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Beehive

4.6
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5770 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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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
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
What 5770 people are saying
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BostonEats93
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined 18 hours ago
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Outside patio sitting, perfect for brunch or late night dining. Good food and cocktails and great service. Amazing vibes, will definitely return again.

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Joebragdon
New England
12 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff was extremely friendly, accommodating and attentive. One of our first times out to eat since the Covid restrictions, it was so nice to have a good experience after so many months trapped in the house. The outdoor space was amazing, and one of the reasons we chose the place. I felt very comfortable and safely distant from other diners. Food was delicious and the drinks were yummy too. All three of us very much enjoyed the night. Great job, keep it up, I hope things stay on track in these uncertain times for this place, as we will be back again, and live in the neighborhood.

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NotAFoodie
New England
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We sat outside so we're not sure how different it feels inside from the "old days" (high-energy, music, brimming with people, good food, great drinks) but it was a very pleasant meal (still the same great food now in a lovely patio setting).

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Anniversary

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vipMelissaK
New England
12 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The brunch was amazing. The coffee cake with butter was really special.

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SusanD
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience2

This place has become overpriced, everytime I leave I felt like I paid way too much for mediocre food. The staff do not make you feel welcome (I get there are new guidelines but there are ways to do it well and ways not to)

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Disappointed
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall2food4service1ambience3

Food was good. Service was bad! Waitress broke the cork of the wine bottle when unsuccessfully trying to open it 3 times. She went in the kitchen to open it. When she returned we requested to get a new bottle. The waitress answered “no this wine is still fine”

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

AMAZING food! Had been craving a burger and ordered the smash burger, which was incredible. Our server was great and flexible when it came to food restrictions my mom had. Great ambience! We sat outside under the tent.

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CarolinaC
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience3

No hot tea nor latte available for brunch, both items were on the menu. Food quality was extremely poor and service was terrible. Not coming back and never recommending to anyone.

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iluvf00d
New England
28 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a fun brunch!! The shakshuka is sooo good and the vibes are amazing. Can’t wait to go back!

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MeeraA
London
14 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambience. Great food. The bean dip was amazing.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

servers were very kinda. drinks were solid. short rib was BOMB

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience2

Waitress was too much, food was burnt and over priced

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vipDisney2015DMT
St. Louis
6 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Overall experience was very good. I ordered the Steak and it really did not have a lot of flavor. My daughter ordered the brisket and it was outstanding. Queen Bee cocktail was awesome and service was excellent!

Beehive
Responded on September 11, 2020

Were so happy to hear this!!! Thank you for visiting and we hope to see you again soon!

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Kate
New England
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food and ambiance as always! They made a mistake on the order, and not only brought out a new warm dish for my friend who had to wait a tiny bit longer, but also gave us a free dessert! The manager came over multiple times to apologize for a simple mistake (as did the waitress), and they went above and beyond to correct it. The tables inside were also appropriately distanced, and all the staff were taking proper precautions with masks and online menus. I have always been a fan of the service, quality, and overall vibe and aesthetic of Beehive, and this experience was just as great (even without the live band)!

Beehive
Responded on September 11, 2020

Thank you so much!! Yes, I remember you both (I was the manager to whom you're referring) and we are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your visit. Please let me know when you would like to come in again, we are always happy to host your night! Best, Sean

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Beezie
New England
5 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great. Good food, good drinks and cool atmosphere

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Terrible meal and service

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall1food3service1ambience1

The overall experience was a let down. Our waiter was extremely rude to the party. After a disagreement, he did not even show the courtesy to come to the table and apologize to the customer. He treated the party like children and was disrespectful. Overall, the service was bad and none of the waiters even knew what was on the menu and what was ran out of for the day.

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OpenTable Diner
Brighton
2 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service! Will be back again

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HadiG
New England
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience2

Waited 15 minutes for someone to approach our table, even though the restaurant was largely empty. Given one menu to share. Slow wait for cocktails. Waitress seemed less-than-enthused to be there, in general. On top of lackluster service, restaurant flat-out refused our order for dessert stating that they needed the table for other guests. We live across the street and even had a “VIP card” at one point years ago. Will never be back.

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charlesd
New England
6 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience3

Overpriced pretentious nothing special no parking basically comfort food or gourmet prices

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KatieSki
New England
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Wonderful time, food was better than it has been in the past!

