606 Congress Has Closed

 

Chef Richard Garcia, presents 606 Congress at the  Renaissance Boston Waterfront Hotel, located in the revitalized South Boston Waterfront district. The menu features modern farm cuisine with regional influences that complement the sleek and sophisticated design of the restaurant. Located on the lobby level of the Renaissance Boston Waterfront Hotel by the front entrance to the hotel along D Street.

This was the restaurant's website.
Content is from the site's 2008 -2012 archived pages offering just a brief glimpse at what the restaurant was offering its customers.
You can find TripAdvisor reviews from 2011 -2012 are at the bottom of this page.

According to tripadvisor 606 Congress has closed

When you visit the Renaissance Boston Waterfront Hotel you will now find the Sapore Restaurant & Bar, the Capriz Bar and a Starbucks.

606 Congress, designed by Washington D.C.-based Adamstein & Demetriou, takes inspiration from the nearby waterfront with elegant aquatic themes, polished dark wood, natural and organic tones and fabrics, and spacious booths. Striking architectural elements include vaulted ceilings, an exhibition kitchen, communal chef's table and decorative floor-to-ceiling wine racks. The restaurant offers indoor and outdoor seating, a bar and lounge area, and two private dining rooms with entrances street-side and via the Renaissance Boston Waterfront Hotel lobby. 

606 Congress Street
Boston, Massachusetts 02210
reservations: 617.476.5606

606 Congress serves breakfast, lunch and dinner indoors, at the bar and lounge, on the outdoor patio, or in our private dining rooms. Valet parking is available.

Hours:
Breakfast
is served Monday through Friday, 6:30 a.m. - 11 a.m.
Saturday 7 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Sunday 7 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Lunch is served Monday through Friday, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Dinner is served Sunday through Thursday, 5:30 p.m. - 10 p.m.

March 11, 2008

On the Waterfront

606 Congress Opens

Staying in a big chain hotel usually means getting stuck with a meal that couldn’t qualify as astronaut fare.

But you’ll pack up those pathetic impressions at 606 Congress. Inside the new Renaissance Boston Waterfront Hotel, it’s worth booking an overnight stay or (more likely) the cab fare you’ll spend to get to that side of the harbor.

Super chef Michael Schlow consulted with in-house chef Toby Hill (The Fireplace, Spire) to create an American menu that showcases local foods in a range of tapas-size dishes. Maine crab and crushed potato chips marry in a tart, scallops sit alongside wild mushrooms, and a spicy pear chutney plays up Vermont Shepherd cheese.

There’s plenty of leg room in the lounge, a bar with views into the kitchen, and vaulted ceilings throughout.

You might say it’s over the moon.

 

Finally a Congress that delivers...exactly what you want. Celebrating fresh, seasonal ingredients crafted with modern cooking  techniques, the menu at 606 Congress features modern farm cuisine with regional influences. A relaxing dinner, a drink after work, or a get together with friends - 606 Congress offers a space for whatever you're looking for in our main restaurant, private dining room, outdoor patio or the Capiz Lounge. Also, check out our upcoming events under the special events section.

 

With two private dining rooms and indoor/outdoor seating, 606 Congress can host all styles of events, such as business meetings, corporate gatherings, holiday receptions, birthday bashes, and graduation celebrations. 606 Congress can accommodate groups with as few as 8 guests to groups with more than 25 guests.

 

Blue Ribbon Menu Items
Served during lunch in 606 Congress and all day in Capiz Lounge

"Northern Fried" Chicken Wings
Blue Ribbon Mexican Honey

Fried Rock Shrimp
Lemon Cayenne Sauce

Smoked Salmon Toast
Three Onion Cream & Capers

Mexican Honey & Manchengo Toast
Toasted Country White

White Bean Hummus Toast
Black Olives & Lemon Oil

Spicy Egg Shooter
Pickled Peppers & Olive Oil Mayo

Breakfast: Monday through Friday, 6:30a.m. - 11a.m.
Saturday, 7a.m. - 12p.m.
Sunday, 7a.m. - 1p.m.

Lunch: Monday through Friday, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Dinner: Sunday through Thursday, 5:30 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Friday and Saturday, 5:30 p.m. - 11 p.m.

 

 

2009

Chef Toby T. Hill, together with the creative direction of acclaimed chef and restaurateur Michael Schlow, present 606 Congress at the new Renaissance Boston Waterfront Hotel, located in the revitalized South Boston Waterfront district. The menu features modern American cuisine with regional influences that complement the sleek and sophisticated design of the restaurant.

