Beehive

4.6
5916 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.

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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 5916 people are saying
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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
15 reviews
Dined 6 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fun vibe, great music and good. Service great too.

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food3service2ambience4

Our reservation was apparently during brunch/dinner switch over. Asked to wait outside and then greeted by a rude server while waiting just for sitting down. Once inside there was no mention of menu or scan code and was then asked what we will have only to then learn it’s only available on the website. Ok. That is when we realized Easter menu was limited to time and we missed it. Unhappy with regular menu. Ordered an appetizer and left.

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LisaB
New England
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Love the Beehive. Food was excellent and different. Everyone loved what they ordered - and we all ordered different items. Will definitely go back!

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Chuck
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food1service2ambience2

I ordered the lamb. I received lamb flavored cardboard discs. very disappointed.
I would have sent it back to the kitchen but we were under a 90 minute time cap.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Had Easter brunch set menu. Good portion of food and it was tasty. Excellent service staffs!

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HungryMaria
New England
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food1service2ambience4

I've been wanting to visit Beehive and we finally made it for Easter brunch. $60/pp for a 2-course very limited menu (no beverages included), and just as we were seated they ran out of the dish 2 people in my party wanted. We were disappointed; the food was nothing special, and servings were small. Even the coffee was disappointing. Waitstaff was friendly but rushed and slightly forgetful. The ambiance is lovely - warm and funky. Best part was the jazz trio, and the music was part of the reason we wanted to go. I might recommend this place for a drink with a friend but not to dine.

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vipGTbow
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Delicious! Very spacious inside.

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JulieH
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I love the Beehive's energy and vibe. Having live music back was wonderful and really creates a mood that is energetic, but not too loud to interact and enjoy the company you are with.
Only complaint was that for the amount of food at the Sunday Brunch for Easter, the price was a little high. However, I will cut some slack on this as I know that every restaurant took quite a hit during COVID. I just wish they didn't seem to want to make it up all in one day.
Overall, love, love, love The Beehive!!!

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vipAnnK
Louisville
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had brunch on Easter Sunday- it was delicious !! We will definitely be returning !!

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MollyR
New England
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was wonderful! Everything was absolutely delicious and I couldn’t love the server Marcus more - he was friendly, attentive and went above and beyond.

When I made the reservation for Easter I didn’t realize it was $60 per person. I was told when I confirmed my reservation, and accepted the cost. I just would never spend $60 per person on brunch ever again

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DianeS
New England
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had Easter brunch and it was so nice to get out and hear live music! The musicians were very good, the food was delicious and the service helpful, but not in our face. I highly recommend!

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vipRyanM
New England
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

This is a great spot for food, music and a cocktail!

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vipMoneyMakerMacEats
New England
47 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall2food1service1ambience3

This wasn’t the best experience. I heard so much about Beehive but did not live up to the hype. The food was pretty bland and didn’t have many options and for that kind of price range I just expected more.

The service was wildly inattentive, I was at a full table and it took us 25 min after we finished and asked for the check to actually get it and many of our orders were given wrong, late or with missing items.

This place may have been great when there was live music but I think there definitely needs to be more effort put in when it comes to food, service and management.

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ChrisC
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Music (piped in, not live) was too loud. Asked for it to be turned down so we could talk without shouting. Never happened. Food was great. Service was great.

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vipFood4Thought
New England
10 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Sat outside for the first time with a group of 5. Food was fantastic. Could have a little better ambiance besides just the tables in the square area. Will definitely come back.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Had a wonderful time with my best friend. Delicious food and drinks. Will visit again.

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GLL021
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Wished there was standard benedict on the menu, would have liked to be seated below and not in the bar

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BRANDIS
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Live music was great. Food and drinks were spot on. Service was excellent. Low key environment with nice looking decor.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food great atmosphere

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LillianG
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Great vibe! Food was good, not great. Menu somewhat limited. Awesome music. Cool people. Would definitely come back. Worth a try!

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vipDoughboy715
Chicago
33 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing place! Food and drinks were perfect. Waiter was very knowledgeable on all food related questions and his suggestions were perfect!

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LauraR
New England
3 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous environment!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall3food1service3ambience3

There was not a lot of food choices . They ran out of several items . The drinks were weak and over priced . The service was good . There was no live music

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RobbieD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Very nice atmosphere... Food and Drink a little pricy however

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vipcitygirl
New England
11 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall2food1service4ambience3

Warm quinoa bowl was cold. Eggs Benedict were over cooked.

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Dave
New England
20 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The enjoyable atmosphere was nice and a little funky. Situated in a beautiful old Boston building (Cyclorama). The food was incredibly good. Sort of Provence-like in the plate presentation with terrific flavors. The chicken and the scallop entrees were great along with the fried oysters appetizer. Great service from a friendly wait staff.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience3

Overpriced and food was subpar.

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vipBlairK
Chicago
23 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Extremely tasty and fun vibe. Shakshuka was fantastic and loved seeing it on a menu. (Perhaps include a spoon to help ear it after toast is gone.). We had a great brunch.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Katie is one of the best bartenders & servers we have experienced.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Manager was walking around and kicking everyone out at conclusion. This part was very unpleasant and put a bad ending on what had been a great evening with great service. Find a more pleasant way to relay you’re closing!

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StephenR
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was phenomenal. Bartender was extremely friendly and the atmosphere was awesome.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience4

Overall, the value was not there. Food was ok but not worth the money. You’re better going to Barcelona next door and having a better experience all together.

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CarinF
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

This place is funky and cute, definitely bigger inside than seems outside. Covid separation was in effect but there seemed like a lot more people than i thought there would be. Staff was professional and prompt. Brunch menu could offer a few more options. We had coffee cake starter and frittata which was savory and fresh. I’d go again for the charming atmosphere.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience3

Put in appetizer and drinks, then food when waitress came back with drinks. Food came out cold 5 minutes after we got our appetizer - meaning we spent over $100 and were there for less than 30 minutes.

When there are only 6 or 7 entree options, all expensive, and all sounding fancy, you expect good food. Instead I paid $38 for scallops that my fiancé could have cooked better at home. I understand that the place might be more about the atmosphere, which is very cool and fun (although I didn’t enjoy the disco light flashing in my eye every 30 seconds), that doesn’t mean you can’t serve good food at that price point.

Won’t be returning for dinner. Will consider going back for drinks when covid ends and live music/bar scene returns.

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KrystaP
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

amazing! fun environment with great food. the service was amazing.

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MauraD
New England
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Steak was very salty and overdone for my taste....

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JordanD
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Jeff was great and the food was good. Medium price level

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Came for my Birthday after hearing such rave reviews about the Beehive Brunch...the food was ok... the service was ok...drinks were meh...enjoyed the appetizers more than our actual meal but left still kind of hungry

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great, the atmosphere was great. Everyone was friendly. The waiter was great.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience3

Food quality was poor

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 4.6 stars by 5916 OpenTable diners.

Beehive does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.toasttab.com/the-beehive/giftcards.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.