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Beehive, Boston, MA

Beehive

4.5
4.5
6419 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
The Beehive is an underground Bohemian eatery and bar featuring fabulous cuisine, libations, artwork and world class live music. Nestled below the Boston Center for the Art’s historic Cyclorama in Boston’s South End, The Beehive serves the eclectic fare of Chef Ryan Skeen - rustic comfort food infused with American, Mediterranean influences.

The Beehive accepts reservations for guests who are consuming food with beverages under MA State Law Covid 19 regulations. Walk-ins are welcome, but reservations are strongly recommended. Patio reservations may need to be canceled or moved to inside dining room if there is inclement weather.

Due to Covid guidelines all tables have 90 minutes to enjoy the Beehive experience. Please call us or use the Opentable app to cancel a reservation to avoid a $25 per person no show fee.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 64 times today
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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American, European, Middle Eastern

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Wed 5:00 pm–11:00 pm Thu 5:00 pm–12:00 am Fri 5:00 pm–1:30 am Sat 4:30 pm–1:30 am Sun 4:30 pm–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (617) 423-0069

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Ryan Skeen

  • Private party facilities

    Host your next business gathering, family celebration or anything in between at The Beehive and treat your special guests to an unforgettable experience like no other.

  • Private party contact

    Events Team: (888) 654-6983

  • Neighborhood

    South End

  • Cross street

    Clarendon/E. Berkeley

  • Parking details

    Valet service is temporarily suspended.

  • Public transit

    Back Bay station on the Orange line is 3 blocks from The Beehive on Clarendon Street.

  • Entertainment

    World Class Live Music......for Free! The Beehive is a premier showcase for world-renown musicians and up & coming stars. Come any day and the music will blow you away in the most unique Eatery & Bar anywhere! To view current calendar of events and sign up to our email newsletter go to www.beehiveboston.com.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 6,419 people are saying

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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Boston

    Hot Spot

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food & service; great live music and ambiance!
  2. CH

    CHILL

    New England

    70 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    70 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Fantastic waitstaff! Very attentive. Great blues music here. The apps are really good- baby back ribs, chicken wings and cauliflower truffles. Great cocktails too! The Spanish wine 🍷 in a carafe was good too. Very fresh and smooth. The three mice in the kitchen and one entered the floor with the tables needs to be fixed.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall3food2service5ambience3
    The food was very mediocre: eggs Benedict were cold and tasteless, the frittata was too rich and bland. The salad was lettuce dressed in something vinegary. Also, there is a huge difference in the upstairs and downstairs seating with the latter infinitely preferable. Although we had a reservation and arrived when the place was almost empty, we never got the chance to choose and only realized the difference much later when it was too late. The music was good and it’s too bad that otherwise the experience was poor.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food3service5ambience4
    It was disappointing that the beef was sold out. Also, the night was to include a live band and it was a solo guitarist. He was GREAT but it was underwhelming.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall2food3service4ambience3
    Ran out of a good number of the holiday foods for the fixed meal, so we did not get to get all foods that we would have liked or enjoyed. The live music for our time slot also never showed up, which we were looking forward to
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall2food1service1ambience2
    Thanksgiving dinner. Reservation was @7pm, they sat us at 7:30 and then told us they ran out of some main course options just 10 mins prior to us being sat so if we were sat on time there wouldn’t have been an issue. The server even expressed disappointment because he said his tables had been sitting open and available for a long time even prior to our reservation. Ruined our thanksgiving as we went there for the main course that was sold out. There also wasn’t live music that was supposed to be scheduled for that time.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excelente la cominda y el servicio.
  8. W

    Wannabeinparis

    New England

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Food is always great, beautiful setting. Music was great also.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food3service4ambience5
    Thanksgiving dinner. A bit overpriced for the end product
  10. JK

    JoeKupe

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Good food and music. Somewhat overpriced though. We had Thanksgiving dinner and it was a Prix Fixe menu which was fine except for the fact when it came to dessert there were four options and the one we wanted they were out of. Yes, seven of us all wanted the chocolate crème pot and they were all out. The manager compensated, but we were surprised they ran out at 5:30 on Thanksgiving Day with many meals yet to serve. We did enjoy our meals and the music and would likely return.
  11. FM