606 Congress, designed by Washington D.C.-based Adamstein & Demetriou, takes inspiration from the nearby waterfront with elegant aquatic themes, polished dark wood, natural and organic tones and fabrics, and spacious booths.

Striking architectural elements include vaulted ceilings, an exhibition kitchen, communal chef's table and decorative floor-to-ceiling wine racks. The restaurant offers indoor and outdoor seating, a bar and lounge area, and two private dining rooms with entrances street-side and via the Renaissance Boston Waterfront Hotel lobby. Call 617.476.5606 to make reservations to enjoy this amazing culinary experience.

Celebrating fresh, seasonal ingredients crafted with diverse techniques and distinctive flavors, the menu at 606 Congress features modern American food. 

Appetite Stimulus at 606 Congress
Smart spending, guaranteed to be approved by everyone.....

Starting again April 13, Chef Toby T. Hill will create a new entree for every day of the week as part of a $25 three-course prix fixe meal. This square meal deal includes an appetizer, entrée special, dessert and a glass of wine paired with your meal. For reservations: 617.476.5606

 

Lunch: Monday through Friday, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Dinner: Sunday through Thursday, 5:30 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Friday and Saturday from 5:30 p.m. - 11 p.m.

Boston Magazine

"Your Chowder hounds have sniffed down the best culinary events in town."

- Boston Magazine on Appetite Stimulus Plan at 606 Congress

 

“You might say it’s over the moon. There’s plenty of leg room in the lounge, a bar with views into the kitchen, and vaulted ceilings throughout.”

 

- Daily Candy Boston

 

"Celebrity chef Michael Schlow (Alta Strada, Radius) consulted on 606 Congress, a swanky, yet moderately priced in the up-and-coming Seaport District’s new Renaissance Hotel; the open kitchen turns out generous appetizer-size portions of dishes such as local scallops, sirloin steak and mac ’n’ cheese with truffle, all served in a setting featuring vaulted ceilings, multicolored wood floors and a lounge area."

 

- ZAGATBUZZ

 

"The sleek, open dining room of 606 Congress exudes class without being pretentious…Outdoor seating, a roomy lounge, and a bar with a view of the kitchen enhance the dining experience."

 

- City Search by Gerrish Lopez

2008 Current Lunch Menu

 

At lunch, 606 Congress offers New England inspired appetizers, sandwiches, salads and entrees, including Spicy Shrimp, avocado, tangerine and cashews, Spicy Crab Cake BLT, aioli and fries, Crispy Maine Redfish, spring vegetables and fingerling potato salad and our memorable Lobster Roll with baby greens and fries

 
 

Appetizers

  • Crunchy Fried Oysters
     
    9
    spicy remoulade baby greens
  • Tuna Tostadas*
     
    9
    ahi tuna, crispy tortilla chips, cilantro
  • Beet Salad
     
    7
    goat cheese, arugula, thyme vinaigrette
  • Chilled Poached Shrimp
     
    11
    avocado, tangerines, cress, citrus vinaigrette
  • Creamy Crab Dip
     
    11
    scallions, bacon, grilled bread
  • Flash Fried Calamari
     
    9
    pickled red peppers, lime, scallions
  • Roasted Heirloom Squash
     
    9
    fennel, olives, arugula, almonds, feta
  • Spinach Salad
     
    9
    red onion, goat cheese, pancetta
  • Griff's Famous Caesar Salad*
     
    8
    made the way caesar used to order it!
  • Spicy Miso Soup
     
    8
    shrimp, mushrooms, red chiles, scallion
  • 606 Clam Chowder
     
    8
     

Sandwiches, Salads & Such

  • Halibut Fingers
     
    19
    herbed fries, malt vinegar dip, fennel citrus salad
  • Grilled Skirt Steak
     
    20
    uplandcress, avocado, pickled peppers
  • 606 Burger*
     
    15
    cheddar, bacon, herbed fries
  • Spicy Crab Cake "BLT"
     
    15
    bacon, lettuce, tomato, spicy aioli, herbed fries
  • Ahi Tuna "Nicoise"*
     
    15
    green beans, egg, fingerlings, olives, cherry tomatoes
  • Warm Lobster Club
     
    26
    pancetta, tomato, lemon aioli, herbed fries
  • Grilled Chicken Caesar Salad
     
    15
    hearts of romaine, croutons, anchovies, parmesan
  • Grilled Chicken Sandwich
     
