Chickadee

4.8
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508 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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Mediterranean

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About

Chickadee is a New England born and Mediterranean inspired restaurant situated in the heart of Boston’s Innovation and Design Building. Named after the state bird of Massachusetts, Chickadee is a collaboration between long time friends and industry veterans, Chef John daSilva and Ted Kilpatrick. We offer a seasonal menu highlighting ingredients from local farms, markets, and producers. Our full bar boasts a strong cocktail program that draws inspiration from the kitchen. We also offer a thoughtfully curated wine list and a selection of local, craft beers and ciders. We here at Chickadee are big on having fun, while maintaining a standard of excellence when it comes to the guest experience. 
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Mediterranean, American
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Hours of operation
Lunch
Mon–Sat 11:00 am–2:00 pm
Dinner
Mon–Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
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Phone number
(617) 531-5591
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Chef John daSilva
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Private party facilities
For any reservations of 7 or more, please contact the restaurant directly at (617) 531-5591. For private events, please contact us at events@chickadeerestaurant.com .
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Parking details
Prior to 6 p.m. there is limited 90 minute parking. After 6 p.m., the parking lot out of front 21 Dry Dock is free. There is also a parking garage at 12 Dry Dock Ave. There is no valet parking.
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Public transit
From South Station, take the SL2 DRYDOCK (Silver Line) and get off at the 23 Drydock Ave stop.
Additional
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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4.8based on recent ratings
4.8
food
4.8
service
4.6
ambience
4.5
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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k
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed a true fine dining experience at a recent dinner at Chickadee. An interesting and varied menu with lots of small plates worth trying, including outstanding pasta dishes available in half and full portions. Terrific wine list. The service could not have been friendlier or more accommodating. The interior space is modern and attractive and well designed. The atmosphere is laid back and comfortable. Easy parking in the evening. Worth every penny, and definitely worth a visit.

OT
New England
6 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very pleased with the food and the service! Will definitely be back and keep in mind for special occasions!!

NB
New England
3 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food.

OT
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’ve been here before and it’s always fantastic!!

OT
New England
15 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing food.

b
New England
46 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A must visit. Went for brunch which was a real treat. Can't wait to try the dinner menu. Food plating was inviting and interesting. Lots of people for a Sunday brunch.

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Anniversary

OT
New England
4 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Outstanding experience. We have been here many times and each time it is a very delicious experience. New dishes and old ones are superior to most other fine restaurants in Boston.

FF
New England
18 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Read great things, but surpassed by experience. The food was amazing. Husband is vegetarian and I'm pescatarian. Although the menu is not large, there was plenty of choice for us and the flavors were out of this world. The palate was so earthy and yet sophisticated. Every bite a little miracle. Service was flawless: warm, attentive, but old school manners (non-intrusive, non-rushed, no one taking plates before all parties were done). We will definitely be back.

OT
New England
4 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall3food5service3ambience3

Could have had a better atmosphere and been less drafty. The food was good but not Mediterranean New England as described.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Bob is a straight beauty. Give him a raise right now.

SB
New England
10 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We just love Chickadee.
We've been multiple times over the last few months and just WOW.
The menu changes constantly and the food is really interesting.
The staff is over-the-top friendly. We have had Jenna on several occasions and not only is she a really fun person but she's knowledgeable, super friendly and really attentive. We've also met others who are there including Heather, Cameron, Kevin and more. All just really nice people!
Love too that we always can get a parking space.
Five stars all the way!

OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great food in a casual setting!

ED
New England
7 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious meal from start to finish. Clean, beautiful, simple plates bursting with fresh ingredients and vibrant flavors.

Y
Philadelphia
23 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Service was really nice and brunch menu was fine. Highlight was the halva donut (best in town IMHO) although quite pricey! Probably only real downside is the restaurant is really out of the way and not worth it if you don't have a car.

EA
New England
14 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Chickadee! Such a fantastic everything- chef, team, menu, bar program, location, decor, concept... RESTAURANT!

M
New England
2 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Don’t miss the squid ink fusilli

RS
New England
7 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We absolutely loved everything about Chickadee. We got there early for a drink, and although there were not enough seats at the bar, there was an area we could stand with a bartender taking our orders immediately upon arrival. The cocktails were fun and innovative, and the bartender patiently answered all of our questions.

Once we were seated, we had the same experience! The waiter was attentive, informative, and friendly. Every single dish we ordered was delicious, and I would highly recommend all of it!

The decor was really cool, too. And, the bathrooms had lotion and yummy smelling candles.

Highly recommend Chickadee!!

HM
New England
6 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious! I already want to go back! The interior has high vaulted ceilings and the interior is very is on trend. Back to the food, every bite was full of flavor and different from the next. Yum!!

JW
New England
34 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simply wonderful all around, from food to drinks to service. Our server, Ashton, was outstanding. And the parking....

L
New York Area
46 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Deliciously tasty, inventive, beautifully presented without being fussy...what more needs be said?

k
New England
2 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Three girlfriends enjoying a leisurely Monday evening meal - great service and lovely staff!

MH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious!

j
New England
17 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was outstanding

TG
New England
2 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first time at the restaurant on our anniversary. We were greeted with a glass of champagne and the night went from there. Sat at the bar. The food was outstanding. Started with the heirloom tomato tart and a small portion of the gnocchi. Then scallops and duck. Each dish was different and delicious.

AN
New England
2 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great off the beaten path restaurant. Menu options are limited and seasonal, but there is a perfect mix of savory apps, palate cleansing vegetable dishes to share, and then satisfying mains. All dishes were cooked perfectly and incorporate different flavors and textures elevating each bite on your palate and reminding you that this is what eating out is all about.

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chickadee is always amazing! The food and the staff keep me coming back, one of my favorites! Love this place.

Q
New England
3 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience3

too noisy, difficult to have a conversation, like most restaurants today Chickadee seriously needs sound softening, the menu one discovers after eating there a couple of times is too limited.

B
San Diego
13 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Server was attentive but was not clear on the description of the dishes. I

a
New England
9 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Delicious. Thank you!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, ambience, and service were all top-notch. Flavors were original and dishes were perfectly well-rounded. One of the best meals I have ever had

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chickadee’s service was phenomenal. We had to wait a bit for our table, but the hosts were very on it. It was my 21st birthday, and they served delicious cava upon sitting and were generally so friendly the entire time. The staff even signed a handwritten card! And of course the food was off the charts. I’d go back at any opportunity!

BP
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Fun inventive dishes to share. And interesting cocktails. Gnocchi and roasted cauliflower dishes were awesome as was the roasted chicken. Spaetzle got mixed reviews at our table. Highly recommended overall. Service was attentive but not overbearing or rushed. Can’t go wrong here.

OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Kind and attentive service.
Food and beverage spot on from beginning to end.
A lovely visit all around.
Would certainly go back.

OT
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service

OT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From bar service to wait staff service to food and even ambiance. This place is Boston best kept secret. Will return and will recommend to everybody I know. Great job to the staff and Chef! Thank you for such a wonderful experience

LD
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Did not like it for lunch as much as dinner.

RL
New England
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had brunch. Very, very good. Not a standard brunch menu. Will go back for dinner soon.

JT
New England
5 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing dinner for our anniversary. Every dish was excellent chickpea fritters, gnocchi, chive spaetzle, and chicken breast. Flawless executing, great for sharing between the two of us.

OT
Montreal
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a great experience and great food! It was wonderful!