Artisan Bistro

4.3
717 reviews
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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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GM
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place with great service for a lunch meeting.

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FN
New England
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Limited menu but great offerings. We both had the salmon....disappointed that it was way overcooked as it was a lovely piece of fish. Everything else - appetizers, sides and dessert -- all delicious and perfectly prepared.

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GF
New England
19 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We took friends to Artisan Bistro for Sunday Brunch. The wait staff was professional, friendly and pleasant. The food was very good. The brunch offerings included a buffet as well as a la carte. We all had the buffet and it was excellent. The only nit was one of our guests found the Belgian waffles to be stale, having sat under a warming lamp for an indeterminate amount of time. The omelette station, however, was just great, as was the bagel station.

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OT
New England
6 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Service was outstanding. He made the evening very enjoyable.

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E
New England
2 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brunch at Artisan Bistro before our theatre engagement was outstanding. Service and food was great and the location was very convenient to the Opera House.

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FV
New England
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Incredible Service from the greeting right through the meal
Thank you

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OT
New England
10 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dinner before theater.

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JC
New England
7 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 4ambience 2

Kind of expensive & booths for 2 - too cramped 👎

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OT
Orlando
4 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous food and outstanding service!

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S
New England
2 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

pleasant staff, great food, good drinks and very nice ambience - convenient to the movies and theatre district

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l
New England
4 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 1food 4service 2ambience 4

I don't even know how to approach this. I have been going there for years - actually since well before it changed to Artisan Bistro. I go an average of 10x/year. The food is always great, the service is great. The last time I was there, my steak was undercooked and they took it back and tried to get me a new one - but I was in a rush and didn't have time to wait. They charged me for it anyway!
This time, the were offering the pre-fix menu. I ordered the steak (again) and of course there was an upcharge - I ordered the appetizer, but I didn't order dessert. Because I didn't order dessert, they charged me the pre-fix price with the upcharge AND charged me additionally for the appetizer. It took a long time to try to correct this mistake and of course, they initially blamed it on me because I didn't want the dessert!
I am not sure I will go back, which is disappointing considering I have LOVED this place for a long time.

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M
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

Friend got the chowder and she didn't like it. Ate one bite and then set it aside. Server cleared without mentioning that she didn't eat it. Noone came to ask how the food was at any point in the meal. Other friend didn't like the tomato soup and grilled cheese. We didn't want to make a big deal but we ended up spending $200 on lunch for 5 of us and it wasn't good and noone there seemed to care.

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OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was delicious and the service was amazing. I totally recommend experiencing Sunday brunch.

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AT
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Eugene, our waiter for the evening, was very attentive, polite, and did not make us feel rushed. His recommendations for wine were also well-chosen. I'd love to have him as a waiter again.

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JK
New England
10 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

We were there for a pre-Nutcracker lunch with two children (young ladies). It was perfect because the brunch buffet was still available and that completely satisfied the six year old. Our server was most accommodating and the experience couldn't have been better.

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DM
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was amazing and the service was exceptional. A member of our group has a severe gluten allergy. The chef guided us through the Christmas Day buffet options and told us which items had wheat/gluten and which did not. I asked for wild mushrooms for my deconstructed Beef Wellington and about 5-6 minutes later the chef came to my table with some cooked for me. The desserts were incredible and the fresh fruit was also delightful.

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LS
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I made a reservation for Christmas brunch for 3 people. We arrived a bit early but were seated right away. I thought the brunch would be a buffet style with breakfast and lunch options. Turns out breakfast was only off the menu and then they had a buffet style for a few lunch items and a carving station. Because we were seated at the end of the breakfast hours we got to 'sneak' into the chef made omlette station and had some delish bacon and sausage before they broke it down. Also went back to the carving station for the most amazing beef filet I have ever had. Service was quick, ever present without being annoying, and given with a smile. Even my fussy hubby said his food was a 10 out of 10. I was very pleased with the whole experience.

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London
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 4

Our waiter didn’t care to take our picture , just one shot and he just gave back our phone with no interest at all. I am very dissapointed with him. And the picture he took so out of angle

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RG
New England
21 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great lunch after the Nutcracker. Sandwiches were really good . Lobster salad was not as good. Still great lunch.

