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Beehive

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5810 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

Featured specials

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Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Dine in
Starting Nov 26, 2020

Thanksgiving with the 2020 Beehive twist! Lively time for family. Three+ course holiday meal served 11am to 9pm. $75 per person / $25 kids 10 & under. Thanksgiving TO-GO also available for pre-order.

What 5810 people are saying
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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food5service2ambience3

Amazing food, just amazing. We went for brunch and they are worth the trip downtown! Unfortunately, the service wasn’t great and our waiter was clearly stressed and in a hurry. Not a huge deal and the food is worth it, but there is a disconnect between the quality of the food and the quality of the service.

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BrunchwithFriends
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It was a perfect Fall afternoon sitting under the tent at Beehive enjoying delicious food and cocktails. Just wish there were a few more options on the Brunch menu.

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vipJules
New England
45 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you for a wonderful evening

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shaylac
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous! We had a party of 12 (two tables of 6). Ambiance was great and our server was totally sweet and nice. She made us feel very welcome. Beehive is always a win. Highly recommend.

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Theodore
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The frites are absolutely good, we ordered for a second plate to share. I got to know this place by word of mouth. Truly recommended to anyone who like contemporary American foods!

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vipCharlotteD
New England
19 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great to see outside. Food and service was great.

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Sarah
New England
3 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience5

Good was just ok. Drinks were just ok. Not a large menu. Went for brunch

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vipAlannaR
New England
3 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience2

food was good and so was the service. the ambience of the outdoor seating really depends on where you’re seated.

Beehive
Responded 4 days ago

Hey Alanna, I am glad you enjoyed yourself. Make sure to give me a call here at the restaurant and I will help get you sat where you would enjoy our patios the most !! Thank you, Sean Morgan 617 423 0069

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Pdkjdoek
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very charming, can't wait to come back when live music returns.

Beehive
Responded 4 days ago

We cant wait for that to return as well. Please continue following our social media accounts for the updates on when we will be able to resume live entertainment

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tzeitelT
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was truly amazing. We went for Saturday brunch and I cannot wait to return.

Beehive
Responded 4 days ago

Thank you so much for your kind words and were glad you enjoyed everything!

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RobS
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really great food drink ambience. Go here if you like good things

Beehive
Responded 4 days ago

This is SUCH an accurate assessment of our restaurant!!!!! Thank you Rob and we hope to see you again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience3

Nice atmosphere. The lights were a bit much when they jumped around the table and into your eyes. Drinks were great! The apps we ordered were fantastic. Unfortunately our server stopped coming to our table and never asked us what we wanted as our mains. We would have ordered more food and drinks but we felt ignored and I dont like to chase our servers around. So aside from nonexistent service it was very good.

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StephanieM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Our server was friendly and knowledgeable. Great menu, food was delicious. We were able to eat outside without a problem. Would have liked a little more ambiance outside.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Really lovely! We sat outside under a heat lamp and felt very safe while social distancing and celebrating our special night 😊

Beehive
Responded 4 days ago

We are so glad you enjoyed yourselves and chose to spend this occasion wth us. We hope to see you again soon!

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tebby
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience5

Waiter was awkward. Didn’t know the menu.

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vipNickK
New England
8 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and the atmosphere was incredibly fun! Our server was so friendly and made some great suggestions to all of us at the table. The Sunday Sauce was delectable and I can’t wait to go back and have another serving. Looking forward to going when there is live music again at some point for sure!

Beehive
Responded on October 14, 2020

Hey Nick, thank you so much for coming to visit and sharing your kind words. We cant wait to have you back soon! - Mgmt

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BosstonDiner
New England
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Ate outside. Service was good. We were conversing for some time after dinner and they asked us to leave as they had people waiting. It seemed like they had other empty tables, so I am not sure they needed the table we were sitting at.

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kpkp
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and drinks with fun atmosphere. A bit overpriced but overall would recommend.

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lilyw
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Serivice was great and so was the food. I did find the constant approach to our table by servers to ask if we were done with our plates very overwhelming, they were over doing it it was almost as if they wanted us out of the place and we weren't even there for long. so it was very interuptive of my friends' and I conversations.

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vipPeterB
New England
3 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved the outdoor seating area. It was quaint and comfortable even on a cool night.

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Sarah
New England
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one of my go-to restaurants. Awesome food and service. The patio dining is wonderful!

JM
vipJMom
New England
11 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Whipped ricotta and grilled stone fruit appetizer is to die for! Such a great menu and setting.

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vipBelaN
Las Vegas
7 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

the outside patio was beautiful , the food was great and the service was really y good

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Food was good. Drinks were good. Ambience was good. It felt safe under covid guidelines. However service was a little inconsistent sometimes good and other times hard to get server. Food and stuff came out reasonably timed. Prices were very expensive like 15 bucks a cocktail and food was 20+. Staff was nice.

So I give this 4 stars. 5 if cheaper prices and faster and consistent service.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
7 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a great time and Sean the manager was really nice we will be back

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vipGC22
New England
2 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall3food2service2ambience5

Host was extremely rude.

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Hannah
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great drinks, cool vibe, little noisy on the street but without COVID looks like such an awesome nighttime spot on the inside- good for date

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience2

Our waiter was awesome, very attentive but not too much and super helpful with the best stuff to get. Outdoor seating was eh, nothing impressive. Tables stunk and chairs weren’t comfortable at all.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great to be back and food was fantastic. Beer selection was a bit limited.

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vipGigi
New England
8 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall2food1service1ambience3

Arrived on time for our reservation . Hostesses could not figure out where to seat us. Waited an extra ordinarily long time for the server to arrive.

Once we placed the order, the food came out about 20 minutes later cold. Server forgot the bacon. I gently reminded them we are still missing my husband’s bacon. It arrived 10 minutes after we had finished our breakfast.

At no point did our server checked in on us. We had to flag someone down for flatware, coffee and you see the where this is heading. We will never come here again.

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vipDan2H
New England
13 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience4

Service was excellent, and the set up outside was very well done.
Unfortunately the food was at best meh, with several dishes quite bland and in need of seasoning

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BreakBread
New England
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience3

Love this spot--but unfortunately for now (due to COVID-19) it just doesn't feel the same without the ambiance of the music. After all, that is what makes Beehive unique!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Some of the best food that we all had in a while… Our waitress was lovely and the drinks were delicious!

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Annika
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambiance. Pricey but well worth the money and great outdoor seating!

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BostonEats93
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
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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Masi
New England
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall2food1service1ambience5

The server wasn’t good, I was sitting next to the stage and the place is very cozy but the waiter wasn’t good. The drink got too long, we could order more food but the waiter never came came to us. But as I told we enjoy the place. We recommend the place not the server.

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JanneC
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Beehive is fun, service was choppy, It seemed a little understaffed. Food is good, menu must be viewed though website as there is no QR code. Drinks are yummy. Overall fun place for outside dining and party of 6.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Our server and the staff were very attentive. We were accommodated inside in a secluded area as requested. The health guidelines are appropriately followed. The ambience upstairs is “cold” due to the barren open space. It’s much more lively outside or downstairs, but our overall experience was very pleasant. What surprised us was the food. It was mediocre; it was not fresh, except the salad, overcooked or over-warmed. We expected to be wowed, given the reviews. It was a special occasion, but the food was not special at all.

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CMVill
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall2food1service5ambience4

The swordfish dish was cold. The lemon - chicken was too dry.

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Joebragdon
New England
12 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2020
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.

Beehive
Responded on September 20, 2020

We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your experience with us and thank you for your kind words. Please come see us again soon!

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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 5810 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.