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Artisan Bistro, Boston, MA
Artisan Bistro, Boston, MA
Artisan Bistro, Boston, MA
Artisan Bistro, Boston, MA
Artisan Bistro, Boston, MA

Artisan Bistro

4.3
4.3
1064 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
Artisan Bistro is a modern and inviting dining room dressed in rich dark and light woods with elegant European design elements. Accents of black, off-white, cognac, blues and warm grays echo a classic bistro look and feel. Crafted wood wainscoting throughout the room and soft ambient lighting from above highlight the white-washed, wood floors to further enhance the bistro-like setting. New stitched-leather booth seating lines the dramatic floor to ceiling wall of windows overlooking Avery Street and two high-top u-shaped booths frame the space on either end. Additional cluster seating is intimate and close, allowing for easy conversation and lively exchange. Artisan Bistro features fresh, local seasonal dishes that present artisanal cooking in an approachable way.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 27 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary American
  • Hours of operation
    Breakfast Daily 7:00 am–11:00 am Brunch Sat, Sun 11:00 am–3:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Daily 4:00 pm–10:30 pm
  • Phone number
    (617) 574-7176
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive chef
    Jim Lyons
  • Private party facilities
    Artisan Bistro features a semiprivate dining area. Please contact the restaurant manager and team directly if you are interested in booking. Restaurant Manager:Stacie Anderson(617) 574-7175
  • Private party contact
    Stacie Anderson: (617) 574-7175
  • Neighborhood
    Theater District
  • Parking details
    Valet parking available on Avery Street in front of the hotel.
  • Public transit
    Conveniently located near the Boylston stop on the green line or the Chinatown stop on the orange line.
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Vegan, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 1,064 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.2Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 3.6Value

NoiseModerate

1,064 Reviews
  1. nhus0410

    Las Vegas

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on April 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We were a party of five. Everything was great! The food , drinks and service were wonderful.

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  2. Jo123

    Greater Boston

    9 reviews

    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on April 14, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    Best part of this review is great location near all the theaters, newly reno’d space and the hostess was wonderful, especially since i had to grab her more than once to go find our waiter who disappeared after dropping the wrong food at my table and had to be hunted down again to pay the bill. Once i finally got the right food the omelette was lukewarm, the toast was cracker thin, and the home fries microwaved and bland. Mimosa was delicious and good coffee.

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  3. LaneG

    Orlando

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very Very good and our server, Eugene was fantastic!

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  4. RobinG

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Beautiful food presentation, gracious service, not hurried, very relaxing lunch. Looking forward to returning!

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  5. JesseK

    Greater Boston

    15 reviews

    3.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    We arrived early so we could get a drink at the bar. The host and bartender were great. And the selection of drinks at the bar meant everyone was happy. We were promptly seated and after a few minutes our waiter came to take our orders. They had run out of almost half of their regular menu items on an already small selection. We asked for a couple of minutes to decide, but then waited over half an hour for our waiter to take our orders. When our meals came, the food was fine, although the lemon chicken was far too salty with a bitter flavor from too much zest. We were also seated right next to another table of very loud diners even though the restaurant was nearly empty. Not a great experience overall.

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  6. SusanF

    Greater Boston

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Pre-theatre greatest spot for quality food & service!

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  7. ChristyC

    Greater Boston

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on March 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our food was delicious and came quickly and our waiter was charming and attentive.

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  8. CHILL

    Greater Boston

    96 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    96 reviews

    Dined on March 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Fantastic attentive waitstaff at this bistro. The mussels were fantastic. The red cherry tomatoes were delicious and also the mussel too. The sour dough bread was good too. The truffle fries were made for 2-4 people. They were garlicky good.

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  9. FredF

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 24, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Nice little spot for pre-theatre dining, great food, stellar staff and service. Close to all the venues.

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  10. Jules

    Greater Boston

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 21, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Wonderful experience- great place to go before a show. Drinks were great. I had the spicy Margaritas and it was really wonderful.

