Since 1969, restaurant, hotel, travel & other witty reviews by a handpicked, worldwide team of discerning professionals—and your views, too.


569 Tremont St. (Clarendon St.) Send to Phone
Channel Paris via this South End French restaurant’s smart plats du jour.


Lunch Mon.-Fri., Dinner nightly, Brunch Sat.-Sun.

* Click here for rating key

Aquitaine, Boston, MA

Operations may be disrupted due to COVID-19. Be sure to contact the restaurant to find out its current status and offerings.

Aquitaine Restaurant Review

: This South End restaurant offers traditional French bistro classics with a twist. For example, on Thursday you may encounter roasted lamb with apricot carrot purée while Tuesday presents pan-roasted trout with almond purée, figs and lemon vinaigrette. Steak frites is a must with its black truffle vinaigrette and watercress shallot salad. The kitchen continues to hit its mark with dishes like arctic char with haricots verts, olives, fennel and fingerling potatoes as well as the pork tenderloin with saffron orange braised endive. To complement these well thought out dishes, the French-Californian wine list offers expansive by-the-glass options and some high-end bargains. For dessert, we suggest the bittersweet chocolate mousse. With its dimly lit row of banquettes, this might just be as close to Paris as you can get in Beantown.

Retsina, Tetramythos

GAYOT's Wine of the Week is a certified organic white wine, produced in Peloponnese in Greece. Read the review of a Retsina.


GAYOT's Wine & Spirits Editor presents the
Wine of the Week, featuring tasting notes as well as history on the vineyards and winemaker.


The charm of Provence right on your table.

Read the article and see photos.

Proper Hotel Santa Monica RooftopThe view is not the only reason to dine at Calabra in Santa Monica, CA.

Read the review and see photos.