Nearby points of interest

  1. Distance: 0.03mi
  2. Distance: 0.05mi
  3. Distance: 0.14mi
  4. Distance: 0.15mi
  1. Distance: 0.03mi
  2. Distance: 0.05mi
  3. Distance: 0.14mi
  4. Distance: 0.15mi

Nearby points of interest

  1. Distance: 0.03mi
  2. Distance: 0.05mi
  3. Distance: 0.14mi
  4. Distance: 0.15mi
  1. Distance: 0.03mi
  2. Distance: 0.05mi
  3. Distance: 0.14mi
  4. Distance: 0.15mi

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.

10 Avery Street
Boston, MA 02111
View Larger Map

Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Contemporary American

Hours of Operation:
Breakfast:
Monday - Friday: 7:00am - 11:30am
Brunch:
Saturday & Sunday (A La Carte): 7:00am - 3:00pm
Lunch:
Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 3:00pm
Dinner:
Nightly: 5:30pm - 10:00pm
Late Night:
Nightly: 10:00pm - 11:30pm

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(617) 574-7176

Website:
http://www.ritzcarlton.com/en/hotels/boston/dining/artisan-bistro

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.

Executive Chef:
Robert Bruce

Additional:
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

Private Dining

Artisan Bistro's features a semi private dining area that seats up to 32 people with Personalized menus.

Artisan Bistro Ratings and Reviews

5
4
3
2
1

4.2

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.2

service

4.3

ambience

4.0

value

3.8

Noise

Moderate

90% would recommend it to a friend

Pre/post Theatre (15)
Quiet Conversation (10)
Creative Cuisine (9)
See All
Great for Brunch (9)
Special Occasion (9)
Great for Lunch (8)
Casual (7)
Fit for Foodies (7)
Good for a Date (7)
Bar Seating (7)
Neighborhood Gem (7)
Good for Anniversaries (6)
Comfort Food (6)
Fun (6)
Cozy (5)
Quick Bite (5)
Good for Birthdays (4)
Business Meals (4)
Kid-friendly (4)
Good for Groups (4)
Handcrafted Cocktails (4)
Healthy (4)
Seasonal (4)
Sunday Lunch (4)
Afternoon Coffee (3)
Worth the Drive (3)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Great Beer (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Notable Wine List (2)
People Watching (2)
Romantic (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
Authentic (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Live Sports (1)
Organic (1)
Scenic View (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Sort by
S
592 reviews
Loading Reviews ...

vip
 (New England)·Dined 5 days ago

As usual another great night with excellent service from Eugene and all the staff there. They are friendly attentive and thoughtful. Always going one step further to be helpful.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience4
service5
value4

 
·Dined 5 days ago

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.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Disabled Access, People Watching, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Afternoon Coffee, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Tasting Menu
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (New England)·Dined on January 1, 2018

No complaints about the food or service, the reason for the three stars is because it was very cold in the restaurant. Granted it was freezing outside, but most of the people in the restaurant were eating with their coats on!

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience1
service4
value3

 
 (Seattle)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Good food, service was great but place is darn cold! Pice high with not a lot of options but quality is there

Tags: Casual, Good for Anniversaries
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience4
service5
value4

 
 (New England)·Dined on December 31, 2017

I loved the filet, they nailed it and the food is good. The atmosphere is okay for a hotel bar nothing special one way or the other but good food for sure.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience3
service4
value3

 
·Dined on December 26, 2017

Too expensive! For soup, salad and pizza, it's way too expensive. I've never paid so much for simple food.

Tags: Casual
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food3
ambience1
service1
value1

 
 (New England)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Really nice atmosphere! The service was excellent and the food was very good! We came here for breakfast before a matinee. It was very convenient to park in their garage and walk to the theater from here

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value3

 
·Dined on December 24, 2017

Food was good. Service was very good. Bar was very loud (Patriot's game). Overall good choice for pre-theatre brunch.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Fun, Pre/post Theatre
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience3
service5
value5

vip
 (New England)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Perfect location for after matinee dinner for Nutcracker. W/in walking distance. Great service, and food.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
1 person found this review helpful.
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience4
service4
value4

 
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 23, 2017

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.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food3
ambience3
service1
value1

 
 (New England)·Dined on December 19, 2017

Great pre-theater restaurant!

