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About Beehive

The Beehive is an underground Bohemian eatery & bar featuring fabulous cuisine, libations, artwork and world class live music nightly. Nestled below the Boston Center for the Art’s historic Cyclorama in Boston’s South End, The Beehive serves the eclectic fare of Chef James Lyons - rustic comfort food infused with American, European, Mediterranean, and Middle Eastern influences.

Open for dinner seven days a week, weekend jazz brunch, and with cocktails and live entertainment available nightly until 2:00 am. The Beehive is the perfect location for after-work cocktails, dinner, live music, special events and more. Come to taste the cuisine, come to view the art, come to hear the music or simply come to share in the merriment.
The Beehive accepts reservations for full dinner. For appetizers and drinks please join us at either of our 2 bars.

541 Tremont Street
Boston, MA 02116
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
American, European, Middle Eastern

Hours of Operation:
Mon-Weds: 5pm to 12am


Thurs: 5pm to 1am


Fri: 5pm to 2am


Saturday: 9:30am to 2am


Sunday: 9:30am to 12am

Cross Street:
Clarendon

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(617) 423-0069

Website:
http://www.beehiveboston.com/

Entertainment:
World Class Live Music......for Free!
The Beehive is a premier showcase for world-renown musicians and up & coming stars. Come any day and the music will blow you away in the most unique Eatery & Bar anywhere!

To view current calendar of events and sign up to our email newsletter go to www.beehiveboston.com.

Parking Details:
starting at 5PM everyday $21 per car

Public Transit:
Back Bay station on the Orange line is 3 blocks from The Beehive on Clarendon Street.

Executive Chef:
Gregory Torrech

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
For large parties and special events, please email frontdesk@beehiveboston.com. or call 617-423-0069

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Sun 5:00PM - 5:30PM

Mon - Wed 5:00PM - 5:45PM

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Beehive Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.3

service

4.4

ambience

4.6

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

92% would recommend it to a friend

Live Music (77)
Good for a Date (50)
Fun (41)
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Special Occasion (37)
Vibrant Bar Scene (35)
Cozy (32)
Creative Cuisine (32)
Neighborhood Gem (31)
Great for Brunch (30)
Casual (26)
Good for Birthdays (23)
Romantic (23)
Comfort Food (21)
Good for Groups (19)
Hot Spot (19)
Good for Anniversaries (18)
Fit for Foodies (18)
Bar Seating (17)
Handcrafted Cocktails (17)
Late-night Find (17)
Authentic (16)
Pre/post Theatre (15)
Good Vegetarian Options (15)
Worth the Drive (14)
Sunday Lunch (13)
People Watching (12)
Happy Hour (11)
Great for Lunch (7)
Notable Wine List (7)
Great Beer (7)
Quiet Conversation (6)
Seasonal (6)
Business Meals (5)
Healthy (5)
Organic (4)
Tasting Menu (4)
Afternoon Coffee (3)
Local Ingredients (3)
Quick Bite (3)
Vegan (3)
Disabled Access (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
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 (Chicago)·Dined a day ago

Overall, the place is fun, but I don't think I'll be returning for a meal again. I made a reservation and that didn't affect being seated quickly. I still had to wait for the parties in front of me to be seated. The waitress was clearly covering too many tables. She was good at her job, but we felt it was hard to get a hold of her because she was always at a different table. They charge for bread and butter, where most civilised restaurants give that complimentary- like it's actually on the menu as an appetizer. We ordered the scallops and the salmon. Both were overcooked and I found that the meal didn't satisfy me (less than 5', 100lb, tiny appetite), let alone my boyfriend. For the quality, the meal was way over priced.

BUT the drinks were great and the music was awesome. I would return for a cocktail and to listen to music, but not to eat.

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 (Raleigh)·Dined 2 days ago

I really Love this place. Nice jazz music, sexy feel, food os amazing. Took my Wife here last Saturday and she has declared this is here Favorite place on Boston. Oysters, braised Lamb, and Drinks are amazing!! Im ready to go back with friends..

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 (New York Area)·Dined 2 days ago

The wine selection by the glass did not pair good with the food. The selections were mediocre.

Otherwise great overall.

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 (Mainz)·Dined 3 days ago

Fun experience with live music.. great server!

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 (New England)·Dined 4 days ago

Good food and wait service! This was not our first time so we knew what to expect as far as noise level. However, the after work bar scene on a Thursday night is very loud. Our table was close to the bar and we were glad it was large enough for us (2) to sit side by side. Otherwise, we would not have been able to have any conversation at all. Overall good vibe and good food.

