Liquid Art House
100 Arlington Street
Boston, MA 02116Neighborhood:
Global, InternationalPrice: $31 to $50
Liquid Art House
- Dining Style: Casual Elegant
- Website: http://www.liquidarthouse.com/
- Phone: (617) 457-8130
- Hours of Operation:
Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday: 5:00pm to 10:00pm. Our bar is open until 12:00am.
Thursday, Friday, and Saturday: 5:00pm to 11:00pm. Our Bar is open until 1:00am.
- Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
- Cuisine: Modern European, American, Global, International
- Executive Chef: Rachel Klein
- Dress Code: Smart Casual
- Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
- Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
- Private Party Contact: Kathleen McGhee (email@example.com) 617-457-8131x
- Cross Street: Arlington Street and Stuart Street
- Public Transit: We are 2 blocks south from the Arlington "T" station on the Green Line.
- Parking: Valet
- Parking Details: Valet parking is available on our Stuart Street side at 250 Stuart Street. We also validate ($10) parking at the Revere Hotel Parking Garage during the evening and on weekends, which is located at 200 Stuart Street.
A word from Liquid Art House
Liquid Art House (“L.A.H.”) is Boston's first gallery-restaurant hybrid coming to the landmark building The Arlington, in the Back Bay. An innovative concept of art, space and design through the prism of social dining, L.A.H. is trailblazing an “art hospitality” experience to cater to Boston’s culinary, culture and social scene.Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
- Diners' Choice WinnerHot Spot
- Diners' Choice WinnerVibrant Bar Scene
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Liquid Art House reviews from OpenTable diners
139 reviews since July 30, 2014
- Ambiance4.5Noise LevelModerate
fit for foodies (98)hot spot (84)vibrant bar scene (82)special occasion (65)good for groups (44)romantic (30)notable wine list (23)neighborhood gem (22)late-night find (17)scenic view (12)great for brunch (2)kid-friendly (2)great for lunch (1)Show More
- Fun and funkyOpenTable Diner Since 2014Dined on 11/24/2014Excellent food and cocktails and a fun, artsy atmosphere. Pricey, though, so be prepared to spend more than you may expect.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Great food but missed the mark on serviceJillianBostonVIPDined on 11/21/2014We purchased a five course tasting menu voucher from gilt as it was the thing to get us to the restaurant and give it a try. It felt like, from the moment we sat, that we were given second rate service. Cocktails came out with first course, we were never asked about wine as courses were coming and the food we'd be eating was never told to us before it came. My husband was slated to buy a nice bottle of wine but once the third course was coming and with no guidance in flavor, we ordered a glass from the person clearing plates and it did not match the flavors of the dish. Frankly, everyone seemed nice and I would expect better service but it felt like our waitress was doing the minimum - and maybe assumed we weren't worth good service since we paid in advance for the voucher. That being said, it's poor logic as she should have suggested wines and been kind with my menu questions to solidify a good tip. Maybe she had a bad experience but you never know who you're waiting on and she left us with a bad taste in our mouths. She lacked passion for her job and food, disinterested in both. I would legitimately go back and request she not be our server. Otherwise the space is awesome and food was very, very good.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Birthday DinnerAnthonyDined on 11/16/2014Liquid Art House is a great atmosphere to bring friends and family. I celebrated my 27th Birthday with 7 of my closest friends and we had a great time. The art was incredible and the staff had knowledge about each piece. The food was phenomenal and the staff was extremely friendly and accommodating. I will be back with more friends next time and I highly recommend it to you.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- A Differnt Night OutLSL14Dined on 11/15/2014We took my sister to LAH for her 50th birthday and from the time we walked in the door until we left the staff was amazing! Our waiter was very friendly and attentive to our group. We truly like to "dine" when we go out and although they took our food order (apps/dinner) all at once they spaced it out perfectly so we were not rushed. The food was incredible and the presentation was fantastic. The Art Curator was very helpful, knowledgeable and answered our questions about the different peices through out the restaurant. We were a group of 10 and every single one of will go back.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Not quite therevegastripVIPDined on 11/12/2014The bar looked cool as we walked through to our table. The restaurant area feels like a cafeteria without enough tables in some places. The chairs don't accommodate coats and we asked them to take ours and they never came back for them. The staff was slow, inefficient, forgetful and had an attitude. The place is supposed to be like a museum but all the art is of naked women, some of it rather graphic and in my opinion, kind of a boring concept. The food was pretty good considering everything else. Would only go back for a bite at the bar. It was not worth the time to take in a whole meal.
