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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
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Back Bay
0.8 km from Newbury Street
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Reviewed 4 days ago

A gem of a spot and clearly a favorite as evidenced by every table taken on a weekday morning. Still the wait staff handles all of this with kindness, professional attitude and good humor. Food was delish. Service was excellent and since we were there...on the start of a graduation weekend-it kicked off the day in good form.More

Date of visit: May 2024
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great food, great service and a really good ambience. This is a must for breakfast if visiting Boston. You will look at paying for 2 about $45 with tip.

Date of visit: May 2024
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Went to FT in Boston some years ago. I had the best eggs Benedict ever. I was told by my server that it was because the chef used Old Bay seasoning. I went to FT in Dedham this morning and had eggs Benedict. They were...good, but not great. Server asked the chef and told me they don’t use OldBay seasoning anymore. Also the English muffin was awful. Just a flat piece of bread almost impossible to cut. I was very disappointed. On a somewhat different note, to all breakfast places out there. Eggs Benedict on a latke can’t be beat! Bakers Best in Newton used to serve it this way with grilled asparagus. Best breakfast ever!More

Date of visit: May 2024
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a great place! The food was very delicious as well as the in house made hot sauce. But where tho a place truly shines is with service. We waited about 30 minutes for a table and were able to walk around the block a...couple times. We were seated downstairs and the waitress, I’m mad I cannot remember her name, was just a ball of sunshine. So hospitable and caring for all of our needs. I appreciated her tremendously.More

Date of visit: May 2024
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I invited my sister to join me for brunch in midMay. A bit too cool for outside dining, so we ate inside. A great meal often begins with great service and this meal was no exception. Ana was our server. She welcomed us, brought beverages,...took our order..always listening to our requests with a warm, Fri smile. She checked in ofter, and when we were finished eating encouraged us to return soon. Our meals were ample, tasty and hot. Other staff made sure that any special requests were taken care of asap. The decor, the food and especially the attention to detail from Ana all combined to convince my sister that my suggestion for brunch was A+.More

Date of visit: May 2024
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great breakfast place, lots of choice. We had the blueberry pancakes and eggs Benedict and both were good. Get there early as soon as it opens to beat the queues! Four stars instead of five as they only do regular coffee (no lattes, flat whites...etc)More

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had the mimosa flight and blood orange margaritas and they were delicious. We also had a breakfast appetizer which was a sampler platter that consisted of 3 different appetizers and that was good and my favorite was the egg rolls. We got the chicken...and waffles and blueberry pancake monster which came with eggs, bacon and potatoes.More

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 7 April 2024 via mobile

Have visited the Back Bay location a few times and prompted to write a review. The mere fact alone that the wait times are usually an hour+ is reason to believe this is an incredibly popular place. Funky, quirky decor and atmosphere makes this a...fun place to visit. The food, incredible/attentive service and environment will keep you coming back. Great place to visit with family members - the servers are VERY efficient. Food comes lightning fast - very interesting combinations on the menu but also lots of breakfast standards. Make sure you join the waitlist online when available.More

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 28 March 2024

This is a super cute place with amazing food and great staff. I highly recommend and will go back the next time I'm in Boston.

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 26 March 2024 via mobile

Quick weekday breakfast/brunch Excellent experience. About a five minute walk from the Hilton Park Plaza. Food and service were great.

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 15 February 2024

Food was good and had great flavor. However, the potatoes were cold upon arrival and my vegan scramble was only hot in the middle. I suspect it sat too long before being brought out. I am paranoid about sending food back, so we ate it...without complaint. It was good, just cold. It wasn't too crowed and out food came quickly. I did think $47.00 for breakfast was high, but it is in Downtown Boston.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 13 February 2024 via mobile

Kai is a great waitress! Our food came out hot, we had a full plate and the whole vibe of the place is so cool. A great place for first time people to Boston!

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 29 January 2024

the place is hip and cool and the servers fit the bill as hip, cool, trendy servers. The dining room is fun with nifty decorations. But the food is not great

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed 28 December 2023

I had a mixed experience during my recent visit to Friendly Toast. While the general staff were exceptional, providing great assistance and showcasing commendable hospitality, I encountered an issue with the service at the bar. Unfortunately, the bartender, a tall and slim individual with a...distinctive haircut, did not display the same level of professionalism. His approach felt lackadaisical, and there was an unpleasant incident where my credit card was returned to me in a wet and sticky condition, which seemed unnecessary. Despite this, the overall helpfulness of the rest of the staff was a redeeming factor of my visit.More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 24 December 2023

OMG, second time in the Back Bay, really looking forward to going to the Portland Me location! Bringing 3 plus ourselves after the Bianca Del Rio show on March 2!

Date of visit: December 2023
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THE FRIENDLY TOAST, Boston - Back Bay - Menu, Prices & Restaurant Reviews - Tripadvisor

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The Friendly Toast is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5