune 11, 2014
    Chicken is dry. Haddock is comparable to tempura. Beet salad is excellent. Spicy lobster is buttery. Service is under par. Views are wonderful.
  • OkCupid Daters' Choice
    Top of the Hub was voted the Best Date Spot to Get Sex Started by OkCupid users in the first-ever Daters' Choice Awards! Tap Read more for additional date spot categories in Boston. #daterschoice Read more
  • Angelos N.
    Angelos NJanuary 30, 2012
    Minimum charge of $25 for table with the best view in Boston - well worth it. Standing at the bar on a non-crowded night is also good.
  • Gordon M.
    Gordon MeiApril 12, 2015
    If you don't want to do the $24 min spend to sit at a table, try the couches first come first serve by the northeast corner. Otherwise, hit the bar.
  • Shawn
    ShawnNovember 16, 2014
    Great place for a cocktail (and hopefully some live music) with great views of the city. Recommend going at sunset!
  • The Daily Meal
    The Daily MealJune 29, 2011
    Given its view of the city, it's the obvious choice for watching July 4 fireworks. For $200, you can watch fireworks while eating a five-course meal (21 and over). Read more
  • Jenn
    JennOctober 10, 2013
    Awesome view of the city!! You can't go wrong with the pork chops and caramelized apples. Can't wait to come back.
  • Ilker
    IlkerJune 24
    Been here 5+ times
    Great lounge with awesome views. Live music was a bonus. Flatbreads were really good. Not on the menu anymore.
  • Aaron R.
    Aaron RootAugust 14, 2016
    Would recommend the 3 course prix fixe menu with wine pairings. It's a good value for the place. Food was excellent.
  • Susana R.
    Susana RodriguezMay 3, 2012
    Try the native berry caipirinha, its delicious. Come before the dinner crowd weekdays and enjoy a drink with a great view.
  • Rob S.
    Rob SheppardDecember 6, 2009
    Get a corner seat, makes for the best view. Get the Pork Chop w/caramelized apples with mac and cheese, it was out of this world. The Crème brûlée was the awesome. One of the best meals I've ever had.
  • Cynthia B.
    Cynthia B.March 9, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Awesome views! It is a great place for drinks. My favorites: Berry Caipirinha and the Hub Cosmopolitan.
  • Briana B.
    Briana BaileyJanuary 13
    Came here for cocktails so they sat us at the bar. It was 4 pm and the food seating area was completely empty so we went to take a photo by the window and they wouldn't let us despite it being EMPTY!!
  • Raphael Armand
    Raphael ArmandAugust 31, 2014
    In day or night amazing place to stay! Long Island Ice Tea are great!
  • William Z.
    William ZezelicAugust 1, 2015
    Totally worth it. Go to piano lounge (25$ min.per person) and ask for seat by window. Friendly staff!
  • Juan N.
    Juan NecocheaApril 14, 2016
    Ask to be seated looking towards the river and away from the band. You're gonna throw down some money, so be demanding of the view.
  • Travis E.
    Travis EllisAugust 18, 2014
    The view here is nice. But that is it. The photo shoes a "medium rare" steak. A chef would call this almost well done. The fra diavolo was served with over cooked pasta and shit veins in the crab.
  • Kenito
    KenitoJune 16, 2010
    AMAZING views of all of Boston, even stretching out into other parts of New England!!! Food is quite good, not super impressive considering the price but you're paying for the atmosphere. Definitely a Read more
  • Amy S.
    Amy SpaismanApril 12, 2015
    Great leisurely 4 course Sunday Brunch. Great food, great views.
  • Nour H.
    Nour HaddadJanuary 18, 2015
    Good cocktails. Go in the afternoon to watch the sunset and listen to good music without paying the 25usd minimum charge. Food is not great but desserts are good
  • Gary H.
    Gary HillMarch 18, 2013
    They have a great Red Zinfandel by the glass at a great price: Renwood 2011 California Zin $9.00 a glass
  • Dana V.
    Dana VillmoreMarch 17, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Love the view and they have a fantastic lobster soup! Brunch was also very tasty and elegant. :)
  • Razorfish Client Summit
    In 1858, Oliver Wendall Holmes referred to the Massachusetts State House Building as the “Hub of the Solar System”. Bostonians liked the sound of that so the nickname, with minor modifications, stuck.
  • Steve S.
    Steve SchustekAugust 26, 2014
    Great view of Boston from the 51st(?) floor. Also, live jazz, which is the music of choice for fancy white people having an expensive dinner.
  • Ryan F.
    Go here ONCE for a special date and to take in the view. That's all you need. It's expensive but a worthwhile experience.
  • Mateus d.
    Mateus de AlmeidaMay 19, 2013
    Large wine , drinks and spirits selection. The Haddock Rockefeller is really good , as is the Clam Chowder.
  • K
    KJuly 28, 2016
    My favorite spot in Boston. I will always say this, book ahead of time. Crowded after 6 always
  • Tori B.
    Tori BillingsJuly 26, 2015
    Amazing view! And we had live jazz music to listen to while we ate our amazing steak.
