Aquitaine

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$30 and under
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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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4.5
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GR08
New England
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As the colder weather comes I would suggest that you get more patio heaters. We sat out front for dinner by the street and it was pretty chilly. The heater was a little too far away to give us enough heat.

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vipanon
New England
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Good place. Too busy for brunch. Service needs to improve.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall1food3service1ambience2

They overcharged me and my guest. The server messed up the order and forgot things we ordered and we waited 35 minutes to be seated even though we had a reservation. All around disappointed as I love Aquataine.

KB
KellyB
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall1food1service2ambience2

Our waiter tried his best but we waited forever for our food and it arrived cold and was unmemorable, if not boring.
FYI- Cold fried eggs, omelettes, and toast are not worth waiting for.

BB
BrianB
New England
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Aquitaine is fire. Great food, drinks and great service. Have been many times and it is a consistent, high quality meal. keep up the great work!

JO
JessicaO
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Phenomenal pricing food and ambiance
Great brunch

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Marlena
Tampa
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent Ambiance, cozy and cute...
Service Impeccable
Filet cooked perfect, delicious ...
French onion soup,hot n cheeseY

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vipDavid
New England
21 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious! If you get the mussels make sure you order more bread to soak up the delicious sauce. The filet au poivre was absolutely delicious. It’s not a meal I typically get at Aquitaine but I’m glad I did. I loved every bite.

JS
JennyS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely servers, great ambience and especially delicious food.

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vipDiana
New England
32 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had brunch outside and it was terrific. Service was great and the food was as good as always. The fare was a little different than before, with more eclectic dishes. I love the french dishes, but the others were good too. We loved being able to eat outside because we felt safe. I just hope they are able to have heaters so we can go there into the colder weather.

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vipGrover
New England
8 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Aquataine has done a great job making the outside space feel like an extension of their core restaurant. Heaters took the chill off. Our waiter was attentive and fun. The food, as usual, was spot on delicious, and stayed hot on a cool night. I'm already plotting my return!

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blueeyedbri
New England
7 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently good

BG
vipBettyG
New England
12 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had mistakenly made the reservation online for the following day but they were great -
able to seat us (after a 20+ minute walk to get there). Very accommodating &, as usual, the food was great.

FP
vipFrankieandPaulie
New England
17 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great meal and service. A wonderful experience

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience5

We were excited to go for one of our Saturday favorites: the prefixed brunch. The menu is still available online and nowhere does it say they aren’t offering it. However, they are not. We ordered from the regular menu offerings and the food was okay, not great. Duck and Eggs comes with just one egg, and the Bacon and Gruyere Omelette left us wanting more than what we could have made at home for much cheaper. Happy to support my local joints, and the outdoor set up is great, but the food is not as good as it used to be.

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vipwolfcry
New England
36 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The chicken with mushrooms is amazing. Fantastic wine list.

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ChrisR
New England
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Aquitaine has responded remarkably well to the environment and has gone from a pre-pandemic 3-4 star, slightly overpriced venue , relative to its South End neighbors, to a regular 5 star review for me. On this occasion we had a different server and the service was slow and far less personable than usual. Also they didn't have the entrée I wanted, so this visit earned 4 stars only. I would still highly recommend it for as long as the weather supports outdoor dining.

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Gifur
New England
2 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The duck breast was superb.
Perfectly cooked, just the way we had asked.
The wine, recommended by our waitress, was excellent.
The only (minor) defect: a bit too much vinegar in the vinaigrette (at least to my taste).
But the overall meal was great!

CR
CasualReviewer
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service, great food. Solid spot for brunch, would definitely return.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New England
15 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the outdoor dinning, Amazing service very attentive, Delicious food and drinks. Definitely, will go back.

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vipEpm1569
New England
25 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was impeccable as always. Enjoyed the Escargot and Pate Apps. Steak Frites was very good but the Beef Short Ribs Special was AMAZING!! Hope they add this to their regular menu!! Can’t wait to go back... 😊

JC
vipJenC
New England
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great outdoor dining experience. We had steak frites and it was delicious! Great service and a fun place

HG
HannahG
New England
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an outstanding experience at Aquitaine. The food was superb and the staff was extremely professional. The ambience is absolutely beautiful.

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vipEastCoastFoodie
New England
9 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Given the circumstances of Ovid, this as the nicest dining experience Ive had in six months. It was safe, the staff was lovely and the food was excellent, as always.

