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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

Neighborhood Gem (37)
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Creative Cuisine (25)
Good for a Date (21)
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Worth the Drive (18)
Casual (17)
Cozy (17)
Romantic (17)
Handcrafted Cocktails (16)
Good for Birthdays (15)
Bar Seating (15)
Authentic (13)
Notable Wine List (13)
Local Ingredients (11)
Fun (9)
Healthy (9)
Seasonal (9)
Business Meals (8)
Quiet Conversation (8)
Comfort Food (7)
Good for Groups (6)
Hot Spot (4)
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Organic (2)
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 (New England)·Dined 3 days ago

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

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 (New England)·Dined on January 14, 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 6, 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 January 1, 2018

Perfect as always.

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 (New England)·Dined on January 1, 2018

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 January 1, 2018

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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 (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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 (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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·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 22, 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 21, 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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·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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·Dined on December 7, 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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·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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·Dined on November 19, 2017

This was out of the way for me but I had a gift card. Well worth the ride! The atmosphere is friendly, cozy and relaxing. The bar serves creative cocktails and a nice wine list. The staff is very professional and sincerely friendly. The food was excellent from appetizers to dessert. I'm sure I will visit this awesome bistro again.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Casual, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Awesome experience

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 (New England)·Dined on November 19, 2017

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 on November 18, 2017

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

We felt underwhelmed by our restaurant experience.

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·Dined on November 15, 2017

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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vip
 (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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vip
 (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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