    FoodMaven

    New England

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food3service5ambience3
    First time there. Didn't know that it was a casual restaurant. The music was excellent. The food was good. The wait staff were outstanding.
  12. PK

    PamelaK

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    We have spent 5 Thanksgiving's with the Beehive. This year was different. We understand there is a need to turn over tables however the waiter was very friendly and attentive but there was a woman going around cleaning tables and she was hovering over us constantly taking stuff off of our table which was very unsettling. She literally was like watching as we set a fork or plate off to the side she immediately came over and took it. We felt rushed and not relaxed. Even though we were not at the table more than an hour and 30 minutes in total from seating to paying our bill. We have tried other restaurants but felt very rushed so we always come back to the beehive because of its relaxed atmosphere. We will rethink that next year.
  13. e

    ellenh

    Richmond

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall3food1service4ambience4
    Thanksgiving meal was cold and unattractive on the plate. VERY DISAPPOINTED!! Good service. Live music was wonderful. Go there for drinks, not dinner.
  14. JH

    JillH

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really nice Thanksgiving meal. Great atmosphere, servers very prompt and friendly. Cool place
  15. KC

    KatieC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Jazzzzy an super fun. Great cocktails, and nice staff. Very loud.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall3food5service5ambience4
    Food was great and our server was excellent. However they sat us in a crammed spot directly next to the servers station. As we ate and talked there were various waiters, including our own inches away from us talking amongst themselves which just made the experience a little uncomfortable. They shouldn’t have a table that close to the servers station. Ive worked in restaurants for years and thought it was way too close and strange. Took away from the experience tbh and I love this restaurant. I don’t want to pay $300+ for a meal where I feel like I am in the way of the servers trying to close out tabs and put orders in.
  17. BK

    BrianK

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was my daughter’s birthday and the team pulled out all of the stops to make it extra special!
  18. SR

    SueR

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great bloody Mary’s and shakshuka! Music was cool as usual and vibe was great for a relaxing Sunday brunch in the city.
  19. RC

    RCBJR

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Terrific place! Food could be a bit better, but the unmatched atmosphere, drinks and live music make up for it.
  20. AF

    AmandaF

    New England

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall3food5service5ambience5
    Food & service were awesome. However, noise level was off the charts. (We were squashed up against a pole right next to bar so that could have contributed to that.)
  21. PE

    PEGGYL

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 14, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    Food was not spectacular for the price. Music was not great. Service was good. Probably will not go back
  22. SM

    SaadM

    Phoenix

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great vibe for the first time in Boston and here. Good and service was awesome. Will definitely come back again.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    We liked our experience, definitely a fun time.
  24. CX

    ChristinaX

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    I thought there was going to be live music during dinner and there wasn’t. Had friends recommend that since they got that last time they were there and was a little disappointed that they didn’t have that during dinner. Otherwise I don’t think I would have came if I knew that.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great music and amazing ambience
  26. JC

    JoshuaC

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience4
    Sever forgot our apps then we got no comp for it, we were told we had to leave before the music started and in the end the value for what we paid wasn’t worth it. I’ve been coming to beehive since 2012 but it’s gone downhill every time. I’m not going back nor recommending it to anyone
  27. RB

    RichardB

    New England

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    A bit overpriced for what you get
  28. AN

    ANSN

    New England

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience3
    Excellent food, friendly service, comfortable ambiance.
  29. MS

    MichaelS

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Pricy, but food and service were exceptional. Would happily return
  30. E

    Eatingfoodguy

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The grilled brisket is outstanding, service is fast.
  31. R

    Rozzi02131

    New England

    6 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 9, 2022

    overall1food2service2ambience1
    This place has gone downhill. The first thing I noticed was the paper napkins on the table. This set the tone for the evening. Then, we ordered wine which was served in brandy snifter glasses. Only people who ordered bottles of wine were allowed to drink out of actual wine glasses. My friend ordered a martini, it was served in a champagne glass. I assume these are all cost cutting measures. The appetizer of toasted crostini with burrata was served cold. The plate was cold and the toast was cold, refrigerator cold. Finally, a mouse ran across the floor as we were wrapping up. It was a shame. Have had some great memories at this place.
  32. RP

