oasis o gentile drinking and dining
The Bristol lounge is the place to come to after a busy day when you want to feel out on the town but pampered at the same time. Definitely the best burger in town and the same can be said for the fries.
5/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great to take someone special
Great to take someone special out on their birthday - very glamourus and yet totally friendly and charming
5/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
Lunch at the Bristol Lounge
This is our favorite place to dine in Boston. We always are seated promptly, have an excellent dining experience, and the service is outstanding by the wait staff. A must try dining experience for visitors and MA residents.
5/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Overall a good experience but grossly over priced. Other than the hamburger, everything else on the menu is too complicated and overly pretentious. Sometimes a chicken should just be a chicken! But for the American Express credit, I would not eat there. I'm staying in a hotel and, truthfully, a little comfort food would be nice.
5/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great birthday dinner!
I love coming to the Bristol Lounge! They always treat you like it's your birthday, and the last time I visited, it was my birthday. We enjoyed delicious appetizers -- my shrimp were huge and tender, and fantastic entrees. I had the steak which was excellent, but a little fattier that I would expect for the price. Our waiter was just delightful. You cannot go wrong at the Bristol Lounge.
5/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
The Bristol Lounge is one of our favorite spots in Boston. Dignified, relaxing, upbeat and always professional and friendly staff. The refined vibe with the perfect touch of casual/relaxed feel makes The Bristol, The Bristol.......The menu is creative without being over the top. It makes fine dining easy.
5/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Gourmet on a couch?!
It's really, really fun to recline on the plush cushions and eat great food. It's a great late-night option--we made a reservation for 11pm and the kitchen was still in full swing. Try the cocktails.
Also, great service. The party next to ours got a little rowdy, and they comped our drinks. Very generous of them, and quite unnecessary. We'll be back again.
6/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
I had saw on one of those travel shows about the best places for desserts. On Saturdays from 9pm-12am, Bristol's Lounge does Sundaes on Saturday. It is a dessert buffet of wonderful treats. They have a nitro ice cream sundae station with gourmet toppings that were delicious. My favorite were their cake pops. It was the best cake/cake pop that I have had. Super moist and rich that I thought I was eating heaven. All the desserts were bite size, so you could sample a little bit of everything, Overall, absolutely worth it.
6/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Boston elegance and wonderful food!
Enjoyable lunch with an old friend to celebrate her marriage. I requested a table by the window which was honored, and our waiter was extremely patient in allowing us time to talk and reminisce over a glass of wine before we finally ordered. The lobster salad was exceptional, as was the lemon dessert. We were not rushed, and had a thoroughly enjoyable experience.
6/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
I've eaten at the Bristol
I've eaten at the Bristol Lounge pretty often over the years, and it has never disappointed. This time, I took a friend their for lunch for her birthday. The BL arranged for a window table overlooking the Common, flowers on the table, and a special and delicious small cake. The lunch was as good as ever and the service exemplary. Altogether excellent.
6/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
My chair was uncomfortable, and my waitress was very attentive, bringing over different chairs (all uncomfortable), and finally finding a cushion to sit on.
6/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wonderful docking experience. Perfect for celebrating special occasions! Looking forward to returning again soon!
6/20/2013 4:00:00 PM
We came for our son's 18th birthday -- had a blast. The service was wonderful, the food was superb. Highly recommended.
6/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
While the upstairs linen table
While the upstairs linen table cloth restaurant aujourd'hui will always be missed, this year Bristol Lounge did an excellent job of providing an excellent meal for our anniversary
7/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Pricey but you get what you pay for
Service was great- waiter attentive to our needs. Bristol burger was juicy and flavorful. Greens salad was extremely light and fresh but I was surprised by the $16 price tag. My boyfriend inhaled his sirloin which was the special of the night. Mojitos were perfect. The dessert bar was classy and had a variety of options, yet we discovered that the chocolate covered strawberries had some preservative on it that had a faint taste of nail polish remove to it. Overall it was a nice place to celebrate our anniversary.
7/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always a wonderful spot for
Always a wonderful spot for lunch. Appreciate the sophisticated atmosphere...
