75 Chestnut

4.6
792 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
75 Chestnut - Nestled amidst the brownstones on the charming streets of Beacon Hill. Features regional American food.

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Mother's Day Menus & Specials

teat your mother to a special brunch or dinner at 75!!

Sunday, May 12, 2019

Father's Day Special Menus & Reservations

Dad likes to be treated to a great brunch or dinner as well at 75 !!

Sunday, June 16, 2019

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JB
New England
24 reviews
Dined 20 hours ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Wonderful. Will def be back!

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p
New England
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

75 Chestnut is our favorite neighborhood restaurant. Whenever I have out of town guests (which is often given the neighborhood we live in) they always want to return to 75 Chestnut.....it never disappoints....and, Betsy is your jewel!

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C
New England
21 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This is one of the best restaurants in Boston! Such a warm, friendly, customer-focused environment with great food. It's a lovely ambiance and our only mistake was to make a reservation on Marathon Monday. The restaurant was super busy and noisy, but we have learned that it was an unusual situation. Highly recommended!

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PH
New England
7 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We love 75 Chestnut -- and it helps to plan ahead. Within moments of the doors opening, the place was packed for dinner. This place has the feel of a neighborhood joint -- everyone is happy to be there, chatting with each other and the friendly staff -- and is very welcoming to newcomers. The menu is quite large, and we haven't had anything less than a great meal in anytime we've eaten there. Yummy cocktails too!

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j
New England
20 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

We had a 1:15 reservation and were greeted cheerfully by the maitre’d. Our table was ready but in the window, so we had a choice of hot sun at our backs or shining in our faces. There were booths available so I was unclear why our weeks-ago reservation seated us in the window. I found the floor quite dirty and chairs piled up in the small hallway outside the bathrooms. Food was expensive and okay, not great. The service was excellent. I probably won’t return but cause it was quite expensive for such a lackluster experience..

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MS
New England
5 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Over all very happy

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CG
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

After a very long day of wandering around Boston, we finally arrived to a very warm welcome at 75 Chestnut. The front of house was friendly and the food was delicious. Thank you for the perfect ending to lovely day.

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ES
New England
2 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Nice neighborhood vibe, good food. My duck was delicious! The menu is a little oddly arranged, but otherwise a great find.

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LM
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Good service and our flatbread with the pea pesto was delicious. However our Nantucket Seafood Stew was very overcooked and being that the ambience was intimate and sophisticated, the background music (rock) didn't compliment it.

We would try it again though.

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PD
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 4

The dishes were very complex and bad. It was cold, just out of fridge. Otherwise the space was nice, and service good.

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DB
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 2ambience 4

The manager was rude to us. She may have been the owner too, but she seemed annoyed with us for some reason, and addressed us in a tone of voice that made us uncomfortable. I did notice that she seemed to be polite to other patrons, who she seemed to know. My guess is that, because this restaurant is in a wealthy neighborhood, that she had preferred patrons. Since we were unknown to her, she treated us quite differently. She was an older woman, just for reference, but I did not get her name.

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RB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Great service and food in a friendly neighborhood bar

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V
New England
3 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 2

This was not my best visit to 75 Chestnut which has been a favorite of mine for years.
We were seated at a table that straddled the booths so that we felt like we've been seated at
the "kids" table. I was never offered a second glass of wine nor a second cup of coffee. In fact, we
were there for a birthday - which I noted in my reservation - and no one even acknowledged that fact.

While I still like the food and often have a wonderful experience, this did not live up to expectations.

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OT
New England
59 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Always a good experience here. We both had specials, which were delicious, and the banana pudding was a great addition to the menu.

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M
New England
4 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great place. First time here. A hidden gem. Excellent value. We will be back!

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ND
New England
4 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Always a pleasure to dine at 75 Chestnut St-good food, service & ambiance-never disappoints!

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E
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great atmosphere, good food, a favorite Beacon Hill restaurant

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MB
New England
5 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Met with some friends I hadn’t seen in a long time. The restaurant is a little gem on Beacon Hill.
Priced right and they didn’t rush us
Would definitely go back again.

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HS
New England
21 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Nice place in quiet part of the Hill. Good value.

