75 Chestnut

4.6
1262 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American
75 Chestnut - Nestled amidst the brownstones on the charming streets of Beacon Hill. Features regional American food. Serving our neighborhood for the last 20+ years we are delighted to welcome you to our establishment. We are proud that we can serve our fresh cooked to order foods, specialty crafted drinks and cocktails. Our super friendly staff will make you want to come back again and again. we are the essential Beacon Hill restaurant a must see for residents and visitors alike. Our seafood stew and steak tips have our guests wanting to come back. We serve dinner seven nights a week and we serve brunch and lunch on Saturdays and Sundays. the stuffed French toast is something you don't want to miss. during the seasons we always feature food and drink specials and special events. some examples are sweet tooth Tuesdays, wine Wednesdays, green Thursdays, Sunday supper. our Ginger bread lunches are iconic so book soon. we will be happy to serve you .

Experiences

  • Sweet Tooth Tuesday

    Multiple dates available

    Enjoy our house made desserts for half price. Everyone loves home made desserts-share your favorite recipe with us and we will prepare and put it to the test. The best dessert recipe will win a dinner for two. 75 will feature our sweet tooth desserts along with our full menu and daily specials. If you like sweets Tuesday night at 75 chestnut or 75 Liberty Wharf is a must for you. for more info call or visit our web site.
  • Wine Wednesday

    Multiple dates available

    Wine Wednesday! Every Cork has a Story. Every Wednesday night, we are featuring a special two course menu with hand selected bottles of wine. $39.- per person two course menu and a bottle of wine. two person minimum tax and gratuities not included. our full menu is also available.
  • Green Thursdays

    Multiple dates available

    Come and celebrate our planet with your friend and neighbors. Be sure to stop by for special organic drinks, specials from renewable and sustainable foods, recycling tips and our full menu.
  • Sunday Supper at 75.

    Multiple dates available

    Just like Mom used to make!! Come in and spend the evening with us. Sample our innovative and classic comfort foods, evoking home-cooked memories from years gone by. Come early to insure availability. It's like Mom's only better! There are no lumps in our gravy! 75 Chestnut restaurant will feature these specialties and our full menu. Children's menu and portions available.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1262 people are saying
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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ARegularRegular
New England
6 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

I can highly recommend the grilled salmon. Beautifully presented and very tasty.

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CrysC
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved this restaurant, tucked away on a quiet street. Eddie was our fantastic waiter and was patient in describing meal sizes. Drinks were amazing. They had a ton of lobster dishes on the special menu that we decided to try including the bisque, ravioli and risotto. The food was good but the atmosphere was even better.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They aren’t on the main drag of Charles Street, so you might sleep on them as an option. Don’t let that happen. This place is high quality service and ambiance. The food is simple but good, and the portions are generous. I think this is the secret spot to enjoy on Beacon Hill.

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JamesW
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Overalll----excellent experience----food and service could not have been better.

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TriciaC
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Awful food, cafeteria quality. Crab cakes were cold and salad soaked in dressing. It was pretty bad all around. Super disappointed. Would never go back!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall2food3service5ambience1

This is a diner parading as elevated American food. Mostly tourists. If you’re a local - grab a seat at the bar. It’s the best you can do.

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YummyMummy
New England
3 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall3food1service3ambience4

So sad to say that our meals were terrible. The server tried, but it was just bad. 2 of the 3 of us had the wine dinner and after we ordered we were told the dinner we ordered was not available. We were told we were limited to the wine dinner options. Delivered dinners to us that were no where near what we ordered and the food was over cooked, and not fresh . Disappointed as this restaurant was good years back. One of the worse meals I’ve had out in years. So bummed as I really like the vibe here. Hoping it was just a really off night.

75 Chestnut
Responded on July 15, 2021

thank you for taking the time to let us know, we will work to improve our guest experience with your comments

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ScottN
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience2

This was our second visit to 75. We were looking forward to sharing this little gem with our family. Unfortunately, we ran into an issue where there was a group of 12 that commandeered the entire restaurant, and took our servers attention. The group was VERY loud, and conversed as an entire group.

Our server was very busy, and we did not get the full attention to our group of 6. It is too bad, and we LOVE this spot.

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vipAlan
Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food & fantastic service.

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vipDougS
New England
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was terrific. We will teturn

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SB17
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Nice outdoor seating. Relaxing neighborhood atmosphere.

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vipJeffT
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

All was great but the waitress we had was just business with no pleasantries at all.

75 Chestnut
Responded on July 15, 2021

Thank you for taking the time to let us know, we will work to improve our guest experience with your comments

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This is literally the best American fare in Boston. I hope it never closes

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vipenz816
New England
13 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

The service and ambience were excellent. The food less so. The charcuterie board was great. The spinach salad was blasé. The sea bass and lobster tail turned out to be 2 lobster claws, and all were dry. The molten chocolate cake was not molten and the the interior base was burned. To top it off, the Open Table Dining Rewards card number didn’t work.

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vipGab8833
New England
17 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The most fun and delicious bloody mary I've had in a long time!

75 Chestnut
Responded on July 15, 2021

come back any time glad you had a great time.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server, Genesis, was incredible! She has lots of tables, but our service was perfect.

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DAFINKS
Chicago
23 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great choice! Tucked away on a side street in Beacon Hill, this restaurant is truly a neighborhood gem.

