Beehive

4.6
5224 reviews
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The Beehive is an underground Bohemian eatery & bar featuring fabulous cuisine, libations, artwork and world class live music nightly. Nestled below the Boston Center for the Art’s historic Cyclorama in Boston’s South End, The Beehive serves the eclectic fare of Chef James Lyons - rustic comfort food infused with American, European, Mediterranean, and Middle Eastern influences.

Open for dinner seven days a week, weekend jazz brunch, and with cocktails and live entertainment available nightly until 2:00 am. The Beehive is the perfect location for after-work cocktails, dinner, live music, special events and more. Come to taste the cuisine, come to view the art, come to hear the music or simply come to share in the merriment.
The Beehive accepts reservations for full dinner. For appetizers and drinks please join us at either of our 2 bars.
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Take your Queen Bee to The Beehive for amazing food, libations and live music. Three course ($55 per/$19 kids person) Brunch with live music served 9:30am-3:00pm. Mom’s dinner with a la carte menu and live music 5pm-11pm. We’re open 9:30am to 12am!

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1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great experience! We had the duck breast and swordfish, which we both loved! Awesome atmosphere with live music. Will definitely go back.

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OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place for an evening out to see live music. Went on Sunday for blues night. Really great

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JW
Dublin
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Great jazz band and atmosphere. Food was divine. Espresso martinis were fabulous also!

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Dallas
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Gatsby Trio were amazing! Great music, good food (try the duck meatballs, you won’t regret it), good drinks, and good service.
We will definitely be visiting again when we’re back in town.

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SL
New England
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent Easter Brunch.....jazz ensemble was great and a perfect fit for brunch conversations

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JB
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 5

Disappointed in the pre fixed menu, Waiter not attentive, we complained about a drink not having all ingredients, were not offered alternative or compensation.

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MB
New England
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, music, service, and atmosphere. What else can you ask for?

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Portland
12 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

The biggest problem was the receptionist who greeted us
Was extremely unfriendly almost hostile. Bad first impression. Food was good not great for price. Bread was
$4.00 and was three small dry pieces. Shocking actually.
Drinks expensive and too sweet. Would not go back

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SB
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great atmosphere! It would be great to be able to choose a specific table when booking.

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h
New England
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

We had apetizers and beer. Food was overpriced and not special. I liked the band but they had an unspirited stage presence. Good service.

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R
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere and food. Live music was really enjoyable! We went to celebrate out anniversary, but the place is suitable for all occasions.

Just a suggestion to the Beehive, I would have appreciated a cocktail glass for my cocktail. Other than that, everything was excellent.

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food, music and service was impeccable! So happy to have found this place.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I appreciate that our server was extra prompt because my friend had a plane to catch. The host told the server about it before hand making it even nicer.

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Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Fun vibe. Good food

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New England
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good service, great brunch, happy

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NS
New England
2 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a find! Fabulous cocktail menu, fabulous and exciting menu, great service and great music. Feels like being in a speakeasy. Loved it. Can't wait to return!

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EH
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

So so fun and cute, waitress was great and the band was fantastic. They did rush us out kinda and wanted to flip they table fast but I don’t blame them as the line was out the door. I can’t wait to go back!!!

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SS
Savannah
3 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best meal I had all week! From appetizers to dessert. Drinks were great and interesting. I will go back!

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M
Western NC
10 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Awesome. Much better than expected. Location was great and we were able to walk back to hotel. Music was great.

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FO
Nashville
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service and music were both great. Felipe, the restaurant manager the night we visited, was extremely friendly. Still fantasizing about the cheeseburger. 5/5

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WG
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We got the skirt steak and the braised short ribs: delicious!! I do not recommend the deviled eggs. The overall aesthetic was unique and fun. The staff was friend, efficient, and knowledgeable. Wonderful environment, highly recommend.

