Beehive

4.5
6099 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 6099 people are saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
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4.5
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4.6
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4.2
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87% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Live Jazz night
Great band
Good food
Fair drinks

OT
OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a fantastic brunch with my daughter and fiancé

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I went for Sunday brunch with a few friends. Ambiance is unmatched, you feel like you’re in a castle! A bit overpriced for the quantity of food you get. Good quality food, just not enough of it. Service was pretty good.

JM
JoeM
New England
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Went for brunch. Food was good. Service was attentive. No music but that might be a COVID thing - we didn't ask about it because it was not important to us. I would have liked a decaf expresso but they don't have it. Again, no big deal on that. Overall good. Lots of choices for brunch in the South End but we will go back at some point.

AG
AprilG
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sat outside. Great service. Great food. Moved inside for the music. Great place

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Richard
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simply amazing. The food was great, and the service was outstanding. I highly recommend trying this place out to anybody interested.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service.

WB
WendyB
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Love this place couldn’t wait to go back after the pandemic. I was looking forward to the jazz brunch; no music :( please update your website to notate no music at this time during brunch.
Otherwise great food and service!

DH
DarrelH
Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Interesting menu. Pork ribs app delicious! A little pricey.

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Elizabeth
New England
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Smash burger was amazing! (As always) The server provided us with an extensive wine knowledge and we had a great experience.

MD
MDovali
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The portion of my plate was so small compared to its cost.

MC
MarcC
New England
13 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time dining at the Beehive and we had a great experience. We were joined by friends from Austin, TX and we all loved the vibe. The service and food were outstanding and we look forward to our next visit.

BC
vipBarbaraC
New England
10 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The food was great, service was quick and Alejandro was very good. It's a busy place so expect it to be loud and noisy even before the music starts.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Went for my birthday dinner. The food was great but it was WAY too loud.

ME
MaryEllen
New England
4 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Fun meal at Beehive. The only negative was that it was IMPOSSIBLE to understand the wait staff. He spoke too quickly and with an unrecognizable accent that made it REALLY difficult to understand. We just said what we think he was asking us, and crossed our fingers. At least it seemed he had no trouble understanding us.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It has a great atmosphere and the food was excellent.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Just okay. We were really looking forward to it and it was just _meh_. All around. Nothing great.

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Chris
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Went for brunch, great spot & sat outside, service just OK. The avocado toast was surprisingly pretty tasteless. The frittata and fries very good. The coffee cake also very which one would hope for $10. Will try again inside with music...hopefully better.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a fun experience - the staff was so friendly and fun and the food / drinks were great!

AD
AnnandDan
New England
5 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Braised lamb was not seasoned, bland and a a bit liquify, and served cold. Not good. The other three dishes and apps were good. Very, very, noisy!

RR
vipRebeccaR
New England
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loving the outdoor patio these days - such a beautiful, comfortable space. Eating outside at the Beehive is a totally different experience than inside, but very fun still. The appetizer menu is great this summer: we had the whipped ricotta, the pork belly and the shrimp and they were all perfection. Several people at my table had the salmon entree which looked awesome. One had the burger and said it was a top 10 burger of all time for him. I had the brisket which I didn't love as much as I thought I would.

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vipChristian
New England
4 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall2food4service4ambience2

The food and service were excellent as always.

CF
ChristinaF
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Oysters, seared tuna and smash burgers were so delicious and cooked to perfection!
Incredibly amazing food!
Chocolate mouse was heavenly!

OT
OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great time. Food was delicious!

KM
KaylaM
New England
11 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience4

The live music is always good. But the service and food has the premium price tag with out the premium value.

K
Kimmy
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The overall experience was great. The customer service was good and the sever was knowledgeable of the menu and provided recommendations since it was my first experience.

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Eric
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Nice atmosphere. A little on the expensive side for what you get.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Was a good time. Drinks were awesome. Very limited vegetarian options, ended up eating elsewhere.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Went for brunch. Food was amazing! Even my picky 9-year-old cleared his plate.

HH
HollyH
New England
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Youthful atmosphere with good food; would recommend

OT
OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Pretty good experience! Despite sharing it was a birthday in the app and to the hostess, we had to remind the waitress and then we were charged for the dessert :( Just wanted my friend to blow out a candle and feel special! Was surprised as most places will do something nice for a birthday

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience4

The taste of the baby back rib is fantastic, while the lamb shoulder is only
good. However, both of them are too pricy for us considering their size.

M
Maaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaas
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Fantastic space with wonderful ambiance. Little gem salad with salmon was fabulous, but my partner did not like the shakshouka. Service was also excellent.

M
Miriam
New England
2 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Great atmosphere, large space. The drinks were strong but good and the food was good too! Service was superb, and the live music was fantastic. Definitely coming back!

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Gabriela
Aberdeen
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2021
Overall5food2service5ambience5

I had an awesome time at Beehive enjoying the live music with my partner. We were a bit disappointed with the food/drinks, given the cost of them. But the ambiance was very lively and fun and so we'll definitely return.

MB
vipMattB
New England
9 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Air conditioning wasn't working, so it was HOT in the Beehive. Chicken wings were good -- nice spicy flavor and good crisp bite, but the entrees were mediocre at best. Braised lamb was tender, but lacked flavor and spice and the spicy sausage pasta was underwhelming. Total price over $100 for two people and the value was sub-par

LP
LaurenP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food was INCREDIBLE!! Drinks were also amazing. Music was a little loud downstairs for full dining but the energy was great!

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Live jazz band at a reasonable volume and delightful food and drinks!

J
Jill
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

So fun and the live jazz was incredible! Loved the Sunday blues night. The food prices were a touch high but makes sense given the jazz was free!

S
Shire
New England
6 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience4

Good ambiance; eggs Benedict were dry and not warm; pleasant service; initially served meal was not what was ordered.

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 6099 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.