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Eva

4.1
4.1
103 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
Eva means full of life. It is also the initials to my children, Elias & Vivian Aboujaoude, who are my life. Eva is a space designed to be welcoming and bright, a place for great food, refreshing cocktails and lively conversation. All while sitting back to enjoy and observe the hustle & bustle of beautiful, historic Newbury Street from one of the largest outdoor patios. Please note that our patio is being seated on a first come first serve basis. All reservations are being taken for indoors.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 54 times today

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  • Order online

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Comfort Food, Mediterranean

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu, Sun 11:00 am–11:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–1:00 am

  • Phone number

    (617) 546-5155

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Vanessa Valencia

  • Private party facilities

    To book our restaurant for your next private event please contact Events@Evaboston.com

  • Neighborhood

    Back Bay

  • Cross street

    Gloucester & Newbury

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Public transit

    Copley Station <br />Hynes Convention Center Station

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Vegan, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine

What 103 people are saying

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4.1
4.1 based on recent ratings
  • 4.1Food
  • 4Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 3.9Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Boston

    Outdoor Dining

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Quality food and attentive service in a great location. The views of Newbury Street are breathtaking!
  2. BE

    BettinaE

    New England

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful place to sit outside on a glorious Boston summer evening. See and be seen.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall3food3service1ambience4
    Food was decent. We sat down at 8:30ish and didn’t get water (after we asked) for another 30-40 minutes. I ordered a glass of wine and it took 30 minutes to get to the table. The entree came before the appetizers. Honestly, I heard so many good things about this restaurant over social media and I was disappointed - way overhyped considering the price and service
  4. H

    Hank

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place to sit on the patio have a great meal and enjoy the sites of Boston. Our waitress Silva was the best! We will be back!
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    The food didn’t taste much!
  6. R

    Reid

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience4
    It was lovely on the patio with beautiful weather and the service was wonderful. The food was only fair though and overpriced. The shrimp scampi was salty and came with very few pieces of asparagus.
  7. EB

    EricaB

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Brunch was fantastic. The white sangria was excellent.
  8. MH

    MatthewH

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Enjoyable menu! Shareables were yummy. Piece of plastic in my slice of pizza is concerning. Informed staff. Politely apologetic. Squid dish was best if our orders.
  9. MD

    MaryD

    New England

    6 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Food was terrible
  10. PK

    PhillipK

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Dope venue. Great food and drinks. Server Jane was very nice!
  11. MR

    MaryR

    New England

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 19, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    The curried chick pea dish is an excellent choice for vegetarians. Pleasantly spicy; not boring. The server was helpful in getting the music turned down a little so that it was easier to converse. I've been there twice in the last month and would return.
  12. RH

    RandyH

    New England

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 19, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Great location at Newbury & Hereford — used to be The Cafeteria (same owner). We had shrimp scampi and braised pork gnocchi. Both were tasty, modest portions. Outdoor table in summer is hard to beat.
  13. KW

    KingW

    Salt Lake City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was great. We loved our waiter. The Caesar salad was very good, dressing tasted home made. Would recommend this restaurant.
  14. JS

    JuliaS

    New England

    2 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience4
    The food was nothing super impressive, especially for a newer spot on Newbury Street. The red sangria was not good at all, super tart and no taste. Service was definitely nothing great either. Probably wouldn’t go back again
  15. MK

    MonK

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 12, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience4
    Food was subpar. It's a scene. Not a place to go for the food, just for the hip vibe.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    Fire brunch
  17. s

    stephen

    New England

    14 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall2food1service3ambience3
    The food was terrible. we ordered grilled octopus which was served as though it was a kielbasa. we had artichoke an spinach dip - which appeared to be frozen prior to the glop on the dish. the chicken piccatta was absurd - i came looking like boiled chicken in a gloppy broth. it was terrible.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    The perfect summer night patio & incredible service! The share plates are very big, loved the artichoke dip. Pricier menu as expected for the area but good experience :)
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 4, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience4
    Pretty inattentive staff. Chicken looked like it was boiled with no seasoning. Nice outdoor area tho.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful evening with family complemented by perfectly prepared and presented cuisine.
  21. RK

    RoKa

    Miami

    29 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on July 4, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience2
    We arrived at 5:00 which is apparently the shift change. This caused us to receive no service for 15 minutes. The busboy was kind enough to bring us drinks while we waited. We ordered the tuna tartare, street corn, chicken tacos, and steak. All of the dishes were just okay.
  22. D