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vipgoodworldfood
Dallas
28 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience3

Crowded. Our table was inches from the next. The seafood stew had mostly closed mussels that were unedible plus the white fish was gray. When I pointed out the mussels were not open, the waitress did not make any attempt to remedy. Bread was unremarkable.

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HillCouple
New England
8 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Was nice opportunity to be able to sit outdoors. There was even a bit of rain at one point but there were umbrellas and the service was very good.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual our experience at 75 Chestnut was wonderful. Food is always good no matter what the choice. Staff is very attentive and a knowledgeable about food and beverages.

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Galina
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved our visit to 75 Chestnut! The food was delicious with a lot of flavor!

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Bren
New England
6 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We celebrated my mom's birthday 🎉 on the fourth of July. The food was fantastic and the service was incredible. The staff were attentive and friendly.

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vipJaye
New England
4 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Family visiting from out of town.

Food was so so. Not very fresh. Greasy.

Potato side dish had clearly been made far in advance and just sitting around.

Asked for an egg white omelette and it came with regular eggs. It had to be redone. By the time it was redone everyone else was done eating.

When we needed to leave the waiter disappeared and we waited about 15 minutes to pay.

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anonymous
New England
2 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sunday brunch: omelet, steak and eggs; Great food and friendly staffs.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
6 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Very nicely prepared food in a quintessential Beacon Hill setting. Our waiter was less attentive than we would have preferred, but responsive when we caught his attention.

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KateP
Tampa
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We chose this place after a long wonderful afternoon touring the Boston science museum. Our server took very good care of us as we celebrated our 30th anniversary. She was prompt, friendly, and helped us decide on drinks. She went over and above bringing a wine to taste to see if it would go with my halibut and dividing our 2 different salads so we could share each of them. I had the halibut special which was good but stopped shy of great. Broccolini was tough and not flavored. The halibut was well cooked but not spiced at all besides balsamic vinegar. The risotto was tender, but again lacked flavor. Salt helped these dishes some and I asked for lemon and that helped more. Wife had the lamb which was nicely prepared done and well flavored. Server surprised us with a molten lava cake and ice cream. It was good but not lava-like unless you count the melted candle wax. Maybe they microwaved it with the candle in it? Not sure but it was still good and very thoughtful. We would definitely go back as the ambiance and overall experience was very nice.

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Babs
New England
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

GREAT PKACE . . . I have been going there for MANY years . . .

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JessicaA
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It's becoming a bit of a tradition that everytime my husband and I come to Boston that we eat at 75 Chestnut. It is always so cozy. Love the energy and the food is even better.

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vipAshleeA
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Very good meal and friendly servers. Lobster avocado toast is wonderful

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OpenTable Diner
St. Louis
4 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat outside and enjoyed breakfast here. Our waiter was perfectly attentive and the food was delicious. Felt like a neighborhood staple.

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MikelW
New England
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorite spots in Boston. Love the atmosphere and food.

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AnthonyI
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Have been there twice. First time was much better. This time the food was rather tasteless.

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vipIdiotAbroad
New England
12 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful evening - whole tram were so helpful- food so comforting after thunder storm - lovely vibe - we possibly overstayed our time & were very kindly reminded that people were waiting - very well handled- we will be back - Thanks

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JenniferC
New England
3 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious. Service was OUTSTANDING. Lovely spot.

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JackW
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The four of us went to the Sunday brunch, and each of us loved what we ordered. I got the lobster toast (on sour dough bread with poached eggs, avocado and breakfast potatoes), and it was amazing! The place was busy, but at a quite acceptable level, and it was actually very nice to see. The entire staff was very friendly and attentive without being smothering or rushing in the least. They had a perfect sense of timing for everything! We couldn’t have had a nicer time in this hidden neighborhood gem.

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vipRobertL
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Father’s Day brunch. Highly recommend reservations. Outdoor seating is available with umbrellas for shade. We dined indoors as the day time temperature was above 85F.

A menu mixed with both vegetarian and carnivorous entrees. We are generally a family that tends to eat breakfast before noon however the lunch options were enticing despite this preference.

The calamari is lightly breaded and perfectly fried. The classic 75 is well, a “classic” Omelette. Both waffle and stuffed French Toast entrees are over the top good if you like sweets. The chicken sausage & potato ‘hash’ was not a traditional corned beef hash style but was a delicious mix of flavors of sliced chicken sausage and grilled potatoes over a bed of fresh spinach topped with three perfectly cooked sunny side eggs. Only minor adjustment I would have made was to grill the potatoes until crispy before mixing with the sausage. Finally, we are coffee drinkers and 75 Chestnut servers a strong and flavorful brew, both decaf and regular.

Derek was our server who was attentive but not annoying. He was there when we needed him and took good care of us.

Thank you.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

had fun. crab cakes were the best I have ever had. also got the cookie for dessert and it was very good as well. i recommend this place

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EdwardC
New England
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

3 couples out for first post Covid dining out . Everything was awesome ( atmosphere , food and waitress was charming ) .

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DavidC
Raleigh
14 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great!

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BarbaraM
E. Tennessee
3 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The server was very friendly & not intrusive, the meal was prepared perfectly!

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75 Chestnut is rated 4.6 stars by 1262 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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