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Eva, Boston, MA

Eva

4.3
4.3
338 Reviews
$31 to $50
Mediterranean
Please note that our patio is seated on a first come first serve basis; all tables are set for a 90 minute reservation limit.

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.

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2 people

19:30


Booked 20 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Mediterranean, American, Sicilian
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Thu 11:00–21:00 Fri 11:00–22:00 Sat 10:00–22:00 Sun 10:00–21:00
  • Phone number
    (617) 546-5155
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Executive Chef
    Vince Carideo
  • Private party facilities
    To book our restaurant for your next private event please go to our website to put in an event request and then you should be reached out to as soon as possible.
  • Area
    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, Private Room, Takeaway, Vegan, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine

What 338 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.2Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 3.9Value

NoiseModerate

338 Reviews
  1. RayB

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    From the gentleman who greeted us at the door and walked us in, to the busboy, & our waitress -- all were wonderful, accommodating, smiling and seemed happy to work there. The food was awesome. The Bolognese w/pappardelle was scrumptious, and the Braised Short Rib (deboned) on tender delicious gnocci swimming in a thick cream sauce from heaven was truly wonderful. Their home-made ginger beer is the best I've had since I had some years ago in Balham, south London. I can't remember the name of the delicious, very rich, dessert my wife and I split (we were happily stuffed by that time) but it was a square of dense chocolate topped with a tasty white cream which had nuts and something like peanut brittle in it! What a nice way to finish a superb meal! EVA on Newbury St Boston is well worth the visit. A tad pricey, but man does the kitchen ever know what they're doing.

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  2. MikhailB

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 23 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Nice place with a nice food and cute interior. Very European style.

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  3. AaronD

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Delicious food and good drinks. My favorite was the creamy garlic mussels.

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  4. Kris

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 18 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great spot - good food and great portion sizes! Would highly recommend. Falafel is delish.

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  5. hourys

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was the very first time we had eaten at Eva, and and took excellent care of us. We had breakfast/ brunch on a Sunday and found the menu to be very interesting and diverse. I would recommend this restaurant to a friend.

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  6. asdfgjkandkakfkwn

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    started off great but then waited an hour for our food to come

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  7. Brunch

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Very comfortable atmosphere. Food was very good. I had the chicken and waffle which was good but basic. The others in my party had the falafel burger and lamb burger and really enjoyed them. Service was excellent. We were celebrating our daughter’s birthday and the server went out of her way to make her feel Special. We’re looking forward to going back to try other menu items that sounded delicious.

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  8. KatyM

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Such an incredible meal! Our waiter was incredible and it truly felt like he took a genuine interest in making our night one for the books.

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  9. NadiaP

    New York City

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 10 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a lovely Sunday brunch. Food was good. Saris was good and it was a beautiful day so it was not crowded inside as the outside patio was in use.

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  10. BostonDiner

    Greater Boston

    48 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    48 reviews

    Dined on 23 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Overall, a good experience. The upstairs had an event going on, so we were seated downstairs near the bar (not my favorite spot for a quiet dinner). It was a Monday, so not too busy, and therefore not too noisy. They were out of the swordfish, which was disappointing, but the meals we had were good - seafood pasta was tasty & fresh, and short rib gnocchi was very rich but good as well. Drinks were delicious (they don't serve the Lychee Martini in winter - though it's still on the menu), and service was attentive and friendly. I'd go back!

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    3 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 21 January 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 1
    I’ve been here three times now and don’t plan to return. My first visit was in the summer, the place was so hot it was unbearable and the service was horrible. After waiting 25 minutes to see a waiter, we decided to find another spot on Newberry Street with working air-conditioning and better service. I gave this place another try last week and was seated upstairs (January 2024) and enjoyed it. I went back with another group of friends the following week… We were seated downstairs and it was so cold in there my friends made jokes that they didn’t want to spend money on heating. I was embarrassed that I had made the recommendation and was ready to leave. The swordfish, onion soup, and calamari are great.  The tuna tartar and chicken pesto pizza were mid. The muscles and shrimp scampi were horrible. I almost sent the muscles back because they smelled so awful. Nothing looked good enough to take a picture.  Now I don’t have to wonder why this place is always pretty empty. I personally will not be returning and would not recommend this spot when there are so many better options on Newberry Street/back bay.

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  12. AshleyD

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The vibe overall was beautiful and really nice. Our server John was extremely helpful. Food was delicious. Just unfortunate 2 items we wanted to order were sold out.

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  13. Evelyn

    Greater Boston

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 14 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lots of great brunch and lunch options! Will definitely come again

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  14. Sheila

    Greater Boston

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on 5 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a quick late lunch. Decor is well done. Server,Vin, was great and helped with food selection. Lamb kebabs and mussels were excellent. Tried a very nice Syrah from Lebanon!

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  15. EdwardL

    Greater Boston

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 31 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We've always liked this restaurant - it's a pleasant stop while on Newbury St.

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  16. AmiraS

    Miami - Dade

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a wonderful dinner at Eva, the waiter was just amazing with us and took care of everything to for a birthday surprise ! Thanks again

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 December 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Service wasn’t great. They forgot our appetizers and made us wait 45 minutes for our entrees

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 10 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food, drinks and service was great! Festive decorations!

