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Aquitaine Bis
Aquitaine Bis

Aquitaine Bis Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.aquitainechestnuthill.com
  • Phone: (617) 734-8400
  • Hours of Operation: Saturday Brunch: 11:30am-3:00pm
    Sunday Brunch: 10:00am-3:00pm
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 3:00pm Dinner: Sunday - Thursday:
    5:30pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: French
  • Executive Chef: Seth Woods
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Aquitaine is available for LUNCH starting at $20/person and Dinner starting at $30/person (both prices exclude alcoholic beverages,tax and tip). We can accommodate both semi-private dining and private dining for groups of 10-100 people. Call 617-734-8400 today for more information.
  • Private Party Contact: Valerie McLaughlin (617) 734-8400
  • Special Events & Promotions: Available for LUNCH starting at $20/person and Dinner starting at $30/person (both prices exclude alcoholic beverages,tax and tip). We can accommodate both semi-private dining and private dining for groups of 10-100 people. Call 617-734-8400 for info.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: at Route 9
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Pull in to the lot in front or back, self park and walk right in!
A word from Aquitaine Bis
Aquitaine Bis brings Paris and one of Boston's favorite Bistros to the suburbs. Executive Chef Seth Woods' seasonal menu feature all the favorites and traditions of Aquitaine - Bar à Vin Bistrot in the South End along with new items created specifically for the Newton location.
We serve lunch and dinner daily including a popular brunch on both Saturday and Sunday.Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked 1000-Point Tables
Diner Reviews
  • "Took my husband there for the last dinner before he had surgery with our out of town company. that says a lot"
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "We opened the place at 5:30P on a Sunday. Service and food were both excellent as usual. They are very accommodating to families, but the majority of patrons here are elegantly mature."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "Outstanding summer-time meal experience--the fish was excellent and the service was enjoyable. Well worth a visit especially if in Newton or close by."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "A plus for great food and beautiful presentation. Nice portions so one does not feel overly stuffed."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "The meal was enjoyable and there were quite a few specials for a weekday evening. We dined on endive salad, escargot, scallops and gumbo, all excellent. The Trimbach Pinot Gris we ordered accompanied the meal well and we enjoyed an apple tart for dessert. Service was prompt, and not overly familiar, which is the way I prefer it."
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "I took my girl out to a birthday dinner here on a Monday night at 9PM. We virtually had the restaurant all to ourselves. Our Server was patient as we enjoyed each other's company. Both Host and Server were accommodating with my instructions via OpenTable to (1) sit at either a booth or corner table, and (2) provide a cake and candle without me having to ask them in person. Also, Aquitaine was very kind to give us the cake for free."
    Dined on 7/14/2014
  • "I hit the jackpot with these steak frites! They were mouth-wateringly delicious. I ordered extra rare on the rare side, and it came out to perfection. The juice was wonderful, and so good with the frites and spinach. I have such pleasant memories of it that I begin salivating at when I think about it. Yes, yes, yes, I highly recommend."
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "We were at Aquitaine to celebrate a birthday and had a reservation for 4, celebrating a birthday. The table had Happy Birthday confetti on it on our arrival, a very nice touch! The food was absolutely delicious, we had great choices for brunch including several different cocktails. We will definitely come back to Aquitaine Bis!"
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "We come here often for birthdays, mother's day, etc. The food is always reliably excellent, varied menu, great drinks, wonderful service. Great bread. Love that the noise level is so that we can hear each other at the table. We have always had wonderful service."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Unfortunately, Aquitaine was not as good I remember from the last time I was in Boston. The Eggs Benedict was too lemony and not much taste."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • " This is restaurant that is good almost every time ...great place to go at the end of long week"
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "I had been to the Boston location for drinks before but never had the food; what a mistake! This will be my go to place for fine French dining! It took us nearly 20 minute to decide what we wanted to eat because everything sounded so good!"
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "the waitress was quite busy, but when she finally got to us(after taking orders from 2 other tables who arrived after us) she was very knowledgeable and helpful. I had the daily special duck confit with cranberry & Farrell. it sounded different than it was. excellent. My husband had the veal schnitzel. a little too breaded for his taste, but I liked the flavor. Choc. muse for dessert was heavenly."
    Dined on 6/10/2014
  • "One person is retiring at the end of the academic year and moving to Florida. Another announced that she too was moving late summer - husband was recently tendered an offer letter-and that we were the first to know all the news. Saturday's brunch included two friends from the office-although we have each moved within the company, we remain friendly to this day. We have vacationed together; attended baptisms, bris, namings, first communions and confirmations; We take care of each other and their entire family as if they were our own-well, they are family. You simply can not go wrong here - they have something for everyone and they turned what was a melancholy brunch (saying goodbye sucks) into an afternoon of loving memories."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "Excellent food. Always well-prepared food with fresh ingredients, interesting prep and impeccable service. Consistency with flair."
    Dined on 5/27/2014
  • "Always reliable and one of our favorites. WE go regularly so I don't need to keep writing reviews."
    Dined on 5/19/2014
  • "I took one of our potential recruits there. We loved the quality and service."
    Dined on 5/19/2014
  • "Another great dinner with Pei Lee serving us so very efficiently. The trout was excellent!"