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ZZZZC
New England
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It's a great spot for dine out amidst this pandemic.

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Eric
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was awesome. Service was on point. Exactly the dining experience we were looking for.

Beehive
Responded on September 11, 2020

Awesome, we are so pleased to hear this !! Come again soon, we always love hosting you Eric!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
4 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday and it was great!

Beehive
Responded on September 11, 2020

Happy birthday!! Thank you so much for celebrating with us at The Beehive! We are glad to hear you had an amazing visit. We hope to see y'all again soon!

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Verbosely
New England
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience2

Good meal outside, service was excellent and prompt. Food was good.

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vipJenniferT
New England
62 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a wonderful dinner on their extended patio. All our food and drinks were excellent and our server was wonderful. It never felt like we had wait a long time for our food and the patio is charming. A very enjoyable dinner out! Definitely recommended!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Seated right away during our reservation time. Waiter was very polite and informative. The ambiance was beautiful with their string lights, plenty of space between tables to practice social distancing, and decor, minimal to accompany more room for plates on table surfaces. There was a bit of a hiccup when it came to paying. They offer a receipt where you can choose to pay when you scan the code from your phone or you can do the traditional way with the waiter and hand them the card. We chose to scan pay. In theory, a great idea, but for us not so much. We had gotten confirmation that the payment went through, but when we were leaving we were approached by a different waitress and told we didn’t pay and to show proof of the charge. We had to pull up our bank account statement to show proof of payment. This was the only hiccup we had, besides that, it was a wonderful experience! Later that night (10:30pm) we did receive a phone call from the manager to “check in” with us and we are confused as to why, especially that late at night.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
8 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

The service was great we were met outside by hostess brought us to our table and our server was very nice and knowledgeable about the menu. Unfortunately the food was just mediocre. I chose a chocolate mousse for Desert it had the texture of chocolate pudding. I am always a big proponent giving restaurants a few tries so I will be back

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Serge
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience5

The food was a little bland. The burger was overcooked and the spaetzle desperately needed salt.

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vipKTbosslady
New England
9 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful ambience, fabulous food and creative cocktails made for a festive evening!

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JorgeP
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Always a good time at beehive , good food and great service.

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Mander
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The atmosphere was amazing, dimly lot and art everywhere, unfortunately there was no band because of covid. The food was delicious and server was wonderful. We got a couple drinks with the tuna tartar (I was still thinking about that the next day, SO GOOD!), brisket and a burger. So easy to book a reservation online. I can't wait to go back!

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Luna
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

My company and I were appreciative of the professional service from our waitor Gregory. He was kind, patient and his smile so good, so nice to see...
We are from NYC, my mother & husband 1st experience... they were pleased and she enjoyed her adult beverages as well. Thank you!

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ErinS
New England
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience2

We usually go to the Beehive for the ambiance. We were sat far away from the normal patio. There was no lightening, we couldn’t hear the music and it was generally very depressing! Food and service were great as always but overall a very disappointing experience.

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MattM
New England
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant with excellent food. I would go back here 100x

Beehive
Responded on August 20, 2020

Thanks Matt, we really liked having you as well! Please come back again soon,

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michaelcharlesphelps
New England
10 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every aspect of my dining experience was delightful.
The service was attentive and warm without being overbearing.
The appetizer was delicious.
The entrees were impressive.
The beverages were prepared with care.
I look forward to returning.

Beehive
Responded on August 20, 2020

Thank you so much for your kind words. We love hearing that our hard work has paid off and we cannotwait to entertain you and your guests again soon!!

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vipRandyP
New England
10 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always excellent. The cocktails are always spot on and you need to try the tuna tartare! Best I’ve ever had! Everything is good

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vipAdamC
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2020
Overall2food3service5ambience3

Server was super attentive and on point, I think his name was Irvin? Wings were really good. Tuna tartar barely had any tuna.... Seemed like the bartender didn’t know what they were doing. We sent back our manhattans twice and finally just ordered something else. Not the beehive we’ve always known and loved. Understandably there are a lot of new challenges with the restriction of COVID but when things cost the same the quality should also be the same.

FAQs

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

Beehive is rated 4.6 stars by 5770 OpenTable diners.

Beehive does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.toasttab.com/the-beehive/giftcards.

You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.