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“Go for the music stay for the food.”
Review of The Beehive

The Beehive
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Ranked #104 of 3,309 Restaurants in Boston
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$15 - US$50
Cuisines: American, Contemporary
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Good for: Groups, Bar Scene, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Breakfast, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighbourhood: South End
Cross street: Clarendon
Transit: Back Bay station on the Orange line is 3 blocks from The Beehive on Clarendon Street.
Reviewed 16 June 2014

This is a very cool place. Make a reservation. We were ushered down the stairs to the clubby feel created by the music from the jazz band and the hum of the diners. The exposed brick and steel inferred a long Boston history, simple lighting effects reflected off the walls. Now the order. Our waiter was French and excellent. He worked with us and chef to arrange dairy free preparations for one of our party. A starter of calamari with peas and asparagus was terrific with the fresh bread for dipping - rich without butter.
My steak frites had unique and delicious plank cut potatoes instead of fries, crisp and juicy. Others enjoyed the Swordfish, soft-shelled crabs and lasagna. The cheesecake was also unique and exceptional. I don't throw out food compliments casually and everything I tasted here was well balanced, well prepared and above the mark. Good food. Good chef. One last item. If you like a good vodka cocktail in a martini glass. I LOVED the Queen Bee.

Thank Gordon5656
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Reviewed 15 June 2014

Visited here for Sunday brunch. Was very good but a little overpriced.
Menu was nice, food was good quality, drinks a bit expensive. Service was good and friendly. Had a bluegrass band on that appeared to know how to play but couldn't hear anything they said or played as the sound mix was really low and poor. Would return.

Thank Alan P
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Reviewed 8 June 2014

We went to the Beehive with another couple that we had not seen in a while. It is huge restaurant with lots of dining areas, but we were place right in front of the band. The food was good, nothing exceptional, but good. The band came on and was great. It was loud, but that makes sense when sitting in front of a good live band. The one downside was that they try to move you along. The bill was brought before we asked for it, and there was a general sense of them trying to rush us out to get the next set of customers in (and we were not lingering). That was disappointing, as the server was actually a nice, funny person. Overall, a good place to go out with friends or a date if you want live music, but I would not call it romantic.

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Thank LMZV
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Reviewed 8 June 2014

We picked this place because it advertised live music. We were there from 8-10:20 on Saturday and enjoyed food but when asked about music management rudely said everyone knows when the sets are. Sadly these out of towners did not . Ribs were good.

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Reviewed 29 May 2014

We had two excellent appetizers and sat outside in the street which was a good choice because inside is noisy (loud live music) crowded (the young dating scene) and a bit dirty (the men's room floor needed a good scrubbing)

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