Aquitaine

4.6
3690 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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4.6based on recent ratings
4.5
food
4.5
service
4.6
ambience
4.3
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89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipEileenL
New England
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food3service4ambience3

No heat- had to wear winter coat indoors- shared with waitstaff- said they were have problems with heat- spoiled meal experience

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolute gorgeous food. Great attention to detail. Covid safe as can be. Lots of options. Many cocktails and wines

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vipLidiaN
New England
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience5

The food was disappointing - I ordered a burger medium rare and it came very rare. The waiter took it back to, as he said, “cook it a little more”. The burger came back over cooked and on a cold bun. It was borderline inedible.

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NicoleS
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very friendly staff, space between tables, pleasant experience!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
6 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience5

We loved the Aquitaine in Dedham, which is why We decided to the Boston location for Valentine’s Day when we found out the Dedham location closed. We made a reservation for 6pm but we still had to wait 15 minutes for a table, which wasn’t the worst thing in world. I figured the food would make up for the wait but boy was I wrong! I’m highly upset that we spent $400 and the only thing we enjoyed was the steak au poivre and the bread. The lobster ravioli came out cold and literally tasted like soap, the mushrooms on it were even worst! All of the cocktails we ordered were just terrible but we didn’t return anything because we didn’t want to be a pain. Complete waste of money!

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vipOlik
New England
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience5

There was no information on the booking that the only menu that will be available is the brunch menu. Some of the items that we wanted to order were also missing from the menu. The host was very awkward instead of trying to address the issue and improve the experience (actually put an effort into problem solving) he came and pretty much read the items from the menu.

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NYer
New England
7 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent. Never disappoints. During these trying times they as always go the distance to keep everyone safe. 👍

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CristinaS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite frech restaurant without doubt. Fast service, kind staff and delicious food.

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vipJoanO
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great waiter and delicious food. Great table too.

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vipvictoriam
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect! We can’t wait to go back!

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vipCarolineM
New England
4 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mouthwatering food with superb service and good safety. Noise level seems to be reduced from previous visits (perhaps due to fewer diners during COVID).

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved everything about it! So good, great dining experience.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience2

Great food and service. The music playlist was bizarre - almost distracting.

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vipbshea12
New England
7 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sunday brunch, magnificent. Table dividers made us feel safe, service was wonderful, we both got the croque Madame and it was great.

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JohnC
New England
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great wine, great atmosphere. Aquitaine is as good of a French restaurant as you will find anywhere outside of France

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From service to food was excellent. Scallop entree special was delicious

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had a great dinner at Aquitaine. The ambience was romantic with low lights and candles. The food was delicious. I ordered a steak that was cooked exactly how I liked it. My partner ordered Duck L'orange and said it was tasty and tender.

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EatingMachine
Pittsburgh
4 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The “French“ food was excellent. Our service was timely, efficient, and smooth. The “Italian” dishes were not on par with the perfectly brother muscles, the pork shank, fantastic duck breast, flavor-bursting carpaccio, or the sumptuous escargot. The pasta dish was about 30 seconds too al dente. The lobster gnocchi had delicious lobster and a flavor that was on the edge of being too much truffle; however, the main challenge with that dish was the the gnocchi were so soft they fell apart and became mushy and separated. The chocolate mousse dessert was huge hit, one of the best (have eaten lots of chocolate mousse) brightened nicely with the tiny savory madeleines that added a little texture and flavor contrast.

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vipKayli
Central Coast
5 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Aquitaine is always a treat. Great for a date night or a brunch with friends the ambiance feels elevated, the service fantastic and the food excellent. Highly recommend their escargot, the foraged mushrooms and the steak frites!

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Biff
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Everything was great but my Med rare fillet came out Med and somethings were very salty

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Excellent restaurant with great service. Very different cocktails and good food

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
12 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to bring my parents! Loved the food, service, and atmosphere. Our server, Fabio, was excellent. Will definitely return!

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vipgdaddy
New England
10 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sweet bistro venue for an early, quiet New Years Eve dinner: lovely setting; delightful service; and deliciously comforting food.

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AndrewS
New Orleans
24 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely delicious food and service! We loved the ambiance as well.

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vipkareng
New England
15 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Unbelievable food! Definitely abiding by the 25% capacity. Hope it makes it thru all this as it's a true gem.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing brunch! The best Eggs Benedict in the city and service was impeccable!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Greensboro
3 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Aquitaine is fabulous all around. We love Fabio!

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Pauline
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The salmon was delicious, the service was perfect, and the restaurant looks very nice. Overall great experience. Fair prices for this quality of food/service. Thank you !!!

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vipKaytee
New England
10 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They made our anniversary so wonderful! We were greeted with champagne and our server was lovely. The food was fantastic and the drinks were great. We will definitely be back!

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vipAishaN
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful beautiful place that has a lot of taste and wonderful service!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic brunch spot even during pandemic in the winter! They’ve got the igloos and heat lamps!

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vipAmyL
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time. Fabio was our server and very attentive. The food delicious as always.

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Skybird
New England
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience5

Good food, great drinks for brunch. Eggs benedict wserving was a bit small compared to other plates ordered by overall good value. Will visit again

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ReneeS
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. Following covid precautions well with everyone spread out in the restaurant.

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SJTravels
New England
7 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I have enjoyed many years of meals in this classic French bistro in the South End! Everything was exceptional. There are no "misses" in this restaurant. Although a favored waitperson of ours has moved on to Florida, Juliana - our waitperson for the evening, continued to exemplify the excellence that Aquitaine is known for. She was very knowledgeable about the menu, made fantastic suggestions, and anticipated needs before we even did. Our appetizer was the charcuterie board, with the country pate, salami and cheese selections, crostini, and gherkins. Beautifully executed. Hubby had the roast breast of duck, and I selected the sole meuniere. Both were superb. Dessert was a chocolate bread pudding that I will not even attempt to describe. Simply heavenly. All seating has been re-vamped to allow for COVID-19 restrictions, so you will feel safe and comfortable dining in Aquitaine during these exceptional times that we are all living through. I can't wait to return!

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vipAndrewM
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2020
Overall4food5service2ambience5

Food was delicious, super cute place too. Service was good at first but then waited on entrees for a really long time. Still would go again.

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TonyaJ
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My son LOVED the restaurant, the service and the food!! His 21st birthday celebration, though small, was really wonderful. Thanks to everyone for helping us to make this memory and birthday milestone a special one!

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vipBostonphotobill
New England
178 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience4

No longer the Aquitaine of the past, Where are the servers we know. Food is not up to our expitations,

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vipStevenM
New England
4 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Best outdoor seating I area.

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George
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Five-star food and great atmosphere. Wonderful experience all the way around. Would certainly recommend.

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Aquitaine does offer delivery in partnership with Caviar.

Aquitaine is rated 4.6 stars by 3690 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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