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Aquitaine Bis

4.2
4.2
2531 Reviews
$30 and under
French
Aquitaine Bis brings Paris and one of Boston's favorite Bistros to the suburbs. Executive Chef Seth Woods' seasonal menu features all the favorites and traditions of Aquitaine - Bar à Vin Bistrot in the South End along with new items created specifically for the Newton location.
We serve dinner daily including a popular brunch on Sunday.

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    French, American

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sun 10:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (617) 734-8400

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Seth Woods

  • Private party facilities

    Our award-winning chef and knowledgeable staff will create your perfect event. Signature menu items as well as seasonal favorites will be complimented by uncompromising attention to detail.

  • Private party contact

    Valerie McLaughlin: (855) 668-5194

  • Neighborhood

    Chestnut Hill

  • Cross street

    at Route 9

  • Parking details

    Pull in to the lot in front or back, self park and walk right in!

  • Public transit

    Green Line-Riverside-Chestnut Hill

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 2,531 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.2
4.2 based on all time ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 4.1Service
  • 4.1Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. G

    George

    New England

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Only thing better than the food was the service!
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 15, 2022

    overall1food1service4ambience3
    The food was absolutely disgusting. I must’ve changed the chef since prior to Covid. The food used to be really good here and consistent. This was one of my favorite places and I can’t believe how horrible everything was. The onion soup was sour. The sole was had no flavor. The veal schnitzel was disgusting. Was essentially a large thin piece of breadcrumbs without any veal. The waitress was very nice about it and took it off the bill and they apologized. However, I will not be going there again until I hear about whether or not they got a new chef. Clearly whoever is doing the cooking doesn’t know the first thing about French cuisine. I rarely write reviews, but I thought that it was important to let the restaurant know that changes need to be made.
  3. m

    maggie

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great night out. The food was great. The noise level was quiet and lovely service
  4. PG

    PeterG

    New England

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 11, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Aquitaine is my favorite restaurant, always a pleasure to be at and seldom disappointing in any regard. On my most recent visit they were out of the non pareil French Onion Soup, which is generally worth a long journey to enjoy, and this explains my mere 4 star rating for the food. What I ate was delicious, as always. And the service NEVER FAILS TO EXCEED ALL EXPECTATIONS, ever! Last night took that to a new level.
  5. DC

    DavidC

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 10, 2022

    overall5food4service3ambience3
    The brunch we attended this past Sunday morning was very good the food was delicious and the atmosphere was bey nice! We will certainly try this again sometime soon!
  6. KH

    KatherineH

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    Food was good but I would not go back based on poor service.
  7. SF

    ShelleyF

    New England

    51 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    51 reviews

    Dined on April 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Outstanding food preparation, great drinks. Service is always excellent and fish dishes perfectly prepared. Escargot is perfect along with chocolate pudding dessert.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 8, 2022

    overall1food4service1ambience4
    Not Covid safe, staff was coughing and we got sick
  9. P

    donnaP

    New England

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 8, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Everything we ordered, including the duck, mussels, tuna tartare etc. were very good and nicely presented. The somewhat more formal atmosphere was a nice change from so many contemporary restaurants that all look and feel alike. The young staff was great too. There is also an attractive bar that seemed popular. We will definitely return.
  10. SB

    SibelB

    New England

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 8, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We go to Aquitaine regularly and it is always great!!
  11. LH

    LisaH

    New England

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect lunch - delicious food, private setting and excellent service.
  12. j

    johnk

    New England

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on April 4, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    Everything was good but the fish was totally overcooked if back I will never order fish.
  13. g

    golfcal

    New England

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on April 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went in for a late brunch! Service was great. Food was wonderful! The restaurant has a great vibe!!! Can't wait to go back!!!
  14. J

    Jojo7

    New England

    29 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on April 1, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Salmon was a little over cooked but good just the same . The mussels were fantastic.
  15. ZI

    ZITA

    New England

    260 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    260 reviews

    Dined on April 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food at Aquitaine is delicious and their menu is varied covering every palate. The servers are excellent, they are attentive and efficient. The bartender makes tasty cocktails. Warm and cozy. Great for dates, birthdays or business meetings.
  16. K

