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Chiara Bistro

4.4
4.4
1648 Reviews
$31 to $50
Mediterranean

Chiara is downtown dining in the suburbs. Conveniently located just 1.5 miles off exit 16B Rte. 128 on Rte. 109 in Westwood. Chiara offers outstanding seasonal selections of authentic Italian, French, Spanish and other Mediterranean cuisines. An excellent selection of unusual wines are offered along with a highly creative menu of seasonal cocktails.

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Mediterranean, Contemporary French / American, Italian

  • Hours of operation

    Sun: Closed Summer Sundays - Reopen September 9, 2018
    Bar Menu: 4:30 - 8:30 pm
    Full Dinner Menu 5:30-8:30pm

    Tue-Thur: Bar menu 4:30-10:00 pm
    Full Dinner Menu 5:30- 9:00 pm



    Fri-Sat: Bar Menu 4:30-11:00 pm

    Full Dinner Menu 5:30-10:00pm
    Out Door Dining 4:30 - 11:00

  • Phone number

    (781) 461-8118

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Steve LaCount, AAC

  • Catering

    Chiara is available for daytime events including meetings, showers, bereavement gatherings and luncheons; our team is also available for catering events in your home.

  • Private party facilities

    Space available for private lunch parties and private dinner groups
    Private chef's room for 6 - 12 people and semi-private seating for up to 35 Tasting menus for 6-10 persons also available

  • Private party contact

    Gabriela Rivera : (781) 461-8118 ext. 13

  • Neighborhood

    Westwood

  • Cross street

    Barlow Lane

  • Parking details

    Free - front, side and back of restaurant

  • Public transit

    None

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Menu

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What 1,648 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.4
4.4 based on all time ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 4.2Value

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  1. JJ

    JJOTVO

    New England

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 4, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Fabulous food, superb wait staff and engaged, on site owners! We travel a distance to dine here and bring friends/ family whenever possible. It is a sweet spot!

  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 30, 2018

    overall5food4service5ambience4

    Steve is wonderful!!

  3. RC

    RitaC

    London

    37 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on September 22, 2018

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    I always enjoy the Chiara Restaurant. We had dinner with friends on a Saturday night and the staff couldn't have been nicer. Food was great. Ambience perfect. I will be back.

  4. LB

    LindaB

    New York Area

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on September 20, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    By far the best dining experience on south shore. Love it!!

  5. b

    barbaram

    New England

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent everything...never a disappointment

  6. MA

    MAVGC

    New England

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2018

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Wonderful restaurant in the 'burbs. Good food. Reasonable prices. Will come again.

  7. R

    dennisR

    New England

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We always enjoy our Chiara experience- from outstanding food, great ambiance, and friendly staff and owners!

  8. R

    Ron59

    New England

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    We live in Westwood so this is a local restaurant for us, as such we’ve been many times over the years. The experience is never short of excellence, food, service and personal recognition from the owners. We can go anywhere but this rivals anything outside of Boston.

  9. D

    Dvrdiner

    New England

    35 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on September 13, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great girls’ night out for a birthday dinner. Food and service excellent. Glad to have this neighborhood gem close to home!

  10. LP

    LisaP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 9, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We love Chiara because the food and ambiance is wonderful and cozy! Always a great meal and service!

  11. d

    davemac616

    New England

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2018

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    Very pricey but excellent food. Parking is crowded and the place is noisy but it’s all more than made up for by the food.

  12. DS

    DevinS

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 8, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Darragh was an amazing server, outstanding staff. Food was amazing, owners are the super nice. I recomend making a reservation for weekends!

  13. MS

    MarkS

    New England

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 7, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great staff and delicious food. Thank You!

  14. IR

    IRENESKI

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 6, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food, as always, was exceptional. Scallops, pork chop and crab/lobster cake were all enjoyed. Service was thoughtful and genuinely executed. This was his 2nd week in this position and we all thought he did a great job. This was our 3rd visit and plan to return when they introduce their fall menu.

  15. BF

    BarryF

    New England

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on September 5, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Great meal. Our server Darraugh provided great service and laughs as well

  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    28 reviews

    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2018

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Great meal. Good value wine menu, well executed and creative dishes, great ambiance with efficient and discreet service. Had a great time. Looking forward to returning.

  17. B

    Belgium

    New England

    122 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    122 reviews

    Dined on September 1, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Another dinner at Chiara Bistro, another perfect night. We celebrated my' wife's birthday and we both enjoyed it. The food was again exceptional, the service was excellent and very personable. What a fantastic place.

  18. t

    thist

    New England

    10 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on September 1, 2018

    overall4food5service5ambience5

    We think the portions are small. Also, it would have been nice if the hostess had smiled at us when we came in. It wasn’t busy but she was just all business.

  19. NG

    NorwoodGuy

    London

    18 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on August 30, 2018

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Consistently delivers an interesting menu and wine selection in a pleasant, open kitchen environment. Service was friendly and helpful with menu selections. This is a “Boston” Restaurant nestled on Westwood’s Main Street. A “Gem”.

  20. BF

    BobFromBoston

    Los Angeles

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We will definitely return

  21. C

    Cindylouwho

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 24, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    My husband and I recently celebrated our anniversary at Chiara. The food was fabulous! Our servers was attentive but not disruptive. The amuse bouche (smoked tomato bisque), provided compliments of the chef was heaven in a spoon. It was delicious! We shared the calmari appetizer and a spinach frisee salad, both of which were tasty. My husband has the rib eye, which was perfectly cooked and accompanied by a char-roasted tomato butter and truffle mac and cheese. I had the center cut pork chop with braised greens and sharp cheddar grits. All were decadently delicious! The bar area was loud but we were seated (by request) in a back area that was very pleasant and allowed conversation. All in all, it was a great dining experience. This was our second time to Chiara and we look forward to returning again soon.

