Mistral - Boston
Mistral - Boston

Mistral - Boston

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.mistralbistro.com/
  • Phone: 6178679300x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dining Room:
    Sunday: 10:30am-2:00pm & 5:30pm-9:30pm
    Monday-Thursday: 5:30pm-10:00pm
    Friday-Saturday: 5:30pm-11:00pm (Late Night Menu 11:00pm-11:30pm)
    Bar/Lounge:
    Sunday: 10:30am-2:00pm & 5:00pm-11:00pm
    Monday-Thursday: 5:00pm-11:30pm
    Friday-Saturday: 5:00pm-12:00am
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean, French
  • Executive Chef: Jamie Mammano
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Full Bar, Late Night, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access

Getting there

  • Cross Street: between Berkeley & Clarendon
  • Parking: Valet
A word from Mistral - Boston
The design of Mistral is both elegant and casual, resonating with the ambiance of Provence as arched floor to ceiling windows drench the room with light.
Mistral’s dramatic dining room serves dinner nightly and Sunday Brunch. In our bar and comfortable lounge area we also offer craft cocktails and fine wines to compliment Chef Mammano’s menu.
Mistral’s private dining room, Le Salon du Mistral, accommodates 60 seated and up to 80 guests for a reception.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerFrench
Mistral - Boston reviews from OpenTable diners
276 reviews since April 23, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.6
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
97% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (202)fit for foodies (174)romantic (129)notable wine list (96)neighborhood gem (62)hot spot (61)great for brunch (47)vibrant bar scene (45)good for groups (44)late-night find (20)kid-friendly (9)great for lunch (7)great for outdoor dining (4)scenic view (3)Show More
  • jackVIP
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    A busy restaurant week and Mistral is so popular it can't keep up with the volume and while foood was good it did not measure up to standards. When asked to substitute vanilla ice cream for buttermilk I was told that this could not be done.....ridiculous! I just don't like the flavor of buttermilk.......
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    Love this restaurant. It never fails to live up to the high standards of good food,well prepared, served professionally in a warm atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • h2h2
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    Everything was terrific, would've been 5 stars in all categories, except that the party across from us had a baby with them (between 1 and 2 yrs old) that fussed a lot throughout the meal. I found it distracting in such an upscale place (it wouldn't have bothered me at all at Applebee's). To single out one notable menu item: the chilled corn soup with crab, avocado and jalapeno oil was truly outstanding.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous...!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    Attentive, caring service. I would call this gourmet comfort food, truly satisfying in portion and presentation.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dine Out Boston disappointing
    Matt
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    Went for Dine Out Boston (aka Restaurant Week) and found the food to be a little disappointing. Appetizers (tuna tartare and the chilled corn soup with crab and jalapeno oil) were very good. But the mains left a lot to be desired. The pork dish was basically a breaded chop and was very tough. The sirloin was prepared so blandly; I could have grilled it at home. We've been to Mistral many times (both Restaurant Week and not) but this time around was definitely a let down.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Love
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    I truly love Mistral, and am their number one fan for brunch. The appetizers and desserts were delicious, as well as most entrees, but all three steaks ordered in our meal were dry and harsh, even though we ordered medium rare. Yes, it looked pink, but there was 0 juice in it and it was just hard to swallow. Wishing I got the pork Milanese my sister got :( but regardless I love the gem and everything else..just not the steaks. It looked so good before cutting and eating it!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • met my high expectations
    dancingshrimp
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    I went to Mistral as part of the DineOut Boston promotion. I was impressed with the menu selection and the cold corn soup was AMAZING. I also truly appreciated the service. I've been to other high end restaurants that didn't seem to appreciated their "DineOut" customers as much. Me and my guest received comfortable, attentive, service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Beautiful restaurant and food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    I had the Gnocchi with Lobster and Summer Corn Sauce, the Cornish Game Hen, and the Profiteroles with Vanilla Ice Cream. The gnocchi and the profiteroles were beyond amazing - especially the gnocchi, I don't think I've had better in my life! The hen was good but not as amazing as the app or the dessert and I really wish they cut the portion in half. One hen was simply too much for me, but I honestly did not want to bring it back home.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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  • PERFECTION
    PrinceVIP
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    It is the best place to go for "dine out Boston" aka restaurant week. What a deal. The menu is great, the food is excellent, the portions are big but you do not fill over full on your way home and the service is perfection. I LOVE this place. Even without the special menu it is a must to go there....MiSTRAL IS BETTER THAN EVER...