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience5
service4
value4

 
 (New England)·Dined on December 17, 2017

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.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food2
ambience2
service1
value1

 
 (New England)·Dined on December 17, 2017

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.

Tags: Great for Brunch
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service4
value4

 
·Dined on December 16, 2017

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.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food2
ambience3
service1
value1

 
·Dined on December 16, 2017

Me and my girlfriend went on a Saturday night and the service was great, I got the filer mignon and it was cooked perfect and was suprisingly good. Overall feel was decent just wasn’t veey romantic or cozy, something was missing it felt like.

Tags: Great for Lunch
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience2
service4
value3

 
 (New England)·Dined on December 10, 2017

If you are going to the Opera House on a Sunday, this is the perfect spot for brunch or lunch before or dinner after. I love the food, service, and convenience.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Kid-friendly, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience4
service4
value3

 
 (New England)·Dined on December 9, 2017

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.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Gluten Free Options, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Healthy, Great Beer
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience4
service4
value5

 
 (New England)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Food was delicious! Our server Eugene was beyond fantastic... So grateful for a great night!!! Our son just said he was the greatest server we ever had!

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience4
service5
value4

vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 3, 2017

A very nice pre-theater dinner

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience4
service5
value4

 
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Fantastic Waiter and service, nice elegant layout, good food choices, attentive staff. Only negative was a buffoon watching Football at the Bar Loudly trying to intrude on everyone's space.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience4
service5
value4

 
 (New England)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Fifth year having brunch with our grandchildren before the Nutcracker.Always a pleasant experience

Tags: Great for Brunch
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

vip
 (New England)·Dined on November 28, 2017

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.

Tags: Casual, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience4
service3
value4

vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Completely average food but the prices are through the roof. Very good service however.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food2
ambience3
service5

vip
 (New England)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Everything was excellent. Eugene our waiter was warm and thoughtful and generous. The chef even popped out to chat with us. Overall an excellent experience.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value4

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on November 13, 2017

Some other customers at the bar were obnoxious plus the server made a $15 plus tax error on our bill.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience3
service3
value3

 
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 5, 2017

This is a great option if seeing a show at the Paramount. The food is delicious but quick service can happen if needed. We’ve eaten at Artisan multiple times and they are great at accommodating food requests.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience4
service5
value4

vip
 (New England)·Dined on November 5, 2017

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.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value4

 
·Dined on November 3, 2017

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.

1 person found this review helpful.
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food1
ambience1
service1
value1

 
 (New England)·Dined on October 29, 2017

This place is perfect for a delicious meal and conversation. The ambiance is welcoming and comfortable. I will recommend to friends and definitely return.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Healthy, Pre/post Theatre, Quiet Conversation
1 person found this review helpful.
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

vip
 (New England)·Dined on October 28, 2017

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.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food2
ambience3
service2
value2

vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 28, 2017

It was a nice place for brunch, food was good, service was good. Nice place to go.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience4
service4
value3

vip
 (New England)·Dined on October 27, 2017

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.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food3
ambience4
service3
value3

vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Lovely meal at Artisan Cafe. Nice environment (located in the Ritz Carlton). Food was amazing, drinks were so good. Nice service, very attentive

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
·Dined on October 22, 2017

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.

Tags: Quiet Conversation
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience4
service4
value4

 
·Dined on September 28, 2017

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.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Quick Bite, Fun, Romantic, People Watching, Seasonal, Bar Seating, Comfort Food, Healthy, Authentic, Casual, Great Beer, Great for Brunch, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Afternoon Coffee, Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Afternoon Tea, Handcrafted Cocktails, Cozy, Great for Lunch, Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Las Vegas)·Dined on September 17, 2017

My daughter and I went for brunch before the theater. It was perfect.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience3
service5
value3

 
 (New England)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Service outstanding. Mussels and salad outstanding. Dinner outstanding.

Coffee awesome.

Dessert small and underwhelming!

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience5
service5
value2

 
 (New England)·Dined on September 15, 2017

Our waiter made sure we submitted our order in time to make our 8p curtain!

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value4

vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on September 11, 2017

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.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food2
ambience2
service1
value1

 
 (New England)·Dined on September 11, 2017

Attentive service
Great choices
Well - presented
Excellent chef

Tags: People Watching, Good Vegetarian Options, Pre/post Theatre, Casual
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value4

Report this review as inappropriate?

If you believe this review should be removed from OpenTable, please let us know and someone will investigate.