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Aquitaine Chestnut Hill

11 Boylston St, Route 9, Newton, MA 02467-1719
+1 617-734-8400
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  • Excellent25%
  • Very good38%
  • Average26%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible3%
Travelers talk about
“steak frites” (11 reviews)
“cheese puffs” (2 reviews)
“duck” (8 reviews)
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French, European, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
11 Boylston St, Route 9, Newton, MA 02467-1719
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

For many years this has been one of our favorites so we were happy to return after their long closure for renovation. We went with an out-of-town friend and we did enjoy ourselves. However a few things about the restaurant need to be said. The...More

Thank Russ W
Jeffrey G, Owner at Aquitaine Chestnut Hill, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for dining with us Russ. I am sorry to read that you found the freshened decor unappealing. I will share your impressions with my partners. Certainly we did our best to provide a design that would engage and upsetting you or any guest...More

Reviewed January 22, 2018 via mobile

Closed months ago with a sign in front, but no signs of life! When open wasn’t bad, nice place for lunch. Always was busy, nobody seems to know the status...of ever opening again?More

Thank Missartsycraftsy
Jeffrey G, Owner at Aquitaine Chestnut Hill, responded to this reviewResponded January 23, 2018

Missartsycrafty I am sorry our lack of information has been frustrating. Why not take this opportunity to bring you up to speed. Our original renovation schedule which had us opening in early November was delayed as all construction projects are. Lease negotiations, changes in the...More

Reviewed December 19, 2017

The Chestnut Hill location of Aquitaine closed in July 2017 and was supposed to undergo renovations; as of December 2017, it has yet to re-open. It appears (by looking through the window) that no work has yet been completed. We're hoping it will soon re-open,...More

Thank jillalex
Jeffrey G, Owner at Aquitaine Chestnut Hill, responded to this reviewResponded January 23, 2018

Jillalex It is temporary. Our original renovation schedule which had us opening in early November was delayed as one would expect. Lease negotiations, changes in the building code, fire code and the shear depth and breadth of the renovation caused the normal delays. Construction has...More

Reviewed August 27, 2017

Old-school French cuisine can have charm, but not here. Our meal was poorly executed. The steak au poivre was overcooked and the sauce tasted like it was out of a bottle, that is, it had no taste. Even the daily specials disappointed. Aquitaine was once...More

3  Thank Joel G
Reviewed June 26, 2017

The perfect lunch stop for excellent French inspired cuisine! My beet salad was divine and the steak frite was absolutely perfect. I loved the warm baguette! Service and ambience also fit the bill well. We'll be back!

Thank cswd2014
Reviewed June 21, 2017

excellent service; wait staff know the menu & make recommendations; great wine list; food is very good and served in a nice presentation

Thank ackbug
Reviewed June 3, 2017 via mobile

This will remind you of a classic restaurant with a zinc covered bar and white table clothes you may have visited - or seen in a movie- from the appetizers (two highlights- mussels, and snails) to the choice of duck or steak frites or even...More

Thank josef v
Reviewed May 11, 2017 via mobile

I had always dined at this bistro in the evening but this time my spouse and I on the the spur of the moment stopped by, not even knowing if they were open for lunch. Are they ever! The atmosphere, service, and unique luncheon offerings...More

Thank jop2map
Reviewed May 1, 2017 via mobile

Each evening Aquitaine has a special. The evening I was there they offer octopus over faro and other grains. I wasn't expecting a Spanish style dish, but it was perfectly cooked. The grains had great texture and flavor, complementing the tender octopus. The restaurant offers...More

Thank Ed11225
Reviewed April 26, 2017

Very good food. Many options, and many are gluten-free. Nice wait staff. Located in a strip mall. Overall a good experience.

1  Thank Bob L
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July 29, 2018|
Response from Jeffrey G | Property representative |
Thank you for the interest B. So many issues over the year. We are engaged in a $1.4M renovation. Certainly more complicated than we desired. The most recent delay has been a plumbing issue. Hopefully things will be cleared... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$30 - $50
Dinner, Lunch, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Bar scene, Business meetings, Romantic, Large groups
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 11 Boylston St, Route 9, Newton, MA 02467-1719
    (at Route 9)
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Newton
  • Phone Number: +1 617-734-8400
  • E-mail
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