    Kathie

    New England

    68 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    68 reviews

    Dined on April 1, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Excellent restaurant in French Tradition where I have eaten many times without ever being disappointed. Lovely surroundings remind you of Paris, and the menu is very French and always excellently prepared. Highly recommend.
  17. e

    eeye

    New England

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Eric is the best bartender ever! Always a pleasure to be one of his guests.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 30, 2022

    overall5food2service2ambience5
    Food has gone downhill a bit sadly
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 30, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Lousy. Bad food. Service below par
  20. JK

    JoanneK

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 29, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Our server, Dianna, was phenomenal. Professional, extremely knowledgeable as well as warm and friendly. We will go back if only for her. Loved the ambience, noise level was low, food was excellent
  21. ND

    NewtonDiner

    New England

    4 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 26, 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience1
    The service was atrocious -- it took over an hour for our meal to come without explanation. The server was rude.
  22. RK

    RubyK

    New England

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on March 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely spot for drinks and food with friends or family. Atmosphere is casual yet upscale, service was excellent, and food was delish. Would def come back again.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 26, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    The food we got was generally good. One entree was partially raw. Service was fine but slow.
  24. ZA

    ZenaAC

    New England

    25 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on March 26, 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience2
    Reservation started at 5 … at 7 a waitress not the one that served us, came and asked us to move to the bar area because she had a line at the door if we could get up from the table. There were 4 of us. Never happened to us before in any restaurant and she was loud and the whole bar area knew what she was asking us to do Super unprofessional . We had ordered alcohol, appetizers, main dishes coffee and desert. Her small side show could have waited 5 minutes. Embarrassing for all involved even those at the bar were stunned.
  25. HL

    HelenL

    New England

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on March 26, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Took a friend for birthday brunch. We came close to 11 AM on a Saturday morning. The place was quiet and empty. Our waiter, Mark, was so sweet. He even brought my friend a dessert (GF!) with a candle :-) without us even asking! Food was good; A couple of us got the egg scramble with spinach and truffle oil, but then we ordered scones, fruit, and chicken sausage for the table. All was excellent! After that experience we have decided to make brunch at Aquatine a monthly date. Highly recommend
  26. LC

    LisaC

    New England

    50 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    50 reviews

    Dined on March 25, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    We had the onion soup and endive salad for appetizers, and the veal cutlet and the sole meunière for mains, with a lavender cocktail(yum!) and a nice bottle of red Sancerre. All the dishes were well-prepared, the portions perhaps a tad smaller than pre-pandemic. It was Friday of restaurant week, maybe not the smartest time for us to go. It was quite crowded. The kitchen sent our mains out before we were done with our appetizers. Our server was quite nice, but I got the impression that he and the other server in our area were a bit over whelmed. What I didn’t understand is that there were 2 staff members walking around just to pick up plates and silverware, who didn’t look like they had enough to do.
  27. m

    mobuckets

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and service, meal was phenomenal, good food and wine recommendations by the server. Very authentic and unique
  28. m

    maggiethecat

    New England

    15 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on March 20, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience3
    Honestly, other than getting together with my friend, one of the worst dining experiences, ever. This is nothing like the lovely Aquitaine in the South End. The waiter was new, which is fine, but he didn’t understand English, couldn’t answer a question about a sauce on the menu, and, without a mask, leaned so far into my face it made me jump back Now to the food; the omelet was dry and cold, as were the potatoes. The toast was also cold, and I had to ask for butter ( this is supposed to be French??!) The best part was the delicious mousse for dessert I had planned to return with my sister in two weeks. That reservation was cancelled
  29. TL

    TLJAH

    New England

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on March 19, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Lovely, bustling, busy but non-hurried Acquataine continues to have delicious French bistro food, with a good wine list, and attentive service. It's an excellent go-to restaurant for us.
  30. s

    susank

    New England

    17 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on March 19, 2022

    overall4food4service2ambience4
    The food is great The menu is extensive and appealing. The service was disappointing- disorganized, not efficient, staff seemed overwhelmed. Plates were not cleared, utensils not provided, fries cold, Waitperson was nice enough but was not having an easy time- no interchange with us- Never came over to ask if we needed anything Staff looked harried- Was this the busiest night in over a year? Disappointing-
  31. ZI

