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Mistral - Boston
Mistral - Boston

Mistral - Boston Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.mistralbistro.com
  • Phone: (617) 867-9300
  • 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: French, Mediterranean
  • 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.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerFrench
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Diner Reviews
  • "It was incredible! I highly recommend it. There was a slight mix up with our reservation. But, it was resolved in the matter of minutes."
    Dined on 3/25/2014
  • "The food and service at Mistral were great! Everything was cooked perfectly and server was friendly and helpful. Would definitely go back! Great for celebrating a special occasion!"
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "GREAT CUSTOMER SERVICE, AMBIANCE, SERVICE AND ABOVE ALL FABULOUS FOOD"
    Dined on 4/8/2014
  • "My wife and I celebrated our first anniversary here on Saturday night. It's a bright, airy space with floor to ceiling windows. My wife had a fish dish that she adored and I had a pork-chop special that was absolutely the best pork-chop I have ever eaten. I had a couple delicious cocktails with the meal and we split the sorbet for dessert. A wonderful night at a lovely restaurant."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "We had a party of seven including all ages - Grandma, Uncle, College kids. The food was very good. The thin crust pizzas are worth a try and make a great appetizer to share. Would have given 5 stars to the food but had the chocolate tart which was very average - just your basic hot chocolate filling in a chocolate cake - too much! Will definitely be back."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "Thoroughly enjoyed our evening. The service was leisurely but excellent. Did not in anyway feel rushed to eat and leave. We were left to enjoy our drink, meal and desert."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "we occasionally visit Mistral, but we have a superb experience every time we visit. I personally like the hospitality from the servers. It it is a small issue, but having your table cleaned, wine suggestions, flexible service... etc."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "Even my husband liked this one. Great food, not skimpy portions, excellent service, happening environment..no disappointments what-so-ever!"
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "The food was excellent but the server we had was very akward for such a fancy restaurant. The hostesses were a bit rude. The overall experience though was a positive one."
    Dined on 3/25/2014
  • "From Escargot, to market fresh lamb and Dover sole, relax with a nice glass of wine and start your meal with their delicious breads. Haven't been to their brunch but many friends say it's one of the best as well."
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "The food and wine were excellent. Great place for a date or a family and friends get-together. Service was very good. The staff was very attentive and friendly. Highly recommended."
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "For some reason this was my first time at Mistral. It was one of the best meals I've had in Boston. Beautiful atmosphere. The large dining area seems intimate."
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "My husband and I found Mistral 8 years ago on a visit to Boston. Since then, it is a must for dinner each tile that we are there! The food is always outstanding, and the folks on the staff could not be more friendly or accommodating. This past weekend was no exception. The salmon tartare appetizer was a tasty way to start my meal, followed by the sirloin steak, which almost melted in my mouth. We recommend Mistral to anyone planning a trip to Boston. We can't wait to come back!"
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "Mistral was very good for the most part. I felt that the ambiance was exquisite and the service was near impeccable. The food was where the restaurant missed the mark. I had a caesar salad to start and to put it nicely I have had a better caesar elsewhere many times before. I had the chicken as my main entree and while it was quite good I felt like it was a dish I've had before at other restaurants - in other words there was nothing distinguishable about it. The banana cake dessert was amazing so I'll give them credit there. I'd give Mistral another try for the service alone in hopes the food would redeem itself."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "solo pre-berklee concert treat on last day of Dine out. Went with dine-out menu including the wine recommendations and a special starter (salmon tartare). healthy portion of salmon on a avacodo bed, topped with an herb medley of tarragon chervil and parsley and a olive oil and sweet vinegar dressing - loved it.. Main was a very generous pork "osso bucco" which was roasted for 6 hours accompanied with miatake mushrooms and yam polenta. The " le clos" languedoc was perfect with the pork. Desert was a creamy posset with fresh berries which was a great light finish to the meal. Service was friendly, subdued unrushed, but always attentive. Overall treat accomplished !, I'll be back, like a couple near me who'd been there twice that week !"
