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The French Room at Taj Boston

15 Arlington St, 2nd Floor, Boston, MA 02116-3417
+1 617-536-5700
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  • Very good25%
  • Average13%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible5%
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15 Arlington St, 2nd Floor, Boston, MA 02116-3417
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Reviewed 9 March 2018

The Taj is an elegant hotel in downtown Boston situated next to a lovely green park. Within the Taj there is a special room called the French room where formal teas are held. I brought my very hard working niece here as a well deserved...More

Thank MG L
Reviewed 10 February 2018 via mobile

There is a reason that the 4-5 other afternoon teas in Boston are booked weeks in advance and the Taj was not. Understaffed, tables remain uncleared well after guests departed. Pastries were stale. Service begrudging and slow. Server mixed up order. Had to follow him...More

Thank liviBoston
Reviewed 23 January 2018

The management brags about the Indian food at the Taj as being the best in Boston! Unfortunately, there were very few options to order Indian food on the menu. My husband and I love Indian food and have several close friends who are Indian (...More

Thank Elise R
Reviewed 18 November 2017

The afternoon tea at the Taj is pricy as you expect a posh afternoon tea to be, but it was really worth it to celebrate a special occasion. Service was outstanding, food and tea were great, ambiance was amazing, very fancy. We even got a...More

1  Thank Natalie V
Reviewed 25 May 2017 via mobile

A friend and I went in early May for my birthday. This was my first time at the Taj for tea and I wasn't disappointed. The staff were friendly and attentive. The selection of teas and finger foods were excellent. It made for a nice,...More

Thank Jill E
Reviewed 30 April 2017 via mobile

The best tea in Boston, hands down. Great service and overall experience. The royale tea service is worth it and starts off with a glass of prosecco. The white strawberry champagne tea is perfection and so delicious with the canapés and treats. You won't be...More

2  Thank Cara C
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

Having lived in the U.K. for 7 years and returning regularly after my stay, I can safely say I know a thing or 2 about scones and afternoon tea. This was our first afternoon tea in the US and whilst it was not strictly English...More

1  Thank Rusnita2014
Reviewed 20 March 2017 via mobile

I took my mom to tea at the Taj Hotel. We had a lovely time. I thought it would be a special thing for us to do. The tea was wonderful and the tea sandwiches and pastries were good. The price is a bit expensive...More

Thank travelinbluesgal
Reviewed 26 February 2017

This is high end Indian plus New England local favorites. This is a fancy restaurant adjacent to Boston Commons. The service was wayyyyy too slow for lunch on a weekday; I noticed that the other patrons did not fare any better. At this price point,...More

Thank HickoryRidge
Reviewed 1 January 2017

My husband took me here for the afternoon tea as a special date and I really enjoyed it. The decor and atmosphere is by far the reason to come here. Everything is sumptuous and beautiful, from the golden accents to the live classical guitar music....More

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richard b
17 January 2015|
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Response from StreetPretzel | Reviewed this property |
There are two seatings for tea: 1pm and 3pm. They typically expect you to take just under two hours for your tea. I would say the room is open 12:30 to 5:00.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
USD 30 - USD 50
Cuisine
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
1:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Saturday
1:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 15 Arlington St, 2nd Floor, Boston, MA 02116-3417
    (Newbury Street)
  • Public Transportation: Green Line - Arlington
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston>  > Back Bay
  • Neighbourhood: Back Bay
  • Phone Number: +1 617-536-5700
  • E-mail
  • This restaurant is at Taj Boston
Description
Taking Afternoon Tea in this elegant chandeliered and mirrored setting with opulently draped windows overlooking fashionable Newbury Street is a Boston tradition. A harpist plays and a sense of gracious conviviality prevails, while guests sip their tea amidst original paintings, sculptures, high-backed upholstered chairs and inviting sofas.
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