A Unique Style of Bistro Comes to Downtown Boston

Savor modern American dining in downtown Boston.

Nestled in the heart of downtown Boston is Artisan Bistro, one of the city’s most intriguing modern American restaurants, which combines a relaxed American ambiance with a sophisticated yet casual European bistro setting. While the restaurant provides an overall relaxed ambiance, the handcrafted wainscoting and whitewashed wood floors bring a sophisticated European bistro motif.

Inspired by classic bistro fare, each menu incorporates fresh produce, native herbs and locally sourced meats, seafood and cheeses. The result is a brilliant menu of familiar dishes, set apart by an approachable style of artisan cooking and the highest quality of ingredients. Daily specials, private dining, Sunday Supper served family style and a “Create Your Own Three-Course” dinner highlight an approachable style of artisan cooking that is always innovative.

BREAKFAST

Start your day with an exciting menu of freshly prepared, high-quality ingredients.

BRUNCH

A simple, sophisticated brunch is the best way to ease into a relaxing weekend.

DINNER

Join us for an elegant dinner fit for any occasion, from relaxed evenings to special occasions.

LUNCH

From light fare to hearty, comforting meals, we offer a variety of lunch options.

WINE, COCKTAILS, & BAR MENU

The mood at the bar, like its menu, is inviting and casual and is matched by an exciting cocktail and wine list.

Contact Information

Artisan Bistro

The Ritz-Carlton, Boston Common
No. 10 Avery Street
Boston, MA 02111 USA
Phone: (617) 574-7176
Fax: (617) 574-7200

Restaurant Manager

christopher.ferrara@ritzcarlton.com

Email the Chef

frank.kassner@ritzcarlton.com

Parking

Valet parking is available at the Avery Street entrance to the restaurant and The Ritz-Carlton, Boston Common. Self parking is also available in the garage connected to the restaurant. The entrance to the garage is at 47 Boylston Street.

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CONTACT The Ritz-Carlton, Boston Common

The Ritz-Carlton, Boston Common

We look forward to serving you. Please contact us if we can assist you with any questions or special requests.

Make a Reservation

We gladly accept reservations for dining at Artisan Bistro online or through our reservations line. For intimate occasions, learn more about our private dining experiences.

Call to Make a Dining Reservation : (617) 574-7176

Additional Dining Venues

 

AVERY BAR

(617) 574-7100
www.ritzcarlton.com/AveryBar
Featuring dramatic lighting, a distinctive fireplace and Italian marble floors, Avery Bar is inspired by the sleek mid-century modern design of the 1950’s. An impressive wine list and craft cocktail menu make this unique lounge the perfect destination for after-hours socializing.



Map & Directions

Airports

Logan International Airport

FROM Logan International Airport:

  1. Follow the directions to I-93 North via the Sumner Tunnel (toll tunnel)
  2. Take exit 26 Storrow Drive
  3. Follow Storrow Drive for approximately ½ mile, staying in the left lane.
  4. Take the Cambridge St. Government Center exit.
  5. Follow Cambridge St. approximately ½ mile to Government Center.
  6. Cambridge St. ends at Government Center and becomes Tremont St.
  7. Follow Tremont St. to the 6th Traffic light.
  8. Turn left onto Avery St., (just before the Loews Movie Theatre on the left)
  9. The Ritz-Carlton, Boston Common is on the right

Additional Directions


FROM POINTS SOUTH:

  1. Follow the directions for Route 93 North to Boston and take exit 20 for I-90/South Station
  2. Follow the signs to South Station and Downtown
  3. At the fourth traffic light, turn left onto Kneeland St.
  4. Proceed to the seventh traffic light, turn right onto Washington St.
  5. Past the fourth traffic light, turn left onto West St.
  6. At the next traffic light, take a left onto Tremont St.
  7. At the next traffic light, take a left onto Avery St. (just before the Loews Movie Theatre on the left)
  8. The Ritz-Carlton, Boston Common is on the right


FROM POINTS NORTH:

  1. Follow the directions for Route 93 South or Route 1 South (they will merge in Boston)
  2. Take Exit 23 Purchase St.
  3. At the fourth traffic light, turn right onto Kneeland Street
  4. At the third traffic light, turn right onto Washington Street
  5. After the fourth traffic light, turn left onto West Street
  6. At the next traffic light, take a left onto Tremont Street
  7. At the next traffic light, take a left onto Avery Street (just before the Loews Movie Theatre on the left)
  8. The Ritz-Carlton, Boston Common is on the right


FROM POINTS WEST (Mass Pike – Route 90):

  1. Take Exit 24A for South Station
  2. At the first traffic light, take a left onto Kneeland St.
  3. At the fifth traffic light, turn right onto Washington St.
  4. Past the fourth traffic light, turn left onto West St.
  5. At the next traffic light, take a left onto Tremont St.
  6. At the next traffic light, take a left onto Avery St. (just before the Loews Movie Theatre on the left)
  7. The Ritz-Carlton, Boston Common is on the right


FROM STORROW DRIVE:

  1. Follow Storrow Drive for approximately ½ mile, staying in the left lane.
  2. Take the Cambridge St. Government Center exit.
  3. Follow Cambridge St. approximately ½ mile to Government Center.
  4. Cambridge St. ends at Government Center and becomes Tremont St.
  5. Follow Tremont St. to the 6th Traffic light.
  6. Turn left onto Avery St., (just before the Loews Movie Theatre on the left)
  7. The Ritz-Carlton, Boston Common is on the right.

Other Locations

From South Station (Amtrak)

  1. Head northeast on I-93 N toward Exit 23
  2. Take exit 23 for Aquarium toward Quincy Market
  3. Keep left at the fork, follow signs for Gov’t Ctr/Financial Dist and merge onto North Street
  4. Turn left onto Congress Street
  5. Turn right onto State Street
  6. Continue onto Court Street
  7. Slight left onto Tremont Street
  8. Turn left onto Avery Street

Map and Directions Parking/Other

Valet parking is available at the Avery Street entrance to the restaurant and The Ritz-Carlton, Boston Common. Self parking is also available in the garage connected to the restaurant. The entrance to the garage is at 47 Boylston Street.

Restaurant Team

Frank Kassner, Executive Chef


Chef Kassner grew up in Germany where he reaped inspiration by working alongside his mother in the kitchen. His professional culinary and hospitality career began at The Schlosshotel in The Ritz-Carlton, Berlin, Germany. There, Kassner was taught and inspired by his award-winning executive chef Paul Urchs. Later, he had the opportunity to travel to Spain and France and further explore his love for the flavors and techniques of European cuisine.

Chef Kassner also draws his influence from other Korean, Swiss and American chefs including Daniel Humm, Anthony Bourdain and David Chang. From each of these influences, Chef Kassner created his signature approach, which he calls “personalized cuisine.”

“Personalized cuisine is a memory-evoking manner of cooking,” explains Chef Kassner. “My view of dining is approachable and simple – it should offer guests an opportunity to discover new items from a region while invoking a sense of comfort and familiarity.”

Prior to this position with The Ritz-Carlton, Boston Common, Chef Kassner served as executive sous chef at The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, Naples for two years where he oversaw all the culinary operations of the golf resort.

In his leisure time, Chef Kassner loves to unwind on the golf course, visit local farms and fisheries for inspiration, and experiment with different recipes for ethnic comfort food.