    RusselP

    New England

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    So easy to take a gym like this for granted. Then you visit after your absence of two years or more and I struck by the pride of the kitchen and the quality of the food. The corn beef chef was the best I’ve had since I was a teenager 50 years ago at relative’s house The gentle jazz trio was just what we needed. I give this place an A+ in accounts
  33. C

    Cathy

    New England

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great place! Unusual, kind of bohemian, delicious food. We went for jazz brunch on Sun. Funky, fun energetic restaurant. Unique. So much to look at - artwork, various types of chandeliers, draperies. Wonderful place for celebrating a birthday or special occasion.
  34. FM

    FMFM

    Exclusive

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience3
    While the food and ambiance were pretty good, we did receive pretty poor service. The staff was unfortunately uncommunicative and at times rude, spoiling a wonderful birthday brunch.
  35. O

    Olivia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and ambiance. Good for date night/celebrations, often time there is live music. Does get pretty busy around the weekends
  36. MM

    MichaelM

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    if you are interested in seeing and listening to the performers, reserve early so you can get a table downstairs, stage level. our table was upstairs next to the balcony overlooking downstairs where the stage was. we did not get a good view of the performer as we had to look through the iron fence of the balcony/dining area- the acoustics were not good upstairs so we could hardly make out his vocals.
  37. KD

    KellyD

    New York Area

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were entertaining a couple from NYC so wanted to show them that Boston isn’t a sleepy little college town anymore and this place was impressive. The service was friendly and attentive throughout the entire experience and drinks were always at the ready. We had the garlic shrimp, whipped ricotta, and tuna crudo for appetizers which were generous in size. For mains we had the burger, nice and juicy with a great bun, the ricotta gnocchi with fresh pesto and bright bits of lemon, a perfectly grilled salmon and Fusilli with meat sauce that was not too greasy. Great food, perfectly prepared. Then right after dinner we pushed our seats together to listen to Willie J Laws blues and it was fantastic. The crowd was friendly and totally engaged. The venue is the perfect size to enjoy the music and the acoustics are great. It was a really wonderful evening. So glad Beehive made it through and we’ll be coming back again soon.
  38. W

    Waldo

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Exceptional food and service. A bit small/tight seating and limited menu with prices on the higher side, but well worth the visit. Repeat customer and I look forward to returning again
  39. KH

    KateH

    New England

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had the most wonderful time. We came here for our engagement shoot and took our photographer (and new friend here) as my partner and I used to come here a lot when we started dating. Very full circle! We even shot some images inside and everyone was very welcoming to us and happy to help. Had the most deliciously amazing food as always! Very biased to the brisket and tried some new items last night as well. We had an amazing server named Goose who really made the experience all that more remarkable. Can’t recommend Beehive enough!!
  40. F

    Fam4

    New England

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    If you are looking for a unique local restaurant (and great for out of town visitors) - Beehive is perfect! Cool vibe, excellent food & cocktails, live music each night, knowledgeable waitstaff - ask them anything about the menu and they can elaborate on the specific ingredients. Highly recommend!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff is vaccinated

FAQs

Beehive does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Beehive also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (617) 423-0069.

Beehive is rated 4.5 stars by 6419 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 64 times today
Google Map for Beehive

541 Tremont Street, Boston, MA 02116

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Clarendon/E. Berkeley

  • Neighborhood

    South End

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Wed 5:00 pm–11:00 pm Thu 5:00 pm–12:00 am Fri 5:00 pm–1:30 am Sat 4:30 pm–1:30 am Sun 4:30 pm–11:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American, European, Middle Eastern

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Valet service is temporarily suspended.

  • Public transit

    Back Bay station on the Orange line is 3 blocks from The Beehive on Clarendon Street.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Ryan Skeen

  • Entertainment

    World Class Live Music......for Free! The Beehive is a premier showcase for world-renown musicians and up & coming stars. Come any day and the music will blow you away in the most unique Eatery & Bar anywhere! To view current calendar of events and sign up to our email newsletter go to www.beehiveboston.com.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (617) 423-0069

  • Private party facilities

    Host your next business gathering, family celebration or anything in between at The Beehive and treat your special guests to an unforgettable experience like no other.

  • Private party contact

    Events Team: (888) 654-6983

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