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  11. dinner

    Greater Boston

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was delicious and serves great. Highly recommended

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  12. LisaDe

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Easy walking distance to the Boston Common (see The Embrace sculpture), theaters, shopping, Chinatown and Tufts Medical Ctr. Excellent service. Interesting and tasty menu. Sunny and spacious seating arrangements.

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great place to eat and service is excellent from Eugene and/or Noel!

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  14. LindaB

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The Artisan Bistro always offers a terrific choice of cuisine as well as exceptional service. Staff made my guest who uses a wheelchair feel very comfortable. Thank you!!

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  15. Italophile

    Greater Boston

    44 reviews

    2.0

    44 reviews

    Dined on March 17, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    We usually have breakfast at Artisan Bistro before the ballet or theatre. This time I made a reservation for 11:45 and the ballet was at 1:30. This should have given us ample time for breakfast. We arrived exactly on time ( party of two) and were quickly seated. After 15 minutes our waitress arrived and took our order. After 45 more minutes we still did not have our breakfast (eggs) even though the staff knew we had a time constraint. They claimed they were slammed but actually most of the costumers had finished and left and the restaurant was experiencing a lull. Our order didn’t arrive until close to 1:00. It was a very unpleasant experience and the management didn’t handle it well at all. We won’t return.

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    Columbus

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 17, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Myself and 2 other individuals went for brunch on a Sunday recently. Our reservation was for 11:15 and we had tickets for a 1pm show at a theater that was a 5 min walk away, so we figured we had enough time for a nice meal. We put our drink orders in after a couple minutes which was nice. It was then close to a 30 minute wait just to get our food order taken. Followed by an additional 30 minutes to get two of our three entrees. There was apparently an issue with the third entree which caused a further delay. We did not receive the last entree until almost 12:40, 20 minutes before showtime. The frustration caused by this made it impossible to enjoy any of the meal. The third entree was comped which was nice however I still can't recommend this restaurant. The communication was poor and the manager who was continuously walking around didn't even bother stopping by to apologize. For the price and the fact that it's the Ritz Carlton, you'd expect much better service.

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    18 reviews

    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on March 16, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Nice restaurant. Excellent service and ambience. Food is OK but expensive.

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food and excellent service!!! Could not have had a better experience.

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    There’s an up charge bc it’s in the Ritz but it’s delicious!! We had a great meal. Good service too.

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Delicious meal with excellent service; very accommodating to our theatre time.

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  21. LindaB

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    A lovely brunch before my Grandaughter and I went to the ballet. Delicious eggs Benedict and fine service. A perfect start to our Sunday afternoon!

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    8 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    We went on Saturday before a matinee and there was only a brunch menu. Very limited “lunch” options and way overpriced for food quality. Its location in close proximity to theatre district is a positive.

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  23. SusanW

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Food is good, but not amazing for the price they charge. Service not so great. One waiter for the entire restaurant. Waited 35 minutes for our first drink and had to flag him down a few times to place our order. There were a number of bussers. Not sure why they don't just train them to help the one waiter! Overall nothing special. I would not say it's what you would expect for the Ritz brand. I would recommend to a friend only because it's decent and super convenient for theater district. Just be prepared to spend $30 for a glass of ok wine, and make your reservation early! We barely made an 8 pm show with a 5:30 reservation.

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  24. GeorgeP

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Our server, while polite, was terribly incompetent. After 20 minutes, he finally took our drink order, then came back 15 minutes later to tell us that the scotch whiskey we ordered was out of stock. I could see the bottle on the bar shelf, and had to walk over to the bar to show him where it was. I also ordered Chivas Regal 12 year old scotch, only to find out upon checking out that the bartender was pouring me Chivas Regal 18 year old scotch at $30 per drink! The food was very mediocre and the meal terribly overpriced.

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  25. ErikaL

    Greater Boston

    44 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    44 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food and drinks were great and our server was super sweet and attentive. Everything came out incredibly fast, drinks included. A great quiet place to catch up with a friend. Thank you!!

