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Boston rooftop dining?

trev80 Jun 7, 2007 08:26 AM

Are there any rooftop options in the area?

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    DoubleMan RE: trev80 Jun 7, 2007 08:28 AM

    Rattlesnake. lol.

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      JSchwo7 RE: DoubleMan Jun 7, 2007 08:33 AM

      The rattlesnake is not the best for dining, absolutley for drinking. In the North End there is Ristorante Fiore at 250 Hanover, its right at the top by Bricco and Lucca.

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      Snowflake RE: trev80 Jun 7, 2007 08:34 AM

      Daedalus in Cambridge has their new rooftop dining open - haven't been myself only driven past.

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        cambridgejen RE: Snowflake Jun 7, 2007 09:46 AM

        I was there last week and really enjoyed the deck. It's nicely done and the wait for an outside table wasn't too bad (presumably because people don't know about it yet!)

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        Pegmeister RE: trev80 Jun 7, 2007 09:53 AM

        Oceana at the Long Wharf Marriot has a great outside deck, not quite rooftop but pretty close. Great view of the ocean and the food is good. Also, the Colonnade hotel has an awesome rooftop pool, free to hotel guests but on Monday - Friday, I believe its $25 to lounge by the pool. Brassiere Joe is the restaurant that services the pool area, and the last time I was there I throughly enjoyed the eggs benedict and mimosas mid day and my burger late afternoon. What could be better!!

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          silver queen RE: Pegmeister Jun 7, 2007 01:38 PM

          I was at Oceana on Mem day, hoping to have a drink on their terrace. There were no tables out there. I asked the bartender inside if they were planning on opening the terrace soon and he said, no, the hotel had new management (though still seems to be a marriott) and they decided not to open the terrace this year.

          Too bad, that was one of my favorite decks- food and drinks were nothing special, but adequate, the view was nice, and it was kinda hidden, so you could always get a seat.

          Across the harbor- Tavern on the Water in the Navy Yard has some rooftop-like dining and drinking and one of the best views around. I haven't really tried much food there since the management/menu changed there last year, but their burgers used to be good.

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            Bosrestandhotels RE: silver queen Jun 8, 2007 06:20 AM

            The Roof Top Pool at The Colonnade Hotel's Dining Hours are as follows:
            8am - 11am Breakfast
            11am - 7pm All Day Dining which includes pool side fare such as: sandwiches, appetizers, salads and fresh fruit.

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              eLizard RE: Bosrestandhotels Jun 8, 2007 06:43 AM

              and i think it's $35 to hang by the pool now.

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                Bosrestandhotels RE: eLizard Jun 9, 2007 10:54 AM

                It's actually $30.

        2. MC Slim JB RE: trev80 Jun 7, 2007 02:46 PM

          Rooftop poolside dining at the Colonnade Hotel. Lunch only, I believe.

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            JSchwo7 RE: MC Slim JB Jun 7, 2007 03:22 PM

            It is lunch only and a limited one at that, but they do have a full bar. Hollah!!!

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              wontonton RE: MC Slim JB Jun 7, 2007 03:24 PM

              Never tried the lunch, but before anyone decides to bring their bathing suit, be advised the "pool" is more like a small dip n' dunk, with miniature golf grass around it.

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                Pegmeister RE: MC Slim JB Jun 8, 2007 04:34 AM

                I stayed at the Colonnade for a few nights last summer, and I was able to get the eggs benedict in the morning. It was probably around 10:00. But we all know how things change so maybe they're not offering it this year. I was surprised to read silver queen's post above about the Oceana not opening the terrace. For years they didn't take advantage of that space and then the last two or three years it's been open and always busy. I understand that the Marriots are for the most part franchised and I remember over the winter the bartender saying that they had changed management again. Makes no sense to me!!!

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                  Joanie RE: Pegmeister Jun 8, 2007 05:02 AM

                  I was just thinking the same thing. If it's there, it's just dumb since I bet that's a reason many people would go. I wonder if the guy didn't know what he was talking about, I'd double check.

              2. eLizard RE: trev80 Jun 8, 2007 06:44 AM

                Fiore in the north end has roof top dining......

                1. puppymomma RE: trev80 Jun 11, 2007 09:56 AM

                  I was watching TV Diner this weekend and they said there's a new place in Waltham (I don't know what the view would be like) with rooftop dining. They gave away a gift certificate and said it just opened. Can't remember the name.....

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