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Over the Charles Rooftop Bar - Over the Charles, Boston, MA

Over the Charles

4.0
4
102 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
**Boston’s Locally Crafted Rooftop Bar Returns for 2022**
Set on the 16th floor of the DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Boston-Cambridge, enjoy a laid-back atmosphere while taking in stunning views of the scenic Charles River and Boston city skyline at this outdoor rooftop bar in Boston. Grab a locally-crafted microbrew from Jack’s Abby Craft Lagers or sample a tasting of their award-winning lagers featuring locally-grown ingredients, and American innovation. Trivia night returns every Wednesday (weather permitting) and be sure to join us for our new OTC Sunset Sounds series starting Thursday, June 30 through August 25, 2022 (no show July 28th) starting at 8PM.

So get the most of your Boston rooftop season at Over the Charles with our locally crafted rooftop experience and we’ll see you on the roof!

A selection of wines, cocktails and lite fare are also available.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 1 time today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American, Pub

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Wed–Sun 5:00 pm–12:00 am

  • Phone number

    (617) 222-0788

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Owned/operated by

    Black/African American, Latinx or Hispanic, LGBTQ+

  • Executive chef

    Scott Bakutis

  • Catering

    Contact (617) 562-4151 for more details on Boston private event options at Over the Charles Rooftop.

  • Private party facilities

    Contact (617) 562-4151 for more details on Boston private event options at Over the Charles Rooftop.

  • Neighborhood

    Cambridge

  • Cross street

    Cambridge Street

  • Parking details

    $5 discounted parking with checks over $50.00

  • Public transit

    MBTA Bus 64: Cambridge St @ Mass Pike

  • Additional

    Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • 4th of July Rooftop Party - $175.00 per person

    $175.00 per person

    Prepaid

    Jul 4, 2022 only
    General Admission - 4th of July Rooftop Party $175 per person. Take in the excitement of Independence Day while overlooking the scenic Charles River. For $175 per person you get a full buffet with free soft drinks, a superior cash bar, general admission seating, and a 10% discount off our Best Available Guest Suite Rate from July 5 – Dec 30, 2022. Come and celebrate America's birthday with us!!!
  • 4th of July Rooftop Party - $225.00 per person

    $225.00 per person

    Prepaid

    Jul 4, 2022 only
    Premium Reserved Seating- 4th of July Rooftop Party $225 per person . Take in the excitement of Independence Day while overlooking the scenic Charles River. For $225 you get a full buffet with free soft drinks, a superior cash bar, premium reserved seating, a buy one, get one Scullers Jazz Show Ticket Offer for select 2022 shows (based upon availability and a 10% discount off our Best Available Guest Suite Rate from July 5 – Dec 30, 2022. Come and celebrate America's birthday with us!!!

Offers

  • Trivia Night

    Jun 8 - Nov 1, 2022
    Wed - 8:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    Phrenology Trivia Night Phrenology Trivia presents Trivia for Phrends! Join us each week for a fun, interactive night of trivia! Bring a team of up to 8 people, and show off your skills in various categories. With visual aides and song hints, you’re bound to have a good time with a great view of the city! Phrenology Trivia is at Over the Charles Rooftop Bar every Wednesday at 8 PM. Guest must book in order to ensure that they get a spot at the door. 1st and 2nd place winners every week. #phrenologytrivia #OTCRooftop

What 102 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.0
4 based on recent ratings
  • 3.8Food
  • 4Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 3.3Value

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  1. J

    Jedi

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Nice view but very slow service which is an issue when you’re only given 90 minutes for your meal.

    Over the CharlesResponded todayJedi, thank you for taking the time to share your recent experience with us. We're happy to hear that you enjoyed the view, but that the service we provided fell short. We will be following up with our team internally to investigate ways to help improve our service. Thank you for your honest feedback and appreciate you visiting Over the Charles Boston Rooftop Bar.

  2. SR

    SkarlynR

    New England

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    Go here for the views! Food and drinks were on the pricier side given the quantity. But for sure worth for again the views. Would recommend for a date spot.

