Aquitaine

French Bistro

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Overview

South End’s Aquitaine is a refined French bistro with a convivial bar, leather banquettes, lots of wood and warm, globe lighting hanging from the rafter-lined ceiling. Expect creative takes on French fare like duck confit and pork belly cassoulet, braised veal breast laced with tarragon-mustard jus or foie gras torchon with brioche. Drinks include Belgium and French beers, wines from California and France and house cocktails like The Saint C (gin, rosemary, grapefruit, lemon bitter).

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Accolades

Menu for Aquitaine

Dinner

Hors D'oeurves

  • Onion Tart Tatin Boucheron, Caramelized Onions & Petite Salade
    $10.95
  • Mussels En Cassoulette Sancerre, Shallots, Crème Fraiche & Thyme
    $12.95
  • Duck Rillettes Confit Duck Pâté, Jardiniere & Toasted Levain
    $11.95
  • Salade Endive Roquefort, Toasted Walnuts, Tart Apple & Watercress
    $10.95
  • She Crabe Bisque Cream Sherry, Saffron, Old Bay & Jonah Crab
    $15.95
  • Butternut Squash Carpaccio Crème Fraiche, Arugula, Chestnut Honey & Toasted Pumpkin Seeds
    $10.95
  • Escargots Bourguignon Garlic-Parsley Butter, Sauce Bordelaise & Toasted Bread Crumbs
    $11.95
  • Salad Noisette Hazelnut Crusted Montrachet & Champagne Vinaigrette
    $10.95
  • Brussels Sprouts Lyonnaise Poached Egg, Lacinato Kale & Warm Bacon Vinaigrette
    $14.95
  • Soupe a L'oignon Caramelized Onions, Amontillado Sherry & Gruyere Gratinée
    $11.95
  • Foie Gras Torchon* Pears & Sultana Confiture, Brioche Croutons
    $16.95

Entrée

  • Steak Frites* Perigourd Truffle Vinaigrette & Watercress Salade
    $28.95
  • Sole Meuniere Julienned Snap Peas, Pommes Purée & Beurre Blanc
    $27.95
  • Chicken Roti Butter Beans, Braised Escarole, Confit Garlic & Jus de Volaille
    $26.95
  • Roasted Porcelet Roasted Apples, Red Cabbage Aigre-Doux & Spätzle
    $27.95
  • Saumon Roti Delicata Squash Puree, Chestnuts & Endive Marmalade
    $26.95
  • Parisian Gnocchi Fricassée Mustard Braised Rabbit, Baby Turnips & Sauce Braisage
    $25.95
  • Coquilles St. Jacques* Cauliflower Puree, Maitakes, Boulette de Pate & Truffle Vinaigrette
    $32.95
  • Duck a L'orange* Cauliflower Mousseline, Swiss Chard & Sauce Bigarade
    $28.95
  • Filet Au Poivre* Cognac Creme, Pommes Gratin & Charred Scallions
    $37.95
  • Pasta Mouchoir Butternut Squash, Trumpet Mushrooms & Parsnip Mousseline
    $24.95

Plats Du Jour

  • Monday - House Made Fettuccine Maitake Mushrooms, Braised Leeks & Foie Gras Butter
    $24.95
  • Tuesday - Crispy Pork Schnitzel Caper Brown Butter, Crispy Fried Egg & Petite Salade
    $25.95
  • Wednesday - Coq Au Vin Crisp Poussin, Bacon Lardons, Mushrooms, Pearl Onions
    $27.95
  • Thursday - Poêlée Longe D'agneau* Roasted Icelandic Lamb, Braised Flageolets, Onions Glacé
    $27.95
  • Friday - Loup De Mer Seared Branzino, Manilla Clams, Spanish Chorizo, White Beans & Roasted Tomatoes
  • Saturday - Beef Bourguigon Short Ribs, Pearl Onions, Baby Carrots, & Pommes Puree
    $32.95
  • Sunday - Cassoulet Touloussiane Garlic Sausage, Duck Confit, Pork Belly
    $25.95

