Navy Yard Bistro and Wine Bar

4.6
61 reviews
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$31 to $50
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French American
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  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Casual
Welcome to my neighborhood Bistro! My New American menu changes seasonally as well as our Wine Spectator Award Winning Wine List. We have the lowest mark ups in the city on higher end of our list.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
French American, Wine Bar, Bistro
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Sunday - Tuesday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm
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Phone number
(617) 242-0036
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
John Moore
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Private party facilities
Can seat 70 during the day and 20 at night in a private dining room. The restaurant can also be bought out at night and hold up to 70.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
1st St
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Parking details
Meters until 8:00pm and no meters on the weekend.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, Cocktails, Gluten-free Menu, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 61 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.4
service
4.3
ambience
4.4
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5.0Dined 6 days ago

We had 4 people with special needs (ages 6-25) in our party and the staff was very friendly and accommodating. Everyone loved the food and enjoyed every minute of our dinner out!

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5.0Dined on June 6, 2018

Best place in Boston area. Just moved to the neighborhood and have gone twice already. Love this place- great staff and delicious food!

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5.0Dined on June 2, 2018

Food was great and you can’t beat sitting outside in the navy yard!

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5.0Dined on June 1, 2018

We all loved our experience there! Thank you! We have been there many times before and will be back!

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4.0Dined on May 24, 2018

Navy Yard Bistro is a smallish, buzzing Bistro environment with an excellent menu and wine list, reasonably priced, with excellent service typical, and a lovely overall experience. Its a comfort place for my and my wife and we love having this as a neighborhood restaurant in the Boston Navy Yard.

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4.0Dined on May 24, 2018

Top shelf food and service. However the place needs a coat of paint and a little cleaning

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4.0Dined on May 22, 2018

Pleasantly surprised, our waitress was a bit slow to come to see us, but she apologized, as she was interviewing over the phone a new person to work there. The tuna tartare had a "poke" taste to it, which I found quite nice. My wife had the mussels, which had almonds in the broth, again added an unexpected taste for mussels. The cod was moist and flavorful, plus there was plenty of sides with the meal that I wouldn't have wanted a separate side. The wines were well priced and the "special" pinot was very good.

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1.0Dined on May 18, 2018

Unfortunately they were overbooked, overwhelmed, and overly rude. When I checked into my reservation, the front hostess mistakenly heard my name and rudely said “you were supposed to be here a half hour ago?” And I politely corrected her and pointed out my name on her tablet to show that I was actually early to my reservation. We were then sat with no apology for her attitude.
Fast forward to about half way through our dinner, we were asked to move across the restaurant because they had forgotten about a 15 person reservation that they hadn’t set up for yet. We had just finished an appetizer and were about to get our food, so we didn’t feel like moving and decided to stay while they rushed around to set up for the forgotten party.
Not only was every employee flustered and rushing back and forth next to our table like we weren’t there, our waitress seemed to have forgotten about us as well because we didn’t see her until it was time for the check to come. I have no idea if there was a manager present because there didn’t seem to be anyone in control and I honestly didn’t want to bother finding out. I have never been asked to be moved half way through a meal to accommodate someone else. Personally I think it was a poor choice to treat locals that way and to put all your attention to a party that was visiting out of state for the weekend. There was no concern for our troubles and we were comped one glass of wine even though both of us were having a drink which I found very strange but again, didn’t question it because I didn’t want to add to the mess that the restaurant was dealing with.
I will say that there was ONE waitress who had the decency to apologize for what was going on but I really feel as though it should have been elevated to a managerial level. It was not the waitress’s fault.
Needless to say, we will not be coming back here since the food was average and the environment was poor.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

We loved the atmosphere, the staff and the food! Would recommend and will definitely return-

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4.0Dined on May 12, 2018

We had a lovely dinner, dining partner said the salmon was one of the best she'd ever had. I had the burger which was excellent. Cute little place with a nice vibe! would definitely go again. We were in the area and decided to try it. Happy we did!

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5.0Dined on May 10, 2018

Yummy as always. Great service. Fun time.

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2.0Dined on April 1, 2018

I've been to the restaurant a few times before, but this time it wasn't so good. Not worth the money. I had short ribs, "cheesy" polenta and swiss chard. Three things I love. The water from the swiss chard made the polenta soggy, which wasn't very cheesy. The service wasn't very good. Plates and glasses were left piled up on the table and were not cleared away. Never checked up on us after being served.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Stellar as always!!

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5.0Dined on February 23, 2018

It was great food, our waitress what nice enough, a little unenthusiastic but we all have those days. The noise level was more than I expected so that was a little disappointing. I also sat next to a couple of younger girls wearing T-shirt’s and sweatpants but I thought I had read there was a business casual dress code.

