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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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Brunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked 1000-Point Tables
Aquitaine Bis reviews from OpenTable diners
98 reviews since May 19, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.1
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelModerate
93% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (51)fit for foodies (46)great for brunch (29)special occasion (25)great for lunch (22)romantic (20)good for groups (14)notable wine list (12)kid-friendly (8)late-night find (6)vibrant bar scene (3)hot spot (2)Show More
  • good restaurant
    franks
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    a good restaurant, good food, good wine list, good location
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    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 -
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 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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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • 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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    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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    • Noise LevelModerate
    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.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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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,
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 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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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 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. ,
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 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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    • Noise LevelModerate
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    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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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    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 .
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    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.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    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
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Solid, as usual
    foodiesnobmom
    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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Dinner
    Dinner
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    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.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 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.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Best Steak Frites Around!
    dooleyarnoldVIP
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, late-night find
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Enjoyable meal
    Debbi
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great for special occasions
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not as good as I remember
    Talosbad
    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.
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  • Reliable experience
    Good2go
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    This is restaurant that is good almost every time ...great place to go at the end of long week
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing food!
    FineFrenchDining
    Dined on 6/12/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • pickyVIP
    Dined on 6/10/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Bon Voyage! - Party of Three
    DanielK
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Suburban French
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 5/27/2014
    Excellent food. Always well-prepared food with fresh ingredients, interesting prep and impeccable service. Consistency with flair.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • DickVIP
    Dined on 5/19/2014
    Always reliable and one of our favorites. WE go regularly so I don't need to keep writing reviews.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 62 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 19, 2014
    • Overall Rating4
    • Food4
    • Ambiance3.8
    • Service4.1
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 1125 reviews are from the Aquitaine Bis reviews archive.
  • Outstanding Food
    Zarouhie
    Dined on 5/19/2014
    I took one of our potential recruits there. We loved the quality and service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpTabVIPVIP
    Dined on 5/15/2014
    Another great dinner with Pei Lee serving us so very efficiently. The trout was excellent!
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great brunch
    jthor
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent brunch, good service
    foodlover
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.