About Aquitaine Dedham at Legacy Place

Aquitaine Bistro Legacy Place Dedham builds on the success of Aquitaine Boston and Chestnut Hill. From the sidewalk the golden glow invites passersby to step inside and be transported to a modern Parisian bistro. As servers move diligently among the guests the bar bustles with laughter and conversation while guests enjoy crafted spirits and wine from an eclectic mix of French and American vintners.
Menu items are traditional in nature while continually elevated to new levels using premier techniques and locally sourced ingredients whenever and wherever possible.
Our kitchen prepares all items to order and may easily prepare for vegetarian, gluten-free and allergen free dishes.
We offer lunch/brunch and dinner, a full bar, 120 bottle wine list, curated specialty cocktail list, and a selection of domestic and imported beers on draft and in the bottle.
Semi-private dining for groups as large as 40 people.
During the warmer months, we offer outdoor seating for 40.

500 Legacy Place
Dedham, MA 02026
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
French

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Saturday 11:30AM-4:00PM
Brunch: Sunday 10:00AM-4PM
Dinner: Sunday-Thursday 4:00PM-10:00PM, Friday & Saturday 4PM-11PM

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(781) 471-5212

Website:
http://www.aquitainededham.com/

Parking Details:
We have a public lot within the shopping area. $6 valet parking located just prior to restaurant front door on right.

Executive Chef:
Jarod Desroches

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Available for LUNCH starting at $15/person and Dinner starting at $25/person (both prices exclude alcoholic beverages, tax and tip). We accommodate both semi-private dining and private dining for groups of 10-75 people. Call 781-471-5212 for more info.

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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.

Aquitaine Dedham at Legacy Place Ratings and Reviews

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4.2

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4.2

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4.2

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3.8

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Moderate

85% would recommend it to a friend

Great for Lunch (16)
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Business Meals (12)
Good for a Date (12)
Great for Brunch (11)
Bar Seating (10)
Good for Birthdays (10)
Fit for Foodies (10)
Neighborhood Gem (10)
Good for Anniversaries (10)
Casual (9)
Creative Cuisine (8)
People Watching (7)
Romantic (7)
Worth the Drive (7)
Comfort Food (6)
Fun (6)
Notable Wine List (6)
Authentic (5)
Cozy (5)
Good for Groups (5)
Great for Outdoor Dining (5)
Quiet Conversation (5)
Happy Hour (4)
Vibrant Bar Scene (4)
Pre/post Theatre (4)
Afternoon Coffee (3)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
Local Ingredients (3)
Disabled Access (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Live Sports (2)
Seasonal (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
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Gluten Free Options (1)
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on December 10, 2017

I am a regular at this Aquitaine, and have been going there almost weekly if not more for over 6 years. The brunch was overall good, except for the pancakes in the bananas foster. Only comment is to cook them more. On both occasions that I ordered this for Sunday brunch, they were undercooked. Why didn't I send them back?--Because, it was busy, and service was slow.

Of course, I'll be back.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch
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 (New England)·Dined on December 10, 2017

It was great. Took friend there and they loved it!!

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·Dined on December 9, 2017

Luncheon with 97 year old mother. Perfect table, attentive staff, great food. Staff anticipated arrival holding doors to ease access, welcomed by hostess and by manager on way to table.
Very pleasant experience!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Afternoon Coffee, Sunday Lunch, Business Meals
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 (New England)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Great food in a very pleasant setting. Service was attentive without being intrusive. I highly recommend dining here.

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 (New England)·Dined on December 8, 2017

We have been to the various Aquitaine locations many times over the years and have always been pleased with the food, service, and atmosphere. In our most recent and perhaps last venture with Aquitaine, lunch service was beyond deplorable. Twenty minutes elapsed after our party was seated before wait staff greeted us. Cocktails took 15 minutes to arrive. Appetizers - which were soup - took over an hour to arrive. Our entrees arrived within 5 minutes of the soup. The food itself appeared as if it had been hastily prepared despite the excessive wait. All our inquiries were met with a response that the food “was on its way.” Management ultimately offered to comp dessert.

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·Dined on December 8, 2017

Wait was 1hr 45 minutes for food with no compensation and food was cold and nothing special .

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Perfect after movie spot with the best waitress around, Rene

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Quick Bite
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 (New England)·Dined on December 2, 2017

The food and service were both excellent. The appetizers came out very fast which was fine for me but it may have not suited others looking for a more relaxed experience. I ordered a glass of red wine which was delivered at "room temperature" and was way too warm for my liking. I prefer my red wine around 60 degrees. As a result, I ordered a rose wine for the second glass because I knew it would be chilled. I would have preferred another red wine but did not want such a warm beverage. For such a nice restaurant, I would recommend they work on their beverage service.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on November 29, 2017

We were underwhelmed. My husbands coq au vin was cold and my trout was dry. The service was inattentive at first but got better as the night went on. We wont be back

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 (New England)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Understaffed and overcooked. It took a very long time to get our meal. The drinks came quickly. The chicken was dry, even with the sauce.