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

Fantastic food and service!

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5.0Dined on February 16, 2018

Delicious food, great ambiance. Love this place.

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4.0Dined on February 14, 2018

A little disappointed in prix fixe for Valentine's Day that was not advertised. Full menu was not available. However, good food and service.

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4.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Wide variety of options on the holiday fixed menu with a decent amount of food for the price. Some wines a little over priced, especially those you can find somewhere like Trader Joe's.

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4.0Dined on February 10, 2018

It was our first time here and we enjoyed it very much.

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3.0Dined on February 6, 2018

When I made my reservation on Open Table, I indicated that it would be for a birthday celebration, and requested a dessert with a candle for my husband at the end of the meal. There was no reply from open table or the restaurant saying that this wouldn’t be possible.
After we finished our dinner, the server asked if we would like any dessert, and I realized then that she didn’t know/had forgotten the request.
It was very disappointing that the ‘birthday dessert’ wasn’t provided as I had expected.
The food we had was very good, and the menu had a variety of interesting choices.

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5.0Dined on January 26, 2018

The staff is great... menu has expanded and all apps and salads are worth trying. Steak frites is a classic and the wine list has plenty by the glass choices and variety. Great value too

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5.0Dined on January 11, 2018

The Bistro is a great local spot, you can always count on a great meal and friendly service.

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5.0Dined on December 29, 2017

Excellent food, service and wine. Doug is a terrific host and bartender. We love eating at the bar there. Though tables are also nice.

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4.0Dined on December 16, 2017

Glad we visited this nice little spot. I will definitely visit again.

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5.0Dined on December 16, 2017

Awesome. Great food and great drinks.

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4.0Dined on December 15, 2017

My family went to the Navy Yard Bistro for my birthday and we were all very pleased with the restaurant and the food. My salmon was delicious, my daughter loved her swordfish and my husband and son loved their burgers. I got a great birthday dessert with a candle in it. Nice time and would definitely recommend this restaurant.

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5.0Dined on December 11, 2017

I normally wouldn’t rave about chicken as chicken is boring. But NYB has the Best chicken dish ever!!

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5.0Dined on December 7, 2017

Anotthee great evening at the Bistro. We had the salmon and the cod. Both were outstanding. Nice wine selection, too

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4.0Dined on November 22, 2017

This is one of our neighborhood go-tos and it never really lets us down. It is cozy and familiar. The staff are welcoming but not patronizing. The food is consistently good and they have an extensive wine list. There are some options for vegetarians as well as a wide variety of selections for non-vegetarians. We had another enjoyable evening at the NYB! Will be back.

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5.0Dined on November 11, 2017

My husband and l both enjoyed our meals, everything was absolutely delicious and the service was spectacular. Will definitely be returning.

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5.0Dined on October 15, 2017

Navy Yard Bistro never disappoints. I have dinner there every time I'm in Boston.

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4.0Dined on October 13, 2017

We like coming here, interesting menu great location. However parking is always a challenge and weekend nights are REALLY crowded. Don’t even think of trying to get a table without a reservation! But Sunday afternoon is a great time.

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5.0Dined on October 12, 2017

Great experience. The salmon entree is always delicious. Went there with friends before an event at the Garden. The waitress was very happy to move us along so we wouldn’t be late. Friendly neighborhood atmosphere. Love it there!

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5.0Dined on September 24, 2017

Food was very good we all enjoyed our dining experience!

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5.0Dined on September 23, 2017

Excellent place for dinner with some outside dining. Great wine and beer selections.

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2.0Dined on September 16, 2017

Something wasn't quite right, during the evening – abysmal service and a 20 minute wait to be seated, when the restaurant was nearly empty. The food was just OK, which is not the norm for this restaurant. I was surprised...

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5.0Dined on September 9, 2017

The varied menu is truly outstanding with lots of great selections...there is literally something for all tastes and appetites!

Most importantly, Rebecca our server was terrific...had pretty much the entire outside bistro area including a huge table of 12-14 diners and she never missed a beat! Love the outside dining...maybe get a few outside heaters to keep it going thru the fall...

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3.0Dined on September 1, 2017

Food was very good. Waitress was horrible. If not for bus boy we would have received no service.

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5.0Dined on August 27, 2017

Dining at the Bistro is always great! We were there for my father's 83rd birthday, and they always make it special. The service and the food were amazing.

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5.0Dined on July 29, 2017

From the moment my daughter and I walked in everyone was so welcoming and nice. Food was definitely worth the price! Loved this place and will be back again when in Boston

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