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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

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

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 (New England)·Dined on July 28, 2010

a beautiful restaurant in all ways..clean, modern, food is fabulous and staff are friendly and very helpful..a real treat to eat here

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 25, 2010

Chiara is great. The food was excellent and creative the service was also excellent.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic
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 (New England)·Dined on July 24, 2010

Very good food main dish. Starter was weak but overall an above average place to eat

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 23, 2010

Great evening from start to finish. Service was expert and attentive throughout the evening. Food highlights were the scallop entree and lamb and the froie gras and duck confit appetizer were all outstanding; great values for the quality and price. Wine list was quite good, especially in the reds with lots of choices from affordable to extravagant. This clearly a nice neighborhood gem where you can go casual or dressy to suit your taste and all will be happy.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Hot Spot
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 (New England)·Dined on July 23, 2010

We had a great meal at Chiara Bistro. The food was great! The menu was small but everything looked great and it was hard to choose what to have. Several of the main dishes were available as appetizers so it was nice to be able to try multiple dishes. We had the riccota gnocchi, the warmed brie, scallops with creamed corn and crab, and the Moroccan lamb tagine. We had no complaints about the food whatsoever and we'll definitely be back.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic
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 (New England)·Dined on July 22, 2010

Attentive maitre d but also rushed. To drinks. To order. Don't you hate it when service personnel interrupt a conversation to do their thing. Isn't the point to make the dining relaxed not rushed? But on the short wine list we found a vermentino de Sardinia. What a treat.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·Dined on July 22, 2010

We enjoyed our dinner at Chiara Bistro. We appreciated that the tables are not too close together so we really felt like we weren't on top of anyone else. Our waiter was especially attentive and pleasant. Everything we ordered was absolutely delicious, an appetizer of basil-ricotta gnocchi with braised veal; blackberry BBQ duck breast with sweet potato gratin; pan-seared sea scallops with lump crabmeat creamed corn, all nicely presented. For dessert we had a plate of cookies and truffles. This was our third visit and we heartily recommend Chiara Bistro.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (New England)·Dined on July 17, 2010

One of our favorite suburban restaurants. We brought friends who had never been there and they absolutely loved it all as we do. the ambiance is warm and cozy with a touch of elegance. The service is friendly and appropriate. The food is awesome and the cocktails are innovative and made just right.

All in all, one of the best and a great place for casual or fancy dinner out!!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·Dined on July 17, 2010

Great restaurant and didn't have to drive into Boston!! Would highly recommend even for special occasions!!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·Dined on July 16, 2010

Food was delicious and service was superb. A delightful evening! Everyone loved the food and the flexible menu options. Really, a perfect dinner.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on July 16, 2010

we had a great dinner - we had guests from out of town and they can't wait to go back next year. Scallops were delicious.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·Dined on July 16, 2010

Chiara Bistro never disappoints! We've been going since they opened and it's always great food, nice people, good service!! We love it!

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on July 14, 2010

Food was very good and enjoyed the ambiance. The pacing of the meal was perfect and the overall noise level was relaxed, allowing for conversation. A nice new find for me. Will definitely return.

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 (New England)·Dined on July 14, 2010

I hadn't been to Chiara in a while and was glad to see it was still as good as ever. The fois gras and duck confit terrine was delicious and the breast of chicken served on marscapone polenta was one of the best chicken preparations I have ever had. The only reason I didn't give the food and outstanding rating was the cornbread shortcake which I split with a dining companion. We both agreed it was really dry and just not very good...a rare miss at this restaurant.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 13, 2010

The food was great. Everyone in the party found something they enjoyed. Our table was by the open kitchen, so a bit noisy to hear all in a party of six. Will definitely go back soon.

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (New England)·Dined on July 10, 2010

We had a group of six and were seated a little off the main dining room at a nice ample table. We especially enjoyed being able to talk to and hear each other without feeling totally isolated from the rest of the restaurant. The chef sent over a little treat for everyone and the dessert was sinful. Four of the group live locally and will definitely visit again!!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on July 10, 2010

Everything was delicious and cooked perfectly. Each course offered many flavors which blended together nicely. Server was attentive and helpful. Absolutely a wonderful, enjoyable, satisfying dinner.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on July 9, 2010

Chiara is a fantastic upscale restaurant find without having to travel into Boston to enjoy. The food is superb, the service attentive but not overbearing, and the decor is comfortable yet modern.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on July 9, 2010

Been to the restaurant many times, but when we got to the restaurant, we were told they didn't have our reservation. It was embarrassing, but the hostess was able to accomodate us, and we had a lovely evening. Don't know where the breakdown was, but from now on, I will call the restaurant to confirm my reservation.

