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North 26 Restaurant and Bar

#227 of 2,392 Restaurants in Boston
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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26 North St, The Millennium Bostonian Hotel, Boston, MA 02109-1503 (Union Street)
+1 617-557-3640
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06:30 - 22:30
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Mon - Fri 06:30 - 22:30
Sat - Sun 07:00 - 22:30
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East Islip, New York
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Had an excellent dinner with friends on our recent visit to Boston. Suggested by our concierge at our hotel, this restaurant was just what we needed after a long day. The service was exceptional and our food was great. The lobster was de-shelled at the table by our waiter who performed the feat with careful expertise. The steak my wife... More 

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Thank Stamatelatos
RobertRivers, General Manager at North 26 Restaurant and Bar, responded to this review

Dear North 26 Guest, We appreciate your selection of North 26 for your dining option, while visiting Boston, and I will share your comments with our culinary team. Chef Julia and her culinary team strive to ensure a consistent quality product and any shortfall can be easily corrected, especially a plate not to perfection. My apologies if your server did... More 

San Francisco, California
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53 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 April 2017

Had breakfast here, not expecting much as most restaurants attached to hotels are overpriced but this was an excellent beginning. I went back for happy hour which included oysters on the half shell for $1 each ! They also had a good rib eye steak dinner for $20. Try to find that in San Francisco (my home port) Evening bartender... More 

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Thank mgh2020
RobertRivers, General Manager at North 26 Restaurant and Bar, responded to this review

Dear Recent Diner and Guest, Thank you! Our hotel team, culinary and dining room staff, work diligently to insure guests find North 26 Restaurant and Bar more like a free standing operation rather than carry a stigmatism of a hotel restaurant. This as our team feels an ownership in North 26 and know that our success and theirs is based... More 

Decatur, Georgia
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72 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 April 2017

We had a good, late night dinner. The dining room is option til about 10pm. The servers were friendly. The food was very good. But the cocktails were very expensive compared to food cost.

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Thank Rebecca A
RobertRivers, General Manager at North 26 Restaurant and Bar, responded to this review

Dear Rebecca, Thank you for sharing a meal at North 26 Restaurant and Bar and we appreciate your visit and review! Hopefully you were able to take advantage of our promotions; $1 Oysters and $20 Ribeye, as we often run food promotions to offer guests a price break as in the city of Boston it is illegal to discount liquor.... More 

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102 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2017 via mobile

Hotel bar/restaurant so we eat here once and drinks 3xs. Dinner was good but the drinks are the star! I must say there was a guy who drunk to much and fell in his chair and the waitress handled to situation like a champ. Try every drink on the menu if you can just be careful not to fall out... More 

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Thank Srgill72
RobertRivers, General Manager at North 26 Restaurant and Bar, responded to this review

Dear North 26 Patron, Great advice! Both the trying all of the libations on our list and still remain seated! We appreciate your visit and for sharing your experience with our online readers and we hope to see you return soon. Thank you, Robert Rivers General Manager More 

Boston, Massachusetts
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69 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2017

I was here for a bachelor party dinner before evening events and happen to be here for Boston Restaurant week at the same time. I had the shrimp and Scallops, Lobster Bisque Soup and the chocolate molten lava cake and it was all delicious!

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Thank Jon B
RobertRivers, General Manager at North 26 Restaurant and Bar, responded to this review

Dear Jon, We appreciate you trusting in our culinary expertise as you experienced Restaurant Week and thank you for your comments. Interestingly enough, all three selections you mentioned were our top sellers during the two weeks of this special event each March. Certainly our culinary teams' selections were a huge hit. We hope to see you again soon, or for... More 

Peterborough, Canada
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128 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 February 2017

Enjoyed a nice breakfast. Food was good, service was very good and pleasant. Conveniently located in the hotel building.

