Aquitaine Bis

4.5
2299 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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 2299 People Are Saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
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Kabebe
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

We ate outside on a very cool windy day. The staff were friendly and accommodating- adjusting the outside heater and even providing a large umbrella when it started to rain. The food was delicious and the friendliness and attentiveness of the staff made up for any physical adjustment required.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
28 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Post vaccination reunion

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall1food4service1ambience3

Tuvimos una pésima experiencia. Teníamos reserva a las 8:00 y nos hicieron esperar parados sin un mínimo de atención durante 50 minutos. Claramente se excedieron con la capacidad de personas y andaban todos corriendo. Al momento de sentarnos la mesera nos apuro en pedir la comida y en traer la cuenta. Se notaba que las cocina tenia que cerrar y ellos corrían para todas partes. Somos clientes frecuentes y esto nos dejo claro que no volveremos después de esta pésima experiencia. Nadie se nos acerco a pedirnos perdón o a mostrar un poco de interés en que nos sintiéramos mejor después de la espera.
Espero que no les vuelva a pasar porque su comida y atención siempre a sido excelente.

Saludos,

Catalina

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vipBarbara
New England
12 reviews
Dined on 25 April 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Beautifully prepared meals. Great wine list although they were out of our first choice which was a Chateau neuf du Pape.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on 25 April 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience2

First visit in 14 months.. Very disappointed with the changes in food, service and ambiance.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Baltimore
8 reviews
Dined on 24 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So good to finally be back.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 23 April 2021
Overall5food1service5ambience5

We have eaten at Aquitaine on many occasions, but this time were extremely disappointed in the Veal Schnitzel. It was dry and over fried to a crisp. I was embarrassed for my guests who were first timers.

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vipLouise
New England
18 reviews
Dined on 22 April 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience5

Restaurant was perfect as far as Covid was concerned. Nice spacing.
Service was terrible. Waitress got the checks all mixed up not once, but twice. Brought the wrong food. Restaurant needs to train their waitresses or waiters to LISTEN and get it right the first time. Aquitaine used to be the best of the best. Hoping they will get it back to that. Used to be one of our favs.

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vipDfromNewton
New England
54 reviews
Dined on 19 April 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Special occasion was first restaurant meal in 13 months with a good friend who was also fully vaccinated! They have a nice outdoor patio. Food was good as usual. They were understaffed. But it was a greatly appreciated experience

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Bart
New England
16 reviews
Dined on 18 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brunch was fabulous- highly recommend!

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Dworthma
New England
2 reviews
Dined on 17 April 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience3

They were completely in the weeds. Not ready for a full dining room and doing take out. Waitress left us for 45 minutes last Saturday night. Food arrived both over cooked and cold. Normally a great place. Hope they figure it out.

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vipSuzanneM
Pittsburgh
24 reviews
Dined on 16 April 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

The food was superb and I would have scored higher on service but our server was stretched very thin and seemed to have way too many tables to serve. I don’t blame our server. He did a good job. But there were gaps and longer than desirable wait times between courses and especially to pay our bill. Again, food was excellent but like many restaurants these days they are short staffed

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vipDiningDuringCovid
New England
89 reviews
Dined on 15 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Aquitaine is an outstanding restaurant in Chestnut Hill. We have been several times during COVID. They are sometimes understaffed, but the service is warm and efficient. The food is outstanding and the atmosphere is perfect for a night out.

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vipBrooklineNeighbor
New England
8 reviews
Dined on 14 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Aquataine. Love the ambiance, food & overall a nice, romantic but casual and convenient evening out.

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vipBostonguy
New England
14 reviews
Dined on 8 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food here is always top notch. Very good staff to boot. My fave place to meet friends for a real conversation. Truly a "neighborhood" gem.

