Beehive

4.6
5977 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

Featured specials

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Mother's Day Menus & Specials

Dine in
Starting May 9, 2021

Treat your queen bee to something special at the Beehive! Mom's two course brunch with Live music is $58 (kids $19). Mom's Day Dinner is a la carte with special food and beverage features. Sunday Night Blues Mom Day show 6:30pm-10pm.

What 5977 people are saying
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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JaySovic
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff is exceptionally friendly, the food is good, and the live music was great!

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Andrew
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great date spot! Really fun having live music again.

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Jenna
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food3service2ambience4

The food and drink tasted really nice. We went for brunch and both got different types of eggs benedict. The eggs were a little overcooked and the server disappeared for most of our meal. While it tasted fine, I think the cost of the meal was more about the ambience of the restaurant than the quality/quantity of food.

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RandyC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food4service4ambience4

for a brunch menu and to be out of two of the main courses at 1045 was not good

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vipRamseyF
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a fun environment! Great food, great service. I will definitely be back again.

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vipStacyW
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

College graduation! A year late because of pandemic. So happy to go out and enjoy an energy filled environment with great food and drinks.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing. Ambience was on point. Can’t wait to come back. Great service too from our waiter.

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AnnaK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Good spot, dry aged burger is amazing! Nice decor and music.

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Frgtthenm
Tampa
14 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good place to bring out-of-towners as ot is unique

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Sissy
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall4food2service5ambience5

Brought my husband on a surprise date night and loved the feeling instantly! We received a warm welcome upon entry and the service was wonderful! We sat at the bar and had the perfect seat to enjoy the band. It was Blues night and my husband is a Blues musician so he was very excited about our evening. Drinks were delicious and the bar staff was excellent! The food was ok, but given our excitement about the evening...we were disappointed with our meal (we had the lamb and brisket specials). It wasn't bad-just average and didn't match the service, warmth, and overall vibe of the restaurant. However, everything else was so good that we will definitely give it another chance soon.

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SherriT
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great atmosphere and service.

Will definitely be back

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FelipeC
New England
2 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! Great service. I chose this to take my cousin who came from Florida with his family, including one baby. It surpassed my expectation how nice you were with the baby and how you facilitated everything for us.

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charliec
New England
6 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience4

Everything was fine until we were presented with the bill. The bottle of Routestock, “ROUTE 29” 2017, Napa Cabernet Sauvignon that we ordered with dinner and had erroneously thought was listed on the menu for $38 appeared on the bill as costing $78! Our server explained that the $38 price was for a carafe, not a bottle. However, there was no bottle price on the wine list for the Routestock that was served. The server brought our complaint to management and the bill was adjusted to the $38 price.
My advice is to read the wine menu carefully and not order a bottle of anything that is offered by the glass or carafe. None of those wines has a bottle price on the wine list.

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SarahW
New England
3 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The hostesses went above and beyond to find us seating on the patio. Service and food were great!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall1food5service1ambience5

Sat at the bar. Drinks took 30 minutes. Food was not delivered for 1 hour, order came out wrong, was sent back to kitchen to be corrected, then order finally come out after 2 1/2 hours of being seated. Did not have any afternoon plans thankfully but the service was very disorganized. NOT TYPICAL of this wonderful establishment though but be wearing of choosing to dine and sit at the bar

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful brunch! Great breakfast items and cocktails.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
13 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a funky spot, and it finally gave us a sense of normalcy because there was even live music! Food and drinks were fantastic. We sat at the bar, group of 3, so it was a perfectly intimate setting athough the restaurant was (safely) packed and lively. Great, timely service. This is clearly not just a brunch spot, and I’ll definitely be back for more soon.

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FredT
Las Vegas
8 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Birthday dinner so we enjoyed drinks, brisket, and champagne. The music starts late so we didn’t get to hear it. Wish they had live jazz all day or at dinner time.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
4 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently great!

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mkr2013
New England
3 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my fantastic restaurants in Boston. Food and cocktails were superb. The band was great. Service was perfect.

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wockaflocka
Portland
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Me and my girlfriend really enjoyed the live music, would recommend.

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Yohana
New England
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Beehive is a great date night spot! The live music was incredible and the atmosphere was so fun! The food was delicious and we had a great time. Will definitely be going back!

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vipAnaS
New England
4 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambiance, food is delicious and Miguel our server was a delight! Highly recommend it!

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CristinaS
Caribbean
2 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Nobody told us that there will be no live music. Otherwise it was a great experience

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bobm
New England
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Venue is observing safety protocols, eg dividers.
Menu is limited but delicious and generous serving.
Lively place to be.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Music was alittle loud.. made it hard to hear waiter through mask

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vipMrhungry
Sacramento
65 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Decor. Seemed to be hopping for our Sunday Brunch, but seemed Covid Safe.
Would definitely recommend for Sunday Brunch!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

The food was great, although a bit overpriced in comparison to other places for what it was. Good bloody Mary’s. Would suggest seating down stairs as the ambiance is more enjoyable.

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brianm
New England
2 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great creative meals. Had the Eggs Shakshuka - nice change - right amount of spicy. Service was great - would definitely go back. Brought a cake and celebrated birthday - nice ambiance.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service! Would go back for a special occasion

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Cara
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Love beehive usually, but guys, you can’t seat people right next to the bright kitchen doors with staff streaming in and out. It killed the vibe and we had no desire to even enjoy a second drink.

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rugbyhubby
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We just arrived in Boston and wanted somewhere fir a late dinner. This was a great and unexpected find. The manager took care of us immediately and the live music was phenomenal. I wish we had gotten there earlier and could enjoy it more. The smash burger was great but the homemade chips were really great!

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AndrewT
New England
2 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great South End spot. Loads of energy and wonderful live music. Fine wines, cocktails, and oozing ambiance. Warm and inviting menu with great options for vegetarians and GF.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience3

The food was entirely disappointing and way overpriced. Do not come here for the food.

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vipDWinBoston
New England
4 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience5

Fun place for jazz brunch on the weekend. Food is ok, but not as great as it has been in the past. Not much personality from the server, or attention for that matter. Feels like it's slipping a bit - We've had great visits there in the past.

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Connor
New England
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Strongly recommend Beehive. We had an incredible experience here, and the service was out of this world.

Cannot say enough about the staff, we had a reservation for a birthday and due traffic we were going to be late. They were flexible and were able to accommodate us even though we ended up being 30 mins late our reservations (Shoutout to Jenny the hostess who made this all possible). We were still able to celebrate the special occasion - and the drinks were out of this world!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
17 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fun vibe, great music and good. Service great too.

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viprosec
New England
11 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience2

The server was 100 percent wonderful! The food just okay. There was a kind of grunge to the place. The women checking in guests might need more experience? I’d go back just for a burger and music.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful location and building! Tasty drinks and food! Limited food selection.

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JenniferA
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the outdoor seating option. The service was fast and the food was delicious. Appreciated the music playing.

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 4.6 stars by 5977 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.