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "Mistral is our favorite restaurant. They do everything well - food, service, friendliness, ambiance. Our recent visit was exactly the same as the last - perfect."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "I have been to my fair share of good restaurants, being from New York City and studying in Boston. I would easily rank Mistral within the top 5 restaurants I have ever been to. I had gone with my boyfriend for restaurant week ($38 prix fixe per person), and the quality was amazing. They did not skimp out at all! The appetizers (salmon tartare and beef carpaccio) were light and delicious-- the flavors were amazing. For the entrees, my boyfriend ordered the chicken and I had the steak-- both were cooked to perfection. The desserts, a lemon posset and milk chocolate profiteroles, were sweet, artful, and light, a great way to finish off the rich meal. Would highly recommend this restaurant!"
    Dined on 3/27/2014
  • "Went for restaurant week. Always enjoyable the food and waiter were both perfect. I continue to be amazed by Mistral and constantly advise friends and family to try."
    Dined on 3/19/2014
  • "It happened to be restaurant week when I was visiting Boston. The three course meal that I ordered was absolutely phenomenal! So much flavor and it was also nice that our waiter did not put his nose up to us ordering off of the restaurant menu as I feel happens so often (at least in Miami)."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "Said my wife...We had a delayed Anniversary dinner...and it was a wonderful evening....Cocktails, appetizers...(gnocchi and wild boar was spectacular), entrees very good...pork Osso Buco lacked a little in flavor...altho maybe just in comparison to the boar...desserts...profiteroles and lemon posset were great. A real treat."
    Dined on 3/26/2014
  • "The service was really poor. The waiter's fairly rude and act like I owe him lots of money. First he dropped the fork on my bag while taking our dished away, then he pour the water on my jacket when refilling the water...... Never go back again since the price is high and food as well as service are not equivalent."
    Dined on 3/25/2014
  • "A group of 7 of us went for Dine Out Boston, but I felt like we were still treated as typical customers. The service was great and each course of food was absolutely delicious. We each shared bites of our meal with the others at the table, and there wasn't a dish I didn't love. Merci mille fois!"
    Dined on 3/24/2014
  • "Went there for the first time during restaurant week. Food and wine was excellent. Service was good, our waiter was very attentive. Love the interior design and atmosphere. I would definitely go back!"
    Dined on 3/24/2014
  • "What a nice display of food and service. A nice restaurant, french fries right? But don't knock them until you try them. I wife had the fish and said it was the best fish she's ever had. I don't particularly care for fish and I have to say it was pretty good. I didn't find the wines all that great, but that was the only downfall. The bread, premeal was fantastic with the garlic/rosemary spread and smooth as silk butter. This is not the place to split desserts either, their so good you're going to want it all to youself, the chocolate torte was amazing. Truly a memorable experience."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "I was incredibly happy with the food as well as the general ambiance of the restaurant. However, I was a bit disappointed in service. When we arrived for our 5:30 reservation, the restaurant was still preparing and had us wait with the other groups prior to seating us closer to 5:45. When the host had us seated by a waiter, he pointed to my friend and I and 'loudly whispered' to the waiter to seat 'those Asians.' I did not say anything at the time, but I found it incredibly unprofessional. As well, our waiter was not attentive at all, and almost seemed perterbed when we ordered off of the prix-fix, Dine Out Boston menu."
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "A great date night. One thing that can be improved was the need to confirm my reservation with a call. The purpose of making a reservation on opentable was to avoid also having to call the restaurant to confirm my reservation. This is a waste of time."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "We've never had less than a delicious meal at Mistral. Whether we have a party of 2 or of 8, we've always had incredible food (and desserts), great service. Make a reservation ahead of time - popular place!"
