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Restaurant that spins???

Curious11 Oct 24, 2006 01:44 PM

Hi. Is there a restaurant in Boston that spins, overlooking the city?

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  1. Karl S RE: Curious11 Oct 24, 2006 01:49 PM


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      ElizabethHenton RE: Curious11 Oct 24, 2006 01:49 PM

      top of the hub


      fine dining. A bit over rated in my eyes. Take a duck tour during the day. Then head for Mistral, 29 Newbury, Via Matta, or any number of great restaurants. For what you'll spend at the top of the hub, you could eat 3-4 times in boston. If money doesn't matter then go right to L'espalier

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        Winemark RE: ElizabethHenton Oct 24, 2006 01:55 PM

        Top of the Hub DOES NOT spin. The Hyatt in Cambridge does and from that side of the Charles teh view is great.

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          gini RE: Winemark Oct 24, 2006 01:59 PM

          In fact, the Hyatt used to spin and you payed the price with the food. Last time I was there (5 years?) it was typical continental fair. I'm not sure if it spins anymore though: http://cambridge.hyatt.com/hyatt/hote...

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          LindaWhit RE: ElizabethHenton Oct 24, 2006 01:58 PM

          I don't think TOTH actually "spins", does it? It has a 360° view, but the restaurant itself doesn't spin - at least it didn't when I went there for a company function about 8 years ago.

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            ScubaSteve RE: LindaWhit Oct 24, 2006 01:58 PM

            any place will spin if U drink enuff!

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              LindaWhit RE: ScubaSteve Oct 24, 2006 02:22 PM

              OK, I'll give you that. But this was a company function, so I definitely didn't drink enuff to make it spin. :-)

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            Taralli RE: ElizabethHenton Oct 24, 2006 02:03 PM

            TOTH does not spin, although it does offer somewhat less than a 360 view of the area. You could save yourself money by just having a drink & taking in the view & then as EH suggested dine elsewhere.

          3. ScubaSteve RE: Curious11 Oct 24, 2006 01:56 PM

            yes. Spinnakers in the Hyatt in Cambridge. i went a few years ago and think itz still open. just had drinks so i can't comment on the food.

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              lavelanet RE: Curious11 Oct 24, 2006 01:56 PM

              Yes it's the top of the hyatt in cambridge next to MIT. I haven't been there in about 15 years but I assume it's still spinning.

              1. hiddenboston RE: Curious11 Oct 24, 2006 02:05 PM

                The Top of the Hub seemed to spin when I was there for a Christmas party, but maybe that was me. ;-)

                I'm not so sure Spinnaker is still open. Isn't it called Zephyr On The Charles now? Not sure if it spins anymore!

                1. SEH RE: Curious11 Oct 24, 2006 02:08 PM

                  I don't think Spinnaker at the Hyatt in Cambridge is open anymore. You should call. If it's open still it is/was the only spinning restaurant in the Boston area. Top of the Hub in Boston does not spin.

                  1. hiddenboston RE: Curious11 Oct 24, 2006 02:11 PM

                    I just checked. They closed two years ago. Looks like it's used for functions these days:


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                      Curious11 RE: Curious11 Oct 24, 2006 02:15 PM

                      I appreciate all the replies! :) "Top of the Hub" sounds familiar. My boyrfriend heard about it and is apparently planning on taking me and my family there friday for my birthday. I am pretty sure his father recommemded it to him. What are is the price range there? as a few posts indicated it's not worth the money.

                      Thanls again!

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                        Winemark RE: Curious11 Oct 24, 2006 02:17 PM

                        I have had both good and mediocre meals there. It is leaning heavily on its views, much like the late Bay Tower room used to. Go for a cocktail take in the views then go to Mistral or somewhere intimate like Salts for dinner.

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                          gini RE: Winemark Oct 24, 2006 02:21 PM

                          I like the brunch at Top of the Hub - lobster benedict was quite tasty last time I was there ~$15. I think that taking in a cocktail and then going to dinner somewhere else is a great idea.

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                          LeoLioness RE: Curious11 Oct 24, 2006 02:32 PM

                          If you go for the views, make sure to check the weather report. On a cloudy night, the view can be completely obstructed and then you are just stuck in an okay, overpriced restaurant.

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