Miel
Miel

Miel

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.intercontinentalboston.com/
  • Phone: 6172175151x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Monday – Friday:

    Breakfast: 6:30am - 11:00am

    Lunch: 11:00am - 4:00pm

    Dinner: 4:00pm - 11:00pm

    Saturday:

    Breakfast: 6:30am -11:00am

    Brunch: 11:00am - 3:00pm

    Lunch: 3:00pm - 4:00pm

    Dinner: 4:00pm - 11:00pm



    Sunday:



    Breakfast: 6:30am -11:00am

    Brunch: 11:00am - 3:00pm

    Lunch: 3:00pm - 4:00pm

    Dinner: 4:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,JCB,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Provencal, French
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Private Dining is offered in our Olive Oil Cellar, this unique space seats 18 guests with a chandelier composed of 376 olive oil glass bottles, suspended above a 9-foot round table carved from a 1,000 year-old olive tree.
  • Private Party Facilities: Miel features a private, glass enclosed dining room that accommodates up to 14 guests. With a table made from a 1000 year-old olive oil tree and an extensive collection of olive oils.
  • Private Party Contact: Allison Neves 617-217-5041x

Getting there

  • Cross Street: between Congress St and Seaport Bvd
  • Public Transit: Two blocks from South Station (red and silver lines) and Aquarium (blue line).
  • Parking: Hotel Parking
  • Parking Details: Valet parking available. $15 for 4 hours with stamped ticket.
A word from Miel
Miel “Brasserie Provençale” is a AAA Four Diamond-rated restaurant, and is Boston's first Provence themed Brasserie. Miel celebrates the organic wonders of this region of France and highlights products such as aromatic herbs (de Provence), lavender, honey and olive oil. Miel boasts outdoor dining overlooking the glistening Fort Point Channel and InterContinental Gardens.
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Miel reviews from OpenTable diners
93 reviews since June 22, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food4
    Service3.9
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
89% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for outdoor dining (59)scenic view (48)special occasion (31)fit for foodies (26)romantic (24)good for groups (16)great for lunch (14)vibrant bar scene (12)notable wine list (11)great for brunch (10)hot spot (8)neighborhood gem (7)late-night find (3)kid-friendly (1)Show More
  • Romantic!
    Kiismekate
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    I went because the pictures were beautiful and I was not disappointed! Such a romantic restaurant, felt like I was in the French country side!!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    Great food (the lamb chops is a must try)! Terrible service. Will return just for the food though.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delight
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    Excellent service...makes you feel like royalty. Very accommodating to personal wishes. Food was great, but not rich enough to be 5 star...A Lil bit of Jazz or classical music and this place would be Gem and a must for any special occasion!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very disappointing
    rskrVIP
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    Food all came out cold and all poached eggs were hard. This restaurant is too high end to have these problems. Ruined our meal.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Food was delicious
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    The food and service were very good but the noise level was very high. Had trouble carrying on a conversation. Two or three functions were going on.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • DonaldVIP
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    We have eaten here before, but were disappointed this visit. It was hard to find something appealing on the menu. All four of us chose something different and all of us were disappointed. Nothing was bad, nothing was special. Sorry!
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  • Food is good but service slipped
    RayRayVIP
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    As usual the food was good. but was disappointed for service took the waiter about 45 minutes the waiters came by to take our order. I know they are typically better than that as I have been there a number of times. So a mulligan for this time.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Experience
    Samuel
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    A tasteful experience, Quiet area close to the marina. Excellent service. Food is just DELICIOUS. You have to go there if you are going to Boston !
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent evening
    Stu1260
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    While almost everybody else was outside eating, we were in a beautiful room that was cool and empty. The servers let us go at our own pace and even order appetizers from the bar menu! The tilapia sliders were tasty and huge. Everybody enjoyed their entrees. I had the duck and it was perfect. We did not have dessert, so we cannot comment. The servers were very helpful.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, notable wine list, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • First time, won't be last...
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    It was a great treat to have breakfast at Miel as we returned to Boston for the first time in many years. Great food, service, decor and lacation.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent service by Paul.
    KegarooVIP
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    Paul made sure we had an excellent experience. He knows wines and pairings well and we truly enjoyed dinner, wine, and after dinner drinks and treats.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Just what we were looking for
    Manandwife