    Over the CharlesResponded 5 days agoSkarlynR thanks for the date night recommendation, and we're so happy to hear you enjoyed our Cambridge and Boston city skyline views. We do appreciate your honest and candid feedback and will be sure to share your comments with the Management team for further review.

  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    Small menu, food is “ok”. You really go for the view. Prepare to pay a lot of $ for alcohol though. Even compared to surrounding Boston bars and restaurants.

    Over the CharlesResponded 5 days agoThank you for taking the time to share your recent experience with us at Over the Charles Rooftop Bar. We're delighted to hear you enjoyed the view, and appreciate your candid feedback regarding the menu and pricing. We will be sharing this with our team for further review, and please let us know if there are any items that you would like to see us add to the menu as well so that we may continuously improve on the guest experience.

  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience5
    Food is a bit over priced for the quality.

    Over the CharlesResponded 5 days agoThank you for sharing your feedback with us regarding your most recent experience at Over the Charles. We apologize our food options did not meet your expectations and will be sure to share these comments with the team for further review so that we may work on improving the guest experience.

  5. k

    kljohnson

    New York Area

    21 reviews

    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful night, beautiful rooftop, outstanding staff and service, and excellent drinks and food! I highly recommend this rooftop bar and restaurant! My potato salad and lamb chops were fantastic as was my cosmo! Will definitely come again when next in Boston!!

    Over the CharlesResponded on June 16, 2022Thanks for the great review kljohnson. We appreciate you visiting Over the Charles during your Boston hotel stay and hope to be able to welcome you all again the next time you're in the city. We'll be sure to let the culinary team know how much you enjoyed the potato salad and lamb chops as well. Thanks again!

  6. BD

    BeeDubs

    New England

    6 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    Weak hotel menu. Got the order wrong. Forgot to place one of the drink orders. People were leaving before placing orders. If it wasn’t for the view this placed would have gone out of business quickly.

    Over the CharlesResponded on June 16, 2022BeeDubs, we are so sorry to hear about your negative dining experience with us and that your order came out incorrectly. We will be following up with the Manager to see if there are additional training opportunities for the team to ensure guests are not only receiving the correct orders, but feel well taken care of.

  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Everything was Amazing! Such a good time.

    Over the CharlesResponded on June 7, 2022That's so great to hear that everything was amazing and you enjoyed your visit to Over the Charles Rooftop Bar. Hopefully you'll visit us again this summer season!

  8. JK

    JoanitaK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was a cold night but the waitress asked if we wanted blabkets..that was new,but amazing.. The lamb was soft and nice.. Loved loved the experience

    Over the CharlesResponded on June 7, 2022JoanitaK, thanks for taking the time to share your feedback regarding your most recent visit to Over the Charles Boston. We're so happy to hear our staff was welcoming and ensured you were comfortable on a cold night. We hope we'll have the chance to welcome you back again soon!

  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall3food5service2ambience5
    Views were 10/10 Food was solid Drinks were inconsistent first one was very strong second not so much. Main issues was their service. 25 minutes for drinks and hour for appetizer. Entree came out and protein for salad was missing, finished my meal before my girlfriends shrimp arrived. Thankfully they gave us a free drink to make up for the slow service. Will definitely come back maybe just for drinks and apps though

    Over the CharlesResponded on June 7, 2022We appreciate you taking the time to share such a detailed review regarding your most recent visit to our Boston rooftop bar. The team will be delighted to hear how much you enjoyed the views and the food. However, we are so sorry to hear about your beverages and service experience. Honest feedback like this helps us improve our service levels and we'll be sure to bring this back to the entire team for further review. Hope to exceed your expectations on your next visit.

  10. BC

    BlakeC

    New England

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Expensive drinks

    Over the CharlesResponded 5 days agoBlakeC, we appreciate your honest feedback regarding your recent experience at Over the Charles Rooftop Bar. Please know that we will be sharing your comment with our team for further review.

  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience3
    Drinks are expensive and the wings were a bit salty but the service was great and the ambiance was perfect.

    Over the CharlesResponded on June 7, 2022Thanks for your honest feedback from your most recent visit to Over the Charles Rooftop Bar. We'll be sure to share your review with the kitchen for further review and are happy to hear that you were still able to enjoy the ambiance of the rooftop.

