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Beacon Hill Bistro

4.6
1102 reviews
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$31 to $50
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American
Perfect For:
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Quiet Conversation
  • Cozy
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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Cuisines
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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Neighborhood
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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.
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 1102 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.5
food
4.4
service
4.4
ambience
4.2
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Very good meal and wonderful service! Will be back!!

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4.0Dined 6 days ago

Food was great, service was not. If you are in the area, it's a good go-to, but there are lots of great restaurants in the same area. If the service had been better, it would definitely have elevated our experience.

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

It’s my all time favorite place and will always go... even though the service is always inconsistent

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3.0Dined on April 12, 2018

I think there may be a new chef. The menu choices are no longer as interesting as they used to be. The food was fine but on the expensive side. I was actually really disappointed, but mostly because of what they used to be versus what they are serving now.

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5.0Dined on April 11, 2018

I thoroughly enjoyed my meal here. I arrived early for my reservation and was seated immediately which was nice. The food was fresh and delicious. The ambience is inviting. The staff from the hostess to the waiter and busboys were all fantastic. Nothing but praise.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

This is a terrific neighborhood spot. The new ownership has created a very welcoming atmosphere.

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4.0Dined on April 4, 2018

This is a nice neighborhood spot with a cozy atmosphere. Over the years, it has had uneven quality, and we have even had rather bad experiences with service and food. I think they are under new management now, and are doing a much better job. Service was excellent, and depending on what you order, food is good. I had Arctic Char, which was cooked very well, although the accompanying vegetables were not great.

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1.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Food not like it use to be!!!!!
Can't say I'll go back... to bad great spot with bad quality food

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Service and food was great! We walked through the park prior to arrival. It's in a nice location. Very family friendly!

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Our 2nd visit to BHB was as good as the first. The mimosas were a good way to start our brunch. We enjoyed the lobster benedict and the apple vanilla french toast. Both portions were generous and tasty. Since it was Easter weekend there were lots of family groups enjoying their meals but the service was good and the restaurant was not noisy.

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

Food was amazing!!!

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4.0Dined on March 29, 2018

This place was great with delicious food. the Pasta was very unique and unlike another dish I had. It was restaurant week, so the service was very slow. but I didn't mind because the wine and atmosphere was great. the waitress was very nice and apologized for it taking so long. overall, i would go back.

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4.0Dined on March 29, 2018

Dined our during Dine our Boston week... the lobster bisque was disappointing as I was expecting it to not be a purée type of bisque. There were no chunks of lobster meat to be found. The NY sirloin was a bit tough...the Bolognese however was delicious as were the desserts... specifically the key lime cheesecake and chocolate mousse... Service was good and the staff was attentive.

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4.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Wonderful dinner. Loved the choices on the menu.
Our table was uneven, rocked back and forth - drove us crazy or they would have gotten 5 stars.

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1.0Dined on March 23, 2018

After waiting 1 hour finally was served our starter and had to ask our server for the bread.

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5.0Dined on March 20, 2018

My fiancé and I love Beacon Hill Bistro. It’s always quiet and the food is absolutely delicious. The chicken under a brick is my favorite thing on the menu. The muscles are excellent and the key lime cheesecake is amazing. We’ve made this our go to special occasion spot.

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Always tasty and interesting. Quiet, too. A real find.

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Interesting brunch options (not just standard eggs and pancakes), relaxed bistro atmosphere, good service. A winner!

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

Great food nice people and comfortable seating

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5.0Dined on March 2, 2018

We had a wonderful experience. Amazing food, delicious cocktails, and top-notch service from the second we walked in the door!

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

A random find that ended up being great! We were very happy with our brunch meals. It's a great value.

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

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.

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4.0Dined on February 18, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on February 10, 2018

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

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4.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined 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!!

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4.0Dined 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

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5.0Dined on February 2, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on January 20, 2018

Great dining experience and wonderful bartender, highly recommend.

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5.0Dined on January 19, 2018

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

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3.0Dined 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!

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5.0Dined 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!

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5.0Dined 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!

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5.0Dined on December 31, 2017

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

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4.0Dined 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!

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5.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined on December 27, 2017

I took my special needs daughter with me to the BHB for a late lunch. The service was fantastic with great recommendations. We loved the Meatball appetizer which was perfect for two. Food was great service was even better.

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2.0Dined on December 24, 2017

Dissappointing...Christmas Eve..reservations at7pm seated at 7p m..waited for 10 for server ...first course; wrong soup served....still waiting for our main course at 8:30! No explanation given. When we asked waitress said " kitchen problem" We have been to this restaurant 4 Christmas Eve dinners ...likely will look for another place for our most special celebration

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5.0Dined on December 23, 2017

Nice menu options, attentive but not intrusive service, excellent value. Can make a meal out of two appetizers. Burger is terrific. Local, not tourist, crowd.

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4.0Dined on December 21, 2017

Great food and nice atmosphere, but felt the service could have been a little more attentive. It took about 25-30 minutes after sitting to get our first drinks and we didn’t place our food orders for some time after that. I know I would have at least ordered one more drink and anther plate of food if the server came around a littler more frequently. It didn’t help that our dining neighbors came in 15 minutes after us and received both their drinks and multiple plates of food before us.

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