Start with a drink in the lounge, taking time to see the islands, harbor activity and planes coming into and taking off from Logan Airport as day gradually changes to night. As darkness takes over, the view shifts to city lights below.
The food is American with French tendencies. Most recently we had peanut crusted mahi mahi, an excellent choice, and the filet mignon, served with a rather thick French sauce which made the meal heavier than we would have liked. You should be able to find a current menu at link.
This is definitely a place for a splurge or to impress. And dress up! Jackets and ties for men, with appropriate equivalent for women. A piano or a trio plays soft jazz each evening and there is a small dance floor at one end of the lounge. It's not a place to hang out and dance - not at these prices - but if the mood strikes while you're here by all means go ahead.
Ah yes, the prices. The prices are the sole drawback. Bay Tower Room is at the high end of the scale, with appetizer meal and dessert it will be $40-50 per person. Add drinks and the tab builds. BUT go ahead and splurge... you only do this once, or for very special occasions. You should enjoy it.
Editor's Note: This property has closed.
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by Foxboro Marmot
July 13, 2001
From journal Boston Bests
June 7, 2004
From journal Boston
Bayside, New York
August 14, 2001
We were dressed quite elegantly for the occasion; Chuck had a suit and tie, although it's not required, and I had a long, black velvet dress on with a shawl. As we made it to the 33rd floor of the building, we got out of the elevator and as soon as we entered the restaurant, you can't help but be completely struck by the view. And it was a very clear night.
Someone was playing the piano, as it was a weeknight; the window panes are floor to ceiling, thus allowing for an amazing view of Boston's harbor, and that clock!! Zillions of little lights stare back at you unflinchingly.
We were taken to our table which was on the second level; this restaurant is very cleverly laid out, so no matter where you are seated, you can see the view. There are 3 tiers, with the first having the tables about the glass windows; the advantage of the second tier is that you get a wonderful, romantic, red cushiony leather semi-circular booth thus allowing for more privacy, and you are still dumb struck by what is in front of you.
They do have a dress code here, and I learned that business casual means jacket preferred but not required, and absolutely no jeans or t-shirts. Smoking is positively prohibited, much to my delight. If the mood strikes you, you may get up and dance to the music.
The food is excellent, but frankly, I was more excited about the venue, and the fact that we were celebrating my birthday here. We had roasted lamb w/potatoes for the entree, and for dessert, the kitchen prepared a very lovely raspberry/nut concoction which they presented to me with a candle. It made for an unforgettable moment.
The restaurant staff here is very attentive and courteous; they pay attention to every last detail to ensure that your dining experience is one of the best in Boston, and it was. I almost hate to say it, but the food was incidental.
From journal Boston Beckons
Fredericton, New Brunswick
July 19, 2003