    12
    tomato, bibb lettuce, lemon aioli
  • Andrea's High-Falutin' Mac'n'Cheese
     
    12
    ham, peas, black truffle
  • Brick-Pressed Grilled Cheese
     
    10
    truffles, tomato-basil soup
  • Chicken Cobb Salad
     
    15
    bacon, egg, blue cheese, tomato, avocado

Sweets

  • Cranberry Crumb Cake
     
    8
    ginger ice cream
  • Malted Chocolate Milkshake
     
    8
    guinness ice cream, malted milk balls
  • Chocolate Tart
     
    9
    candied cherries, whipped cream
  • White Chocolate Bread Pudding
     
    8
    brown butter raisins, caramelized milk
  • Seasonal Toscanini's Sorbet
     
    7
    mango or cranberry
  • Selection of Ice Cream
     
    9
    french vanilla, apple pie, burnt caramel

 

TripAdvisor Reviews 2011- 2012

Reviewed July 1, 2012
Pricey but good

We stayed at the Renaissance for three nights. Ate at 606 one evening. Very pricey but what isn't in Boston. The food was outstanding. Would highly recommend for quality.
Thank Merrill S
Sarah60968
Bay Village, Ohio
18679
Reviewed June 23, 2012
Best Restaurant Breakfast ever

Hotel breakfasts are usually such a disappointment. This was great surprise. Service as extremely slow, but the food was worth the wait. A variety of creative menu items, I had duck confit hash. It was a delight, a very memorable hotel breakfast!
Thank Sarah60968
Belasaria
Fairfield, Ohio
95136
Reviewed June 5, 2012
Expensive, but a good place to grab a bite

While it is the typical Renaissance restaurant pricing, the food and service are good, especially at the bar. The limited menu is actually quite refreshing and the kitchen is very flexible with special requests.
Thank Belasaria
LindaJSN
California
4816
Reviewed April 23, 2012
Great little gem!

We stopped in at the hotel restaurant because it was easy, it was late and we were tired. We ended up with the 5 course tasting menu with wine pairings - wow! The chef came out and spoke with us, and then the food started...More
Thank LindaJSN
dashing4u
Doha, Qatar
8140
Reviewed March 15, 2012
Meal breaks

Great breakfast array and selection as a buffet selection, but lunch and dinner a bit limited, more expensive than nearby, and somewhat limited in variety. Dinner also takes a while once ordered - everything cooked from scratch. All menu items not always available.
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Reviewed February 26, 2012
Fantastic

606 Congress has a sensational tasting menu with wine pairings for dinner. A sous chef brought each of 5 courses to our table and described why he made that unique course that day. If you opt for the tasting menu you will have a wonderful dining experience. The menu changes according to the chef's creative thoughts du jour, but he will change a course if you do not like a particular food or are allergic to a food on the tasting menu.
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Artie35
Portland, Maine
6026
Reviewed November 21, 2011
Drinks and Conversation

A pleasant list of concoctions to choose from. High end decor and a classy feel made this place a very nice selection to entertain clients.
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doctorfoxtrot
Manila Philippines
740322
Reviewed November 16, 2011
food and service go hand in hand

this is where i had my daily buffet breakfast , and had my dinner once , food remain consistently good, choices fairly extensive , with a nice egg/omelet station and a pancake/waffle area as well, .. dinner we had lobster and steak .. also taste good, the staff very professional and was more than willing to assist .. prices however were a little expensive , but i wouldnt complain since it is in a deluxe hotel and the ambience would speak for itself
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emelleme
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
31
Reviewed November 4, 2011
Fantastic Food

The food selection was fantastic! Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner!!
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Reviewed October 17, 2011
Quiet and smart dining room

Had a group dinner there. After a very long wait for waitress to come, service was good, food was excellent and the surroundings made for a pleasant two hours. It is a quiet restaurant, modern on the inside and suitable for casual of roman meals....More
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searay40dad
Bloomfield, Indiana
4821
Reviewed August 12, 2011
Would Not Recommend

We went to breakfast one morning, and had only so-so food for high prices. Everything is "organic", supposedly, so maybe that's why. The service was only okay.
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Naamba
Minneapolis, Minnesota
61
Reviewed August 11, 2011
Modern and 'Cold'

This place is located at the Renaissance in the Seaport area and I gotta be honest, it's very average. The decor and location should put it at a bit above average. I believe I'm qualified to rate this place since I've eaten there over 8...More
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AndrewSPhx
Phoenix, Arizona
3810
Reviewed July 15, 2008
They call them 'Tapas' style plates... they are not Tapas but 'normal' European portions!! Good wine selection' staff...

They call them 'Tapas' style plates... they are not Tapas but 'normal' European portions!! Good wine selection' staff could be a bit more knowledgeable

 

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