Mistral - Boston
Four For Four!There were four of us and we got four different appetizers, four different entrees and four different desserts. Mistral got them all right...very right! The service was excellent. One of the few restaurants that seems to continue to improve with time.5/14/2013 12:00:00 AMFood was delicious. EveryoneFood was delicious. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed the meal. We had a fabulous time. Staff was terrific.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMTwo birthdays & 2 anniversariesNot inexpensive, but worth the cost. The decor is unusual and lovely. We all loved the Portobello Carpaccio appetizer. The Dover Sole lover was particularly happy, as was the steak lover. Two of us were very please with the halibut cheeks. We were happy to be in the corner booth which felt very intimate even though the place was jammed. We were very impressed that you can reserve seating at the bar and will be back to have one of the gorgeous looking pizzas that we saw there when we had a drink while waiting for our friends. It was a wonderful way to celebrate all our special occasions.5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat for BirthdaysI took my girlfriend there for her birthday and we had a wonderful meal. The food (I highly recommend the Salmon) and drinks were great and the ambience was well put together.5/2/2013 12:00:00 AMStill great but very priceyDay in and out a very consistent performer. But unless you are on an expense account, or a very special occasion, quite expensive. Their wine list, for comparable restaurants, is about 15-20% high. The Pizza, at $20 is a bit over the top.5/2/2013 12:00:00 AMToo bad that the food is soToo bad that the food is so expensive as I'd eat at Mistral more frequently if the price level was better.5/2/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had the opportunity toWe had the opportunity to (choose) to dine here thanks to a gift certificate provided by friends. Although we wouldn't usually opt for an early reservation (5:30 since it was a last minute decision to go), I'm glad we did. The natural light provided by the huge windows made the space feel fresh and inviting (loved the color scheme!)...and as the sun went down and the place filled up, we noted the lovely change of lighting and how smoothly everything seemed to run around us.
Our drinks (cocktails and wine), appetizers (salad and escargot), meal (I had the salmon, he had the duck) and dessert (cocktails!) were all fabulous. Excellent service. What a great experience!4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMPhenomenal service food andPhenomenal service food and ambiance. It was pricey and that was wxpected but I didn't see that reflected in open doors assessment. We will return4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMYour Best Dining Experience Yet!Absolutely phenomenal. Every time I go, I leave saying it's the best meal I've ever had (hint: I always have the rack of lamb, and a side of both horseradish mashed potatoes and spinach)). The escargot is lovely, the cheese plate is always different and fun, and the wine list is my favorite in Boston (I prefer American Reds - they always have what nobody else does). Service at a table is unparalleled - the servers make sure you have everything you need, plus some... At the bar it is, understandably, a bit harder to get attention. I suggest going a bit early a having a cocktail from one of the waitresses in the "lounge" area. Make reservations early - they book up - but if tables are not available, ask for one at the bar. Worth it!4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMMy husband and I love goingMy husband and I love going to Mistral. Whether its for an anniversary, a Friday night date, a group dinner or just a quick appetizer based meal. It is always exquisite. Service is impeccable. Ambiance is so fun just make sure you go after sunset.4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMMistral is Amazing!Mistral is amazing! This was my first visit and it was even more than the fantastic reputation I had heard. Everything was fantastic. Our waiter was incredible, very helpfu, knowledgeable and courteous. When he brought the Clos de los Siete wine, he carefully explained about teh vineyard and their growing process and blend of Malbec, Bordeaux and others.
Then the meal was amazing. I had swordfish that had a wonderful confluence of flavors. My friend had steak which was equally wonderful.
We will definitely go back and highly recommend Mistral.4/24/2013 12:00:00 AMTook a number of clients thereTook a number of clients there for a business dinner. Atmosphere was terrific, service was gracious, food was wonderful. We had a fantastic time.4/24/2013 12:00:00 AMCopley Square gemGreat sevice, people have great sense of humor and fun. Good for small groups too. Very professional wait staff. Sophisticated but not stuffy and formal. Food was very good and well presented. We did not order appetizers but were given a little something from the kitchen. Delightful attention.4/22/2013 12:00:00 AMOne of the bestI'll be brief. It's one of the best restaurants in Boston and nobody serves a better rack of lamb.4/22/2013 12:00:00 AMHad a great birthday dinnerHad a great birthday dinner here with my sister. Very expensive, but incredible quality food and amazing ambience. Similar to the feel of Sorellina! Would definitely recommend for a special occassion, especially with a significant other... the vibe is very cool and could be very romantic.4/21/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat job by all support teamsGreat job by all support teams in the restaurant. We had 2 birthdays....and the staff treated us royally. Great host/hostess...great bartender...great waitress. Thanks so much for making our family night a success.4/21/2013 12:00:00 AMFor my son's 17th birthdayFor my son's 17th birthday he wanted to eat at a downtown French restaurant. Although only he and his sister and the couple next to us spoke French, he was very extremely pleased as were the rest of my family, inclusive.
