If the Boston winter blues are getting you down, we have some insider information to lift your spirits. Lifted, a bar and restaurant located at the Omni Boston Hotel at the Seaport is open Wednesday-Sunday and always to the public — so you don’t have to be a guest to enjoy this hidden gem.
The Miami-styled space offers tropical cocktails, brightly-colored decor, delicious dishes + stellar views of the city to make you feel like you’re on a luxurious vacation in the middle of New England winter. Hello, best kept secret of the Seaport. 🌴
Take a seat in one of the cozy chairs or booths. Lifted is located on the fifth floor of the hotel, so you’ll get to drink in the city views with your tropical cocktails. You can’t go wrong sipping on a Mai Tai or the watermelon margarita to set the tone for your meal, which is skillfully + deliciously crafted by Chef Samantha Hill.
Thirsty for more? Keep reading to see our favorite eats and what’s coming soon to Lifted. Already in? Make reservations here.
What we tried:
City Editor Jess here, and I know I’m not alone in feeling the winter blues this time of year. With one step off the elevator at the Omni Boston Seaport, I was transported to a tropical beach. The brightly colored cocktails lifted my mood, and the festive tiles found throughout the space added color to the grey skies.
Start with an order of the crispy Brussels sprouts ($15) and a “Lob-stah” Louie wedge salad ($38) and you’ll set the flavor expectation for the table high. After that enjoy a bite of the spicy tuna poke bowl ($28), short rib Birra tacos ($16), double double burger ($18), or a salted caramel lobster roll ($38). Every dish delivered a party of flavors, textures, and variety to truly offer something for everyone. And you won’t want to skip dessert with options like the lemon olive oil cake ($12).
What not to miss:
Come for the views of the city and the Seaport (oh, and the stunning sunset), but stay for the food and drinks whether it’s for lunch or dinner.
Bonus: Enjoy weekly music featuring live performances and DJs, and other and other seasonal events happening throughout the year.
Did you know that the Omni Boston Hotel at the Seaport is built around Boston’s rich ties to music, the performing arts, and science? The hotel infuses these elements into the design and you can see it throughout the main lobby with gallery walls, unique art displays, and at their two lobby bars: Crescendo Lobby Bar and power-lunch spot Kestra (short for “orchestra”).
What we’re still talking about:
The guest experience was wonderful from the moment we arrived to the end of our meal. Pro tip: If you want our VIP experience, ask for Francisco — he will make you feel like you’re the only guests in the restaurant.
If you’re looking to level up your dining experience, you can add a trip to the spa or even book a staycation to enjoy more perks of the Omni Boston Hotel at the Seaport, like the heated year-round hot tub and pool next to Lifted.
How you can experience this:
Lifted Bar is open to everyone, Wednesday-Sunday. While the pool is reserved for hotel guests exclusively, Lifted offers the perfect poolside cocktails with city views. Make your reservations for Lifted now and start to feel the New England winter melt away.
Pro tip: Peep their Instagram to see more of what all the buzz is about.
Things to know if you go:
- Experience: Visiting the tropical Lifted rooftop bar at the Omni Boston Hotel at the Seaport — any time of the year
- Price: Prices vary by menu item
- Website: omnihotels.com/hotels/boston-seaport/dining/lifted-pool-bar
- Address: 450 Summer St. in the Seaport, Boston, MA
- Hours: Sunday 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Wednesday-Saturday, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.
- Social: Instagram*