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Aquitaine Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.aquitaineboston.com
  • Email: manager@aquitaineboston.com
  • Phone: (617) 424-8577
  • Hours of Operation: Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 10:00am - 3:00pm; Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 3:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Wednesday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm, Thursday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: French, European
  • Executive Chef: Bob Krajewki
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: customized menu available
  • 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 10-75 people. Our sister restaurant Cinquecento, an Italian trattoria also located in the South End with its own free parking lot has a private room that holds up to 48 for seated dinner and 75 for cocktail receptions 617-338-9500.
  • Private Party Contact: Scott Toney (617) 424-8577
  • 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 accommodate both semi-private dining and private dining for groups of 10-75 people. Call 617-424-8577 for more info.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Union Park and Tremont Street
  • Public Transit: The MBTA #43 stops at our front door at 569 Tremont Street
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Valet parking is available during dinner only directly in front of Aquitaine for $16.00 per vehicle.
A word from Aquitaine
Award winning Parisian inspired French bistro located in the heart of Boston's South End, overlooking historic Tremont Street.
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Diner Reviews
  • "The food is superb - innovative and prepared perfectly. The service is impeccable, attentive without being bothersome."
    Dined on 4/13/2014
  • "Reservation at 9:30 on a friday night - Noisy, felt rushed and no personal touch regarding service, food for the price was fair at best"
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "Excellent menu with many new items, consistently great food and great service! Aquitaine maintains its high standards year after year."
    Dined on 4/9/2014
  • "This cozy restaurant in the South End creates a warm, welcoming atmosphere suitable for friends and lovers alike. The front of the house staff is professional and accommodating and the wait staff informative. Starters include well prepared salads, soups and pate. For main courses, recently I've had great short ribs, wonderful salmon and the steak frites is not to be missed. Linger at the table with those last drops of wine and enjoy the vibe. Oh, and a side of Brussels sprouts is a must."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "So delicious, great variety of dishes, great service, very friendly, intimate and romantic decor."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "This restaurant reminds me of Paris- great food, great wine,excellent service and nobody rushes you with the check at the end!"
    Dined on 4/3/2014
  • "We knew Aquataine would have good food, but didn't expect it to be so loud or the service so slow. While the food and presentation were excellent, the staff seemed to be rushing by without acknowledging the delay - in delivery of our meal, asking about dessert, or picking up our check. I've been there before and may go back, but this time I was disappointed by the experience."
    Dined on 4/3/2014
  • "Having lived in France, we appreciate the cosy decor of Aquitaine, and I think the food measures up to what you would find in a nice Parisian Brasserie. Our waiter was very good (and he did not announce his name, thankfully) and professional. I had the sea bass, which was delicious, and my husband had a very good pork chop. Dessert was a very yummy Tarte Tatin!"
    Dined on 4/1/2014
  • "This has to be the best bistro in Boston. It's always busy yet the food and the service are always outstanding. It's definitely our go to place. Chef Bob is very creative and we're always in for a treat. Love this place"
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Visited during DineOut Boston week and didn't even use the DineOut menu because everything looked so good (with the exception of choosing one of the specialty menu items as an appetizer which they graciously did for us). Food was delicious (steak frites and steak au poivre), salads were wonderful and fresh, cocktails were interesting, and the service was impeccable. (The server kept my husband's beer on ice like a nice bottle of white wine so it wouldn't get warm!) No rush, great desert recommendations (the bread pudding was amazing) and overall, lovely ambiance."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "Enjoyed a great lunch at Aquitaine. Tried two meals so my friend and I could share. Nice treat for a Friday lunch!"
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "Web site for restaurant week gave the information that lunch will cost $15 for 3 courses,but the restaurant menu stated $15 is for 2 courses"
    Dined on 3/27/2014
  • "Been several times for brunch but this was our first dinner foray. I'm a huge fan of the Aquitaine Group's restaurants and this lived up to all my expectations. Four of us ordered a combo of the restaurant week and regular menu items, and they are the only restaurant I've been to that actually put some quality choices on the restaurant week menu (still cheaper, less exciting selections but so much better than the token "chicken/beef, fish, veggie pasta" options so many restaurants give). Wonderful service, drinks, and delicious food. They are firmly entrenched as one of the best collection of restaurants in they city."