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "The best food of restaurant week, hands down. Staff lovely in spite of one member's lateness. Firsts were especially beautiful and delicious.Manager noticed and inquired about overcooked steak and immediately replaced with perfect one. We all loved the three desserts. Waiter knowledgable and attentive. Great experience."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "This was by far the best Dine Out Boston experience this year. The carpaccio and salmon tartare were sublime -- perfect combinations of simple ingredients with bold flavors and exquisite textures. The osso bucco fell off the bone, making me question the restaurant's decision to even bother supplying a steak knife. Meanwhile, the steak course was perfectly cooked and generously portioned. The desserts were good but not out of this world; however, we were already too full to care. I would come back here and pay full price, and I would not hesitate to return for next year's Dine Out prix fixe."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "My boyfriend and I went here for Dine Out Boston on a Thursday night. The valets were staring right out the doors and still refused to open them for us but I guess it's because they only get paid to open car doors. Walked in to find the hostesses greeting us with some pompous air and were seated immediately. Our waiter was very nice, thought hard to find at times. The salmon tartare was absolutely delicious! The statler chicken was very tender and moist. The boyfriend got the braised pork osso buco which was very much falling off the bone, as it should be. The desserts are not as good as I expected them to be. This is a nice place for a romantic & expensive special occasion. If it wasn't for Dine Out Boston we wouldn't have come here."
    Dined on 3/20/2014
  • "As former employee of the company, I am aware of the quality of food Jamie serve on his restaurant. I visited mistral for restaurant week and the food was absolutely amazing, nothing to complain about. This is a great place to visit anytime. Server was very helpful and attentive."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "Went to Mistral for restaurant week, and as usual, it never disappoints. The beef carpaccio appetizer was amazing, as was the chicken entree. My friend got the steak, which was also excellent. Love the atmosphere, and the service was perfect. Just the right amount of attentiveness but not overbearing. The only downside was the dessert. We each had the profiteroles, which were fine but nothing special. We joked about how we could have bought them at Trader Joes and they would have been the same quality. One more thing - we got a delicious bottle of wine, but didn't realize it was $70! The worst part was when we went to a bar around the corner after the meal, the same bottle was $35. Ouch! Overall, though, excellent meal and will be back."
    Dined on 3/20/2014
  • "We visited for restaurant week but will come back again soon. The restaurant week menu didn't excite on first reading. Steak, salmon, pork. But oh, what was brought to the table was exceptional. What could have been a too heavy salmon preparation (mustard, lentils) was meltingly good. The pork, prepared like osso buco fell off the bone, served with soft polenta, mushroom and a rich marsala glaze. The steak was perfectly prepared and seasoned by a pro. Mistral's kitchen is as good or better than any in Boston. Fit for foodies indeed!"
    Dined on 3/19/2014
  • "Even during Dine Out Week(s), Mistral showed its culinary prowess. We arrived early due to theater reservations, and the place filled quickly. The choices were varied and well prepared. The waitstaff was busy, but still attentive. A remarkable display of professionalism and attention to detail one expects at Mistral. Mistral delivers, and we'll return."
    Dined on 3/19/2014
  • "Great restaurant and a neighborhood gem... Although I walked by many times, it took me until Dine Out Boston to finally make a reservation with a friend. The food was good, the wine excellent, and the service outstanding! Next time I will be back for more specialties of the house..."
    Dined on 3/18/2014
  • "We go back to Mistral a few times every year. It never fails to deliver everything you want in a dining experience....wonderful food prepared and served beautifully in an unhurried atmosphere by a very professional staff."
    Dined on 3/18/2014
  • "After checking dining guides, chose this gem. Went with another couple, and all of us loved it, would highly recommend,"
    Dined on 3/18/2014
  • "Mistral always gets into the spirit of Dine Out Boston/Restaurant Week, offering 3 or 4 excellent choices per course, and this time even offering additional specials included for the menu. The cornish game hen, lamb osso bucco and strip steak were all terrific; the lemon dessert was light, very tasty, refreshing & properly tart!"
    Dined on 3/18/2014
  • "So my boyfriend and I came for restaurant week and we were amazed at how great everything was! Our server was really accommodating and we appreciated all of the help that she provided for us. All of the food we ordered was delicious, and we were surprised at the large portions we were given too! Everything about our experience was great and we can't wait to be back again soon!"
    Dined on 3/18/2014
  • "Slightly high pricing, even for Boston, but good food and good for a special occasion. It may not be best for a romantic dinner, however, as the tables are a little too close together to really feel like you can talk without your neighbors hearing every word you say."
    Dined on 3/17/2014