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k
New England
36 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

The ambiance and cheer of 75 is always a delight. This evening it was quite loud and hard for one of us to hear at all. I think also we didn't order particularly wisely. My spring pasta was "gloppy" and undifferentiated, (I think the sauce was too undistinguished, thick and bland, the spring elements not fresh or hot) and and the whole didn't have a spring freshness to it; one sandwich was fine but not special, and the 3rd diner's meal was ok. As always the molten chocolate dessert was delicious. It may be that Sundays at 6.30 are just too way-busy, but it wasn't a particularly tranquil meal, although we all had a pleasant time and will return again and again.
[I can never figure out whether the food's temperature is lukewarm because of service, or because the food had been mainly preprepared, but it would seem a relatively easy "fix," and increase the quality of the food considerably were food less congealed and almost soggy.]

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OT
New England
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great meal in an ultra charming setting!

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AJ
New England
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

I would however I would tell them to not get the Filet. The cut was poor and it was not cooked in terms of the temperature I asked for. The mussels were great.

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OT
New England
8 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved everything about 75 Chestnut! The atmosphere, food, wine, service - everything was perfect. We will definitely be back!

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DK
New York Area
44 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

A thoroughly enjoyable dinner with welcoming, knowledgeable and attentive service. A cozy ambiance with the ability to carry on a good table conversation without being overwhelmed by the other diners. Two of us took advantage of the Wine Wednesday pre fixed menu, Jambalaya and Steak Frites with the Greek Salad and our third Egan with the Bib Salad followed by the spaghetti carbonara. The salads all were crisp and mains nicely prepared and generous.
A very nice evening at 75 Chestnut.

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R
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 3

Food was mediocre. Bartender messed up drink order. Portions were adequate but prices are extremely high for quality of food.

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J
New England
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Hostess, Betsy, is the best. Great neighborhood restaurant.

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HS
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We had a very good dinner at Chesnut. The food was perfect and it wasn’t too noisy !

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WB
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was great. Good food, soft romantic ambience.

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TC
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Had a wonderful dinner with friends our first night in Boston and it set up our whole weekend for nothing but good times! Such a cozy and inviting restaurant with good food and friendly staff! We will diffenitely come back!

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OT
New England
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

As always, LOVE 75!! Service and conversation with maitre de and wait staff great, love neighborhood ambiance, foo DMD is always so good. Only issue was two of us ordered the avocado salad, and we only got two small slices of avocado in each.

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MG
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Celebrated our 27th anniversary there. They got us nice seating upon request. The food overall was fantastic, just a few small pieces of potatoes were burnt but it didn’t effect the rest of the meal. Our waitress was great. Would highly recommend as we really weren’t disappointed but left there satisfied and able to take a nice stroll around the public gardens.

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P
New England
6 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Standard American food in a quiet street one block away from Charles St. This neighborhood restaurant is cozy and the service is decent. The food didn't impress me too much.

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CJ
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sommes arrivés a 11h30 pour le brunch. C'était parfait, servis tres vite . Mais ensuite des groupes de famille sont arrivés => beaucoup de bruit , car resto avec un cadre tres intime. Mais nous recommandons vivement.

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RV
New Orleans
9 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A neighborhood gem! Food was wonderful and they took very good care of us. We were celebrating our daughter’s birthday and they brought her a special dessert. We will definitely be back!

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VA
New England
15 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had not been to Chestnut 75 in a long time and I forget how good it is. The food is delicious and the service is prompt and courteous. My friend enjoyed the Bloody Mary Bar.
I recommend it.

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P
New England
46 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We come here a lot and are never disappointed. This time it was for brunch and everything was perfect. I had the Florentine eggs Benedict (they have 5 kinds). The eggs were perfectly poached and the Hollandaise sauce was good, not too much. The two accompanying sausages were really excellent and the fried potatoes were also good. Our guests had the chicken and waffles which they said were great. We had a table in the corner at the back which was quiet. Our server was excellent.

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OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and great deals on wine on Wednesday nights.

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JT
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 4ambience 3

Very average American food, like from a diner or chain but masked behind a charming Boston storefront. I got a disappointing steak sandwich with fast food fries. Unfortunately they still have typical Boston prices, so the food was disappointing and the value was no good for the price.

They also overcharge for their cocktails: I got the winter sparkler and it tasted like a cheap Shirley temple, for which I paid $2 above average price at other restaurants in boston.

Overall will not be returning.

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A
New England
38 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Always enjoy visiting 75 Chestnut, the food and service are great and the atmosphere is perfectly cozy during the long Boston winters.

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b
New England
7 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

75 Chestnut is always a wonderful dining experience. The atmoshere is perfect for a date or a night out with friends. The owner greets you at the door with a big smile and she puts out cheese and crackers for the patrons. You cant go wrong with 75 Chestnut. I look forward to going back.

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