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·Dined on November 18, 2017

The service was excellent. Our server Rachel is the best and we enjoyed our interaction with her. She easily and good-naturedly took care of me and my wife, the couple with 2 little kids near us who dropped crayons and stuff and wandered around, and a group of 6 spoiled teens who came in.
The food was good -- but we felt the portions were skimpy considering the not-so-skimpy prices. My average size piece of cod on a bed of mashed potatoes and a few string beans is pricey at $27.00. And the plain salad was $8 more.
We got this as a gift certificate, but the $100 barely covered 2 meals and one drink. Will only return if someone else is treating or if we get another gift certificate.

Tags: Business Meals
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on November 16, 2017

Aquitaine is a good, reliable restaurant where you won't generally get anything but a good, solid meal. I had the Cod with what appeared and tasted like a lentil/minced winter vegetable base and it was quite delicious. Was it $27 delicious? Not really. So it's a bit over-priced. But it was still a good place for family celebrations.

Tags: Good for Birthdays
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 (New England)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Our server was excellent, the food delicious.
Will return

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on November 10, 2017

This was my first visit to this restaurant, which is an ideal lunch spot at Legacy Place in Dedham. I definitely will go again. I had the croque monsier sandwich, which was very tasty, though a tad over-grilled. My friend had the soup (minestrone) and sandwich (chicken salad) combo, which she liked. The young man who served us was friendly and efficient.

Tags: Casual, Business Meals, Bar Seating, Great for Lunch
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 (New England)·Dined on November 5, 2017

The server was very nice and working hard to accomodate. Pretty restaurant to sit in. However the food took at least an hour to come out as the kitchen must have been overwhelmed for some reason. When it did come out it was excellent, however.

Tags: Cozy
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 (New England)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Good food and good service. The special octopus appetizer was delicious. Their beet salad, burger, and bolognese is always good. Wish they had an authentic charcuterie plate.

Tags: Authentic
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 (New England)·Dined on October 31, 2017

They always do a nice job at Aquitaine. Been there many times and it’s always good.

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 (New England)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Great service! Great food. Oysters, mains and dessert were perfect.

Tags: Bar Seating, Vibrant Bar Scene, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (New England)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Brunch is GREAT. Service (at the bar) is exceptional! Abra (I think!!) is super attentive and a great bartender! Not pleased with the dining room service but what can you do.

Tags: Great for Brunch
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·Dined on October 22, 2017

Really enjoyed Sunday Brunch menu and the friendly staff. I will likely visit again but during off hours as the acoustics make it difficult to hear your friends when the restaurant is full.

Tags: Sunday Lunch
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Veal schnitzel entree was great as was the service,unfortunately bourbon manhattan was over shaken and completely watered down :( should have been stirred, not shaken
Ceasar salad was very bland & lacked any flavor ( fresh garlic & Parm reggiano would have helped)
then post meal Cappuccino was served only warm, not hot.

Tags: Bar Seating, Seasonal, People Watching, Live Sports, Good for a Date, Gluten Free Options, Casual
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on October 21, 2017

The food was good and service was excellent. It’s a lovely restaurant. My complaint is that it is way too noisy for conversation. We didn’t stay for dessert because it was just too noisy. I’d have to rule it out for a date or any occasion when you want quiet conversation with your companions.

Tags: Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Happy Hour, Bar Seating
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·Dined on October 17, 2017

Great menu, food, service and attention to detail. Would recommend for all meals and occasions.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Business Meals, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (London)·Dined on October 16, 2017

My advice to the owners and shareholders of this restaurant group is to use better judgement and make better choices when hiring your Legacy Place staff, particularly your "managers" and hostesses. It also behooves you to provide better training and to check in regularly and monitor how your restaurant is being run. It is obvious that your "management" staff really can't be bothered and obviously should not be in the service industry when they are rude, curt, hostile and unprofessional. (No offense to some of the courteous waiters and waitresses we have had in the past before yesterday - this doesn't apply to them). In this case, the management victory dance we witnessed yesterday is warranted because they got their wish - we will not return and we will stick to Legal C Bar for our regular and frequent meals out.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Overall very nice....As usual. They did have an issue with both restrooms being out of order. You were able to use the one at Legal Seafood's, which was nice. I started with the Onion soup. It's always very good. Brasserie Jo has the best onion soup in the Boston area, however. Richard had the warm Beet Salad with creamy Goat cheese. Absolutely outstanding. For mains I had the Beef au poive. It came with Gruyere Scalloped potatoes. We ordered a Succotash side which was excellent. Richard had the "schnitzel" which he always has. He thought it was a little bland this time around, but not too bad. For dessert I had the Pain Perdu, which is one of my favs. Kind of like an adult French toast. Richard did the Profiteroles, which were very good. Overall a nice meal. We do find that the Aquitaine in Brookline to consistently be a little better overall. Sometime we'll have to do the flagship rest. in the South end of Boston.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch
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 (New England)·Dined on October 14, 2017

