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About Beacon Hill Bistro
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.
Boston, MA 02114
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
$31 to $50
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Boston Common Garage is nearby.
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
Beacon Hill Bistro Ratings and Reviews
We were early for brunch but were seated and enjoying some sparkling wine until the kitchen opened. The oysters were delicious - fresh and briny. The salad frisee with avocado and radishes was tasty and I enjoyed the mussels frites. My daughter enjoyed the french onion soup. Our third had the griddle steak and cheese with mushrooms and enjoyed the whole sandwich - well sized for a hearty eater. We will be back.
This restaurant has a very nice atmosphere, but could not satisfy us in many ways. The waiter had not been too friendly before, but seemed to be really annoyed when we were not leaving after the meal. We chatted on, had another drink and were almost the last guests who left at 9:30 pm.
Beacon Hill Bistro has a nice bar area for waiting diners that was attractive and very active. The restaurant was able to seat us for dinner promptly at the time of our reservation. The service was very attentive but not overly obtrusive. The menu included quite a range of options from burgers to gourmet entrees at a wide range of prices. The dining area offers banquets along the perimeter wall for comfortable seating and groups of varying size. Conversational noise is modest making it easy to carry on table discussions. The food arrived hot and well prepared making for a very enjoyable meal. There is a coziness to the restaurant with nice ambient lighting making for a very pleasant and pleasant dining experience. The restaurant is also a very good value for a nice, elegant and friendly Beacon Hill setting.
Great varied menu because we all wanted something different--pescararian, vegetarian and an omnivore. Cool traditional vibe, old school Boston. Great host and service. Drank delicious rose wine, oysters, hummus plate. Fatoush salad, steak frites, cod entrees. Key lime cheesecake to end. All excellent. Have missed this spot in the past but would go again next trip for sure. Also good for Christmas nvetsation.
I will never go there again. We were treated very rudely by a gentleman waiter. It was freezing and they ridiculed me for asking that they turn off the air conditioner even though it was a cool day. Rather than warm the room up slightly they lowered it to 67 degrees. The food was mediocre.
Super cute restaurant in the heart of Beacon Hill. A true neighborhood gem, it seems like a throwback to begone years of bistros in the West Village of Manhattan. The wonderful ambiance and service make up for just ok food. The portions are plentiful and the price is correct for the setting and experience. I will be back for sure.
We came to the restaurant for brunch last Sunday, for a good bye meal dropping off sophomore daughter to Wellesley. The time was rather late for the restaurant (14:00) and there were not many
people around. Still the atmosphere was cosy - very nice music also. The food was delicious (with only the suggestion to serve perhaps fewer hashbrowns in the dishes, to let the rest of the good food stand out!). Salad and dessert were very good too. Service attentive, efficient and gracious, leaving us with a really good vibe on a rather emotional day. Thanks again to our server (owl arm tattoo!) - and special thanks to the handsome super cool Greek server who came over to say hello and talk to us in Greek !We will be coming back here and recommending the place.
This restaurant is my first choice when visitors come to town. The location is perfect, the mood is quiet and refined, and the food is excellent. A touch of Beacon Hill is always appreciated by my guests, and I am happy to share this special place with them.
All in all disappointing. Servers are very nice but the service is terrible, you wouldn't think you're at a pretty pricey restaurant. When we eventually (despite we were one of only 4 tables) got our starters they were wonderful, so we thought 'well at least the food is great', but it went disgracefully downhill from there. Barely touched our main courses, dessert could have easily come out of a supermarket freezer.
The ambience is very nice, the restaurant is well decorated you have a view of lovely Charles st architecture. It is a pleasure to sit in - shame that's not all that's important in a restaurant! Especially a high-end one.
Very Enjoyable. The occasion was a "Dine-Out Boston" lunch. The value was exceptional. One of the items I tried was their Clam Chowder. They added a very flavorful smoked chopped Bacon which made it wonderful. The dining area is narrow, with only 2 long rows of tables. The street side has plenty of windows . It is in a boutique hotel which could offer those who desire accommodations near the State House or the Boston Common an option.
The meal was fantastic, a word I use infrequently.
Each of the courses was well thought out. I had the crispy spicy tuna roll for an appetizer, atlantic cod local clams, linguica, new potatoes, fava beans, herbed tomato broth for the main course and the chocolate mousse flourless chocolate cake, almond praline & vanilla ice-cream for the dessert.
The service was especially excellent.
Great Service, really pretty place. Everything was great except the burgers were horrible. Bad buns and two little over cooked patties the size of McDonalds for $15. The fries were outstanding and I enjoyed the Caesar salad and terrific Brussels sprouts. How hard is it to make a burger? I was expecting something on par with Smith & Wollenski's but got Burger King.
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