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Beehive Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.beehiveboston.com
  • Phone: (617) 423-0069
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: 5:30pm to 1:00am Daily
    Bar: 5:00pm to 2:00am Daily

    Saturday/Sunday Jazz Brunch: 10am to 3pm

    Weekend Afternoon Bar Service: 3pm to 5pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Fusion / Eclectic, Comfort Food
  • Executive Chef: Marc Orfaly
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Entertainment: World Class Live Music......for Free!
    The Beehive is a premier showcase for world-renown musicians and up & coming stars. Come any day and the music will blow you away in the most unique Eatery & Bar anywhere!

    To view current calendar of events and sign up to our email newsletter go to www.beehiveboston.com.
  • Special Events & Promotions: For large parties and special events, please email frontdesk@beehiveboston.com. or call 617-423-0069

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Clarendon
  • Public Transit: Back Bay station on the Orange line is 3 blocks from The Beehive on Clarendon Street.
  • Parking: Valet
A word from Beehive
The Beehive is an underground Bohemian eatery & bar featuring fabulous cuisine, libations, artwork and world class live music nightly. Nestled below the Boston Center for the Art’s historic Cyclorama in Boston’s South End, The Beehive serves the eclectic fare of Chef Rebecca Newell - rustic comfort food infused with American, European, Mediterranean, and Middle Eastern influences.