Accoutrement

  • Roasted Mushrooms Thyme, Butter, Sherry Vinegar
    $8.95
  • Whipped Pommes Purée Butter & Cream
    $6.95
  • Delacata Squash with Brown Butter & Wildflower Honey
    $7.95
  • Hand Cut Pommes Frites Fines Herbes & Garlic
    $6.95
  • Haricots Verts Beurre Fondue & Shallots
    $8.95
  • Sauteed Swiss Chard Roasted Shallots & Golden Raisins
    $8.95

Brunch

Eggs

  • Omelette a La Greque Spinach, Oregano and Sea Salt Feta
    $9.95
  • Duck Hash & Eggs Confit Duck, Fried Eggs, Cajun Hot Sauce
    $14.95
  • Omelette Alsacienne Mushrooms, Raclette & Thyme
    $10.95
  • Summer Black Truffle Omlette Asparagus Salade, Parmesan, Toasted Levian, Aïoli
    $16.95
  • Omelette Basquaise Ham, Aged Gruyère and Parsley
    $8.95
  • Skillet Bouchon Mushrooms, Spinach, Gruyère Egg Custard, Lyonnaise Potatoes & Petite Salade
    $10.95
  • Kale & Leek Gratin Shirred Eggs, Roasted Tuscan Kale, Melted Leeks Red Bliss Potatoes, Sauce Soubise
    $11.95
  • Aquitaine Benedict* Poached Eggs, Country Ham and Hollandaise
    $12.95
  • Salmon Benedict* Poached Eggs, Smoked Salmon, Hollandaise
    $13.95
  • Provençale Benedict* Poached Eggs, Avocado, Tomato, Hollandaise
    $14.95
  • Omelette Piperade Peppers and Onions, Tillamook Cheddar
    $9.95
  • Malted Belgian Waffle Blackberries, Whipped Cream, Sweet Butter
    $10.95
  • Brioche French Toast Applewood Smoked Bacon, Pure Maple Syrup
    $12.95

A La

  • Toasted Granola & Icelandic Yogurt
    Almonds, Coconut & Oats $9.95
    With Melon, Berries & Pineapple (sup) $3.00
  • Mac & Cheese Gratinee Aged Cheddar, Gruyère, Herbed Bread Crumbs
    $14.95
  • French Onion Soup Caramelized Onion, Amontillado Sherry, Melting Gruyère
    $11.95
  • Mussels En Cassoulette Sancerre, Shallots, Crème Fraîche & Thyme
    $12.95

Sides

  • Fresh Fruit with Berries and Mint
    $6.95
  • Pommes Frites
    $5.95
  • Applewood Smoked Bacon
    $3.95
  • Grilled Chorizo Sausage
    $4.95
  • Smoked Country Ham
    $3.95
  • Apple Chicken Sausage
    $4.95
  • Lyonnaise Potatoes Caramelized Onions, Thyme
    $3.95
  • Seven Grain Toast or English Muffin
    $1.95
  • Glazed Cinnamon Buns
    $4.95
    $2.00
  • One Egg any style
    $1.95

Prix Fixe

  • Warm, Glazed Cinnamon Bun
  • Glass of Fresh Squeezed Juice
  • Bottomless French Roast Coffee

Choice Of

  • Omelette Alsacienne
  • Parisian Crêpes
  • Omelette Basquaise
  • Omelette a La Greque

Salades

  • Niçoise Salade Ventresca Tuna, Shaved Fennel, Olives, Golden Egg, Haricots Verts, Green Herb Vinaigrette
    $19.95
  • Confit Chicken Salade Bibb Lettuce and Peppercress Crispy Chicken Confit, French Herb Vinaigrette
    $17.95
  • Salmon Gravlax Salade House Cured Gravlax, EVOO, Capers, Shaved Red Onion, Dill Crème Fraiche, Fingerling Potatoes
    $18.95

Sandwich

  • Croque Monsieur Smoked Ham Open Faced Sandwich with Béchamel & GruyèreWith Petite Salade
    $13.95
  • Croque Madame* Smoked Ham & Gruyère Open Faced Sandwich, Fried Egg, With Petite Salade & Red Wine Vinaigrette
    $14.95
  • Duck Confit Presse Duck Rillette, Dijon Mustard, Gruyère Cheese, Pan au Levian with Petite Salade
    $15.95
  • Burger Français* Fromage American, Onion Bacon Jam, Brioche Bun & Hand Cut Pommes Frites
    $17.95

Boissons

  • Saint C. Brockman's Gin, Rosemary, Grapefruit & Lemon
    $14.00
  • Bloody Mary House Mary Mix, Tom Olive, Lemon
    $10.00
  • Summer In Samur Thyme Infused Gin, Pamplemousse, Cucumber Bitters
    $13.00
  • Mimosa Fresh Orange Juice and Sparkling Wine
    $9.00
  • Bellini White Peach Purée and Sparkling Wine
    $9.00
  • Bottled Sodas
    $2.95
  • San Pellegrino
    $5.95
  • Evian
    $5.95
  • Cappuccino
    $3.95
  • Caffe Latte
    $3.95
  • Café Au Lait
    $3.95
  • Espresso
    $2.95
  • Chocolat Chaud
    $2.95
  • Iced or Hot Coffee
    $2.95
  • Fresh Orange & Grapefruit Juice
    $2.95
  • Lemonade
    $2.95
  • Iced or Hot Tea
    $2.95

Lunch

Appetizer

  • Onion Tart Tatin Boucheron, Caramelized Onions & Petite Salade
    $10.95
  • Mussels En Cassoulette Sancerre, Shallots, Crème Fraiche & Thyme
    $12.95
  • Duck Rillettes Confit Duck Pâté, Jardiniere & Toasted Levain
    $11.95
  • Salade Endive Roquefort, Toasted Walnuts, Tart Apple & Watercress
    $10.95
  • She Crabe Bisque Cream Sherry, Saffron, Old Bay & Jonah Crab
    $15.95
  • Butternut Squash Carpaccio Crème Fraiche, Arugula, Chestnut Honey & Toasted Pumpkin Seeds
    $10.95
  • Escargots Bourguignon Garlic-Parsley Butter. Sauce Bordelaise & Toasted Bread Crumbs
    $11.95
  • Salad Noisette Hazelnut Crusted Montrachet & Champagne Vinaigrette
    $10.95
  • Brussels Sprouts Lyonnaise Poached Egg, Lacinato Kale & Warm Bacon Vinaigrette
    $14.95
  • Soupe a L'oignon Caramelized Onions, Amontillado Sherry & Gruyere Gratinée
    $11.95
  • Foie Gras Torchon* Pears & Sultana Confiture, Brioche Croutons
    $16.95

Entrée

  • Salade Niçoise Ventresca Tuna, Shaved Fennel, Niçoise Olives, Golden Egg, Haricots Verts, Green Herb Vinaigrette
    $19.95
  • Confit Chicken Salade Bibb Lettuce and Peppercress, Crispy Chicken Confit, Pickled Red Onions, French Herb Vinaigrette
    $17.95
  • Salmon Gravlax Salade* House Cured Gravlax, EVOO, Capers, Shaved Red Onion, Dill Crème Fraîche, Fingerling Potatoes
    $18.95
  • Crisp Pork Paillard Salade Pan Seared Pork Schnitzel, Fried Egg, Lemon-Caper Brown Butter, Watercress Salade
    $15.95
  • Croque Monsieur Open Faced Smoked Ham & Gruyère Sandwich with Béchamel Gratinée, Petite Salade
    $13.95
  • Burger Français* Fromage Americain, Caramelized Onion Bacon Confiture & Pommes Frites
    $17.95
  • Coq Au Vin Tartine Red Wine Braised Chicken, Pearl Onions, Bacon Lardons, Parisienne Mushrooms, Petite Salade
    $16.95
  • Duck Rillettes Presse Duck Rillettes, Dijon Mustard, Gruyére Cheese, Pan au Levian
    $15.95
  • Summer Black Truffle Omlette* Shaved Asparagus Salade, Parmesan Curls, Toasted Levian, Garlic Aïoli
    $16.95
  • Steak Frites* Truffle Vinaigrette, Natural Jus, Watercress Shallot Salade
    $28.95

Boissons

  • Bottled Sodas
    $2.95
  • San Pellegrino
    $5.95
  • Evian
    $5.95
  • Cappuccino
    $3.95
  • Caffe Latte
    $3.95
  • Café Au Lait
    $3.95
  • Espresso
    $2.95
  • Chocolat Chaud
    $2.95
  • Iced or Hot Coffee
    $2.95
  • Fresh Orange & Grapefruit Juice
    $2.95
  • Lemonade
    $2.95
  • Iced or Hot Tea
    $2.95

Cocktails

  • Saint C. Brockman's Gin, Rosemary, Grapefruit, & Lemon
    $14.00
  • Bloody Mary House Mary Mix, Celery, TomOlive, Lemon
    $10.00
  • Summer In Saumur Thyme Gin, Pamplemousse, Cucumber Bitters
    $13.00
  • Parc De Bagatelle Vodka, Lillet, Combier Rose, Celery Bitters
    $13.00
  • Fashioned on Tremont Rye Whiskey, Bonal, Basil, Lemon
    $13.00
  • Mimosa Fresh Orange Juice and Sparkling Wine
    $9.00
  • Bellini White Peach Purée and Sparkling Wine
    $9.00

Dessert At Dinner

Desserts

  • Bittersweet Chocolate Mousse with Whipped Chantilly
    $6.95
  • Confiture De Lait Crème Brulée
    $6.95
  • Apple Tarte Tatin with Calvados Caramel & Crème Fraiche
    $7.95
  • Crispy Chocolate Bread Pudding with Vanilla Ice Cream
    $7.95
  • Sorbet Du Jour
    $6.95
  • Profiteroles with vanilla ice cream And warm chocolate sauce
    $7.95
  • Fromage du Jour with Traditional Accompaniments
    $12.95

Liquid Desserts

  • Mother’s Helper Amaro, Chamomile, Sparkling Wine
    $10.00
  • Cobra Flip Greylock Gin, Galliano Ristretto, Vanilla, Espresso, Egg
    $11.00
  • Douro Manhattan Buffalo Trace Bourbon, Ferreira 10yr. Port, Orange Bitters
    $10.00
  • Jazz Hands Calvados, Citron, Combier Orange Liqueur
    $11.00

Cocktails

Cocktails

  • High Garden Bourbon, Smashed Mint, Passion Fruit Tea Essence
    $12.00
  • Cucumber Piscot Pisco, Cucumber, Citrus, Egg White
    $10.00
  • St. Cloud Vodka, Grapefruit, Rosemary Essence, Lime Zest
    $11.00
  • AQ Old Fashioned Old Overholt Rye, Orange, Cherry, Basil, Whiskey Bitters
    $11.00
  • Field Of Dreams Gin, Strawberry, Fennel, Basil, Lime
    $13.00
  • Oathkeeper Tequila Blanco, Rhubarb, Lemon Verbena Cordial
    $11.00
  • The Unsullied Rum, Pineapple Puree, Sage and Citrus
    $11.00
  • The Bartista Vodka, Elderflower, Grapefruit Liqueur, Lemon, Sparkling Wine
    $12.00
  • Blood & Water Gin, Absinthe, Lemon, Basil Infused Beet Water Ice Cube
    $12.00
  • South End Sidecar Cognac, Citrus, Cinnamon
    $12.00
  • Scotch & Lemonade Dewars, Lavender Cordial, Lemon
    $10.00
  • Queen of Siam Cachaca, Lime, Smashed Thai Basil & Mint
    $11.00

Bière

  • Session Black, Hood River, OR Small hints of roasted chocolate and cocoa. a dark beer That doesn't drink like a meal
    $6.00
  • Gritty McDuff'sVacationland Vacationland is an Extra Special Golden Ale that is light in color but full bodied with a snappy hop finish. Truly summer in a glass!
    $6.00
  • Radeberger Pilsner, Germany A deep golden colored pilsner with a soft malt character & a crisp clean finish
    $7.00
  • Whales Tale Pale Ale, Nantucket, MA English style pale ale with a nice balance between hops and malt
    $6.00
  • Narragansett Seasonal, Providence, RI Hi Neighbor! Enjoy a seasonal Gansett tallboy!
    $5.00
  • Saison Dupont, Belgium A true Saison- this is one you can drink for days, medium body with good wheat and citrus. Pairs perfect with French food
    $12.00
  • Spencer Trappist, Spencer, MA America's first official Trappist! Golden hued ale with fruity accents, dry finish and light hoppy bitterness
    $12.00
  • Southern Tier 2xIPA, Lakewood, NY Feverously hoppy with a great malt backbone brightened by a tease of citrus hops and perfect balance with a higher than average alcohol content
    $7.00
  • Crispin Browns Lane, Dry English Cider, Englad A Dry, lightly sparkling, crispy effervescent cider made with traditional English bittersweet cider apples
    $8.00

Aquitaine Prix Fixe

Appetizer

  • Cigares d'Agneau Phyllo Pastry with Golden Raisens, Spiced Lamb and Tahini
  • Salade of Haricots Verts Bibb Lettuce, Sesame and Minted Yogurt Dressing
  • Soupe of Roasted Pumpkin Roasted Sugar Pumpkin Puree with Spiced Pistachio Butter

Entree

  • Orange Braised Pork Osso Bucco Slow Cooked Berkshire Pork with Toasted Almonds, and Moroccan Couscous
  • Mustard Crusted Seared Merlu Puy Lentil Stew with Jambon and Braised Pearl Onions
  • Roasted Fall Vegetable Tagine Butternut Squash and Eggplant with Cinnamon and Clove Basmati Rice

Dessert

  • Trio of Sorbet Flavors
  • Bittersweet Chocolate Mousse with whipped chantilly

Dine Out Boston

Dine Out Boston

Appetizers

  • Salade of Hand Dug Heirloom Carrots

Restaurant Week Menu

Appetizers

  • Salade of Hand Dug Heirloom Carrots With Frisee, Fines Herbs, and Toasted Almond Vinaigrette
  • Bayonne Ham "Carpaccio" With Arugula, French Radishes, & Harry's Vinaigrette
  • Champigion Fondu Creamed Mushroom Bisque with Creme Fraiche & Pickled Beech Mushrooms

Entrees

  • Slow Roasted Pork Loin White beans, Red Russian greens, and Chorizo
  • Pan Seared Golden Trout Puy Lentils, Garlicky Escarole, and Buerre Rouge
  • Parmesan Gnocchi Gratinee with Spinach Fondu and Herbed Olive Oil Bread Crumbs. Add Confit of Pork $5 Supplemental

Desserts

  • Genoise Chocolate Roulade
  • Creme Caffe and Ganche
  • Financier au Buerre Noisette
  • Asmagnac Creme Anglaise and Creme Chantilly

Lunch Week Menu

Appetizers

  • Salade of Hand Dug Heirloom Carrots With Frisee, Fines Herbs, and Toasted Almond Vinaigrette
  • Champigion Fondu Creamed Mushroom Bisque with Creme Fraiche & Pickled Beech Mushrooms

Entrees

  • Slow Roasted Pork Loin White beans, Red Russian greens, and Chorizo
  • Pan Seared Golden Trout Puy Lentils, Garlicky Escarole, and Buerre Rouge

Liberté Menu

Appetizers

  • Soupe A L'oignon with amontillado sherry & melted aged gruyere
    $8.50
  • Raclette Pissaladiere with duck confit, fingerling potatoes & arugula
    $10.50
  • Oeuf En Cocotte with truffles, pommes purée, marinated royal trumpet mushrooms & brioche*
    $13.25
  • Mussels En Cassoulette with sancerre, shallots, crème fraiche & thyme
    $9.75
  • Ragoût Of Hudson Valley Foie Gras poached pear, roasted grapes and brioche soubise doux
    $16.00
  • Warm Beet Salade with mâche, aged boucheron, toasted walnuts & sherry vinaigrette
    $9.50
  • Chicken Liver Mousse with cornichons, whole grain mustard & toast points
    $8.50
  • Cobb Salade with chicken, tart apple, roquefort, smoked bacon, and avocado
    $14.75
  • Salade De Maison pickled carrots, fennel, shallot, fines herbes, olive oil croutons & vinaigrette
    $7.25
    Add A Warm Crottin De Chèvre $3.00
  • Escargots De Bourgogne white wine & thyme braised escargots with garlic & parsley butter
    $10.50
  • Belgian Endive Salade with tart apple, roquefort, walnuts & parsley
    $8.50
  • Fromage Du Jour with daily accompaniments, toasted walnuts & toast points

Entrées

  • Roasted & Braised Chicken with bacon lardons, melting onions, pommes purée, sauce chasseur
    $23.50
  • Filet Au Poivre cognac cream, grilled scallions, green peppercorns & pommes au gratin*
    $29.75
  • Artic Char fennel and apple salade, apple rosemary purée, fondant potatoes, cider jus
    $25.75
  • Lemon Sole Meunière with slivered snap peas, tomato concassé, beurre blanc & pommes purée
    $26.75
  • Roasted Squash Agnolotti hand made ricotta, toasted sage & pepitas, pumpkin seed oil
    $22.50
  • Steak Frites with périgord black truffle vinaigrette, watercress shallot salade & natural jus*
    $28.50
  • Moulard Duck Breast with plum rissole, honey roasted turnips & frisée duck cracklin' salad*
    $29.50
  • Moule Frites with sancerre, shallots, crème fraiche, thyme & pommes frites
    $21.00
  • Truffled Bacon Burger aged cheddar, truffle mayo and pommes frites*
    $15.50
  • Croque Maigret duck confit and gruyere parisian pressed sandwich with tarragon mustard, house greens and pommes frites
    $14.75
  • Salade Niçoise with olive oil confit tuna shaved fennel, niçoise olives, haricots verts & lemon crème fraiche vinaigrette*
    $12.25

Sides

  • Pan Roasted Kale with garlic confit & piment d'espelette
    $7.25
  • Brussels Sprouts with bacon lardons & shallot fondu
    $7.50
  • Cauliflower Gratinée with sauce mornay & pickled raisons
    $8.50
  • Pommes Frites with herbs de provence & garlic confit
    $6.25
  • Haricots Verts green beans with shallot beurre monté
    $6.95
  • Bone Marrow Croquettes with cantal fondue
    $7.50
  • Salade Du Marche petite green salad with vinaigrette & cracked hazelnuts
    $7.75

Dinner Prix Fixe

Appetizer

  • Chilled Vichyssoise of Young Leeks Blue Crab Salade and Brioche Crouton
  • Cucumber and Tomato "Tartare" With Basil, Black Olives and Feta Dressing

Entrée

  • Roasted Mergez Sausage House Made Mustard, Lyonnais Potato Salad and Crisp Slaw Vert
  • Swordfish Côtelettes Roasted Tomato Piperade, Israeli Cous Cous and Oregano
  • Seared Brandt Natural Flank Steak Marinated Tomato Salad, Grilled Onions and Chimichurri

Dessert

  • Strawberry Shortcake Local Strawberries, Whipped Cream and Vanilla Sable
  • Valrhona Chocolate Crepe With Chocolate Mousse, Brandied Cherries and Crème Chantilly

569 Tremont Street
Boston, MA 02118

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Details
  • Price Range: $$$
    Atmosphere: Bistro, Classic/Old School, Intimate
  • Dress Code: Casual
    Good For: Groups, Meet For A Drink, Special Occasion
  • Noise Level: Average
  • Wine Spirits: Full Bar
    Phone: (617) 424-8577
  • Private Dining Room: Yes