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 (New England)·Dined on July 9, 2010

Very good food although the menu is limited in its selections. Appetizers also very good.
But the noise level was too high to enjoy a comfortable conversation. I was there with a friend on a Friday night at around 630PM.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on July 8, 2010

What a gem!! we had a wonderful meal and the service was great!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic
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 (New England)·Dined on July 8, 2010

Wonderful dining experience - excellent food as usual. We have dined at Chiara many times and have been impressed with the consistently delicious and well-presented menu choices.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on July 7, 2010

The 3 course prix fixe dinner with wine pairings was a great value. Food was delicious and the wines were excellent as well.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on June 24, 2010

food was really good; got a bit noisy as it got latter

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·Dined on June 24, 2010

Great atmosphere, great food, fantastic experience all around!

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 (New England)·Dined on June 22, 2010

The food was excellent. Service could be a bit better. Prickly pear margarita was a disappointment. Enjoyed it overall. Would definitely come back.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on June 20, 2010

Dinner was divine. Staff is very accommodating and helpful. Steve LaCount (chef) came out to visit for a few minutes. It is a wonderful experience all around. The restaurant's ambience is warm, cozy and elegant, with wonderfully creative and delicious food.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 19, 2010

Best chicken dish - Breast crispy skinned, moist meat on top of a bed of marscapone enriched polenta, perfectly cooked haricots vert, yummy marsala fig sauce - great dish

Gazpacho Martini was grand as well

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on June 17, 2010

We were very pleasantly surprised by everything about this restaurant: the food was interesting, well-prepared, thoughtfully conceived and delicious. The ambiance and service were quite pleasant - there were couples having romantic tete a tetes, a large group in a back room celebrating something, several couples that looked like a date night. We were a group of five and they handled and timed everything perfectly - even tho we had, for example, hot apps, cold apps, oysters, etc - all well presented. I would return here anytime, and it is especially a gem for an area without many good restaurants.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
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 (New England)·Dined on June 12, 2010

This is a great restaurant. One of the nicest in the West Boston area. Very nice, varied and interesting menu followed by wonderful food. The Moroccan lamb is unusual and supurbe. Dinning area has nice ambiance.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on June 12, 2010

One of the few places that uses imagination in its recipes and presentations without spoiling the food.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion, Hot Spot
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 (Charleston)·Dined on June 10, 2010

welcoming and inviting bistro with friendly personnel; wine selection was good and chiraz was very nice per suggestion of bartender; quickly taken to our table, waitress was helpful with selections and food was well prepared and as ordered; overall a very nice experience and prices reasonable for the style of restaurant. Several other diners were there for a special occasion and would have a romantic feel versus other restaurants but not overdone.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on June 6, 2010

This was not our first time dining at Chiara. It is probably one of the most consistant restaurants around. We have never left there more than 100% satisfied with the meal and the service.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on June 6, 2010

For one of my dinner companions it was a first visit and he was very impressed. He loved the food, the ambiance, and the overall attention to the diner.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on June 6, 2010

Chiara Bistro is a real find. It's perfect for a couple's night out, with a lovely atmosphere and excellent food. The apricot cocktail was a bit on the sweet side, but the french Sauvignon Blanc was very nice. Each dish, including the pre-dinner breads and dips, has its own unique flavor and attention to detail. Onion soup was not too salty (that's unusual!), our chicken dish was yummy, and the Moroccan lamb was exquisite! We ended with creamy, homemade ice cream and biscuit. We are somewhat sensitive to cold, so we asked for a table away from the AC ceiling vents. I was glad I had my sweater. Overall, a wonderful experience!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion, Hot Spot
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on June 5, 2010

we had a lovely dinner. Waiter made great recommendations. Service was excellent. We were seated as soon as we arrived. Great evening. Thank you.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·Dined on May 27, 2010

From the moment we walked into the restaurant, it was an absolute treat. From the bartender, to the waiter, to the excellent food and atmosphere, a memorable night was had by all. It was a dining experience that was magical and one that I would highly recommend to my family and friends.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on May 26, 2010

This is the place we go to celebrate special occasions. It never disappoints

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on May 25, 2010

Chiara Bistro is as good as always. They serve the best lobster roll in Boston. My wife loved her burger. Service is friendly and efficient. Prices are reasonable and the wine list is well chosen. It's only a 12 minute drive from Chestnut Hill and I can't wait to return.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
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 (New England)·Dined on May 22, 2010

The food was delicious but the noise level was too high for us. We will not return because of the noise even though we loved the food.

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