We serve dinner daily including a popular brunch on Sunday.
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- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Staff temperature check required
- Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
Artisan Greens, Soft Ripened Goat Cheese, Hazelnuts & Crane Crest French Dressing
Citrus beurre monte, lemon supremes, snap peas, pomme de terre puree & parsley
French Onion Soup
Bone broth, aged sherry, croutons, emmenthaler & gruyere
we loved the place in Dedham and when it closed, we went to the Chestnut Hill one. The first time was underwhelming, but we discounted that visit because it was just after Covid, This time it was worst. This had to be some of the worse food we have ever eaten out. The steak seemed to have been par cooked in water so it could be served quickly. The fries weren't even cooked. The duck had a B.O. odor to it and the pea puree had absolutely no flavor. Everything was severely under seasoned including lack of salt. Will not be going back.
Loved being at Aquitaine in Chestnut Hill. Food and Service both outstanding. Had the pate and their version of viener schnitzel. Just wonderful, eager to return.
Great, as always!
Seriously understaffed. Waiter was lovely, gracious and patient but had 15 tables to serve.
Service and ambiance could not have been better. However, 2 of us ordered the Strip Steak which was entirely flavorless, and the pomme frite were more like pomme soaked-in-oil. Chocolate Mousse dessert also bland. Good Coffee, and the Pork Tenderloin special was very good. All in all a mixed bag. Oh…pet peeve. They cleared the table entirely, except for the 1 person who was still eating. I think that is really rude.
We ate outdoors in a space taken over from the parking lot but done nicely.
Outdoors is a very pleasant dining venue in the evening. Our waiter was excellent given the limited staffing available.
Great Food. Great Ambience. The menu is diverse enough that anyone can find something that they like. Brunch is amazing at Aquitaine!!!
Great food and great wine selection. Wait staff are friendly and knowledgeable
Overall a great experience. The seasonal heirloom tomato/watermelon/burrata salad was excellent as was the escargots. The moules frites was excellent as well with a nice fennel or tarragon flavor-wasn't sure--but the flavor and fragrance were superb. I recommend skipping the sole meuliere--the portion was tiny and I've had much better renditions. The staff was charming and attentive and the ambience very authentic.
The outside is very nice and if the weather is lovely its a first choice virus or not
The service was excellent!
Clearly understaffed (only 1 chef). There were 2 wait staff. The waiter was very good and responsive to his customers loudly explaining (so that we could hear) that things were not going well in the kitchen. Our waitress did not check up on us to keep us informed as to when our food would be served. We waited over an hour to get our food. The pork was served cold. The branzino was very good and the duck was mostly tough. All around us people were vocally unhappy with the service. We saw one family leave before their food was served. As we were in the patio, I don't know what was happening indoors. They should not have accepted reservations knowing that they could not accommodate customers appropriately. Very disappointing!
Server was great. Specifically did not order apps because of time constraints, server said he’d rush order. 45 minutes later still no food. When it finally came 2 of 3 dishes were cold, 1 of those extremely overcooked, 1 extremely undercooked.
Multiple tables sent food bad. Wrote the restaurant to discuss and weeks without a response. Very poor experience for a $200 dinner.
Waiter was terrific keeping us informed & managing expectations. Returning to new normalcy is a challenge. Clearly Aquitaine is working hard to regain their mojo which is a challenge considering all go the moving parts. Dinner was good although not up to the usual Aquitaine experience. Clearly, they were trying as best they could.
There are interesting menu choices and the food is excellent at Aquitaine. The service was excellent also. Our waiter explained that they were short staffed but you would never have known from the quality of the service.
Lovely outdoor patio provided safe, comfortable dining. Food and drink selections were varied and our choices were quite good. Service was both gracious and professional. Definitely worth a return visit.
First return to Aquitaine Bis in a while - has lost the spark.
Always a pleasure they have done an excellent job with the outdoor patio
I booked my seat at 7:15, I had my food until 9pm, there was not so many people in the restaurant . The waitress said she ordered our food, but kitchen forgot the food.
it was our wedding anniversary dinner, for 90 mins we only had bread and butter. No-one asked the food , finally my 6 years old daughter was ready to sleep with hungry, they began to service the food. It was horrible experience I ever had in this restaurant. I hope someone will take serious about this .
