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Birch Street Bistro

££ - £££
West Roxbury / Hyde Park / Roslindale
American, French, Bar, Pub
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14 Birch St, Boston, MA 02131-3008
+1 617-323-2184
17:00 - 21:00
Closed now
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Sun - Tue 17:00 - 21:00
Wed 17:00 - 21:30
Thu - Sat 17:00 - 22:30
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2017

My fiancee and I went to dinner at Birch Street Bistro for Valentines Day. We ordered a few things at the bar: olives, french onion soup, calamari, and then the risotto with shrimp and chorizo entree. Everything was delicious except the risotto. I *rarely* complain to the manager about my food and never intentionally write bad reviews on sites like... More 

1 Thank Ctheworld14
Boston, Massachusetts
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Warm atmosphere that can be great for dates, family or friends. Service was 5* with great knowledge about menu. The food was delicious and they always have a fantastic dinner special. Oh.....and really good fish and chips!!

Thank sjacks0n6
Boston, Massachusetts
Level Contributor
29 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 November 2016 via mobile

Great local neighborhood restaurant/bistro...great bar scene with friendly people. Kelly was the bar server and was fantastic, she remembers your name and very attentive to her customers. Ask her for her recommendation for special cocktails...she has her own concoctions!!

Thank infoCityViewTrolleys
Boston, MA
Level Contributor
110 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 November 2016

This place has a wonderfully welcoming vibe and is a neighborhood gem. They were very accommodating and attentive to my young grandchildren. The menu is varied and fairly priced, providing good value; our calamari for the table were very good, my salmon was delicious, though a bit overcooked (especially for 'medium-rare'.) There are a number of interesting wines from which... More 

1 Thank travelgman
Istanbul, Turkey
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96 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 October 2016

Came to this lovely neighborhood resto with friends on a Thursday evening, where Shorty and his bandmates played 2 sets of blues during our meal. Our party included a 3-year old who loves to dance to the live music, and she being one of their frequent guests, helped us land the round-table booth up front. The duck confit with gnocchi... More 

Thank CA_fruitfly_42
Upton, MA
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 19 August 2016 via mobile

Enjoyed another fabulous dinner at Birch Street Bistro. After a little hiccup had a perfectly cooked lamb dinner. One friend had the filet and it was tender and also perfectly cooked. The service was outstanding. The owner was attentive and quick to respond to the "hiccup". The ambiance is fantastic. One of my absolute favorite restaurants.

Thank FranDEsq22
Phoenix, Arizona
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 August 2016

Beautiful summer night in Roslindale Village. We entered the Birch Street Bistro about 7pm. We noticed a long bar on the right side of this somewhat narrow restaurant, with booths spaced throughout the left side and center. Being such a beautiful summer night we requested a table outside. After a brief wait we were led out back to an expansive... More 

Thank ThomH716
1 review
Reviewed 1 August 2016 via mobile

My husband & I go here often. We love the food & atmosphere. Great spot! Unfortunately I tripped & fell on a bump on the floor by the rear door/patio. Staff & the owner did ask me if I was ok. I said I was fine - then they were gone. They didn't leave a card & ask me to... More 

Thank Carmen O
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 22 June 2016 via mobile

First night in Boston I ate here and the service, view, and food is amazing. The back patio is like an oasis it is so pretty! Do not miss this on your trip. Easy to get to on the Needham commenter line!

Thank Kristin B
Boston, Massachusetts
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86 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 June 2016

We went for Father's Day and were a bit disappointed in our meal. Our cocktails, a watermelon margarita and a "summer veggies" gin cocktail were bland. The watermelon was basically non-existent. The burger was good as were the crab cakes. The calamari appetizer was totally bland with no dipping sauce and heavy breading. The salmon was only so-so. We have... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, French, Bar, Pub
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 22:30
17:00 - 22:30
17:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 14 Birch St, Boston, MA 02131-3008
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston>  > West Roxbury / Hyde Park / Roslindale
  • Neighbourhood: West Roxbury / Hyde Park / Roslindale
  • Phone Number: +1 617-323-2184

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