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vipSallyS
New England
4 reviews
Dined on 8 April 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Our dinner outside was fine. The food is very pricey and it's a mall restaurant really and didn't do anything to make us feel like we were eating someplace really nice. My son was brought the wrong meal and we just kept it because our service was a little inattentive, although friendly. What he did get wasn't cooked properly. My meal was small in portion and not super warm. But the flavors of everything were good. All in all fine but nothing special.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
8 reviews
Dined on 7 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience all around!

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vipbgourmand
New England
275 reviews
Dined on 6 April 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

While I like the bistro decor inside, we are still eating outside... so were in the back. They have set up an enclosed patio space in the rear parking lot area, which you have to pretend is not in the parking lot ;) heat lamps and good service made it work. I only wish they had put a table cloth on the tables, it would have been so much nicer. Our salads were excellent, and the sole meuniere, while not really authentic, was decent.

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vipZITA
New England
242 reviews
Dined on 4 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We din d at Aquataine for Easter. Our waiter was excellent , he was attentive, personable and efficient. The food is always consistently delicious and the portions are substantial with a nice presentation.

The bistro is a great neighborhood restaurant, it’s friendly and cozy. Excellent wine list and awesome cocktails.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on 4 April 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience4

We had to wait 5 minutes to be greeted and seated while host took a take out order over the phone which is not that big a deal but very odd. Are waiter was unhappy and unfriendly probably because understaffed. We had to wait 55 minutes for our food to come out (people next to us over an hour and they ordered first.

I’m not a review writer or complainer but this was bad experience. Better off closing than that level of service.

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ElizabethS
New England
6 reviews
Dined on 4 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was lovely, great food, well prepared, good service

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vipRebeccaM
New England
17 reviews
Dined on 2 April 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience4

We took our friends from out of town out for dinner. We started with the tuna, mussels and beet salad. The tuna and mussels were very good. The beet salad was terrible. For dinner we ordered the filet, hamburger, salmon and sole. Everything was delicious! For dessert we ordered the chocolate mousse and the creme brûlée. They were excellent as well! Unfortunately, the service was poor. I think the restaurant was much busier than anticipated and they were short staffed. This is not a common experience.

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vipBigZ
New England
5 reviews
Dined on 2 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good COVID plans. I felt safe and really enjoyed a delicious dinner. One of our first restaurant outings in over a year. I. Really. Missed. Restaurants.

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HowardY
New England
9 reviews
Dined on 31 March 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Food was ok.. service was a little uncomfortable. our server wasn’t the most pleasant, but did his job. He must’ve had a bad day.

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CarolT
New England
4 reviews
Dined on 29 March 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We had dinner inside the restaurant and enjoyed the experience; however, there was only one other table occupied since it was a Monday night during the pandemic. The food was excellent and menu choices were perfect for us. The Steak Frites Aquitaine was delicious as was the Sole Meuniere. The salad greens could have been better quality and is one reason I did not give the restaurant a higher rating. The waiter was quite nice, although not fully trained to answer our questions, another reason I did not give the restaurant a higher rating.

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vipBarbara
New England
12 reviews
Dined on 28 March 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We have found Aquitaine Bis to be respectful of our concerns during COVID and always attentive to our needs. This was our second in-restaurant experience there since the pandemic started. The food, as always, was outstanding, as is the wine list.

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vipphillyjo
New England
12 reviews
Dined on 25 March 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience4

It was nice to dine out in a pleasant, refined atmosphere for the first time in over a year! The restaurant seems to be taking Covid precautions seriously, which helped us feel relaxed and comfortable. The food was well-executed French bistro standards, but nothing outstanding or unique. I had a very nice cocktail. The main problem was very slow service. It looked like they were understaffed that evening for the number of occupied tables. The wait-staff did a good job when they did come to our table.

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vipKathie
New England
58 reviews
Dined on 22 March 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Its great to have Aquitaine back! Clearly their staff has been reduced, so service was quite slow, but I expect service will improve as the business comes back with time. One waiter was wearing jeans and a sweater and was noticeable in that he did not wear a uniform.

