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Our exceptional team prides itself in continually finding new ways to delight visitors to the Top of the Hub Restaurant and Skywalk Observatory.

Awards & Honors

  • Awards of Excellence Wine Spectator Magazine, 1998–2015
  • Awards of Excellence Distinguished Restaurants of North America, 1998–2011
  • Tommy ChoiGrand 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 the Skywalk Observatory have been featured on: The Food Network, The Travel Channel, The Discovery Channel, The BBC, “Roker on the Road,” “Chronicle,” “TV Diner” 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 restaurant’s 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.

Media Quotes

“Matching spectacular views with stellar cuisine and top-notch service, Top of the Hub earns its wings.”  Panorama

“One of the world’s most romantic dining destinations.”  The Travel Channel

“Top of the Hub sweeps diners to the peak of the Prudential Center, where sophistication, live jazz and the twinkling city of Boston make for a spectacular and memorable meal.” The Phantom Gourmet

“…the kitchen turns out some of the best food in Boston.” Hemispheres Magazine (United Airlines)

“…first class international fare…” Magazine Air France

“Catch the sunset, sip a cocktail or revel in a romantic atmosphere atop the Prudential Center at the Skywalk Observatory and Top of the Hub Restaurant.” The Patriot Ledger

“There is nothing like sitting 52 stories above Boston for dining and a spectacular view of the city. The magnificent cuisine compliments the breathtaking views.” Panorama

“Fine dining of the highest calibre.” Northeastern News

“Top of the Hub boasts a terrific wine list with dozens of affordable bottles.” Boston Herald

“This place puts romance at a whole new level.” AAA Travel News

“It was difficult to envision a more enchanting evening.” Playbill

“The restaurant delivers exceptional, contemporary American cuisine and attentive service with spectacular ambiance.” BostonTravel.com

“While the view and elegant surroundings may be one of the biggest attractions of the Top of the Hub, the food is just as lofty.” Playbill

“Top of the Hub is one of the most famous places for fine dining in Boston.” Digital City Boston

“With the backdrop of the area’s most scenic surroundings, Top of the Hub is the ultimate location for exciting and memorable occasions…” Carriage News

“The food is fresh, the wine list is extensive and the desserts are decadent.” Concierge Magazine

“In honor of the anniversary of this famously swoon-worthy spot, Top of the Hub is offering a new signature cocktail: the Level 52…a spin on that standard celebration cocktail, the Kir Royale…Top of the Hub steps it up a notch by substituting raspberry Chambord for the Creme de Casis and bumping up the alcohol quotient with a shot of Level Vodka.” The Boston Globe–Calendar

“The laid-back elegance of ample tables, crisp white linens and hefty silver and glassware produces a lush, romantic feel.” Boston Citysearch

“The food is inventive without being esoteric, and the artful compositions delight both eye and palate.” Boston Citysearch

Voted a TOP CLICK in Dining Digital City Boston

Voted a TOP CLICK in Bars Digital City Boston

“Best View” Boston Citysearch

“The best view in Boston” Stuff@Night

“Dish Worth Driving To” Warm Cookie Plate at Top of the Hub, Phantom Gourmet

Tips On Popping The Question
“General Manager Raphael Oliver and his crew will make the moment a memorable one whether its serving a diamond on a silver platter or arranging for an airplane to tow a ‘Will You Marry Me?’ banner.” The Boston Globe

“A smart destination for the perfect nightcap is the Top of the Hub, followed by some entertaining live jazz.” Newbury Street and Back Bay Guide

“For something special, head up to the Pru’s 52nd floor to the aptly named Top of the Hub. The view over Boston, Cambridge and beyond is an instant pick-me-up as you enjoy dinner, lunch or Sunday Brunch in the elegant restaurant.” The Boston Herald–The Edge

Best Romantic Restaurant
“No wonder couples are so drawn to vistas: they literalize the feeling of being in love and on top of the world.” The Boston Phoenix

Ten Things To Do Before You
“#9 Top of the Hub: Celebrate a birthday or anniversary with a meal at the city’s highest vantage point.” Boston Citysearch

Selected for BEST BASH
“Top of the Hub celebrates the Fourth with a champagne and martini reception, four-course feast, live broadcast of the famous Boston Pops concert and fireworks outside the window 52 floors up.” Delta Shuttle Sheet

“Insider Tip: When visiting artists and art aficionados are in town MFA staffers take them to admire the majestic vistas and artily arranged cocktails and appetizers at Top of the Hub, according to contemporary-art curator William Stover.” Stuff@Night

MRA Announces Award Winners
In announcing the 2004 Restaurateur of the Year Award, Peter Christie, President of the Massachusetts Restaurant Association commented, “We are honoring Raphael (Oliver) for his continuing commitment to exceeding expectations for his customers, community and the industry.  He represents the very best of the restaurant industry in Massachusetts.” Yankee Food Service

Top Ten First Date Restaurants
#5 Top of the Hub The Weekly Dig

“Stunning city views. An extravagant menu. A hugh single-malt Scotch list, and a tremendous win list (just ask Wine Spectator). Free live jazz that goes past midnight on five out of seven nights. These are buy a few of the multitude oF reasons to check out Top of the Hub.” Stuff@Night

“The next time you’re out late and looking for a spot to satiate your post-midnight cravings, we offer two words of advice: look up.” Stuff@Night

“Top of the Hub treats our guests like royalty.” Matthew Murphy, General Manager of Old Town Trolley Tours of Boston commenting on The One & Only Boston Chocolate Tour

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