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  19. SalomeD

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 December 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    The food isn’t that good for the price, and the service is terrible

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Good food, prices, and ambience. The location is convenient if you’re shopping. Cocktails on the menu are creative without being overly weird and the wait staff were pleasant and attentive. Would go back.

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  21. Annn

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 9 December 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Very bland entrees. The falafel burger was mostly onions and was unseasoned. The pizza was pretty cold and chewy. I ordered a Diet Coke and it tasted like Pepsi or something else. Service was fine.

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  22. WilliamG

    Greater Boston

    4 reviews

    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 9 December 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 1
    I ordered a simple Ceasar salad with chicken. The chicken was so dry it was inedible. The salad was limp and barely had any dressing on it. The place was noisy and is very sterile. No ambience. Overall, a poor dining experience.

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  23. KiranP

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    the server (Ashley) was fantastic notably, energetic and responsive. The upstairs seating for two was nice with the lighting (late morning). -- Kiran's friends Owen + Sam

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  24. ShelliP

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Loved being outside great gas fire pits and heaters

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  25. RobertB

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food and service were fantastic. We were sat on time with a friendly hostess.

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 November 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    If I could leave 0 stars I would. We came up to the restaurant and they were turning people away, yet when we were brought upstairs it was completely empty except two groups. It took 15 minutes for a server to come to our table - water wasn’t poured yet either. We ordered an $11 mezze plate which was whipped goat cheese and it came with 4 small pieces of pita and the goat cheese honestly tasted like it was warmed up Philadelphia cream cheese. We still didn’t get water until after the mezze and our drinks were brought out. Because of how long everything took we decided to just do the appetizer and drinks and get dinner somewhere else so we just asked for the check. When she brought the check we were finishing our drinks and we opened the check book and she literally jumped out of her seat at the bar…when we closed it she and two other waiters actually rolled their eyes because we clearly weren’t leaving at the pace they wanted so they could turn the table. I’ve lived in Boston for 13 years, I know how many options there are…I know this is newbury street and there’s a thousand tourists. I know, I get it. But restaurants like this give a horrendous impression of Boston for literally anyone who walks in. Considering we made a reservation as well, to receive that treatment is ridiculous. The north end has twice as many tourists as newbury street and I have an excellent meal every place I go, and am treated as a patron providing business and they have professional service. Not sure how this place stays open with all the competition it has around it.

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  27. AlexP

    Greater Boston

    9 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 12 November 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Ordered steak tips medium rare; they were well done and bland. Small portions. We saw our waitress when we ordered and when we paid. They might have been under staffed. French toast was good and the banana whip cream was excellent.

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    10 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 12 November 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I loved their brunch! The food was delicious, and the restaurant has such a cute vibe. I would definitely return again.

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 November 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    the food was not great , mine was a little dry , there were not enough outside heaters ,

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  30. Jacob

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very good food!! Ambience was great and our service was perfect

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 6 November 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    It was a nice restaurant, very upscale and fancy for a little spot, but super good fun and very fun drinks

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Super nice brunch. Food was really good for a super great price.

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 1 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love Eva! Great, classic spot with a wide range of menu options. Staff are super nice and they even have a lot of Taylor Swift themed cocktails which is so fun!

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  34. Lexi

    Denver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 29 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a great time! Such a great environment and food

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  35. AdnanR

    New York City

    20 reviews

    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on 22 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food with fun ambiance. Staff was accommodating and friendly

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 October 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Very slow service. Food was okay. We had our food at the table for a long time with no utensils, despite asking our waiter multiple times if he could please bring some. Not a great experience. Food was also subpar with little to no flavor.

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  37. Dominique

    West Palm Beach

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 14 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I love this place!!!! Food was good and its the first restaurant I tried in Boston. Service was great as well, not bad that the weather was not too cold and to be sat outside was perfect.

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 October 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    This place is fun and also a lot of fancy sights for this place.

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  39. Fred

    Chicago

    44 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    44 reviews

    Dined on 13 October 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Appetizers were good. Main dishes were just ok. Margarita tasted like it was a mix. French fries were cold and mediocre. Pizza was mediocre as well. Lobster roll was good but not worth $45.

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  40. SBF2

    Miami - Dade

    13 reviews

    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on 12 October 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything we ordered was delicious. We were seated outside. Felt that the waiter was not on top of his game. The alcoholic drink that I ordered never came. We wanted regular tap water and a bottle of Saratoga came to the table. If I knew that it was bottled water that was going to served, I would have ordered it with gas vs. still. It took a while between courses.

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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 4.3 stars by 338 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a booking

2 people

19:30


Booked 20 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Eva

279a Newbury St, Boston, MA 02115

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    Gloucester &amp; Newbury
  • Area
    Back Bay
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Thu 11:00–21:00 Fri 11:00–22:00 Sat 10:00–22:00 Sun 10:00–21:00
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Mediterranean, American, Sicilian
  • 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
    Vince Carideo
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeaway, Vegan, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine
  • Phone number
    (617) 546-5155
  • Private party facilities
    To book our restaurant for your next private event please go to our website to put in an event request and then you should be reached out to as soon as possible.
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