The food was very good, restaurant very clean and had a nice, upscale ambiance - great for business and romantic dinners. The service was very good.4/14/2013 12:00:00 AMWe arrived a bit early andWe arrived a bit early and the hostess sat us right away ( they even honor my request for a certain table). The waiter ( Seth) was Attentive without making us feeled rushed. The frittata & egg Benedict were amazing!!!4/14/2013 12:00:00 AMHighly RecommendedMy friends and I had a great time. We are slowly working our way through all of the notable restaurants in Boston and, as of right no,w Mistral rates #1. The food and service were exceptional. We are already planning our next visit.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMEach member of our party describedEach member of our party described their meal and experience at Mistral as "memorable." The food was beyond delicious and beautifully presented. The service was impeccable. Top notch describes everything at Mistral!4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMI always enjoy my experienceI always enjoy my experience at Mistral. The only draw back is the noise level. If it could be tempered just a bit it would add so much to the diners experience.4/11/2013 12:00:00 AMNice upscale restarauntNice place good vibe and great staff. The food was very good but lacked an overall uniqueness. This does no mean I wouldn't return as everything was well prepared and very good.4/10/2013 12:00:00 AMEverything was wonderful,Everything was wonderful, but it is an expensive treat.4/9/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat value for a high endGreat value for a high end restaurant worthy of Michelin status. Great atmosphere and excellent service.4/8/2013 12:00:00 AMBest Fancy Brunch in BostonOh. my. gawd. They were running a homemade Boston Cream Pie donuts special that was one of the best things I've ever eaten. I will dream about it for years to come.
All the food was totally amazing-- the duck hash never fails to disappoint--but all the pastries were especially out of this world.4/7/2013 12:00:00 AMWow!! Outstanding experience!Wow! So incredibly impressed with my whole dining (brunch) experience at Mistral. Reservations were honored, seating was prompt, immediate attention from servers and all waitstaff, great drinks and outstanding food. What a wonderful experience. The Columbus Group knows how to do this right!4/7/2013 12:00:00 AMStill a hot spot in the SouthStill a hot spot in the South End and was very busy on the Saturday night that I went. Food is excellent. Love the Mussel appetizers - so good!!4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMThe service was professionalThe service was professional and friendly, especially the waiter. The food choices were refined to a respectable selection and the quality was impeccable. The decor was very nice and understated. I would come here again and recommended it.4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food and the service isThe food and the service is really good. The price though is not. If yo want a complete meal with desert and wine you should expect something around $100/person.4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMGracious host and hostesses,Gracious host and hostesses, promptly seating us on busy Friday. Very knowledgeable waitstaff. All 4 appetizers and entrees exactly as described, and worthy of 28 or 29 Zagat rating: The sirloin carpaccio, delicate and tender, with shallots, truffled pecorino and watercress. The foie gras was masterfully prepared, presented on a brioche with duck confit. The Ricotta and ramp tortellini with English peas and chive blossoms, and Lambs lettuce salad with chevre, pecan melba and red wine vinaigrette, refreshing and vibrant. Entrees included whole roasted duck, crispy skin as requested, wild mushroom risotto, and the Salmon, swordfish and bass special all perfectly prepared and presented. Oustanding profiteroles and chocolate torte desserts.4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMOne of the best meals I'veOne of the best meals I've eaten. Relaxing but elegant atmosphere.4/3/2013 12:00:00 AMVery nice restaurant. SeatingVery nice restaurant. Seating was a little cramped and privacy was non existent but the service was excellent and the food was up to par.4/3/2013 12:00:00 AMI hadn't been to Mistral forI hadn't been to Mistral for several years and the experience was outstanding. The food was great, the service was very good and the ambiance is wonderful. It was a perfect meal from the appetizers through dessert! Also, the pace of the meal was very relaxing.