7/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
we really had a good time,
we really had a good time, good food and service, no rushing here and quiet yo ucould hear yourself in conversation, and very stylish. thoroughly enjoyable......
7/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
What is not to like about Bristol?!
A perennial favorite of Bostonians, the Bristol Lounge never lets you down - a refreshing respite from the hectic world around us.
This restaurant has amplified star power quality all around, just as it has always been since it first opened.
To the entire staff: Keep up the wonderful work and a heartfelt thanks to everyone at the Four Seasons who make this place so very special. Thank you for the wonderful - and very civilized - service, food and beverage. Always a sincere pleasure.
7/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Comfortable setting with great food
I went met a friend and her 8 year old. The food was fantastic and service was superb. We sat in the bar area where there were several lounging areas filled with comfy couches and chairs. It was a great relaxed lunch, like eating in a family room. Crab chowder should not be missed. Everything is a little expensive, but worth it!
7/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Leanne, Adam, Steve, Rachel, and all the team greet us like welcome family.
7/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always a pleasure
Our jaunt to the Bristol was once again, a treat from start to finish. The late-night clientele can get unruly at times, but thankfully, there is only the occasional outburst, and the overall lounge experience/good service makes up for it.
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
From the valet staff to the host bidding us farewell. It was a great experience. The food, the staff, the ambience was outstanding. The waiter, Ricardo was incredible. He really was attentive. When he found out it was my bday he brought me my waffles with a happy bday message and a candle. Very nice!
7/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent food. Great location friendly service. Nice street and Common views
8/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
New menu; back on top
I have stayed in the hotel many nights over many years so I eat here a lot. The quality and service has always been very good but the menu really shrank last year and stayed stagnant for what seemed to be a long time; if its a small menu you need to be doing something really special or change it often. I stopped going for dinner as a result. They have redone and expanded the menu and Bristol Lounge is back on my list of go to spots in Boston.
8/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
What a gem. My husband eats here very often - near office. I can't imagine why it has taken me so long to give it a try - we live in Boston. In one night it became one of my new favorites, and we will be back very soon.
8/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great foods and service, would expect nothing less from Four Seasons.
8/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Staff was great and as always
Staff was great and as always went above and beyond. Food was great and service was well paced. The atmosphere was wonderful, refined yet relaxed.
8/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
One of our favorites
The Bristol Lounge continues to be an excellent upscale dining venue in Boston. The food and drinks are always top quality with fantastic service. It can be pricey, but well worth it for the level of service and genteel ambiance. This restaurant delivers every time. For a delicious, leisurely meal that makes the customer feel like royalty, the Bristol Lounge can't be beat!
9/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great place to celebrate
AT the age of 75 my Mom finally decided to retire and wanted to celebrate with her two daughters at the Bristol Lounge. The service was excellent and the food was fabulous. We had a very relaxing lunch and did not feel the least bit rushed. We were also able to snag a table by the window since the gentleman who was to sit there gave it up to sit at the bar. How luck were we!!
9/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Lunch was a relaxing experience. Enjoyed our meals and the waiters were very attentive but not annoying. The views were wonderful as well. Delicious dessert and coffee too.
9/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
This restaurant has everything.
This restaurant has everything. Great food, a warm, casual yet refined atmosphere, plenty of space, superb service at all levels. I love this spot.
9/26/2013 5:00:00 PM
The Bristol has always been the "go to" restaurant for elegant, romantic late night dining. We had 11:15 PM reservation after a concert. Greeted warmly and brought to lovely table @ window overlooking Public Garden. Manager of the Lounge very attentive, even taking our order b/c waiter was tied up with a large party. She checked on off-menu special request of ours for smoked salmon and came back to tell us kitchen would be happy to prepare it; turned out to be exactly what my partner wanted - salmon with toast points, capers and cream cheese. I had the famous Bristol Burger, which was perfectly cooked and wonderful. Not a huge fan of the truffle fries; - I should have requested a substitute. In all, just a lovely way to end a great evening.
9/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
This was the Four Seasons Restaurant. It was spectacular In every way. I highly recommend it.
9/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Celebrating our anniversary. Both had steaks. Waiter helped us in our sauce choices which was helpful for future dining experiences and turned out to be delicious!