I’m loathe to complain because the wonderful servers were doing the absolute best they could under horrible circumstances The food was sadly inedible and the kitchen was so backed up it was ridiculous.
Excellent food. Outdoors dining.
We have eaten many time at Aquitaine and have had an exception dining experience. Not this past week. We arrived at 7:45 on Saturday and were promptly seated. Drink order and food order were short coming. After the drinks and appetizers were served we did not see the waiter for at least 45 minutes. I had to ask the front desk person to send us our waiter to find out the status of our meals. From the time we arrived to receiving the main dinner was almost a hour and a half. My food was cold as were 2 other main dishes in our party. Additionally it was not a busy evening for the staff. Very disappointed with this experience..
Sad to see a once very good restaurant go so far downhill. Our endive salads contained brown greens and the endive leaves were limp and past their peak. Steak frites ordered medium rare arrived well done ... and tough to boot. Strawberry sorbet tasted like it contained a chemical substance. We know that COVID has taken its toll on restaurants, but this was far beyond acceptability.
Aquitaine Bistro is a good neighborhood spot in Chestnut Hill. During the pandemic, they have been short staffed. The service is slow but friendly. The food remains top notch. The bread is fresh and warm.
Awesome xxxxxxxx oooooooo
Menu and culinary execution were perfect. Super inside or outside dining. Inside has been retrofitted for good spacing and glass patroons between tables. Service staff was excellent- attentive but not hovering and very knowledgable about the menu. A very pleasant dining experience. Better than I remember!
We waited forever for service, the chicken was raw and the food cold. The experiecne was 100% terrible
Food always top notch.
Nearly everything during Sunday brunch at Aquitaine Bis is perfect; the cuisine and its preparation and presentation, the attentive service, the general "look and feel" of the restaurant, and the wine list. The only detractor is the music. They used to play French Café-style and classic jazz at background music levels, but this time it was '80s and '90s American Pop Rock at an annoying sound volume, which detracted greatly from the French Café ambience. Also, until recently, the café was open for lunch during the week. We hope that management will resume this when the hospitality industry staffing situation improves.
Lovely setting and professional waitress, Stephanie. Unfortunately, the duck was inedible and the fish was burnt. Won't be back.
Three of us had dinner on the patio last evening which was a wonderful setting. Your patio is such a good idea. The grass turf also added to the setting very nicely. Host was pleasant and our Server was very good. Wine was good too!
I had the sole dinner which was very good. However, two friends joining me each had the duck but found the duck a bit tough/over-cooked; just fair.
Excellent cuisine and service. Fourth visit always first class.
Superb as always!
Pretends to be French, but is really not; the only exception to that would be the loooong service, typical of restaurants in France.
Food less than average:
$12 for a few greens (not even fresh!)and a small piece of goat cheese!
I ordered the sole meuniere, and what I got was a small piece of overcooked fish on a bed of mashed potatoes; to the chef there: SOLE MEUNIERE is the whole fish that has been cooked in a pan with lots of butter and served in a plate whole, covered with melted butter.
I end up paying over $200 for a meal for two that would have cost 50 euros in France given the dishes we had and the average food we were served, not to mention overpriced wine.
We live in Chestnut Hill, were anxiously awaiting the re-opening after the total renovation; It was worth waiting for........it's chic, elegant and just a wonderful environment to dine in!
The schnitzel was overcooked -dry and tasteless. Leather like in texture.
In the past it was served with mashed potatoes. Mashed potatoes would have helped out the dry, chewy meat.
The salad was insubstantial.
The meal did not measure up to former meals. we probably will not return for dinner.
The server was pleasant and attentive.
Not too loud until bad popular music started.
Should have been French to match ambiance.
The French onion soup was delicious-as was the bread.
Third visit to Aquitanne Chestnut Hill. Very good service with excellent dinner selections and quality.
The music was so loud ! It was hard to think I go for food not to hear music
Aquitaine Bis does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Aquitaine Bis also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (617) 734-8400.
Aquitaine Bis is rated 4.2 stars by 2394 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.