Patti

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Localbos
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

This was our first dinner out during the pandemic. We ate outside at a table for two. Our waitress, once realizing we could speak French, spoke French through the entire meal which added to the ambiance. We had the tartare, the goat cheese salad, the sirloin, the sole and both desserts. Everything was delicious including the bottle of bordeaux. The only interruption were the helicopters that were monitoring the protests. But that is a typical noise in Boston. It was wonderful to eat out again and we felt very safe

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Peter
New England
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

our wait-person (Satu) was fantastic . . . she made the experience special -

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OpenTable Diner
New England
16 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently great food and service. Never disappoints!

OT
OpenTable Diner
New England
5 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was wonderful and the food and drinks amazing!! We are planning our trip back already

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice outdoor dining experience. Propane heaters kept us warm.
Excellent waitstaff. Hand sanitizer on the table, a plus.

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Campbell
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience5

The heirloom tomato appetizer was marvelous ... but the muscles and steak entree with watery potatoes were just so-so. The ambiance was delightful both inside and out ... they have clearly spent a great deal of effort successfully making their outdoor dinning as pleasant and attractive as possible ... and the service was excellent! However, unfortunately, the mediocre food and rather high price will keep me from returning given all the other great options in the neighborhood.

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vipAllisonD
New England
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is always excellent and authentically French. The Covid outdoor seating is pleasant and manageable. The overall experience was very pleasant.

TT
vipTanyaT
New England
10 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience5

Good sunny spot for brunch. Good and cocktails were great, but service was very slow and not great.

RD
RyanD
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, service, and ambiance. Particularly enjoyed the duck confit and hash.

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Sabrina
New England
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience3

We had a reservation for three people (outdoor table) at 8:30pm on a Friday. We arrived at the restaurant early (around 8:23pm) and were told our table would be ready in about 15 minutes. We were completely fine with waiting outside, except the 15 minutes became an hour wait. The host was not clear on how she would inform us the table would be ready, so after about 20 minutes of waiting, we went back inside and asked a different host if we would be called. The second host confirmed our cellphone number and said they would call us. By 9:15pm we started looking at other dining options around the area. A host came outside right as I was saying "let's leave" and told us they were cleaning our table. We sat at around 9:30pm. We understood the original waiting time because of the COVID19 cleaning process and how busy the restaurant was, but waiting 1 hour on the sidewalk after making a reservation almost a week in advance through Open Table? Frankly ridiculous. The food was mediocre. It is fine to eat, but certainly not worth the wait and not worth the $300 for three people (e.g. the corn salad looked and tasted like canned vegetables.)

The waitress was kind and as attentive as possible considering how busy they were. There were several mishaps like the bread came after the appetizers and some drinks came after we got our meal. It was also pretty cold outside (high 50s to low 60s) and they did not have the heat lamps turned on in the patio area.

We had high expectations for Aquitaine considering the decent reviews, the $$$ and the fact that they describe themselves as "Boston's premier French Bistro." We have gone to other French restaurants in Boston that are much higher quality. We find it funny that there is an assumption that because something is classified as "French" it is fancy and/or high quality. This was my brother's birthday dinner; a night to remember for all the wrong reasons. We found ways to laugh about it, but won't be coming back. #AQUInovolvemos.

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vipMccc
New England
22 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Favio was terrific!

JL
JoyL
New England
3 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely lovely. Amazing food and delightful service.

EJ
EmilyJ
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful patio. Delicious food. Tables were spaced out nicely.

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vipTracy
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

We came here for my sister’s birthday on a Monday evening. The actua restaurant is very cool. I think because it was a holiday weekend, they were short on staff so it took a while for the waitress to get to us. They were also out of a lot of wines and a few dishes. But I blame that on the holiday weekend. The food was very good however, I would definitely like to go back to see if that was just a one time experience.

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vipEatincambridge
New England
4 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Best meal in months.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
10 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2020
Overall1food1service3ambience1

We arrived on time for our reservation. We noticed that so many tables were filled but no one had been served. This suggested the kitchen was slow or understaffed. And it was. Very. The waiter was super nice but we sat one full hour without any food. We ordered salads only and bread. They only had toast no nicer bread but the toast was fine. One salad was a salad Nicoise the other just salad. It was literally tuna from a can on the salad. So 1 hour and ten minutes to get some salad with tuna from a can. We didn’t even order any hot food. Maybe the worst lunch we ever had in Boston. Definitely avoid. So many nicer places in the south end alone !

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Aquitaine does offer delivery in partnership with Caviar.

Aquitaine is rated 4.5 stars by 3622 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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