- wonderful experience and great food.HeloisaVIPDined on 11/12/2014A beautiful bar scene and very interesting as you see art everywhere you go. I have been there several times and there is always interesting new pieces. the food is delicious and beautifully presented as art on the plate.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- So goodDinnerDined on 11/7/2014The food is absolutely delicious. I can't wait to go back. Very unique menu.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- combination restaurant art galleryBarshVIPDined on 11/5/2014Great dining experience. A little pricey but worth it. Will definitely go back.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- rbzzDined on 11/1/2014Great atmosphere but food was not great for the price.Special Features:
- First time, very impressedOpenTable Diner Since 2007Dined on 10/27/2014How interesting that they have created a very modern space with a very unpretentious ambiance and service. The food delicious, the gallery intriguing, this is unlike anything Boston has offered so far. I'll surely be back.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- trying too hardbostongeorgeVIPDined on 10/25/2014the restaurant was busy on a Sat night, so something must be working. the convergence of fine dining and modern art is an interesting concept and kind of fun, especially in the bar area, but it's overdone in my opinion. food was just ok, 3 of 4 dishes were good, my friend's steak was tough and poorly cooked. service was awful. very slow and our waiter couldn't have been more pretentious. I may visit the bar now and then as the bartenders were great and the scene is solid, but I won't be back to the restaurant.Special Features:
- Simply Stunning-Excellent ConceptDuffetteDined on 10/25/2014The round bar is the first thing you see when entering the restaurant with a huge, gorgeous Murano glass chandelier overhead. This sets the tone. You are surrounded by impressive artwork and art pieces on display. The kitchen is open but not noisy and the vibe is hip urban. The seating area is separated by walls adorned with artwork, which makes for a more private setting away from the hub of the entrance/bar. I've been in many beautiful restaurants from Philly to Boston but I have never seen a restaurant as impressive as this one. The food matched the setting, very artistic and creative and tasty. Wonderful experience. Will be dining there again on my next trip to Boston. NYC restaurants pale in comparison.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- amazing!mannyDined on 10/19/2014Amazing food ! Amazing location! Great ambiance.! Service was just perfect! All in all just breathtaking. I would recommend it to everyone and anyone!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- AlliDined on 10/19/2014An experience far more than just food. Every detail was perfect.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Outstanding dining experienceStephenBDined on 10/17/2014Absolutely delightful dining and social experience.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Great addition to Boston dining!L02118VIPDined on 10/13/2014This is an exciting new asset in the Boston dining scene! I've been to LAH twice now, once for drinks and once for dinner. Both times were great. The art is always changing and was different both times I was there, so that was cool. Drinks are good, but bar service can be slow. Food was delicious, varied and well-presented. In our party we tried the Lithuanian cheese dumplings (which had an amazing flavor!), the scallops, filet mignon, lamb and haddock. The only one that did not completely disappear within a few minutes was the haddock, but I was assured that it was good, even if not outstanding. We also shared the Thai coconut dessert which was crazy good. Service was impeccable. I would return, as would our visitors from NYC.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Part gallery part restaurantMBFMaven53VIPDined on 10/12/2014Went on a Sunday night which is one of the better nights to go. The artwork changes on a regular basis and everything is for sale. Very cool vibe, not your typical Boston restaurant. Service was great, relaxed and the food was spot on. We knew the chef from her previous locations and she has really hit her stride here. Not the cheapest, not the most expensive but, definitely a great night out!Special Features:
- Outstanding EveningTonyluvsfoodDined on 10/11/2014From the moment we walked in from the hostess, bartender (custom drinks, Egg White Margarita Awesome), wait staff to the food everything was excellent !!! 5 StarsSpecial Features:
- Interesting, but...PowWowChowsVIPDined on 10/9/2014I like the large bar area and the display of art, but I didn't find the food to be special and the champagne was actually quite poor (okay, I'm a bit of a wine snob). I think part of the problem is that, without lots and lots of people, the place seems a bit empty. We were there on Thursday night, so maybe it's busier on weekends. There are other restaurants with more adventurous, and more sumptuous fare, and there are waitstaffs that aren't "selling" as hard as ours was. So I had to give LAH 3 stars. I hope that others have a better experience than we did.
