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The Aviary Restaurant & Bar, Swansea, MA

The Aviary Restaurant & Bar

4.6
4.6
2279 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American
Please note during booking that OUTDOOR indicates a table on one of our covered patios and STANDARD indicates a table in one of our indoor dining areas.

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2 people

8:00 PM


Booked 30 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary American, Steak, Seafood
  • Hours of operation
    Brunch Sun 10:00 am–2:00 pm Lunch Thu–Sat 11:30 am–3:00 pm Dinner Wed, Thu 4:00 pm–8:30 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–9:30 pm Sun 4:00 pm–7:30 pm
  • Phone number
    (508) 379-6007
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Executive chef
    Chef James Weare
  • Neighborhood
    Swansea
  • Parking details
    Large Parking Lot, Easy access to building
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wine

What 2,279 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Boston Metro South

    Best Ambiance

  • Boston Metro South

    Great for brunch

  • Boston Metro South

    Healthy

  • Boston Metro South

    Great for outdoor dining

  • Boston Metro South

    Romantic

  • Boston Metro South

    Contemporary American

2,279 Reviews
  1. ChristineC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Excellent atmosphere and setting for you and your favorites to enjoy a meal together.

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  2. MWH90

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time here for brunch and it was a delightful experience. Weather was glorious so we sat outside on patio which really added to the ambience. Food was delicious, server very attentive. Restaurant was busy but we weren't rushed. Will definitely return.

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  3. NatalieW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    Our dinners were really good, all four of us enjoyed what we had. For dessert we got gelato ,it was excellent and I got peach cobble. I’m from the south so I really didn’t care for it. It was way too sweet, too much sugar and not nearly enough crust, dough, or whatever you want to call it. Sometimes simpler is better.

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  4. AndrewF

    Greater Boston

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My recent dining experience at The Aviary Restaurant & Bar was nothing short of exceptional. From the moment we walked in, we were greeted with warmth and professionalism, setting the tone for a memorable evening. We tried the Swordfish, and it was an absolute delight. The flavors were perfectly balanced, and the presentation was a work of art. The fish was cooked to perfection, moist and tender, and the accompanying sauce elevated the dish to a whole new level. It was a culinary masterpiece! We also tried the Special of the day - Portuguese fish, and it was another homerun. The blend of spices and herbs transported us to the heart of Portugal. Every bite was a burst of flavor, and the fish was incredibly fresh. The ambiance at The Aviary was inviting and cozy, making it the ideal setting for a special evening. The service was impeccable; our server was attentive and knowledgeable, making excellent recommendations that enhanced our dining experience. Overall, The Aviary Restaurant & Bar exceeded our expectations in every way. The combination of exquisite cuisine, attentive service, and a charming atmosphere makes it a top-notch dining destination. We can't wait to return and explore more of their culinary offerings. Highly recommended!

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Montreal

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, drinks and service! Would highly recommend.

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  6. StevenS

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    We very much enjoyed our dining experience, and we definitely go again. Food was delicious although the special was a little on the pricey side. However, everybody did enjoy it.

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  7. Maxemma

    Greater Boston

    78 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    78 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food was delicious. Service was above and beyond. Lori is always attentive.

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  8. DianeB

    Greater Boston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My dear friend and I met for lunch. The service great and the food was outstanding. We did not feel rushed and had a wonderful time catching up. I will be back!!!

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  9. JoyceC

    Greater Boston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We’ve always enjoyed our time at The Aviary. The food is delicious, everyone is pleasant and helpful if we ask questions about a particular dish, and we like the atmosphere!

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our waitress alexis was very attentive. The lobster Benedict was great. For sure will be back.

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 8, 2023

    overall3food4service2ambience5
    Excellent food, a bit loud in the dining room where the bar is. Service was not great, very slow, waitress was all over the restaurant with her tables. Made it hard to provide good service. I don’t mind paying the prices, but service should match!

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  12. Samie

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 7, 2023

    overall4food2service5ambience5
    Calamari was really tough, pasta mixture I had in the Seafood Tagnatell was dry

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  13. Linda

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2023

    overall1food1service5ambience5
    Brunch…They need a new chef!!!! Eggs were poorly cooked…ham was tough… English muffin was uncutable. Some drinks were fine however Bloody Mary was mad with mix and not vegetable or tomato juice. This is such a lovely place but my first choice is a good kitchen. Shame on you.

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lori was a wonderful wait person. Very professional and friendly.

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  15. KarenH

    Greater Boston

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place - we met friends for dinner and the service was excellent and the food was too. We all enjoyed a lovely time and will be back soon!

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  16. Dbess

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 31, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Aviary is a beautiful clean restaurant. Outdoor covered seating on patio surrounded by well manicured landscaping. The service was impeccable and food very high quality and delicious. I highly recommend Aviary if you’re looking for a nice quiet quality meal out

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  17. Kasey

    Greater Boston

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 29, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    burgers were excellant . the only thing that would be an improvement is to have a few more lunch time meals. the only entree is fish and chips.

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was good but a little overpriced. The ambience was beautiful! I felt like I was sitting in a garden in Europe. Our waiter was excellent

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I’ve always wanted to try this place. Delicious. We tried the deviled eggs, beignets, Aviary burger, and the crab cake benedicts. Everything was great.

