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#159 of 2,387 Restaurants in Boston
Certificate of Excellence
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South End
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569 Tremont St, Boston, MA 02118-3721 (Union Park and Tremont Street)
+1 617-424-8577
17:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:00
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Mon - Wed 17:30 - 22:00
Mon - Fri 11:30 - 15:00
Thu - Sun 17:30 - 23:00
Sat - Sun 10:00 - 15:00
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Golden, Colorado
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed yesterday NEW

We enjoyed the food and service during a recent mid-week dinner with (local) friends. It was unseasonably warm for mid-May but the four of us were comfortable in a booth with the overhead fans going and, for my part, I thought the Coquilles St.-Jacques were excellent. Our server, likewise, was attentive, helpful, yet not intrusive. The layout was a bit... More 

Thank Crescent
Boston, Ma
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202 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had this expectation of a 1st class dining experience. It was less. This was a business dinner for 4. So I was less that direct with the wait staff. First of all, he led us to a table that was near the front door. I asked to be moved closer to the back as I had a cold and... More 

Thank HalzBoston_Ma
Shanghai, China
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128 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I went there with my friend today to try their Brunch menu. Too good a deal to miss. For $12, you guess a cinnamon bun, a glass of fresh squeezed juice, coffee and omelette of your choice. Staff was very friendly and very attentive. Enjoyed the place very much and will definitely come back.

Thank Jessica Y
Cleveland, Ohio
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My team and I chose Aquitaine for their late-served Saturday brunch, and inexpensive French-inspired fare. We arrived about 5 minutes early for our late afternoon reservation, and due the tiny, near-filled to capacity space, we had to wait outside in the rain for our table to be cleared. We were seated more or less at our reservation time. The place... More 

Thank SamanthaSays
Nelson, New Zealand
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 April 2017

A very pleasant restaurant and look forward to coming back. Good food, good service. I loved the salads and the foie gras.

Thank BirthdayB0y
Winter Park, Florida
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110 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 April 2017

This is my kind of place. Classic French bistro atmosphere and classic bistro menu. We had high expectations when we arrived and the decor and lighting suggested a fun and romantic evening. The problems lay in the food and the service! Our server was friendly and knowledgeable and the issue was the long gaps between seeing him! He seemed burdened... More 

Thank Lockmk
Boston, Massachusetts
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141 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 April 2017

With a short drive to the South End, you feel like you are having breakfast in some Paris cafe. Coupled with the decor, the coffee and buttery smell of French cuisine instantly evoke memories of past trips. The service was good and the beautiful bar is a nice touch. It was breakfast and the inexpensive fix price menu was a... More 

Thank skhs14
San Jose, Costa Rica
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31 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

We visited Aquitane for our farewell dinner of Boston because it was the only restaurant that I saw with Coquille St.Jaques on the menu . Surprise, I was served very small scallops without the creamy wine sauce, breadcrumbs and everything else that goes with the recipe of Coquille St. Jacques. Imagine ordering beef bourguignon and be served pieces of beef... More 

Thank Rosri
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141 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

We love the atmosphere, the location, the service. Very classic French style. The kitchen has a little work. The French toast was overdone and dry. The duck hash had two small pieces of duck and was mostly leek. I like leeks but not as a main. And just because I am curious why would you serve maple syrup from California... More 

Thank Glenna W
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 March 2017

My daughter and I had a hankering for Steak Frites all week, so we decided to go all in and treat ourselves to Aquitaine. The recently renovated restaurant has a Parisian bistro style and most if not all of the tables have banquet seats on one side and bistro chairs on the other. Our waitress was very well-versed on the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
French, European, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Romantic
Open Hours
17:30 - 23:00
10:00 - 15:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 23:00
17:30 - 23:00
10:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 569 Tremont St, Boston, MA 02118-3721
    (Union Park and Tremont Street)
  • Public Transportation: The MBTA #43 stops at our front door at 569 Tremont Street
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston>  > South End
  • Neighbourhood: South End
  • Phone Number: +1 617-424-8577
Award winning Parisian inspired French bistro located in the heart of Boston's South End, overlooking historic Tremont Street.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in South End

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South End
Stroll down the beautiful brownstone lined streets while capturing views of Boston’s tallest buildings from a distance. Some of Boston’s best restaurants are scattered around this neighborhood. There are many gems to be found, from jazz clubs to classy bars and restaurants. It is also home to art galleries, interesting boutiques, artsy stores and SOWA open market during the summer months. The South End is a true find in the city, with a more residential feeling than Back Bay.
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