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R
New England
14 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

I'd definitely go back to Beehive because the food was outstanding for everyone in my party. But remember that this is a jazz nightclub, so live bands play throughout your meal in this boisterous, crowded venue (at least it was on a Saturday night). Not a place for a cozy romantic dinner, but definitely good for loud fun. Also, you should make a reservation.

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TF
New England
10 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Portion sizes seem a bit small. I left feeling hungry even after a salad and the salmon dish. It was delish but pricey for what we got especially the cost of a side salad.

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LM
New England
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I went on a Saturday afternoon for a brunch and it was lovely- the food, the service and the atmosphere including live music.

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CL
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Every time I've been here I'm blown away by how tasty everything is. The live music is always great. Jazz brunch is my favorite thing to do on a Sunday. I'll keep coming back for sure!

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OT
New England
3 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Everything was great, thank you :)

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Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Super cute ambiance. Loved the artsy, industrial style and the live music. Food was great and the service was prompt.

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MP
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the ambiance and the live jazz and great service. Best food I have had in a restaurant in some time. Really outstanding.

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MS
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Fun atmosphere, good food! Getting a 2nd serving of bread proved to nearly impossible, no matter how many times we asked.but overall yummy food and a cute spot to dine!

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KC
New England
3 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Nice bohemian bun, with good food... we were dining before a show, and our dinner was timed well!

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J
New England
8 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

We were seated in what felt like a hallway or foyer, right outside the kitchen, on rickety chairs. It was not a pleasant way to share a dinner with friends. The food was fine, but nothing special. I expected more from Beehive.

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Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday celebration. Was very fun. Lively for Sunday AM

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S
New England
10 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 5

Jazz brunch...close friends with the performers. I had to get special approval to book a reservation for more than six people which was a bit of a turn off. When we were finally seated (I’m sure they’ve been burned, but really that’s a tad inhospitable) things went pretty well except for only six of us were served our food and the seventh was left waiting for quite awhile and we had to flag someone down to deliver his meal , that had been sitting there waiting for delivery for quite some time. A simple glance that everyone had their meal when the main delivery took place would have prevented that. Also, the wrong tea was served to one person and apparently the kitchen ran out of black tea altogether by noon on Sunday. That seems to scream ‘poor preparation.’ I would probably not recommend the Beehive based on the service, (even though the waiter was friendly and probably overburdened) although the food was delicious and the atmosphere was fun. And the jazz was fantastic.

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RB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our experience at Beehive was outstanding. From the greeting upon arrival to our departure everything was so nice. Food was excellent and service was paced so that we never felt neglected or rushed. Live jazz put it all over the top. We will be back!

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CO
New England
18 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

We attended a jazz brunch which was amazing. We sat in a balcony overlooking the musicians which was very pleasant. I had Shakshuka with merguez lamb and the hands down best polenta I have ever had in my life. My companion, who has a dairy allergy, had a lot of options to choose from and picked an outstanding riff on avocado toast which was tasty and colorful with beets and shaved radishes. The service was very attentive, from beginning to finish. I came for the jazz but will come back for the polenta!

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

I've been many times to the Beehive. While I still enjoy it, I thought that food was good, but not as I've had in the past. I've also noticed a steep decline in your cocktail quality. Was there a change in bartender?

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G
Philadelphia
34 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Went there for the music which was wonderful, but the food was a pleasant surprise. Great menu and everything was perfectly prepared. Service was very friendly and we were never rushed, a huge negative in so many restaurants today

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S
New England
6 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Best service and fabulous waiter!!
Will definitely go back

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PN
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very pleasantly surprised. We arrived fairly early (5:45) and were seated immediately, drink service was immediate and overall attentive, duck breast was phenomenal, short rib very good, chocolate mousse to die for (literally scraping the bowl). Live jazz was excellent and perfect in volume to allow for conversation as well. A fantastic evening out. Already looking forward to going again.

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C
London
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Great restaurant with awesome live music. The front of house host could have been friendlier on arrival but table service was great.

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