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Thank ONTfoodie
RobertRivers, General Manager at North 26 Restaurant and Bar, responded to this review

Dear Foodie, We appreciate your visit and thank you for comment of a "good breakfast"! Chef Brant is committed to sourcing as much local product as each season will allow and we know that this has an enormous impact on quality and taste. Summer/Fall is our best season for local and we hope you might join us again. Happy dining,... More 

Boston, Massachusetts
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 February 2017 via mobile

The dinners were so delicious and well prepared. I had the short ribs and loved the flavor of the mushrooms with meat. The food is so good you would expect to pay a lot more in this convenient downtown location. A gem!

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1 Thank the0ak3
RobertRivers, General Manager at North 26 Restaurant and Bar, responded to this review

Dear Visitor, We appreciate your visit to North 26 and for sharing your experience, thank you! Actually the short ribs are one of our most popular dishes and it's preparation is a specialty that our culinary team has perfected over this part year. Certainly we could charge more, based on market price, however we know what is reasonable and will... More 

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64 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 February 2017

Recently went here for th Greater Boston Food Bank Hunger Brunch. North 26 was one of the restaurants to donate their proceeds to the Great Boston Food Bank which provides meals and assistance to the community. North 26's executive chef came out to greet us and said they had raised over $5000 this weekend for the food bank! We had... More 

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RobertRivers, General Manager at North 26 Restaurant and Bar, responded to this review

Dear Fellow Bostonian, We are very proud of our team for supporting Greater Boston Food Banks' annual Hunger Brunch, and for guests such as yourself whom visit our restaurant in support of a donation, thank you! Yes, this year we will donate over $5,000 and this is nearly double what we were able to generate just a year prior and... More 

Boston, Massachusetts
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 January 2017 via mobile

Just called there to change a reservation for tomorrow. The number in our party had increased. The gal on the phone was rude, told me to call back tomorrow - the day of ! She was so not helpful. I was so turned off, that I cancelled all together and booked elsewhere. Wow.

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Thank chappygirl
RobertRivers, General Manager at North 26 Restaurant and Bar, responded to this review

Dear Disappointed Guest, First and foremost, my apologies as this is not the norm for our team, and anyone should be able to assist. If by chance your reservation was for this past weekend, our restaurant was overbooked as each year we host Boston's Hunger Brunch, for The Greater Boston Food Bank, on both Saturday and Sunday. It sounds as... More 

Pomfret, Connecticut
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 January 2017

We ate here after a stay at The Bostonian Boston. The server we had was super sweet and made sure to be attentive. The orange juice was so fresh and the yogurt parfait was delicious...and huge! We odered the skillet breakfast for 2. Get the homemade english muffin. You won't be disappointed.

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Thank KMurr66
RobertRivers, General Manager at North 26 Restaurant and Bar, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Yes, hotel restaurants can be very good, and North 26 receives many compliments, such as yours', thank you! This hotel's English Muffin has been consistent for nearly 35 years and many of our guests share similar comment. And, we have many locals who favor North 26 for our Eggs Benedict served on that English Muffin. And, this past... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$20 - US$40
Cuisine
American, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Valet Parking, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
07:00 - 22:30
Monday
06:30 - 22:30
Tuesday
06:30 - 22:30
Wednesday
06:30 - 22:30
Thursday
06:30 - 22:30
Friday
06:30 - 22:30
Saturday
07:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 26 North St, The Millennium Bostonian Hotel, Boston, MA 02109-1503
    (Union Street)
  • Public Transportation: Take the Blue or Green line to Government Center. Walk down the stairs to the right side of City Hall and cross Congress Street to North Street. The hotel is on the left side of North Street, just opposite Faneuil Hall and flower market.
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 617-557-3640
  • This restaurant is at The Bostonian Boston
Description
Located on the historic Blackstone Block with front row view of Faneuil Hall and Quincy Marketplace. Enjoy New England favorites with a selection of Atlantic favorites including lobster, chowder, oysters and clams. N26 is a farm to table restaurant supporting New England farmers and growers.

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