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    My wife and I were celebration our anniversary in Boston and wanted to find a romantic retaurant with delicious food, an outdoor dining area, and some good wine. Miel fit the bill on all three accounts. Our waitress was excellent. Attentive and extremely accommodating. She even apologized when it began to rain on us :) The food was outstanding! The clan chowder was so creamy and delicious and the scallops were cooked to perfection. Every dish looked as good as it tasted! Our only surprise was how few people were at the restaurant but it made it that much more romantic for us.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely ambience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    I was here for restaurant week. I last visited this restaurant 5 years ago and the food was spectacular. Restaurant week you generally have to rachet down your expectations, but the menu sounded so good. The food was just okay. The cherries and brie-like cheese in my salad were very tasty, the the greens they used were actually pungent and strange. The ravioli for my main course was swimming in a pool of cream and pesto. The lemon sorbet was just ok, what can you say about that. The hotel, bar, and restaurant inside are just gorgeous. I don't know why I don't spend more time there. We sat outside at night and the view of the water and lit torches were beautiful. The service was not attentive.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent service and food!
    My2centsVIP
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    Was there for restaurant week. Sat out on the patio. Was a lovely summer night with nice view of the water and city lights! Loved the scallops and steak which was done perfectly. Would definitely go again!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not ready
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    I arrived with my party of 7 a few minutes after my set reservation and the hostess never even acknowledge us and then it took them another 10 minutes to set up a table (the reataurant was not busy). My entire party watched the hostess and bus boy set up the table at a snails pace. It was very frustrating.
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  • Great anniversary dinner
    dinnerfortwo
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    We went to Miel to celebrate a special anniversary. When we arrived at our table overlooking the Fort Point Channel they brought flutes of champagne to us along with a lovely, handwritten anniversary card. The attentive waiter helped with our selections. We selected one dinner from the Restaurant Week menu and one from the regular menu. Our waiter suggested a wine pairing. We decided to splurge. He listened to what we liked, and gave us great selections. The food and wine were excellent. The waiter surprised us with a special anniversary dessert along with a dessert wine. All in all an outstanding meal and wonderful service - it made a special anniversary particularly memorable! (and surprisingly reasonable in price!)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice outdoor lunch
    LadiesLunch4
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    An enjoyable lunch out and the setting made the price tag palatable. Service was pretty poor - food was slow to come out and the waiter was no where to be found after the food came out and one meal had been improperly prepared and a salad was completely missing its dressing. I expected more for the price (better service and food)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not what I hoped for
    inmyhumbleopinion
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    First the good- our waiter Paul was awesome, helpful with wine pairing and accommodating when I didn't like my salad (swapped it out no problem!) but sadly he couldn't make up for the failings of the menu and food which were very disappointing, especially for the price, not worth it I am sad to say
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • comfortable fine dining
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Excellent service friendly professional staff delicious superbly prepared meal. Beautiful room simple elegance and able to have leisurely meal while enjoying view of water and harbor walkway. Convenient location with reasonably priced valet parking
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Average
    Elibeth0
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    Though the food and service was great, it wasn't an oh my God experience like some of the restaurants we've been to for Restaurant Week.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice views, ritzy setting
    JOHN02155VIP
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Food was good, service very satisfactory. The vibe is very international, i.e. except for the view you could be anywhere. No local character, but if you're not looking for that, it's fine.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wow!
    JemmyVIP
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    Not really sure what to expect but this is one of the best we have had. The portions were not huge but were reasonable. The Flavors However were spectacular and the smaller portions allowed you to really relish the delicious creations from a master chef! The best duck breast ever and my husband said his scallops were the best tasting he has ever had. You leave remembering nothing but the exquisite flavors you have experienced! Will definitely go back for more. Not cheap but worth every penny!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • IrongoatVIP
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    outstanding service with experienced and knowledgeable wait staff team, great outdoor dining experience and terrific selections from appetizers to entres available.I will be going back here alot.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food was OK, scenery beautiful
    WendyEVIP
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Very overpriced, mediocre food. But you can't beat getting a table for 6 outside with a live band playing nearby, the water flowing by, and the generally beautiful ambiance.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great for outdoor dining
    Dine2live
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    We've celebrated a birthday there last week and the weather was nice, so we could have a table outside. It was great Sunday afternoon with some live jazz music and delicious food! The restaurant gave a surprise cake, so it was a nice touch. They didn't rush to take away the finished plates, but the food was good. Don't expect to have huge plates though.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    The food was good but not great; it was better when we've gone in the past.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Enjoyable Outdoor Dining !
