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Artisan Bistro

4.4
4.4
882 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 54 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast Daily 7:00 am–11:00 am Dinner Daily 4:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (617) 574-7176

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Shane Cooprider

  • Private party facilities

    Artisan Bistro features a semi private dining area that seats up to 18 people with Personalized menus.

  • Private party contact

    Shiobanne Olivero: (855) 741-6118

  • 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, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 882 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 3.8Value

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  1. ND

    NicoleD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    High end food, luxury ambiance, stellar service and very close to many theaters. Highly recommended.
  2. KM

    KathleenM

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience1
    Good good- not great- steak tips tough. Not worth the money. Tables dirty- waiter rude and inattentive.
  3. A

    Ajb1

    New England

    15 reviews

    3.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    It was solid but nothing extraordinary. A bit pricy the waiter had a few issues going on
  4. SE

    SheEatsOut

    New England

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My husband and I split the pea and asparagus salad and we both had the chicken. We also ordered the brussel sprouts with orange glaze. The food was delicious and well prepared. It was our anniversary so the restaurant brought us a complimentary chocolate mousse cake to split for dessert. They gave us a nice seat by the window and the service was impeccable. My husband ordered a glass of pinot grigio and I ordered a glass of rosé. Both nice pours. Location was perfect for the Boston Opera House where we attended the show after dinner. Would definitely recommend if you're heading there for a show.
  5. SQ

    SoozieQ

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was friendly and professional. We felt very welcomed. The restaurant ambiance was pleasing and warm. The food was absolutely outstanding. We had scallops with bacon and barley, and asparagus and peas salad with salmon that had perfectly done crispy skin. The menu had several great selections. Perfect location. Definitely will plan to go back.
  6. AR

    ArtR

    New England

    61 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    61 reviews

    Dined on June 2, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    We had not eaten here since pre-pandemic times. If anything, the food was even better than we had remembered. The mussels were excellently prepared; the broth was beautifully seasoned with fennel slices. The wine list was well chosen. All in all, a great meal.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience3
    The Ritz used to be a fashionable and good place to dine--looks like that is no longer true. Very limited and rather uninteresting menu. The only reason we would go there again is the use up gift certificates that we have been given for it. Myrid better restaurants surround it, most less expensive.
  8. LG

    LisaG

    New England

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience2
    Overpriced for the quality of the food. Food was good, but equal to what one would find at a more moderately priced, average restaurant. Wait staff left dishes, glasses and cheese board on the table throughout dinner. Not attentive. Given the reputation of the Ritz-Carlton brand I would have expected much better service and much better food. Drinks were exceedingly overpriced as well. Was a disappointing experience.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 26, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience5
    The restaurant was beautiful and quiet. The service was wonderful. The food was incredibly disappointing, especially for the price. We had the scallops, which was undercooked, and the Alaskan char, that was bland and tasteless. I would recommend this as a place to grab drinks (again, service and setting were excellent) but would not recommend for food.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Graduation Brunch
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    32 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Outstanding service
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The atmosphere is low key and it’s in the Ritz so the lobby and seating areas are lovely. The service was excellent, the food was delicious. We had a graduation to celebrate and our waiter brought a special complementary “congratulations dessert” to the graduate. The price was expensive: $320.00 for 4 people, plus we added a 20% tip. Overall, it was a positive experience. We wondered if the cost was keeping customers away because they only had three tables the entire evening.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Wendy was our server and she is excellent!! Food is always consistent and good! Love this cafe !
  14. JS

    JenS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Highly recommend a visit. Keep in mind, at peak dining time, it can be a bit difficult to hear others at your table. Particularly in a large group. But definitely worth the lean in.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great service! Good food!!
  16. MR

    MROB

    New England

    119 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    119 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Overall very good. Skirt steak was excellent. Very good service. Not the most comfortable room between the wood chairs and the tiny silverware, but worth another visit.
  17. BF

    BradFood08

    New England

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    It was a lovely dinner. Pricey, but nice. Very nice and convenient location
  18. RJ

    RobertJ

    New England

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Our server, Noelle, Was fun and efficient. The food was great but she is the one that made the experience!
  19. DG

    DeniseG

    New England

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall4food5service2ambience3
    I felt like it was over price for the size of the portions you received I hate my whole meal and I was still hungry I had to order a side of truffle fries.
  20. G

    Gerry

    New England

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Artisan Bistro staff are especially friendly and helpful.
  21. N

