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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

Chiara Bistro Ratings and Reviews

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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.7

ambience

4.5

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

97% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (38)
Neighborhood Gem (31)
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Fit for Foodies (22)
Creative Cuisine (21)
Good for Anniversaries (20)
Handcrafted Cocktails (19)
Casual (16)
Romantic (16)
Cozy (15)
Worth the Drive (14)
Notable Wine List (13)
Good for Birthdays (12)
Authentic (11)
Bar Seating (11)
Fun (10)
Quiet Conversation (9)
Seasonal (9)
Healthy (8)
Local Ingredients (8)
Business Meals (6)
Comfort Food (6)
Hot Spot (6)
Good for Groups (5)
Disabled Access (3)
Kid-friendly (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Happy Hour (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Organic (2)
Tapas (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Great for Brunch (1)
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 (Richmond)·Dined 3 days ago

Chiara is definitely a worthwhile experience - unfortunately, we do not go as often as we'd like...but when we do, we know that each course will be special. From the appetizers and wine through dessert, it's a delicious and lovely meal. A favorite in our area!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Healthy, Notable Wine List, Casual, Worth the Drive
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 (New England)·Dined 4 days ago

This is a most remarkable restaurant that NEVER fails to satisfy! From a distinct and different vibe with each visit (either vibrant or sedate), an alert and totally professional waiter [yeah, Matt!], to a consciously expanding Mediterranean menu with unique offerings (this time we savored a delicious chicken liver pate, yummy PEI mussels, followed by scrumptious cod, potato gnocchi bolognese, and topped off with creme brulee; BTW, the cocktails and wine didn't slouch either!), Chiara Bistro is a must visit for serious food lovers. At present, one of our FAVORITE dining establishments! Mmmm-mmm grrrrreat.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails, Authentic, Special Occasion, Healthy, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Seasonal, Hot Spot
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 (New England)·Dined 5 days ago

Valentines dinner. Excellent menu!

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 (New England)·Dined 5 days ago

Excellent dining in all respects. The Valentine Day's menu was not posted on their website. It would have been helpful.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New England)·Dined 6 days ago

There is such attention to detail with the food and the service that it makes every meal at Chiara amazing.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on February 11, 2018

One of our favorite places

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 (Columbus)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Wonderful atmosphere and really good food! The service was outstanding!

Tags: Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Cozy, Tasting Menu, Creative Cuisine, Seasonal, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on February 8, 2018

I took three coworkers and had an amazing meal with a very informative waitress. Can’t beat the menu or the price. Will be back.

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 (New England)·Dined on February 6, 2018

We had a wonderful time for my son's 35th birthday. Everything was delicious. Timing was perfect. Waiter was polished.

Tags: Disabled Access, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New England)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Tracy, our wait person, was so knowledgeable about the menu and was friendly and accommodating. She made our birthday celebration a meal to remember! Our dinner selections were outstanding, too.

Tags: Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails, Bar Seating, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Food was good if a little pricey. We go there a lot and enjoy the place.

Tags: Special Occasion, Cozy, Good for Groups, Business Meals
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 (New England)·Dined on January 30, 2018

Everything was delicious ..our waitress was fantastic..amiable, helpful, and fun. Our table was pretty close to the next one, but other than that, it was a perfect night!

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Had a great time as always last night at Chiara. The food is consistently outstanding, we had a few people get the gnocchi which is perfect every time and also had the cod and steak special that had every last bite eaten. Matt is an ultra professional server and I’m always happy to sit in his section, and also great to see Tracy last night who is part of a tremendous service team. Got to take some friends there last night who haven’t been there before, I’m sure they’ll be back.

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 (New England)·Dined on January 27, 2018

I have been to Five Star more times than I can count, so this review is long overdue.

I am totally a fan. I love this place.. I've gone to Five Star for years so people come and go but 98% of the time the service and food is perfect.

The gnoche is out of this world ...so soft and explosion of tastes. Ordered that as an appetizer. For entrees, the Five Star the salmon or scallops are solid choices. The lobster roll is my favorite but it is out of season.

I have taken countless numbers of people (family, work colleagues , friends) to Five Star and they have never been disappointed.

The atmosphere is warm and inviting. The only thing I can complain about is there is not enough room between tables

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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 (New England)·Dined on January 27, 2018

We were seated right away, and our guests , who had arrived before us were waiting. We spent from 6 to after 9pm enjoying each other’s company and the excellent food. Finally we were politely asked if we could continue at the bar because others were awaiting our table. A popular place, jam packed with happy diners.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Chaira is never disappointing. Great food and service’

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Good for a Date, Late-night Find, Bar Seating, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies
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 (New England)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Fabulous place. Easy to get to. Food was very good.

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 (New England)·Dined on January 13, 2018

As always, a delicious meal. I had the scallops and loved the setup. The crab cake was delicious as well. Bartender makes a delicious cosmo. Will return.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on January 5, 2018

Have had dinner here 25+ times
All great
Even rented out for party.
A+ on all levels

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vip
 (Orlando)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Perfect as always.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on December 31, 2017

We enjoy New Years Dinner every year at Chiara as well as dine at Chiara once a month, consistent, delicious,friendly,comfortable...can't go wrong!

