Aquitaine Bis

4.2
2378 Reviews
$30 and under
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 dinner daily including a popular brunch on Sunday.
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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
What 2378 people are saying
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4.2based on recent ratings
4.3
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4.1
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4.4
ambience
4.0
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85% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
New England
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food2service5ambience5

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.

RW
RobertW
Hawaii
14 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Third visit to Aquitanne Chestnut Hill. Very good service with excellent dinner selections and quality.

EE
ElisabethE
New England
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience3

The music was so loud ! It was hard to think I go for food not to hear music

JL
JonathanL
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

First time visiting, went for an anniversary brunch and was delighted at the taste and quality

KB
vipKasperB
New England
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was very friendly and great food. The portions were small for main coarse

NL
vipNLdiner
New England
19 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience5

I thought the sole dish was undersized and although we enjoyed sitting and drinking out wine, the service was a bit slow. Perhaps they are simply working out the kinks to having a full house after a long period of slow demand.

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vipBostondiner
San Diego
14 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Server was very good and attentive. Food was overall very good although the duck entree was bland and had avocado mousse which is an unusual addition to duckling. The pasta, salads, and crime brûlée were delicious as well as the mussels. We have been there in the past and will return.

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vipJack
New England
64 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service and delicious food and wine. Loved it!

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EricN
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Food and drinks were excellent albeit overpriced. Service was attentive and responsive except for 1 major slipup: there were only 2 of and one of our meal orders either did not get submitted or got lost since it quickly became obvious that only 1 of the meals had been cooked. We had to send the first meal back to the kitchen to be reheated and wait for the second meal to be prepared. Otherwise, we had a lovely time, were not rushed, and ate a very nice, leisurely dinner.

RB
RichardB
New England
25 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter was also the sommelier, and he suggested a wine with our dinner that we wouldn't have picked on our own, and it turned out to go much better with our entree than our original choice. That is certainly something that I value.

FJ
FoodyJudy
New England
8 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful— loved every aspect!

MM
MikkelM
New England
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Evening out with my wife and son, and like always a great service and high quality food, and I love there new menu.

We have been there several times and will be back again, this has turned out to be our favorite restaurant in Newton, and we use it as mush as possible

BF
BostonFoodie
New England
24 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Service was excellent. We bought had the french onion soup -excellent. The bread was superb. I had the evening special which was pan fried cod -VERY salty. My friend had the salmon and she enjoyed that. We had house chardonnay -very good. Desert was good. All in all a nice evening. Food was good but other special. Our waiter was excellent!

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Susannah
New England
5 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great evening: good food, good fine, great conversation!

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local
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Most of the food was pretty bland. Escargots and mussels were fine though. Burrata, vegetables all just without flavor at all. Service borderline.

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brucec
New England
5 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

For quality and prep not what they used to be. Disappointing.

LB
vipLisaB
New England
4 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food was outstanding...
My night for bread and butter and it did not disappoint!!

RB
RichardB
New England
26 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a fine meal with both steak frites and a carafe of wine. The service was great.

SN
vipSNOOKIE
New England
79 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was fabulous; from food to service

JB
JamesB
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience3

After placing an order for Eggs Benedict and the american breakfast - it took 50 minutes for the food to arrive. Food was cold on a heated plate.
Returned food to be re-cooked - arrived 35 minutes later - totally overcooked - poached eggs were similar to a hard boiled egg and lukewarm. Fried eggs ordered over easy - came out but extremely well done - potato side originally cold on first service - came out with only 5 pieces which were only warm. Was told that they were terribly short staffed in kitchen - no excuse. Establishment used to be great - they should think of closing it.

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Kippy
New England
9 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Good omelette, simple but tasty. The restaurant was out of two items on their lunch menu, and it was only 1:00, but I give them a pass since they're just coming back after the pandemic.

SS
vipSusanS
New England
19 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Our sever was excellent. I ordered the salmon cooked rare and it was brought to the table well done. The server was very apologetic and a new dish was brought back promptly to the table done rare. However, my husband ordered the sole and while it tasted good, the portion was so small ....probably about 3 ounces or so.....certainly not enough for an adult male. Unfortunately, we won't be going back because the $'s don't have enough value.

