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143 Merrimack Street, Lowell, MA 01852
978 458 9473
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  • 7
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Best in Lowell, BUT

This French-bistro in Lowell was the most dependable fine dining in the city. Unfortunately, the owners decided to retire after decades of serving. They will be missed.

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
jackholmes181
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Lowell, Massachusetts
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Lowell, Massachusetts
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This French-bistro in Lowell was the most dependable fine dining in the city. Unfortunately, the owners decided to retire after decades of serving. They will be missed.

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Lowell, Massachusetts
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

The owner closed it down at the end of December 2014.. Time for her to enjoy her life and family instead of being tied to this wonderful place 24/7. It was hands down the best restaurant in Lowell and a great local music venue- it will be missed.

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Lowell, Massachusetts
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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Last weekend, my friend and I made a return visit to La Boniche in downtown Lowell, MA. (Be aware that traffic on Merrimack St. has recently been changed to two way.) Since we had made reservations, we had no wait for a table on a Saturday night. Once seated, we did wait for nearly 20 minutes for a waitress. Another... More 

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Boston
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41 reviews 41 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

What a disappointment. I enjoyed this lovely restaurant for many years from its old location to the more recent, larger one. I never had a bad meal here until recently during my last two visits. During my July visit, even though the restaurant had only a few patrons - maybe 6 tables - it took the wait staff forever to... More 

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New Jersey
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129 reviews 129 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Lowell is a town of immigrants. There were once so many French Cabadians a while section of the city was called "Little Cabada." But there was no French restaurant until La Boniche arrived about a decade ago. It's a miracle this place survived the decline of the city and lived to see its resurgence. But it's a welcom addition, featuring... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

I was in your restaurant tonight and have never experienced such horrid service in all my life. My friend arrived at 5:55 and I arrived at 6:05. When I arrived my friend was not even offered water in the 99 degree weather while sitting outside. At 6:15 she got up and spoke to the hostess and requested a server and... More 

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Rumford, Maine
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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

We stopped in this little old mill town with many renovated repurposed old factory buildings to take a break for a long road trip... Pleasantly surprised with a fantastic meal.. There is a reason this place has been serving up fine French quinine for 25 years. I had the spicy coconut salmon and it was a large portion of perfectly... More 

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Sharon, Massachusetts
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35 reviews 35 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

The food is wonderful and varied. Something to please almost any palate. Service varies but bartender is great. I love their music nights and especially enjoyed our last dinner when Marieke Slovin performed. She is bluesy, folksy and also sings about Lowell.

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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 via mobile

Delish gourmet food in a charming atmosphere!! Everything at LaBoniche is incredible!! From drinks to desserts LaBoniche has it all. Dont forget to ask to see the Prix Fix menu as well from Tuesday to Thursday. A great value not to be missed!!

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Lowell, Massachusetts
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Love this place.. Really great specials and Delicious Food.. Very nice people working and have always enjoyed chatting with other customers around the bar..

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 143 Merrimack Street, Lowell, MA 01852
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Lowell
  • Phone Number: 978 458 9473

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: French

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