Beehive

4.5
6100 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
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KatieD
New England
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2food1service3ambience2

This was one of my favorite spots in Boston when I first moved here but the food has really let me down the last few times. It seemed like everything was made ahead of time and just scoped in the plate last minute with nothing being cooked to order. My grain bowl was random scoops on a plate with no layering at all and my partners food was watery and oily.

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Yellalynne
Sacramento
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fantastic spot for brunch! Great ambiance and vibe with live jazz. Delicious food. Yummy cocktails.

Solid brunch choice!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food3service2ambience4

We went for Sunday brunch. Service was not friendly at all. Our server was all business and did not smile once. She didn’t bring plates for our shared app until I asked. Maybe she was having an off
Day - Food was good - not great. None of us felt our dishes were anything to rave about.

They did have live music which was really nice.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall1food4service1ambience5

We came here for brunch and I was so disappointed. We had reservations for outside which was fine. A selection of draft beers was on the menu, 5/6 beers were not available. What is the purpose of having this on the menu? Brunch came and portions were small, but had nice flavor. The American breakfast markets the potato as hash brown but what was served was small potatoes, not cut, shredded, or anything. When the waiter was questioned, he stated “ this is our rendition.” You should just call them roasted potatoes then. He did not offer to switch this out or bring out another side which is what was most bothersome about the encounter. Overall much better brunch places in the area, go there instead!

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MelissaR
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ambiance was romantic and welcoming, lots a character! An enjoyable time and food and service was great!
Highly recommend!
Like jazz music is a plus

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VeronicaM
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Upon readng reviews, I thought that we would be in for a pleasant brunch. It was absolutely disgusting. The shakshuka was barely edible, with an inch of oil on the top, completely over seasoned with the unmistakable taste of garlic powder (not even fresh ingredients). The waiter could not be less interested and I had to go up to the station 2 times to ask for silverware and the check (despite attempting for several minutes to get his attention by the more traditional route of making eye contact and raising hand). The food made me sick, absolutely will not recommend or ever go back.

EG
vipEmilyG
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food1service2ambience3

Food was terrible, drinks weren’t very good either. The ambience is ok so probably good to go drink as a group but would never go to eat again

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Loud, no rolls, no frills ehh

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jonathonC
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience4

The food was great but the service was very strange. The host & hostess were very pleasant. We then sat and noticed the table was wobbly and asked the server to get a table shim and instead she told us to move to another table. We were fine with it… but we were surprised! Then we ordered drinks and food…. 20 30 mins later the apps came out before our cocktails arrived. With no side plates we asked for the status of our drinks and plates. She then got them and at the end of the meal we felt very rushed even though there was 2 other tables still sitting and we asked for another drink and the server said she couldn’t and we would need to go inside to the bar itself. About 10 min later the table of 4 next to us got another round of drinks from another server and we asked our server and she said…”that wasn’t supposed to happen” in a kind of condescending way and walked off. Overall I prob would go back one more time but would insist on another server.

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vipannettej
New England
17 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Fun place, but host/hostess station seemed a bit disorganized when we got there, in spite of our having a reservation.

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vipBillinBoston
New England
67 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience4

Beehive has excellent ambience, appropriate to a restaurant that is nearly adjacent to the Calderwood Theater. The service is also excellent. I have dined there many times and have always enjoyed the experience. The food this time, however, was wildly divergent in quality. My dining partner had the truffle short ribs and I have never seen her have such an enthusiastic reaction to a dish. I also tasted it and it was just wonderful. I had the swordfish, which was the thinnest slice of fish I have ever seen; they must have had a special sushi knife to cut it that thin. It was piled high with a sauce of corn, gravy and pickled onion, which created an unpleasant medicinal taste. I left the restaurant very happy that my friend had such a good time and also very angry that I was served such a yukky, cheap slice of fish.

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c1247c
New England
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall1food4service1ambience3

Me and my friend waited for our waiter to take our order for over an hour and a half and he never came. He gave us our drink orders and we never saw him or another server after that. I asked for my check from 3 different servers because I was so sick of waiting around. We left and had lunch at another neighboring restaurant. Worst service ever

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vipRicGj
New England
26 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Fantastic food. Only concern was that we went to have dinner and to hear the music. Our waitress rushed us out of a great table to hear the music telling us that there would be tables open just before the band started which was clearly not the case. Don’t give up your table, we shouldn’t have.