    Dined on 3/25/2014
  • "Tucked into a beautiful spot on Tremont Street, this French Bistro gets it right. Professional, friendly front of the house and wait staff take all cares away. Food and beverages are well done. The artic char was beautifully prepared and with a side of roasted kale hit the spot. Excellent wine selections"
    Dined on 3/26/2014
  • "Went for Dine Out. The Champigion Fondu and the mussels were amazing, definitely the highlights of my meal. My pork tasted great but was a bit dry, and the desserts were a satisfying ending. Good wine list and service, wasn't my first time there and will not be my last."
    Dined on 3/26/2014
  • "Reading the reviews I had greaterr expectations of the place. My mother is a egg benedict´s lover and I did my research to please her. She liked them but I did not love what I ordered. I had an ommelet with ham and cheese. it was ok."
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "Thankfully I am open minded and I WILL go back. I enjoyed the staff, ambience and had a lovely conversation and personal drink made by the bartender. However, if the idea was to wow me during restaurant week to come back, that didn't happen. The mushroom soup was outstanding. My gnocci entre was eh. My chocolate dessert was ok. I've heard great things and will definitely go again and try other items on their regular menu."
    Dined on 3/25/2014
  • "We have been dining here for over 20 years. Even after moving away from the South End we often come back. Very good bistro fare and expertly served."
    Dined on 3/25/2014
  • "Never been here before but read great reviews so was eager to try. Food was so dull we skipped dessert and went to another restaurant. Service was nice. Decor pleasant---generic bistro. Didn't know what I was expecting but was surprised by how blah, average hotel-like the food was. Seemed more like 1985 than 2014. Disappointing."
    Dined on 3/24/2014
  • "We have eaten at Aquitane on Tremont St for dinner previously. Always yummy! We were here for Restaurant Week for lunch. I ate off of the regular menu. I had the luncheon mussells for $12.95. They were fabuous! Our attentive server brought bread for the sauce. My spouse had one of the specials. He had a wonderful carrot salad and pork loin for $15. If he wanted to add dessert it would have been $22. We found out that they had a Sunday brunch which we did not know about. We also found about other restaurants under their management. We were both pleased with our great meal and resolved to come back for lunch and /or brunch in the future."
    Dined on 3/20/2014
  • "For French Roast, the coffee was very weak and watery. A good brunch place should have good coffee."
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "This place is awesome. Food was amazing, extensive wine list and great cocktails. Highly recommend this spot. Only complaint is that there was only one bathroom, but who really cares you're there to eat."
    Dined on 3/17/2014
  • "We started with mussels, in which we dipped the hot, crusty bread. Mussels were in a light cream sauce, so the dipping was a second treat. I had a pan fried figs and Brussels sprouts cooked in bacon. Both were excellent. The other two parties also enjoyed their dishes, though I thought the chicken was no comparison to the fish. Great, but a little pricey wine by the glass. Overall a great experience!"
    Dined on 3/19/2014
  • "Perhaps this was due to restaurant week and we had an early reservation... BUT.... the waiter was rushing us the entire time.... AND when the food came, the sauces were very good, but the food my food was very dry, as if it had been waiting on a warming plate for some time Very disappointed as in the past they have been very good, I would not return here again for some time"
    Dined on 3/19/2014
  • "I visited this place with 3 of my friends during Boston Restaurant Week 2014. Food was decent, although not exceptional. The service was excellent though."
    Dined on 3/18/2014
  • "Though the food was generally good...some items came out cold - like my soup, which also lacked flavor. The gnocchi were good and the dessert (financier) was delicious!"
