Aquitaine

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$30 and under
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French
Award winning Parisian inspired French bistro located in the heart of Boston's South End, overlooking historic Tremont Street.
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New England
47 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Hadn't been to Aquitaine is some time for either dinner or brunch. Brunch was delicious, and our waiter was excellent.

JP
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Atmosphere is exceptional. Great for a group or an intimate dinner or drink. Service was on point from the bar to the table. Very good french bistro-style food to round out the place. Highly recommended.

AL
New England
17 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Can’t say enough nice things about the lovely dinner we had at Aquitaine. I loved the menu options, the food, the atmosphere and exquisite service. Looking forward to returning!

OT
New England
5 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Staff /service were not on their game, to the point where it seemed as if there was some drama behind the scene that was affecting their job. This is the second mediocre experience I've had here in the last few months, and will make me reconsider going back in the future...

o
New England
19 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

just love the atmosphere and delightful comfy menu

CH
New England
2 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience5

We didn't love our table - and the waitress seemed concerned she couldn't get around the table to serve - and ended pushing our table closer to another table - which felt awkward. The waitress was very nice and helpful though. 2 women who always seemed to be pushed to the back.

Food and service were very good as we were on our way to a 8:00 play.

JH
New England
13 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The family went for my birthday. It is a special place with consistently great French food. Our waiter Jon was A+: knows the food, wine pairings and just how to be a great server. The filet au poivre remains a must. If you are looking for all the qualities you think you would love in a French bistro, without pretentiousness, this is the place.

NE
New England
2 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience2

Dinner was very good, desserts were only so-so, service was fantastic

KD
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went there for brunch when my mom and her wife were in town. Food was AMAZING! So was the service! And I love the restaurant vibe overall. Definitely recommend.

KC
New England
5 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent fine French Bistro fare in a warm, friendly atmosphere

AP
New England
3 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food & service!!

OT
New England
4 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was wonderful and our waiter, James, provided spot on recommendations. He made everyone feel relaxed and comfortable. The steak frites were wonderful as well as the filet. My father in law raved about the french onion soup, said it was the best he has had in 20 years. We cant wait to return for the daily specials.

DB
New England
2 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall3food1service4ambience5

The chicken came out with the outside so burnt....we were surprised that it was even served. Been there many times and the food quality seems to have gotten worst.

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious brunch

g
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food and ambiance

BR
New England
58 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience5

I came here because a friend in the neighborhood said that the restaurant had recently "upped their game." This meal was disappointing. The escargot were too salty and did not have enough garlic. The onion soup was warm, but not hot enough when served, consisted of mostly bread, very little onions, and was uninspired. Service was terrific and the atmosphere is great. They have an interesting menu and have many more vegetarian options than typical French restaurants. I may have caught them on an off night, as I understand that several items on the menu are new and sometimes it takes a bit to work that out. It's a charming little restaurant.

S
New England
2 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience4

Most of the food was very, very salty. The steaks were not cooked according to our preference, and our server did not check on us during dinner. If we were to dine here again, we would only get drinks and the bread and butter.

p
New England
19 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Neighborhood place, busy on an early Friday evening: very good food, reasonable wine list. Worth a visit.

OT
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful! Great food all around, muscles we’re outstanding!

PD
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience5

It is a lovely space and our service was good, but I don’t think the food is worth the cost. My scallops were gritty.

B
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food and service were top rate. Would recommend to anyone who enjoys french food with flair.

C
New England
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service! Our server was extremely knowledgeable and helped guide us to pick the best dishes for ourselves. Everyone was satisfied with their meal, thanks for a great experience!

B
New England
6 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Have been to this restaurant many times; it's always a nice place to have a drink or dinner. The only thing we notice quite often is the space for the tables. We had a party of 4 and we could literally not put our feet down without hitting the person in front of us. We joked about it as we had a nice meal, with excellent service. Tables are just a bit too small!

JB
New England
2 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience4

The good: the faithful French interior decor is immediately pleasurable to walk into and the space with high ceilings and windows is lovely; and it was bright even on a dark rainy Sunday lunchtime. Service was attentive and pleasant.
Not so good: bread that accompanied the omelette was not yummy baguettes but boring diner bread; music was American pop and rock...Non to both. Bring back baguette bread and please no Ramones on a Sunday brunch! 🙄
Play French tunes and French pop!!
Otherwise you'll just end up like everywhere else boring in their sameness...

GI
New England
4 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall3food5service2ambience5

Be careful going when it rains because they definitely overbooked on the expectation that they could seat outside. The French toast, Dutch Baby, and Hashbrowns were all great, but they did mess up my friend's eggs Benedict and give him ham he couldn't eat.

BB
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Attentive service staff, but the food at Gaslight is better.

TH
New England
4 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Heavy beat followed by whiny chic music was annoying. Main plates were scant - just main meat/fish and garnishes much small than suggested on menu. At least veg would have made it look like a real meal.

NH
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Perfectly good but a few entrees came out room temperature and server wasn’t overly friendly.

KM
New England
2 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall2food1service3ambience5

Food was cold. Waiter was out there. I had been there a month before and it was great. Different this time.

OT
New England
14 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience5

This restaurant is one of my favorite. Unfortunately, it was just an off night for the kitchen. The presentation of the food was not up to their standards

SF
New England
18 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Once again, another wonderful Aquitaine experience. We went to dinner to see one of the wait staff, Rafael, as it was his last shift before moving on to a new venture. We received the usual very warm welcome from Samantha and the bartenders, and were seated. We were seated at one of Jade’s tables, as Rafael was tending to a private event. Jade was outstanding!!! The extra touches she provided to make our meal experience exceptional were appreciated by my wife and I, and she constantly asked if we needed anything. In addition, a special request we had for the kitchen was not an issue for the staff!! Jade’s wine recommendation was also spot on, and we really could not have had a better evening. Aquitaine is our go-to for a lovely brunch, and finally getting the opportunity to get there for dinner will just add to the reasons we go back. The staff is among the most knowledgeable and attentive there is, and it is always a pleasure to walk through the doors!! Thank you for always making us feel so welcomed!!!’

TN
New England
234 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A bit of Paris on Tremont Street. A warm and welcoming reception sets the tone for this bistro filled with elements of the French genre. At lunch, the cocktail and wine lists are well chosen. The menu features a variety of salads and main dishes. The duck confit salad was a standout. Items are well priced and the service is top notch. Bar seating is available.

GG
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience2

Drinks arrived after we finished appetizers. The space was too warm for and needed A/C turned on even if it was Oct 20. Food was excellent with the exception of the salmon with arrived overcooked. Choc mouse was just ok, a bit bland; Tart-a-tin was ok but not the real thing!

BM
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Food was good, but nothing out of the ordinary. Our waiter was great! He was attentive and made sure we took advance of their special for brunch, based on what we were ordering.
I was expecting more from the decor given what I had seen in pictures. When you first walk in the tiling and bar look nice, but that theme did not flow throughout the entire place.

CH
New England
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We truly enjoyed our time at the restaurant the food was superb and the service was fantastic. I would go there again without any hesitation!

PM
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Outstanding food and service . I would have liked more privacy. Noise level too high for my taste.

E
San Francisco
23 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Well ... nothing to write home about in terms of the food. However, the ambiance and service are nice and I can see how you may want to spend an evening there.

P
New England
7 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Aquitaine has a wonderful Parisian atmosphere. Our brunch was excellent. The menu has lots of choices so everyone was happy with their meals. Service was outstanding.

a
Nashville
18 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful ambiance. Great service!

m
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience2

very disappointed have been before it was much better, not at all French cuisine !

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