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Artisan Bistro

4.5
4.5
946 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
Artisan Bistro is a modern and inviting dining room dressed in rich dark and light woods with elegant European design elements. Accents of black, off-white, cognac, blues and warm grays echo a classic bistro look and feel. Crafted wood wainscoting throughout the room and soft ambient lighting from above highlight the white-washed, wood floors to further enhance the bistro-like setting. New stitched-leather booth seating lines the dramatic floor to ceiling wall of windows overlooking Avery Street and two high-top u-shaped booths frame the space on either end. Additional cluster seating is intimate and close, allowing for easy conversation and lively exchange. Artisan Bistro features fresh, local seasonal dishes that present artisanal cooking in an approachable way.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 17 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast Daily 7:00 am–11:00 am Brunch Sat, Sun 7:00 am–3:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Daily 4:00 pm–10:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (617) 574-7176

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Jim Lyons

  • Private party facilities

    Artisan Bistro features a semi private dining area that seats up to 18 people with Personalized menus.

  • Private party contact

    Shiobanne Olivero: (855) 741-6118

  • Neighborhood

    Theater District

  • Parking details

    Valet parking available on Avery Street in front of the hotel.

  • Public transit

    Conveniently located near the Boylston stop on the green line or the Chinatown stop on the orange line.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 946 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4Value

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  1. CW

    CWal

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    From the time we checked in to getting our desserts, the experience was wonderful! We loved that the staff asked if we were seeing a show and therefore made sure we had enough time to eat without being rushed.
  2. j

    jfjeld

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on January 25, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    We art at Artisan Bistro before seeing Hamilton - everything was fine the food and wine were good( although I’ve never seen mussels served that way) and the service was great. Thank you!
  3. CA

    CatherineA

    New England

    10 reviews

    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Artisan Bistro is located inside the Ritz Carlton Boston. It is a sleek, elegant space, devoid of personality but offering a very appealing, artfully-designed menu. Our server was 100% correct in recommending the beet salad and arctic char. These are staples on many menus these days, but both were artfully presented and well-cooked here. The scallops were tasty, but at $42, 3 scallops seemed a tad stingy. The French onion burgers were massive, but the promised caramelized onions were nowhere in sight, the melted cheese tasteless, and the frites indistinguishable from MacDonald's fries. You expect to pay more in a restaurant located inside a Ritz, but Artisan Bistro is as unremarkable as its name and as such, overpriced.
  4. RL

    RichardL

    New England

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall3food2service5ambience3
    Mediocre food, small selection and expensive
  5. PB

    PaulB

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall2food3service3ambience1
    Got a reservation here because we were going to see Hamilton and they had open tables. Food was ok overall (potatoes were lukewarm however). Service was slow and spotty. Value for money was very poor (wickedly overpriced). Do not recommend!
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was out first visit to Artisan Bistro. The ambience was the perfect compliment to the food, which was outstanding. We dined prior to a show at the Boston Opera House and chose the restaurant based on walkability. The service was elegant but never pretentious and we had a fabulous experience. Our recommendation, start with the cheese board.
  7. RB

    RayB

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 19, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our pre theatre dinner was delicious and delightful.
  8. GD

    GayD

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 19, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A perfect spot for a pre-theatre drink and light meal - good food, great Ritz service and super convenient to parking and Opera House
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 17, 2023

    overall3food1service3ambience4
    We had 6 PM reservation because we were going to a show at 7:30. We arrived a few min early but told the waiter just to be on the safe side. Our food took over 40 min - We only ordered dinner - not apps and dinner. Thank gods for that! And the food was only passable. Not what I would expect for a bistro in a Ritz Carlton hotel. I had the crab cake - $25 - was barely warm and not as good as I would expect from a restaurant in the Ritz Carlton. My spouse had the chicken - it was ok. Again, OK? Was disappointed in the time it took and the quality was poor.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent food and superb service. It was surprisingly uncrowded, perhaps because we were there early for a pre-theater dinner. We had the beet salad, Caesar salad, arctic char, and the beef filet mignon, as well as some fancy cocktails. Really everything was perfect !
  11. E

    Erin

    New England

    33 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our waiter was attentive and charming, and the food was delicious, and creative. Really enjoyed it and will be back.
  12. AH

    AlisonH

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Deliciously local food with a wonderful ambience. We loved every bite of food and our waiter, Eugene, was absolutely fantastic!
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic meal and drinks!
  14. JF

    JoyceF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Impeccable professional service. Entrees were delicious, drinks were very well executed. It was my granddaughter’s 7th birthday and she was presented her dessert with a candle and everyone sang Happy Birthday. A very kind waiter gave her a couple little trinkets which made her day even more special.
  15. KJ

    KJonCape

    New England

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Our server was fantastic - really terrific and did a great job with my persnickety 89 year old mom. I would like to see a vegetarian option on the menu. Our server did a good job describing alternatives for me, but the online menu had listed a veggie dish and we based our decision to eat at the cafe on that. Food was pricey but quite delicious, and again, the service was fantastic.
  16. B