  12. JV

    JosueV

    New England

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a great time. Great service, nice view, strong drinks, and easy to get to. Will be going back soon!

    Over the CharlesResponded on May 31, 2022Thank you for taking the time to share your most recent experience at our Boston rooftop bar - Over the Charles. We are so happy to hear how much you enjoyed the service, view and drinks. Hopefully we'll see you on the roof again soon!

  13. AA

    AndersonA

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place was Simply Amazing! Food was Awesome and Our Server Maria Was Amazing! The Best service ever from Her. If you want to spend a nice evening with friends and Family this will be the place!!

    Over the CharlesResponded on April 28, 2022Anderson, thank you for the AMAZING review! We are so happy to hear how much you enjoyed your dining experience at our Boston rooftop igloo bar, and appreciate you giving us another opportunity to recognize Maria for her outstanding dedication and service level. Hopefully we'll see you again during our summer season which starts at the end of May 2022!

  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Could not have had a more completely perfect experience! Our server Maria was amazing, the food was exquisite, and the drinks were the best we ever had. All of the staff were wonderful and kind. We played music and dance the whole time; it was like our own party island on top of the world. Would recommend this place to anyone who would love a great experience in Boston.

    Over the CharlesResponded on April 4, 2022Thank you for taking the time to provide us with great feedback on your most recent visit to Chill Over the Charles rooftop igloo bar. We are delighted to see your five star rating and to have yet another reason to recognize Maria for the level of service she provides for our guests. It's great to hear you had your very own private dance party 16 floors up over looking the Charles River and hope you'll visit us again soon if not for another igloo party, but during our summer season as well!

  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 19, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Maria was so good to us! She was fun and provided excellent service. She went above and beyond!

    Over the CharlesResponded on April 4, 2022We appreciate you taking the time to share your comments with us and for providing us an opportunity to recognize Maria for her outstanding service. Thank you for visiting us at our rooftop igloo bar - Chill Over the Charles - and we hope we'll see you again during our summer season!

  16. KC

    KatiaC

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing night celebrating our anniversary with friends. Staff & good were both excellent. Maria was our waitress and we will definitely be back!!

    Over the CharlesResponded on March 8, 2022Thank you so much for the five-star rating KatiaC! Our team will be delighted to hear we could help make your anniversary dinner special and look forward to welcoming you back again soon.

  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 20, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Wasn’t sure what to expect but on a cold and windy Boston night, we ate, drank, sang and danced in our igloo! We had a BLAST!

    Over the CharlesResponded on March 8, 2022So happy to hear how you ate, drank, sang and danced the night away at our rooftop igloo bar in Boston! Our team will be so happy to hear you and your group had a blast and we hope to be able to welcome you all again soon.

  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Such a great time! Located on the rooftop of the hotel with such an amazing view. We had great service and the igloo was nice and warm!

    Over the CharlesResponded on February 14, 2022Thanks for sharing your feedback on your recent visit to our Boston rooftop igloo bar - Chill Over the Charles. We are so happy to hear you enjoyed your experience, our great city views and the service. We hope to see you on the roof again soon either this season or for our Summer season!

  19. KT

    KTSten

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Igloo dining was an amazing experience. Maria was our server and she was so friendly and attentive. The igloos were warm, we could set our own music and color theme and the views were unbelievable. Food was delicious, I got the steak, chocolate cake and some cocktails and they were all top notch as well as the other food that I tried from fellow people in my party. Highly recommend.

    Over the CharlesResponded on February 8, 2022Thank you for visiting our rooftop Boston igloo bar at Chill Over the Charles KTSten and for the great recommendation! Our Chef and the kitchen staff will be delighted to hear that you enjoyed the menu as they worked hard to revamp it for the winter season. We are so happy to hear that Maria helped make the experience amazing for you and that you enjoyed customizing your music and color theme for the evening. We hope you'll visit us again soon if not this winter, then during our summer season!

  20. SN

    StephenN

    New England

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent experience. Service delivery was terrific. Food was delicious. Highly recommend!

