Beehive

4.6
5324 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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Sun 5:00PM - 5:30PM
Mon - Wed 5:00PM - 5:45PM

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New England
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Bruce Bears is one of the best - Sunday night has never sounded so good

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OT
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great food, atmosphere, service.

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

I was there on Saturday at about 9:45am for brunch. We made reservations which I'm glad we did because the place filled up. The food was amazing! I ordered the poached eggs North African style with spiced lamb. My husband had the blueberry ricotta pancakes. We sat right next to the stage downstairs where a 3-piece band played some country-ish tunes. I usually don't like country music but these guys were great. We sat right next to the stage and could carry on a conversation without having to yell at each other. The restaurant has a hip vibe to it. I'd like to go back in the evening some day.

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

Great service. Although the espresso machine upstairs was broken, the server went to the second service area downstairs to bring us the so needed coffee.

One comment, we could barely hear the singer upstairs

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

It was a fantastic evening. Leah Woods Music was a great band to watch there as well.

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

Cool vibe, cute waiters and live music, great for girls night out :))) very accommodating with reservation although online booking is very intimidating... good time

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San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great cocktails, meal, service and ambiance. We ate outside as well.

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

We visited Boston from Rhode Island on Saturday and had an early, 6:30 dinner. Super good!
Loved the Farroto dish! Was surprised there was music then which made the evening
even better! Our waiter was really good and the place is very cool. Will definitely be back!

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Denver
9 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant is in a great location if you want to get away from the crowds. It's a neighborhood restaurant a good walk from Boston Commons, so not as many tourists or kids.

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M
New England
7 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 1ambience 3

this is our second time visiting. Had a great experience couple years ago. this visit- food was only fair, sent back a dish (eggs overcooked)with re -order which never was given to us so one in our party never got food. Love the ambiance in general but would not rush back again.

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Seattle
8 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The place is absolutely nice. Food was way much better than we expected. Love the jazz on Saturday morning.

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New England
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 1food 2service 2ambience 4

The Hostess/manager was not accommodating. The water glasses were dirty and stained. Limited menu

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SO
New England
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Rudest hostess. I will never go back to beehive.

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New England
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

the food is great here, but the service is ALWAYS slow and terrible. The hostess was rude and based on her attitude, clearly didnt want to be there and it took someone just over 20 minutes to bring us water.

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TG
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went for a Sunday Blues date night. It was wonderful! Great food, great music, great service - I'm sure we'll be back again.

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D
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful ambiance.. great service.. delicious food and incredible live entertainment

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Phoenix
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great music

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JM
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

We went for the ‘Jazz Brunch’ which had a nice ambience. I’ve eaten here once before and was looking forward to going back. Food menu is small, which I actually appreciate, but then expect them to nail the few things they do. Brisket eggs benedict could’ve been great, the brisket was delightful - but was served on two burnt sides of English muffin and with massively over-poached eggs. I didn’t sent it back as I was hungry and the restaurant was busy, I didn’t want to wait. In other circumstances I may have politely done so. The dressing on the side salad was also very uneven - some leaves overpowering, others untouched.
If the price was a few $ less per plate, I would be more forgiving, but when you’re charging these prices, I expect to leave satisfied. Would consider going back for a third visit next time I am in Boston as it’s a great spot with nice ambience, but it may not be my immediate first choice.

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JA
New England
9 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really enjoyed our brunch. Love jazz music too.

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SC
New England
2 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went to the Beehive for Father's Day Jazz Brunch. Every aspect of our experience was perfect. We were greeted right away upon arrival and taken to a great table very near the musicians. Our breakfast of frittata, juice and coffee was excellent, the ambiance was perfect, and the music was wonderful. We will definitely be back.

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New England
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Father’s Day

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AF
New England
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Excellent food and drinks. Great atmosphere! We had a great seat with a view of the live music and the scene.

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New England
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place, fantastic service, and excellent food!

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HM
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 1ambience 4

The only thing that fouled our experience was the waiter's mistake in a crucial order and how she reacted afterwards. My friend ordered a virgin drink, since she stopped drinking alcohol in 5 years. But the waiter brought us something that was definitely not virgin, I understand that mistakes happen, but how she handled the aftermath was utterly insensitive, she went about explaining something else , without addressing the gravity of her error, that was really disappointing to say the least.

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New England
3 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Always a great choice. We often go before theater at the BCA.

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New England
14 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great atmosphere and food !

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New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great date night with live music. Salmon was exceptional- crispy skin and served with delicious black rice and roasted but crisp cauliflower. The queen bee cocktail was refreshing and they have great beers on tap.

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WB
New England
12 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

Wine was served on the warm side, led us to question how it was stored. Skirt steak was very thin. Great flavor, but very thin... couldn’t be cooked medium rare because it was so thin. Great service as always. We’ll be back, just disappointed this time.

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New England
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome food and music.

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1 review
Dined on June 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 1ambience 5

Really cool place that has an awesome atmosphere (really good music, bar scene, etc.). However, expect absolutely horrible service if you go to dinner here. They really need to improve on that.

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New England
8 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Patio seating was perfection. Bar tender and waitress was pleasant and personable.

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Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was incredible and waitress was so nice

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TD
New England
6 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Live band was a great surprise, and the food was delicious

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New York Area
48 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

More vegan options please! Great other than that!

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New England
5 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 3

I really enjoyed having brunch at the Beehive. I was worried that it would be hard to find parking because I booked brunch during the Pride Parade, but I found street parking quickly. I was disappointed with the lack of food options on the menu, but the drinks were fantastic! I ordered the Queen Bee and by boyfriend ordered the Birds Eye.

I had the Country Ham Benedict and my boyfriend enjoyed the Egg Shakshuka with Lamb. We had a great time!

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

Graduation dinner

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Tampa
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food and jazz

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New England
20 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Sharon "Sugar" Jones was singing, and this made for a particularly enjoyable evening. I was dubious about the vegetarian option, "farrotto," but found that I enjoyed it thoroughly because the accompanying vegetables had been well prepared. Salmon served to my companion was deemed "perfect."

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New England
44 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We had a great tim.
First time there
lots of action

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BS
New England
36 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Beehive is always great for a nice pre-theatre meal. The atmosphere is lively, and moderately loud burnconversation is still easy. Portions are generous, cocktails excellent. Free dessert for those going to the Huntington as well.

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