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“Usually out of our price range”
Review of Chiara

Chiara
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Ranked #1 of 28 Restaurants in Westwood
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $41 - $80
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Barlow Lane
Description: Chiara, a Mediterranean Bistro - is an upscale , casual dining restaurant which features a comfortable, well designed dining room and intimate eight-stool bar and an outdoor patio. This quaint suburban restaurant features a menu which includes multiple small plates, signature cocktails and seasonal creations.
Reviewed January 2, 2014

Our first visit here was to celebrate our 46th anniversary. The food was very good and ample which somewhat offset the Bistro prices. Service was attentive at first but less so as the evening progressed and the number of diners increased. It was so dark at our small corner table that we had to use a cell phone light to read the menu as did those at a larger neighboring table. The tables are close so seating not very intimate. Conversation at neighboring tables is easily overheard. Noise level therefore is moderate to high. As stated in the Title, the prices here are usually out of our range except for a special occasion. We would return for another visit.

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Reviewed December 31, 2013

We hardly go to Boston anymore as it's 40 min from our house, then dealing with city parking and traffic, just not worth it all the time. Chiara which is located on 109 in the burbs of Westwood suits are needs just fine. Their menu is mainly the same although at times they switch it up and there's always specials. I've been here three times and each time I've had the exact same experience; delicious food, excellent ambiance and and all over good time. All the staff are friendly and courteous and I've always tended to visit with a large group and they have always been accommodating. The good old steak and frites is delish and the scallops with butternut squash puree is heavenly. We also love the pork belly appetizer. Definitely try this one if you're in the area you won't regret it!

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2  Thank Nicole C
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Reviewed October 18, 2013

To have a chance to enjoy a terrific meal, you generally need to be in an urban setting in the US. Chiara Bistro is 1-1/2 mi south of 95/128 but it matches the few really good suburban restaurants and bests many in Boston, Providence, NYC. The steak tartare the other night was terrific with two different horseradish's and the sea scallops with squash puree and peppered spinach was just delicious.

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Reviewed October 2, 2013

Chiara has great ambiance and the food is great however very limited selection and the wine pour is terrible. I hate restaurants that measure how much wine they pour in a glass - especially when they charge $14/glass. Probably won't go back...

Medfield, MA

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Reviewed September 17, 2013

We celebrated an Anniversary at Chiara's. We had been there previously and liked it so much we decided to return.

There were four of us and we all had different dishes. I had the Flank steak, cooked to perfection and nice and tender. Also served was pumpking gnocchi, lobster roll , lamb chop and oysters on the half shell. We all loved our meals.

It was a bit pricey but the food and service was great.

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1  Thank Dolores C
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