Aquitaine Bis

4.4
1897 reviews
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$30 and under
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French
Aquitaine Bis brings Paris and one of Boston's favorite Bistros to the suburbs. Executive Chef Seth Woods' seasonal menu features all the favorites and traditions of Aquitaine - Bar à Vin Bistrot in the South End along with new items created specifically for the Newton location.
We serve lunch and dinner daily including a popular brunch on both Saturday and Sunday.
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Sun 5:30PM - 6:00PM 9:00PM - 11:00PM
Mon - Thu 5:30PM - 6:00PM 8:00PM - 10:00PM
Fri - Sat 9:00PM - 11:00PM

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89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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C
New England
12 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

The duck was superb!!!! It was tender and in a special sauce.

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JG
New England
7 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love it much we took guests there two days in a row.

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L
New England
13 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 4ambience 5

We love the place, the staff is really friendly, the food is good and despite that, I give a 2 stars.
When we go to a restaurant, for brunch or diner (and even for lunch sometimes), I think we like to HAVE THE TIME enjoying a good meal with family or friends, and unfortunately in both times we went in this place (family brunch this time, lunch the first time), we weren’t able to feel that we had time... Sunday brunch for 4, 33 min overall for welcoming, order, service and check: we mostly had the feeling next clients were already there, waiting for our table, and it’s really not pleasant...

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DK
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was one if the best restaurants I have eaten at in many years. We had a wonderful waitress who had been there 15 years and was wonderfully attentive and knowledgeable! It was graduation weekend and the staff worked exceptionally hard to take care of everyone! Will definitely go there again when I’m back in Chestnut Hill, MA!

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JF
New England
2 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 2food 5service 1ambience 3

Two weeks ago, we made reservations for 7:30 on Saturday night. When we got there, we were told by the concierge that we could not be seated for at least half an hour because even the people with 7:15 reservations had not yet been seated. We eventually ate at the bar, and the bartender was very nice. But we are seriously disappointed at our reservation getting all messed up. We have just moved to this area and until this weekend, Aquitaine was our favorite new restaurant. Please do something to honor this major mistake on your part. Thank you, judy foreman

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JV
New England
6 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 2ambience 2

The saltiest escargots I’ve ever been served. A 45 minute wait for my main course and feeble excuses for the delay. Stay away.

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S
New England
6 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Food very good but VERY noisy; seems noisier since the remodel. One comment: the profiteroles were up to par but very stingy with the chocolate sauce! Almost undetectable! Sole meunière extraordinary!!

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EH
New England
9 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The menu is great and the food (mussels, salmon, scallops, and sole) was terrific. The only difficulty was the delay in serving the main course. I think we were just unlucky. We had 90 min to get in and out before leaving to attend a show. Unfortunately, we didn’t have time for coffee and dessert. The food was fantastic and all 4 of us enjoyed every bite. We’ll return!

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New England
5 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The reopened Aquitaine in Chestnut Hill is improved in two ways: rearranged layout and glass panels reduce the noise; and the menu is a bit more varied and interesting. Food was excellent, although the choices for desserts were limited and portions small.

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OT
New England
3 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Thanks - great service

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s
New England
41 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

The restaurant is a welcome quiet reprieve from noisy venues. The service is attentive and the food is fair to very good. My luncheon cobb salad was a nice presentation but bland. Cocktails are abundant.

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SB
New England
5 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

This is a dependably good restaurant. There are many nice choices-some old favorites and some new.

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D
New England
15 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Came here for a birthday dinner for a friend. The duck entree was delicious! Pate entree was great: wish there was just a little more accompaniments ie jam or honey. Just a little concerned about the floors that seemed really slippery on a rainy day.

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D
New England
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 3

Mother’s Day Brunch.

Coffee sloppily poured leaving stains on mug and tabletop.

Food intended to be hot was NOT. Not sure quiche was even at room temperature. Omelet was rubbery as though it had been sitting for a while—and it was not warm. Cheese had started to congeal.

