Beehive

4.5
6139 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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Experiences

  • New Years Eve Prefix Menu

    $169.00 per person

    Dec 31, 2021 only

    New Years Eve Prefix Menu, Three plus Courses, Champagne Toast, Live Music & Burlesque Performances.
  • New Years Eve PreFix Menu

    $215.00 per person

    Dec 31, 2021 only

    New Years Eve Prefix Menu, Three plus Courses, Champagne Toast, Live Music & Burlesque Performances with Great Unobstructed Views

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 6139 people are saying
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mmw9272008
New England
2 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Jazz brunch was a lot of fun. Drinks are a bit expensive for what they are... I recommend a carafe of wine if you want the best bang for your buck.

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OpenTable Diner
Montreal
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great as usual except that music was very loud in the dining area. I strongly believe restaurant should invest in better sound system, it was almost painful to listen.

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KenD
New England
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great vibe at this place - a lot of fun and very good food

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MeitsMo
New England
10 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredibly kind staff, great food and drinks, lovely upbeat party ambiance with plenty of cozy corners for long drinking brunches with their trademark incredible music!

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LonaS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one of our favorite spots in Boston. Great drinks, food and music. We go ever time we’re in the city!

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ZZkw
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Pros: The food is very good and the preparation times short.
Cons: Limited menu. Quite highly priced drinks with surprisingly low pours.

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Junebug
New England
2 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love coming here for the delicious shakshuka with lamb!! Service is also spot on!

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vipSENEM
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious food!!! We had 2 Hors d'Oeuvres (photos below) which were in very big portions and 4 of us each had 4 different main dishes plus 2 carafes of red wine. Grilled brisket was to die for! Service was good, waiters were attentive. They also have live music after 10 pm on certain nights but we did not stay that long. It was a bit expensive, 75$ per person (tips included) but it was worth it. I came to Boston from NYC and it was a very cold night so it was indoor dining. Not sure if they have outdoor seating during summer.
The only downside was that they did not ask for vaccination status.

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KathrynM
New England
3 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Family reunion

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Antonio
9 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I am visiting my daughter in Boston and We had our Thanksgiving dinner at the Beehive, honestly speaking I didn’t have great expectations but turn out to be a delicious meal. Only for this occasion the have a three course fixed menu. Everything was delicious, well prepared and perfectly seasoned. There was live music and a very casual and relaxed atmosphere.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience5

The Beehive is definitely a vibrant and fun place, but the food fell well short of the $80 per person charge. I’m hopeful it was just an off night, possibly due to staff shortages and the holiday.

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RobinS
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Fun Thanksgiving! The vocalist was fabulous!! Traditional turkey dinner in an unusual place.

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Katie
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience3

The food was just okay and definitely overpriced, the table shook the whole time and the menu was not accurate with items that were and were not gluten free. To pay a fixed price of $80 per person, I did expect a better dining experience on Thanksgiving.

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viplgclough
New England
12 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

We were there for Thanksgiving dinner. Everything was great except for the desserts.

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SusanP
New England
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

I was disappointed when I was to be seated. My table was upstairs in the bar area and not downstairs where the entertainment was. I expressed my disappointment and was told that I could be seated downstairs if I waited another 30 minutes (which I did). When you book your dinner there is no way to note that you want to sit in the entertainment area. Also ... ran out of most desserts.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Thanksgiving.

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Kedra
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, food was delicious and accommodating for Thanksgiving.

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MarkL
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thanksgiving dinner was fabulous

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RobertB
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were extremely pleased, wonderful experience! Highly recommended.

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Megg
New England
2 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Beehive is my family's new favorite Thanksgiving spot! Great live music, great food with turkey and vegan options, and friendly staff.

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Shannon
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and music for Thanksgiving!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Had Thanksgiving dinner here with my niece and having Andrea as our waitress made the whole experience feel like a family affair.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food and service was great. A bit crowded and the music wasn’t what I expected.

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SusanL
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience5

Great music and food but felt rushed as the servers would try to take plates before finished.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They have so many gluten free options it made ordering so easy! The food came out so quick and everyone should get the chocolate mousse it is literally incredible.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a fun place for brunch! Can’t wait to go back.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So cute, I loved the jazz brunch. The food was amazing, strongly recommend getting the coffee cake with honey butter to share!

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BryanB
New England
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The jazz brunch was amazing. Music was amazing, as was the food! Service was on point.

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PaolaM
New England
4 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Went for brunch and I thought some of the prices were way too high for what you got but I understand it's a prime location so prices will be higher. Otherwise the food was really good and the mimosas were great. Love the decor and ambience

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vipStarshine
Miami
10 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Fun and energetic
Could pass on the drinks

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

relaxing chill atmosphere.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great atmosphere, fantastic live music, great service

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Hayley
Fayetteville
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and vibes were impeccable. Music was great (jazz at brunch) and not too loud. Most of our party got the shakshuka and it was delicious. also highly recommend the coffee cake at brunch! The downstairs is kind of a basement but there is still some natural light which was pleasant and unexpected.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall3food4service5ambience2

It’s too noisy!

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vipSoxfan9898
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great date night! Meatballs were fantastic but lukewarm. Looking forward to returning!

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MicheleL
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beehive was a pleasant surprise for after-matinee drinks and dinner. In addition to some great entrees the fries were amazing. A rare find! The atmosphere was fun and sociable enough to catch up with old friends despite the full house. We will recommend this place and try it again when we are in town.

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RickyG
New England
4 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for the jazz brunch on Saturday. Good sized crowd, great live jazz, food was excellent. We ordered the shakshuka, corned beef hash, egg frittata and French toast. French toast is baked which I liked but I think others at the table would have preferred the pan-fried version. The shakshuka was one of the better ones I’ve had, rich complex flavors with a really nice polenta accompaniment. If I was to knock anything, it would be the value on the Mimoza. But really just a rookie ordering mistake on my part.

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vipScottP
New England
26 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Nice atmosphere and very good food!

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Martin
New England
3 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall3food5service4ambience2

Although the food was excellent the noise level was unacceptable, i.e., not conducive to conversation.

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StephenF
New England
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Really cool ambiance. Live jazz was getting going. Minimum one food item you have to order per person, which I did not know. Service was okay, but I know they are running around and have a lot of tables to cover. Great food and drinks!

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 6139 OpenTable diners.

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.