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.

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.

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

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Join us for your Valentine's Day celebration! We are serving our regular seasonal menu as well as specials from the chef prepared with this evening in mind.

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Private Dining

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

84% would recommend it to a friend

Great for Lunch (16)
Good for a Date (15)
Great for Brunch (14)
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Bar Seating (14)
Sunday Lunch (13)
Special Occasion (13)
Good for Anniversaries (11)
Good for Birthdays (11)
Business Meals (11)
Fit for Foodies (10)
Creative Cuisine (10)
Neighborhood Gem (9)
Cozy (8)
Romantic (8)
Casual (7)
Pre/post Theatre (7)
Quiet Conversation (6)
Worth the Drive (6)
Authentic (5)
Comfort Food (5)
Fun (5)
Good for Groups (5)
Notable Wine List (5)
Afternoon Coffee (4)
Happy Hour (4)
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People Watching (4)
Vibrant Bar Scene (4)
Handcrafted Cocktails (4)
Seasonal (3)
Hot Spot (2)
Live Sports (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 2 days ago

Food was tasty, service was excellent and the ambiance was great. We went to celebrate a wedding anniversary and the hostess, Aoflee, was superb. Checked in on us several times to see if we had any allergies they should be aware of and to see how we were enjoying our meal. She even brought over a complementary shrimp bruschetta appetizer for the table for the anniversary celebration. Our server, Cornelia, was delightful and very knowledgeable about the menu. Any questions we had she followed up about diligently with the chef and made any adjustments necessary to meet dietary restrictions. She was also very warm and friendly. The staff as a whole seemed to work very smoothly and pleasantly together. We finished just about every last morsel of our food. The cod dish and the miso salmon were especially delicious. Highly recommended, especially if you have a special occasion. Aquitaine will take good care of you!

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 (New England)·Dined 7 days ago

Annual friends reunion.

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·Dined on January 11, 2018

Wonderful!! All four food selections were delicious, along with the wine selection and cocktails.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (New England)·Dined on January 3, 2018

We went back because they have the best Escargots and the food is delicious. We ordered different sandwiches and shared. Also, love the homemade potatoe chips. It is a bit pricey for lunch, though worth it every once in awhile.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 2, 2018

They were out of the food and cocktails we wanted. Service was awful.

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·Dined on January 2, 2018

I’ve been going here for years. However, on this night. The waitress informed us that they were “out of a lot of the items on the menu” 2 out of the 3 entrees were not available. 1 appetizer and one dessert also not available. Not sure why they would open for business if they did not have enough food.

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 (New England)·Dined on January 1, 2018

As usual the food was very good. We started with Caesar Salad, Calamari, Pear Stilton tart. All were excellent. The Tart was outstanding. The Calamari was excellent, though for the price the portion could certainly be larger. It's quite a bit larger at Legal seafood around the corner(though not quite as good). For our mains I had the Sole, which was excellent. Again the portion for the price could be a little larger. Richard had the Coco vin, which was excellent & a good sized portion. Desserts were The Pain Perdu & Apple Tart tatin. Both were excellent. The Pain Perdu is one of my favorites. Our waiter, Alex was fine. We saw Renee', who's outstanding. the last time we were there, the restrooms were out of order & you were understaffed. Renee' really kept that place together. She's a true asset & I hope you guys take care of her accordingly!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Great for Brunch, Romantic, Good for a Date
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Great restaurant with excellent food and service

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 (New England)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Restaurant opens at 11:30am, got seated as soon as we arrive at 11:45am (our reservation time).

Appetizers:
Ordered appetizers (escargot and mussels) and was told that they were out of escargot - disappointing! Ended up getting just the mussels, which were delicious and come out right away.

Main entrees:
Ordered 3 sandwiches and an omelette. It took a while for our food to come out and didn’t know why. When the food finally came out, the bread on duck sandwich was very greasy, burger was okay and the omelette was nothing special. Though, I did like the avocado toast.

Desserts:
Ordered hot chocolate cake, apple tart and creme brûlée and was told that they ran out of the creme brûlée -another disappointment!

