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Top of the Hub
Top of the Hub

Top of the Hub

8.536 reviews
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American, Bar
Ranked #4 in Boston restaurants
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800 Boylston St, Boston, MA 02199
(617) 536-1775
http://www.topofthehub.net
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A must do for any tourist... you can see for miles on a clear day and I recommend the lobster bisque if you're hungry :)

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Local from Boston, Massachusetts, USA

Great views, food and drinks a bit pricey. Otherwise, great spot for dinner or drinks.

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West Hollywood, California

A must do for any tourist... you can see for miles on a clear day and I recommend the lobster bisque if you're hungry :)

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Pensacola, Florida, USA

A bit overpriced if you ask me, but if you want a gorgeous view of the city, go on a clear day for the lunch menu. If its a special occasion, I could see going for dinner, but you really do pay for the view.

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Local from Boston, Massachusetts

Great for drinks! The food can be hit or miss. If you're going in the evening, there's a $25 spending minimum!

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Local from Boston, Massachusetts, USA

Why bother with the skywalk when you get a drink and the view for less? Top of the Hub is high class and high price, but the views of the city are impeccable. The food is not too bad, but nothing to write home about.

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Local from Revere

Top of the Hub has some of the best food, however if you don't want to spend over $50 do NOT go here. Your total will be at least $100 for two people easily if not more. Nonetheless, the view is absolutely breathtaking.

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Mashantucket

One of our favorite spots...not so much for the food, but more so for the view. If you want a great seat by a window you must call ahead at least a day in advance to make reservations. I also highly recommend that you do the chef selection menu with the wine pairing. Pricy, but worth it. Also, Sunday nights often have live music featured in the lounge section.

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Delicious Food with excellent views of the city from atop the prudential tower. Bar and live music.

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Local from Boston, Massachusetts

I always bring out of town guests here to get a birds eye view of the city. The food is overrated so I'll have my guests do cocktails at the bar instead. Some nights they do live jazz around 8 ands very cool.

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Los Angeles, California, USA

This place is only for tourist and business people eating on their company's dime.

Locals avoid this place. If you want a view go to better places along the Charles River.

First, they don't return phone calls.
I tried calling to make reservations. Left my number and nothing.
I guess their crappy service extends to lack of phone skills.

Second, the hostess. Rude.
When I approached the hostess, I asked about getting a table. He stated rudely of the minimum per person fee. We just had finished eating at Atlantic Fish Company so money was burning through my pockets.
Since I prefer sweeter wines, I asked to see the wine menu prior to sitting.
After looking through the entire menu, I mentioned that I did not see anything to my taste. The hostess again rudely stated that it was in the wine menu.
Annoyed, I asked him to show me. He went through the first wine menu. Oh, it's in the other wine menu.
Without any apology, he went to grab the another wine menu.
Hmm, if you are wrong, shouldn't there be an apology? I guess not you snotty pretentious hostess.

We are walked past the bar.
Pro-tip. No minimum if you order drinks by the bar. But as the rude hostess stated, you must be within the bar area.

Guess you missed the bar patrons taking pictures by the corner window.
Or lounge around the band.

Want a view of the Charles? Answer: Only if you are dining.
Oh, but dining hours are over. So, does that mean we can get a table with a view of the Charles. No.

Where else can you lose my rating?
Oh yeah, how about putting the size of the bottle near the prices?
Ordered several bottle of wines. Menu didn't mention that they were only 1/2 bottles.
Both bottles were only 1/2 bottles. Plus, their markup.

Ordered the creme brulee. OMG. Terrible. Can't they afford to hire a real pasty chef?
Ordered the warm chocolate cake. She says takes 10-15 minutes.
Okay. I can wait for some chocolate cake. OMG. Not good at all.

I just wanted to leave. But our server took a break. How do I know? Because she came around 20 minutes later. Both bottle were empty. Dessert less than half eaten. No check. Well, so much for her tip.

Thanks for ruining my last night in Boston.

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Los Angeles, California, USA

Reminds me of the Willis Tower in Chicago.... only it's less touristy. If you are heading to the bar then you don't have to pay to go up.

Live jazz on Monday night's! I came right when the twilight hit. Night views are gorgeous but nothing beats the twilight views!

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Bedford, New Hampshire, USA

Like most, I came here for the view but was surprised by the quality of the food and interesting cocktails. Perfect for a romantic night out.

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Los Angeles, California, USA

I've only been to Top of the Hub for drinks, since the food will cost you a pretty penny, but the view alone is worth heading up there for a cocktail or two. It's located at the top of the Prudential and has a 360 view of the entire city. My favorite part of the Hub is the jazz lounge, where talented musicians perform every night between 8 & 9pm. For the restaurant or bar there usually isn't a cover charge, but sitting at one of the lounge tables requires a $24 minimum after 8pm.

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Vienna, Austria

Just minutes from the apartment enjoy spectacular 365 degree views of the city and many fine shops and restaurants.

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Local from Quincy, Massachusetts, USA

If you don't want to max out your credit card, take a seat at the bar and still enjoy the view and live music!!!

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Gothenburg, Sweden

The view is as good as it gets in Boston. The food and drinks are good also, but the service can be hit or miss.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India

Its the perfect place to celebrate an occasion Be it your engagement /graduation. It offers great views of the city and has some good drinks. It does not have much to eat. Its a perfect Date place.Very Romantic.

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London, UK

This fancy shmancy restaurant at the top of the Prudential building is a great place to go for a cocktail. Panoramic views of Boston and a bit of New England chic help you get into the more cosmopolitan side of this Yankee capital.

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Burns, Kansas

Great restaurants with amazing view of Boston

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San Francisco, California, USA

Sangria and a great view! Floor 52 has a lovely bathroom.

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