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • DLBMMDB
    dontwanna
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Disappointed with menu selections, proximity of adjacent tables, food good but not outstanding
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Brunch
    Bubbles
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Excellent food - delicious flavours - great service and lovely ambiance
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Mistral still Tops in Boston!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Mistral is and always has been a must go to restaurant in Boston!
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent food. The rest is average
    GeorgeVIP
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    The food was prepared and presented meticulously and the result was superb flavor and texture (duck, corn soup, lobster app). The trio of chocolate dessert was outstanding. The dining room is wedding reception-style tables in a big rectangular room with a very high ceiling - - boring, cold, and loud. Service was knowledgeable but unenthusiastic and a bit slow and sparse. The wine list is pretentious, with no selections less than $60. The bar also is cold and uninviting. Foodies who want more than just food will not like it. The very poor ambiance makes it not a good place for a date or guests. Noise is loud (not pleasingly energetic).
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Very good but noth worth the price
    Deniz
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    Went for anniversary dinner, got a pinot grigio bottle, classic escargot, game hen, swordfish, and desert sampler. The wine was slightly overpriced for its brand/year/quality, escargot and hen were amazing, swordfish was good but not amazing, the desert sampler was disappointing. The profiterole in the desert menu is a fake; ice cream is not the proper stuffing for this desert and the dough was stale. My wife makes better chocolate mousse at home, and the berry-sauce and creme brule were ok. Escargot and hen are highly recommended. Don't bother with deserts, nothing special. Wines need to be marked down. We had much better bottle-wines for 2/3 of the price at other places around Boston and vicinity at comparably high quality venues.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Absolutely wonderful!!!
    JakiesMom
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    From the moment you walk in to you leave, Mistral is a Boston classic!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, Expensive Wine
    MayoplanVIP
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    Although Open Table says Mistral is "French", the menu is more of a Mediterranean cuisine. All good, but seeing pizza and French cooking together is a bit disturbing. However, thdbusiness meeting I had went well. I ordered the grilled Cornish Hen. My wife ordered the pasta, while my business associate ordered the Salmon. All good. Even the ravioli appetizer and Cesar Salad were big hits (even, with white anchovies). The service was superb and the prices are moderately high. Although Mistral had a great selection of wines, very few were under $60. Very unreachable for a reasonable customer. The glasses of wine were very pricey also. The food is worth the visit, but you'll be limited on a reasonable wine selection. Reservation suggested
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    fit for foodies, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • First time here for brunch
    larry
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    Mistral has always been a favorite but this was our first time for brunch. It did not disappoint! We all loved our food and the portions were big. Maybe too big. The doughnuts are a must try. Cannot wait to get there.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent, as always
    RichGirl
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Mistral is my favorite restaurant in Boston. The food is always perfect, and the service is excellent, as well. It's a reliable "can't miss". Thank you, Mistral!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fine french dining in Boston
    MicahBVIP
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Mistral came highly recommended as a top restaurant in Boston from multiple sources. It did not disappoint. Well-paced service, nice ambiance, excellent dishes. Deep wine list. Entrée variety for everyone. We had a group of six and needed multiple credit cards for the check--no problem. I had a huge prime sirloin, but was jealous of the duck and swordfish dishes at my table too. This is not an inexpensive spot--but if you are looking for a top flight restaurant in downtown Boston, this is the place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great meal in Boston
    pgpdjd
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    The food was excellent. Everyone in our party was very happy with their choices. Would have loved to try the desserts but we did not have any room since portion sizes are large. Only negative was the restaurant was a little noisy but it was a Friday night.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • kenS@providence
    kenSinRIVIP
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Absolutely the best restaurant in Boston. The perfect meal is: Tuna Tartare appetizer, Dover Sole, a side of Mistral Fries. Our server Edwin does a consistently perfect job.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Absolutely wonderful
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    FANTASTIC food and wine, waiter was so incredibly personable and knowledgable, you are treated like first class the second you cross the threshold. Will definitely go back...
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent meal
    Sharon
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    This is the second time I've been to mistral and it was as good and special as the first!