    Over the CharlesResponded on January 19, 2022Thanks for visiting us at our Boston igloo bar Chill Over the Charles StephenN. We're delighted to hear that you enjoyed your experience, our service and the food. We hope you'll visit us again if not this winter, but for our summer season as well!

  21. SR

    ShannonR

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 15, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience3
    Very disorganized. We showed up for our reservation 5 minutes early, and couldn't find the hostess so we walked around until we found a seating area with a bar, which was essentially a "waiting room". People from the hotel were scrambling around trying to get our igloo ready, continuously running downstairs to the restaurant because the bar wasn't stocked either. The staff worked hard in making it work, but for the 20$ drinks this experience seemed rushed like they needed another year to open.

    Over the CharlesResponded on January 27, 2022ShannonR, we are so sorry to hear about your disorganized experience at our rooftop bar. We appreciate you sharing your comments with us and will be following up with the Management team to investigate ways to improve on the customer experience.

  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service & good food and amazing views!! Everyone was extremely friendly. The manager checked in on us 2x. The igloo was an awesome experience— heated , well lit and cozy seating.

    Over the CharlesResponded on January 11, 2022WOW! Thanks for the great five star review for our new Rooftop Igloo Bar. It's great to hear we could provide you with excellent service, good food and of course amazing city views! Hopefully you'll visit us again soon either this season or during our summer season.

  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome Maria she is the best!!!!

    Over the CharlesResponded on December 27, 2021Thanks for coming to visit us this winter and we are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your night at Chill Over the Charles. We'll be sure to let Maria know she provided you with a great service experience.

  24. L

    Lisa33

    New York Area

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on October 23, 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    MItch the bartender and Morgan the server ❤️. Amazing personalities. We could have stayed all night!
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    14 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on October 16, 2021

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    We were staying in the hotel and went to check out the rooftop restaurant. We were sat quickly with our reservation and even early because rain was in the forecast. The bartender/server was super friendly and very nice as was the hostess . Our server made it a very fun friendly experience. It was amazing to have such a warm night in October and to be able to dine overlooking the Charles and see the city views. As far as the food goes, it was good. Not great and I think the prices were high considering the quality of the food. I would probably return if we stay in the Doubletree again.

    Over the CharlesResponded on January 19, 2022Thanks for taking the time to review your visit to our Over the Charles rooftop bar in October 2021. It's great to hear that our staff members were pleasant and welcoming during your experience. We appreciate your honest feedback regarding our food offerings and we have since enhanced our menu for our winter service through March 2022. We do hope you'll visit us again the next time you stay at DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Boston - Cambridge and can experience the changes we've made!

  26. V

    Vicchick

    Columbus

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 15, 2021

    overall2food1service2ambience4
    Menu is extremely limited. Very few patrons but service was slow. I had to go to the bar to request my check because we were tired of waiting.

    Over the CharlesResponded on October 18, 2021Vicchick, thank you for sharing your feedback with us regarding your most recent visit to Over the Charles, and we sincerely apologize for the service delay. We will be sharing this with the Management team for further follow up with the staff and are so sorry this put a damper on your evening. If there are additional items you would like to see on the menu, please send us a private message so we can pass your comments to the Chef for review.

  27. AR

    AlejandroR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 10, 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Fantastic experience and extremely kind staff! It is a bit cold in a fall day, but otherwise great!!!

    Over the CharlesResponded on October 18, 2021Wow, thanks for the five-star rating AlejandroR. The staff will be so excited to hear that they provided you with a fantastic experience. Be sure to come back and visit us again next season when the weather warms up.

  28. MP

    MaryPat

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 9, 2021

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    Great view, good food, slow service due to staff shortage, unfortunate use of plastic for serving dishes

    Over the CharlesResponded on October 18, 2021Thanks for visiting Over the Charles and for taking the time to share comments regarding your most recent visit MaryPat. We're so happy to hear you enjoyed the food and the view. Due to operational constraints this year, we had to use disposable dishes, but hope we can adjust this next season. We appreciate you visiting us and we hope you'll think of us again next season!

