Aquitaine

4.6
3882 Reviews
$30 and under
French
Aquitaine is an Award winning Parisian inspired French bistro celebrating 20 years of service in the heart of Boston’s South End. Come sip a glass of wine and enjoy Steak Frites on our expanded patio or in our recently renovated Parisian inspired dinning room overlooking the hustle and bustle of historic Tremont Street.
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AlC1
New England
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Afternoon brunch menu was outstanding. Food was great. Alexis was our server and she was exceptional.

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vipjoty
New England
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food5service2ambience4

The restaurant had us (a party of two people) wait for 30 min to get a table even with a reservation. Even though there were multiple tables that became available during our wait, instead of letting us sit, they let other newcomers sit even though they came in after us and did not appear to have a reservation. The restaurant should take reservations more seriously.

The food was great as always.

AK
AKS75
New England
6 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My friend and I have a lovely brunch at Aquitaine last Sunday. We split two meals and the portions were good sized and I was actually surprised at how affordable it was, especially for the South End. Our server, whose name I can't recall, was on top of things and very pleasant. Our cocktails were also tasty. I absolutely will be back!

MT
MaureenT
New England
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an amazing brunch at Aquitaine this past Sunday. The restaurant was busy but our waitress was so friendly and provided excellent service. The coffee was hot and the food was delicious. We had to ask for jam for the toast and for a second cup of coffee, but those things are minor and didn’t diminish from our brunch experience. Make sure you have reservations, it is very popular.

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LindsayL
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great food and fantastic service! I would definitely recommend the restaurant to others!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All-around great time. The perfect spot.

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Jessb
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Enjoyable brunch with attentive staff and fair prices

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Stephc
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food2service1ambience3

Hostess made the experience begin in the Worst way. She was rude and did not communicate with us. Told us we didn’t have a reservation even when I provided her the number. Was suppose to be a birthday celebration - they never acknowledge it. Would not recommend this restaurant nor return!

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vipJulia
Charlotte
5 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter was amazing! Made our experience so fun and enjoyable. The bloody marys are the best in town, and the omelets can't be beat. Can't wait to go back!

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vipSoSoDiner
West Palm Beach
4 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We took my daughter here for brunch before a show, and everything was perfect. Brunch was delicious, and we can’t wait to come back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Service was great as always. We’d been away for a while, but the food was way off from prior visits. Escargot was relatively bland and the steak, while cooked the the correct temp, was blah. Dessert was good. Drinks were great, but a few of the glasses were sticky. Not sure if this is a staffing issue or if standards have slipped.

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royalty
New England
5 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall2food4service5ambience3

My daughters wanted to take me here for my birthday since they know I love France and French food. We haven’t been to the city in over seven months and this was our first time going out to a restaurant. When we walked in.. we were greeted in a very angry way by the host who apparently is also the manager. We didn’t know Boston had mask mandates and even though I told him that I have a medical exemption he said I cannot go inside the restaurant without the mask. Since I don’t carry masks and I can’t wear them he rudely gave us masks to wear. Then he took us to our seat and said to me as I was getting ready to sit down and I took off that mask “ you can’t stand and wear your mask but if you’re seated you can. “And he left.

Needless to say that made my whole mood shift as I have never been treated so rudely in my life at a restaurant where I am coming to celebrate a wonderful occasion with my daughters who flew in from out of state.

Thankfully we had a great waiter named Sebastian who apologized prophetically for the rudeness of the host/manager. Sebastian actually made everything much better and we ended the night and a celebratory mood.

I have to say the food was very good and the prices were not out of this world. Everyone knows at a French restaurant you get a very small portion for a very large price.. but this wasn’t necessarily the case here. I got the Sole fish and although it was tiny - it was very delicious. My daughter got the chicken and my other daughter got the burger. Both of them thought the food was very good. Sebastian ended our night with a little crème brûlée and espresso martinis!! I wish I could speak to the general manager so they understand that this kind of behavior from a host/manager can absolutely ruin your whole business. Even if you’re having a bad night as a host/manager the last thing you want to do is take it out on your customers who are going to possibly recommend your business to their friends and family.

