Beehive

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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 Phil Lewis - 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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Celebrate Thanksgiving with the Beehive twist! Boston's liveliest Holiday feast. Live Music all day starting 11am. Special prix fixe $70. Kids 10 & under $20.

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What 5454 People Are Saying
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place for live music and food. It was so good I went twice!

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

Amazing food & ambience!!!

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

Loved it! We came from Mexico to visit boston and they told us this was a must go to place.. and indeed it is! Great experience, nothing similar!

AB
New England
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Too noisy but very lively. Live band was pretty good. I liked the decor.

OT
New England
13 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great band, food and service!

a
New England
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

When I suggested a jazz brunch to family I didn't realize how loud it would be. It was great for listening but not for talking and, had I realized, I would have asked for a table farther from the band, but it was quite full when we were seated so it may not have mattered.
Service was very slow and rather indifferent. I added an appetizer order to the drinks and that came out in about 10 minutes, but no one took our order for another 10 after that. The food was good but not great, and overall it was very expensive for the quality. It might be a nice place for drinks and listening to music but I wouldn't go back for brunch.

OT
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Egg benedict was delicious. Lamb burger was ok. The live music was amazing. Service was outstanding.

OT
New England
11 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Another awesome brunch with delicious food, great drinks and live music

KS
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We spent the evening at the Beehive on a dreary autumn night and the ambiance was so cozy. We could not have asked for better seating, our waiter was very personable, the food was delicious and the band was icing on the cake!

CJ
New England
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

Music was excellent. The early set had not balance the sound and the subtlety of the vocalist and guitarist were overwhelmed by chunky over amplified bass and staccato drumming. The restaurant was cold and the food edible. The second set was fantastic with a top notch band so we had another carafe and the evening was excellent. Book a table eat before you go wrap up well and you’ll have a great night.

OT
New England
28 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

If you want to see the show while you eat it is almost impossible
If you looking for a spot to eat it is fine but nothing special

M
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Fun place if you want to enjoy music and a funky atmosphere.

OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful dining experience from start to finish. The food was delicious and our server was excellent.

J
New England
2 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 4

This was the worst experience I have ever had at Beehive, so much so that I’m not sure I will go back any time soon with so many other reliable options. Our server forgot about us. People who were seated after us on either side were taken care of before we were and received their meals well before we did. For brunch at 12:30 they told us they were out of salmon (really?) and our food and drink orders arrived late (one was completely forgotten) and cold. Unfortunate and a total waste of money that day.

OT
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Felt rushed. Food arrived in less than 10 minutes. We felt like it was pre-prepared. Would have liked to stay longer and listen to band by server slapped the bill on the table after we ordered coffee.

JW
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Bee Hive has a fun, eclectic menu of comfort food. Not too many options for those watching their weight--braised beef short ribs are hard to pass up, EXCELLENT. Other options a bit on the heavy side, includes bacon, fries, duck meatballs. lasagna, smoked blue fish with potato chips, brisket. Did I say comfort food? Fun place. Jazz trio plays in the background--true background music. Great experience if you're expecting a casual, unique, great food, and yummy desserts.

OT
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Cute spot with live music

OT
New England
5 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

The music was wonderful. The wait staff was very attentive, the service was efficient, the food arrived promptly.

DM
Cleveland
10 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

Food was good, not great, service was friendly but brisk felt like they really wanted to turn tables

HE
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I went to visit my daughter at BU and looked at a Google restaurant map to find a dinner spot near my hotel. Saw The Beehive and quickly read the reviews and made a reservation. We ate outside on the lovely and lively patio, enjoying every bite of ribs, deviled eggs, and whipped ricotta dip, as well as our server Alexa and every handsome dog who pranced by on the sidewalk. We loved the meal and experience so much we went back for brunch the next day! It was a live music Sunday brunch so we got to enjoy a fantastic hipster jazz quintet, wonderful Benedict and frittata, and our darling server Janelle. All around wonderful experience that I look forward to having again on my next visit. Thank you Beehive!

A
New England
9 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

A little too noisy but the music was great.

DS
New England
3 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good, sat outside which was lovely, ground was a little unstable for chairs but think it was because of cobblestones.

OT
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service, food, drinks and music, exceptional as always! It also helps that the space is beautiful!

JP
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 3ambience 5

We had a table right next to the stage. It was fantastic! The music was great. The food was great. Overall is was a great time.

We will definitely be coming back.

AL
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love Beehive. .

JD
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Nice food on a really relaxed atmosphere with a nice big space

JG
New England
15 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

A nice brunch spot on a sunny day if you can snag a table outside. I had made a reservation for inside but they were very accommodating to get us seated outside. Very good and attentive service, fun boozie drinks, and the food is good and priced for the neighborhood, but at the end of the day, you're spending about $20 for eggs, etc. I recommend sticking to the "lunchy" things, like the lamb burger or grain bowl.

s
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Great dining excellent!

OT
New England
2 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

They forgot it was Vinny’s birthday.

SL
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I was worried about noise level having read some complaints but it was fine, the jazz band pleasant and the food absolutely outstanding!!!

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

This booking cost me open dollar points and it said it was for a premium table but this wasn’t that... table super squeezed bn two big groups. Disappointing.

j
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Excellent food and the live jazz is awesome, not too loud either. Swordfish was excellent. Calamari was not chewy and definitely fresh. Will be back.

DP
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere for relaxed dining, there for the Jazz Brunch, music was great, food & drinks outstanding - nice mix of imaginative dishes with fresh ingredients. A joyful experience. Highly recommend!

OT
Birmingham
3 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday dinner was amazing, loved the music and great company!!!

S
New England
22 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely atmosphere a little old world with live music at 8:00 pm. Food was wonderful the salmon was cooked to perfection! The staff were kind and very attentive.

LA
Greensboro
4 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent all the way around.

MA
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Everything was wonderful - only complaint is that hosts were rather brusque when we first walked in--we didn't really get the welcome we would expect at a place like the Beehive. But the jazz trio was amazing, our server was great, the food was fantastic - a good experience all the way around.

DS
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Wonderful patio that is both open to the street for collecting all the feel of Tremont St. and secluded from passerby. Downstairs there was live music. The food was excellent and being Celiac (gluten allergy) they had a full menu to choose from and were very accommodating.

M
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

Good food - a little pretentious and overwhelmingly posh - fantastic atmosphere however. The high price I'm assuming covered the food and musical entertainment. Pretty good experience but one I wouldn't repeat anytime soon. 3/5 stars

OT
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Fantastic music, great food, lovely service. Great place to bring a date!

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