  29. SS

    SenorScott

    New England

    8 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on October 7, 2021

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    We had a great time here, and would say that clearly the most remarkable thing about Over the Charles is the view. I live in the area and love me a rooftop, so based on experience believe this arguably the best outdoor rooftop bar view in the city. My honey and I went there on a mild October evening hopeful for a nice sunset and boy oh boy did it deliver! You can basically see every major high rise in the entire Greater Boston area from here, and as the sun sets and the colors change and the city lights up... wow. So, to the establishment. First off we found the staff and service great. Friendly, attentive, upbeat. The menu is limited, basically stepped up bar food, but our flat bread and the wings were pretty good. The drinks menu is also limited and features the Jack Abbey brew line (which is not bad...) We started with a couple Aviations off the menu which were ok, then asked if the bartender could make 'custom' MaiTais (i.e. without the premix) which he did and were really good. Otherwise, the vibe was great - unpretentious, good selection of tunes, uncrowded, fresh air, very chill. So maybe the eats and drinks are a tad pricy, but hey, who cares, they don't charge for the view, and we found ourselves relaxing and gazing into the distance. On a nice day/evening it is totally worth it.

    Over the CharlesResponded on October 18, 2021Hi neighbor SenorScott! Thanks for the detailed review and for visiting Over the Charles. We appreciate you calling us the "best outdoor rooftop bar view" in the city and you caught a nice sunset! It's great to hear our staff were friendly and welcoming and that you enjoyed the food. Hopefully we'll see you again next season when the weather gets warmer.

  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 25, 2021

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Sat for 35 minutes. No service- not even a hello from a server.

    Over the CharlesResponded on October 18, 2021We are so sorry to hear about your recent experience at Over the Charles as this is not a typical service level from our staff. Thank you for bringing this to our attention and our Management Team will be following up with the staff to ensure none of our guests are overlooked.

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    pauln

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 25, 2021

    overall3food2service3ambience5
    Limited menu and wine list. Did not have any of the 4 white wines on the list. Told this after we ordered one. Gave us a cheap wine then tried to charge us for the one we ordered but didnt have.

    Over the CharlesResponded on October 18, 2021pauln, we apologize the wines on the menu were not up-to-date during your visit and there was confusion on our end for the price of the wine served. We will be following up with the Management Team to ensure we keep our menu priced correctly and up-to-date. We appreciate you bringing this to our attention and apologize for the mix up and limited availability.

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    EitanT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    We loved it! The view at night is beautiful, the service is outstanding - I asked them to bring a dessert or drink written “Happy Birthday” and they brought a cake with my boyfriends name on it and the whole experience was really great!

    Over the CharlesResponded on October 18, 2021EitanT, we love this review! Thanks for visiting our rooftop bar and are so happy to hear that you enjoyed the view, service and were able to celebrate your boyfriend's birthday with us. We appreciate you choosing Over the Charles and hope to see you on the roof again next season!

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    PatH

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 23, 2021

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    Did not eat. Prices were high. Got a table stuck in the corner

    Over the CharlesResponded on October 18, 2021PatH, we are so sorry to hear that you did not enjoy your visit to Over the Charles. We appreciate your candid feedback and will be sharing this with our Management Team in an effort to continuously improve on our customer experience.

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    MonicaG

    New England

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went for my sisters birthday. The service was great from beginning to end! The maitre d’ was very informative, the server was super friendly, the food and drink delicious, and the core sepctacular! It’s definitely a hidden gem.

    Over the CharlesResponded on October 18, 2021Thank you for sharing your feedback on your most recent visit to Over the Charles and for considering us a "hidden gem." We appreciate you choosing our rooftop bar to celebrate your sister's birthday and hope you'll think of us again next season!

  35. SO

    ShanaO

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best restaurant I've been to in a long time! My boyfriend and I made the reservation for my birthday dinner. I asked for a nice view because like many others I've experienced quiet a lot of personal loss and just wanted something nice for my birthday. And boy did they deliver! The view was absolutely beautiful, the food was delicious, and they even surprised me with a card that had been signed by the staff! They really went above and beyond for this trip, and I'm grateful for how magical everything was! 100/10

    Over the CharlesResponded on October 18, 2021Thank you for such a kind and glowing review ShanaO. We are so happy to hear that our staff had a chance to make your birthday dinner something special after the difficult times you've experienced. May you continue to find joy throughout 2021 and we hope we'll have a chance to welcome you to the rooftop again.

