Award winning Parisian inspired French bistro located in the heart of Boston's South End, overlooking historic Tremont Street.
Boston, MA 02118
Hours of Operation:
Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 9:00am - 3:00pm; Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 3:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Wednesday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm, Thursday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 11:00pm
Union Park and Tremont Street
$31 to $50
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
customized menu available
Valet parking is available during dinner only directly in front of Aquitaine for $16.00 per vehicle.
The MBTA #43 stops at our front door at 569 Tremont Street
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
Available for LUNCH starting at $20/person and Dinner starting at $30/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 617-424-8577 for more info.
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Let our Executive Chef Michael Zentner and knowledgeable staff create your perfect event. From signature menu items to your personal favorites your event will be crafted by our uncompromising attention to detail.
Aquitaine Ratings and Reviews
Always good at Aquitaine. Would usually give it all "very good" to "outstanding" but for this particular evening our party of six was in the front room next to the front windows, normally the place to be, but the temperature outside was in the low teens at best and the room was not that much warmer. We all wore our down parkas during dinner as they were having some issue with keeping the temperature inside up to snuff. Hence, not the usual, enjoyable evening at Aquitaine. We will be back, however; perhaps not on a rather cold evening, but a typically very good restaurant otherwise.
I love Aquitaine. I use to dine at Aquitaine when I lived in Boston 10 years ago. This was the first time in 10 years I finally went again. The decor was updated beautifully. The food even better than what I remember. Now my favorite in Boston and that is coming from s person who frequents Manhattan restaurants.
Hadn't been to Aquitaine for several years (just because of a change in favorite theatres) but was happy to find that it's now at least as good as in the past. The service was a real team effort, and uniformly friendly. We discovered a new dish, gnocchi and rabbit, that was astonishingly well seasoned, and a Trimbach wine I'd managed to overlook for much too long. The menu and wine list will give us much to explore when we return, and we most certainly will. Highly recommended.
OK Aquitaine, all is forgiven...
Our visit after a long absence was a brilliant success on all counts. A January encounter had left us disappointed - surprisingly bland, under-seasoned food (!), very atypical for this lovely restaurant - where had our long-time favorite Aquitaine gone? Well, happy to say, it's back. Front desk greeting was warm, the room itself remains a stunner, from the Italian-designed oscillating golden ceiling fans to the gentle lighting, bright enough to read the menu, yet soft enough for creating an inviting mood. Seating is a bit tight, but roomy enough on the elegant banquettes that run the length of one side of the space. An eclectic clientele, running the gamut from South End hipsters out for a quick bite to nattily attired couples and foursomes, dressed like people used to dress when going out on the town. The menu is still very interesting, with a wide choice of options and daily specials. One of us opted for a creamy and rich black truffle risotto appetizer followed by a piquant filet of beef au poivre, perfectly sauced and prepared just as specified, accompanied by a delicious potato galette. We also enjoyed an endive salad with walnuts and bleu cheese - fresh and beautifully balanced - and a tender and delicious sautéed herbed veal special served with a silky rich potato puree and perfect haricots verts, with wonderful enoki mushrooms peeking out from under - absolutely delicious. Diego, our knowledgeable server, was first-class, catering to our every request and offering us perfect wine pairings from Aquitaine's comprehensive list.
This was a lovely, unrushed evening of top-drawer bistro-style dining, with attentive service and carefully prepared, delicious food. Bravo, Aquitaine - we'll be back very soon.
Delicious as always - had lovely salad with goat cheese to start then a very delicious haddock special with lobster sauce. Only criticism is it could have come out a bit hotter temperature wise. Can be a little boisterous on a busy night but overall atmosphere is very nice. A long time neighborhood favorite.
I have been here 3 times for dinner and always had great service and food. I thought brunch would be a no-brainer. We were 5 minutes early for our Reservation. Remained standing by the host stand even though many tables were open. When finally seated, here were NO menus available. After a few minutes we got menus. 2 of us ordered drinks- which came after our entrees had arrived. The waiter asked the men their orders before the women at the table and was not as professional as the staff in the evening. Overall was extremely disappointed in the food and service. Would NOT come here for brunch ever again and will question dinner now after that experience.
We had a lovely server from Sweden who was so warm and welcoming. She made our birthday experience great! The French onion soup was so cheesy and gooey. A perfect warm up on the cold day we were eating. The ambiance was great too. Big red leather benches and great lighting. Would definitely eat there again
I ordered the steak frites cooked medium and it came out rare and cold. Steak wasn’t warm and the fries weren’t either. My date got the sole and it was ok but not a lot of flavor. My main gripe is with the steak. How did the server take that out of the window and think that was presentable as a steak cooked medium? Honestly part of the steak was cold and rare to the point I didn’t want to eat it and I love steak.
This was a fantastic dinner and great service. We happened to be there on a quiet night (right after Thanksgiving) so the place was pretty empty - I imagine that when it's full, it can get quite noisy, which is not something I enjoy and would definitely have dropped a star for me. However, if you don't mind noise - this is definitely a solid choice for tasty food and great wine list.
Oh No! What happened to Aquitaine? Aquitaine has always been a favorite choice for a guaranteed great meal. We went over Thanksgiving weekend with our family and while the food was good, the service was lacking. We had to get up and find a waiter (didn't find ours) to bring a pepper grinder - by the time we did most people had finished their meal. We bought several nice bottles of wine and ended up pouring our own. Isn't that part of the service at a good french restaurant?
The cocktails my wife and I had on our recent visit were great; I had their sidecar variant with cinnamon, and she had a gin drink with rosemary, both of which worked very well. We then had the salad, which was good if a bit under-dressed, and the foie gras, which was excellent. The duck and steak au poivre mains were also excellent. For dessert we shared the tarte tatin, which was delicious.
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