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569 Tremont St, Boston, MA 02118
(617) 424-8577
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Ranked #91 of 2,820 Restaurants in Boston
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $0 - $45
Mon - Wed 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Thu - Sun 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Union Park and Tremont Street
Transit: The MBTA #43 stops at our front door at 569 Tremont Street
Description: Award winning Parisian inspired French bistro located in the heart of Boston's South End, overlooking historic Tremont Street.
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  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Boston, Massachusetts
Top Contributor
64 reviews 64 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

When you're on a budget and want a special treat, go to Aquitaine in the South End for their lunch special (which actually isn't even on the menu anymore - you have to ask for it!). For $12, they will give you: Drink (soft drink or iced tea), half sandwich (most of the sandwiches on the menu qualify - I... More

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3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

I love aquitaine for a nice dinner or drinks with friends. The food never disappoints, I love the duck and pesto pasta. The service is always excellent and it has an intimate setting. The prix fixe brunch is a bargain with something for everyone to try. They also make delicious cocktails to pair with an meal.

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Middletown, New Jersey
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39 reviews 39 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

When judging a place, one usually has to decide how much weight to assign/trade-off between food, ambience, and service. No need here. All are outstanding. We were visiting our son, who lives in the area. My wife just googled on the term "French Bistro" and we lucked out when Acquitaine's name was returned. All three were about to have what... More

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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139 reviews 139 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Went for celebration dinner; was not disappointed. Surprisingly good house wine. The steeped-in-cassis cherries served with dessert may have spoiled me for life. One area for improvement - service was efficient but perfunctory, and it took 10 minutes after being seated before the service started.

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Leominster, Massachusetts
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65 reviews 65 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Went here for Sunday brunch. Made a reservation and were seated immediately upon arrival, which is nice. Intimate seating and great food made for an overall wonderful experience.

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Warrnambool, Australia
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

We would highly recommend this restaurant! After 10 nights in NYC and another 2 in Boston, we found this restaurant via the Lonely planet guide. Great staff, beautiful wine & excellent food !!! We did some fine dining in NYC but rate this place highly!!! Coeliacs absolutely no problem here, staff extremely knowledgable and helpful.

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Chicago, Illinois
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33 reviews 33 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

The food was very good. The atmosphere was great and no surprise so was the fine. We went here with a party of eight we had appetizers, entrees (the lemon sole is excellent) and dessert. If you like creme brûlée the save room for it. We had good service as well. The only downfall is the prices could maybe be... More

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Went to Aquitaine with a group of 7 for Sunday brunch. Enjoyed incredible service, delicious food and wonderful ambiance. Would recommend to travelers looking for a reasonably priced and high quality, delicious brunch!

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Jackson, Mississippi
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105 reviews 105 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

We share the opinions of the most recent Trip Advisor reviewers in highly recommending this restaurant to other readers. Sitting on a corner of Tremont Street in Boston's South End, Aquitaine has the wonderful feeling of a neighborhood restaurant that also delivers food and service equal to any "downtown fine dining" establishment. This is a French restaurant with a lot... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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276 reviews 276 reviews
195 restaurant reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

We really dug the atmosphere – dim, french, romantic. Great place for a date. The service was very professional. We started with charcuterie which was excellent. Great cocktails. I had the celery root stuffed chicken, but my girlfriend had the filet, the steak won hands down. Delicious food.

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