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    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous experience
    SassyChemist
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    My mom and I went here on a recommendation from a local living nearby. Boy did we get an unexpected surprise. From the moment we arrived, we were treated as special guests. The service was impeccable, food delicious, and atmosphere wonderful. They had the best escargot I've ever had: tender, juicy, delicate flavor. The creme brulee was also excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Years of great!
    Iamenglish
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    Very consistant! Always good! The staff is attentive, the wine list exrtensive, the choices exemplary so my wife and I couldnt be happier
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent food and service
    Walesk
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Didn't rate it five star because if noise level, food was amazing and our waiter very attentive, I would oh back again.
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    fit for foodies, special occasion
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  • All around excellence!
    CindyVIP
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Food and service was excellent! Cod special with pesto was so flavorful. Peach, creme anglais,sorbet, pound cake, and crunchy crumble was decadent.
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    special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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  • First class meal
    JJssVIP
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    we had a first class meal at Mistral. The service and food was first rate, though not particularly creative. The room was pretty loud, but the scene was definitely fun
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Mistral - Fine Boston Dining
    Rhino34VIP
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    Mistral was a blur of activity - we got to sit near one of the staging areas for the food just before it was served - this afforded us a great opportunity to see the dishes people were ordering - it also made us quite hungry - the service was top notch and the food was wonderful - halibut and salmon were the main course choices - the chilled corn/lobster soup was a wonderul starter. A great way to start this visit to Boston. Thank you to the staff at Mistral for a wonderful dining experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Always good
    2food2fun
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    I have been to Mistral many times. The food is consistently good with inventive dishes and good service. My one complaint is that I thought the wine list was overpriced. The restaurant can also be noisy - so it is a good place for larger parties.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Just better than perfect
    Drmrosen
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    Four of us from a business meeting went for dinner and had a great meal and drink and great service. Can't wait to go to boston again to enjoy again
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Roger
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    The menu items my wife and I selected were exquisitely prepared. The high ceilings and arched windows in the dining area provides an open and uncrowned atmosphere while at the same time an intimate and private dining experience through excellent food and focused service.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed
    dineoutVIP
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    We celebrated my husband's birthday dinner at Mistral. I read a lot of mixed reviews but decided to give it a try. The low ratings on Yelp reviews were quite right. We tried the popular tuna tar tar and you cannot even taste the tuna but a lot of sesame seed oil. It was not bad but it could be better. The duck that is so famous was large in portion but lacked taste. In fact my husband did not even finish it and he did not want to take the rest home either. I had the $44 steak and it too lacked flavor. The dessert special was refreshing and good. It is a lot of money for the quality of food. We will not be going back. BTW on a Saturday night, the restaurant was not full. Perhaps Mistral was great once upon a time...
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  • Amazing
    RestaurantExtravaganzaga
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Absolutely amazing. The food, service, ambience all came together for a wonderful dining experience.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tasty food and convenient location
    chg1
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Tasty food though quite pricey, and noise level a bit more than desired. We appreciated the staff relocating us to another table when we expressed a desire for more privacy and enjoyed a special occasion with family.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A Favorite
    WineFoodie
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    While there are so many great dining choices in Boston, Mistral is one of my favorites. The food is superb, excellent wine list and attentive staff. I really need to go there more often as I love the dining experience. I have dined at most of the other restaurants in the Group, but I still enjoy returning to Mistral.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Enjoyable
    Greg
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    Upscale; nice ambiance and quiet; good food. Great for that special occasion.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • bocabertVIP
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    professional food. Felt very corporate with no special slant from the chef but even in saying that the food was delicious and the drinks were great as well. Good service and a lovely setting...
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    vibrant bar scene
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  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    The food was great.. the steak and potato pizza was to die for! I know it sounds strange but delicious :) Food was supurb!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Batting 1000
    bdaygirl
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    My husband & I celebrated my birthday w 5 girls. I care more about service and ambiance on special nights, Mistral exceeded my expectaions as well as my "foodie friends".Our waiter middle aged w grey hair) was basically perfect. He understood every detail of the menu&how it could be modified for special requests. We started w Vueve and then moved into big reds- great selection. The escargot, mussels, clams, duck, stripped bass w shrimp risotto, linguini & clams & cornish game hen were delicious. We dined with guests from Chicago, London, NY, Pittsburgh and Austin and didn't here a single "this is good but it's better at XYZ restaurant." Thanks to Mistral & our server for a relaxing, enjoying, satisfying, delicious meal w ZERO headache!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.