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.
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.
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!
Food was excellent. Service was outstanding! We stayed quite late in the evening, and no
one rushed us to leave.
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.
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!
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.
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.
Our first visit and we had a great time. The service was exceptional, and the food delicious.
We will be back.
Always deliver a consistently excellent local casual experience.
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.
Very good. Would go again...
Salad was overly seasoned with salt.
Shrimp were over cooked and tough
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!
Excellent as always. Wouldn’t visit Boston without visiting Chiara.
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.
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.
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!
We felt underwhelmed by our restaurant experience.
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.
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.
Nice food, nice service, friendly atmosphere and everyone was having a great time. What could be better!
Our second visit- excellent food , great service. Highly recommended especially for a special dinner
Always an amazing meal!! Food is consistently excellent.
A local favorite of ours for any occasion-just dinner, birthday or anniversary-all appropriate at Chiara. We love it.
Creative tasty menu, great drinks and desserts!!
Excellent as always. We eat there several times a year and it is reliably great.
Great dining experience. Food great!! Not your typical menu. Waite staff great!
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.
Somewhat disappointed with the main entree . It was a special for the evening and was over cooked