9/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great special night
It was our 30th wedding anniversary and i had let them know that when i made reservations. They made it very special with a desert at the end with a nice plate with anniversy wishes on the plate.
10/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Consistently provides a good burger
At a friend's recommendation, went there for a business lunch for their burgers. Didn't disappoint and the setting is great.
10/6/2013 5:00:00 PM
Definitely a splurge for lunch
Definitely a splurge for lunch with salads in the $25-35 price range and coffee at $7 per cup but for a special occasion or power lunch worth it. Classic food with a modern twist, well-prepared and artfully presented. However, our server, who was in training and initially under the tutelage of an experienced colleague but ultimately left to his own devices when the restaurant became crowded, needs more training and tutelage. My guests and my salad arrived before our wine and a shared side was removed without asking whether we'd finished and when half of it remained on the plate. And while menu recommendations are welcome, sales pitches aren't.
10/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had a fantastic dinner and great appetizers. The restaurant was beautiful with a gorgeous fireplace. I can't wait to go again,
10/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wow...that was good!
Based on the high ratings here on Open Table, we decided to dine at Bristol Lounge to celebrate a special occasion...and we are so glad we did. The atmosphere is warm and relaxed but upscale, the food is expertly prepared and the service is top notch. The calamari appetizer was some of the best we have ever eaten. Gently coated and fried, extremely tender and the cilantro flavor was an unexpected delight. The special entrée was a filet of sole, which was excellent and the side was an incredible baked mushroom and cauliflower combination in a small casserole dish with a decadent cream based sauce with a crumb topping. Desserts were equally good, my favorite was a 64% Valrhona chocolate "brownie" that was rich and decadent.
10/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wonderful food, attentive
Wonderful food, attentive service without being intrusive, great view and perfect atmosphere for friends to enjoy a relaxed exchange.
10/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Delicious food at a decent price
I asked for a window seat, even though it was already dark out, and the view was still vibrant. The wait staff were all attentive without being overbearing. The menu, while small, had something for everyone at our table. They were also able to accommodate my wife's rather restrictive diet. A very pleasant evening.
10/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
I love the ambience of the Bristol Lounge. I love the burger but I did ask for Medium Rare and it was Medium. I was celebrating a friend's birthday and did not want to make an issue of this. On another occasion, I would have sent it back.
10/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
need a great burger
great burgers, fries usually are amazing but soggy this time around. wine glass smelled awful so had to get it replaced. but overall, it's really good, not amazing but very very good.
11/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
It's a wonderful place to be at
Great food and service
11/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Outstanding lemon ricotta
Outstanding lemon ricotta hot cakes and service is always impeccable
11/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Absurdly noisy, so-so food, Pricey
I remember the Four Seasons in the old days serving top-of-the-line everything, and things have changed. Food was definitely good, but not great, and very very definitely not at all in line with the prices. At $80 per person, we should not have to shout to hold a conversation. This one is off my list.
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Outstanding! I wish I could
Outstanding! I wish I could go every week. But that would be very bad for my physique.
11/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
an institution that never gets old
Sunday Brunch at the Bristol in the Four Seasons has been a local institution for decades, yet it always remains fresh, relaxing and delightful. Always popular (reservation is a must), the busy room nonetheless graciously absorbs the crowd due to its spacious table placement and iconic, gorgeous setting with floor to ceiling windows overlooking the Public Garden. The service is top notch -- attentive and thoughtful --and the beautifully displayed food choices would please anyone from 1 to100 whether breakfast seekers or house made charcuterie and artisan cheese lovers. I won't even start on desserts!
11/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
Very comfortable, attentive
Very comfortable, attentive staff, good food and choices. All entrees about the same price but one of us as a couple chose a special verbally recited. No price was mentioned and I assumed that it would be close to other non-steak entrees on the menu but was surprised that it was more than a half again as much. I should have asked but staff usually will let you know at time of order. Thus a "lounge" meal with gratuity was quite high. Still we has a very nice time and thank the staff
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
Wonderful dining experience!
The food was simply amazing. It's always a favorite restaurant of ours! Can't wait to return!!
11/29/2013 4:00:00 PM