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PC
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The staff was very attentive and personable. We all enjoyed our entrees and would recommend the short rib pasta.

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Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent from start to finish!

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JG
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

My wife and I arrived nearly an hour late due to heavy traffic, but they were happy to hold our reservation for us. We had a quiet, comfortable semicircular booth by the wall. The wait staff were pleasant, helpful, and attentive. Our food was served promptly (but not rushed) so we could get to the theater on time. All the dishes were creative and delicious. Only criticism: We expected it to be pricey but were a bit surprised that two glasses of cranberry juice and two cups of coffee added $35 to the bill. Overall a very satisfying experience and we’re likely to return for another special occasion.

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FP
New England
14 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I took my office there to celebrate the holidays and the end to a good year and to experience Ritz Carlton service. They delivered on every level and my team was able o experience first hand what great service looks, sounds and feels like.

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T
New England
11 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Prices remained high, drinks were very slow, and waiter missed a plate instruction; but he was quick to repair it and very attentive otherwise; we could hear ourselves (on a Friday night); and the choice and preparation of the food were superb: we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves, and will be back for special occasions.

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CP
New England
2 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great spot for a holiday treat with a friend. Also good for a nice meal after viewing movie next door.

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TT
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Eugene was our server and was absolutely wonderful! The ambience was lovely and the food was delicious but over priced for the portion size.

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OT
New England
2 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Food was fantastic. Server was knowledgeable and friendly. A group next to us was fairy loud with discussion so that did distract us from our own conversations but nothing to do with the dining experience.

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d
New England
60 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 3

We took our young granddaughters to see the Nutcracker, and they could not have treated them more royally. The hot chocolate was a hit as was the grown up service they received. The kids' menu offered either breakfast or lunch options. We will definitely take the girls again - even without the Nutcracker.

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SG
New England
2 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My family and I go here every year before we go to the Boston Ballet, and we are always so happy we chose the Artisan Bistro! It is so good!

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MP
New England
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The breakfast buffet with omelette station was very nice. My granddaughters (7 and 12) loved picking out their own food. The beautiful fruit set up was very popular with my family. The service was excellent. Great for afternoon performances in the theater district.

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AM
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food, service, and atmosphere were amazing! I would highly recommend.

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K
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I loved the view and the ambiance was amazing! Great place for a fancy dinner!

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r
New England
5 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

delicious buffet staff... very attentive
loved it

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San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 3

We had a terrible experience. They were totally understaffed. Took forever to clear food away and get service. Steak frites was unrecognizable. Fat hunks of badly cooked potatoes, not crisp thin fries. A dismal but expensive evening.

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j
New England
546 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Usually there is al la carte brunch but this Sunday was a breakfast buffet and had everything you could want. Lunch items could be ordered separately.

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SH
New England
242 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

We went there over a year ago, and , unfortunately, things were not as good. It was a pre theatre meal, and took a while to order (even tough a family that came after us ordered right away.) Service was ok after, but the menu was a "pre fix " for $48 which was not the menu on the website.. We tried to modify it slightly but the options were limited. So we ended up not getting what we wanted, and spending more. Not good. If the menu changes, they should update the online menu too. We won't rush back.

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OT
New England
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 4ambience 3

The menu is very limited and extremely over priced. There are a ton of great restaurants in the area where the food is much better and less expensive. Would not recommend. The kale Caesar was small and barely dressed for $19. Adding a protein to the dinner salad was an additional $16. With only a handful of things on the menu it was not worth the price.

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VB
New England
2 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 4food 2service 5ambience 4

Superb service, lovely setting but they show an actual menu for brunch on their website and were only serving a buffet - with the attendant brunch buffet issues. The food was not warm enough and the choices were very, very limited. It was disappointing to have so few options but the omelette were terrific!

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f
New England
12 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Comfortable, tasty, great service despite picket line outside hotel. I don't usually cross picket lines, but my guest was already in.

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AM
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My friend and I ate at Artisan Bistro after Hamilton. Just food, ambience and service were outstanding! The next time we go to the theater will be back at Artisan Bistro.

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