IF YOU HAVEN’T DINED WITH US, YOU HAVEN’T SEEN BOSTON
Serving brunch, lunch, cocktails and dinner.
Soaring 52 floors above the Back Bay, Top of the Hub’s award winning cuisine, service and ambiance of comfortable sophistication blend with the serenity of Boston’s best skyline views to deliver a truly one-of-a-kind dining experience.
Renowned for hosting amazing corporate and private events, Top of the Hub is a spectacular place where intimate memories are made and important deals are closed.
Relax and enjoy a cocktail while listening to live jazz in our lounge, or celebrate and entertain in our main dining room. Top of the Hub’s full-service, 145-seat white tablecloth restaurant and 190-seat lounge serve lunch, dinner, late dinner, Sunday brunch, and private functions. We provide full-service corporate and private events for up to 1000 guests at the Skywalk Observatory. Visitors to this landmark restaurant and lounge delight in local dishes and seafood while taking in its refined club-like atmosphere atop the Prudential Tower in Boston, Massachusetts. Guests can enjoy dancing with that special someone to the city’s best live jazz.
You can trust us with your most important moments.
We are Boston’s best hospitality team. We pride ourselves on continually finding new ways to delight visitors to the Top of the Hub Restaurant and Skywalk Observatory.
Chef Stef Jarausch
Chef Stefan Jarausch’s unique culinary perspective has been formed by a continental European upbringing blended with rigorous training stateside.
Chef Stefan’s love for hospitality began at the age of 15 when his uncle, who was a traveling salesman, would often employ Stefan to help him recreate the dishes he experienced during his excursions across the continent. The young Stefan’s passion for food was ignited by the way fine food, enjoyed in good company, has a way of bringing people of all cultures closer.
Inspired and ambitious, he began his immersion into the culinary world by landing a position working under renowned Chef Paul Bocuse at his 3 Michelin-star restaurant, L’Auberge Du Pont de Collonges, near Lyon, France. In French technique, Chef Stefan found a basis for his personal style: attention to detail and a commitment to fresh ingredients. To this day, he attributes his unique culinary perspective and attention to detail to his time spent in France.
In 1994, Chef Stefan moved to the United States and completed a decade-long tenure with Ritz-Carlton Hotels, where he traveled across the country working alongside a variety of chefs who continued to influence his culinary style and fuel his passion.
Chef Stefan then spent the next ten years bringing something new to each of the restaurants where he served as executive chef. Most of this time was spent in Boston at the Fairmont Copley Plaza Hotel’s Oak Room and Bar where he led the development of American brassiere at the 4-star Oak Long Bar + Kitchen. A year later, Chef Stefan launched the premiere Seasons 52 location setting a consistent, high quality tone for the restaurant.
Chef Stefan has joined Top of the Hub as Executive Chef where he intends to share his passion for local ingredients, reflecting New England’s exceptional seasonality in the menu. His worldly perspective and inherently innovative nature make him an exciting addition to our restaurant, where the cuisine, service and view work together to showcase the best of Boston, offering a truly unique dining experience.
The Rest of the team:
Peter Papagelis, General Manager
Kay McCarthy, Director of Private Events
Shannon Nichols, Private Events Sales Manager
Mostafa Hadria, Banquet Service Manager
Our exceptional team prides itself in continually finding new ways to delight visitors to the Top of the Hub Restaurant and Skywalk Observatory.
Awards and Honors:
Best Special Occasion Dining – Boston A-List, Cityvoter Award, 2011, 2012, 2016
Awards of Excellence – Wine Spectator Magazine, 1998-2015
Awards of Excellence – Distinguished Restaurants of North America, 1998-2015
Best Place To Impress A Date –Boston A-List, Cityvoter Award, 2010
Tommy Choi – Grand Prize, Professional Pastry Guild of New England Competition
Drinks With A View – The Improper Bostonian, Boston’s Best Awards
Most Romantic Restaurant in Boston – WHDH-TV
Most Romantic Restaurant – The Improper Bostonian
Best Romantic Restaurant – The Boston Phoenix
Best Secret Rendezvous – The Improper Bostonian
Phantom Gourmet’s “Great Ate Romantic Restaurant”
Phantom Gourmet’s “Dish Worth Driving To” – Baked-To-Order, Warm Cookie Plate
Best View – Boston Citysearch
Selected as a “Great To Be Here” Location – WB56
WB56 Dining Regional Favorite – Silver Award, Community Newspaper Reader’s Choice Awards
Top Click in Dining – Digital City Boston
Top Click in Bars – Digital City Boston
Top Ten First Date Restaurants – The Weekly Dig
Top of the Hub and Skywalk Observatory have been featured on: The Food Network, The Travel Channel, The Discovery Channel, The BBC, “Roker on the Road,” “Chronicle,” “TV Diver” and “The Phantom Gourmet,” as well as on WHDH-TV, WCVB-TV, WBZ-TV, New England Cable News, WLVI-TV, WFXT-TV and others.
