Aquitaine

4.7
3905 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.
Starting January 15th, 2022, we will be required by the City of Boston that all individuals 12 and older show proof that they have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine. Please bring proof (CDC card, a digital image of your card, an image or print out of any official immunization record, or another COVID-designated verification app) of at least a single vaccination dose.
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NahienS
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing and our server David was an absolute delight

Went for a friend's birthday and got nothing but kindness, good vibes and incredible recommendations from David. After he knocked it out of the park with his drink recommendations, we put our dinner (effectively) in his hands and followed all his recommendations.

They were all flawless

The Escargot we're perfectly cooked. That wonderfully unique almost seafoody texture without any rubberiness. And the -sauce.- it's just garlic and butter (basically) but we got a second loaf of bread to dip into it and mop it all up. I could swim in that stuff

The Tuna Tartare was complex and deserved a moment or two for the flavors to really hit your mouth. Basically sat there and enjoyed it for a few minutes before having another bite

The Beef Bourgeon was -amazing.- Hearty, filling, smoothing, oh so beefy but not overly heavy or acidic (note, it's beef, so still heavy, but not oppressively so)

The Pork loin blew my mind with the flavors. I had a bite and -had- to share it with everyone. I'm still not 100% certain what I ate or how they made it taste that way, but I'll be trying to replicate that same flavor profile at home for years

The Steak Frites Aquitaine we're a delight and 10000% should be eaten with the garlic aioli. Steak perfectly cooked, and the fries were the right level of crispy on the outside but soft on the inside that facilitates soaking up all the juices

You will want to lick every plate clean

I'm running out of words so I'll try and be brief here

Dessert - recommend the bread pudding them the creme brulee. Out of this world

Drinks - the Saint C was so smooth we really thought there wasn't any alcohol in it.

Wine - David gave us the best (and perfect) recommendations through the night. Including a 30 year old port to finish things off that just blew our minds

I can't emphasize enough how wonderful the food and experience was and how UNBELIEVABLY WONDERUL our server David was. 10/10

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vipCraigM
New England
16 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love, love, love this place

MF
vipMoFood
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome. My daughter is now a Sardine lover:)))

SM
SarahM
Orlando
6 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the best, most personable waiter. He made great recommendations for the food and paired it with a wonderful wine. Great meal!

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NikkiG
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and warm staff! Mussels were excellent. Lovely ambience.

KM
KennethM
New England
11 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food is always been good in this restaurant.

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WendyH
New England
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service! So happy to be able to eat here again!

NW
NicholasWade68
San Francisco
22 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was excellent, the waiter recommended some good wine. Excellent service.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent brunch! Lovely restaurant with fantastic attentive servers. Croque Madame and eggs benny delicious!! Will be back!

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vipMsplt
New England
54 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Very nice place. Bistro atmosphere and food was delicious. A great brunch choice and neighborhood gem.

WB
WillaB
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful New Years Eve dinner! Thanks to the professional staff and beautiful dining room, it was a magical evening. Hope to be back soon.

JL
JenniferL
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gorgeous setting, Dave our waiter was polite, courteous and informed. Any questions we had he was able to answer and definitely enhanced our meal. The wine selection, the French onion soup to the bread pudding. Everything was wonderful!

GE
GEMma
New England
4 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We’ve been coming here for years. Food is consistently great. Hostess could use a little polish as of late but our servers have always been faultless. Best steak frites in the city! Get some bread and a spoon for the mussel broth! Yum.

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BenF
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, classically good service, lovely ambiance. Truffle fries were excellent. Salads were all delicious, appetizers came out quickly/hot, entree’s were all well prepared, desert menu is short but everything we tried was very good. It’s now on my go-to for cozy, casual with good good and good value.

KL
KesL
New England
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you want delicious and simple French food for brunch, go!

HS
HeandShe
New England
18 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simply the best! Our favorite restaurant in Boston. Outstanding food. Atmosphere perfect. Request table 3.

MI
vipMITprof
New England
60 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Don’t eat the swordfish au poivre — it’s dry and tasteless. Everything else was good or excellent: escargots, onion soup, mushroom pasta (ok).

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SpecialOccasion
New England
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best dining experiences we have had; EVER! From start to finish, everything was well paced and at no time did we feel rushed. Still dreaming of the Salad Courge Roti and the French Onion soup. NY Strip was perfectly cooked and Potato Gratin was a wonderful side dish. Each dish had a depth of flavor unlike anything before. Huge compliments to our server, Sebastian, whose thoughtful touches to the service made our anniversary even more enjoyable and memorable. Can't wait to return!

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Maria
New England
2 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful place, perfect food, excellent service.

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Gmjb
New England
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great burger

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s a perfect restaurant experience. The atmosphere, food, drinks, and service were all impeccable.

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billso
New England
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience2

Food and service were fantastic as always. We had an OpenTable reservation and still waited 40 mins for our table. I’m just happy we could eat in the restaurant with another COVID lockdown coming soon.

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vipSFT12
New England
24 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Aquitaine is our favorite place for weekend brunch! Always seeing Adriana, Fabio and the rest of the staff is a pleasure, and the food and service couldn’t be better!!!!

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DavidM
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Aquitaine is everything you want in a French bistro. The classic entrees and desserts. Wonderful cocktails and an excellent selection of wines by the glass. Thank you to the associate at Ralph Lauren who recommended it.

JC
JimC
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Food, Decor, and layout are very high quality. Though it took almost 30mins to be seated even tho we had a reservation (this was a Wed evening). It also took another good while before our server came to the table. Noise level was highed than expected too.

Love the food but they just gotta tighten up the service a bit.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was outstanding. Waitress was excellent food was outstanding as were the drinks.

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DianneW
New England
3 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome brunch ~ service was great.
Don’t know what they do to the French Toast but it’s out of this world!

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vipMccc
New England
23 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for brunch. No one rushed us...great place to catch up with friends.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Lovely restaurant, wonderful server. We had a great night!!

NC
NicoleC
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

French onion soup was underwhelming, but everything was otherwise delicious. For such a nice place we felt our waiter’s joking and rushed way of dealing with us didn’t fit the experience.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
6 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic as usual. The brunch menu had great offerings and we loved the skillet scramble as well as the omelette Alsacienne. Our server was super relaxed and friendly — we really appreciated the comfortable atmosphere.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall3food5service4ambience4

Reservation was for 12 noon. We weren’t seated until 12:40. Host was not gracious. Did not reflect well on restaurant. Server was awesome.

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VictorD
New England
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great overall service from host to server. Food was delicious!

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Annie
New England
26 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous service and amazing food!

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vipRosie
New England
6 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Happy they're open but food sub par and way overpriced.

TG
ThomasG
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An extraordinary evening. We requested a table change which was quickly arranged. David, the waiter was excellent. Recommendations and timeliness of service was exceptional. Plus, David had an amazing sense of humor which had us and the two tables near us laughing. The food was excellent and although small the ambience wonderful.

AC
AlC1
New England
7 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2021
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 on December 5, 2021
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.

DL
vipDawnL
New England
4 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always loved this restaurant. Had not gone in for a couple of years and was happy it was still one of my favorites. Waitress was so nice and food was delicious. Atmosphere is always pleasant there.

AK
AKS75
New England
6 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2021
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!

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Aquitaine is rated 4.7 stars by 3905 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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