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Beacon Hill Bistro

1081 reviews
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$31 to $50
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  • Neighborhood Gem (35)
  • Good for a Date (24)
  • Quiet Conversation (20)
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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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American, French
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Hours of operation
Breakfast: Mon - Fri 7:30am - 10:30am
Lunch: Mon - Fri 11:30am - 5:00pm
Dinner: Mon - Sat 5:30pm - 10:00pm; Sun 5:30pm - 9:00pm
Brunch: Sat & Sun 8:00am - 3:00pm
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Phone number
(617) 723-7575
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Daniel Gursha
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Parking details
Boston Common Garage is nearby.
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Public transit
A 5 minute walk from the Charles / MGH Red Line station.
A 5 minute walk from the Arlington Green Line station.
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 1081 People Are Saying
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4.4  based on recent ratings
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipnycfoodie (New York Area)
5.0  Dined 4 days ago

Went there for breakfast two days in a row because the food was so good and atmosphere was delightful. Not to mention, great service and feels like a neighborhood gem. Thanks to Gustavo for taking such good care of us. We stayed at a hotel down the road but next time will stay at Beacon Hill Hotel.

vipcharleneb (Chicago)
4.0  Dined 4 days ago

We liked Beacon Hill Bistro for its candle-glowing atmosphere on a wintry evening, coupled with classic bistro food that was well-prepared. The coq au vin, brick flattened chicken, and lobster tagliatelle were excellent. We especially loved the platter of cheeses as a starter which was called "Three Spreads" although we didn't see any spreads. Maybe we received the wrong order? At any rate, it was a large platter with 3 different cheeses, lots of breads, quince paste, honey, and other good things. This isn't a hip spot - instead, go here for a dining room that is perfectly at home in its Beacon Hill location, solidly good food, and quiet conversation.

Amelie (New England)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

A little bit too noisy but food was so great! Excellent food!

KLG1 (New England)
4.0  Dined on February 7, 2018

Love this spot. Come often. Wait staff and service folks are very nice and attentive: Julia, Hector and Gustavo, to name a few.

Carolyn (New England)
5.0  Dined on February 5, 2018

We have been to this restaurant four or five times over the past year and I always enjoy it so much. The decor is elegant. The service is a nice balance of attentive and not over assertive. The food is always lovely with an elegant presentation that is balanced, again not overly precious. I have loved every dish I have ordered as has my husband. You are greeted in an open smiling manner. On Charles Street this is one of my favorites!!

vipjhholly (New England)
4.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

The Beacon Hill bistro provides an elegant experience for breakfast and or dinner in lovely Charles St in Beacon Hill. Try it soon

vipBostonian (New England)
5.0  Dined on February 2, 2018

The Beacon Hill bistro is reliably good. Food was great and it’s abience is relaxed. Great at any time.

OpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  Dined on January 20, 2018

Great dining experience and wonderful bartender, highly recommend.

SamanthaS (New England)
5.0  Dined on January 19, 2018

Great food, service is very on-point, nice quiet atmosphere.

LC55 (Western NC)
3.0  Dined on January 18, 2018

Disappointing, service very slow, food mediocre, fish sandwich was fishy, steak was very chewy in the steak noodle salad, caeser salad was nothing special, we did not stay for dessert. This could be so much better, the menu is nice for a casual dinner, the execution misses on many fronts.
Maybe they were under staffed, but the service needs help, we sat down and did not get waited in for 15 minutes and we sat in front!

kayp (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on January 18, 2018

My girlfriend and I felt to comfortable with delicious drinks and food! Our server was awesome! A very cozy restaurant ... excellent service from everyone on staff!

vipCaitL (New England)
5.0  Dined on January 12, 2018

Delicious and the service was amazing. Really enjoyed our Lunch! Great flavor and unique flavor pairings and really worked. Drinks were also fantastic!

vipwestender (New England)
4.0  Dined on December 31, 2017

A lovely way to spend our New Year's Eve anniversary. We usually just stop by for a drink, but decided to try dinner this time. The prix fixe menu offered several choices, and our selections were all wonderful. Great service also, something we have experienced every time.

Really a great place for dinner, and one of us has had several great lunches there as well!

vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on December 31, 2017

One of the best meals we have had in a long time! Amazing service and lovely atmosphere!

vipRMC92 (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on December 28, 2017

It was a bitterly cold night -I'm almost sure most cancelled their reservations- but the staff was terrific as it would be any other night. They were gracious and let us stay past closing (we were unaware of closing time) to catch up with an old friend. The food was excellent and the wine list incredible. Wonderful place.