Beehive

4.5
6048 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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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 6048 people are saying
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89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Johanne
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food3service3ambience4

Very small tables and sitting so very close to other tables. Not spacious at all.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Funky atmosphere. Live music inside. Enjoyable. Grilled shrimp was outstanding

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NicoleA
New England
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super nice staff & food was delish!

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Tara
New England
9 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

It was overall really great. I love the Beehive and look forward to the visit each time. This time around, the coffee cake was bland and overall we were a little disappointed in the menu choices. The portions were small for the value and nothing had a wow factor that the Beehive normally serves. The waitress was great and helped arrange for a mocktail for my pregnant friend. Would of course come back, but would make sure the menu has been updated first.

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Nina
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The Sunday jazz is not happening right now, but they are still charging the same prices for the food. I believe it to be overpriced for the experience.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
7 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Amazing ambiance and fabulous service! Food was yummy and the server recommended his favorites

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MayraR
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food quality was good. I felt the food came out way to fast which didn't really allowed for you to enjoy the ambience as I felt pressured to eat and finish. But overall an okay experience.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food2service1ambience3

We made a reservation in advance for 1:00 PM (brunch) they sat us on the only table without an umbrella, and next to the pathway (street). Even a dog came to sniff our legs.
My daughter ask for a sandwich that comes with a salad, she asked if that salad could be switch for a different side side, the waiter said “no we can’t, you just can have the salad or not, but ni worries because the salad comes in the side, you don’t have to eat it if you don’t like it” that didn’t sound quite nice. So my daughter said “ok!” When the sandwich arrived the salad was inside of it, so she had to open it and take the salad out.
Honestly, that was our first and last time going to that restaurant. Very poor customer service, food is not great.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
8 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great ambiance for any occasion!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3food4service2ambience5

Make sure you pace your own orders. Our entrees came while we were still working on the appetizer we ordered. It felt very rushed.

Then the minute we finished our after dinner drinks, an employee checked on us for probably the third time trying to rush us out of there. We didn’t overstay our welcome…we left at the 90 minute mark. This is the second such situation of feeling rushed at Beehive and it’s extremely disappointing to say the least.

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vipMikeM
New England
4 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food, drinks, service and experience.

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KatherineW
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Great ambiance, food was just okay. Would not recommend the brisket- very fatty.

JM
JMLJ
New England
3 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food, great drinks. Kind staff. Enjoyed the live music, happy to have it back!

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LauraP
New England
4 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Really enjoyed the band! The food was very good too, lots of veggies so healthy and delicious.

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Josie
New England
13 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time dine at this restaurant. Bothe the food and the service doesn’t disappoint me.
Strongly recommended and will be back soon

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SamanthaS
Charleston
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The good was pretty good, but I think overpriced for what we received. I had the American Breakfast which is two eggs, bacon, potatoes and toast and it was $22. My cold brew coffee, which was only half a cup full was $5.50. I had to ask for more because there was such little coffee in my cup. Also, our table was half in the sun, which I understand due to spacing happens, but my chair was scorching hot and I couldn't eat sit on it for a few minutes. If they have tables in the sun, they should have cushions to give to customers for when they go to sit on the chairs to prevent burning.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We went around 9:00pm and the place aaa full of life and gave a lot of fun energy. We went for drinks and apps and it was just what we needed. Highly recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We are indoors and Bee Hive definitely had a very cool, trendy vibe! Drinks from the bar were very good. Music inside was a little loud for conversation but we enjoyed what was being played. I went expecting some vegan/vegetarian food options and while they had some, they were very limited (vegan: one app, one entree, two sides) but the vegan dish I got was tasty (although a little pricey). My partner got a regular menu item and very much enjoyed it. Overall, we had a pretty good time at the Bee Hive

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MarleneG
New England
2 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We had an early dinner. We were seated inside downstairs. Love the room. My friends had the Gem salads with protein. It looked amazing. The green goddess dressing was unexpected. The beehive frites were handcut and crisp. I got fired oysters and they were great! Crisp and creamy. Service was attentive and friendly. Food came out quick.

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StephenD
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

We showed up for our reservation and had to wait 20 minutes to be seated. The food is small portions and just okay. The fruity cocktails were bitter.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience4

Ambience was great. Appetizers were great. Our main food was not worth any of the money we spent.

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OpenTable Diner
Cleveland
4 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ate outside and enjoyed delicious food and outstanding service!

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BeckyS
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food & music and the best espresso martini I’ve ever had.

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vipFrancesca
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience5

Our server was extremely rude.
He was sarcastic, frowning, unhelpful, and complained when we wanted to split the bill on 3 cards

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None
New England
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Too crowded - wasn’t able to move my chair an inch -

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BethT
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had the most amazing night. Everything was more than we could have imagined. First night back watching live music and what a place to experience it!

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PhilH
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

We had a great date night at the beehive! The live music was wonderful and the whole vibe was amazing. We will be back the next time we’re in town.

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TheScarsdaleFoodie
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience4

Waiter was horrible- we ordered a few appetizers and he reminded us that we had to order entrees too, which was our plan. He kept hovering over us. Terrible experience. It was embarrassing.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
10 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fun place...great food and atmosphere!

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vipSven
New England
22 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The bartender was cordial and beyond competent. I love coming here, and he reminded me why. He mixed delicitous cocktails, including one not on the menu that satisfied my palate. Furthermore, once again, the kitchen produced food that was beyond delightful.

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CSKI
New England
2 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brunch out—delicious food and fun atmosphere

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DavidK
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience2

The waitstaff were incredibly rude. They didn't have a table for us when we arrived and they completely forgot about us for 10-15 minutes until we came back and reminded them that we had a reservation. They rushed us the entire time and then literally told us to leave 5 minutes before the place closed even though they only got our food to us just a couple minutes before. Would never recommend this place to anybody.

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vipEBos
New England
2 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoy eating and music often at the Beehive. We have never been disappointed by the food or the music. The food is always delicious, well-prepared and a good value. On May 26th we had fried oyster, grilled shrimp and white bean dip appetizers, and faro salmon, fusilli with Italian sausage, and grilled brisket dinners. All were excellent!

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vipISaal
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food and great live music. Went for a date night with my boyfriend and really enjoyed the atmosphere

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vipLouise
New England
9 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Only negative was the food. The salmon was fine (it’s salmon, not expecting anything special) but it came with heirloom tomatoes and quinoa’ - both kind of flavorless in general but I thought a chef might drizzle something on them. Basically it was a flavorless side salad though it looked beautiful. Service was great.

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BrettlynC
New England
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely spot for brunch! Cute outdoor setup, food and drinks were great, as was the service.

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Anonymous
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall2food3service3ambience2

Loud. Average food at ridiculous prices. Server ok but busy. No music. Not really fun.

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EmmaH
London
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and drinks and a great waitress!

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Bostonian
New England
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Overall my family enjoyed eating at Beehive. The staff is friendly and attentive. The food selection is good. We enjoyed the appetizers a little more than the main dishes. Especially the sesame & white bean dip and chicken wings. This restaurant has the option of outside dining. The parking is limited. Wish we had an opportunity to listen to their live music. Will recommend it to friends.

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 6048 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.