Tags: Special Occasion, Live Music, Fun, Comfort Food, Vibrant Bar Scene, Hot Spot, Casual
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 (New England)·Dined 5 days ago

I’ve dined here several dozen times and it used to be astounding. Over the years the quality has decreased. This most recent time was for Valentine’s Day and I don’t know if it was bc it was a fixed menu churning out dishes for quick turnover or if they’ve just gotten lazy, but the menu was in inspiring and the meals were over cooked. I love the beehive but I’ve been very disappointed in their kitchen the past few times. I gave up when I ordered a “chocolate mousse” and I received a hard chocolate cake the size of my shoe that I could stick my fork in and it stayed standing. I would absolutely go for a drink and great jazz in awesome ambiance but until something new happens in that kitchen I would recommend going anywhere else for the money you are gonna Spend.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined 5 days ago

Great Valentines Day!

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 (New England)·Dined on February 11, 2018

We had come once before a long time ago but it was later at night and very chaotic and noisy, so we wanted to try it for actual normal dinner! They do have live music quite frequently so if that's not your thing, inquire ahead. The server was very laid back and friendly and easy to relate to, and the food was very good! The farro salad appetizer was our favorite! We would like to come back again to try more of the menu!

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 (New England)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Service was friendly and attentive. Great Sunday brunch with live music.

Tags: Healthy, Casual, Seasonal, Good Vegetarian Options, Bar Seating, Great for Brunch, Pre/post Theatre, Handcrafted Cocktails, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Vibrant Bar Scene, Special Occasion, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Live Music, Fun, Good for a Date
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 (New England)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Fantastic experience - great venue. Very cool music scene. Great food and drinks. Make a reservation - ask for downstairs if possible.

Tags: Late-night Find, Vibrant Bar Scene, Live Music, Healthy
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 (New England)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Great waitress and no waiting time when you reserve ahead of time

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 (New England)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Got really sick from the food. Should have looked at the menu beforehand.

Tags: Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Eclectic crowd. Food was good but salmon portion was small for the price. Staff was nice.

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 (Ottawa)·Dined on February 8, 2018

Off the hook. Awesome on every level. Great service, food and music. Shared a bunch of appetizers between five of us. Every enjoyed the entrees .... Highly recommended if you are in Boston.

Tags: Bar Seating, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fun
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 (Nashville)·Dined on February 5, 2018

Absolutely Fabulous!! I travel often and I must say that this is one of the top restaurants I’ve visited.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Tasting Menu, Authentic, Good for Groups, Live Music, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Late-night Find, Cozy
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 (New England)·Dined on February 4, 2018

Great atmosphere. Friendly inviting staff. Excellent, diverse menu options. Good music in a casual setting. Would highly recommend.

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Fun, Pre/post Theatre, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, People Watching, Cozy, Live Music, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (New England)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Good place to hang out, have a good drink, listen to music and eat. Very limited menu, appetizers better/more interesting than entrees. good atmosphere

Tags: Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Vibrant Bar Scene, People Watching, Live Music
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 (New England)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Went to Beehive on Friday night at 7:30 for a date. The place was packed, so glad I made a reservation. We sat upstairs and the waiter accommodated our request to sit near the balcony to see the band. We ordered mussels and bok choy for apps. The mussels were delicious. We ordered the lamb and cauliflower curry for dinner. The lamb was good but needed a side. It was almost a la carte. My date enjoyed the curry. Good wine menu and great ambiance.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Live Music, Hot Spot, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Fun, Great Beer
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on February 2, 2018

One of our favorite places in Boston. Best staff, best burger and a great vibe. We take our kids there every Friday for dinner and jazz.

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 (New England)·Dined on January 29, 2018

Waiters and waitresses are excellent. The music was Excellent especially the Raggae music.

Tags: Live Music, Great Beer, Comfort Food
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 (New England)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Service was friendly, responsive and timely. One diner had a crack in a beer glass and the maitre d responded right away, apologized, fresh drink, and free hors d oeuvres . the broken glass did not hamper our night. Nice Blues, not too loud, we could still have dinner conversation. Good good option. I will go back. Men's room needs to be cleaner

Tags: Late-night Find, Comfort Food, People Watching, Good for a Date
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 (New England)·Dined on January 28, 2018

We went for our daughter’s 21st Birthday. We loved The Beehive and will be back.

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 (New England)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Cool music

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 (New England)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Great Vibes place is great for date night. No complaints.

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 (New England)·Dined on January 27, 2018

On a date and management came over and blamed us for something someone else did and told us we had to leave immediately. I tried speaking with them explaining I was unsure what the problem was since I had seen nothing of what they were explaining and why it was they were so angry. Said it’d been a problem the last two hours and I was extremely confused since we were sitting at a table having dinner. We left to not cause any problems. However, after being treated as such, won’t be back. Food was good, no room for dancing but good band as well. Just upset we were accused of things we didn’t do and our night was ruined.