LM
vipLMLM
New England
8 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Truly great burger and French onion soup, mediocre tuna tartare. Took the waited aobout 15 minutes to stop by after we were seated. Host was incredibly rude, she seemed put off by our request to not sit right by the entrance (there were several other tables available) and by our request for physical menus instead of on our phones (she had a large stack of menus behind her).

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bluejay
New England
25 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Aquitaine Bis was perfect for a family birthday party with children and somewhat infirm relatives. The food was tremendous and the champagne was a nice touch. The only downside was the waiter was slow to bring out the birthday celebrant's dessert.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New England
5 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

The service was spotty, booth, which I requested, way too tight. Visited the Dedham site, countless times, w my friends. Always a great experience, delicious food and top notch service. Unfortunately, this experience did not impress.

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vipBurnnurse
New England
28 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to Aquitaine Bis for a birthday celebration and it was as good as expected. It’s the second time we’ve been to Aquitaine since the Covid-19 rules have been relaxed and was my choice for a celebration meal as one of my favorite restaurants.

AW
AnnW
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff were so accommodating when we had two extra guests join at the last minute. Brunch was delicious!

RM
vipRebeccaM
New England
20 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

My husband had the tuna tartare for an appetizer which was excellent. I had the mussels which were over cooked and dried out, not typical for Aquitaine. Our entrees we’re very good, steak frites and the sole. Dessert we had the chocolate mousse which was delicious!

WM
WyattM
New England
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience3

Service was terrible for the fact that there were only three tables taken. Food was disappointing.

LS
vipLSBB
San Francisco
26 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Excellent cocktails , food, and service.
Neighborhood gem!

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vipbocabert
New England
19 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience4

Outside patio is lovely.
I know it is hard to get help but do train them when you get them. Server was pleasant but inattentive, forgot things,etc. obviously she was new and you were short staffed but stil…
We had great food from you through the pandemic. This in person meal was way below par. My veal schnitzel which I order often was fried to a crisp and almost inedible but I did not think I would get another plate of food in a reasonable time.
Wondering whether or when we should return which is too bad.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
New England
8 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience3

2 hour service is outrageous for a party of two. Understand there is lack of personnel but management should limit the tables accordingly. The food was mediocre: mussels weren’t properly debearded, the veal schnitzel was super dry and the breading was much more thick than the veal cut, also it left unpleasant oil aftertaste; my husband ordered his steak to be cooked medium and it came almost well done. Would expect more from such restaurant, won’t be back and won’t recommend to anyone. Wasted money and just left bad taste both food and experience wise.

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vipPamness
San Francisco
29 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Went to Aquaraine for brunch. I hadn't been since the pandemic began. Despite it being full, it was father's day, and being short two servers, the service was good. Our food was great, better than before. I had the avocado tart I need and added smoked salmon. My bother had the Croque Madam and the mussels. Everything was great. Very enjoyable.

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Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall1food4service1ambience4

Worst service I have ever had at a decent restaurant.

MP
MPGRJJ
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ate outside. They've done a nice job of converting a piece of parking lot into a private eating area, so you are not aware of being in a parking lot, except for the ground markings. Hope they keep this, really made dinner even more lovely as we enjoy eating al fresco. Our waiter was fantastic and the entire staff attentive, and this will be one of our reasons for returning. The food was excellent. We've eaten here before, but they never had the outdoor eating. What a lovely surprise, since the restaurant is so close to where we live. Highly recommend. We will definitely be back.

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vipNimraee
New England
29 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server, Jaime, makes every time we go to Aquitaine Bis a special event. Trust his recommendations if you are lucky enough to meet him. You cannot go wrong with the moules and steak frites!

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vipLinda
New England
105 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely outside on their makeshift patio.

We both had the schnitzel. which was very good as were the additional side of creamy potatoes Robichon.
Just a tiny bit of asparagus with the watercress garnish. Would have preferred asparagus and skip the watercress.

Love their warm bread.

Service was very good.

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unhappydiner
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We sat at our table for 25 minutes before anyone brought us water (after walking from our table to the front of the restaurant and the bar three times vainly searching for a restaurant employee and requesting to order). A server never came over to our table. After 25 minutes, still not having been able to order even a drink, we left.

DD
vipDiningDuringCovid
New England
103 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Aquitaine in Chestnut Hill has a wonderful atmosphere. The food is good. Service is outstanding. Drinks are terrific.

DF
vipDaveF
New England
20 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Please give comment boxes for each area. Overall, a delightful evening

FAQs

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 2378 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.