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Beacon Hill Bistro - Permanently Closed

4.5
4.5
1264 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
Raised mahogany paneling, banquette seating, mosaic tile flooring, etched glass, discrete mirrors and a large fireplace help to create a refined and comfortable bistro environment on Charles Street in Beacon Hill. A true urban neighborhood venue, The Beacon Hill Bistro is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner 7 days a week. While breakfast and lunch have an American/International flavor, at dinner the accent is decidedly French. Lucas Sousa crafts menus calling on modern bistro cuisine, “striving to balance tradition with modern tastes and techniques.” The Bistro also serves late-night dinners until 11:00 p.m. for the after-theatre, symphony, and film crowd. And, of course, Sunday brunch.

Permanently Closed

This restaurant is permanently closed.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    American, French

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 8:00 am–3:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:30 am–5:00 pm Dinner Mon–Wed, Sun 5:30 pm–9:00 pm Thu–Sat 5:30 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (617) 723-7575

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Alberto Cortez

  • Private party contact

    Kelly Darling: (617) 421-4908

  • Neighborhood

    Beacon Hill

  • Parking details

    Boston Common Garage is nearby.

  • Public transit

    A 5 minute walk from the Charles / MGH Red Line station. <br />A 5 minute walk from the Arlington Green Line station.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 1,264 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.1Value

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  1. KR

    KenR

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 2, 2020

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Unfortunately, the OpenTable app led us to believe that Beacon Hill Bistro was open for business so my party and I showed up as reserved, but the restaurant was closed for renovation. Probably should have let us know before heading all the way to Boston...bummer. I've heard good things about the Bistro.
  2. M

    Momof4

    New England

    131 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    131 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2020

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Dined here on New Years Eve with our 3 daughters (23, 21 and 16). It is a beautiful location and has a cute little bar area. We were seated right on time and we all agreed it was a nice menu with lots of choices. We enjoyed the soups to start and all enjoyed our meals. Would definitely come back.
  3. e

    ericb

    Washington DC

    25 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2019

    overall2food2service3ambience3
    Food was overpriced for quality.
  4. JR

    JohnR

    Washington DC

    11 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2019

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    The food was ample and very good. We were happy we ordered just entrees given the size of the meals. Some negatives: This is a somewhat expensive restaurant. My short ribs on polenta special was $38 while her bone-in pork loin was $32. We asked to be moved from our initial table, because the area was cold. Our server was not dressed in a manner we thought appropriate for Christmas Eve -- she was wearing a tee shirt and jeans. The restaurant was out of the only American Chardonnay they had by the bottle, a Sonoma Cutrer. We substituted a very nice Gruner Veltliner from Austria that is available by the glass (they sold us the bottle for the same price as the Sonoma Cutrer, a classy move). All in all, a pleasant if somewhat expensive Christmas Eve.
  5. g

    goodfood

    Chicago

    93 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    93 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beacon Hill Bistro is our first dinner stop when we are in Boston. Great neighborhood. Friendly atmosphere. Diverse menu. Good service. Excellent food in large portions. The Beet Salad was great. The crab cake appetizer, as a main course, was excellent, as was the Beacon Hill burger (two patties, actually). The Bistro is a very easygoing, welcoming place to eat. And, at least when we are there, most of the diners are locals.
  6. DR

    DavidR

    New England

    11 reviews

    3.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2019

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    This is what you need to improve: greet guests when they walk through the door and let them know you will attend to them in whatever time is appropriate. I had to stand there wondering where I was supposed to go... to another location in the building to engage with a hostess for the restaurant? wait at the stand near the door even though it seemed the service person was dealing with a room issue for a hotel guest? What? Also, once our food was served we weren't checked on by our waiter nearing the time a guest would be ready to leave. We had to flag him down after waiting way too long.
  7. TO

    TOBYW

    New England

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 15, 2019

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Great service especially after I spilled my glass of red wine - our server was great in helping us deal with the mess!
  8. A

    Arlres

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 12, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, excellent service. Perfect for business casual lunch. Highly recommend.
  9. L

    Liku

    New York Area

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on December 6, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    From brunch to dinner and business in between. The Beacon Hill Bistro has wonderful food and charming bright atmosphere —the perfect neighborhood do u f spit.
  10. E

    Ellie

    New England

    12 reviews

    2.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on December 6, 2019

    overall2food2service2ambience4
    I’ve had many excellent lunches at the Beacon Hill Bistro. This sadly was not one of them. Hopefully an abbetstion!
  11. AH

    AndrewH

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 28, 2019

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    We are visiting from Australia and wanted an authentic thanksgiving experience. Very happy with the Beacon Hill Bistro the food was yummy (turkey delicious) the service was very pleasant and the atmosphere cozy. Would recommend to others
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 27, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely bistro in an equally lovely neighborhood. Love this restaurant! Excellent food, service and ambiance. One of my favs.
  13. H

    Henny

    New England

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2019

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    The food was good but it was way to loud to have a conversation.
  14. AC

    AlCas

    New England

    77 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    77 reviews

    Dined on November 16, 2019

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Multiple and varied brunch options. Enjoyed cod cakes,poached eggs and Boston baked beans.
  15. PB

    PhilaBookman

    Philadelphia

    57 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    57 reviews

    Dined on November 16, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Dinner with friends from Europe!! Perfect!!!!!
  16. MS

    MannyS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 15, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Thoroughly enjoyed our dinner at The Beacon Hill Bistro. Food and service were superb. Looking forward to returning soon.
  17. MA