    Delicious

    Washington DC

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on July 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, ambiance, and service. A Boston Gem‼️
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 4, 2022

    overall1food4service1ambience2
    The waitstaff has no clue what they are doing. We waited over 45 minutes for our appetizer and then the main course came at the exact same time. So likely there is an issue in the kitchen too. We were charged extra when we asked for more pita. The food is good but not worth the wait and horrible dining experience.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was awesome
  25. DJ

    DesireeJ

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    This is the worst restaurant. Twice now we have had the same server once on Mother’s Day then this past Saturday July 2nd. She has no sense of urgency, is not knowledgeable about the menu and really has not business being a server . I told the manger , we still left her a proper tip but the food isn’t even that great. We all asked for truffle fries but there was no truffle on them. We will not be back this place is awful. Don’t waste your time
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience2
    I was disappointed because one table had their happy little dog sitting at the table with them, literally sitting up at the table and barking! And another table had a woman wheezing and coughing and spitting into her napkin, excuse me with Covid!!! The table next to her left and went inside and all the tables around her were uncomfortable. The food meh, nothing tasty.
  27. DS

    DannyS

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 1, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience5
    Server forgot our entree order and then the kitchen closed down early.
  28. B

    Bostonlover

    New England

    72 reviews

    4.0

    72 reviews

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Great experience— great service in Boston’s best patio. We will return!
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Great service and attentive staff. I wish they had a bit more flexibility in their menu. As someone with a gluten free dietary restriction I felt that my options were somewhat limited. Overall a very good experience even on a hot day
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Long service
  31. S

    Sinnerville

    New England

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing service and fantastic food. Can’t say enough good things!
  32. n

    nomnom

    New England

    71 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    71 reviews

    Dined on June 23, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    So glad to have a restaurant back in this space, I've missed Cafeteria! Many of the menu favorites from Cafeteria are there, and some new ones too. Everything we had tasted good. Loved tomato soup, and the brownie dessert was yum. Hope they'll add some herbaceous mocktails to their drink menu.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 23, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience5
    food was alright, the patio was nice, the servers were also nice and attentive. nice place for lunch break between shopping on newbury &/or to catch up with friends.
  34. SG

    SandyG

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Service was terrific! We asked for and got outside seating and an umbrella so we were very pleased. I did feel my "Cobb" salad was rather sparse and would not order it again...but I will be back!
  35. M

    Mikeb

    New England

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 21, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    EVA has a nice outdoor vibe, great server. The food is pretty pedestrian. I would not describe it as better than good.
  36. B

    Bdabride

    New England

    29 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on June 21, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    We celebrated Father's Day and had a wonderful time sitting outside and listening to a street band singing Frank Sinatra across the street.
  37. N

    Nakia

    New England

    3 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Service doesn’t exist at this establishment. I waited almost an hour to be served. Spoiler: I was never served.
  38. JS

    JanS

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Overall, it was a lovely evening and a very good meal. The staff were very friendly and the food was very good. It wasn't very crowded the evening we were there (a Sunday at 7:00 p.m.) so we were very surprised that the service felt so rushed and that we barely finished our meal when the check appeared. We had to ask for a dessert menu and coffee. Even when things are crowded, the fine art of careful, thoughtful service and making customers feel relaxed is something to work on. Nonetheless, we would go back.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience5
    Excellent cocktails. Food was all fine (spinach/artichoke, broccoli, Milanese) but nothing special and could have made it just as good at home. Won’t be back.
  40. MP

    MeganP

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience4
    The first floor is very loud so we asked for a table upstairs. Luckily they were able to accommodate but we did have to wait about 35 minutes for a table. Once we got up there, there were plenty of tables which was surprising given our wait. The decor and vibe was great, but the food was nothing special. Lamb meatballs and the chicken Milanese were overcooked and our server took a while to check on our during the meal, refill drinks, etc. I think the place would be much better for a casual lunch/brunch, particularly if you can use the outdoor patio. But for a Saturday night nice dinner out, I’d go elsewhere.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Eva using the Order Online button. Eva also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (617) 546-5155.

Eva is rated 4.1 stars by 103 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 54 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
Google Map for Eva

279a Newbury St, Boston, MA 02115

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Gloucester &amp; Newbury

  • Neighborhood

    Back Bay

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu, Sun 11:00 am–11:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–1:00 am

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Comfort Food, Mediterranean

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Public transit

    Copley Station Hynes Convention Center Station

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Vanessa Valencia

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Vegan, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine

  • Phone number

    (617) 546-5155

  • Private party facilities

    To book our restaurant for your next private event please contact Events@Evaboston.com

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