The waitress was great, very helpful and attuned to our needs. We needed to modify the menu for a vegetarian and we were able to get a great meal.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Live Sports
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·Dined on October 14, 2017

Always great food and service. One of my favorite restaurants.

Tags: People Watching, Happy Hour, Bar Seating, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on October 14, 2017

I have been to Aquitaine many times and I was underwhelmed this time. The presentation of the burger and fries was unimpressive. The chocolate pudding cake was over-baked. It was kind of a bummer because the burger was one of my favorites in the area and now I don’t feel that way. The service was good and everyone friendly.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on October 14, 2017

I usually dine the South End location but we were meeting friends from Metro West so we decided on Dedham. It did not disappoint. We had a slight concern when we arrived...One person in our party is a bit hard of hearing in loud places. Aquitaine Dedham is a bustling place on a Friday night and therefore the noise level can get fairly high. Not unexpected...it's a good restaurant and they get busy. The manager on duty that night was lovely and she took great care to see that we were seated in a table where some of the background noise was lessened. Food is consistently good and well executed. Escargot is my fave appetizer. Great oysters and tuna tartare. Friday night Duck special was wonderful. Our server was great too. She knew the menu well, made great recommendations, was smart and witty, and made for an overall enjoyable experience.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Authentic
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 (New England)·Dined on October 11, 2017

This is the first time I have been to Aquitaine Dedham where the service was poor, and we had to return our entrees because they were cold. Our server didn't even check in on us after our food was served the first time. I will think twice before going back to this Aquitaine location.

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·Dined on October 6, 2017

Brought a piece of cake with candle.... done quietly

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·Dined on October 3, 2017

Everything was perfect! We were celebrating an anniversary and we treated very well. The food was wonderful. The wait staff were very knowledgeable.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot, Comfort Food, Happy Hour, Scenic View, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Special Occasion
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 (Charleston)·Dined on October 3, 2017

Beef bourginonne was excellent. Very nice restaurant.

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 (New England)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Great option for date night with the wife. Food was great and the environment was energetic.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fun, Hot Spot
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 (New England)·Dined on September 22, 2017

Excellent meal--especially loved our beer battered cheese curds and warm beet salad. Best chocolate mousse I have had in years! Very good service by our waitress.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on September 17, 2017

Waitress was a little busy...she was running around
Trying to get every thing that they needed.. maybe more help would have helped her...
We were at the restaurant for almost 2 hours for brunch.. food did arrive hot!

Tags: Casual
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 (New England)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Great food. The service is much better than it used to be several years ago. Much more friendly. The only complaint that I had was that the bread for the table was given to us in a brown bag. We had beet salad and 3 oysters our entrees were the tenderloin with au gratin potatoes. All very delicious.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on September 10, 2017

Food was very good; service was slow and spotty. For a family birthday outing it was very noisy on a Sunday on noon.

Tags: Special Occasion, Fun
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 (New England)·Dined on September 6, 2017

I was at Aquitaine to have lunch and catch-up with a friend. The restaurant wasn't busy and the waitress gave us plenty of time to chat, choose our menu, serve the food and present the bill. At no time did we feel pressure to leave. As always, when at Aquitaine I had the french onion soup, always a hit as well as the small baguette they bring. I had the chicken salad sandwich, which was good, but the choice of bread was not as good as I expected - toasted and burnt on the edges. My friend enjoyed her sandwich and found it tasty and so large that she took half home. The chips that came with both our sandwiches we enjoyed and thought very good.

I would recommend Aquitaine even if you just wanted to stop by for the onion soup and a glass of wine.

Tags: Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Business Meals, Disabled Access, Good for Groups, Comfort Food, Casual, Authentic, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on September 2, 2017

Food was average. My beef Bourguignon was definitely too dry. The portion was generous though. Our waitress kept disappearing randomly. She was gone for over half of our meal.
There was another (very kind and courteous) waitress who helped us, kept covering our table even though it wasn't hers.

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