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Beehive, Boston, MA

Beehive

4.5
4.5
6219 Reviews
$31 to $50
American

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

The Beehive accepts reservations for guests who are consuming food with beverages under MA State Law Covid 19 regulations. Walk-ins are welcome, but reservations are strongly recommended. Patio reservations may need to be canceled or moved to inside dining room if there is inclement weather.

Due to Covid guidelines all tables have 90 minutes to enjoy the Beehive experience. Please call us or use the Opentable app to cancel a reservation to avoid a $25 per person no show fee.

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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American, European, Middle Eastern

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Wed 5:00 pm–11:00 pm Thu 5:00 pm–12:00 am Fri 5:00 pm–1:30 am Sat 4:30 pm–1:30 am Sun 4:30 pm–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (617) 423-0069

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Ryan Skeen

  • Private party facilities

    Host your next business gathering, family celebration or anything in between at The Beehive and treat your special guests to an unforgettable experience like no other.

  • Private party contact

    Events Team: (888) 654-6983

  • Neighborhood

    South End

  • Cross street

    Clarendon/E. Berkeley

  • Parking details

    Valet service is temporarily suspended.

  • Public transit

    Back Bay station on the Orange line is 3 blocks from The Beehive on Clarendon Street.

  • Entertainment

    World Class Live Music......for Free! The Beehive is a premier showcase for world-renown musicians and up & coming stars. Come any day and the music will blow you away in the most unique Eatery & Bar anywhere! To view current calendar of events and sign up to our email newsletter go to www.beehiveboston.com.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 6,219 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.1Value

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  1. MF

    MarthaF

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Very pleasant patio experience with prompt and efficient service. Was seated early and accommodated a late arrival in the group. Delicious burger.

  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    in town visiting found this place for father’s day very cool, good was great, friendly service, and music was great. wonderful, energetic atmosphere

  3. SH

    StephanieH

    New York Area

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall3food5service1ambience5

    The waiter was a bit slow and not very attentive but the Manger recognized that and stepped in!

  4. A

    Alex

    New England

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Delicious foods, delicious cocktails, and great service! We'll be back!

  5. TM

    TamaraM

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall2food1service4ambience4

    We waited for our table for 15 min even though we had a reservation. The food did not meet our expectations. We were there for Father’s Day brunch. Shakshuka was poorly done served with cold polenta. The menu was not versatile at all comparing toothers trips there throughout the years. Although service was good we will not be back as food was disappointing.

  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food3service5ambience5

    Only one vegetarian entree on the dinner menu which was a little disappointing but the ambience was great and great cocktail options

  7. M

    Mysticfam

    Heidelberg

    7 reviews

    2.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall2food2service3ambience2

    The food came out cold and there was nothing special about it. We used to love this place before COVID but they have lost their luster.

  8. S

    Shannon123

    New England

    29 reviews

    2.0

    29 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall2food1service2ambience4

    Sadly disappointed in the brunch at the Beehive. We have been going to the Beehive for years. First time back since the pandemic. Server was not friendly, a bit snarky. Tried to rush us along while only a few tables had patrons. Food arrived cold, and nothing special. Eggs Benedict had no flavor at all to the sauce. Zucchini was uncooked and diced. Others ordered the American breakfast. $25 per dish is steep for two eggs, sausage and toast. Understand the cost of seated inside with live music but… outside, needs to improve.

  9. VC

    VCliff

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Always the best experience at the beehive! Food, drinks, atmosphere, service, all 10/10.

  10. JF

    JulieF

    Las Vegas

    55 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    55 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    especially nice for outdoor dining - a neighborhood gem

  11. MM

    MaryannM

    New England

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5

    unique setting, I didn't get to stay for the LIVE Music. Place looks fantastic, I wish the menu had a little bit more to offer. But well worth the trip in. Drinks looked and tasted amazing.

  12. LW

    LynnW

    New England

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had a lovely pre-theatre meal with delicious food, super service and fancy cocktails. First time I have sat outside! Recommend Roast Vegetable couscous, Pork Belly, Cauliflower and bean dip appetizers.

  13. JG

    JonG

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Cauliflower was awesome! I had the brisket- it was great. Couscous and burger kept the kids happy. Good service…sat out front

  14. DR

    DonR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food and atmosphere. Service was superb and not intrusive - just right.

  15. T

    Thecritix

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5

    Amazing atmosphere. Amazing music.

  16. c

    charlieg

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3

    Don’t let people who have no intention of actually listening to the band, sit downstairs by the stage.

  17. FH

    FriedaH

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience4

    We went to Beehive for a return visit on our Anniversary for the Sunday Jazz Brunch. We booked well in advance. When we got there, we were seated behind a brick column which meant we couldn't see the band. When we asked for a table with a better view, the hostess brought us to a table in another room very far away from the music. When I said the first table was better (not great, but better than the second choice), she took us back there, threw the menus on the table without speaking or looking at us, and walked away. The good news is our waitress was excellent and the food was very good. The music and food were worth coming for, but without being able to see the musicians, it was only half an experience.

  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fabulous from the host to the bartender and server, the band was amazing and food fantastic. The whole vibe of this place is mesmerizing.