- Good PlaceolgeDined on 10/4/2014Good place, we came in late, the drinks were great. Service could have been a little bit quicker. Otherwise, would recommend.Special Features:
- Left after appsDavidVIPDined on 10/2/2014Heard A LOT of mixed reviews - mainly that it's a good place to try a drink and then go anywhere else for dinner. Davios/Bristol are only a few feet away. The bar is full and the restaurant is dead - only two tables. I ask about the art and I'm told they have no info printed since it's a new exhibit. Um ok. We order dumplings and hamachi to start. Restaurant is way too bright. Food arrives. Dumplings are ice cold and the texture is very chewy. Hamachi is extremely fishy. We try one of each and both decide individually that something is wrong. We ask for the check and leave for Bristol. Waiter tried to make it right. New manager called the next day and at first seemed concerned but just said "hope you'll try us again". We won't now.Special Features:
- Interesting atmosphere, good foodKLL02421Dined on 9/30/2014I greatly enjoyed the art decor, but that wasn't the only reason to recommend Liquid Art House: The food and cocktails were excellent as well. It was somewhat pricey, though, and I suspect some of what we paid for was the ambiance - which doesn't bother me at all, but this isn't the restaurant for you if you're on a budget.Special Features:
- A great night outFoodMotivatedVIPDined on 9/27/2014Our group pretty much loved every bite of food we ate. The bar area is beautiful. The service was attentive. The roast chicken was so good.Special Features:
- OpenTable Diner Since 2012Dined on 9/27/2014The food and atmosphere were fantastic! Highly recommended!Special Features:
- Interesting Special Occasion SpotTheNewMrsDined on 9/22/2014Expect to pay around $250 for dinner for two. But, also expect the food to be wonderful. The rib eye was cooked perfectly and the hand-made dumplings were fantastic. The ambiance was a bit odd - the dining room seems like it could have been a bank lobby at one point. But, the bar area was funky and lively. Overall, a nice night out.Special Features:
- UnbelievableDebbyVIPDined on 9/20/2014It was a real treat as this is a very special restaurant The food was amazing and the ambiance was beautiful I hope to have chence To go backSpecial Features:
- overpricedOpenTable Diner Since 2014Dined on 9/20/2014Heard great new place to eat in Boston. Relatively disappointed. Wines overpriced by 200%. Food was tasty, but way overpriced and portions too small. Not a very romantic atmosphere. Would not go back or recommend unless have extra money to burn and not that hungry. The bar seemed to be happening, and may be worth going for a drink and looking at some interesting art on the wall, but otherwise I would skip this restaurant.Special Features:
- Swanky Saturday night MealkrissygDined on 9/20/2014LAH is a trendy and classy place. I made a reservation after purchasing the Gilt City deal for 2 orders of dumplings and 2 cocktails. The mushroom dumplings were to die for, however, the cheese dumplings were not as impressive. We ordered the scallops to finish off our meal and they were delicious. I am not sure I will go back mainly because I can get similar food for a cheaper price at a lot of restaurants in Boston. All in all, I am glad I went for the experience.Special Features:
- Slow Food Service and Not so GreatconnoisseurSOBEVIPDined on 9/18/2014The ambiance and decor is nice. Music is good Food is D. Very Slow in the kitchen, you will wait 45-60 for your main courses. Only good for drinks and then go eat across the street..