Perfect all around!4/1/2013 12:00:00 AMOne of the best dining experiencesOne of the best dining experiences in Boston. Delicious cuisine, exceptional service, and an inviting atmosphere that evokes a beautiful contemporary European country manor.3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMVisited for restaurant week.Visited for restaurant week. Our waiter was extremely helpful. He assisted us in any way possible- from choosing a cocktail to helping me decide how my steak should be cooked (I like medium rare- but some places make it a little too rare. He kindly offered to order it medium rare and then checked after I had a bite to make sure it was to my liking.). Everything was perfect without it feeling stuffy or unapproachable. Definitely coming back!3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMjust once concern... maybejust once concern... maybe the pricing.
but what about it!? level of service meets the price, and worth more when you taste it.
definitely the place you would like to keep it for your own secret garden.3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMThis wonderful spot just neverThis wonderful spot just never gets old. It always remains a refuge for spectacular fare, even during restaurant week when most restaurants endeavor to serve skinny. As always service, from the maitre on down to the busboy, was stellar. On this special occasion, the staff was acutely solicitous of our needs. The food was astounding, as usual, particularly the osso bucco. The upscale country French atmosphere is so very comfortable...a difficult mix to produce. We must return far more often!3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellemt food and service.Excellemt food and service. The menu offers many interesting choices. Great palce for young professionals.3/28/2013 12:00:00 AMConsistently good food, graciousConsistently good food, gracious and attentive servers; will definitely be back.3/28/2013 12:00:00 AMAwesome food. We had to waitAwesome food. We had to wait 20-25 minutes for our table, but they seated us in the lounge area and brought us a complementary flat-pizza, so we quickly went from slightly bothered to delighted.3/27/2013 12:00:00 AMMistral lives up to the reputation!We love Mistral! The service and food are consistently outstanding. This visit was during restaurant week and the choices for each course were diverse and the same options we would have ordered off of the regular menu. We had the cornish game hen which was juicy and tender and the grilled Scottish salmon that was very tasty. Our favorite special for the night was the sirloin and foie gras meatballs with bordelaise sauce...absolute perfection! The restaurant was packed but our reservation ran right on schedule, the noise was moderate and the service outstanding. We loved our waiter, Louis, who was friendly, knowledgable and lacked the attitude one often finds in higher end restaurants. Mistral lives up to the reputation!3/27/2013 12:00:00 AMGood food, waitress was great.Good food, waitress was great. Beautiful interior, like the the pillows for the bench-style seating at perimeter of restaurant.3/27/2013 12:00:00 AMTime and time again, neverTime and time again, never ceases to amaze me with the combination of foods and flavors that cause a euphoric erruption in my mouth!3/27/2013 12:00:00 AMWe went during chaotic RestaurantWe went during chaotic Restaurant Week in Boston and with the entire dining room abuzz, our server made us feel like rock stars! Outstanding service!3/26/2013 12:00:00 AMwell prepared food with excellentwell prepared food with excellent restaurant week choices3/26/2013 12:00:00 AMWe came here for restaurantWe came here for restaurant week and was blown away by both the service and the food. We will definitely be coming back.3/25/2013 12:00:00 AMI never like to review a restaurantI never like to review a restaurant that has participated in Restaurant Week which is when we visited this highly recommended spot. That said, the chef added a number of daily specials to the week's prix-fixe menu and the attention to detail, service and taste was all spot on. Because it was Rest Wk, the place was hopping on a Monday evening. Our party of 4 enjoyed our experience. Great food, good wine and conviviality; everything one can hope for was attained.
Our only comment was the restaurant bills itself as French and given we spend time overseas and we were with a French couple we are not persuaded that it is. That said, the food was wonderfully tasty and inspired (even, during Res Week!).3/25/2013 12:00:00 AMMistral is wonderful as always!Mistral is wonderful as always! I absolutely love how they steam the milk/cream for the coffee so my coffee temperature is perfect! Thank you!3/24/2013 12:00:00 AMMy friends and I tried MistralMy friends and I tried Mistral for restaurant week because we heard so many great things about it. We weren't disappointed, either with the food or the service. The staff were attentive. The food was very tasty and excellent. I would go there again and would highly recommend it to my friends.3/24/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had a wonderful meal.We had a wonderful meal. The only negative was it was so cold it was hard to relax and enjoy.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AM