Cast in dim, incandescent light creeping out of the dining room’s decorative lanterns, Kasbah Restaurant's cushy seats surround tables filled with slow-simmered tagines, fluffy couscous, and tapas plates selected from a menu of Moroccan fare. The chicken tangiers’ apricot-kissed sherry sauce helps it maintain its status as the restaurant’s best seller, but the house specialty is the fried calamari, which arrives dotted with cherry peppers and doused in a secret sauce whose recipe is only known by the kitchen’s chef and the mayor of Casablanca. An expansive drink list showcases the eatery's carefully crafted martinis and homemade sangria, and weekly events invite belly dancers to shimmy to the sounds of a live Middle Eastern band.
American fare gets an edgy makeover at Beehive. Beehive is also a good option for those with special dietary needs, offering low-fat, vegan, and gluten-free items on the menu. A night out deserves a drink to celebrate, and Beehive has the perfect selection of beer and wine to go with your meal. Little guys and gals will also love dining at Beehive, which offers a family-friendly environment (and menu). With plenty of room to go around, Beehive also offers a private area perfect for large groups. On warmer days, you can take advantage of Beehive's al fresco patio seating. Musical guests frequently perform here, so patrons can enjoy live tunes with their food. Guests may have a hard time conversing, as the restaurant is rather noisy.
Weekends can get packed, so take advantage of the restaurant's reservations. The dress code at Beehive is as relaxed as the ambience, so wear whatever suits you. Through their catering service, Beehive can also set out a delicious spread for your next party.
Hand your keys to the valet driver, or pull into your own space in the neighboring lot. Street parking is also an option. Hop on public transit if driving's not your speed; accessible stops include Washington St. @ Union Pk (SL4, SL5), Washington St. @ E Berkeley St. (SL4, SL5), and Back Bay (Framingham/Worcester, Franklin, Needham, Providence/Stoughton).
Prices are reasonable, with a typical meal running under $30. Beehive offers breakfast, lunch, and dinner, so stop by whenever is most convenient for you.