Aquitaine Bis
Aquitaine Bis

Aquitaine Bis

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.aquitainechestnuthill.com/
  • Phone: 6177348400
  • 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 617-734-8400x
  • Special Events: 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.
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Aquitaine Bis reviews from OpenTable diners
102 reviews since June 22, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food4
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelModerate
85% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (53)fit for foodies (46)great for brunch (29)great for lunch (23)special occasion (21)romantic (21)notable wine list (15)good for groups (13)kid-friendly (7)hot spot (5)late-night find (4)vibrant bar scene (1)Show More
  • Total non caring
    criticVIP
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    I have been to this retaurant often. On this Sunday, 4 of us were there for brunch. When our food hadn't arrived in an hour, we asked the waiter and he said it would be out soon. When the women seated next to us got there food after just ordering, we found the manager and he said there was an error in the kitchen. My food came out wrong and he did correct it but never came over to check and it was still not correct. After sitting an hour and a half, we were presented with the full $50 bill. We weren't looking for a free meal but there had to be something he could have done to make us feel less upset. This same thing happened last year at Aquitaine in Dedham and we will never go back to either one.
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  • Early Brunch
    LeeLeeVIP
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    We're up early and want brunch before 11 am on a Sunday. Aquitaine Bis was the perfect find while we were out of town!
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    great for brunch, neighborhood gem
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  • Great food. Great Service.
    AnickaVIP
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Yes! Great Food and great service. But the new manager should learn to be a little more of a people person. You do not greet your customers sulking and plain unfriendly. Maybe this is his first job dealing w public. My husband and I go to Aquitaine Bis frequently as we love the high quality food and the super service. On the OpenTable reservation we had asked for a certain server we like even though they are all wonderful. The manager showed us to a table that was not that server's table even though it was early in the evening and 90 percent of the tables were empty. The previous managers had all been very accommodating. I am hoping he will have a better attitude next time.
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    fit for foodies, great for brunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic
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  • Jm877985
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Had brunch there last Sunday. I had not been to this particular location in a long time, however I was disappointed with overall experience Food was just adequate and service was not much better.
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  • Aquitaine Bis is perfect!
    GreatCuisinePassion
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    A friend and I love to go to Aquitaine Bis for dinner as often as we can. Set in the lower Chestnut Hill Mall, you are in a Paris Bistro from the moment you enter until the moment you leave. The service is wonderful, the menu varied and interesting, the desserts out of this world. Very nice wine list, too. Hightly recommend Mussels or Warm Beet Salad to start, or classic Onion Soup, followed by Sole Meuniere over potato puree and vegetables or trout, although the chicken is perfect, as well. Active bar scene but not over- powering to dinner guests. Apple Tarte tatin was a perfect finish although the Chocolate mousse and warm pudding cake are also outstanding. Reservations often a must. Wonderful spot for a winter lunch or dinner.
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    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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  • Outstanding Service
    BullyVIP
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    The staff of this restaurant is outstanding. AAndrew, Debbie, Elizabeth and others are welcoming, efficient and helpful. Food quality is good but changes preparation have made desserts less tasty and less appealing. New chef overloads things with salt.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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  • Great Brunch!
    Caldiner
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    We have been there twice and both times enjoyed it immensely. Some of us had omelettes, which were terrific and we would also recommend the French toast. I had one of the best Cobb salads I have ever had. I look forward to returning!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, neighborhood gem
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  • Customers not a priority
    KenCan
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    This unfortunate brunch dining experience started with our OpenTable reservation. Upon arriving, we had to wait 30 minutes beyond our reserved time because the hostess felt it necessary to seat non-reservation repeat customers ahead of customers with OpenTable reservations. Why bother with OpenTable if they won't honor reservations? Once seated, we had to wait 10 minutes for a waiter who then took 15 minutes to bring our drinks. When the food arrived 1 hour later, the chocolate french toast was tasteless, dry, cold and had Hershey syrup on top as the chocolate. A scrambled egg plate was cold and had dry, hard potatoes. Overall the atmosphere was pretentious at best, but the service and food really made this an exceptionally poor experience.
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  • Good food - if it isn't cold
    Bigfoodie
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    Food was good but the service was terrible. I believe they were under staffed so willing to give them another shot.
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    great for brunch
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  • yummy food
    allergycouple
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    They were knowledgeable and helpful around our food allergies (gluten, soy, tomatoes). The food was very tasty. My husband's meal was small, and we felt he should have been warned that he may need a substitution since he couldn't have the tomatoes included. I got the cod and was extremely pleased. Normally, it would have been enough for me to take home, but I was particularly hungry. since we each got only an entrée, our bill was very reasonable.
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  • robert
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    food ordinary. cooked fish times two almost raw even with 2 chances. would not recommend
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  • maxhow
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    We celebrated a friend's 80th birthday. When we arrived we got the table I requested and there were happy birthday sparkles on the table. We all had the veal chop special and it was excellent. Great drinks and Lindsay was the perfect waitress. Thanks
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Aweful
    TheDiner
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    The wait staff was going in circles, tables were complaining, the food took forever. The onion soup was a hunk of bread with hardly any broth over it and the salad was soggy. When the entrees showed up it looked like cafeteria food - all entrées had the same corn medley on the bottom and the fish or pasta thrown on top. Nothing like the preparation described in the menu. We have been there many times in the past and were shocked at the decline - the place is a disaster, stay away!