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    ChristopherK

    Miami

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 12, 2021

    overall1food1service1ambience3
    No menu. No prices. Charged 23$ for a glass of mediocre house white wine. Nice view but awful service. Very limited food offering.

    Over the CharlesResponded on September 17, 2021ChristopherK we apologize you were not provided menu options and we fell short on our service level during your visit. The menu is available on OpenTable, our Instagram page, QR codes on the rooftop and printed upon request; however, we will follow up with the Management Team to ensure our staff members are providing all available options to guests during their visit.

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    FromQ

    New England

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2021

    overall3food2service5ambience2
    We had a BD celebration with a group of friends. The view and the people who were working there were great, but everything else was mediocre. Limited options of cocktails and food. Ordered Margaritas, but they were too sweet and too chemically. Way overpriced for the quality. We were given plastic plates and utensils for food, which becomes a problem when it gets windy. The service was great, but everything else was blah. Not coming back!

    Over the CharlesResponded on September 17, 2021Thanks for sharing your feedback with us and for choosing Over the Charles for a Birthday Celebration FromQ. It's great to hear you enjoyed the view and our staff members were welcoming. We'll keep your comments in mind when reordering our cocktail selections in an effort to provide better offerings for guests. Due to operational restrictions this year, we have had to switch to disposable items, but hope to be able to change this next season.

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    Beach5

    New England

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    The view was amazing and the atmosphere was upbeat, the staff was just very happy and that makes a difference in the vibe. Can get windy, and most things were light so blow away easily, but being a jacket. The food was good; flatbread and pretzels were awesome, dipping sauces were ok. They had a good variety of Jack’s Abbey beer which was great. They were out of a lot of the red wine selections and the wine was a bit overpriced, but the waitress was very helpful about trying to help us find a wine we liked. Overall a great spot for a chill outing.

    Over the CharlesResponded on September 17, 2021Beach5, thanks for visiting us at Over the Charles, and we're so happy to hear how helpful our staff was for you. Thanks for the great feedback regarding the wind, and we'll check with the F&B team to see how we can address this in the future as well as the red wine selections. We're loving our partnership with Jack's Abby this year and it's great to hear you enjoyed the variety we offered. Again, thank you for your feedback and we appreciate you coming to visit us.

  39. PS

    PeterS

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 5, 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Bartender is awesome! Servers very accommodating. Definitely recommend, despite being pricey.

    Over the CharlesResponded on September 17, 2021PeterS, we are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your visit to our Boston rooftop bar and the service our staff member provided. Thank you for choosing Over the Charles, and we hope to have to opportunity to welcome you again soon.

  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    17 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on August 29, 2021

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    The hostess was quite Roos but the waitresses were awesome. It started raining and they helped me get a table with an umbrella, despite it had a reservation. Food is ok. Simple. The wines are disappointing. Great view of the Charles and the city. If you don’t come with high expectations, it is actually a nice place to chill

    Over the CharlesResponded on September 17, 2021Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback with us regarding your visit to our Boston rooftop bar. We apologize that the hostess was rude to you at the front and will be following up with the Management Team regarding this. The F&B team is always looking for ways to improve our offerings so please feel free to message us with additional details on how we can improve our wine selection so we can be mindful of this when planning our menus. Thank you for visiting Over the Charles.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Over the Charles is rated 4 stars by 102 OpenTable diners.

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Google Map for Over the Charles

400 Soldiers Field Rd Boston, MA 02134-1805

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Cambridge Street

  • Neighborhood

    Cambridge

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Wed–Sun 5:00 pm–12:00 am

  • Cuisines

    American, Pub

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    $5 discounted parking with checks over $50.00

  • Public transit

    MBTA Bus 64: Cambridge St @ Mass Pike

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Owned/operated by

    Black/African American, Latinx or Hispanic, LGBTQ+

  • Executive chef

    Scott Bakutis

  • Additional

    Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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