Committee is a restaurant serving modern Mediterranean food, centrally located in the Seaport neighborhood of Boston and just one block away from numerous shopping and entertainment options running alongside Seaport Boulevard. It’s open for dinner every day, lunch on the weekdays, and brunch on the weekends.
Overall Rating: ★★★ out of 5 stars
Address: 50 Northern Ave, Boston, MA 02210
Perfect For: Cocktails, Private Events
Brunch Hours: Sat – Sun 10am – 3pm
Lunch Hours: Mon – Fri 11am – 3pm
Dinner Hours: Sun – Wed 5pm – 12am, Thu – Sat 5pm – 1am
Parking: Street, Parking Garages
Links: Website, Menu, OpenTable
Cost: $30 per person (food only)
Committee has a beautifully designed interior with modern industrial decor, wooden overhangs, and various plants distributed throughout to add a touch of greenery.
I’ve visited this restaurant twice and made reservations both times. During my first visit, I came for brunch with a group of friends and was seated in the lounge area. The chairs had no backrests and the table was quite low, which made it uncomfortable to eat. For my second visit, I came during lunch hours and was seated at a normal-height table and regular chairs. Service was excellent and attentive both times.
During the brunch visit, I ordered the Greek yogurt pancakes and the lamb kofta hash. The pancakes were a hit with everyone — flavorful and not too sweet — and came in a generous serving size.
The lamb hash with roasted sweet potato was very underwhelming. The dish was suffocated by too many sunny-side eggs and accompanied by some bland pita slices. The portion size was very small.
When I returned a few months later to try out their weekday lunch offerings, I ordered a chicken skepasti with Greek fries (lower dish in photo below) and bifteki with regular fries (upper dish in photo below).
The chicken skepasti was a Greek pita club sandwich with gyro chicken, bacon, lettuce, tomato, red onion, and kefalograviera cheese, conveniently sliced into 4 portions. The serving size was generous and overall I enjoyed the sandwich. My only complaint is that I prefer crisper bacon. The Greek fries were good, but the feta chunks were too large and would fall off the fries, so I ended up eating them separately, which defeats the purpose of having them mixed together.
The bifteki contained spiced ground beef, spicy feta, red onions, and greek fries wrapped in a grilled pita. It sounded very promising, but its execution was lacking; there was way too much sauce, which overwhelmed the other flavors and dripped everywhere, making it difficult and messy to eat. The ground beef was reasonably tender. Given that fries are served both outside and within the pita, it seemed like the dish was 75% french fries, which was not what I expected.
Overall, I think Committee is a gorgeous restaurant with great service and creative Mediterranean food, but fails on the execution of some of the dishes. Given that the food is hit-or-miss, I do not plan on returning a third time. This restaurant may be more suitable for those looking for late-night cocktails with a great ambiance or for corporate private events.