  19. JS

    JSM21

    New England

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Every time I go back to the Beehive I remember how much I love it. The food is delicious and interesting, without any pretension. The staff are always so friendly - and it was clear they were understaffed. We sat outside this time and it was roomy and relaxing. Way to go, Beehive ❇️💚❇️

  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    Wonderful ambience and food was amazing. The service was excellent from the time I checked in for my reservation.

  21. N

    Natalie

    Austin

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall2food1service5ambience4

    We went for the jazz brunch, which was honestly a bit of a let-down. The food was expensive and portions were small. We paid $25 for one slice of avocado toast with smoked salmon. The music was very off and on with musicians taking very long breaks… we were there for about an hour and a half, with probably 30-45 mins of actual jazz being played. And when it was playing, musicians seemed more into conversing with each other about improvising rather than actually preforming. Very “we’re sitting in on their practice” vibes.

  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The jazz band was wonderful, the music's was at exactly the right level to both enjoy the music and have a pleasant conversation. The baked french toast was perfect. Our waitress was great, we were with a six year old, she was very patient and pleasant.

  23. TS

    TedS

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Server and runners excellent and the vegan main was outstanding.

  24. JL

    JennLem

    San Diego

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Had a great time! The food was awesome and the atmosphere was fun and lively. Would love to come back when they have live music.

  25. P

    Pedro

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excelent price for your money. Can't go wrong with the Beehive. One of my favorite places in Boston. Make sure to make your reservations in advance. Slight peeve: the live music starts at 10:00 pm unless announced otherwise and the reservation only lasts for 1 hr 30 min. Your best booking time for dinner would be 9:30-10 pm

  26. c

    carlof

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    My gf and I had reservation for 2. We got the table on the balcony facing the stage and the projector. We were welcomed by a super nice server who gave us food and drink recommendations! We picked ricotta as starter, glaze pork shoulder with mushrooms and polenta, and brisket with potatoes! Highly recommended!

  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    20 reviews

    4.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    Baby gem salad with salmon was delicious

  28. l

    lizv

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    the entire experience was great! service was outstanding! food was great and show was just amazing!

  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall3food5service4ambience3

    Tries to be both a music venue and a restaurant. Food excellent but in a rowdy bar atmosphere making music inaudible.

  30. MB

    MikeB

    San Francisco

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    The truffle short rib was amazing!

  31. KH

    KellyH

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4

    The good: bartenders upstairs were awesome. Great drinks excellent convo..nice welcoming experience; the ambience of place is cool and the music if you’re lucky enough to time dinner right is spectacular. The bad: we were so rushed throughout dinner. They want you out quickly and there is nothing more unpleasant. Dinner came really fast too. The food was OK. Salmon a bit strong and salad mediocre; Hand made fries were bomb though.

  32. JP

    JillP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food is amazing and cooked to perfection no matter what you get, the cocktails are super fun, and the vibes are great! Always really great service and nice staff!

  33. AN

    AlexN

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Beehive is a South End staple with considerate staff and an excellent, diverse menu.

  34. R

    Rico

    New England

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 2, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    The food was excellent, imaginative and well presented. It's loud downstairs and the distance between tables during this stage of COVID is too close - like 1 foot.

  35. DJ

    DarJar

    New England

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This was our first celebration in 18 months and we celebrated 3 past birthdays. Delicious food and very attentive waiter and waitress. We opted for outside because it was a simply beautiful day and it was the best!!!

  36. C

    Culley

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Saturday night reservation, reasonable noise levels (band had not yet started). Food was amazing. Typically do not find higher priced food to be worth the cost, but this was worth it. Had the brisket and potatoes - def recommend. Great vibes.

  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience4

    We were there for our anniversary. First time going since prior to the pandemic. Had to continually flag down our waiter, for drinks and items we ordered that he forgot to put in. Meals came out way too fast and while we were still eating our appetizers. Never checked in to ask us how are meals were or if we had everything. I even had to ask for a knife to cut my steak. Ambience is still great but the waiter experience and the food wasn’t what I experienced in the past.

  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall1food1service4ambience3

    Food sucks

  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Good food, friendly service, very loud

  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall3food1service4ambience4

    Overpriced

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff is vaccinated

FAQs

Beehive does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Beehive also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (617) 423-0069.

Beehive is rated 4.5 stars by 6219 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

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Booked 85 times today
Google Map for Beehive

541 Tremont Street Boston, MA 02116

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Clarendon/E. Berkeley

  • Neighborhood

    South End

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Wed 5:00 pm–11:00 pm Thu 5:00 pm–12:00 am Fri 5:00 pm–1:30 am Sat 4:30 pm–1:30 am Sun 4:30 pm–11:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American, European, Middle Eastern

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Valet service is temporarily suspended.

  • Public transit

    Back Bay station on the Orange line is 3 blocks from The Beehive on Clarendon Street.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Ryan Skeen

  • Entertainment

    World Class Live Music......for Free! The Beehive is a premier showcase for world-renown musicians and up & coming stars. Come any day and the music will blow you away in the most unique Eatery & Bar anywhere! To view current calendar of events and sign up to our email newsletter go to www.beehiveboston.com.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (617) 423-0069

  • Private party facilities

    Host your next business gathering, family celebration or anything in between at The Beehive and treat your special guests to an unforgettable experience like no other.

  • Private party contact

    Events Team: (888) 654-6983

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