    MAEVEG

    Philadelphia

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server was excellent. She and the staff handled a seafood allergy extremely well, which is always appreciated. The server was knowledgeable, attentive and enjoyable. Great spot on Charles street for breakfast lunch or dinner!
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 10, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had another fabulous brunch at The Bistro! Great food- great service - great ambiance! Delicious drinks - mimosas and Bloody Marys and amazing food - eggs benny, French toast and salads!
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 3, 2019

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    Always delicious food!
  20. n

    noeleens

    San Francisco

    49 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    49 reviews

    Dined on November 2, 2019

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    The brick chicken is too die for. We thoroughly enjoyed our dinner there. We would recommend this spot to anyone visiting Boston.
  21. DK

    DavidK

    New England

    58 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    58 reviews

    Dined on November 1, 2019

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    A nice spot on Charles Street for lunch, brunch or dinner. Cozy, reasonable and always provides good service. Menu choices are varied and one can find multiple choices that should prove enjoyable. We recently had the the house special risotto with shrimp and scallops (very tasty!), the Griddled Steak and Chese with Mushrooms sandwich (excellent combination) and the Roasted "Centercut" Cauliflower Steak (perfect for the vegetarian among us and a healthy portion). Everyone appreciated their respective choice. Wine, cocktail and beer selections are well served, too. Will definitely return as we have done already.
  22. JK

    JKR84

    Hawaii

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on November 1, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect Beacon Hill charm with great food, reasonable prices, and very warm / cozy ambiance. The wait staff here is very friendly and fun. My go-to spot with friends and family, usually able to get a seat.
  23. o

    ocap

    New England

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 20, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great accommodation for diners with allergies. They checked every dish we ordered and informed us of possible cross-contamination. Excellent service experience
  24. B

    Bostonian

    New England

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on October 19, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beacon Hill Bistro is consistently good with delicious food. Always great.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    25 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on October 18, 2019

    overall1food1service3ambience3
    We waited way too long for our food. The waiter come over to our table numerous times apologising to us. When it did arrive, it was not hot and mediocre at best. We often come here on our stay's in Boston to see your daughter in college but won't be coming back. And after all that, the waiter took nothing off our bill. Just another apology (about the 5th one). Really disappointing.
  26. DW

    DavidW

    New England

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 18, 2019

    overall3food3service4ambience2
    Way too noisy and tables too close together. The steak frite was predictably good. The salmon was below par.
  27. DF

    DavidF

    New England

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 17, 2019

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    First class service; sat at end of restaurant so noise was only moderately bothersome
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great time!
  29. d

    dak4

    New England

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 10, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place for dinner in Boston central ovation nice atmosphere
  30. PL

    PickyL

    Denver

    98 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    98 reviews

    Dined on October 10, 2019

    overall2food2service3ambience3
    This used to be a really lovely neighborhood place with elegant california and french influenced chefy food. It now has large portions of greasy ill-conceived and poorly prepared food and we won’t return till they mend their ways
  31. A

    Allegra

    New England

    66 reviews

    5.0

    66 reviews

    Dined on October 10, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My favorite lunch spot on Charles Street. Have been here many times. Always ample servings and friendly staff.
  32. JS

    JohnS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 28, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The atmosphere is that of a French bistro ... classy and delicious. Highly recommended for parties of 1 or 2 couples ... 3 couples at most. For larger groups, much of the intimate charm of this bistro would be lost.
  33. KF

    KimF

    New England

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on September 26, 2019

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Service was great. Nice and quiet. Food good.
  34. I

    Italianshopper

    New England

    86 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    86 reviews

    Dined on September 26, 2019

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    The salads looked good. The Cobb was huge! I just did not care for my crab cake. It had a funny aftertaste.
  35. l

    lvlv

    New Orleans

    91 reviews

    4.0

    91 reviews

    Dined on September 19, 2019

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Very good Cobb salad. Thx
  36. D

    Drew

    New England

    18 reviews

    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2019

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    We've been to the Beacon Hill Bistro a number of times over the years. I love the elegant, but lower key atmosphere. Service is usually excellent. My only critique is that the food is not as good as years past, at least in terms of overall consistency. For instance, my spouse ordered swordfish medium rare, and it arrived well-done. The streak-frites cut was fairly grisly with fat. But the fries were excellent! And, the creme brûlée was in a very large dish and about a millimeter thick (joking). It's almost as if the chef is more focused on bar food.
  37. JE

    JaneE

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 15, 2019

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    It has always been pretty loud at the Bistro , but not quite as a bad as other places Ive eaten . Please take service . Food just missed this time
  38. F

    Foodies

    New England

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2019

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Great little Bistro in the heart of Boston’s Beacon Hill Bay Bay!
  39. SE

    SherylE

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 8, 2019

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Excellent spot all the way around. Food was delicious. Our server gets a 4 star for seeming like he didn’t really like his job, never a smile, he seemed like he did not want to be there. His service was good despite this.
  40. BO

    BermudaOnion

    Las Vegas

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 8, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing Brunch!! Brioche French toast with blueberry butter was the highlight- Banana pancakes & BLT with herb butter and an egg was pretty good too - Will visit again!

FAQs

Beacon Hill Bistro - Permanently Closed offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (617) 723-7575.

Beacon Hill Bistro - Permanently Closed is rated 4.5 stars by 1264 OpenTable diners.

Permanently Closed

This restaurant is permanently closed.

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Beacon Hill

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 8:00 am–3:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:30 am–5:00 pm Dinner Mon–Wed, Sun 5:30 pm–9:00 pm Thu–Sat 5:30 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American, French

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Boston Common Garage is nearby.

  • Public transit

    A 5 minute walk from the Charles / MGH Red Line station. A 5 minute walk from the Arlington Green Line station.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Alberto Cortez

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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