    Dined on 5/15/2014
  • "Visited Aquitaine Bistro in Chestnut Hill for Mother's Day. It was quite busy, and we waited about 10 minutes for our reservation. The menu was varied. I ordered an omelet, and it was outstanding."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "We enjoyed our brunch on Mother's Day, food was very good and service excellent. Enjoyed the duck hash & eggs, the Nicoise salad especially. Only complaint was there was no bread available because it was brunch (?) Server was pleasant and prompt."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "I went for Mother's Day brunch, my family and I each got $12 brunch special, the restaurant was way cheaper than I expected, especially for the great food, service and ambience. "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Always reliable - great for business and family dining. "
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "Aquitaine consistently delivers a nice dining experience. Service is prompt, courteous and wait staff well trained. Food is well prepared and they have choices in moderately priced bottles of wine, which shows respect for the customer. "
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "We had a wonderful evening out. The food was excellent, from the delicious salads to the great appetizers all the way to the dinners and the side dishes. Even the bread and cheese puffs to start the meal were fantastic. Our waiter was new, but was very eager to please and did a great job. Overall we had an excellent night. "
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "Perfect seating. Courtesy champagne for our anniversary celebration. Great food. Could not have been better."
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "My wife and I had an anniversary dinner at Aquitaine Bis and were very pleased with both the food and the service. It is, however, expensive and although we certainly would go there again it may be a while. We were seated promptly at an 6:00 p.m. but as the restaurant filled it became quite noisy. I wouldn't suggest it for a first date if a low level conversation is expected. Overall we really enjoyed the experience. It was easy to find and to park. "
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "This is a very special restaurant, especially for suburbia. Great wine list, polite/patient staff, fabulous vintage posters, nice bar, terrific ad varied menu. Consistently wonderful in every way and a favorite dining experience rain or shine."
    Dined on 4/30/2014
  • "Last month we traveled to Paris and through the Champagne region and into the Voges mountains. The experiences we had there were faithfully replicated at Aquitaine, and since we were meeting friends to make recommendations for their upcoming trip to Paris, it was a perfect place. Our servers did an excellent job, and the food was all very delicious. I especially enjoyed the Kale Salad and the Scallops. "
    Dined on 4/27/2014
  • "We have eaten there many times. The service an scold is consistently very good "
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "Aquataine consistently delivers great food, and excellent service. The staff are always professional and they do not hover or overservice. The food is exceptional. Just the right amount, not too salty or smothered in sauce. The presentation is appealing. It is a neighborhood gem. The prices are fair and the value is exceptional. Consistenly very good."
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "Even with the fire alarm incident, I still give it a 10! The staff was extremely kind and apologetic. We had a lovely Easter Brunch. Thank you! "
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "Mixup in order: Trout instead of Veal Schnitzel. Steak excellent, trout good, sole not so good."
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "Good food, good service, small tables too close, a biut pricey"
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "This is one of the great restaurants of Chestnut Hill with its charming French menu and attentive service. I highly recommend this restaurant to anyone looking for a wonderful night out."
    Dined on 4/15/2014
  • "Nothing stood out of our three meals. The wait staff was too busy to handle the number of people in the restaurant and service was slow. Water was never refilled, the food was luke warm, the hollandaise was too thick, the hash brown potatoes were soft and unappealing. The bloody mary was loaded with tabasco. We will not come again. The booth was uncomfortable even for 3 people. Just too small with two people (and we are not large) on one side."
    Dined on 4/13/2014
  • "We took friends out to Aquitane Bis to celebrate a special occasion. The restaurant did not disappoint. The fries with truffle aioli were magnificent (we shared them as an appetizer). Everyone had a different salad and we each thought ours was wonderful. I had the entree special- lamb chops in a pistachio-fig crust. Tender and DELICIOUS! I would definitely recommend this restaurant."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "This restaurant is a favorite of ours. It has the flavor of a true French bistro where you may be seated very close to your neighbors, but you feel that an intimate space is created around you. The food is delicious, and the portions are just right. The kitchen is very accommodating and creative. My husband is vegan, and we always are able to arrange a flavorful complete meal for him from the sides and salads on the menu. The wine list is small, but the selections are careful and interesting."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "this was a second visit, and first was good, so i was reluctant to post this. but, i feel that my meal failed both from the standpoint of description and execution. avoid the so-called sole meuniere. it has no resemblance to the classic french dish, instead being a small piece of over-cooked fried flat fish of some kind. i would have disappointed with it had it come out of a food truck as part of an advertised fish and chips. in defense of the overall professionalism of the group, had i returned the dish i am sure i would have had the situation cleaned up immediately. unfortunately, in a group that is not always possible, and still the issue of the menu just being wildly off base would still be there. other diners at my table were happy."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "The food here is good, as well as the bar. But, the service is only friendly if you are a recognized regular. We come here maybe once every other month, so this is a trend we have notice: we must wait for blase service while others are greeted by name with considerable warmth and given a much higher standard of service. If suppose this is fine for some, but I think this may be my last visit -- I do not care to be treated like a second class citizen when I can get food that is just as good and warmer service at other establishments."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "We went to Aquitaine for the first time and loved it. It's decor is French bistro and everything was perfect--excellent food and excellent staff. We had drinks instead of wine. It was just a quick weeknight dinner, but I've been telling friends it was lovely and we'll certainly be back."
    Dined on 4/1/2014