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Chiara Bistro

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569 High St, Westwood, MA 02090-1627 (Barlow Lane)
781-461-8118
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Hours:
Tue - Thu 4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sun 4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Casual Elegant

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Visitor rating
  • 34
    Excellent
  • 19
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Poor Service

Had dinner there last evening. Had reservation-arrived on time. Seated and then waited for over 10 minutes for a server to appear in a half full restaurant. It went downhill from there. Courses appeared without the prior being removed. Just genereal rude and cold service- we aren"t locals but... read more

2 of 5 starsReviewed February 26, 2015
Ike33
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Westwood, Massachusetts
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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62 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Westwood, Massachusetts
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

Had dinner there last evening. Had reservation-arrived on time. Seated and then waited for over 10 minutes for a server to appear in a half full restaurant. It went downhill from there. Courses appeared without the prior being removed. Just genereal rude and cold service- we aren"t locals but geez.. The food was good-not great. Surprised by this as previously... More 

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Westwood, Massachusetts
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

overpriced, clique and pretentious. Lot better places in Needham and Walpole. Too bad because I live in Westwood.

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

You don't have to go far to find a trendy place to have a meal and a fabulous hand-crafted beverage. Chiara Bistro doesn't disappoint! Chef and Owner Steve and his wife Michelle have transformed this local spot into a chic and friendly setting. The menu changes with the season. I would not say farm to table, but pretty close to... More 

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Boston
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

Good food and the bar area makes it so easy to drive by and stop in for a desert or a nice glass of wine. My wife and I were in town with another couple and decided to save room for the deserts on the way home. They aren't that big, but they are certainly good. Very good wine list.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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134 reviews 134 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

Made a reservation here... we ended up sitting in what seems like a lounge section with high top tables that you don't have to reserve. The atmosphere is very nice - lots of wood and a fireplace with seating for while you're waiting. The menu is small but they had lost of good stuff to choose from. For appetizers, we... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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161 reviews 161 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

Our first time. Very crowded but that makes sense. Very kind and welcoming hostess didn't treat us arrogantly, like a number. We were happy to wait for a table in large part because was kind and classy. Once seated, our waiter was attentive and polite. The menu is creative and broad. The artic char was perfect as was the chicken... More 

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Framingham, Massachusetts
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189 reviews 189 reviews
145 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

I love love love Chiara!! They are hidden gem. If you have not tried them you are missing something! I love how you can see the kitchen and it is open space. Their restaurant week menu is always fantastic!!!! Highly highly recommend!

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Stowe, Vermont
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

Good time. Good waitress (stephanie). They got my order wrong but it was so good I finished it anyway. Feel bad for staff they took my entire price fix fathers day special off check for mistake. Busy night I would return for sure!

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Williamsburg, Virginia
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80 reviews 80 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

This is, more or less, the only game in town, but...it was a very pleasant surprise. The atmosphere is warm and inviting, the service very friendly and efficient, and the food - excellent. I had a wonderful salad and terrific sirloin steak, and my husband had a wonderful pork t-bone. The only disappointment was that the Cosmopolitan was very small...surprising... More 

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Westwood, Massachusetts
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111 reviews 111 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
130 helpful votes 130 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Went for our 21st wedding anniversary. We have lived in Westwood for 14 years, wanted to go somewhere close. Restaurant was packed on a weekday night. We arrived around 7 and were seated quickly. Waitress was attentive. Food was excellent. Prices were more than we would usually pay. While the meal was a pleasant experience for our anniversary and there... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 569 High St, Westwood, MA 02090-1627
    (Barlow Lane)
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Westwood
  • Phone Number: 781-461-8118

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 41 - 80

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
Open Hours
Sunday
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?