The Aviary Restaurant & Bar

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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
At The Aviary, we do things differently. We offer creative cocktails, an ever changing craft beer selection, menus inspired by locally sourced ingredients, a kitchen that cares and service with a mission. The Aviary is raising expectations for dining.
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.7
service
4.7
ambience
4.4
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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JL
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service1ambience5

The food was excellent as well as the vibe or ambience at the restaurant. Our only complaint was that the service was the worst I have ever had. The sever made a mistake on our order which wasn’t a big deal but he seemed very upset that he made a mistake and from that point on the service was horrible. Essentially he ignored us the rest of the time even clearly avoiding eye contact when we were trying to get our bill. When we finally got the bill we out 2 cards in to be split. We then had to wait 20 minutes to get the cards back to sign our check. We even had to get up to find a manager just to get the cards sent back to us. He never apologized and continued to ignore us. Someone else ended up bringing our check. I would consider going back as long as we didn’t have the same server.

EC
New England
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Our table was in the bar right across from the kitchen and bathroom. Would have rather sat in the dining room it looked nice from where we were. Food was great as well as the service. If we were to go again I know now that I need to request seating.

w
New England
8 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have eaten at the Aviary on Sunday brunch, weekday lunches, and dinner. All our meals were great and service was excellent. In the warmer weather, it was wonderful to sit on the patio for lunch, too.

OT
New England
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect as always!

ND
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Stunning, yet cozy atmosphere excellent service and the food was wonderful will definitely be returning!

GT
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful atmosphere ,great food and drinks. We will be back again!

OT
New England
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Honestly cannot say enough good things about this place. It was me and my girlfriends first time here and we were floored by the quality of everything. Food was phenomenal so were drinks. Will definitely be returning

RB
New England
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

love this place. our 5th visit in the past 2 months. This time due to the holiday weekend and that they added extra tables to the dining area by the bar it was quite crowded and loud. The food and waitstaff offset the extra crowd . Will be going back again and again. Bob & Barb

HF
New England
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great spot with delicious food. Never disappointed when we come here!

TF
New England
10 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Valentines Day

OT
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nicole our server was very nice and helpful.
Food was delicious and presented wonderfully.

c
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Went here with my wife for Valentine's day. The food was fantastic and so was the service. This is a place you can dress up for if you'd like, or wear jeans.. neither is out of place. The only CON I can say about this place is the tables are very close together. You won't get a quiet table for two in a corner, it's like you are eating with strangers. This isn't a novelty for the Aviary, I have been in other restaurants that do this. It is not my favorite seating arrangement. But I would still def. go to this place.

LS
New England
9 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Valentines date night

JC
New England
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Valentine's 5:30 reservation ..sat quickly in bar area...very noisy ..tables were on top of one another...service was rushed...food was very good....didn't appreciate being charged 6.00 dollars for 2 chocolate covered strawberries...thought they might have been compliment for Valentines Day....will come back..just not on a special day.....

J
New England
16 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Wonderful evening.

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T
New England
12 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Made reservations way in advance but got seated in a row of tables in an area that basically is just a spot to jam in more people not happy about that near bar connecting bar to main dining room to be specific but food as always was good as well as service so didn’t complain

MB
New England
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Well presented food. Very tasty. Everythingbperfect. Great service. Nice people. Thanks so much, Michael Buckley

S
New England
7 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing Valentine's lunch.

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CN
New England
5 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Not our first time here, but always wonderful as usual. My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our meals. I enjoyed the freshness of a cranberry mule and my husband had an Allagash draft beer.
We had the crab cakes and also the brie appetizer and decided to split the skirt steak with a side of french fries for dinner which was really delicious. And topped it off with the carrot cake cheesecake which really was so worth having. The service was perfect. Quick, attentive but not overbearing and I always love the warmth of the atmosphere here. I would highly recommend it.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

My wife and I really enjoyed our visit. The food was excellent! Drinks were very good. It was quite crowd and loud. The service was pretty good. Overall a good experience and we look forward to coming back

J
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always dependable and dining at Aviary is a pleasure

OT
New England
4 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is very fresh and cooked to order, delicious, wait staff excellent

PB
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience2

The crab cakes were dry, the squash salad terrible. The fish d chips were good.

PR
New England
3 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went food lunch, perfect atmosphere all around and food was delicious. Can't wait to go back!

HP
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Eclectic menu- great choices- service was excellent, as well as the food!

m
New England
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Aviary is convenient and high quality restaurant. The service is consistently good. The menu is interesting. I enjoy being able to have conversations in a quiet atmosphere.

NW
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We got our Buzzards Bay Brewing glass thanks to the kind attention from Rhonda.

k
New England
3 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere and service

TM
Miami
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful meals, service, and ambiance. Our favorite thing is Jared the amazing bartender and his cocktails!

SS
New England
15 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Overall, everything was fine. It was very busy, but they did go out of their way to find an appropriate table (a hightop wouldn't work for us). The only thing I would say is there needs to be more vegetarian dishes, or dishes that can be made vegetarian.

DC
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently great-food, service, ambiance. One of my favorites

OT
New England
7 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Aviary never disappoints. Beautiful environs, attentive & gracious service, delicious meals and drinks! My Mom now calls it “our place”! As it’s her favorite lunch or dinner spot.

KP
New England
5 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was excellent as usual.

PP
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed a lovely lunch with my daughter on her birthday. Everything was great. I’ll definitely be back.

j
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

I ordered Duck and my wife ordered Cod. The Cod was very good and the side broccoli was quite tasty. The Duck was bad and tasted awful. I typically order Duck when it is on the menu but this was like no Duck I ever tasted. I believe it had spoiled and it tasted like dirty socks. I talked with our sever who removed the Duck and offered me something else of my choice from the menu. The second meal was Chicken Piccata and it was very good. Overall a good experience with the meal substitution.

L
New England
3 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a wonderful evening.
Accommodating and personable staff.
Guy, our waiter, was super.

KN
New England
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The cheese platter app was delicious. The salmon entree was very good. . .moist, tender salmon with garlic mashed potato and broccoli. The staff was very accommodating about substitutions for the sides. My party stayed and talked for a very long time and the restaurant staff
was wonderful to us!

S
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Guy was a great waiter and server. He made our experience great.. Can't wait to go again

J
New England
32 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

My husband and I brought friends with us who live in Bridgewater. Upon arrival to the restaurant, the hostess informed me, she could seat us immediately in the bar area. I was disappointed since it's so loud there, my husband has hearing aids, and we were trying to catch up with friends in a more quiet atmosphere! Plus, I had made reservations specifying garden room about 10 days before. Well our 20 minute wait that was predicted, turned out to be just a few minutes for garden room! Our food was outstanding, meals did take longer than last time we ate there, but well worth the wait!

K
New England
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent experience for dinner. Would definitely recommend this place.