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
324 reviews since May 3, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.6
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
95% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (235)fit for foodies (193)romantic (157)notable wine list (111)hot spot (70)neighborhood gem (68)vibrant bar scene (51)good for groups (49)great for brunch (48)late-night find (20)great for lunch (6)great for outdoor dining (4)kid-friendly (4)scenic view (1)Show More
  • 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!
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    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 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
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • 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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    • 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
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Dine Out Boston
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    I was very excited to dine at Mistral after hearing rave reviews from my boyfriend. I had high hopes for the food but the food just didn't meet them. Not to say the food was bad; I just expected more because of how much I was paying. My meal consisted of: Chilled Corn Soup, Grilled Salmon, and Nectarine Cobbler. I definitely recommend the nectarine cobbler! The salmon wasn't too exciting - it was perfectly cooked though. My boyfriend's meal consisted of: Chilled Corn Soup, Pan Roasted Sirloin, and Profiteroles. The Sirloin was very large. He also got coffee which was $5. Service was amazing. 5 out of 5. Total Bill: Around $100 with tip. Would I come again? Maybe.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Boston's surprise for my Wife
    Lombardi1
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    Amazing dishes starting with the Sirloin Carpaccio, one of the best I ever eaten, then the main dishes, The Salmon was cook to Perfection, lot of flavor, really enjoyed , My wife had the Sirloin Steak, she really can't stop talking about it how delicious was, and to complete a perfect night the Profiterole dessert with inside ice cream very yummy. The service was outstanding, was never bother with interruptions and at the same time we were taking care all times with courtesy and professionalism. We are from Sunrise Florida and when well back to Boston, this place will be in our top destinations.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great for restaurant week
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    My friends and I went to Mistral for restaurant week and it was a great choice. It was $38 for a 3 course meal. The portions were very generous. My friend got the sirloin and it was the biggest piece of steak I have seen a restaurant serve for restaurant week. I got the salmon, which was also a good portion. Food was very good and I highly recommend Mistral for restaurant week due to the generous portion sizes and high quality of food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ideal location for romantic couples
    BostonEpicurean
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    I had the salmon and my date the steak. Started with meat salad and ended with peach cobbler. Paired with their recommended Merlot wine. Romantic high scale dining short walk from Back Bay mbta station. Was a bit loud for gregarious conversation but acceptable for casual conversation. Staff were polite and helpful.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • bin1940VIP
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    wine prices are way too high. Don't need 3 times retail.
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • amazing experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    This was an unforgettable gastronomic experience. The service, the drinks, the dinner were all 5 stars quality.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • spoonless
    ouiner
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Tried the restaurant week menu with my girlfriend. Ordered a corn soup for appetizer, which was good but had to wait about 5 minutes until I finally asked a passing waiter for my waiter to get a spoon. Otherwise, the salad was fresh, the pork milanese and salmon was delicious, and the peach cobbler was perfectly moderately sweet and delectable.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    I went to Mistral for Restaurant Week for girls' night out. The service was impeccable! Waiters were very attentive and accommodating of our requests to take multiple photos of the group. The food was delicious and presentation very appealing. Also, Mistral has such a warm and cozy feel!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Amazing
    Katharine
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    This is definitely one of my favorite places in Boston. I love decoration in the restaurant, especially the chandeliers. The food was fantastic. The chilled corn soup with avocado, crab and jalapeno oil was delicious!!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Poor service
    Luv2dineVIP
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    The restaurant was incredibly hot and there was also no air conditioning, and we were sweating throughout the meal. We ordered an appetizer but that never arrived, and when the meal was delivered we mentioned it to the waiter, who informed us that it would be taken off the bill (I should hope so!). Our drinks were removed from the table while they were nearly full and we were still enjoying the items we paid for. We had a reservation and had only been there for just over one hour. The best item we had was the muffin that served as the complimentary bread, and the drinks we great too and arrived as requested. Overall, we were very dissapointed in the service and will not be dining there again.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Brunch
    HenryVIP
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    We love brunch and this one of our favorite places! It is excellent if you want to eat less than a buffet style offers and prefer a menu. Only negative is there is so dessert menu only sherbet ice cream.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Terrible Service!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    This was the first time dining at Mistral. We were celebrating our 28th wedding anniversary. Our server started out being attentive, but everything quickly fell apart. We had dirty dishes sitting at our table for an extended time. Someone refilled our water glasses but did not pick up the dishes. We had another server clear our table and bring us dessert menus after being ignored for at least 15 more minutes. We were originally going to get dessert, but was worried about how long it would take to receive it. We finally flagged down a different server to receive our check. The food was excellent and we would of returned if we hadn't received such poor service!
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  • Excellent experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Being in the restaurant business makes us even more particular about service and food quality and our experience at Mistral was as good as it gets, the food was absolutely delicious and the service was stellar.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    We dined at Mistral for Restaurant Week and the food was out of this world! The atmosphere is great for couples and for groups. Our meals were both delicious, we were still talking about it days later! Would definitely recommend.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delicieux
    Foodie6VIP
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    My husband and I went with another couple during restaurant week. We had a late reservation in the evening and were seated only about 15min late which is to be expected, especially during restaurant week. Our server was pleasant, professional, and attentive and let us enjoy our meal. The food was excellent, from the salmon tartare to the nectarine crumble. I ordered the sirloin for my entree and was somewhat disappointed....it tasted delicious and was fork-tender, however I ordered it medium rare and it came out on the verge of medium well. Also of note, my husband had ordered the caesar salad as an appetizer and the dressing was absolute perfection. Looking forward to going back and enjoying another delicious meal!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not what it used to be
    evilballerinaVIP
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    I dined at Mistral several years ago and it was lovely. Unfortunately, it's gone way downhill since then. My friend and I dined there last Saturday and the food and service was mediocre. On top of that, the bartender accidentally charged my credit card $140 for two glasses of wine (actual price $23)! THEN, our server double charged my credit card for the meal! I'm glad I kept my receipts because now I'll have to dispute the charges. What a headache. I will not be going back. There are so many wonderful restaurants in Boston and Mistral is dropping off that list.
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  • Best of Boston
    JBRBirchVIP
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Best restaurant in Boston. Best food, space, service, people.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Laenny
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    We've been there at the dine out Boston week and tried the 38$ three course pris fixe menu. The food was really good but nothing very special to us. The service was friendly and quick. Later at the evening (it was a friday) the restaurant turned full and quite loud but even though it was a great evening and definitely worth the money!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistently Great
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    This was my fourth time at Mistral and it is consistently great. The service is wonderful and the food is amazing.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Lala
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    Great service and divinel food. The atmosphere is very relaxing.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Typical Back Bay restaurant
    Aurora
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    I had the salmon tartare for appetizer, it was a little bit salty and very acidic in taste; Grilled salmon for entree, which was pretty good; then I had vanilla ice cream for dessert, that's was the best part of the whole meal. Overall, I rate it 8 out of 10. 1 point off for the salmon tartar, and 1 point off for the noisy level, and tables were too close to each other.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • 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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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous...!
    Lottie
    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
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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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  • Love
    mistral2014
    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
    yuan
    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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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • 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
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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!
    Menounos
    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
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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.
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    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!
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    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.