Server offered to bring replacements. We didn’t want to run risk. Disappointed that some accommodation wasn’t made on check.

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OT
New England
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Mother’s Day Brunch. It took us less then a half an hour to order and eat.

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BD
New England
4 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always an excellent experience at Aquitaine!

Our server was just attentive enough, at his recommendation we tried the ham and cheese quiche - which we hope they add to the regular menu.

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MM
New England
10 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Updated space is nice.
Broad menu to choose from.
Service and food was slow.
Food was very good.

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S
New England
38 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a wonderful lunch this afternoon. Bravo! The brunch was lovely, the room was bright and airy.

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BR
New England
12 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We had a lovely meal. Great duck perfectly cooked! Loved the cocktails too.

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j
New England
5 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Bday. Service was slow. Food mediocre. I wouldn’t go back

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OT
New England
12 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic meal, and great night celebrating with friends

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OT
New England
12 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding! Went for dinner with the girls- what a treat. Will be back soon for my usual!

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New England
107 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food and fun atmosphere. Staff are friendly and accommodating - so we make this a "regular" dining stop.

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DT
Czech Republic
4 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Bartender Eric is a great guy. He could use a bit of help. Very conversationable. Remember us from almost 9 months ago. Food was great the potato soup and filet ay poivre were top notch. The pasta was fresh and delicious

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DB
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 1

Techno rock muzak completely spoiled the ambience. Food and service were great, but we will not be back unless the soundtrack is changed to something quiet, e.g. soft jazz, classical, even Edith Piaf.

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New England
12 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great evening out with my sister, Diane. I had the schnitzel and she had the scallops because her husband hates the smell of seafood when she cooks at home. Everything tasted fabulous... love the little bread bites! Will return soon, with or without Diane!

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SK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 22, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

This was our first time visiting since the remodel and we loved the updated feel. The food is as good as always and this will remain one of our favorite go to spots. The beef bourgigon was amazing and the steak frites and the salmon are always excellent. The super hot french bread is something we look forward to and enjoy.

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M
New England
11 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The menu varies from simple to fancier, so it will suit many palates. Service was excellent as were our dinners.

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JA
New England
14 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 1

Our recent brunch was disappointing, as this restaurant had been a true gem. Food and service so so and the loud music made it impossible to talk to each other. Staff refused to turn it down when we complained. We won’t be back to what was once a favorite restaurant.

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D
New England
145 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It's nice to have a beautiful french bistro in Chestnut Hill. The food, service and ambiance were great.

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B
New England
12 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best Restaurent in all of Newton. Easy winner. Brunch very special. Great music all 60s stuff. We love this place.

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SG
New England
5 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

The service was great, food was a bit salty but the waiter took care of it with no problem. Place looks very nice

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CD
New England
14 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

A most enjoyable experience. The new design is lovely and the food and service were wonderful.

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OT
New England
12 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great time - as always

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A
New England
10 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The food & ambiance were great.
Lovely decor since they redid it.

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OT
New England
177 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The food at Aqutaine Chestnut.Hill is consistently delicious! The menu offers a variety and the cocktails are excellent.

Great place for brunch or dinner. The servers are attentive, friendly and efficient. Always very helpful. They know the menu.

The bistro atmosphere is pleasant for dining and it has an upbeat atmosphere. Nice bar!

Aquitaine is a must!

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TA
New England
3 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 2

The noise was not energetic, as the rating system suggested, it was unbearable. We were meeting with friends for dinner and could not have conversation at all because the music was so loud. Several times my friend asked to lower the sound with no success. We will not be back to this restaurant because of the noise level. Who said that having a loud music is good for the customers? It is definitive bad for your business.

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BT
New England
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Went for my bff's birthday lunch. It was good but I prefer the dinner menu. Service was excellent!

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OT
New England
44 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Everything done right for civilized dining

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New England
12 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love it here, always nice to see friendly faces. Ribeye special was out of this world as was our waiter. Definitely recommend, will be back soon.

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