We left Aquitaine unsatisfied and decided to go to check out Cafe Nero for hot cider, hot chocolate and espresso!

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 (New England)·Dined on January 1, 2018

All dishes ordered were a disappointment. Simply nothing tasty. The steak I got accompanied French fries which was so old that they were burnt and uneatable. The Pasta dish resembled something out of a kids menu.
Not sure if I will go there again

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Our waiter was very professional and we appreciated that, because our table was never set properly. We had to take items from a neighboring table, like bread plates for example.
The only real complaint was the grilled octopus for $14.95 which was consisted mostly of fingerling potatoes rather than octopus. This is an exorbitant price for potatoes... I would never order this appetizer again.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (New England)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Great spot, especially before or after the movie theater.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre
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 (New England)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Aquataine never disappoints. My husband and I went for an early dinner on New Years Eve.
We had a 6 o'clock rez, arrived at 5:30 and asked if it was ok to eat at the bar instead of our table. "of course, whatever you like" was the response. Off to a great start. We ordered the specials--Lobster risotto and beef tenderloin. Both were perfect, so delicious. bartender Alex was very personable and attentive. We will be back soon.

Tags: Special Occasion, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Tasting Menu
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 (New England)·Dined on December 31, 2017

One of the best restaurants at Legacy Place - hands down, Aquitaine does a stellar job at delivering on the French bistro ambiance - along with classy touches like real tablecloths & napkins - great outdoor seating in the summer - and an impressive bar. We had scallops and pork - both beautifully prepared. Service is always top-notch - with team willing to go the extra mile with extra TLC, as they surprised us with this visit for my wife's birthday. Vraiment tres bien - merci!

Tags: Good for a Date, Great for Brunch
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Our overall experience is always very good at Aquitaine. Our server was very gracious and knowledgeable.
We had a variety of dishes from trout to lamb and they were all delicious. The beans served with the lamb were not as warm as I would have liked, but did not compromise the dish. The gremolata was a good addition to the dish. Everyone else had very positive feedback about their meals

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 (New England)·Dined on December 30, 2017

It was very loud/noisy. Our waitress was very curt and impatient. My salad needed to be remade, and I got really sick from the scallops. That about sums it up. You be the judge.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Aquitaine is one of our favorite places to have dinner after a movie. The food is very good and the service is always good.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre
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 (New England)·Dined on December 28, 2017

We were at Aquitaine to celebrate the 20th wedding anniversary of one of our daughters. The welcome was gracious, accompanied by an amuse bouche. Every part of the meal, from drinks to start through dessert was well timed. The cost was well within that expected in a very nice restaurant. We will definitely return.

Tags: Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Seasonal, Afternoon Tea, Authentic
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 (New England)·Dined on December 27, 2017

I'm sad to report that the restaurant was not crowded yet we had to wait 40 minutes for food - and the first course was forgotten. The server was quite friendly - but that wasn't enough. Food was ok, not fantastic. Given that Aquitaine has a lot of competition for my dollar in that area they need to step it up or step aside. It used to be our favorite place - but the last three visits over the year have been poor - they can do better.

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 (New England)·Dined on December 26, 2017

We had a reservation for 3 after a movie at Legacy Place. Excellent mussels, which we shared. We had the salmon, trout almandine and lamb shanks. All were delicious. Excellent server as well. My first time dining here, although I have had many delicious brunches at the Boston location.

Tags: Cozy
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 24, 2017

My family was here for Christmas Eve and the service was off (even though the restaurant was half empty) and the food was underwhelming. Anyone who has been to a decent french restaurant would turn their nose up at this. The beef bourguignon was prepared like short ribs (one big slab of meat instead of smaller pieces like stew), the coq au vin was dry (where was the vin?) and my mother had to send back her rabbit because it was just inedible (the server took it off the bill). Still, I would never go back unless it was for a quick brunch.

Tags: Sunday Lunch
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 (New England)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Took a while after being seated to place our order. When we got our food, one of the orders was wrong. The restaurant wasn't super busy at 10:30 on Sunday. Food was okay, not great as far as brunch goes.

Tags: Bar Seating
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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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