Tags: Seasonal, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Our little family had a fantastic New Year's eve dinner at Chiara Bistro. The service was beyond expectations and perfectly paced. The special menu offered great options and all dishes were delicious. The owners are strongly involved and are constantly present in the restaurant. And it's always nice when one of them comes to your table to greet you in a personal way. Chiara Bistro never disappoints. This time it was superbe, sublime, merveilleux. Bonne annee!

Tags: Special Occasion, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Handcrafted Cocktails, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Chiara knows how to do Special Dinners!
New Years Eve and Valentines Day are two of my favorite times to eat here.
Outstanding menu and everything was prepared perfectly.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on December 31, 2017

We had been there before and always enjoyed it. It was New Year's Eve and the place was busy, but the service was still attentive and pleasant. A three course meal plus an amuse bouche was offered at a reasonable price of $79, plus drinks, tax, and tip. The food was very good and the selections were appropriate. My only criticism, if it can be called that, was that the chef obviously likes some sweetness in his savories. For example, the amuse bouche was a fresh oyster on the half shell, which I enjoyed, but would have enjoyed it more if it had been served with a vinegar mignonette or even lemon juice rather that the slightly sweet sauce that was on the oyster. Also, I had tuna crudo for my first course, and it too had a slightly sweet (blood orange) dressing on it. The main course was a deconstructed beef wellington and it was delicious, as were the desserts. As the ancient Romans said, "De gustibus non disputandum est", i.e., about tastes it should not be disputed, so, though I don't care for "sweet" savories, many people probably like them, so I will not quibble. All in all, it was a lovely dinner and we shall certainly return in the future.

Tags: Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Had a fabulous time—excellent drinks, great apps, fantastic food!

Tags: Seasonal, Authentic, Cozy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine
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 (New England)·Dined on December 28, 2017

We had a wonderful time at Chiara. It was our second time there and the food, as before, was outstanding. The trout special was quite delectable as was the crème brûlée. The service is very good. The wait staff were quite attentive and there was never a need to wait for or contact them. While it's above our typical price point for dinner, it is definitely worth it for special occasions.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Cozy
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 (New England)·Dined on December 27, 2017

As there is little about Chiara Bistro that would warrant describing it as Mediterranean, the description should be removed. It is run of the mill American cuisine. I ordered the steak and at $38, it was fair. It was accompanied by a very small amount of butternut squash and turnip, which was fine because the vegetables were so over salted as to render them dangerous to consume if one has hypertension. The noise level was so loud that we had to shout to each other to be heard. Worse yet, there is no anteroom to the door, so every time it was opened patrons were treated to a blast of brutally frigid wind such that the woman at the next table refused to even unzip her full length park. We won't return.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on December 21, 2017

Although we had to wait about 30 minutes from the time our drinks arrived to see our waitress again and order dinner, we didn’t really mind because we were busy catching up. All of the food was amazing and we plan to return!

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 (New England)·Dined on December 20, 2017

Food was excellent. Service was outstanding! We stayed quite late in the evening, and no
one rushed us to leave.

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 (New England)·Dined on December 14, 2017

This was my third visit to Chiara this year and I enjoy it more every time. Excellent food menu service and ambiance. A real treasure.

Tags: Special Occasion, Tasting Menu, Worth the Drive, Fun
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 (New England)·Dined on December 12, 2017

We had been at Chiara’s before, but not for some time, and thought some changes had been made to make it cozier and less noisy. The food was absolutely excellent, and served in the right proportions, and our waiter — I believe he is the beother of the owner/manager — was very attentive and curteous! All in all we know we will be back for more of the same!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Good for a Date, Hot Spot
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 (New England)·Dined on December 12, 2017

It took 20 minutes for someone to take a drink order. Then the waitress poured a beer that overflowed onto the table but she didn't even realize it until we asked to something to clean it up. Food was good but service was very slow all night.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on December 10, 2017

I eat here often simply because it's the best food within twenty miles in a very professional and welcoming atmosphere. Great place for special occasions also. Wonderful wine list.

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 (New England)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Our first visit and we had a great time. The service was exceptional, and the food delicious.
We will be back.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Healthy, Gluten Free Options, Comfort Food, Cozy, Casual, Fun
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vip
 (London)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Always deliver a consistently excellent local casual experience.

Tags: Happy Hour, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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 (New England)·Dined on December 6, 2017

For over a decade, Chiara has been exceeding my expectations every visit. They do everything right. Steve,Michelle and the entire staff are always so welcoming.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Notable Wine List, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Healthy, Authentic
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 (New England)·Dined on December 5, 2017

Very good. Would go again...

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 (New England)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Salad was overly seasoned with salt.
Shrimp were over cooked and tough

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 1, 2017

We ordered the Long Island duck with warm cherries, butternut squash and string beans. The flavors of the sliced duck breast, butternut squash and cherries complemented each other beautifully. For dessert, we had apple tarts also so tasty and not too sweet. It was a totally DELICIOUS dinner!

Tags: Worth the Drive
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 (Miami)·Dined on November 21, 2017

Excellent as always. Wouldn’t visit Boston without visiting Chiara.

Tags: Bar Seating, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients
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