Food was EXCELLENT, just as good as before the Virus shut everything down. The good food will bring us back, and we look forward to more staff coming back, too.

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SebasMoftakhar
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 14 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always love the peaceful and relaxing vibe at Aquitaine with the softest music. The burger is incredible along with the French onion soup and escargot. Nothing like it. Wonderful ambience plus the combination of great food is a crazy combo!

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vipMEC10
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 14 March 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience3

Service was absolutely terrible. We sat for 30 min+ before anyone came over to take our order (beverages and food), and then when it came one of the plates was completely wrong and had to be remade. Likely won't be going back.

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Jill
New England
1 review
Dined on 6 March 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience5

I went here for a date night on Saturday night. We were greeted by the host who was very friendly and sat us right after we arrived. We then sat there for at least 15 minutes before anyone came over to take a drink order. We both ordered appetizers, I had the belgian endive salad and my date ordered the escargot. My salad was overloaded with dressing and the escargot was too salty. For entrees we ordered the moules frites and the steak frites aquitaine. They were both alright, but nothing special. We were unimpressed and will most likely not come back again for dinner which is unfortunate because we were both big fans of the Aquitaine Dedham location that has recently closed.

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GinaF
New England
2 reviews
Dined on 6 March 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Aquitaine food never disappoints. Excellent meal. Service was slow but overall meal was really enjoyable. Tables are spaced out and it felt so good to eat inside a restaurant again.

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vipZITA
New England
242 reviews
Dined on 6 March 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The food is delicious! And, it’s consistent. The server is outstanding, attentive, efficient and professional. Made us feel comfortable and relaxed. The cocktails were excellent.

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JudyL
New England
4 reviews
Dined on 28 February 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience3

maybe it was the day, not sure. seemed to have no mgt. we were seated immediately but waiting at least 20 minutes or more for service and then more to order. waitress didn't know question we had about menu.
food was given out cold.
maybe someone was having a bad day.

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vipAmyD
21 reviews
Dined on 26 February 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We arrived on time for our reservation, no host/hostess at the desk to greet us. We waited for several minutes and, eventually, a server came to the stand and took my information. He did NOT check us in via my Open Table reservation, which, I then, had to clarify later with Open Table (as they had no record of me having honored this reservation). We were seated near the bar area. Beautiful French bistro decor. Very noisy, as the phone was ringing repeatedly (and loudly), presumably for take out orders. Bread service was delicious, as were salad and escargot starters. Duck entree was delicious. Sole was nicely prepared although small portion. Burger had nice flavor but was a little dry. Upgraded fries to truffle fries, very good! Nice varied wine list, with good by the glass selections. Will definitely return but will request a table away from the phone.

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MB20
New England
4 reviews
Dined on 20 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and wait staff. Food was delicious and price was reasonable.

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vipcheesegirl
New England
18 reviews
Dined on 20 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was well organized. Service was great. Food was delicious. I had the sole and my guest had the lamb special which was excellent. She remarked that it was not "gamey" at all. Will definitely go back.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on 17 February 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

It was cold in there. Waiter noticed we were a bit uncomfortable and cranked the thermostat for us! How nice! That’s the kind of stuff you can expect. Oh and don’t miss out on the truffle aioli, so good. Warm fresh bread etc what a night

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vipHonest
New England
8 reviews
Dined on 17 February 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

The food is good and service is good too. The only things is the alcohols in the cocktail is less on the second and third glass.

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vipStephanieF
New England
8 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Service was a pretty slow. We had empty drinks on the table for about 10-15 minutes. The lobster ravioli with mushrooms and shaved black truffles was served without the truffles. I had to ask for them and they were brought out on a small plate for me to put on. The food and drinks were good though. I’ll go back. I’m hopeful this was just an off night due to covid.

FAQs

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

Aquitaine Bis is rated 4.5 stars by 2299 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.