    Nancy

    New England

    30 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Our dinner would have been very enjoyable except that we were seated in the back room with 2 other large tables. As is often the case, the large tables became very loud to the point that my husband and I could not even have a conversation. The upsetting part is that there were open tables in the other area (bar) of the restaurant where the noise level was manageable. The waiter was trying his best but was very busy with the large tables. Management might want to be a little more conscientious of the seating. The food was delicious.
  22. v

    vkk32

    New England

    40 reviews

    3.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience2
    Yummy Bolognese. Was a special on the menu that night and it was very good. Menu itself was rather limited and I was kind of regretting picking it until our waiter told us about the Bolognese. That save the day. I might try it again when going to the theater on the chance that they were just having an off night. The decor also left me a little cold--a bit too contemporary for my taste. Reminded me of an old style diner rather than a Ritz restaurant.
  23. m

    mbtt

    New England

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on April 28, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    we went for a quiet conversation so it was early. staff very good, professional, helpful and not intrusive. menu appropriate and the dessert very very good. well worth it
  24. LW

    LisaW

    New England

    17 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    It was pretty pricey and a bit pretentious.
  25. PR

    PatriciaR

    New England

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Convenient to the theaters and public parking. Menu was more limited than the website indicated, and descriptions were not clear/accurate re ingredients. I had the escarole Caesar, added grilled and marinated chicken breast (very good). Dressing was a little bland. The addition of peanuts to the salad was a surprise but tasty. They do ask about allergies, but I would not have thought to mention a peanut allergy if I had one, because who expects peanuts in a Caesar salad? The portions for the other dishes (pasta) seemed small. The service settings were incomplete (missing pieces of utensils in the napkin); the table was sticky. Overall could use a thorough sprucing up in a few areas.
  26. a

    activatedvoxel

    New England

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Limited menu, on the expensive side, but the food was excellent. We had scallops and the special of Bolognese. Drinks overpriced but also good. Super close to the Opera House.
  27. T

    Tabu

    New England

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 12, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    We arrived at a very quiet time on a Tuesday evening. The waiter was very prompt and explained the specials and our questions on the menu very well. We were served quickly and the food was excellent. We went there before going to the theatre so I would recommend this because it is close and a comfortable place to eat and drink.
  28. WP

    WillP

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 10, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    I think the location was perfect as it relates to our needs. It met all our expectations.
  29. EG

    EllenG

    New England

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Nice dinner prior to going to the theater. The prices were quite high but nice eating experience.
  30. M

    Mike

    New England

    21 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience4
    Are used to love this location pre-Covid. I don’t know what happened. Limited menu. Food isn’t the same. Definitely a few notches down. The service is still great, but the food was less than desirable
  31. JL

    JanetL

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very accommodating for our group
  32. T

    Tremm

    New England

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 25, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    A bit noisier than we like due to a party in a closed off section of the restaurant. Service was great and the food very good making fo an enjoyable meal with friends.
  33. KC

    KitC

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a lovely dinner before going to a show at Emerson Colonial Theatre. Food was excellent and the service outstanding!
  34. SF

    ScottF

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Pleasant and tasty visit. Nice space with friendly staff. Thanks!
  35. LM

    LorraineM

    New England

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 18, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    Prior to ballet. Service was great and worked within your timeframe for theatre. Food was good but not great. Dessert wasn’t up to standard..
  36. S

    Schuyler

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place to eat before a performance at the ballet or a sunny stroll in the Commons nearby! I’ve been twice for brunch and have experienced stellar service and warm, quiet ambiance on both occasions. Servers Noelle, and Sandra as well as host Melissa were kind, understanding, and personable. I found them respectful and easy to start great conversations with! Food is tasty and servings are filling! All around a great experience! :)
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Our meal was excellent our waiter was outstanding a little disappointed they weren’t more options
  38. TB

    TimB

    New England

    24 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on March 12, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Food was good but WAY overpriced for the quality. Bartender was very attentive and friendly. Cool atmosphere but prob won't be back.
  39. C

    Connie

    New England

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 11, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    This is a good place to meet friends and/or to eat before going to the theater.
  40. T

    Tish

    New England

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on March 11, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Salmon entree was very good....as was the glass of Sancerre.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Contactless payment available
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff temperature check required

FAQs

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

Artisan Bistro is rated 4.4 stars by 882 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 54 times today
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 Dinner Daily 4:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • 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

    Shane Cooprider

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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