About Chiara Bistro

If there is no reservation available, please call: 781-461-8118
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. www.chiarabistro.com

569 High Street
Westwood, MA 02090
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Mediterranean, Contemporary French / American, Italian

Hours of Operation:
Sun: 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

Cross Street:
Barlow Lane

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

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

Phone Number:
(781) 461-8118

Website:
http://www.chiarabistro.com/

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.

Parking Details:
Free - front, side and back of restaurant

Public Transit:
None

Executive Chef:
Steve LaCount, AAC

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Please check our website: www.chiarabistro.com for special events.
Wine Wednesday, the third Wednesday of the month 6 - 8 pm (Free)
If no reservations are available on line please call: 781-461-8118

Specials

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers

Monday, December 25, 2017

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Specials

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Details

Three Courses $48 Adults/$12 Children
12 noon - 5:45 pm
Reserve Earl

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Details

Happy Holidays!
We will be closed on Christmas Eve for a private function

Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers

Monday, December 25, 2017

Details

Happy Holidays!
We will be closed Christmas Day

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Details

Three Course Prix Fixe Menu only
Amuse Bouche, Appetizer, Entree & Dessert
Final menu to be posted

Chiara Bistro Ratings and Reviews

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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.8

service

4.7

ambience

4.5

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

98% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (41)
Neighborhood Gem (38)
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Fit for Foodies (34)
Creative Cuisine (31)
Good for Anniversaries (31)
Worth the Drive (28)
Romantic (24)
Bar Seating (20)
Good for Birthdays (19)
Casual (18)
Cozy (17)
Local Ingredients (16)
Handcrafted Cocktails (15)
Authentic (13)
Business Meals (13)
Notable Wine List (12)
Quiet Conversation (12)
Seasonal (11)
Fun (8)
Comfort Food (7)
Healthy (7)
Good for Groups (6)
Disabled Access (4)
Vibrant Bar Scene (4)
Hot Spot (3)
People Watching (3)
Tapas (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Organic (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Great for Brunch (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Late-night Find (1)
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 (New England)·Dined 2 days ago

Simply a fantastic anniversary dinner.. Wellfleet Oysters, crab cakes, the chicken entrees and a nice btl of Malbec.. Been to many restaurants, this is in the top 3 all time.

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 (New England)·Dined 3 days ago

This was the 2nd time I ate here in 10 days. The first was a business dinner on a Thursday night and then this past Saturday evening. Both times the service was excellent. Thoughtful waiters who made real recommendations, accommodated our indecision on wines, were attentive without being intrusive.

I gave the food a 5 star because just about everything was wonderful. The scallops are excellent, the lamb appetizer, the char, the martini, etc. The mushroom ravioli was good but not up to quite the same standards as the other dishes.

Thanks for 2 wonderful evenings--we will be back!

Tags: Comfort Food, Authentic, Casual, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Fun
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 (New England)·Dined 4 days ago

We felt underwhelmed by our restaurant experience.

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·Dined 6 days ago

My mom and I came on Wed evening. Our server was incredible. She saw that there was a small hair on my dinner plate (I was totally okay with it). When the bill came, my meal was taken off. That just shows over and above customer service. Not to mention the food is to die for!! Coming in for a Christmas office party on Dec 8th, cannot wait!! Ever experience has been consistently excellent.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals
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 (New England)·Dined on November 11, 2017

A wonderful evening celebrating a special event. Martinis and appetizers were delicious. We had the calamari and the hummus plate. Both were amazing! Our entrees were all excellent as well. We thoroughly enjoyed our evening. We will definitely visit again. Service was excellent as well.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New England)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Nice food, nice service, friendly atmosphere and everyone was having a great time. What could be better!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients, Bar Seating, Worth the Drive, Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies, Fun, Notable Wine List
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 (New England)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Our second visit- excellent food , great service. Highly recommended especially for a special dinner

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date
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 (New England)·Dined on November 2, 2017

Always an amazing meal!! Food is consistently excellent.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Quick Bite, Healthy, Romantic
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 (New England)·Dined on November 2, 2017

Never disappoints!!
A local favorite of ours for any occasion-just dinner, birthday or anniversary-all appropriate at Chiara. We love it.
Highly recommend.
Creative tasty menu, great drinks and desserts!!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Seasonal, Quiet Conversation, Handcrafted Cocktails, Casual, Good for a Date, Fun
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 (New England)·Dined on November 2, 2017

Excellent as always. We eat there several times a year and it is reliably great.

Tags: Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Great dining experience. Food great!! Not your typical menu. Waite staff great!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients
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 (New England)·Dined on October 20, 2017

The service was excellent and so was the food. We had not been there in many years, but it definitely was as good as before.

Tags: Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine
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 (New England)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Somewhat disappointed with the main entree . It was a special for the evening and was over cooked

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 (New England)·Dined on October 19, 2017

great spot - feels like there is a lot of oversight by owner or mngmnt because all is under control, but not in a heavy handed way.

nice ambiance....could be less noisy.

