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Aquitaine Bis

4.1
1587 reviews
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$30 and under
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French
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We are closed through late fall 2017 for renovations.

Aquitaine Bis brings Paris and one of Boston's favorite Bistros to the suburbs. Executive Chef Seth Woods' seasonal menu feature 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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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
French
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Hours of operation
Saturday Brunch: closed for renovations
Sunday Brunch: closed for renovations
Lunch: closed for renovations
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Phone number
(617) 734-8400
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Seth Woods
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
at Route 9
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Parking details
Pull in to the lot in front or back, self park and walk right in!
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Special events & promotions
Available for LUNCH starting at $20/person and Dinner starting at $30/person (both prices exclude alcoholic beverages,tax and tip). We can accommodate both semi-private dining and private dining for groups of 10-100 people. Call 617-734-8400 for info.
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Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Our award-winning chef and knowledgeable staff will create your perfect event. Signature menu items as well as seasonal favorites will be complimented by uncompromising attention to detail.

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What 1587 People Are Saying
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4.1  based on all time ratings
4.1
food
4.0
service
3.9
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3.9
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OpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  Dined on June 29, 2017

My boyfriend and I went to dinner here after a meeting in the city and it was perfect. The menu was great and we both loved our dishes. He got the salmon and I got the veal- we were both super impressed! If we weren't full we would certainly have tried something from the great looking dessert menu. A great night with great service!

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vipeggy (New England)
5.0  Dined on June 27, 2017

Always good food

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
2.0  Dined on June 25, 2017

Mediocre overall, especially the quality of the food

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vipOpenTable Diner (New England)
3.0  Dined on June 23, 2017

The food was subpar for a French restaurant with intended ambiance and menu prices like the Aquitaine chain. I've had much better experiences at their Boston locations. Perhaps the menu descriptions were deceiving but i ordered roasted chicken with broccoli rabe and my date ordered sole and both dishes were served with the overcooked meat atop a mountain of mashed potatoes and wilted vegetables. I would expect this at a mom and pop diner. The wine and cheeseboard were good and friendly service for the most part.

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vipPamness (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on June 22, 2017

Good food, good service, good atmosphere, nice evening.

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FHBB (New England)
5.0  Dined on June 18, 2017

This restaurant has a nice and cozy atmosphere with a delicious menu. It is a great place for lunch and brunch. Service is also great.

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vipOpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  Dined on June 18, 2017

Excellent all around experience!

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vipLouise (New England)
5.0  Dined on June 17, 2017

We go after the movies from west newton. But you must have a reservation.

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vipOpenTable Diner (New England)
3.0  Dined on June 10, 2017

Place was empty. Service was great. Food fair. How can you ruin an omelet,home potatoes?

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vipgitano (New England)
4.0  Dined on May 26, 2017

Fairly extensive menu. Very good food at reasonable prices, excellent wine pours and very good service. Been a customer for several years and never disappointed.
The mussels appetizer is a must. The steak with fries is excellent.

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OpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  Dined on May 25, 2017

It was rly nice for a late date night!

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vipOpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  Dined on May 25, 2017

Loved comic back go Aquitaine food was fantastic, loved the octopus the rose by the glass that was sparkling, the bread pudding with cranberry was amazing as the salad was too.

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vipOpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  Dined on May 24, 2017

Amazing place awesome good great cuisine thank you everyone will be back!

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vipKenn (New England)
4.0  Dined on May 20, 2017

Always a pleasant and reasonable meal here. We sat at the bar on this occasion. Service has been better. Food was fine!

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vipNana (New England)
5.0  Dined on May 19, 2017

Consistently predictably wonderful! I get the same thing every time (filet of sole) and it is always exceptionally well prepared; the service always attentive.

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vipdyckl (Miami)
5.0  Dined on May 16, 2017

We had a lovely meal, and there ambiance was great. It was like being in France!!

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vipKerryS (New England)
5.0  Dined on May 15, 2017

Great food,terrific wine list-a cozy French Bistro.

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vipOpenTable Diner (New England)
3.0  Dined on May 14, 2017

The service is terrible, servers don't check up regularly. The food is not bad, it's average.

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vipOpenTable Diner (New England)
3.0  Dined on May 11, 2017

My sandwich tasted mostly of mustard instead of duck.

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OpenTable Diner (New England)
4.0  Dined on May 10, 2017

We really enjoyed our dinner..a local gem. I would definetly be back soon.

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vipEdwardo (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on May 6, 2017

Not hip or tendy, just very good reliable cuisine that is low-key but quietly sophisticated. Good place for grownups. And it's not loud!

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JAja (New England)
5.0  Dined on April 28, 2017

The food is extraordinary...always! The service is extremely professional. What is not to love about this fine restaurant.

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vipLaura (New England)
5.0  Dined on April 19, 2017

Perfect lunch place to catch up with friends. Many options for lunch from traditional bistro food to salads.

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vipjsand (New England)
4.0  Dined on April 18, 2017

I met 2 different friends here for lunch in one week and the food was well prepared and the quiet of the restaurant allowed for 2 good long lunches filled with conversation. I wound up having the same server both times and although she was initially helpful, I found her rather distant and disinterested. We ordered coffee after lunch and it took a good 10-15 minutes for her to bring them with no apology. For the first lunch I had a half chicken salad sandwich and onion soup, both good, not great, and a Cobb salad the second lunch which was fresh and flavorful.
I will definitely be back, but hope to have a different server!

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HungryHeart (New England)
1.0  Dined on April 16, 2017

This was a repeat visit, for brunch, within a couple of weeks of a lunch visit. On the previous visit, I found the food pretty good but there had been a lack of attention to detail in the form of a missing ingredient. I'd hoped this time there might be an improvement; however, the opposite was the case. Omelette was bland; filling of onions and peppers was tasteless as well. No seasoning on (tiny) portion of potatoes either. Toast was on cusp of being burnt; no jelly or jam was brought. Worst of all was the stale frosted cinnamon bun.

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vipshelahd (New England)
2.0  Dined on April 10, 2017

SLIGHTLY DISAPPOINTING . DUCK WAS TOUGH AND DID NOT HAVE ANY FLAVOR. FISH PORTIONS WERE SMALL AND NOT FILLING. SCALLOPS WERE GOOD. WOULD HESITATE TO GO BACK.

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vipZelda (New England)
3.0  Dined on April 9, 2017

Disappointed. Had been looking forward to a luscious brunch. Just so so.

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vipLuvgoodfood (New England)
4.0  Dined on April 9, 2017

I've been coming to Aquitane for years and it never disappoints. The food is always delicious, fresh and tasty, with creative combinations.

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vipDinnerlover (New England)
5.0  Dined on April 7, 2017

The food is always good and the atmosphere is upbeat and the service is great.
Can't wait to return.

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HungryHeart (New England)
2.0  Dined on April 3, 2017

Nice and quiet at lunchtime. Clean restroom a plus. Very good fries. Croque Monsieur would have gotten an additional star except the whole-grain mustard was either left off of the bread entirely or was so scant as to be undetectable.

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