Tags: Live Music
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 (New England)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Awful experience. Tables are too small. It was obvious that the food is prepared in advance and everything is under a warming light. Food was lukewarm. Scrambled eggs were rubbery. Hash was lukewarm. Server disappeared we were sitting at the table with dirty plates for at least 20 minutes before someone cleared the table. We asked for the check and the waitress was
Gone for ten minutes and had to be flagged down to take our credit card. Will not go back. Very disappointing

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Jazz brunch is top notch. Waiter forgot about us a couple times. Otherwise, a great time as usual.

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 (New England)·Dined on January 24, 2018

Kale & beet tabbouleh delicious, as was the cauliflower & Brussels sprouts curry. Friendly, attentive waitress. Cozy ambiance in the dining area.

Tags: Healthy, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Good Vegetarian Options, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre, Great Beer
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on January 23, 2018

Thank you so much for getting us the table close to the stage and the amazing service! Dominic was very nice

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 (Detroit)·Dined on January 21, 2018

We got a great view of the LIVE jazz performance for brunch in the underground venue. Extremely unique experience that I don't think can be found anywhere else. On top of that the food was delicious and very filling.

Tags: Hot Spot, Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date, Cozy, Live Music, Great for Brunch
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 (New England)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Great time. Lovely music. Great company

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Pleasant humm of happening bar scene with live music, great drinks and excellent service.

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 (New England)·Dined on January 17, 2018

First visit...prior to theater. Delicious, and prompt service - even had time for dessert! :-)

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·Dined on January 14, 2018

We went for my husbands birthday. We called in a reservation and told the staff it was a special occasion. Our tables were directly in front of the stage. It was impossible to talk or hear each other. The music was fantastic! The food was very good, although we all would have like larger plates, the portions of food were larger then the plates they were on. Our food kept falling off into the table. Our waitress was great. Her name was Sarah and she was friendly and attentive. She answered all of our questions and gave great recommendations. I wish we were seated away from the stage, but now we will know that for next time.

Tags: Special Occasion, Authentic, Late-night Find, Creative Cuisine, Live Music
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 (New England)·Dined on January 14, 2018

TL;DR Extremely dissatisfied with the service and food, so much so that I will not be returning.

Ill start off by saying that I loved this restaurant a year ago, and thinking it would be a perfect spot to take my girlfriend for our anniversary, couldn’t have been more surprised and disappointed.

Nothing personal against our waitress, but we were pretty POed: 1) she spilled our drinks on us and didn’t apologize for it, claiming “surface tension” was the problem 2) waitress didn’t check in on us after our food was delivered, especially since there were things to be desired with the food (we had to call her over through other employees a couple times) and it was barely even 6pm, nowhere near peak hours 3) the manager was unapologetic and made a poor attempt to console us, literally couldn’t even muster an apology for our dissatisfaction 4) I couldn’t explain to myself how this offensive reel of scantily clad, dancing women being projected onto the wall next to us made sense as a part of the restaurant’s decor - it was repulsive and tacky, the owners couldn’t find anything else that fits the apparently prohibition-esque style of the restuarant?? 5) and on top of everything, the food just wasn’t very good.

Also, what restaurant makes you pay for bread and butter as an appetizer??

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 (New England)·Dined on January 14, 2018

My meal was 'okay' for the price. My food arrived cold and the wait staff was absent. He corrected the situation when he finally revisited the table well after my meal was served. I have been to Beehive many times and this was the first I was very disappointed with both the food and most importantly in the service industry, the customer experience. I will revisit but will not rush back anytime soon.

Tags: Live Music, Cozy, Good for a Date
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 (Indiana)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Music was disappointing... I was hoping for saxophone, bass etc. too strong on the elec keyboards.

Food was ok. Wish there were more traditional breakfast options on the brunch. Waitstaff wanted to turnover the table. We will give it another try.

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 (New England)·Dined on January 13, 2018

I’ve made the reservation a month before and asked for a table close to the musisian, they put me on a corner next to the bar, way too far. :(
Music was great, food ok.

Tags: Bar Seating
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 (New England)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Wonderful! The service was excellent and the food was outstanding. Great vibe.

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 (New England)·Dined on January 6, 2018

I was shocked and appalled at the conditions at the beehive. It was a cold January night and they sat my party right near their "curtains" downstairs. You're a successful restaurant in Boston, please invest the $100 to build doors so your customers aren't freezing while they eat your overpriced food. I have taken many family members, friends, dates, and coworkers here and I can say I will never take anyone here again or recommend it to anyone. Food was ok service was decent minus our waiter spilling marinara sauce all over my cousins white shirt.

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