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Aquitaine - Boston, Boston, MA

Aquitaine - Boston

4.4
4.4
3894 Reviews
$30 and under
French
Aquitaine is an Award winning Parisian inspired French bistro celebrating 20 years of service in the heart of Boston’s South End. Come sip a glass of wine and enjoy Steak Frites on our expanded patio or in our recently renovated Parisian inspired dinning room overlooking the hustle and bustle of historic Tremont Street.

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    French, European
  • Hours of Operation
    Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–3:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:30 am–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (617) 424-8577
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Executive Chef
    Dolly Bourommavong
  • Catering
    customized menu available
  • Private party facilities
    Let our Executive Chef Dolly Bourommavong and knowledgeable staff create your perfect event. From signature menu items to your personal favorites your event will be crafted by our uncompromising attention to detail.
  • Private party contact
    Scott Toney: (877) 290-5659
  • Neighbourhood
    South End
  • Cross Street
    Union Park and Tremont Street
  • Parking Details
    Valet parking is available during dinner only. Valet is conveniently located one block away from Aquitaine Boston, directly in front of the Calderwood Pavilion (541 Tremont Street). Valet parking is $25.
  • Public Transit
    The MBTA #43 stops at our front door at 569 Tremont Street
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 3,894 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.4
4.4 based on all time ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 2.2Value

NoiseModerate

3,894 Reviews
  1. SusanM

    Greater Boston

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fabulous dover sole, haricot verts, and creme brulee! My sons also thoroughly enjoyed their steaks. Overall, it was a great Mothers Day experience! We will definitely return to Aquitaine! Highly recommend.

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  2. AdamC

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 29, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely incredible. Good food, amazing service. Such hospitality. I drove from Western Massachusetts to meet a friend for dinner and I will 100% be back again. So much food I didn’t get to try!

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  3. Orbman

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 29, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    All wonderful. We chose to sit outside and it was cold despite the gas heaters.

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  4. ChristopherS

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I can't say enough about our brunch!! David was the BEST waiter and the food was probably the best breakfast I've had in years! It's a beautiful restaurant and the bar is a gorgeous work of art. Also, the '80's playlist was so good I had to ask if they made it themselves and in fact, they did! I can't wait to back!!

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and service

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  6. NeilH

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 18, 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Good as always, however the service was a little slow.

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  7. Foodie

    Greater Boston

    81 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    81 reviews

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love this place. Beautiful decor- good service- fair prices - mixed crowd. It’s a go to place

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My friend and I were pleased with our meals and desserts. Please try their crème brûlée, you won’t regret it!

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  9. RobinH

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Booked a reservation was a little slow to be seated but staff were professional and super engaging, the drinks and food were 10 out of 10 Will be returning again

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 15, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Dined by myself for this one and loved the experience. Servers were incredibly attentive and gave great recommendations. Ordered the steak frites and chocolate mousse. Bread and hors d'oeuvres were both incredible as well. Would definitely dine here again next time Im in Boston!

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 14, 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 5
    Place is very nice and cozy, food was good not exceptional but really good, a bit difficult to park, however service was disappointing. It wasn’t just the server, the whole crew was not interested or wanted to be bothered. We had a reservation when we walked in the host didn’t greet us he just gave us a head shake like what’s up (cool), sat 20 min later than reservation that’s fine but host didn’t acknowledge anything just like “you can wait for your table here” “ your table is ready”, I promise neither server or table runner ever greeted us or asked how’s anything we ordered, they drop the food and they’re gone. Overall the experience was okay.

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  12. cyc3

    Greater Boston

    23 reviews

    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on April 13, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Once again, I did everything but lick my plate. There was not a crumb left after I savored a delicious Sole Meuniere with a side of haricot vert. The crisp Sancerre was wonderful with the dish. And I treated myself to a lemon tart that was the perfect tart finish to the meal. Aquitaine is always consistently good and I'm happy to recommend it to other diners. An especially great pre-theatre meal.

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  13. ElizabethR

    Raleigh

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 12, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had an awesome waiter and the food was wonderful.

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  14. mike

    Greater Boston

    77 reviews

    5.0

    77 reviews

    Dined on April 12, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Dinner was excellent. Be aware the menu items may change from the online menu. All dishes excellent. Best was the sole. Service attentive.

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  15. JoanneP

    Greater Boston

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on April 12, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A lovely luncheon, superb in every way, food, service & ambiance!

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  16. BelindaF

    New York City

    81 reviews

    5.0

    81 reviews

    Dined on April 11, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was delicious as usual but our waiter Earl was a such a pleasure to talk to, he made the evening special. we will be back.

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  17. PeterF

    Greater Boston

    66 reviews

    4.0

    66 reviews

    Dined on April 11, 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    We were returning to Aquitaine for the first time since Covid arrived. The food was outstanding: Filet Mignon, Sole, and Duck. We have learned to expect that at Aquitaine. However, the chocolate mousse had more whipped cream than mousse in the bowl. Our waiter was very good. However, his assistants were not. When the entrees were presented, they had to ask who got which meal. The women at the table were not served first. When one person had finished his meal, they attempted to clear that plate before the others were finished. And when all were finished, the men's plates were cleared first. We expect better of Aquitaine.

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  18. LindaR

    Greater Boston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 10, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The service was slow -- we had to wait quite a while for our main courses -- but I think they were short-staffed. I have gotten used to this problem during the pandemic and post-pandemic era. The food is outstanding, and I am always pleased to see the number of choices on the menu. In some restaurants there are only a couple of things I want to order. At Aquitaine I want to order almost everything on the menu.