    yes2food
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Experienced a birthday dinner at Le Miel on the patio. It was very enjoyable. The staff went out of their way to make it special. It made for a memorable evening.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A little disappointing
    burgh
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    The highlights include the atmosphere/view, the clam chowder, fries, chocolate cake, drinks and wine. The service was a bit slow. A couple us ordered scallops and they were room temp. They were served over potatoes that were supposed to be crispy but most were soggy. We mentioned to the waitress that the scallops were not hot. She handled the situation very well by bringing fresh orders of scallops that were warm but unfortunately the potatoes were still not right. In addition she did not charge us for the entrees which we certainly did not expect. My previous dining experiences there were better overall especially lunch.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderfui
    Foodfan
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    We dined here twice over the course of a weekend stay at the intercontinental. The food was exceptional and the service was superb. Waiter Stephen was not only familiar with the menu but was also able to make wonderful suggestions that made our meals a delight. The moules frite was our favorite treat. Also enjoyed the lobster duck and steak. Looking forward to our next visit.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good food in a great seat
    svthompson
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    one of the better waterfront dining spots in Boston. The food is good, but you aren't there for the food. Great for a business breakfast or lunch.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always enjoyable
    noankpearlVIP
    Dined on 7/14/2014
    A colleague and I went for lunch on a hazy, hot day and sat outside. There were not many full tables, despite it being noon on a workday, and so it was a peaceful setting along the canal and beautiful plantings. Food was delicious, although the "format" of the Nicoise salad keeps changing, which threw me off at first; what I received wasn't what I expected! But it was delicious, nonetheless, as always. I'm not sure why this restaurant doesn't get more traffic, particularly with its lovely outdoor setting.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great food service not so much
    Sqbean80VIP
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    Had a special occasion brunch here. Can't bear the view and outdoor space for dining. Lobster roll, tuna Niçoise salad (which comes with anchovies I don't think the menu indicates that) and eggs Benedict were all satisfying. Very slow service despite an empty dining area. The waiter did not come back over to check on food at all. I think they mean well, but disappointing to have service take so long and not check on meal. Menu was satisfying but could be balanced by adding some additional unique options (lobster omelette or sweet potato hash)
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • BOSTON
    MyTummyisFullVIP
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Great Ambience, beautiful view should you enjoy dining outside....Service could have been more professional....
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    all around not good for their price point. Crab appetizer smelled really fishy, we didn't dare to eat it! Pasta undercooked! We seemed like an afterthought to the server.
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  • Excellent night
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    We went for our anniversary and it was excellent. Great food, service, and surroundings. Gave us little extras like cake and champagne after dinner. Great place !!!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 58 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 22, 2014
    • Overall Rating4
    • Food4
    • Ambiance4.2
    • Service4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 736 reviews are from the Miel reviews archive.
  • Great place to enjoy food and views
    Mitzi
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    We were a group of 6 and we sat outside. The olive spread and bread was incredible. We ordered crab salads to be shared in pairs, and they were great dividing the amount and serving our own portions. We ordered scallops, and they were great as well as the fish dish. The portions are not big but it's a French restaurant and that is to be expected. You go for quality not quantity. Overall great experience, and worth going again on a warm summer eve.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Poor
    GasmanVIP
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    Repeatedly poor service and quality of food. We thought they didn't care about costumers coming back. It must've been tailored to out of townies! For the second time we feel the waiters are rude and not friendly for no reasons.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • missed opportunity
    NYfoodie
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    The outdoor dining setting is lovely but the food is horrible, even factoring in that it's hotel food which is commonly common. The management should devote more attention to the food and less to the drink and they could have a "destination location" on Boston's waterfront.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Wonderful place for summer lunch
    kat44
    Dined on 6/17/2014
    Several people chose Miel for a summer lunch. One person came from out of state. We like the menu, food quality and service. We are not rushed by the waiter. We have chosen Miel several times.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Beautiful Setting
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    We had a family gathering for Father's Day on a Saturday night and found plenty of room at both the outside bar and the restaurant deck. It was a gorgeous night and the setting was wonderful as you are right on the harbor. With eight of us for dinner, everyone enjoyed their meal and the service was terrific.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate