Introducing Folio Bistro: A European Culinary Journey Awaits!

Opening Date

On May 8, 2023, the Boston Athenaeum announced the opening of its new street-level bistro, Folio, launched in partnership with The Catered Affair. Folio will serve as the newest social hub in Boston, inviting all curious food lovers to enjoy made-to-order shareable plates, lively conversation, and impeccable service. The opening date is Tuesday, June 25, 2024


The welcoming ambiance will be paired with European-inspired cuisine by Chef de Cuisine Peter Laspia, dozens of new and old-world wines, and craft cocktails – including a Boston Athenaeum branded signature cocktail, “Athena’s Ambrosia.” “Folio represents an important moment for the Boston Athenaeum as we continue to open our doors to the city of Boston and invite everyone to connect with our community,” says Leah Rosovsky, Stanford Calderwood Director. “We hope our new restaurant will tempt members and visitors to join us at the Boston Athenaeum. Folio creates another way for everyone to experience our library and museum.”


Located at the Boston Athenaeum, with a street-level entrance at 14A Beacon St., Folio offers clever libations paired with sophisticated bites. It welcomes residents, visitors, tourists, and Athenaeum members to dine with friends, coworkers, and family. Steps away from the Boston Common, Freedom Trail, Massachusetts Statehouse, and downtown Boston, Folio adds a passion for culinary brilliance and exquisite service to complement the Athenaeum’s appetite for literature, history, art, and social connection.

Brilliant Food.   Flawless Service.   Stunning Experiences.






The Catered Affair

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