We were celebrating two birthdays - Steve and staff made us feel very special and it was a grand way to feel special when celebrating a birthday.
The food was superb but the friendliness and caring shown to us is the one of many reasons would go to Chiara Bistro time and time again.
As usual, everything was delicious! Love the Chiara salad and the onion soup is
the best around. Great, friendly service!
Had a great meal as always last night at Chiara. New menu for the season was great and had the duck just added to the menu that was cooked perfectly. Also had a great seasonal cocktail, cucumber vodka martini. Great service also as always from Tracy!!!
First time at Chiara Bistro and even though it was a bit of a drive for us we met a friend half way. We enjoyed the food, service was great and we will go again to try the lunch menu.
I have been to Chiara Bistro many times and I have never been disappointed. My dining partner was unexpectedly delayed, but the staff were gracious and at no time rushed us once she arrived. Our dinner choices were excellent, as usual! I heartily recommend this restaurant. There is something for all tastes and appetites on the menu.
Maybe we hit an off night here. Only one of the four of us (the one who ordered a salmon main course) thought that the food was good. For most of the dishes, including the mussels appetizer recommended by the waitress, there was little taste. The service was generally good but we had to ask three time if we could get more bread, before they responded to the request. This is probably viewed as a solid neighborhood restaurant, but we come from about 20 minutes away and wouldn't likely make the trip again to this restaurant.
Chiara never disappoints. Food is always good and seasonally inspired.
Matt and Vicky are great and fun to see every time.
Our meals were delicious. Able to carry on a conversation without raising our voices. What a treat!
Got the Calamari to start, was very good with aioli, arugla, and cherry tomato accompaniment.
Diver scallop entree with parm risotto was excellent. Wednesday evening dining was not crowded but Fridays and weekends can be heaving. Outdoor patio dining and drink in summertime is also ver nice.
We eat at Chiara at least 4-5 times a year with different groups of friends. We never have a bad meal there. There is almost no restaurant for which that can be said.
Food is always good, menu excellent and regularly changes. Service is great. Somewhat pricy but worth it particularly when compared to similar restaurants in the area. We have tried competitor restaurants in the same price range for a change and they never meet the high quality of Chiara.
overall, a great restaurant.
Great food, professional service . Pricey but worth the cost. It is one of the best places to get a quality meal within 5 miles
Excellent and friendly service as usual. Great food... we both had fish. Halibut was cooked perfectly and the side dish was also very good. Had the Cucumber martini and the Pomegranate blood orange martini. So good. Will be back soon.
Our server, Matt, was great. Very personable and attentive. Food was amazing. Can’t wait to go back.
Another great meal at Chiara! My friend and I both had a great meal combining a couple of small plate dishes, and still had just enough room for dessert! The cocktails were quite tasty and the wait staff was personable and attentive. This is always a great spot to catch up with friends!
The food was delicious, but the service was not great. After bring seated and given a main menu we waited quite a bit for the fixed three course menu and waited longer for a drink order to be taken. We couldn’t even find her to flag down.
We asked if the wine on the three course menu could be substituted and her response was “ it’s never been asked before”. Not a good answer in my opinion. We were willing to pay for a more expensive wine from the cellar . With that response from our waitress, we decided to order from the main menu.
The entrees came in enormous bowls; big enough that the forks slid into the food. Are such huge bowls necessary? I pity the staff that has to haul around heavy over sized tableware.
We eat at Chiara’s several times a year and the food never disappoints. The service on the other hand is often uneven.
Wonderful food, service and ambience. A real gem in Westwood and consistently excellent.
Always enjoy eating here. Fun atmosphere, delicious food, and Steve is a gracious and attentive host. My wife, son and I always find going here a treat.
Food is excellent. I have dined here many times. My only concern is that tables are extremely close to one another making private conversation and general comfort less than desirable.
Very personal service. Owner greeted us at the door. Excellent, but not overly large, menu. Would definitely go back again.
We were absolutely thrilled with this restaurant for a 65th birthday quiet dinner for four. They are so creative and the food is just amazing. No wonder they have so many regulars and it is so hard to get a reservation --- book ion advance!
Great menu, lovely ambiance. One of our favorite special treat restaurants.
Never a disappointment
Excellent food, comfortable atmosphere and an enjoyable dinner.
Wonderful food and fabulous service. The best trained wait staff in all of the Boston area - professional, caring and communicative!
First time dinning there. Professional service with slightly high prices on single glasses of wine ($17), and entrees.
As always, great food, ambiance and service.
We had a wonderful dinner for my husband’s birthday. Our waiter and the bartender helped us choose gluten free options.
Birthday celebration for one of my sons.
The five of us enjoyed our salads, main courses and desert with a candle in my son’s cake... a little special...onion soup was great and my scallops were delicious. We will be back for another special occasion..
We've been to Chiara Bistro many times and have always been impressed with the great food and excellent service. The menu varies with the seasons and offers smaller portions of some menu items for those who don't want a lot of food or who are more budget-conscious. The noise level can get a bit high at times, but having the tables set close together prompted us to strike up a conversation with the couple sitting next to us. They had come from over half an hour away to enjoy the delicious food and the neighborhood feel of the place. We look forward to many more memorable meals at Chiara.
As always, Chiara delivered with the comforting ambience of the restaurant, the delicious food and the impeccable service. My husband and I love dining there. I had my mothers 80th birthday party there and they were beyond excellent for a special occasion party.
My wife and i have been here multiple times and have always been very pleased. Only complaint this time was the service. Three parties near us were seated after we were and all three were done and out the door before our entrees were served. Server also brought the wrong bottle of wine. Management did apologize, blamed it on miscommunication and did provide complimentary appetizer. We will dine he again though I hope our last server gets her act together.
Delicious food and excellent service.
Always a fun place to go...great food and service.
Love the monthly Wine Wednesdays!! Interesting and new wines to taste!!
We had a great meal celebrating a family birthday. Everyone liked their food. Service as usual was superb. This is our local gold standard. Wonderful place.
The food was great as always but the service was terrible making for a meal that lasted at least an hour longer than it needed to. Tables around us were served much faster than us and several couples around us that arrived after us were on to dessert before we even had appetizers.
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!
Wonderful dining experience. Never disappoints!
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.
Valentines dinner. Excellent menu!
Excellent dining in all respects. The Valentine Day's menu was not posted on their website. It would have been helpful.