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About Artisan Bistro
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.
Boston, MA 02111
Hours of Operation:
Monday - Friday: 7:00am - 11:30am
Saturday & Sunday (A La Carte): 7:00am - 3:00pm
Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 3:00pm
Nightly: 5:30pm - 10:00pm
Nightly: 10:00pm - 11:30pm
$31 to $50
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Valet parking available on Avery Street in front of the hotel.
Conveniently located near the Boylston stop on the green line or the Chinatown stop on the orange line.
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Artisan Bistro's features a semi private dining area that seats up to 32 people with Personalized menus.
Artisan Bistro Ratings and Reviews
went for a small birthday dinner. Absolutely loved the surprise "birthday dessert" and how it was presented. Very impressed. I also ordered decaf coffee after dinner which was the best coffee I've ever had in a restaurant. wonderful experience. Service was excellent.
Our server got switched with no warning. Ordered two salads dairy free. Both came out covered in goat cheese. Back they went and then 20 minutes later got our order. Total wait time for food - 45 minutes which made getting to our show very tight with two kids in tow.
Pre-theatre dinner: you expect an efficient routine for a restaurant which should be used to this kind of pre-ballet timing. Instead service was slow (despite reminders) and the food was cold by the time it arrived (indicating that it had been standing waiting in the kitchen for the server to pick it up). We ended up saying we had to leave in order not to miss our performance. At that point the food was brought in and we got a 75% discount on the bill (thank you). Still we could only take a few bites and run. Not what you expect at the Ritz.
I organized a brunch for 4 girlfriends at the Artisan Bistro last Sunday. Perfect brunch spot - with attentive service, great food and a lovely spot in a small, intimate restaurant/bar. I would recommend this venue for anyone looking for a centrally located, pretty luxurious brunch spot.
We had a very disappointing experience at Artisan Bistro. Poor service, food was terrible, steak not cooked properly, food arrived to the table at random times (kid's meals, sides with mains, etc.), only the men at the table had their waters refilled (huh??), 2 steaks cooked unevenly, gnocchi was gummy and salty, were never asked how our meal was going, was never asked if we needed anything else, never offered second round of drinks, waited an hour for our dinner, had the bottle of sparkling water taken from my hand so that the waiter could serve it to someone else. We laughed when it happened because it was so strikingly ridiculous and the waiter didn't flinch. I normally don't leave reviews, because I like to give people the benefit of the doubt, but in a city with so many great places to eat - skip this one.
The food was great here. Both me and my wife went here for a pre-ballet dinner and drinks and we weren't disappointed. My wife said that her dish (scallops) was the best she'd ever had. My dish (cod) was also incredible - great combination of ingredients and flavors. The drinks were also really good. The artisan mule is a hit. Would definitely recommend to anyone.
After being seated, we waited about 15 minutes before our waiter came over. He was pleasant and apologized, but it was not busy so I’m not sure where he was. Dinner went smoothly and was super tasty, but then after waiting 30 minutes for our dessert, that never came, we sadly had to leave for the show. He did offer to give it to us for free if we came back after the show. I would definitely give it another shot, in hopes he was just having a bad night.
All of our food was delicious and beautifully presented, and the service was lovely and well paced. In fact, our server couldn’t have been nicer or more accommodating. We were going to an afternoon ballet up the street at the Opera House, so we had plenty of time to enjoy a delicious meal and still get to our performance easily. We were celebrating the upcoming birth of a new baby in our family, and our waiter brought us a special plate of pink and blue sweet treats — gratis! I’ve been here several times and had similarly special experiences. Artisan Bistro is my favorite restaurant in Boston’s theater district.
The worst restaurant experience EVER!! We had reservations, were seated immediately, and explained that we were pressed for time and would order immediately, and then only one course. No one came to our table to take even a drink order for at least 30 minutes! After repeated requests, our food never materialized, and we sat there with only bread and water for close to 1 1/2 hours. We finally walked out, sans food. The manager apologized for a mix up in the kitchen, but the apology seemed hollow. We were told we could come back after the show for dinner, but that clearly didn't solve our hunger. We will NEVER return.
Was looking forward to the meal before theatre on Friday night. Staff was friendly when we arrived & we were seated quickly.
Food was “eh”. One guest’s scallop entree was cold. Fish (asked for well-done) was cold & under. Med. Rare filet mignon was over cooked.
Waiter was definitely friendly, but inattentive. One round of drinks was forgotten. He seemed to disappear between apps & entrees.
For dessert, the churros weren’t crispy. They were limp & cold - but tasted good.
While I don’t mind $200+ for 3 people, the quality & service weren’t worth the price.
My friend and I went to Artisan Bistro for a pre-theatre dinner. The menu sounded promising but the food did not live up to our expectations. My brick chicken was dry and overcooked and when I mentioned it to the waiter his response was "What do you want me to do about it?"
For the price of $28 for chicken, it should be cooked to perfection. I seriously suspect that this dish was precooked instead of cooked to order. Not good for a restaurant at the Ritz.
The Egg Benedict with lobster was ordered by 7 out of 8 people at our get-together last Sunday. Everyone loved the food. The desserts took quite a while to come to the table but we did not mind because we wanted to chat. I have brought friends here many times before because I like (1) the quiet, casual atmosphere and (2) never long lines or crowded. Price is a bit on the high side but okay if I really want to have a good conversation. Chinatown is nearby and restaurants there are cheaper but noise level too high and service not attentive.
While the restaurant is pricey, I always know when I visit a RItz-Carlton that my expecatations will be exceeded, and I will leave feeling that every penny spent was worth the experience. The staff are always friendly and accommodating; the food is vibrant and fresh, and if you have the chance, always order their orange juice - there is no better orange juice in the world. No one could convince me otherwise. The ambiance is relaxed, yet refined, perfect for conversing with your dining companions. No shouting necessary to hear one another. I cannot recommend this highly enough. I will always return to Ritz-Carlton dining whenever I am able. It is joyous.
The service was most lacking. Very little attention to what we needed. The basic service qualities were not there. Waiter was nice enough just not even the basic attentive after we ordered our meal. Took a long time to get the food and the quality was lacking in taste and appeal. While we think he took a break he obviously did not do a good handover to assure we had what we needed. Value was not there for the cost.
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