Tags: Cozy, Healthy, Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive
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 (New England)·Dined on October 18, 2017

We have come to expect a fine meal from Chiara’s and tonight was no exception. My wife had the mussels and a salad for her meal and I had the duck. Everything was perfectly prepared and well-presented. We selected a moderately priced red wine (Caymus blend) that matched perfectly with the duck. Our waitress was fabulous (very animated and knowledgeable). You will not be disappointed!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on October 10, 2017

Great local spot with tremendous innovative and creative cooking without being too "out there". Friendly staff, decent bar scene (but it is the suburbs), and warm environment. I have eaten there several times over the years and it is consistently great. Latest tip - if you like scallops, the current offering on the menu is "off the charts" great!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Bar Seating, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on October 10, 2017

Had dinner and drinks there the other night, Vickie and Chuck were attentive and friendly. The food is very good although I wished they offered a surf & turf combo. I had the duck ( I wish the portion was bigger) but was a good meal regardless. We sat at the bar and unfortunately some guy and his wife (?) - all he did was talk about himself, blah, blah - I didn’t think there was enough air in the room. My wife and I like this neighborhood gem.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on October 8, 2017

My wife and I enjoyed dining here and would highly recommend it to everyone we know. The food was among the best we’ve ever had at a restaurant!!!! It was fabulous.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals
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 (New England)·Dined on October 6, 2017

We had a wonderful experience, as always. The seating was good away from the noise, the food was excellent as were the tastings of food. The service was great as well and we enjoyed the treat you served at the end , noting our anniversary.

Thank you
Shoshana and Harry Katz

Tags: Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Healthy, Cozy, Good for Groups, Casual, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on October 6, 2017

We enjoyed it very much

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·Dined on September 29, 2017

Every course was excellent. Also, did not ever feel rushed, service was the right pace.

Tags: Romantic, Bar Seating, Vibrant Bar Scene, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on September 28, 2017

No matter how many restaurants we try , we always go back to Chiara. A welcoming atmosphere with creative cuisine that is always consistent.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Seasonal, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Cozy, Bar Seating, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on September 27, 2017

Have eaten at Chiara many times and have never had a bad meal. They just switched to a new Fall menu and it was difficult to chose just one entre. One of my favorite suburban restaurants.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Cozy, Notable Wine List
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 (New England)·Dined on September 20, 2017

Simply phenomenal! A must go for a romantic dinner or special occasion.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Tasting Menu, Good for a Date, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·Dined on September 20, 2017

We love Chiara. Food ambiance and wine tastings are great!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Seasonal, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating
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 (New England)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Service felt rushed. Table next to us kept having people(Several employees and owner/manager come over to talk to them and we felt we were part of their conversation. Very distracting.

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 (New England)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Phenomenal food. Service was pretty good for a busy night. Loved the appetizers. Great wine / beer list, same goes for the cocktails.

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·Dined on September 15, 2017

Second time here. Great both times. Cocktails are excellent and food is amazing. Portions are perfectly sized. Great little restaurant with a very attentive staff. This will be a regular spot for me.

I grew up in a culinary family so I am an unabashed food snob. If you love food this is for you. If you love just getting full, go somewhere else.

Tags: Casual, Local Ingredients, Tasting Menu, People Watching, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Handcrafted Cocktails, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on September 13, 2017

My wife and I went to Chiara Bistro to celebrate her birthday this past week. When the waitress came to our table, my wife informed her that she suffers from celiac disease. She further explained that it was a gluten allergy and not just an intolerance. The waitress then replied, "Gluten allergy, intolerance, it's all the same thing!" We were shocked by her indifference and flippant attitude to such a serious food allergy. How could an upscale restaurant take such a laissez faire position? The waitresses' attitude towards my wife's disorder put a damper on the rest of our experience. Warning: if you suffer from a food allergy, DO NOT dine here!

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 (New England)·Dined on September 9, 2017

AMAZING!!! What a find! Be back over and over!

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 (New England)·Dined on September 9, 2017

I love this restaurant. The service is great and the food is always delicious. The menu has many intriguing choices and I'm always torn between which of the wonderful sounding meals to order. My only criticism is that the entrees are not huge so you really will want to order a starter, salad or side dish which pushes the cost of the meal up quite a bit.

Tags: Business Meals, People Watching, Neighborhood Gem, Seasonal, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine
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 (New England)·Dined on September 8, 2017

One of our go to spots. Always wonderful. Great destination.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on September 8, 2017

It's always great...food, service, ambiance and people.

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 (New England)·Dined on September 8, 2017

.... very accommodating with a wheelchair ... had a lovely dinner ....delicious food....wonderful service ....the best of the best!!!

Tags: Disabled Access, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Organic, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Good Vegetarian Options, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Miami)·Dined on September 3, 2017

Very good experience. From hostess to table to menu to server, all excellent. Food prepared very well. Great time with friends and celebrating an anniversary.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on September 2, 2017

This time my wife and I celebrated her birthday at this excellent restaurant. No need to say that the service was again at a very high level, discrete but o so efficient and personal. The food has always been well prepared & delicious and this time it wasn't different. We really enjoyed our dinner, even hours and days later. :-) You notice that the owners are closely involved and make sure that every detail is ok. Great job! This is one of the few restaurants we always return to and it never disappoints.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Vibrant Bar Scene, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Romantic
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·Dined on August 30, 2017

Food was excellent. Noise level much to loud sat next to bar people who are standind behind low partition much too close to diners. I couldn't hear my wife clearly because of conversations from bar area. Would go back if I can get better seating.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (New England)·Dined on August 26, 2017

This attractive restaurant exceeded our expectations. The staff were all friendly and helpful. I was impressed with the cleanliness of the dining and kitchen areas. From a distance, it appeared that the kitchen was run professionally with a crew that enjoyed what they were doing. Everyone in our party loved their dinners. The dessert was perfect as well.

Tags: Disabled Access, Casual, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food
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vip
 (Orlando)·Dined on August 26, 2017

Fantastic - as usual.....will be returning regularly

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on August 17, 2017

a very good neighborhood restaurant; well-trained wait staff

Tags: Worth the Drive
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