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Metropolitan Museum of Fine Arts-Taste Cafe

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140 Huntington Ave, Boston, MA 02116-5730
+1 617-267-9300
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boston
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24 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

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 

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Connecticut
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61 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

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Thank Sailor-NHYC
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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85 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Thank Carl M
Grantham, New Hampshire
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Thank Karla K
Boston MA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 145 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Houston, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Thank Elias M
Camden, Maine
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2015

What a delight to find such a lovely cafe in the museum. It is a quiet place to sit and relax while spending some time at the museum. The staff was efficient, the menu was delightful, and the food delicious. There were 6 of us and we shared the tomato salad, a cheese plate, vegetable tart, cod cakes, and salads.... More 

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dc
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2015

very nice selection for snack or light lunch with modest prices for the area. Convenient so you don't have to leave the Museum and reenter.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2015

We have dined here for lunch each time we return to this wonderful museum! You can get wine by the glass - tea - coffee - and a unique selection of salads/sandwiches that change periodically. Nice view of courtyard in museum! You can take a much needed break when touring this large facility.

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New Mexico
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 May 2015

Having a cafe in the Museum is great since there aren't any convenient places to eat nearby. As you'd expect, the menu is limited, it's pretty much cafeteria-style but the food was decent and the setting quite beautiful - you look out on a courtyard.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Cafe
Meals
Lunch
Good for
Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • 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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