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  26. AmyC

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a wonderful meal at Artisan Bistro. We will definitely be back.

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Location was perfect for going to the Citizens Bank Opera House. Right around the corner. Food was delicious and atmosphere cozy.

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  28. Kellyg

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was very salty and that's coming from someone who likes salty. Bar service and drinks were great. Host Staff ok they wouldn't seat us early and place was empty. We sat at bar and enjoyed that. If going to theatre very convenient. I'd suggest sitting at the bar and getting appetizer.

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  29. Cathy

    Washington DC

    63 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    63 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Staying in the hotel. Ate here for lunch and dinner. Super easy. Tasty. Sweet waiter, Eugene.

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  30. CindyF

    Greater Boston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service and food was outstanding, cool place, nice vibes close to the theatre district

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  31. FamilyGuy

    Greater Boston

    15 reviews

    3.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    The food was good and everyone was very nice, but it was very slow, understaffed, and we felt it was hard to get our server’s attention.

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  32. EricR

    Greater Boston

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and superb service. Wait staff were always “on”…menu options were very good.

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  33. JudyD

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    We went here before a matinee performance at Colonial Theater. Very close by. We got to sit in front of the Ritz Carlton fireplace to avoid the cold temps.

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  34. BMack

    Key West

    18 reviews

    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on January 18, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Just ok. food was decent and location was good. Partly because we were staying in the hotel and didn't feel up to dealing with the bitter cold after being out all day. Service was friendly but non attentive. Young staff focused on setting up tables for next day instead of checking on us. Not what we would expect from a Ritz.

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  35. Brenda

    Greater Boston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Felt like the salad could have been better. Minimal amount of protein added.

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  36. Bobski

    London

    12 reviews

    1.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on January 18, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 1
    This bistro is inside the Ritz-Carlton, a 5 star hotel. The bistro is nowhere near 5 star. You are not getting a 5 star experience. The bistro is very mediocre. The food was ok but the tables and decor and ambience of the place is very poor and therefore overpriced in my opinion. We won’t be returning.

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  37. PeterH

    San Francisco

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A fabulous restaurant in an incredible hotel. Menu is not very broad but the select choices are delicious. The butternut squash carpaccio was quite good.

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  38. JanetM

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Place was lovely but staff was overly concerned with tables and seating at 2:45 and the place was virtually empty. Guinness pour was off and the beer was warm. Food was really good

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  39. GAYLEP

    Greater Boston

    30 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Went to a show and had a nice lunch at artisan bistro. We all had Caesar salad with some protein and they were good, although I have had better food and service before. Perhaps it was because of the holidays and a busy day overall. It won’t deter me from going back. I always enjoy it there. Also when we went back to get our car, there were three buses and we had to wait over 40 minutes to get our car and probably would’ve been longer if we didn’t ask over and over! Basketball team in town! These things you can’t control.

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our waiter, Eugene, was so nice, friendly and welcoming, adding positive vibes to our meal. The kitchen was slow, but Eugene knew we had theater tickets and was very helpful getting in us finished with a little time to spare.

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FAQs

Artisan Bistro offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (617) 574-7176.

Artisan Bistro is rated 4.3 stars by 1064 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 27 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Artisan Bistro

10 Avery Street, Boston, MA 02111

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    Theater District
  • Hours of operation
    Breakfast Daily 7:00 am–11:00 am Brunch Sat, Sun 11:00 am–3:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Daily 4:00 pm–10:30 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary American
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Valet parking available on Avery Street in front of the hotel.
  • Public transit
    Conveniently located near the Boylston stop on the green line or the Chinatown stop on the orange line.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Jim Lyons
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Vegan, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (617) 574-7176
  • Private party facilities
    Artisan Bistro features a semiprivate dining area. Please contact the restaurant manager and team directly if you are interested in booking. Restaurant Manager:Stacie Anderson(617) 574-7175
  • Private party contact
    Stacie Anderson: (617) 574-7175
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