    Bostondiner

    New England

    40 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on December 26, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We were surprised to find a special 4 course Christmas Menu because the open table info showed an Easter menu and other holiday menus but not Christmas so we expected the regular menu. We decided to embrace the 4 course feast, and we were impressed with the prices given that it was Christmas. We ordered with low expectations and we were very pleasantly surprised by the quality of the meal. Two of us had the sea bass which was delicious with an excellent risotto and vegetables. The prime rib eater was very happy with his meal. We all loved the crab bisque starter, not overly heavy and great flavor. The salads were both creative and delicious. Only complaint is that the "winter citrus" was actually canned mandarin oranges...and the pecans were soft but otherwise it was a good salad. Desserts were fabulous. Didn't have much room but could not stop eating the mint cream puff pastry with dark chocolate topper. The pot de creme was also wonderful. Service was pleasant and we didn't mind that it was "leisurely". Hard to understand the vibe...it is the Ritz, but it doesn't feel like the Ritz...no tablecloths, no bread served...quite informal and casual. Lighting quite bright. Confusing that this is the only restaurant in the hotel. But we are neighbors and it was nice to walk over and enjoy our dinner there.
  17. m

    mineola

    New England

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on December 21, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Great choice for pre-ballet. Quiet when we arrived 5:30, louder as wevleft 7:00. Would definitely choose it again
  18. N

    Nico

    New England

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 20, 2022

    overall2food1service5ambience4
    Excellent service. The food was really, truly not good. Bread too hard to eat, sauces broken before arriving at table, etc. Super disappointing pit stop on an otherwise excellent evening out in the city.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Family Christmas celebration
  20. KB

    KrisieB

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    The steak and potatoes was a disappointment but the appetizers and special of the day, Bolognese was amazing.
  21. AN

    AllisonNicole

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and very accommodating. Excellent food
  22. SM

    StephenM

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service. Surprisingly reasonable prices. 2 minutes from the Opera House. What else could you want?
  23. M

    Me123

    New England

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 12, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    We had the mussels and arctic char - both excellent. Good if expensive wine selection and excellent dry martinis. Puts a hole in your wallet so be prepared for that, but they deliver in terms of service and food.
  24. MS

    MaureenS

    New England

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    An early dinner before attending Nutcracker Ballet. Convenient to the parking garage and the Opera House. Staff was welcoming and food delicious!
  25. D

    Duncan

    Portland

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful time - our server Eugen was perfect. Kind, considerate, and helpful for us while we tried to figure out what would be best for our family (with 1 kid with an egg allergy).
  26. JL

    JoshuaL

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 6, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Nice but overpriced. The staff was very friendly and the food was excellent however it was VERY expensive
  27. JC

    JohnC

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 2, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Good service and reasonably sized portions.
  28. Y

    Yummyninja17

    New England

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience4
    It was a night at the theater and it was to be expected that service was a little rough.
  29. JW

    JimW

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Server mistakes: didn’t put in dessert order until 20 minutes after ordered-had to leave it, brought half filled glass of wine-bartender came to the table to finish filling the glass.
  30. LR

    LauraR

    New England

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    One of the best burgers ever! Dessert & cappuccino were delicious!
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Pleasant staff and lovely ambiance. The menu they have listed online is outdated and they no longer have vegetarian entree options.
  32. CL

    CoffeeLoverRV

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall3food5service3ambience5
    We went to this restaurant prior to a show. Our reservation was at 6:15 and the show started at 7:30 so I thought that we would have plenty of time to get there as it was only a 3 to 5 minute walk away. We got our food around 7:15 and had to rush to get it down in time. And it's not like we got anything complicated, it was a burger and some vegetables. And the restaurant was definitely not busy. Overall the food was excellent and I was happy with that even with the price being what it was. However, everything was extremely slow and while I thought our waiter was generally good, I saw some other blunders--- taking food to the wrong table, almost taking the same order to a table, giving food /drinks to the wrong person at a table of 2. Things I don't expect at this expensive of a place/in the Ritz.
  33. C

    Cowmurph2

    New England

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic meal, great service, can't say enough about it!
  34. DQ

    DonnaQ

    New England

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on November 16, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Lobster toast and the pea salad such a lovely dinner.
  35. JN

    JennN

    New England

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Food was delicious. We were a bit time crunched (going to a show), and the food was a little slow to come out. Other than that it was a great experience. Truffle fries and lobster avocado toast were two favorite dishes. Will definitely go again!
  36. MB

    MicheleB

    New England

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    went to dinner before seeing a show at the Colonial. Informed the server that we need to be out in a timely manner to make the show. It was getting a bit long waiting for the food and right when I was about to ask our great server came over to tell us that she knew we needed to make the show and informed us that our food would be right out, and it was. I appreciated the attention to this detail. Food was delicious. Great drinks too!
  37. K

    Kate

    New England

    15 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall2food1service4ambience2
    Food was terrible but server was very nice.
  38. s

    susanp

    New England

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Eugene is always our favorite server - never disappoints!
  39. U

    Uppersand

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Go to Artisan Bistro! For ambiance, service, food, and value, it is the best place to dine in Boston's Theatre District. Five stars! Nancy
  40. PH

    PatriceH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    We had a lovely late breakfast before heading to The Opera House . The Hostess and our server were absolutely delightful gals - highly recommend for a pre or post theatre meal !

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Contactless payment available
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Artisan Bistro offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (617) 574-7176.

Artisan Bistro is rated 4.5 stars by 946 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 17 times today
Google Map for Artisan Bistro

10 Avery Street, Boston, MA 02111

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Theater District

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast Daily 7:00 am–11:00 am Brunch Sat, Sun 7:00 am–3:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Daily 4:00 pm–10:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Valet parking available on Avery Street in front of the hotel.

  • Public transit

    Conveniently located near the Boylston stop on the green line or the Chinatown stop on the orange line.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Jim Lyons

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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