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Metropolitan Museum of Fine Arts-Taste Cafe

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Back Bay
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140 Huntington Ave, Boston, MA 02116-5730
+1 617-267-9300
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Burlington, Massachusetts
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226 reviews
138 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

The MFA is gorgeous! But the Cafe is small and doesn't have many options of meals! Besides the few places to eat is a true In MFA, we could find more options of sandwiches or salads, include soft drinks!

Thank Maria Beatriz L
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87 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 March 2017 via mobile

My wife and I visited the museum and wanted a coffee to round off an enjoyable visit but.... One person serving behind the counter!! Advertise capaccino but not available!! Server did not smile or engage!! Surely on a Saturday you roster your staff accordingly? It is peak time so at least have two people serving. Attempting to save costs is... More 

Thank Nigel B
Poulton Le Fylde, United Kingdom
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800 reviews
323 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 289 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 February 2017

A welcome place to sit a while and take some refreshment. Service was swift and the food and drink fine.

Thank Lavarcham
boston, ma, usa
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323 reviews
219 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 December 2016

light menu, nice wines, nice for casual lunch after perusing the artworks. sandwiches and salads with a nice glass of wine - recommended. nice cuisine for a museum cafe.

Thank Perspectech
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24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 December 2016

Cafe outside the Remis Auditorium. That's the plus, and it's open. But really, MFA management, please evaluate the Taste Cafe and the message it's sending. Boxed salad and wrapped cold sandwiches on white bread at a high price point say exactly this: "bad airport food." No way to reheat, so staff must say no to possible ways the food could... More 

Thank naraks
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61 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 November 2016

We visit the MFA just about every time we visit Boston. There are regular exhibitions of new collections. If you enjoy art, you will like this place.

Thank Sailor-NHYC
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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109 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 April 2016

Although you might be tempted to return to the larger, main restaurant downstairs, this venue has comfortable seating and is next to the beautiful gift shop. Fast service and moderate prices for sandwiches and deserts. Quality was very good.

Thank 615carlm
Grantham, New Hampshire
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 January 2016

We went for the Vermeer exhibit, but love the Americas wing, and always try to stop by there. The impressionists collection is also terrific.

Thank Karla K
Boston MA
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580 reviews
337 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 150 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 December 2015

Busy spot, always. Service efficient. Had the Cuban sandwich which was good, not the best I've ever had. Hambuger very good, very tasty.

Thank mpd
Houston, Texas
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105 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2015

Our club sandwich was flavorful and surprisingly fresh considering it was pre-made. The sweets were excellent and complemented the coffee very well. Prices were not bad considering Bravo and the sandwich and sweets were much lighter than the cafeteria fair. Oh and the service was fantastic.

Thank Elias M

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Restaurant Details

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American, Cafe
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Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
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  • Address: 140 Huntington Ave, Boston, MA 02116-5730
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston>  > Back Bay
  • Neighbourhood: Back Bay
  • Phone Number: +1 617-267-9300

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