Beehive
Beehive

Beehive

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.beehiveboston.com/
  • Phone: 6174230069x
  • 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: 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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Beehive reviews from OpenTable diners
349 reviews since May 23, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.3
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.5
    Noise LevelEnergetic
91% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (187)fit for foodies (165)vibrant bar scene (150)hot spot (143)great for brunch (132)special occasion (122)romantic (120)great for outdoor dining (91)good for groups (74)late-night find (73)notable wine list (27)great for lunch (25)scenic view (11)kid-friendly (7)Show More
  • Great evening with friends
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    Went for the first time with friends in a party of five. Food was excellent and place was lively.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A good team effort!
    PTCNYCVIP
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    My wife and I came for the Sunday Jazz Brunch. I'd recommend asking for (and waiting for) a table near the stage if you are interested in hearing the music. We both enjoyed our meals, although I ordered the one item (the Bohemian Breakfast) that doesn't seem as large as the other dishes I saw going to other tables. The service was excellent and we noted the "team" that moved in as soon as a table emptied to clear it, clean it, and set it up for the next customer in a matter of seconds. Impressive!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, good service and jazz!
    Sonofchef
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    The food and drinks are very good. The jazz makes the environment one that most would appreciate remaing at to finish a few extra cocktails when the food is gone. If you get the quieche plan to share because it is huge (makes sense at 16$). I had the benedict with smoked salmon and really love their home fries. Their home fries are these not yet chips/ not yet thick square home fries that are crunchy and soft in the middle. A personal favorite that always goes down well with a margarita. Take your girlfriend of new or old. Take your mom and dad. Leave your kids at home with the sitter ;). Thanks Bee hive! FYI I have absolutely no problem giving a bad review if necessary! Kudos!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great, energetic jazz brunch!
    NyneveVIP
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    What a wonderful way to start a Sunday! We ordered way too much food for two people - the shakshouka, coffee cake, Malaysian chicken wings, and skirt steak. The portions are huge, so I do recommend ordering one item per person. We also had coffee and orange juice - both were very tasty. I have nothing bad to say about this brunch. The staff was friendly and helpful with suggestions and clean-up.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Food
    Sarah
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    We went there for my husband's birthday. We very much liked the food, music and service. The food was just amazing. We enjoyed it very much. Our table was at perfect location. Not too close to stage and not to far. Music wasn't so loud, and we enjoyed both music and being able to have conversation with each other. The only thing that we didn't like was although we had reserved our table in advance we had to wait for 15 min.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delightful!!
    TFoodie
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    The atmosphere was relaxing, and very romantic. The service was impeccable!! The menu choices were very interesting and varied. While I was expecting a nice meal, I was just blown away by the flavor explosion. The vegetable lasagna was beyond my expectations!! I cannot wait to return!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Beehive Buzz
    Lily
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Love coming to this eclectic gem. Had friend visiting from out of town, first time in Boston. This was our first stop. Was seated right as last set went on. Needless we were entertained as well as well-fed. Look forward to coming back and sitting on patio soon!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • perfect date spot!
    rsalinger
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Great little gem for a semi-milestone date night or when you're celebrating a birthday dinner. Fun, energetic, and great food and drinks. You won't leave disappointed!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Beehive be expensive
    KenL
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    The food was fine, the tables way too jammed in and the restaurant is extremdly over priced. However, for the first time ever I was told by the waitress that we should order appetizers and our main course together and then she later said that if we were going to have dessert then we had to finish in 20 minutes so they take on the next reservation. It also did not help that she initially just came to our table without any introduction, hello or welcome. Just are you ready to order about one minute after we sat down. Not a very welcoming atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Yummy food
    Nordictraveller
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    Food was delicious, they can make anything, from spare ribs to duck to Asian. Very nice to eat and watch the band playing, not too laud.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bumblebee Man gives thumbs up
    UncleLouie
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    Duck au poivre was great as was the lamb and chicken couscous. Nice jazz ensemble made for a good atmosphere. Staff was attentive.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The best jazz in Boston!