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vipGregM
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic waiter and great food. Loved the ambience as well.

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Ten4
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Was a great time except the music didn’t start playing until 9:45 pm

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience4

The food was amazing, though what I wanted was out and no one said that when we sat down. I asked for the scampi without lobster, and they were unwilling to make it. The salmon I got instead was fine, but nothing special. My boyfriends roast chicken was incredible. We were unaware of the early patio closing when I made the reservation, so it was disappointing to find out by being rushed out the door after only 45 minutes. We asked about desert and were told “we have it, but we are sort of closing down shop”- no offer to order to go, and no apology. Keep in mind it was 845- only 30 minutes after we sat down. I looked disappointed and the waitress asked me “if it was my birthday or something”- which she may have meant nicely, but it came across a bit rude. There was never any explanation for us being rushed out, we only gathered it by the rushing, and the table being cleared WHILE WE WERE SITTING STILL. We spent $140 on what would have been a nice date, but the overall experience was quite disappointing. We are easy to please and very understanding of these tricky times and short staffing, but felt like we were unwelcome.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall2food2service5ambience5

The brunch menu was disappointing to say the least

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and cocktails!

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CanuckinHtown
Tampa
9 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic service. Loved the food and the cocktails

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vipGeorgeK
New England
21 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall3food1service5ambience4

Setting and service was good. Drinks and food not so much. Avocado toast was beautifully presented but thick, stale bread was difficult to cut and chew. Diet Coke was flat. Mimosa at $14 was 3 ounces of tastelessness, bacon was incinerated and inedible, and French toast was like thick bread pudding. It was a sunny, busy Sunday, with many other brunchers looking as if their menu selections were pleasing to them. For us it was a one and done. Sorry, but you asked.

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vipkarenm
San Diego
10 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Love the atmosphere, but pricey.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was soo much fun and the staff was super helpful and friendly. We had a great time.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great night

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really enjoyed the cocktails and blues music!

OT
OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great food and drinks!

JP
vipJP05
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great cocktails!

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience4

The food was over cooked and horrible. The service was terrible. I would never go back.

JM
JulieM
New England
9 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Service was extremely slow outside for brunch. Eggs Benedict was mushy with no hollandaise and the ham was actually prosciutto. Don’t recommend for brunch but would possibly return for lunch or dinner.

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Raven19
London
3 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

The food is absolutely delicious! My only concern is that during the pandemic, we were seated no more than 1 foot apart from two other parties.

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Thalia
New England
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Drinks were great! I had the “raspberry smash” and it was delicious. Love the patio!

JP
JessicaP
New England
2 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Manager was amazing and told us to relax and take our time. Recommended some small bites. The wine we wanted had just run out so they had us sample some others to make sure we liked it. Food was delicious. Ambiance was romantic. They had pink panther playing on a projector that was a great touch.

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BethanyF
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great menu, cocktails, lots of outdoor patio space.

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WaryMary
New England
12 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We booked an early dinner before returning to a play at the Calderwood. Beehive is perfectly situated for that. We ate indoors but the ambience indoors and out was attractive. Quieter than late night because we were so early, but you can't beat the delicious food, carefully crafted cocktails, and excellent service in this beautiful restaurant. The server answered our questions and was very patient as we took our time ordering.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

First time there was amazing. Their food was phenomenal and the atmosphere was very speak easy-ish, super cool spot and will definitely be going back.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great dinner, really fun atmosphere and good service. Would recommend for date night!

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Bubbles
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cool funky vibe. We were there early, so no live music. The food was tasty. The house fries were delicious! My husband's lamb was succulent and well seasoned. The staff was very friendly and attentive.

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday brunch

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a great place with a cool, funky vibe. Food is not just delicious, but it was a visual treat as well. We loved the coffee cake (even turned my son into a coffee cake lover) and avocado toast. Main courses were the grain bowl, French toast and frittata- all delicious with portions too large to finish. Will be back!

JK
JulieK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food - fun place to see live music. Definitely happening!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All of the food and drinks were amazing. I had the lobster and the swordfish was also excellent.

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 6100 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.