    ZITA

    New England

    260 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    260 reviews

    Dined on March 19, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Aquataine has best staff!! The food is delicious and the portions are substantial. Excellent presentation. Try the onion soup or mussels they’re so good. The duck breasts are the best. We enjoy the food so much we eat there 3-4 times per months.
  32. JT

    JTennis

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a lovely dinner, far improved from the past.
  33. B

    Bostonguy

    New England

    20 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on March 18, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    The management continues to overbook, so 20 min wait outside before being seated despite reservation. (Fri night) Last time we were seated 10 min late, but mains took nearly an hour to arrive. Staff is definitely frustrated by the overbooking! I'd say they have a bit of a kitchen problem, yet won't reduce bookings. If they just spaced things out 10 mins everyone would be happy... Onion soup had perfect melted cheese on top of barely warm soup! Ugh. Anyhow this place has always been a fave, so hope they get things under control. Wait staff excellent as always and rest of food was top notch.
  34. F

    Foodie

    New England

    23 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on March 18, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    This used to be our go to French restaurant years ago, but we had not eaten there in several years. The menu is the same, but the food has slipped a notch. The French onion soup was still very good, but could have had more flavor. They split it into 2 crocks for us to share, which was very nice. The melted cheese on top was excellent. The moules frites were very good, but the sauce was less flavorful than I remembered it. The portion was very large, and the frites were excellent. The sole meuniere was mis-named. This should be sauteed sole with a lemony-buttery sauce. Instead, this was a breaded, baked sole rolled up over a bed of tasteless mashed potatoes. I would not recommend this dish. I fondly remembered their warm chocolate pudding cake dessert. However, it no longer has melted chocolate in the center. It was very good, served warm with vanilla ice cream and fruit, but not as memorable as the original. The restaurant was full, and the kitchen was very slow. It took us almost 2 hours to eat 3 courses. Our server was excellent, and apologized for the waits between courses.
  35. ZA

    ZenaAC

    New England

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on March 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place Love the food and the design
  36. j

    jdmx

    Denver

    4 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 18, 2022

    overall2food4service1ambience4
    Egregious waiting (well over an hour) after appetizer and before main course. Poor communication, no proactive updates from staff, and no specific reason given for the delay. Mistakes will happen in the kitchen, I'm sure, but there needs to be more communication and ways to alleviate the hunger and frustration at the table while that's happening. The staff offered the adults some kind of sparkling wine of unknown origin after the meal, but the kids who had not gotten appetizers got nothing. It would've been better to give the table something while we were waiting, and to explain why the mishap occurred. That said, when it finally arrived, the Cassoulet was excellent, as were the truffle/rosemary fries. The lamb cavatini was heavy on the cavatini and light on the lamb, which might be what it's supposed to be, but it wasn't very inspiring. I didn't have the Char but it looked a bit dry. The steaks looked good. The deserts were small but tasty. But the huge gap in time watching other tables that came in afterward order and get served, put a damper on the evening.
  37. C

    Chansky

    New England

    65 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    65 reviews

    Dined on March 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We enjoyed our meals. They were very delicious. We will definitely be back.
  38. SM

    ShomaM

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was so good,nice food,good waiters I had such nice dinner with my boyfriend
  39. D

    Dina

    New England

    29 reviews

    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on March 16, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    This was our first dining indoors in a restaurant since last fall because of the pandemic. I am delighted to report that Aquitianae has not lost a beat because of Covid. The food was as wonderful as always. Bravo for keeping your high standards. Can't wait to return.
  40. FF

    FoodieFamily4

    New England

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding!!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

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

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff temperature check required

FAQs

Aquitaine Bis does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Aquitaine Bis also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (617) 734-8400.

Aquitaine Bis is rated 4.2 stars by 2531 OpenTable diners.

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Additional information

  • Cross street

    at Route 9

  • Neighborhood

    Chestnut Hill

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sun 10:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    French, American

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Pull in to the lot in front or back, self park and walk right in!

  • Public transit

    Green Line-Riverside-Chestnut Hill

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Seth Woods

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (617) 734-8400

  • Private party facilities

    Our award-winning chef and knowledgeable staff will create your perfect event. Signature menu items as well as seasonal favorites will be complimented by uncompromising attention to detail.

  • Private party contact

    Valerie McLaughlin: (855) 668-5194

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