Among its extensive broadcast coverage, Top of the Hub was honored to be prominently featured in The Travel Channel’s “New England Thanksgiving Traditions,” which detailed the restaurants annual tradition of preparing, delivering and serving Thanksgiving Dinner to the firefighters and dispatchers at Engine 33-Ladder 15, the restaurant’s neighboring fire station. (The program was part of The Travel Channel’s annual November schedule for several years.)
Print and online coverage has extended from local Boston media (The Boston Globe, boston.com, Boston Herald, Boston METRO, BostonNOW, The Improper Bostonian, STUFF Magazine, Boston Magazine, The Boston Phoenix, Panorama, WHERE Magazine, BLAST, Boston Courant, The Back Bay Sun, ZagatBuzz-Boston, PATCH.com, Digital City Boston, Boston Citysearch.com, The Boston Event Guide, BostonEvents.com, BostonTravel.com and The Quincy Patriot Ledger, among others) to major stories across the country (USA Today), trade press and prominent food publications. International feature coverage extends from Canada to England, France, Germany, Japan and beyond.
Select Restaurants, Inc.
Select Restaurants owns and operates some of the country’s finest restaurants, ranging from fine waterfront dining to family-friendly restaurants to upscale neighborhood cafes. From Boston to Baltimore, Chicago and Cleveland to Long Beach, Select Restaurants are among everyone’s favorite places to dine.
Select Restaurants consistently earn rave reviews for exceptional service, pleasing ambiance, and unforgettable meals. Select Restaurants’ chefs pride themselves on delicious recipes and sumptuous cuisine, offering exciting choices, such as the freshest seafood, international cuisine, and traditional American fare. Select strives to develop menus to meet changing customer interests.
From Boston’s Top of the Hub, to the distinctive Parkers’ Lighthouse in Long Beach, CA, to casual dining at Winberie’s Restaurants in New Jersey and Illinois to Inner Harbor Dining at The Rusty Scupper in Baltimore, MD.
Select Restaurants are sure to please.
Q: What is the dress code at Top of the Hub?
A: During the day, our formal dining room requires guests to be in business attire. Our bar and lounge area is available for guests in more casual attire. We do not allow sleeveless shirts, hats for men or baseball caps for women.
In the evening, proper attire is required. We want you to enjoy your special occasion. Thank you for not wearing sleeveless shirts, flip flops, athletic wear or ripped/short shorts. Please remove your hat before entering the restaurant. We thank you for your cooperation.
Q: Can I reserve a window table?
A: All of our tables have a great view of the Boston skyline. Upon making a reservation, you can request for a table by the window. We will certainly try our best to accommodate you. It is more so based on what is available when you arrive. The front desk will give you an estimated wait time, and you may choose to wait for the next available window table. This applies for the lounge as well.
Q: Do you validate parking?
A: Yes, we provide a discounted validation for the Prudential Garage only. Please remember to have your server stamp your parking ticket before you leave.
Q: Do you take reservations?
A: Yes, we take reservations for lunch, brunch, or a full dinner. Guests who are interested in just drinks, desserts or light appetizers may join us in the lounge area (walk in basis). Reservations are taken both over the phone and via OpenTable, our Internet-based reservation system. Click here to make a reservation.
Q: Can you bring your own cake to lunch or dinner?
A: Unfortunately, we cannot allow you to bring you own cake, but do have an on-site pastry chef. We would be happy to make a cake for your gathering with at least 24 hours advanced notice. The only exception is if you require a kosher cake, which you may bring in. Please contact us by calling (617) 536-1775 to order a custom-designed cake.
Q: Can I bring my own wine?
A: No, state law prohibits customers from brining wine into the restaurant. Please contact us by calling (617) 536-1775 to request a special bottle of wine or champagne for your dinner.
Q: Can I bring my own flowers?
A: Yes, you may bring your own flowers or place an order through our florist, Louis Barry, by calling (617) 437-1058.
Q: Does the lounge/jazz music have a cover charge?
A: No, but after 8 p.m. the lounge tables do have a minimum spending requirement of $24 per person for food and beverage.
“The Top of the Hub is one of the best restaurants in Boston. I frequently use it for business lunches and dinners, as well as for personal use. The food is always excellent and the service is outstanding. I am impressed with the friendliness of the knowledgeable staff.”
—Michael Gaffin, Repeat Guest
DID YOU KNOW:
We provide full-service corporate and private events for up to 1000 guests at the Skywalk Observatory?
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