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LunchMonster
New England
8 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our go-to restaurant when my wife and I can get away. It never disappoints!

LB
LisaB
New England
23 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A very nice experience. Waiter was delightful and food did not disappoint. The carpaccio was excellent - high point of the meal.

SJ
vipSJMBos
New England
19 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a really terrific meal here Monday night. Great food, service and wine. Highlights were the mussels and sirloin carpaccio appetizers and the bolognese, salmon and steak frites entrees. Our server was awesome too. So glad we came here.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
74 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

All ok. Not super

OT
OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful brunch!

DE
DonE
New England
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went there for Sunday brunch. Food was delicious and service outstanding.

JH
vipJenniferH
New England
16 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were perfect fir a special occasion.
Fabio was great!

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An amazing time!

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Maureen
New England
5 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We absolutely loved Aquitaine and will be back. Our waiter Fabio was wonderful. The food was outstanding. 😀A friend recommended the restaurant and even though we got a bit lost, I’m so glad we made it. 🍷

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
4 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good food, service and a great, safe outdoor dining experience with heaters

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Nick
New England
7 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

- Our waitress was nice but seemed a bit in a rush
- the quantity of bread that they give is tiny
- the food is good but the quantity is tiny - the duck à l'orange was a tiny plate, could have used more veggies
- Music there was American, not French for French restaurant
- Wine was delicious

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Jori
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere, great service and the host went above and beyond when our reservation wasn’t ready right on time. We’ll be back!

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Davide was spectacular.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food & excellent service!

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vipMVClammer
New England
24 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

We had a very pleasant outdoor lunch on a beautiful November afternoon.
Thank you

KF
KellyF
New England
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My boyfriend and I came here for our anniversary dinner and had an amazing time. The food, service, and ambience were top notch. We splurged and each got appetizer, cocktail, dessert and a bottle of wine. Our waitress made an amazing recommendation that truly complemented the food so well. She helped us to celebrate and made the evening so special. Would recommend and will plan to return.

FL
vipFoodLover
New England
51 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Very nice waitress. Excellent cocktail and wine. Very good food. Pleasant ambience. The cost is the only downside of this gem.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New England
7 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was fantastic and the staff treated us to champagne to celebrate our first anniversary. Truly wonderful and the food was superb.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Savannah
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We were from out of town and were very happy once we arrived. Plan on having a very difficult time finding a parking spot if you drive. It took over 30 minutes and we were late to arrive. We called to say we were running late and they referred us to school parking lot. Our advice, take a ride share and avoid the aggravation.
The restaurant was all we wished for in a French cuisine before a play just up the street.

JT
JohnT
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We miss the old Aquitaine, before the pandemic hit. But last night dinner was a very nice experience experience. Excellent server, Walter.

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vipMayaje
New England
6 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The sunny terrace is wonderful and perfect setting for a Sunday brunch with friends. Mushroom omelette was the best.

AH
AnthonyH
San Antonio
7 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was outstanding place to have brunch. Highly recommended.

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Colleen
New England
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a great place for a celebratory meal! We had fun.

j
vipjeffrey
New England
5 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The wine list is very limited for a French restaurant.

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Bronwen
New England
3 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Lovely French bistro. Made an early reservation and service was good, but understandably got slower at dessert/coffee time when number of diners ramped up.

NB
NicoleB
New England
5 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great service!

RG
RonaldG
New England
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous as always.

BO
vipBOSNYCFOODIE
New England
39 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Overall excellent meal, cute spot. Tuna tartare was sort of bland. The steak frites and the remainder of the meal were delicious. Great creme brûlée. Highly recommend.

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Aquitaine is rated 4.6 stars by 3882 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.

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