Restaurant with tables set and gallery wall of art.

Folio Bistro

Extend your Athenaeum experience with sharable plates, lively conversation.

Continue your Boston Athenaeum experience at Folio, a bistro unexpected in both ambiance and intrigue.

Guests visit Folio at Boston Athenaeum to enjoy made-to-order shareable plates, discover new and old-world wines, and sip craft cocktails in a European-inspired setting. Folio, where lively conversation flows, impeccable service is always present, and elevated cuisine is central to the journey.

A tray of food with two glasses of wine.
Folio offers craft cocktails paired with sophisticated bites.

In partnership with The Catered Affair, Folio is the latest installment in the Boston Athenaeum’s renovation and expansion intended to make the space more welcoming and inviting to the city of Boston. The welcoming ambiance is be paired with European-inspired cuisine, new and old-world wines, and craft cocktails.

Peter Laspia, Chef de Cuisine at Folio, has 18 years of vast experience with The Catered Affair. He successfully led talented teams at The Harvard Art Museums and Boston Public Library as well as at private residences and significant catered events across New England.

Menu and hours of operation

Discounts: Athenaeum members receive a 15% discount on food.

Entrance: 14A Beacon Street.


Photos by @sambarracca