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 26, 2023

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    The drinks take too long, but the food is absolutely delicious and the ambience is stellar.

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  21. FoodieSeeker

    Greater Boston

    64 reviews

    3.0

    64 reviews

    Dined on August 26, 2023

    overall3food3service2ambience5
    We were served drinks and within minutes our salad arrived. The watermelon burrata salad tasted as good as it looked. Unfortunately, we were not able to enjoy it because our entrees arrived after only taking the first 2 bites. (The server said that the entree order was placed after the salad was served. So, was the beef cooked in advance??) I found the beef filet to be undercooked, barely warm and stringy. As the most expensive dish on the menu, I would expect it to be perfectly cooked. Our server did not come to check on the meal until it was over. The lamb chops were better than the beef, still cooked less than the medium as ordered but still good. It took longer to get the check than be served the meal. I felt like I was at a fast food restaurant rather than dining out. This was very different from our first visit, so I am hoping that this is not the norm. On a positive note, it was nice to sit outside on the patio on a lovely summer night.

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  22. MonicaC

    Greater Boston

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 26, 2023

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Most charming restaurant inside and out. Appetizers were excellent. My salmon was undercooked but our server immediately recognized it when she came back to check on us and brought us back. It returned perfectly cooked. My husband and son’s steaks were undercooked and chewy but they did not want to return them. We’ve had very good experiences at the Aviary in the past, I hope this was just an off night.

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  23. maryk

    Greater Boston

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on August 25, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A group of 5 old friends enjoyed a most enjoyable outing, the food, was great, service efficient, not rushed.

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  24. CaroleH

    Greater Boston

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on August 24, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and great menu selections. Place is beautiful with many rooms and outdoor seating areas.

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 23, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    The lemon chicken that I’ve enjoyed for many years, unfortunately, is no longer the same. The is the second time I’ve not enjoyed it. Though I will continue to frequent the Aviary, I will no longer order the lemon chicken.

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  26. KatherineA

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 22, 2023

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Good food, quiet table. Spotty service that wasn’t exactly orderly. Easy to get reservation.

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  27. marie

    Greater Boston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 22, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    I love the outdoor garden. It's quiet and covered and a relaxing place to eat and talk

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  28. JOanielb

    New York Area

    32 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on August 22, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Outdoor seating could not be more comfortable or pleasant.

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  29. Sandrar

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 20, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Food was delicious and service was excellent. Overall, a wonderful way to celebrate our anniversary.

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  30. macey

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 20, 2023

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    the resturant was very nice and clean and neat, the service could’ve been a little better but overall it was really good.

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service and food were all amazing, as always. Already looking forward to going back soon.

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  32. Caty

    Greater Boston

    34 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on August 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Olivia was a perfect server. She was friendly and knowledgeable.

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  33. LeslieS

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 13, 2023

    overall3food2service3ambience5
    Had 1 pm reservation and didn't realize it was only brunch food. Got steak and eggs. Steak was extremely fatty. One whole piece was all fat. Waitress left in middle and said Alex would take over( the var tender took over taking care of us)

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 13, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place and atmosphere! Beautiful grounds. Food was very good and mimosas were delicious!

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  35. CherylC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 11, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was terrific. The service was great. Would return again.

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  36. DaniCVC

    Greater Boston

    43 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    43 reviews

    Dined on August 9, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great meal. Swordfish is excellent. My son loves the wings appetizer. A must try.

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  37. RobinC

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 9, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was delicious. Service was excellent!! We had a wonderful time!

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  38. Fluffyjungle555

    Tampa

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2023

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    Went there for brunch on Sunday. Had the crab cakes Benedict which were good overall, aside from the crab cakes being slightly too crispy. The hash browns were also over cooked and slightly bland. Worst part however was the service. Our server Tonia was slow and looked like she didn’t want to be there. That’s the second time we’ve had her, and she was the same way both times. Usually, the service is much better than that.

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  39. JLN87

    Greater Boston

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was great as always! Server was prompt. Love sitting out on the patio

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  40. Janice

    Greater Boston

    83 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    83 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    My husband and I were promptly seated outside. Our server was very informative and nice! I wish we had taken more take to think about ordering our entrees because our food came out much quicker than we anticipated! We did have a group of women that arrived who sat in back of us who were king of loud, but I get it since when dining with my women friends we often get loud! Unfortunately I wish I had requested a table further away!

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Safety precautions

  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking

FAQs

The Aviary Restaurant & Bar offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (508) 379-6007.

The Aviary Restaurant & Bar is rated 4.6 stars by 2279 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

8:00 PM


Booked 30 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for The Aviary Restaurant & Bar

2229 Gar Hwy, Swansea, MA 02777

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    Swansea
  • Hours of operation
    Brunch Sun 10:00 am–2:00 pm Lunch Thu–Sat 11:30 am–3:00 pm Dinner Wed, Thu 4:00 pm–8:30 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–9:30 pm Sun 4:00 pm–7:30 pm
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary American, Steak, Seafood
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Parking details
    Large Parking Lot, Easy access to building
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Chef James Weare
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wine
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