- Very slowOpenTable Diner Since 2002VIPDined on 9/18/2014The food was delicious when you eventually got it but the service was incredibly slow!Special Features:
- Excellent food, inattentive serviceOpenTable Diner Since 2005VIPDined on 9/18/2014The food was outstanding: we thoroughly enjoyed the dumplings, lamb, skirt steak, salmon and a delightful cauliflower side dish. The wine by-the-glass and cocktails were excellent, too. However, the service was pretty lame. The kitchen was backed and we weren’t served our entrees until we had been there for almost two hours. Our waitress was very pleasant, but she didn’t check back very often to let us know that the food was delayed, and she rarely checked around the dining room at all so we had to keep trying to get her attention to order drinks while we waited for dinner. The food was just perfect so I will give this a try again.Special Features:
- Pretentious and overpricedgenemiaeDined on 9/12/2014If you are a 20 something this restaurant has a great and noisy bar scene. I'm not in that catagory. The dining area has a bit of a cafeteria feel. Very expensive food and wine menu. My wife and I shared the cherry and fois gras dumplings. It should have been on the desert menu. Way too sweet for a starter. I had an average 12 oz steak, which was served rare when asked for med rare. Everything is a la carte so I ordered a side of potatoes. $8 for 9 bite sized potato balls. My wife had halibut which was good but was a bit dry. Skipped desert. With tip, $217. That included 3 glasses of the less expensive wine. We felt violated. If it was a great experience, no problem. It wasn't. Not going back.Special Features:
- Beautiful placeOpenTable Diner Since 2006VIPDined on 9/12/2014Restaurant was beautiful and bar was very cool. Service was lacking at first but got better. Food was also very good! Double check your bill if you have a gilt city deal, they didn't deduct enough from ours we had them adjust it.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Great addition to the Boston scene!rupkgDined on 9/6/2014Sophisticated, elegant, chic, great food and service. You could be in nyc or London such is the international appeal of LAH. The best part of the restaurant is not the amazing art work or drinks but the desserts! What a coup to snag Espalier's pastry chef! Creativity unleashed in the young coconut based dessert. Worth a visit if not more and more.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Over ratedOpenDined on 9/5/2014The bar area is nice, but that's about it for the whole place. It smelled like bleach the moment we walked in. The path to the restrooms stinks big time. We sat in the main dining room and it was absolutely nothing. It's like sitting in a parking garage with paintings. Yeah the staff try to make the food service like a grand opening, but the atmosphere is just zero. We enjoyed the main courses, but the appetizers were a waste of money. I would say the bar area is nice for drinks, but anything more than that, it's not worth it. Plenty of other restaurants in boston and this one needs to have a better atmosphere to keep up in the long term.Special Features:
- Modern art and gastronomy in BostonEchenikeVIPDined on 9/5/2014Great food that looks great, unique ambience and service that is professional and friendly. THE hot spot in Boston. The place is also a gallery with great contemporary art from all over the world with a sophisticated resident curator from Albania. The bar is a great place to explore new drinks, from mezcal to cynar cocktails. One of my new favorite spots. Highly recommended.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Good experienceOpenTable Diner Since 2007Dined on 9/5/2014My wife and I had dinner at LAH. Stylish space, especially the bar area. Not as much of an "art gallery" feel as we expected, but still interesting. Service was very good. Professional and attentive. Decent wine list. Food was mixed. My wife had a coconut soup that was amazing. She also enjoyed an asparagus dish. Dumplings (a signature item) were unimpressive. Steak was good but not great. Maybe a better spot for drinks but we'd considering going back for dinner and try some different items.Special Features:
- Great waiter attireMrRochesterVIPDined on 9/3/2014The drinks were very good and the food options outstanding. The dumplings were terrific as was everything else. Can 't wait to go back!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- best serviceRhinoRayDined on 8/31/2014The service was amazing. I really appreciated their attention to detail. Everything from the explanation of the courses, to having multiple waiters bring the food so that everyone could begin eating at once, this was truly a wonderful experience! They even catered to our dietary needs without even batting an eyelash. This is place was pricey, but between the experience of food and experience of hospitality, it was worth every penny!Special Features:
- Very unique conceptJbradDined on 8/31/2014Everything in this Resteraunt is fir sale! How cool is that? It's a exquisite space. Fabulous pieces of art to enjoy and purchase. The pieces they serve the delicious food in are also for sale. It's an absolute treat. The food is great. The scene is definitely contemporary and fun.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.