Open for dinner seven days a week, weekend jazz brunch, and with cocktails and live entertainment available nightly until 2:00 am. The Beehive is the perfect location for after-work cocktails, dinner, live music, special events and more. Come to taste the cuisine, come to view the art, come to hear the music or simply come to share in the merriment.
The Beehive accepts reservations for full dinner. For appetizers and drinks please join us at either of our 2 bars.
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Diner Reviews
  • "I would give zero stars for service if possible. It took forever to be seated with a reservation, our waitress rambled on and on and didn't let us place our orders, after informing her we had a flight to catch our food did not come out for over an hour leaving us with 15 minutes to eat, and then the order was incorrect. Will not recommend and definitely will not return."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "Nobody at my table was that impressed with brunch. I think it would be good for dinner or drinks, but my French toast was deep fried within an inch of its life, and the omelette was over salted. Our server was pleasant, but for having open tables the food was slow to come out. The bathroom was clean, but really, really dark. I would try again for drinks or dinner, but I wasn't impressed with brunch."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "My boyfriend and I were visiting Boston for the weekend, and we wanted to find a unique restaurant to have brunch at to close out our trip. We both love live music, so it was an easy choice when we saw that Beehive played live jazz music for Sunday brunch. We were sold. Aside from the live music, great service and fantastic decor, the food was amazing! We both ordered breakfast cocktails that did not disappoint. We started our meal with the potato petrified that are an absolute must when having brunch here. I ordered the brisket grilled cheese, and my boyfriend ordered the salmon scramble. Neither of us left hungry or dissatisfied."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "We didnt know what to expect when we came into the restaurant but the ambiance was so beautiful it almost didnt matter if the food was good (almost). But the food was ahmazing, get the ribs as your appetizer! The portions were large so you got your moneys worth, unlike a lot of $$$ places. Really liked it! Perfect for a night out!"
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "came for a special occasion and got lucky enough to sit outside on a beautiful summer night. A+ everythang."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "College shopping in Boston and needed a good place to eat and discuss options. Open Table reviews lead us to the Beehive and we are very grateful. Arrived just as dining room started seating so had the place to ourselves- hostesses were dolls chatting with us. Great decor and vibe. Bet that it would be rocking soon as live music was scheduled for 8pm. Server was a dashing and knowledgeable gentleman and we ordered his menu favorites. Two words: Excellent food. Picky husband said never tasted better. Hope daughter picks school nearby as I want to return!"
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "I went for Bastille Day to see "C'est Si Bon" play. Great performance! My grilled calamari appetizer was excellent and the hanger steak with frites and green beans amadine was very good too. The pot au chocolat was rich and dark. Wine: disappointingly, only 5 reds, 4 white, and 1 rose by the glass. I went with a decent Malbec at the indecent price of $11.50 per glass. My excellent dinner ended with an "espresso" that was horrible: weak like coffee with no crema. The waitstaff was competant and pleasant, but as always, I felt like I was being pushed at the end to give up my table. My check arrived before I asked for it, after my main course, so I had to ask for dessert. I blame management for this, not the waitstaff."
    Dined on 7/14/2014
  • "I ate here for brunch and really enjoyed it. I thought their shakshuka plate was excellent. We made reservations (a must for a Sunday brunch). Of note, you can't make a reservation for outdoor seating"
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "The Beehive is a great place to enjoy brunch while taking in the stylish decor and live jazz music. I just experienced my third visit (twice for brunch, once for dinner) and it's always been a great time. The food is delicious and the atmosphere is upbeat! I hear there's a vibrant late-night scene, too."
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "We had a wonderful time on Saturday evening. The food was delicious, and our waiter could not have been nicer or more helpful. Try the ribs appetizer and the salads. The band came on at 10:00 , and made the evening even more fun. It's a great lively atmosphere."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Probably my 4th or 5th time dining at The Beehive, by far this was the best. Requested a seat in front of the stage, it was perfect. Had the GRILLED CALAMARI, CHEROKEE RED LEAf, CHICKPEAS, LEMON VINAIGRETTE, GARLIC PEPPERS appetizer. Not what I was expecting but pleasantly surprised. Great flavor, and nice portion. For dinner I had the VEGETARIAN MOROCCAN COUSCOUS, it was perfect and nice they put the sauce on the side. My husband had the HANGER STEAK FRITES, PEPPERCORN JUS, GREEN BEAN AMANDINE. It was cooked perfectly. And of course had to have a QUEEN BEE cocktail, yummy."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Great time at Beehive. Food was really good and it's hard to beat the atmosphere."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "The service was great. The fries were outstanding. My burger had too much roll. My husband thought the swordfish was tasty, but he was still hungry. I suggest that the hostess ask if patrons wish to be seated near the band or not. It was difficult to talk once the band started."
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "It was well worth the wait for my first jazz club experience. I've wanted to go to one ever since I was very young when I first saw "Who Framed Roger Rabbit?". The lighting was very fitting. The fragrance in the lower room was filled with delicious food scents, a hint of sweet alcohols and a soft mustiness from the room's brick walls and fabric scene curtains. Very enjoyable jazz band playing. Mellow and authentic. I cannot remember the band's name. It was my 26th birthday and I was made a very happy girl! I ordered the shrimp flatbread pizza which was strikingly tasty, and my party ordered a variety of other appetizer dishes which were equally good. I highly, HIGHLY recommend the Beehive! I will definitely come again. :)"
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "Very busy location so definitely book ahead. We arrived and were sat immediately, however the server did not come to us for a significant time frame and throughout the meal was missing whenever we needed something. The food however was good. We got the caprese salad, which was outstanding, but the main dishes were only lackluster. They were small in size and the taste was just basic, with not to many flavors. We had to wait for another significant amount of time for the bill. Overall it was nice as a destination if you want to meet a friend and are not in any hurry!!"
