Artisan Bistro

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$31 to $50
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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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OT
New England
5 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had breakfast at Artisan Bistro this weekend and OMG we thought the dinner we had a few weeks ago was great, for the price and what you get you can’t beat breakfast, especially the buffet. Service was amazing as always! We’ll be back!

CM
New York Area
51 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service. Menu was somewhat limited

RA
New England
9 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing breakfast!

K
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Visiting on a Sunday provided a unique experience that could not be afforded otherwise. The staff took their time to get to know me and ensure that I enjoyed the experience, and I will definitely consider going back in the coming years.

OT
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was excellent, and the service is phenomenal.

VC
London
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 3

Food mediocre and despite it being a quiet evening in the restaurant with relatively little for staff to do, the service was poor.

OT
New England
51 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

The restaurant was clearly understaffed on this visit. We had a much better experience last time. It was unfortunate, and based upon our previous experiences, I still recommend Artisan Bistro.

E
New England
6 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was wonderful!~ Went here pre-theater and were happy from bread & butter to appetizer to main course to dessert.
Great service, took allergies "seriously."
Highly recommend

n
Las Vegas
14 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

My daughter and I always go there before the theater. The service on Saturday was beyond bad. Had a ask the hostess for the check three times. Never saw the server. They changed the menu...not an improvement. I guess we will have to find a new spot.

W
New England
23 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Artisan Bistro is a favorite spot for me to get together with girlfriends. A great central location, excellent service and really wonderful food. I didn't realize they have a buffet on the weekends - brunch was really stellar.

j
New England
565 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

You can enjoy a Sunday brunch and be selective in those items that are fresh and well prepared.
Get your carbs from the made from scratch pan cakes and waffles and forget the " thawed" croissants and mini muffins. Made to order omelets are great!

L
New England
19 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Pre theater dinner. Our waiter was excellent

DC
New England
2 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 1

a very disappointing experience; certainly expected much more from a restaurant within a Ritz Carlton. No waiter for first 15 minutes after sitting down; 45 minutes until drinks served! 2 of our 3 meals were good, one marginally acceptable. One of our party requested a "Faux-cocktail" and waiter said they don't serve those anymore; when we requested to meet the food/beverage manager ( who finally expedited our food order) she said he was wrong, that would have made one... almost worse than the original ( inappropriate) response. Noise level was deafening.

SJ
New England
17 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

At Artisan Bistro we always enjoy a great meal with outstanding service. The bartender is friendly and precise and the waitstaff are all attentive.

OT
New England
4 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 3

Don’t go here! As a foodie who has eaten at most places in Boston, I can say this was one of the worst dining experiences in awhile. The Ritz Carlton should be ashamed to have their name on a place churning out tired chicken and flavorless sides, exorbitant princesses. The room was nice looking, but what’s the point. Go elsewhere!

M
New England
15 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had the eggs Benedict. They were cooked perfectly and delicious. My friends had the buffet. Seemed kind of a lot of money for your basic breakfast buffet

OT
New England
2 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Daughter’s last Boston Ballet performance of the season...

OT
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Eugene is the best. Keep up the good job.

J
New England
13 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 3

Artisan Bistro used to be our go-to place when we came into town to go to the Opera House. I think we're going to find a new place.

There were significantly fewer choices on the menu. I recall beef tartar, cheese plate... Now it was a few choices and nothing truly unique. We weren't even given a wine list when we sat down. The main course had greens that were so slaty they were inedible.

I'm sad. This was a great place to eat, and now we don't think it's worth the money.

JS
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was outstanding. We had the vichyssoise which was served warm. Best potato soup ever! I had the roast chicken which was delicious and my husband had the scallops which he said were delicious with the risotto.

F
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 2

They did not serve a lunch menu until 3pm, only bruch, with the exception of certain salads. The salads were very poor, not tasty and not looking nice. The table was not ready when we arrived, although we made reservations through opentable and confirmed our reservation as well. I expected much more from Ritz- Carlton, do not have lunch here.

