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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

Specials

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

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
$79 per person

Chiara Bistro Ratings and Reviews

5
4
3
2
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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.7

ambience

4.4

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

97% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (39)
Neighborhood Gem (35)
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Good for Anniversaries (29)
Good for a Date (29)
Creative Cuisine (26)
Worth the Drive (24)
Romantic (23)
Bar Seating (21)
Good for Birthdays (19)
Casual (18)
Cozy (17)
Local Ingredients (14)
Authentic (13)
Handcrafted Cocktails (13)
Notable Wine List (13)
Business Meals (11)
Seasonal (11)
Fun (9)
Healthy (9)
Quiet Conversation (9)
Comfort Food (7)
Good for Groups (6)
Hot Spot (4)
Tasting Menu (4)
Vibrant Bar Scene (4)
Disabled Access (3)
Organic (3)
People Watching (3)
Great for Brunch (2)
Kid-friendly (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Tapas (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
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 (New England)·Dined 3 days ago

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 4 days ago

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 4 days ago

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 6 days ago

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 7 days ago

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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 (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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 (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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