Looking for high-end French dining without the fuss? The motto at Rochambeau is “fun first, French second,” and the expansive, two-level Back Bay restaurant won’t make you choose between quality and quantity. They aim to do it all, serving lunch, brunch, dinner, and late-night with a full-service café, two sexy bars, and two floors of intimate dining.
Aficionados of fine French cuisine will say “mon dieu!” when they see the menu at Rochambeau. The café offers classic breakfast and lunch items and a full range of pastries to satisfy your sweet tooth. There are also grab-‘n-go options for busy bees who need their French on the fly. In the dining room you’ll find elaborate classic dishes with shareable options for the table, but nothing at Rochambeau takes itself too seriously, so expect to find a little fun tucked into every corner of the menu (wait ‘til you see what they put in the crepes).
The first thing you’ll notice when you enter the restaurant is a glowing copper-fronted bar, reinforcing Rochambeau’s emphasis on fun. Sexy vibes reign supreme throughout the space, with classic elements like wrought iron and a tin ceiling made intimate with lush greenery and pink glass. Deep blues and elegant tile floors on both levels are joined by the gorgeous grand staircase that’ll make you look like you own the joint when you show up for date night.
Speaking of dates, Rochambeau’s two beautiful bars will help keep the conversation flowing with a deep roster of French wines, from classic houses to obscure small-productions. The cocktail list gets creative with craft spirits and over-the-top garnishes, and the brunch menu keeps things convivial with a selection of shareable cocktails. Whether you’re down to crush a magnum of rosé or celebrate with a flute of champagne, Rochambeau has you covered.
900 Boylston Street
Boston, MA 02115