W
New England
24 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

I had brunch with 4 friends at artisan Bistro on a late Saturday morning. I’ve always liked this restaurant as it is usually not busy and has a good menu and a wonderful location with very large, sunny windows.

The food was absolutely marvelous and I also heard good reviews on the Bloody Marys from those in our parties that ordered them. :)

Only downside is that they seemed a little short-staffed as we waiting quite a long time for our food - it was worth it once it arrived though!

j
New England
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved it. Always do.

JB
New England
3 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Quick bite before the theatre included the hamburger on brioche (delicious), the flatbread (very good), a salad and two cocktails. Service was friendly but super slow.

RV
New England
14 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved the service level and location. Food was excellent. The only things preventing me from giving this five stars across all categories were: (1) web site didn't make it clear that Brunch was served on Saturday NOT the lunch menu, so that was disappointing; (2) noise level was a bit high because of crying children, which I know can't be helped, but was a distraction nonetheless.

MP
New England
11 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

A great place to grab a delicious meal after a show. Creative cocktails and plenty of menu options. Service was very good. We will be back.

j
New England
565 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

It's OK standard buffet brunch but not the usual quality you would associate being in The Ritz Hotel of Boston.
Breakfast pastry does not appear to be baked fresh and looks like was taken from a container and defrosted from a generic supply warehouse :-(
So eat everything but the carbs which most people avoid anyhow.

a
New England
36 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

I think i ordered poorly. The harissa cauliflower was not cooked enough. It was hard and while spicy, the dish was boring. I love crispy, browned cauliflower and this dish didn’t come close. The gnocchi were heavy globs, not the light puffs I was hoping for. And the dish was not hot. The scallops were, on the other hand, cooked perfectly. There were lots of women by themselves, dining on their own and since that is often me when I’m on a business trip, I noticed they were well taken care of and the servers were all attentive. The staff was great—food was meh.

TW
New England
2 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 2

Very expensive, with a very limited menu. not good value at all, poor service, very slow and inaccurate.

P
New England
6 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Shared a wonderful dinner for two at the Artisan Bistro. The service and food were amazing.

M
New England
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Enjoyed the food and the first class service by the staff. Great place to wine and dine before the Ballet! Keep up the good work!
M-

s
New England
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Very good. Salmon and flat bread excellent. Went before a show.

T
New England
6 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 1food 4service 1ambience 3

Service was terrible. We were first seated at a dirty table. Then moved with no apology. My friend had the buffet and I ordered a breakfast sandwich from the menu (fried egg with veggies on toast). She had finished her meal by the time my sandwich cane 30 minutes later. Our waiter disappeared and never offered us coffee or tea refills. Horrible experience.

DR
New England
4 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 4

The waiter was very friendly but overworked. Everything was too slow. Pretty space, but it wasn't worth the cost.

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Too many televisions, the burgers were skinny flat and dry, my French fries were undercooked. The hostess was lackluster but the waiter provided superb service. Not what I expect from the Ritz Carlton renowned the world over for top level everything. Disappointing and not at the top of my list for next time.

OT
New England
5 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Went pre-theater for the Ballet at The Opera House, with my mother. I mentioned this in my reservation, and although we were running a bit behind due to traffic, we were right on time. The service was warm and prompt, the food was very good, and my only constructive feedback would be the atmosphere. I expected a bit more upscale for a Ritz Carlton dining experience. Definitely stark, but not crisp... needs a facelift after a short period of time.

BP
New England
16 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Waiter, Hermand, was knowledgeable and extraordinaryly nice.

LK
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 2

Terrible menu and awful food

B
New England
18 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

Service was surprisingly less than competent. Food was creative and well prepared. Not quite a Ritz quality experience.

CD
New England
16 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a wonderful experience. I would highly recommend Artisan Bistro.

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