  • Douglas G.
    Douglas GrayJune 12, 2015
    Great dessert menu. Prices are pretty reasonable considering the view.
  • Stuart S.
    Stuart ShearerMarch 30, 2014
    You have to get a window seat to appreciate the views. Must make a reservation or expect to wait.
  • Maureen M.
    Maureen MurphyMarch 1, 2011
    Bird's eye view of Boston atop the Prudential Center. Sinfully good Lobster Soup and interesting cocktails. My indulgence was the Cucumber Tonic.
  • Paulina C.
    Paulina CGJanuary 11
    A place to fall in love! Must when visit Boston ❤️ speechless!
  • mattl
    mattlJune 2, 2013
    Don't be sarcastic about the $24/person minimum, they won't get it and will break down the prices for you. Still, lovely place.
  • Reid M.
    Reid MainSeptember 22, 2013
    Try the cucumber mojito with the beef flatbread and I guarantee you will not be disappointed.
  • Jeremy K.
    Jeremy KrantzAugust 13, 2014
    Enjoy the view and leave some room for the cookie plate which is outstanding.
  • Julie
    JulieNovember 1, 2016
    Enjoyed a great cocktail and the view. Definitely worth it.
  • Michael S.
    Michael SonderbyJuly 3, 2012
    Fabulous view. Cheesy interior decor 80s flashbacks. Average drinks. View makes up for everything though
  • Jordan G.
    Jordan GrayDecember 20, 2012
    Try the Spinach Salad - 梨 (pear) pronounced same as 离 (separate) ^___^ lovers shouldn't share pears :p #punny
  • Lindsey H.
    Lindsey HansonDecember 5, 2013
    Such beautiful views! Worth sitting at a table and ordering the drink minimum!
  • travel42
    travel42July 10, 2011
    Head up to the lounge on the 52nd floor for evening drinks (careful, they're strong!) and watch the sun set over Boston.
  • Megan P.
    Megan POctober 7, 2016
    You're definitely paying for the venue and experience NOT the food. Tried the lobster roll and a house salad, both were good, but not $50+ good. Drinks were fine, dessert was ok. Nothing amazing.
  • Travis B.
    Travis BloomMay 2, 2015
    Don't let the fancy table settings scare you, their lunch menu prices are very reasonable
  • Jonah F.
    Jonah FreedmanJanuary 19, 2015
    Bring binoculars, very cool view of all the city's major sites to see
  • Rui Z.
    Rui ZhangFebruary 25, 2015
    If you want to view Boston skyline from the top, come here and get a cocktail.
  • Nevin N.
    Nevin NannoshiMarch 27, 2014
    Steaks were really good. Filet was very tender even more so than the NY
  • Sandeep P.
    Sandeep PatilOctober 15, 2012
    Great view, ok service , nice drinks menu but oh so crappy food !! We will be going back with a pizza packed from CPK at the ground floor ..
  • Johnny
    JohnnyMay 20, 2013
    Live jazz music at night. Great view of the city. Green tea mojito
  • Patrick S.
    Patrick SvenssonJanuary 2, 2015
    Do not order the 2lb lobster! It didn't even taste lobster and was covered in some burnt dry crabstuff. When I told them, they didn't seem to care. They know tourists will keep coming for the view.
  • Muhammed B.
    Muhammed BulutAugust 11, 2014
    It is an incredible place. Cafe and restaurant at the 52nd floor of Prudential.
  • Jameel K.
    Jameel KhalfanJune 7, 2013
    Chocolate lava cake dessert is only $10. Great value for the view
  • Catia D.
    Catia DaSilvaJune 22, 2015
    Scallops are amazing
  • Shaina L.
    Shaina LiAugust 30, 2012
    Great restaurant week venue! The pomegranate mojito was also fantastic.
  • Lexie ♡
    Lexie ♡September 9, 2012
    go every year for my birthday. great view and live jazz
  • Scott M.
    Scott MDecember 12, 2013
    Be sure to bring 7 forms of ID if from out of state so that the staff can grill you further that it's you
  • Rosa
    RosaSeptember 4, 2013
    We were here for a sweet wedding reception, the food is great with great night view!
  • Melissa C.
    Melissa CaoMarch 10, 2014
    $24 min. per person or an entree per person to sit in the dining room. Bar seating no min. with limited view.
  • Andy C.
    Andy CandlerOctober 11, 2012
    Great food and service. Especially Martin, the waiter from England.
  • Jonice V.
    Jonice VanterpoolMarch 11, 2012
    Gorgeous view! Excellent bar service. Perfect place for a date.
  • khushbu g.
    khushbu gandhiMarch 11, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Good view and good food. Less veggie options though😔. Perfect for a date
  • Gizem E.
    Gizem ErgünNovember 13, 2014
    a cool restaurant where you can see the greatest view of Boston.
  • Irina
    IrinaMarch 30, 2016
    The view is fabulous. Cocktails taste like pure alcohol though 😕
  • Ayman H.
