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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
One of our neighborhood go-tos, just as good for a casual lunch or bruch as it is a more celebratory dinner. Quality had fallen off in recent years -- for a long time, it felt as if the Bistro didn't know what it wanted to be. But new ownership of the hotel and new leadership the in the kitchen from Chef Tim have turned the place around again, and the menus feature solid, comforting New American fare, as well as an interesting wine list, at a solid value. We ate there twice for brunch and breakfast this weekend, as a matter of fact, as we had company in town and the rest of the midday offerings in Beacon Hill skew toward the uncreative -- and the higher-priced. Choose breakfast or brunch here over the Paramount or 75 Chestnut any day of the week.
Excellent service. A smallish menu, but there was something for everyone. Inventive cocktails. Excellent quality proteins and vegetables. Cozy atmosphere. Quiet enough to hold a conversation without straining to be heard. A good amount of space between tables. Plating of food was visually pleasing and food was creative and perfectly cooked.
Our server, Emily, made this night special. She was attentive and knowledgeable, anticipating our needs a few seconds before they occurred to us. She enthusiastically encouraged all of our desires and seemed genuinely happy to spend time with us. The food was excellent, but not particularly special. It's a good restaurant for those who want pretty close to standard fare.
Thanks for a lovely date night...food was delicious, especially the 3 Spread appetizer which could have been a meal unto itself...service was prompt, professional and friendly...and because we live in the neighborhood, it is so nice to have a cozy place that makes us feel like we belong! Cheers!
Disclaimer - my visit was the day AFTER Thanksgiving. I hadn’t been back to the Beacon Hill Bistro for a number of years and was prepared for change; that said, I wasn’t ready for THAT MUCH change. The service staff was more unprepared than I had remembered. Everything was a bit slow (they get to you when they can) disorganized and harried (staff seems to be learning the ropes). That said, the brunch food was fine and I like that quaint dining space is still what it is. To management, place DON’T screw up a good thing!!!
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.
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