    Monique
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    From the second you walk in to this place, the reservations are always ready and the music is going. The dim lighting gives it a classy feel, and the food is delicious! They change their menu from time to time but everything is still amazing. I would recommend this place to anyone who wants a nice evening with a friend or a romantic dinner with your other half. This is the only place I go when I visit Boston!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a treat
    Dinedon12613
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    Beehive is a reliable (in the best sense of that word) place to eat. I enjoy each visit and have been consistently pleased with my food choices. The staff, from front desk to waitstaff, are friendly and helpful. What's not to like!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    I love this place for the atmosphere and the great music. Bonus is that the food is fantastic, original, fresh and with a great presentation. Service is always great. The only down side is that if you make a reservation they often try to rush you out to accomodate the next reservation.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • What a great find!!!
    3toedsloth
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Bartender at our hotel recommended it, we were sooo happy with the décor, staff, live music and the food was too amazing. Love this place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect choice for vegetarians!
    Eat4LifeandLove
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Toll my 2 vegetarian friends to the Beehive for dinner. While I enjoyed the filet mignon, they each enjoyed the veggie lasagna. Perfect evening!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great experience
    TallGuy
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Food was great. Live Jazz playing at just the right volume. Pleasant to listen and didn't have to shout to my dining partners.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Eclectic
    Foodmaven
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Disappointed in the food in this bohemian restaurant, but everything else was fabulous, including the service. I had the skirt steak and garden salad. It was tough and the salad dressing left a lot to be desired. My husband's burger was good until the end, when he said it tasted greasy. On the other hand, the fries were out of this world. My cocktail was good and bubbly. The entertainment was good, not overly loud, and they played films on the old brick wall. I was told the brunch is good. Go for the fun.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bohemian Jazz club
    Cubcake
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Our favorite spot to bring out of town friends. We love the atmosphere, live music, and the menu. Our service is always on par. Top notch. Always impressed, our friends leave feeling "wowed" . Keep it up Beehive
    Special Features:
    special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Better than average
    Pondie
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    Great outdoor vibe and wonderful, passionate service. Frites were amazing--a few other dishes were strongly good--but slightly flat.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Highly recommend dinner withfriends
    Sweetpineapple
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    This was my third time at the Beehive, and each time I been very happy with the service. I have tried several of their dishes and since each of my friends ordered something different we had the opportunity to try almost everything on the menu. Food was worth the price. The live band keeps your feet tapping. Great place for dinner with friends and best of all reservations were easy to make.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    Had a lovely experience at the Beehive. Loved our server and the food was outstanding and the overall presentation of the food was great. The beehive makes a great house honey brewed beer and Valentino martini. The ambience was perfect, and while the live jazz band made the dinning experience stand out from other restaurants, it was a little too noisy and I found my date and I had to talk very loudly in each other's ears to hear one another. If the band played a little softer to be more of background music rather than performing loudly as if we were at a concert, I think it really would have amplified the entire experience. Would definitely recommend the restaurant.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    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.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Not that impressed
    Lev11
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Our favorite brunch spot
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Funnn
    Cass123
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • loves it
    molclear
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    came for a special occasion and got lucky enough to sit outside on a beautiful summer night. A+ everythang.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • What a gem!
    BelleoRose
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good music, good food
    JazzFan
    Dined on 7/14/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food and drinks!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    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
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delightful dining experience!
    AMP21
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great experience at Beehive
    FoodieVIP
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Jazz, a flair of Bohemian.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    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.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great time
    md7716VIP
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    Great time at Beehive. Food was really good and it's hard to beat the atmosphere.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great for special occasions
    noteasilyimpressed2342
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    Thrilled that we headed over to the S. End to enjoy this gem on our anniversary. Server was a pro. He was very knowledgable and helpful. Band volume was enough to hear the cool sounds while allowing us to talk during dinner. Highly recommend.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • NottoocrazyVIP
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    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.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First Jazz Club Experience
    Jenna
    Dined on 7/7/2014
    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. :)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • + food, - service, + location!
    BirthdayDinner2013
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    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!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Jazz Brunch at the Beehive
    BeanTownFoodie
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • LOVE this place and Beat!
    TKAT
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate