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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  • Diners' Choice WinnerFrench
Mistral - Boston reviews from OpenTable diners
371 reviews since June 2, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.6
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
93% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (261)fit for foodies (227)romantic (182)notable wine list (115)neighborhood gem (80)hot spot (80)good for groups (68)great for brunch (56)vibrant bar scene (55)late-night find (16)great for lunch (7)kid-friendly (5)great for outdoor dining (4)scenic view (2)Show More
  • JJF0926
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Our experience was wonderful. Our waiter was fabulous!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • so so
    luv2ete
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    restaurant lost some of its charm plates tiny tuna app on every menu in town beet lobster risotto bland foie gras meatballs interesting but overpowering for an entree
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • The best!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    Top notch service, great atmosphere, and amazing food. One of my favorites!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always Great
    moveablefeasting
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    This place never disappoints; good food, good service, a place for all seasons. Highly recommended.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Only one night in Boston
    Mordida
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    With only one night to spend in Boston, I was quite fortunate to have selected Mistral as my dinner venue. The reception and waitstaffs were welcoming, enthusiastic, and quite helpful. It is extraordinarily nice to watch a restaurant staff enjoy their work, cooperating as needed to make the customer's experience flawless. Somewhere on the staff, there must be several excellent leaders to have assembled such an outstanding crew. To top it off, the grilled tenderloin of beef, Bordelaise style, olive oil roasted asparagus, and horseradish whipped potato were incomparably exquisite! Looking forward to my next excuse to visit Boston just to do it all again!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Poor Service - twice!
    TeachVIP
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    At a restaurant this expensive and classy, we expect outstanding service. Having to remind the waiter about our wine, having first courses (including a split salad) arrive at different times, and waiting a looong time for the check is just not the kind of service we should get. We actually ate here 6 months ago for a special occasion and the service was so poor that my husband complained. We were graciously offered a gift certificate which we used on this return visit, but it's not clear that the service has improved. The restaurant was only about half full so a busy floor can't be the excuse. It will be a looong time before we return.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I finally got to Mistral!
    Heather
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    I've heard about Mistral and how good it is many times. I've looked at the menu and Restaurant Week menu; but somehow, it never worked out.... I finally made it this past Sunday. Mistral is my new favorite restaurant! It's really pretty, the service was outstanding (both friendly and knowledgeable), and the food was just the way I like it: sophisticated. I'm not interested in restaurant food that I can easily make at home; I want to be blown away by the care and skill required for a "knock-their-socks-off" dish. Mistral's nailed it. We started with the Fois Gras and Fois Gras Meatballs, then for entrees had the Rack of Lamb and Lamb Shanks. No room for dessert. I will be back. A lot!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Awesome meal
    FloridaTricia
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    What a meal!!! The seared Fois Gras app. was the best I have ever had. Also enjoyed the duck main dish as well. Great restaurant. Will be back next visit to Boston.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Top Notch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Great ambiance and energy. Excellent food and service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • In town for just one night....?
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Then you should consider going to Mistral....fun for a Friday night. Attentive staff, excellent food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Underperformed
    raygunVIP
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    We were visitors to Boston who enjoy fine dining. I made reservations at Mistral because of its great reputation and this drew orgasmic responses at our hotel and the spontaneous quote "best French in the city". I think other worthy French restaurants in the area would have a serious and legitimate objection. The food at Mistral was frankly disappointing and the place is so loud that you can barely hear each other. When I think French, I think quiet, intimate and romantic. Not at Mistral. This is only the second restaurant review that I have written since I joined OpenTable where I have clicked I would not recommend this restaurant to a friend. Our local French here in Northern Jersey which is sadly not on OpenTable is much better.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Foie gras!
    Chictrix
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    They have a foie gras parfait that is awesome! Rick, smooth, incredible. Drinks good, service outstanding. I had french onion soup that came out looking like a souffle top. Excellent cheeses, flavor. Escargot excellent, sauce well flavired, nit overpowering. Friend had the salmon which she lived. Highly recommend.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Madi
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    Mistral was recommended to celebrate our anniversary. Definetely, Not a place for a romantic dinner. I had the dovers sole which Was excellent, but my husband had the osso bucco and it was lousy! Also, Service was awful! I don't think we will ever be back!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Still dreaming of Crabmeat Ravioli
    Mveyc
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    Still dreaming about Crabmeat Raviolis! You must go and see for yourself, everything on the menu is perfectly prepared and not overly done or seasoned. I especially like how the service is top notch without any feeling of stuffiness. The staff is attentive but you're not aware of them. Our waiter was a lot of fun and recommended an amazing wine without it breaking the bank. Favorite restaurant in Boston, we go every year for our Anniversary.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    This is one of the best restaurant's in Boston. The food ,service and ambiance are all first class.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • jackVIP
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    An "old" standby for reliable food but at a very steep price. Try to find a parking space to off set the price as valet is super expensive!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Foodie
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    This is a great place. The food and service were outstanding. If you like fine dining and being treated like a celeb, you'll enjoy it. ( I understand celebs frequent Mistral). I must warn you it is pricey. Dinner for 2 with 3 drinks ordered with apps and entrees came to $195.00. I did have the Dover Sole that was divine, however it was a Market price item and I didn't not ask our server the cost. I was charged a whopping $60 for it! My fault. Most entrees are between $30 and $45. A great place for a special night out.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great foot, great service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Lovely restaurant and attentive staff. Would highly recommend. Noise level is very high. Choosing a table away from the bar area helps a bit.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great birthday dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004VIP
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    This was our first visit to Mistral to celebrate our (pregnant) daughter's 30th birthday. Everything was perfect - especially the service. From the start, the waiter paid special attention to the birthday girl - recommended a special non-alcoholic drink. Service overall was superb. The food was fabulous - everyone loved what they ordered and we all enjoyed tasting each other's choices. Very pretty room but noisy. Would definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delightful!
    Pusa7
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    How can one go wrong with Mistral? From the service, food, drink and wine list, everything is always amazing..
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • SPECTACULAR FOOD
    MillersVIP
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    FLAWLESS PRESENTATION AND SERVICE - OUTSTANDING FOOD.....
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent brunch!
    FoodieVIP
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    Sweet pastries, muffin and bread comes warm and fresh. Best french toast I ever had.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Lovely Brunch
    BobbyM
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    Took my nephew and his fiancé here for Sunday Brunch. The Bloody Mary's are very special and delicious. Mimosas and Peach Bellinis also available. The brunch menu, mostly breakfast items, are varied. Omlettes and frittatas are wonderful! The complimentary coffee cake muffins are delicious. What a great place to spend a Sunday afternoon. Service is superb and efficient.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Still the best after 18+ years
    NCHRmanVIP
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    what more can you say about a place that is this good.... IT IS JUST OUTSTANDING!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Total disappointment
    Rick
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Service at the bar was dreadully slow. Its obvious that Mistral caters to the frequent diner. The tables are so close together that I could recite the conversation of the adjacent patrons next to us. There are too many other great restaurants in Boston to return to Mistral for another try. When the evening begins in such a sour note at the bar with the service and continues at the tables its very difficult to overcome such negativity. Time to go elsewhere!!!
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Should have a dress code policy!
    CherVIP
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    I heard so much about this restaurant and heard it was upscale. Halfway through dining, a couple in their early 20's were seated next to us in cutoff shorts and tee-shirts!. I'm sorry but if I am paying $$$$ for a restaurant you could have at least enforce a dress code. The two young people sat next to us answering their cell phones and dropping the "f" bomb half way through our meal. This restaurant is clearly overrated and so disappointing. Service is fast and not welcoming. Restaurant is loud and seating is horrible. Needless to say, I would not return.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Delicious meal
    Mish2702
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    The restaurant was pretty slow for a Friday night, but we had heard nothing but great things about it. The food was absolutely delicious - I had the sole. The decor is very nice and our waiter was very attentive. We got there early for our reservation, but were able to get a table right away. It certainly is not an in-expensive place to dine - but we were there for a special occasion so it was ok. I would definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delicious food
    LFWRN
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Big portions, you can share! Dover sole was expensive but outstanding. Everyone in our party enjoyed their meal. Very noisy, but otherwise lovely ambiance. Service was excellent too. Would definitely return next time I'm in Boston, 5 star all the way.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Worth the detour
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    We had a great culinary experience, loved the cold corn and lobster soup as well as the duck. The service was impeccable. Looking forward to our next trip to Boston to go back and try other dishes.....
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always great.
    KurtMathiasVIP
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    Simply the best restaurant in Boston. You will never be disappointed here.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome Experience!
    TVJer
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    I have nothing bad to say about this place. My wife's duck was amazing. My steak was perfect. Staff was top level. They nailed it on all levels. I'm sure we'll return on another occasion.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Anniversary special
    RPP14
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    My wife and I were celebrating our 10th anniversary and we could not have picked a better restaurant for the occasion. Mistral is one of our favorite restaurants in Boston but we had not been there in 4 years. It probably exceeded our expectations which were pretty high to start. The food was phenomenal and our waiter was top notch. I would highly recommend going to Mistral if you want to celebrate a special occasion or just want a very nice night out!
    Special Features:
    hot spot, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Brunch
    Outstanding
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Mistral does an amazing brunch, without a doubt. But what always makes this place the best is the service. There really is no other place that holds a candle to it. Not even close. Also, we had a special request and we did not even need to remind the restaurant, they were on top of it. Outstanding from beginning to end.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic
    jkfbVIP
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Mistral never disappoints. I've been coming here for 15 years and each time its wonderful. I think the black mussels are are the single best dish I've had anywhere.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Amazing food!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    I went here on a recommendation from a co-worker for my birthday. It was a great time and the food was amazing!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Disappointed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    We had always wanted to go to Mistral and finally went for restaurant week. Menu was uninspired and so was the food. It might have been exciting in a past life, but seemed like it is living on its laurels now. Also vibe felt a little pretentious..
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Better when less crowded
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    Happened to go during restaurant week at end of Aug (unintentionally). So, while the prices if you went off prix fixe menu were "good value," it created an inverse outcome in several areas: 1) noise level. It was busy (dinner reservation was at 6:30, so still below peak time), and got loud very quickly 2) service: due to busy, service was spotty. I also think the waiter was "over it" and was just gutting it out until the week was over and he could get back to his more typical $400 plus tabs and $100 tips. 3) The food wasn't terribly imaginative. Again, ordered off of prix fixe, so could have gotten more imaginative a la carte, but worried it would take longer to serve if we did that Will steer clear during restaurant wk in future.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • 50% very good
    ncwest15
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    Of the 6 items I tried on the menu, 3 were very good (carpaccio, game hen, pana cotta) and worthy of Mistral's reputation for delicious unique dishes with a solid foundation in traditional techniques. The other 50% I've had better prepared at any of 100 small restaurants (outside Boston). It is worth restaurant week prices, but I don't think I'll go back at full price.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    We were rather surprised that our dinner was so exceptional because they featured a fixed price dinner; but it was simply wonderful. The service was exceptional despite the lower-priced menu, and we were enormously impressed.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always a Great Time
    Poosier
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    Mistral never disappoints - food is always top notch, decor and scenery is beautiful. Our waiter was great, was always there when we needed him. Love this place! We were there for restaurant week, and no matter what anyone says, I think Mistral always brings it, and doesn't skimp just cause it's RW. We got the Sirloin and the Salmon which was just cooked to perfect, I don't think they would need to wash our dishes, they were wiped clean! Crab, corn avocado chilled soup was perfectly seasoned and great balance of flavors, Panna Cotta was perfection as well, light and creamy with the perfect tartness of fruit.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic