The Beehive is one of the coolest spots in Boston and perfect for any occasion. Whether it’s a Tuesday night dinner with the girls, Sunday brunch to celebrate Mother’s Day, or date night with your man - The Beehive in the South End never disappoints. You walk into an eclectic, jazzy atmosphere and immediately know you are in for an experience and not just a meal. There are dark red drapes hanging from the entryway, funky chandeliers decorate the ceiling and the brick walls house abstract art for sale. In the center of it all is a disco ball! It is quite the unique environment to enjoy a leisurely meal.
Jazz Things Up:
For Mother’s Day brunch, I ordered the shakshuka- a traditional Moroccan dish. Served over creamy polenta in a cast iron pan were two poached eggs - nice and runny in the middle and a spicy tomato and pepper sauce. And don’t forget the pita, perfect for scooping it all up! The Moroccan lamb sausage came on the side and I wasn’t a huge fan, but that’s just me. The quiche at The Beehive is the best I’ve ever had. Most quiches are mediocre in my opinion. I wouldn’t normally order it at a restaurant, but it peaked my interest. This quiche was delicious and was packed with sausage, cheese, wilted spinach and it didn’t last long on my plate. My mom ordered the Belgium waffles and devoured them. They were crispy on the outside yet soft and fluffy in the middle with a banana compote on the side. She wanted to make sure I included in my blog that they use real maple syrup so here it goes. PSA people: REAL MAPLE SYRUP, ain’t that Aunt Jemima shit.
One of the hottest spots in the house is by the live jazz band! They play Saturdays and Sundays and provide lovely background music as you enjoy your meal and sip on your drinks. Pro Tip: Put in a request to sit near the band when you make your reservation otherwise those spots will be snatched up quickly.
If you stop by just for drinks there are two bars - one upstairs and one downstairs which has more room. Both bars are packed on Friday and Saturday nights and provide a lively, sophisticated atmosphere of Boston’s yuppies - young, urban professionals. Don’t wait too late to go or there will be a line. Lines are for Black Friday shopping and amusement parks, not for restaurants.
When the weather is nice the patio is open and at night the pretty lights are on and it’s heaven in the city. Be sure to put in a request to sit outside if you are in the mood. Another Pro Tip: Try the cucumber sangria in the summer. It is so light and refreshing!
Toot Your Horn:
So if I haven’t given you enough reasons to make a reservation immediately - The Beehive in the South End will not only provide you a delicious meal, it will give you ultimate Boston dining experience.