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#140 of 2,368 Restaurants in Boston
Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
South End
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569 Tremont St, Boston, MA 02118-3721 (Union Park and Tremont Street)
+1 617-424-8577
17:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:00
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Mon - Wed 17:30 - 22:00
Mon - Fri 11:30 - 15:00
Thu - Sun 17:30 - 23:00
Sat - Sun 10:00 - 15:00
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Boston, MA
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105 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 145 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Excellent atmosphere and service! Diego, the bartender, is so friendly and he makes great drinks! I ordered the mussels with fries. The sauce was incredible A creamy, mustard based sauce. My friends ordered the Croque Madame. Excellent. Highly recommended.

Thank xtos
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34 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A good place to relax and have the feeling of a Parisian bistrot. Nice wine, friendly service (thank you Erik), great Coq au Vin and Steak Frites. Good value for money. Uncomplicated night out.

Thank Maria P
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27 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Service was way too slow and the food just average. Came here on a recommendation but wont be back again. Not bad but.... there has to be better in this town.

Thank Guillermo S
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173 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were quickly seated for a late dinner with drinks. Our waitress was friendly, helpful and knowledgeable about the restaurant's history. My pasta mouchoir was served quickly, creamy but light. A companion ordered lamb which is a winner. The restaurant was busy but laid out so that tables aren't so close that conversations are lost in the noise.

Thank V V
Acton, Massachusetts
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242 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Aquitaine recently completed a major renovation. It took longer than expected, but was worth the wait when it reopened. The decor was well done, and the ambience was quite nice. (Be aware of the chill at the front of the store during the winter when the door is opened.) The food was excellent, and although duck and steak frites are... More 

Thank Jerry R
Naples, Florida
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66 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Thoroughly enjoyable. The atmosphere is second only to the food. Delicious is an understatement. I hate to mention how reasonably priced it is for fear they raise the prices.

Thank Vaq28
Dayton, Ohio
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53 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We do so enjoy fine dining in a restaurant with a classical touch. Service and food was spot on the evening we dined there. It is small but did not feel tight. The waiter was more than helpful, plus did a great job in serving us. I recommend that you considering dining there as well.

Thank Richard V
Boston, Massachusetts
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115 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016 via mobile

We went in here at about 1pm on a Sunday and much to our surprise we were seated right away. The server was excellent and knowledgeable about the menu. Our order was given to us in a timely manner, the portions were large and the food was cooked perfectly. I even thought that the menu would be a bit pricier... More 

Thank Laura H
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108 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

Overcrowded, service is appalling. Fifteen minutes before a wait person arrived and totally inept. Not Good just average. Don't bother . Way better options in the area.

Thank PBRD
Boston, Massachusetts
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38 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

Casual, but elegant, as a French bistro should be. Great service, booth seating, long deep narrow setting with bar to match. Good food, and expensive, but worth it.

Thank culinarymatters
Jeffrey G, Guest Relations Manager at Aquitaine, responded to this review

Thank you for dining with us Culinary and for the kind 5 star post. Our staff will be thrilled! Jeffrey Gates More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
European, French, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Bar Scene, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
17:30 - 23:00
10:00 - 15:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 23:00
17:30 - 23:00
10:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 569 Tremont St, Boston, MA 02118-3721
    (Union Park and Tremont Street)
  • Public Transportation: The MBTA #43 stops at our front door at 569 Tremont Street
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston>  > South End
  • Neighbourhood: South End
  • Phone Number: +1 617-424-8577
Award winning Parisian inspired French bistro located in the heart of Boston's South End, overlooking historic Tremont Street.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in South End

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South End
Stroll down the beautiful brownstone lined streets while capturing views of Boston’s tallest buildings from a distance. Some of Boston’s best restaurants are scattered around this neighborhood. There are many gems to be found, from jazz clubs to classy bars and restaurants. It is also home to art galleries, interesting boutiques, artsy stores and SOWA open market during the summer months. The South End is a true find in the city, with a more residential feeling than Back Bay.
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