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  • good restaurant
    franks
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    a good restaurant, good food, good wine list, good location
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    good for groups
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very Nice
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    We had a lovely dinner at Aquitaine Bis - the food was good - the service attentive - we would go back -
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    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always Great
    foodieVIP
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    I've loved this restaurant for years. Consistently excellent food, always good service and I just plain like the atmosphere. Closest you can get to Paris in Chestnut Hill. My stand-by favorite.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
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  • Will defintiely return again!
    dmary
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Great experience - energetic on a Saturday night - with good food and excellent service. We look forward to returning and exploring the menu further. Seating is close (typical of most places these days) so don't expect a cozy romantic dinner, unless you like sharing such events with the table next to you! :)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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  • Predictably Good
    BlondieVIP
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Limited menu but predictably good. I usually get the Lemon Sole Meuniere and my husband gets the Papparardelle with Lobster. If the menu was more varied, we would come more often.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Definitely a place to check out!
    JLTD
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    I absolutely loved Aquataine. My husband and I went there to celebrate our anniversary and it was the perfect spot for a relaxed dinner where you want to be wined and dined. The food was spectacular and the service was super friendly. This restaurant is a gem! We will definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always Good
    Artemus
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Good service, well prepared dishes, unpretentious. The latter is especially refreshing for a French eatery. Competent bar. Located in a shooping center---just close your eyes and go right in. Can get pricey with drinks and dessert, but worth it.
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    neighborhood gem
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  • Good food Yumm
    Lovecookingandeating14
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    My first time for dinner and I found it excellent preparation and taste. I'll be coming more often for dinner. Wine list excellent thank you 😋
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Slow Kitchen
    JOHNVIP
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Maybe because it was Friday night and restaurant week, but the kitchen seemed to be having a hard time getting food out in a timely manner. Our server was attentive and had to apologize more than once for meals being late. To us as well as others. Otherwise, everything was very good.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Never Disappoints
    BullyVIP
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Food and service always great. We eat there frequently,
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    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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  • Fine meal
    WallysDad
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    We had a very good meal during Restaurant week. The heirloom tomatoes, swordfish and peach crumble were all outstanding.
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  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    Loved the food, the ambiance and friendliness of the servers. Will definitely go again to try out their brunch. ,
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    neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very average
    BostonfoodieVIP
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    Service and food were very average. The poultry delivery had not arrived so no items were available that contained chicken which was somewhat limiting. Nothing was bad....but again nothing was good.
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  • Excellent overall
    BullyVIP
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    We eat there two timws a week on average, and always enjoy its welcoming staff and fine food.
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    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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  • SNOOKIEVIP
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    We always enjoyed this from the day they were opened, a long time ago. Good food, good service.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always Delicious
    DebrisVIP
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Aquitaine Bistro is consistently a favorite place to fine. Both lunch and dinner are excellent. Classic French dishes are paired with new creatively delicious specials . Cocktails are always a treat and ever changing . Try a new one!
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    fit for foodies
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistantly excellent
    keithmVIP
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    We started with fried Oysters..Outstanding crisp & moist. Richard had the Escargots,again excellent.Very traditional style.Next I had the Soft Shelled Crab. Best I've had all year(several times,a favorite of mine)Richard had the roast Chicken. Tender & moist. For dessert I had the Pain Perdu, kind of a Maple french toast. I always get it herem as it's outstanding. richard had the Chocolate Mousse. Rich with dark Chocolate & not too sweet. As always Aquitaine is excellent.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect French restaurant
    Theflorentine
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Amazing service , amazing food , amazing small portions , very short waiting for the food to come . Very good interior decor .
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, hot spot, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • judeVIP
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    food was good but I must say very sparse for the price charged
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  • Very nice as always!
    ksgshmoopsVIP
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Aquitane is always so consistent, another delicious dinner! Order the gumbo off of their pre fix! Soooo good. Trout was perfect, as we're the escargot.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very Enjoyable
    Fluke
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Was not too busy on a Saturday night but maybe the crowd had come earlier. Regardless, this is a place where you can enjoy great surroundings, food and wine and in our case, great service. Highly recommended.
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    neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • last supper
    bean
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    Took my husband there for the last dinner before he had surgery with our out of town company. that says a lot
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Solid, as usual
    foodiesnobmomVIP
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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  • Dinner
    DinnerVIP
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    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.
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    fit for foodies
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food
    CvjvVIP
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    A plus for great food and beautiful presentation. Nice portions so one does not feel overly stuffed.
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    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Enjoyable Experience
    Eatwithgusto
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    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.
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    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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  • Late-night romantic dining is fun.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 7/14/2014
    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.
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    romantic, special occasion
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