Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Aquitaine in Boston's South End to Close for a Few Months for Renovations

An upscale French bistro in the South End of Boston is temporarily closing its doors for renovations.

According to an article from boston.com, Aquitaine on Tremont Street shuts down on February 21 and when it reopens, it will have a larger bar, a new heating, ventilation, and air conditioning system, a second bathroom, and some additions to its menu. The post says that the dining spot--whose home dates back to 1867--may be reopening in time for its 19th anniversary in May, though no specific opening date has been given as of yet.

[March 27 update: The website for the South End location of Aquitaine now has a "timer" on it, showing the number of days, hours, minutes, and seconds until it reopens. As of today, the timer shows a bit more than 45 days remaining, which means the restaurant could be reopening on either May 11 or May 12.]

[June 17 update: The South End location of Aquitaine did not open on May 11 or 12, but the timer shows that it now plans to reopen in 10 days.]

The Aquitaine Group, which operates Aquitaine in the South End, also runs other Aquitaine locations in Chestnut Hill and Dedham, along with Cafe Green Light, Cinquecento, Gaslight, La Motta's, and Metropolis Cafe in the South End, and another location of Gaslight in Lynnfield.

The address for Aquitaine in the South End is 569 Tremont Street, Boston, MA, 02118. Its website can be found at http://www.aquitaineboston.com/

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[A related post from our sister site (Boston's Hidden Restaurants): List of Restaurant Closings and Openings in the Boston Area]

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