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The Aviary Restaurant & Bar, Swansea, MA

The Aviary Restaurant & Bar

4.6
4.6
1860 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American
If you are given the option for OUTDOOR seating, you are booking an outdoor table. If you book a STANDARD table this is an INDOOR table. If you are not given the option of an OUTDOOR table, there are none available. We ask you to limit your time at the table.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 38 times today

Dining areas

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

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What 1,860 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
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Southern MA

    Best Overall

  • Southern MA

    Best Service

  • Southern MA

    Best Ambiance

  • Southern MA

    Best Value

  • Southern MA

    Fit for Foodies

  • Southern MA

    Healthy

  • Southern MA

    Outdoor Dining

  • Southern MA

    Romantic

  • Southern MA

    Special Occasion

  • Southern MA

    Most Booked

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  1. M

    Maxemma

    New England

    61 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    61 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was our FAVORITE dining experience here in a long time. GREAT service. GREAT food. New executive chef that we had the pleasure of meeting. If you’ve never been and are searching for great food… GO! If you haven’t been in a while it’s worth checking out again.
  2. LC

    LynnC

    New England

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service from hostess to server and exceptional bartender Jo and John for outstanding service and personable and professional customer service
  3. RG

    RichardG

    New England

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    The entrance gardens and patio seating make a great backdrop to a summer evening meal. The food was good although I think sometimes they try to be fancier than they need be with extra sauce on green beans. I had cod which was delicious. I found the chairs uncomfortable after a while. That left me wanting to leave sooner rather than later. We stayed about 45 minutes.
  4. GL

    GeorgeL

    Orange County

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and drink were sensational! My favorite restaurant in the area!
  5. TR

    TheodoreR

    New England

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Wonderful all around experience . Great food great service!
  6. C

    Carrie

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very good brunch, our waiter Alex was excellent.
  7. CS

    CSfromWorcester

    New England

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Aviary has been a favorite of mine since it opened. I really missed it during the pandemic. We had a delicious brunch this past Sunday. Food and service excellent.
  8. R

    Ruth

    New England

    10 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Went to brunch recently and the other person with me let our server (Alex) know that he had Celiac Disease and needed to order completely gluten free. Our server was extremely friendly and discussed the allergy concern with the chef/kitchen staff and made some recommendations and slight adjustments to his order and brought him a fabulous gluten-free meal. Would definitely come back! Special kudos to Alex!
  9. PM

    PaulM

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and a great setting. Would recommend the patio. I only wish the bar was open a little later
  10. N

    Noel

    New England

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Polite and professional server and wonderfully prepared food. Salmon was perfect.
  11. LK

    LatteKate

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely, relaxing atmosphere and a good selection of food, ranging from classics to slightly more adventurous items. Fish tacos were outstanding!
  12. C

    Cari

    New England

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and incredible service as always!!!
  13. JJ

    JandJ

    New England

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience4
    Left a lot to be desired. Food was underseasoned and vegetables undercooked. I give an A on presentation but a C on execution.
  14. M

    Maxemma

    New England

    62 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    62 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience tonight and the time before this.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a fabulous little restaurant. The staff was absolutely amazing. The food was fantastic and the atmosphere was spot on. Highly recommended and we will definitely be returning.
  16. s

    sharons

    New England

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was excellent. Staff was professional. We stayed for an hour after our meal catching up and it was not a problem at all. The a/c inside was great on a hot august evening!
  17. RS

    RobynS

    New England

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful atmosphere, food is fantastic, and the service was top notch!! The menu has something for everyone and the prices are very reasonable. Beautiful outdoor patio and the inside is awesome as well. Check it out, you will not be disappointed!!
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Stephanie was an outstanding waitress we enjoyed our evening
  19. m

    mercrd

    New England

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My husband and I brought my elderly mother for brunch on Sunday. We ate outside, it was a lovely and the staff was very accommodating. The food was delicious!
  20. MC