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "We took my mom to the Jazz brunch at the Beehive last Sunday and it was fantastic! Great atmosphere, food, cocktails and of course jazz. Strongly recommend the Perogis Appetize, the French Toast was amazing, and the Bloody Mary's were perfect. My wife and I plan to come back soon for the music in the evenings, apparently they have live music all the time."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "This place is always abuzz with lively people, and innovative cuisine. However, the best part is the atmosphere, which simply puts other neighboring restaurants to shame. The bar scene both upstairs and downstairs really come alive at night, and the music really makes an incredible ambiance that isn't to loud. This is a really good place for a classy date night for a stylish couple."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "Food Good,service good. But most people go for the music and it was very good! The only negative was the chairs were very uncomfortable."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "Went here on a lovely date a few months ago and had family in town so thought I would bring them back. Quiet enough to be able to converse with the parents and fun enough to be entertaining for us younger folks."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • " I live in the neighborhood and always count in the Beehive for on overall great experience. Unfortunately, i took a couple of my friends on a Monday night and found that the service was pushy and rude and made our dining experience unpleasant. I totally understand that they need to turn over the patio tables in order to accommodate the demand but we were pushed by the waiter and the back-up waiter and there were plenty if vacant tables. However the food was delicious . It is too bad that the service was not up to par."
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "We had brunch on Sunday and the food was fabulous. The menu is not too long, but each plate was really unique. The staff was super nice and welcoming, but it them way too long to bring us our food. The waitress approached us several times to tell us that the food "was coming right out," but it took forever."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "The food was great. The experience was enhanced by the fact that the staff was "clicking" as an energetic and enthiastic team. They were spot on - even anticipating diners' needs."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "BeeHive is a jewel, but I think everyone knows that already. First time I've had the server check that my steak was cooked properly. Very attentive service. But what I really appreciated was the moderate noise level. You can hear both the music and the person on the other side of the table. Many restaurants don't manage noise levels well."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Incredible decore, and I really enjoyed the live jazz. Overall hard to hate- we had a great time. I was a little unhappy w/ how tightly they packed people. Perhaps we sat next to a loud group. The 2-person tables are long, so we put ours sideways to hear each other better (by being closer), when they told us that it couldn't be allowed (...but there was still enough space, so I'm not sure why.) The other problem was the vegetarian options- there really were few. We got the veggie morrocan couscous but it really was kind of bland- i suspect it was just the chicken and lamb dish...simply without the chicken or lamb. Even with the presentation there was room that looked exactly perfect for the meat- I think that dish could be improve. A- :)"
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "the food was stunning! And we had front row seats to the live jazz. Not only could we hear ourselves all through dinner, but we had the best background noise! Our server was very attentive and answered any questions we posed."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Snarled traffic put us behind schedule for our reservation; it was nice to be reassured there was "no problem" when we called. Upon arrival we were shown to our table just in time for the music to begin. Menus choice were delightful and the food didn't disappoint. Despite our later arrival service was excellent and we had plenty of time to enjoy our meal before the theater."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "We had 4 apps for 2 people. All were special and tasty. Generous portions. Delicious grapefruit martini. Yummy Mussels"
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "The Beehive is iconic. Tops my list of places in Boston because of the location, food and, most importantly, music scene."
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "Great food, great vibe, great spot-- love everything about this place every time I go."
    Dined on 6/23/2014
  • "Order the Eggs Shakshuka, with the Moroccan Sausage. Cannot go wrong (unless you dislike spicy foods). Very good music and entertainment. Wonderful downstairs bar. Upstairs has a great top-down view of the tables and jazz band, with a projector showing burlesque shows from the 40's. Service was a bit slow, but it was 11am on a Sunday, so acceptable."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "This restaurant was very highly rated for brunch and I was especially excited about the jazz band. Everything was great and I was not disappointed!"
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "My husband and I have been to the jazz brunch at the Beehive on 2 other occasions. Both were great. On this occasion the food was great, the music was great and the service started out great but kind of petered out at the end. We like to make a morning of the brunch. We order several appetizers and entrees and split them. Our water was refilled regularly but the coffee was a bit harder to come by. Also, after our second entree we were prepared to try one more but we waited a very long time before we saw our server at which point we opted to just take the check. They weren't overly busy so this was a bit disappointing. I would still recommend the jazz brunch and will go back, I was just a bit disappointed with the service this time around."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "So nice to sit outside! Loved salmon eggs benedict. My husband loved the scrambled eggs plate. Wish there was chocolate milk!"
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "This is a great place to bring a date. If you're looking for some of the best food in town with the best music to boot, this is the place to go."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "The food used to be better and the service was a lot better. I waited 15 minutes for an Arnold Palmer and 20 for an appetizer. The waitress totally forgot about our orders and the GM, while he got the drink and the appetizer right away, after I explained my dissatisfaction, took nothing off the bill and didnt offer a complimentary dessert. I spend over $120 that night and didn't enjoy myself. I will not be going back to this place unless someone treats me to a meal"
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "Very friendly atmosphere, very welcoming. The vibe is eclectic for sure. We did not expect the old-fashioned burlesque silent movie (different film shorts each night) playing in a loop on the wall across from our table. It made for much entertainment and memorable conversation for this 30 year married couple! (Balcony table, great for enjoying the jazz) Martini's were excellent. The Caprese salad was great, enough for two to share. The short rib dish was superb as was the maple bread pudding dessert. There was a mix of ages and group sizes there. We loved the atmosphere and the food and drink and the jazz. I would recommend highly to the adventurous for the fun and food, less so for more conservative tastes."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "Great time! Fabulous service, live music, delicious food :)"
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "Great food and service. Went there for a birthday and had requested a candle beforehand and they delivered spectacularly. Definitely going back again"
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "Great atmosphere but food metz a metz. My meal not terrific but my partner's was excellent."
    Dined on 6/16/2014
  • "Excellent food, nicely presented. Service on the patio was very good, service in the bar area afterwards, not so good."
    Dined on 6/16/2014