VERY impressed with my experience at the Beehive last night as was my fellow diner. We arrived around 7pm Tuesday and were seated right away in their downstairs multi-use space which gives off a hip-cave ambiance of sorts ha ha. Our waiter Carl was wonderful, not too pushy but very gracious in welcoming us and explaining menu items. I ordered the Negroni which was a tad bitter and very strong. My friend ordered the Mexican- a daquiri margarita mix which was suprisingly delicious.
Free bread which is always a plus.
Asparagus with feta, lemon, and mint for me -all were fried. Not what I had been expecting but coupled with some mixed greens tasted great
Gazpacho for my friend-extremely refreshing and large portion
We each had a pasta
Orriechette with lamb stew for me-YUM. But dissapointing was the fact that it was not homemade. It left me missing Via Matta's delicious homemade pasta dishes.
Pappardelle with wild mushrooms and ricotta for my friend-pretty darn perfect
Their only dessert option that night was Baklava. We opted out.
Wine list seemed to be a smattering of all sorts of options with by the glass, carafe, or bottle.
The music was random assortment of hip-ness from many genres. The girl's bathroom was painted a teal blue and deep pink with paisley everywhere and this huge farm style white porcelain wash bin of a sink. As we were leaving the Berklee students performing that night were about to set up. Next time I'll arrive later and stay for the music. We were also told by our waiter that a patio should open up as soon as the kinks are worked out inside. The general manager stopped by to make sure our experience was living up to our expectiations and left us with a nice impression of the place.
Once the menu develops a bit more I think The Beehive will blow up. Right now the menu options are just a bit too limited to attract capacity crowds. What a great addition to the dining scene though. I felt like I had been transplanted to another world. I will certainly take a trip back in a month to check out the new changes.