    MissyC

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Always a pleasure to sit in a beautiful environment, enjoy wonderful food, and sip on a brunch mimosa!! Perfect dining experience!!
  21. F

    Furtado

    New England

    37 reviews

    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food. Great selection. Great service. It was timely with attentive server.
  22. AB

    AnnB

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was amazing! New favorite place to eat. Will be going back to try more of the menu
  23. J

    rolandJ

    New England

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We were there for lunch. Ordered Some starters along with a pizza. Everything was delicious.
  24. JT

    JoeT

    New England

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    This was our second time eating at the Aviary. They try very hard. Service was good and professional. Food was good to very good, not excellent. The filet was medium in the middle, more well done on the ends. It was ordered medium rare, which a filet should be. We're not ones to make a stink so we didn't say anything. Sides with the meal were good. Scallops were done perfectly. Melted in your mouth. Sides were good--though overall, the plate was a bit bland and needed some salt to bring it around and maybe a little more sauce for the scallops. Fried calamari app. ok. Not great. Some tentacles would help and a bit rubbery. Bacon wrapped dates were good. Special lava cake dessert good--a bit of a disappointment--didn't know if it wanted to be a brownie or cake--served with ice cream--we ate it all. That said, it was a bit over the top and generic. Drinks good as was the glass of pinot-noir.
  25. BS

    BrittanyS

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    First time here and felt so welcomed! Service was amazing and so friendly and personable. She even helped us celebrate our anniversary and took a picture for us! Food was so yummy, and the watermelon margarita was so fresh and perfect for summer. We will be coming back for more special events in the future :)
  26. DT

    DebbieT

    New England

    5 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    To management, no real busing, dirty plates left on the table all evening. The waitress did a good job but the support team let her down! Two of our party of four ordered the chef special, the halibut, it was way over cooked to the point of no flavor and hard! Our over all experience was not up to the Aviary quality we have come to expect! John Townsend
  27. BL

    BarbaraL

    New England

    12 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience5
    Birthday celebration The drinks where very skimpy . Always loved the drinks but now half poured and not as good . Such a shame the bartenders are doing g this. I always loved the pear martini but last night they were tasteless
  28. MG

    MarissaG

    New England

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful environment inside and out paired with delicious food. Always a pleasure.
  29. DF

    DebbieF

    New England

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food and service were both excellent! Seated on the back patio.
  30. A

    Ama321

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went with a small group, and we all enjoyed the food and our time there. Our waiter was very attentive and helpful. We would definitely go back.
  31. SC

    SamanthaC

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent meal as always! Great drinks and a fun time!
  32. FR

    FRANKC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and great service and great atmosphere A place to call home
  33. JS

    JoanneS

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience
  34. BC

    BrendonC

    New England

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food and great service, as always!
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It’s a wonderful place & the food & service was amazing! Will definitely go back!
  36. FT

    FirstTimerRIBBB

    New England

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    I have dined at the Aviary several times and each time I hope for a better experience. I can't quite put a finger on it, but perhaps it is a value thing. The pricing of meals, particularly the specials are out of line with the quality provided. Maybe that's it. Our server was very competent and overall we were never without some (good) attention, so I am generally pleased with that. I have a hard time suggesting the Aviary given that there are many choices that provide better value.
  37. DT

    DebbieT

    New England

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was wonderful! Surroundings, service & food was fantastic! Can’t wait to go back!😀
  38. FB

    FredB

    New England

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    Went to Aviary for dinner and the service was good but the food a little substandard. My fish and chips were okay not many fries the cole slaw was excellent and my friend had the hamburger which was over cooked when he asked for it medium. Anyway the restaurant was clean and seating outside was nice
  39. DC

    DaniCVC

    New England

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food is always excellent. Best calamari. Atmosphere and service are great. Five stars.
  40. D

    Diane

    New England

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A great venue for a ladies lunch surrounded by a pleasant atmosphere and beautiful flowers.

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 1860 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 38 times today
Google Map for The Aviary Restaurant & Bar

2229 Gar Hwy, Swansea, MA 02777

Dining areas

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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