Aquitaine

4.6
3674 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
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4.5
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4.6
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4.3
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89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
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
1 review
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
11 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
11 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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OpenTable Diner
Greensboro
1 review
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!

AN
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.

SJ
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!

AM
vipAndrewM
Chicago
7 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.

TJ
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
175 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,

SM
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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Alyssa
New England
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Aquitaine was the perfect place for brunch to celebrate a birthday.

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TaylorH
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hands down the best restaurant in Boston!! If you need a slam dunk exquisite meal, service and atmosphere, look no further!

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RicardoR
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The whole experience was great. Even sitting outside with the cold weather was great because of the heaters. We can’t wait to go back. Come hungry!

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ACKDiner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was done right. From the very flexible host who let us change our res multiple times, to the incredible food, service and ambiance. 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

MC
MarkC
New England
5 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I'm a "regular" at Aquitaine and loving it.
My guest and I sat outdoors under the stars on a quiet (relative) side street. Our waiter (Dennison) is such a professional! He knows what to suggest and knows what we like. My guest just loves the Sole Meunier and I had the duck, though I had considered the special swordfish.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Terrific from beginning to end! The service was terrific and food amazing!

ED
vipElizabethD
New England
10 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2020
Overall3food2service2ambience4

Our service was not good. We had to constantly flag down staff with questions etc. Our waitress never asked how things were. The goat cheese was missing from my friends goat cheese salad etc

JB
JunBoston
New England
8 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Aquitaine is always consistent....simply delicious.

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vipAlexandraL
New England
4 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We got lucky to eat outside the week after it snowed in Boston. The weather was great which helped set the mood, the food was great - like it always is - and the staff were attentive. You couldn't have asked for a more pleasant brunch.

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vipTowne
New England
8 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Have been a guest for a number of years. The food, service and experience is always great.

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vipRyan
New England
10 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Been a loyal customer for years....for dinner. Never again for brunch or lunch. Food arrived cold, service hard to get attention of.

MC
MichelleC
Orange County
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Can’t believe I have never been here. My husband and I LOVED our brunch. Eggs Benedict, French toast, Bloody Mary, Cosmo - all top notch. The outside seating area was perfect for a beautiful November day. Can’t get back there soon enough.

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PeterA
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Always a pleasure. Drinks are way too expensive, but I realize that's how restaurants sustain themselves.

CL
ChristopherL
New England
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Elevated, but still casual brunch location. Good ambience, but a little noisy

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Daniel
New England
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

High end place with excellent food all around and a good ambience.

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Aquitaine does offer delivery in partnership with Caviar.

Aquitaine is rated 4.6 stars by 3674 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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