    Dined on 3/17/2014
  • "We had a lovely dinner in this beautiful neighborhood restaurant. I have been to the one of their other restaurants in Dedham and while it was good, it doesn't have the charm of the South End location. The drink list was creative and delicious. The wine list had great choices and a good price point. The food was spectacular with the moules frites being notable in addition to the sea bass and of course the steak frites. We will be back again."
    Dined on 3/17/2014
  • "We made last minute reservations and had to eat early. The food was great and the service very attentive. Prices were average or maybe even a little on the low side. Great value."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "The setting was nice the food good but we waited for several long minutes in the cramped entrance with a number of other guests with waitresses trying to navigate around us before we were seated. It appeared that the tables were not ready yet. The host ran back and forth without acknowledging us or telling us that he'd be with us shortly. Quite awkward. Thx."
    Dined on 3/16/2014
  • "We had a nice Friday night date at Aquatine. It was our first time, we had a reservation And got seated right away. The food was good, service was a bit slow, but in all it was very good experience"
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "It had many years since I dined at Aquitaine. It was just as I had remembered it this past Friday night when I took a friend for dinner there for his birthday. The service was attentive, friendly, and very knowledgeable on the wine list. She made great recommendations for dinner and appetizers, as well. The timing of the food was perfect and everything was delicious from the amuse bouche to the complimentary birthday cake. I highly recommend Aquitaine and look forward to visiting again soon."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "What can say, it is very hard to wow my date whom I took out for the evening. I guess the planets and stars were in order in the universe, :) !"
    Dined on 3/6/2014
  • "The interior is nice and cozy with booths on one side and tables on the other. The walls are covered in great prints that really capture the quaint euro feel I think they're going for. I ordered the Duck Hash and I honestly had trouble finding any duck, so I called our waitress Liz over to make sure it was in fact the duck hash. She was incredibly friendly and helpful about the whole matter, she assured me it was the duck hash just before offering me something else. Even though i told her I was perfectly fine she brought out another smaller portion with amazingly juice duck piled on top. It was like night and day. Good food, great ambiance, exceptional service."
    Dined on 3/9/2014
  • "We had Saturday brunch reservations at 1pm -- and I do encourage reservations! The place was packed and quite loud, but the service was still good. The brunch menu was varied and unique, and accommodated my gluten free husband well. The drinks were fabulous."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "I've been to a few different Aquitaine restaurants in the area, and the food at this location was the best (amazing). I order the Moules Frites and the Salad du Marche - both of which were delicious, especially the dressing for the salad. The serving of the mussels was very generous, and the fries were even better with the basil aioli. Amazing. The service was also perfect. Our party of three had a cozy semi circle table in the back with a lovely view of Boston. My favorite Aquitaine in town!"
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "I finally got a hard-to-get reservation at Aquitaine on a recent week-end trip to Boston. We were a party of five, seated in a comfortable booth at the front of the restaurant. Food lives up to the hype. I had the classic steak frites and couldn't have been happier. Wait staff was very attentive and friendly. It's an upscale restaurant serving wonderful French food, but it doesn't take itself too seriously. It's not stuffy--far from it. Wine list is fairly extensive and priced appropriately. Just remember, it's a relatively small place, so make reservations well in advance. You'll be glad you did."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "Can't say enough good things about Aquitaine. We dine out a decent amount. Based on my experience, this is probably the best food in Boston, bar none...even in the company of much more expensive restaurants. We are long-time customers. Food and service never disappoint. Always absolutely delicious!!!!"
    Dined on 2/26/2014
  • "Had heard it was good for brunch, but we had a very disappointing experience. Not inclined to try again."
    Dined on 2/23/2014
  • "This restaurant was more than I expected. The food was wonderful. Service beyond expectations! I love this restaurant."
    Dined on 2/23/2014
  • "We go to Aquitaine in the South End for special occasions and when we are in the area. The food is always exquisite, the service impeccable. Every item is always cooked perfectly and presented in their special way. My only suggestion is that they occasionally add something new to the dessert menu."
    Dined on 2/16/2014