    Ayman HusainApril 14, 2012
    Not bad. Good food. Good views. Good service. Definitely will be back there.
  • Emily L.
    Emily LippardNovember 6, 2011
    Want to take in the best view of the city of Boston? This is the place to go!
  • Jeremy K.
    Jeremy KrantzSeptember 10, 2014
    $25 minimum for tables with a view. Well worth it!
  • Pj T.
    Pj TimminsJune 4, 2010
    Tattinger Champagne Calamari and friends to celebrate our Boston trip after a spectacular thunder storm and now cleared with wonderful views. Its a must visit if you come to Boston. Read more
  • Samantha L.
    Samantha LeeFebruary 16, 2016
    Good food but make sure the weather is clear because you're paying for the view.
  • Melanie M.
    Melanie MatthewsDecember 10, 2014
    Amazing view the city, live band, and relaxing atmosphere!
  • mary
    maryApril 15, 2014
    The food and drinks are amazing! Best view at night :)
  • Charlie F.
    Charlie FoxworthAugust 13, 2015
    Chicken Cobb, light and wonderful. Big salad though.
  • Nicholas
    NicholasOctober 29, 2014
    Only visit the lounge in the evening before sunset for a cocktail. Dinner at the main restaurant is too expensive.
  • Rodrigo M.
    Rodrigo MolinaNovember 7, 2014
    The best view of Boston! Excellent dinner with jazz music!!!
  • Richard R.
    Richard R.March 1, 2013
    I think most "high above the city" places are the same. Overpriced decent drinks, lauded food and a view of a portion of the city. I'm kind of over these places. Unless they rotate. Then holy shit!
  • Alyssa D.
    Alyssa DamianiMarch 29, 2013
    Best view of Boston in town. Can't believe I waited this long to get here
  • Danielle L.
    Danielle LarsenDecember 18, 2011
    try the seasonal cocktails, they are always delish
  • Lizbeth D.
    Lizbeth DeSelmDecember 22, 2013
    The lobster bisque is fantastic, as is the braised short rib.
  • Catia D.
    Catia DaSilvaJune 22, 2015
    Creme brûlée yummy
  • Henry L.
    Henry LyonsFebruary 12, 2016
    The View of course, but I had a really wonderful club sandwich.
  • Garret F.
    Garret FitzgeraldNovember 9, 2009
    Must go to Restaurant. One of the top meals I have ever had in my life. I had the tasters menu and it was definitely worth it.
  • Nuray K.
    Nuray KurtAugust 11, 2015
    If you are not from Boston you have to see that classy place
  • Jen F.
    Jen FoxJune 1, 2014
    If you like pumpkin at all-try the pumpkin vodka drinks! So delicious.
  • moeko m.
    moeko matsumura-usamiApril 11, 2010
    duck leg confit for appetizers and stuffed lobster its actually really good. their foie gras and prime sirloin was both pretty bad.
  • Jonathan D.
    Jonathan D.October 15, 2012
    If you are a tourist make sure you bring photo ID with DOB. As a 37 yr old, I was ID checked for the first time in 20 years. My parter didn't have a passport and was refused service.
  • Clark V.
    A upgrade to pretty much everything is desperately needed here. The view is barely worth the over priced drinks, unappealing decor, and dull service.
  • Benjamin D.
    Benjamin DoyleFebruary 20, 2015
    fantastic service, perfect portion sizes
  • Sue Y.
    Sue YeeSeptember 25, 2014
    Scenic views, great for dates, creme brulé
  • jeff l.
    jeff lennoxFebruary 3, 2012
    Get the baked cookies.... I can't even describe them. Thank me later!
  • schere
    schereJuly 7, 2012
    Están las vistas más increibles de la ciudad. En la planta 52. No es tan caro como parece 15dólares un sandwich por ejemplo y hay vinos por 10. Para disfrutar un día de Boston
  • Alejandro A.
    Alejandro ArizaOctober 12, 2015
    Una visita obligada para una vista panorámica de Boston mientas de disfruta de alimentos o una buena bebida.
  • Lino C.
    Lino CanduOctober 19, 2013
    Atendimento e comida excelentes! Vista maravilhosa de Boston! Vale a pena ficar nas mesas coladas no vidro, para apreciar o visual!
  • U.S. Embassy Jakarta
    U.S. Embassy JakartaDecember 30, 2011
    Karena terletak di lt. 52, tempat ini paling cocok utk mengagumi kembang api tahun baru. Pemandangan seluruh kota Boston jg terlihat jelas dari tempat ini.
  • Hector M.
    Hector Maldonado MoralesFebruary 10, 2015
    Espectacular vista de Boston. Una extensa carta de bebidas, y se se está gratamente acompañado... Mejor.
  • Barbara S.
    Barbara SantanaDecember 2, 2014
    Pide en la cena el menú completo, no te arrepentirás es delicioso
  • Svetlana P.
    Невкусно! Если вы одеты как турист(шорты,шлепки), то посадят в зал для туристов. А если в костюме/платье, то в красивый зал со скатертями на столах и другим меню! Лучше бронировать заранее.
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