  22. a

    alexandpat

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 18, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Heard it was great, but "great" does not do it justice. this is one of the Boston area's best!

  23. s

    susanw

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 16, 2018

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    The food and service were stellar. We had the best table side service with great attendants and excellent timing of our appetizer & entree.

  24. JQ

    JudithQ

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 16, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Its always Excellent!!! We always want to try new places but we keep ending up at Chiara Bistro.

  25. TV

    TheValleyRdGuy

    New England

    33 reviews

    4.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on August 15, 2018

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    There is no doubt that Chiara's is our "go to" very nice, quality grill/restaurant that is cosy and not huge and we've frequented since it opened in Westwood probably 15 years ago. Quality staff, food variety is quite nice and prepared as requested each time. They offer a nice variety of wine and cocktails, meats, fish and I really enjoy the salmon, prepared the way I like it. It can get noisy and that's a sign of success, as far as I'm concerned, but a bit of an issue at times...I generally don't let that bother me; we enjoy Chiara's.

  26. M

    Maggie

    New England

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 10, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Love, Love, Love Chiara!!!! My favorite restaurant! Great food, awesome staff, feels like home!!!!

  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 8, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had a fabulous time celebrating a birthday. The food was delicious and The service was amazing!

  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent in all aspects, food, ambience, service. We’ve been coming here for years!

  29. R

    Robertw

    New England

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2018

    overall4food5service5ambience3

    Excellent except for being very noisy difficult to converse with person next to you or across the table. Service is excellent food is excellent

  30. p

    pjbjr

    Birmingham

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 2, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We enjoyed every moment & every bite. The serving staff was excellent.

  31. p

    peterh

    New England

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 2, 2018

    overall2food2service5ambience4

    While usually reliably good food and service, on our most recent visit the food was mixed. Oysters and scallops were perfect. The calamari appetizer was over cooked to the point of being crunchy and dark brown in color. The Scottish salmon was over cooked and tasteless. Quality control seems to be missing in the kitchen. Service was up to their usual high standard.

  32. E

    Eggoldman

    New England

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2018

    overall5food4service5ambience4

    We had never been there before and had a wonderful experience. The food was excellent and our waitress was exceptional! We’ll definitely be back.

  33. B

    Babbitt

    Philadelphia

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on July 25, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Wonderful atmosphere, food and service. Love eating there

  34. P

    Phil

    New England

    32 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on July 21, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Wonderful again... the Pork chop and Bourne oysters were great!!

  35. BP

    BillP

    New England

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on July 20, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    My wife and I recently moved to the suburbs after 17 years of living in Boston. So far, in our opinion, Chiara is the only restaurant out here in the burbs that compares to a few of our regular places in the city. We have made Chiara the first restaurant we look to for availability when we are looking to go out.

  36. b

    balovestocook

    New England

    102 reviews

    5.0

    102 reviews

    Dined on July 18, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Love Love Love having Chiara in Westwood. Outside seating made our meals perfect in every way. Service staff is attentive w/o being annoying. Wine selections are delightful. Chef is kind and will allow a patron to change side dishes for personal taste / diet. I cleaned my scallop loving, ratatoullie fixation, potato perfection plate..

  37. P

    Proc25

    New England

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 14, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food and service were great.

  38. SB

    SteveB

    New England

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 6, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food and even better service. Plenty of interesting choices on the menu and very friendly and efficient wait staff.

  39. E

    Eatingout

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 5, 2018

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    First time back in about 6 years. Just forgot they were there. My fault. Food is as excellent as I remembered. My wife who visited for first time said we would definitely go back. Tried many places since, and life has changed allot since last visit, but glad to know great places can maintain excellence and not slowly degrade as is so often the case with even the best restaurants. I did visit during the heat wave and found the A/C was just a little too low. Otherwise they would have gotten tops all around. Would recommend them without any qualms.

  40. MN

    MaureenN

    New England

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 30, 2018

    overall4food5service5ambience5

    We have always had a wonderful evening at ciara’s The owners are very gracious every time we’re there

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Chiara Bistro is rated 4.4 stars by 1648 OpenTable diners.

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Additional information

  • Cross street

    Barlow Lane

  • Neighborhood

    Westwood

  • Hours of operation

    Sun: Closed Summer Sundays - Reopen September 9, 2018
    Bar Menu: 4:30 - 8:30 pm
    Full Dinner Menu 5:30-8:30pm

    Tue-Thur: Bar menu 4:30-10:00 pm
    Full Dinner Menu 5:30- 9:00 pm



    Fri-Sat: Bar Menu 4:30-11:00 pm

    Full Dinner Menu 5:30-10:00pm
    Out Door Dining 4:30 - 11:00

  • Cuisines

    Mediterranean, Contemporary French / American, Italian

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Free - front, side and back of restaurant

  • Public transit

    None

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Steve LaCount, AAC

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (781) 461-8118

  • Catering

    Chiara is available for daytime events including meetings, showers, bereavement gatherings and luncheons; our team is also available for catering events in your home.

  • Private party facilities

    Space available for private lunch parties and private dinner groups
    Private chef's room for 6 - 12 people and semi-private seating for up to 35 Tasting menus for 6-10 persons also available

  • Private party contact

    Gabriela Rivera : (781) 461-8118 ext. 13

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