Beehive

4.5
5864 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.

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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
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AstridS
New England
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love the BeeHive excellent environment pleaceful and delicious food.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Music was bad but service was great

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vipcamille
New England
13 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beehive was wonderful! Really taking safety into account; we arrived when it was a bit quieter. Service was unbelievably fast and efficient, which I generally do not expect at such a busy place as Beehive. our server was wonderful, friendly, knew the menu well. The drinks were great as always, and the one vegan entree on the menu was actually tasty and not flavorless! Overall wonderful, especially during the time of COVID. Wishing you all luck throughout the rest of the winter!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
4 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Horrible coffee :/
Good brisket
excellent fries

really weird lighting

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
8 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Alejandro was great! Food delicious too!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We went for a birthday dinner

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2020
Overall1food1service3ambience3

Mice running around. Food was off. Not good

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vipTina
New England
7 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was excellent and the food was delicious! We’ll be back and would recommend it to anyone. Love the ambiance, as well!

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BPalli
Houston
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, great food, great ambiance. It was a wonderful brunch in the city

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vipFoodfinder
New England
136 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2020
Overall3food2service2ambience2

We understand due to COVID things have changed, but we didn’t expect the food quality to change. We were so disappointed in our meals. Menu has changed and missed some of the old options, but tried what was on the limited menu. The turkey hash was so dry and mushrooms slimy. And to make it worse, the brown blob sat on a plate with nothing else to compliment it. The over easy eggs were ok. Steak and eggs were good, and BBQ sandwich was fine.

We ordered drinks and two didn’t come until we asked for them after 20 minutes after the drinks for others at table arrived. Server was very pleasant.

Safety precautions were followed and we had a good table away from others. No music, so atmosphere was dull.

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JuFigueiredo
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the frittata!

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vipSamantha
New England
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Food was cold and there was an eggshell in the dish

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OpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Pandemic dining hasn’t affected the Beehive experience too much. Great food, and I love the outdoor experience. The waiter could have been a bit more attentive, but I might chalk that up to the pandemic experience.

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SarahM
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Drinks and set menu was great. Would have liked an alternative dessert from fruit pies. Waiter was exceptional as well. Would have loved to see and hear live music but understand the circumstances.

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juliebcreative
New England
2 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, funky setting, great service. A solid staple for an upscale dinner.

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Alex
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Decent food, friendly staff. Price point is a bit steep for the quality of food.

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vipAnonymous
New England
15 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic. Great fun. Delicious food. Would recommend to anyone.

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KimS
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience2

It was way over priced and menu was too limited for a Sunday brunch. Had to ask to have music volume turned down bc I could hear my friend talk. Wouldn’t recommend

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Excellent cocktails!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food

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ArthurC
New England
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was great, they have great cocktails and we loved our food. They have outdoor tables setup with heaters and it was very quiet and pleasant out there.

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vipFrequentBusinessTraveler
New England
19 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Love that Beehive can still welcome guests comfortably outside!

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ShannonH
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Cute ambience, good food! Great heaters, kept us warm.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Ambiance was limited in the outdoor setting but could have been better.

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JudyL
New England
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

the menu seems different. maybe due to covid it was not the same as when was there a year ago. although the staff was great, the menu was ok.

only 2 desserts, cheese cake and choc mouse. though there should had been better variety on the dessert too.

wine was served in a glass.... great, but a brandy glass not a wine glass:( just saying.......

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TracyB
New England
2 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always love this room! Staff is very friendly and they are doing everything right when it comes to safety during this crazy pandemic.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
4 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great fun place. Food was great!! Highly recommend

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MoniqueM
Columbus
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Sweet Chili Wings were crispy and the white bean dip was smooth and delicious; both were delivered quickly. Drinks were great - had the Bobbing for Apples and an Old Fashioned. Good ambience with good tunes. COVID makes everything weird and service a little slower, but that's expected right now. Staff was friendly and we were able to stay longer than the 90 minute limit, which was appreciated. We would definitely go back.

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TimothyC
New England
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it!! Wish there was inside seating since it's getting a little colder -- But they did a great job with the outdoor seating and heaters.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall1food1service2ambience3

Was seated downstairs with my girlfriend. Waiter greeted us by asking what we wanted to order without us having seen a menu. We went online given the waiters guidance to find the open table brunch menu and offered brunch menu were not similar in the slightest. Restaurant brunch menu was not nearly as desirable as the menu we had seen prior. She got steak and eggs and I got Shakshuka. Shakshuka was fine with no complaints. The steak (brisket) they served my girlfriend was a piece of fat with almost no meat. Her scrambled eggs were over cooked, poorly seasoned, soaked by the steak juice. Her meal was pitiful and one I would not feel serving to a paying customer. I wanted to ask for my girlfriends meal free but did not want to make a scene. We will not be coming back. Ambiance was fine and I enjoyed the music. Staff was mediocre from our experience. Prices were par for brunch in the area but we expected a higher quality of food.

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Veronika
New England
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We went for a brunch on Sunday. Beehive is awesome as always. The staff and the ambulance were top notch. The only thing I wish they had different was the menu. I hope they bring back smoked salmon eggs benedict because it was my all time favourite dish for brunch there

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CatherineB
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was outstanding, the service was great and the overall atmosphere was very pleasant in the outdoor seating area.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everyone was very nice from the host to the server and managers ! Upon arrival we where lost and the host came to get us a few doors down ! The food was really really good ! 5 stars for the manager who made sure our needs where met ! Thank you again

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
11 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time. The staff was wonderful & accommodating for our requests.(kids portions etc) We’re definitely going back soon. Thanks again Beehive!

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KesterB
New England
3 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Tasty options on the menu. They are handling the COVID restrictions well. Areas for improvement - I got the sense that the cocktails are pre-mixed. Flavors were off.

Beehive
Responded on November 8, 2020

Thank you for coming out and were glad to hear you enjoyed your experience!! Come back in and I will be happy to craft a special cocktail just for you on the house. Best, Sean

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KParker
New England
8 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always walk past here at nights and decided to make a reservation the other night. The way that they have it set up for outdoor dining is ideal for COVID conditions, and the tent and space heaters make it feel like you're indoors anyways!

The staff here is always so nice and accommodating, and the food selection is great.

Would definitely recommend.

Beehive
Responded on November 8, 2020

Thank you so much for your kind words, we really enjoyed hosting you as well!!

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ForrestR
New England
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great and the cocktails were some of the best I've had in a long time! Fun spacious ambiance, but I miss the pre-covid days with the live jazz band

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AmandaM
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2020
Overall3food5service5ambience4

We were disappointed that they had closed their patio for seating when we had chosen the restaurant specifically to sit outside. It was a cold night so I understand why they did it, but especially with COVID cases rising it was disconcerting to be asked to sit inside.

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vipprathyusha
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great little place- the vibe and the service is amazing

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We were sat outside under a tent in the cold rain. We ended up leaving due to the extremely long wait for a waiter and the limited menu. Better restaurants exist in Boston. Felt unwelcome.

FAQs

Beehive offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (617) 423-0069.

Beehive is rated 4.5 stars by 5864 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.