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 10, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My wife and I have tried many of the Boston area French / French fusion restaurants and this was by far one of our favorite. Our waitress was fantastic, the endive salad was delicious, I throughly enjoyed my fig manhattan, and our steak frites + coq au vin were delicious. Our waitress was fantastic and the ambience was awesome. Great music. Will absolutely go back.

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  20. DanO

    New York City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Lovely restaurant, great place to meet friends for dinner

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  21. DisappointedDiner

    Greater Boston

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service was great, also loved the atmosphere. Did not love the "kitchen appreciation fee" that I discovered on the bill.

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  22. LorenzF

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Haven't been in a few years, and glad to be back and enjoying it.

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  23. BillL

    Greater Boston

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic brunch menu, food, service, atmosphere, all terrific!

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  24. ilikefooddg

    San Francisco

    45 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    45 reviews

    Dined on April 8, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always great food and wine choices. Our server was very helpful with choices.

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 3, 2022

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Parisian food if the cook grew up in the US and was just showed pictures of popular dishes they then tried to replicate.

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We love Aquitaine. My wife and I used to live down the street. So happy to see them thriving still. The menu is fantastic and the service is always top notch. Great cocktails too!

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  27. SJVacations

    Greater Boston

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Another amazing meal at Aquitaine! Our waitperson Fabio, was attentive, timed our meal perfectly, and was helpful in every way. My husband had the swordfish, and I had the sole, and they were both expertly prepared. The freshly baked bread is worth the trip alone. Exquisite, authentic french food in Boston's South End. Thank you Aquitaine for maintaining such high standards, and having such a great team. We will return!

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  28. PamL

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful casual French bistro food in a beautiful setting. Service is outstanding also.

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  29. StephanieF

    New York City

    54 reviews

    4.0

    54 reviews

    Dined on April 1, 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and vibes from restaurant. Also our server Alexis was great as well. We just moved to Boston and we definitely become regulars here.

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  30. HilaryW

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Service was outstanding! Prices felt a little high for lunch. $5 for a coke? I really appreciate the attention to detail. When I made my reservation via Open Table, I indicated it was for a birthday, and the staff provided a surprise birthday dessert at the end of lunch. Very sweet touch :)

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  31. RobertD

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 29, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Aquitaine is one of my go-to restaurants in our neighborhood because of the excellent food and, just as important to me, consistently superior, service.

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  32. Gracie

    Greater Boston

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on March 29, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had a wonderful evening at Aquitaine. I had moved away from Boston several months ago and was back for a short visit. Aquitaine had always been a fave and it was my 1st choice for a little reunion with my South End friends. Dinner was excellent. Server, David, was attentive and made sure we had a great time. Already looking forward to the next visit!

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  33. DavidD

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 27, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As always, great food and service in elegant surroundings. We really appreciate that the music volume and materials keep the noise to a level that enable casual conversation, something so many other restaurants have sacrificed.

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  34. Iwatchtoomuchfoodnetwork

    Greater Boston

    45 reviews

    5.0

    45 reviews

    Dined on March 27, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great evening at Aquitaine. Food was wonderful, and in an era of very spotty service post-COVID, the service at Aquitaine was outstanding - best I’ve had in a long time. This is a super charming upscale bistro and always worth a visit.

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  35. Madeline

    Greater Boston

    8 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on March 27, 2022

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    The egg Benedicts were over hard, the bacon was soft, the hostess was not friendly, and sat us at a terrible table.

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  36. ShawnM

    Greater Boston

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 27, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a great brunch! This is my second brunch at Aquitane and it is tremendous. Love the 80'/90's music as well. The staff is very attentive and professional. Our server was fantastic and I wish I recalled his name. Suffice to say, everyone there was nice! The food was terrific. The Franch Toast, Croque Madame to the bread was great. Can not wait to go back!!

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  37. Carolus

    Greater Boston

    17 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on March 27, 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The a la carte service is very poor as it has few options. The dishes of the day are very basic

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  38. fromCT

    New York City

    29 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on March 26, 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Consistently good and always tasty; just a little loud this last visit

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  39. Outlander44

    New York City

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 26, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent meal, relaxed atmosphere

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  40. GermainW

    Greater Boston

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on March 26, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Have not dined here for nearly 10 years since I moved away from South End, the food was just as good as I remembered it to be. Always one of my favorite restaurants in Boston!

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Aquitaine - Boston is rated 4.4 stars by 3894 OpenTable diners.

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569 Tremont Street, Boston, MA 02118

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    Union Park and Tremont Street
  • Neighbourhood
    South End
  • Hours of Operation
    Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–3:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:30 am–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    French, European
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking Details
    Valet parking is available during dinner only. Valet is conveniently located one block away from Aquitaine Boston, directly in front of the Calderwood Pavilion (541 Tremont Street). Valet parking is $25.
  • Public Transit
    The MBTA #43 stops at our front door at 569 Tremont Street
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Dolly Bourommavong
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (617) 424-8577
  • Catering
    customized menu available
  • Private party facilities
    Let our Executive Chef Dolly Bourommavong and knowledgeable staff create your perfect event. From signature menu items to your personal favorites your event will be crafted by our uncompromising attention to detail.
  • Private party contact
    Scott Toney: (877) 290-5659
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