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
348 reviews since May 20, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.6
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
95% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (253)fit for foodies (209)romantic (175)notable wine list (113)hot spot (77)neighborhood gem (73)good for groups (60)vibrant bar scene (57)great for brunch (52)late-night find (18)great for lunch (8)great for outdoor dining (5)kid-friendly (5)scenic view (1)Show More
  • Food was fantastic!!! Just
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 8/14/2008
    Food was fantastic!!! Just a great experience overall. Service, atmosphere, food.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • I went for the Boston Restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 8/14/2008
    I went for the Boston Restaurant Week with the fixed price menu. The hangar steak was very tough and grissly. The waiter very kindly offered to get me another. The manager then said that all of them would be the same, as this is typical for this cut of meat (?). They then offered me one of the other Restaurant Week offerings and were very nice about it, bending over backwards to make sure I was happy. I'm not sure I buy the story about the steak. If it is always that bad, I'm not sure they should serve it. But in the end the customer service was very good. The mushroom risotto was very good. The dark chocolate mousse was perhaps the best chocolate mousse I have ever tasted.
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  • What an excellent dining experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 8/13/2008
    What an excellent dining experience! We felt very welcome even though it was restaurant week and they are immensely busy. The food as well as the service was outstanding. I would recommend it to anybody!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • This place is fantastic.
    gilltino
    Dined on 8/13/2008
    This place is fantastic. It's one of the rare places that serves dishes off their regular menu for restaurant week and is very high quality. Everything is fabulous!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The food was delicious and
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/12/2008
    The food was delicious and the service was attentive. Will definitely go back!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, notable wine list, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 4 of us were very impressed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 8/11/2008
    4 of us were very impressed with the food and service. One of my personal favorites in all of Boston.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • During Restaurant Week, they
    BostonianVIP
    Dined on 8/11/2008
    During Restaurant Week, they could have been a bit more generous with vegetables on the price fixed menue, but the food was wonderful.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, notable wine list, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • I tried this during restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 8/10/2008
    I tried this during restaurant week, so the typical menu wasn't being served. The main course was average, and desert (chocolate mouse) was too sickly sweet to eat.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • This was a great restaurant.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 8/10/2008
    This was a great restaurant. The food was excellent and the atmosphere put it over the top. Mistral is one of my new favorite restaurants in Boston. I will likely come back again with clients and friends.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Awesome food, cool restaurant,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 8/1/2008
    Awesome food, cool restaurant, great service...definitely expensive, but the food was worth it
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fantastic place. The food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 8/1/2008
    Fantastic place. The food was excellent. One of the best restaurant I've been to in Boston. Can't wait to go again.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • My wife and I had a wonderful
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 7/26/2008
    My wife and I had a wonderful time at Mistral. It was our first time dining at Mistral and the food and service were exceptional. Our hostess asked if we wanted to have a drink at the bar, which was a very kind gesture that made us feel welcomed and unhurried. The service was both personal and professional. Our waiter was very helpful recommending dishes and a good wine. I was also impressed that everyone that stopped by our table, from the manager to the food servers, were engaging and sincere. A waitress who didn't even have our table stopped by to refill my water glass. Where else would a waitress fill your water glass, let alone one who didn't even have your table? These details matter and they didn't go unnoticed. Many thanks.
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • We had a reservation at 6pm,
    Loud
    Dined on 7/25/2008
    We had a reservation at 6pm, one of the first diners of the evening. Bar was quiet and had a nice chat with the bartender. Dover Sole was phenomenal (but very expensive) and could have been shared by two (but was just as great the next day). The Staff were very warm and welcoming and not at all pretentious. It was a wonderful Birthday!! Thank you Mistral for being part of my special day :)
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I hadn't been to Mistral in
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 7/25/2008
    I hadn't been to Mistral in years - and I have to say, it is still magnificent! A truly great restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Mistral was superb. The waiter
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 7/18/2008
    Mistral was superb. The waiter was outstanding. He was attentive, didn't rush us, and also pointed out the vegetarian options on the menu for my vegetarian friend (as well as telling her that they could make a veggie platter that wasn't on the menu! this is what I had, and it was great!). My parents came as well, and they loved it. We'd all definitely go back. The atmosphere is quiet and elegant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Waitress was professional
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 7/17/2008
    Waitress was professional but lack human touch. We were there on a Thursday night to celebrate 2 wedding anniversaries but the atmosphere felt too "corporate".
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • As always, fantastic service,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 7/16/2008
    As always, fantastic service, great table and excellent food. One of my favs.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Our dining experience saturday
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 7/12/2008
    Our dining experience saturday was remarkable. The owner and staff went out of their way to make us feel welcome. The food was extraordinary. I cannot wait to go back and perhaps become a regular there.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I usually never like the food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/12/2008
    I usually never like the food when I eat out. However, Mistral was different... the food was excellent! The rack of lamb was to die for. It was cooked perfectly! And the blueberry Cosmo was delicious!I would highly recommend Mistral!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always and consistently excellent.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 7/6/2008
    Always and consistently excellent. We love dining there.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Perfect. Knowledgeable waiter
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 6/30/2008
    Perfect. Knowledgeable waiter who said just enough but not too much. The atmosphere was bright, great use of the natural light with the large windows. The pace of dinner worked, not rushed but not drawn out. The food...the waiter knew his starters and entrees and could make the dishes come alive from the menu.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent food and wine list
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004
    Dined on 6/27/2008
    Excellent food and wine list priced appropriately.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Mistral has really gotten
    SopranoVIP
    Dined on 6/26/2008
    Mistral has really gotten too loud and the service is mixed lately. It would be great to see this place restored to a more provence atmosphere and theme. It would also help if more specials were added.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We arrived promptly at 9:00
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 6/25/2008
    We arrived promptly at 9:00 PM, but we were not seated in our reservation until 9:25 PM. But, my wife ordered something that was not what she wanted and the waiters were very kind to promptly change it. In general it was a very good experience!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • This was the second time I
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 6/21/2008
    This was the second time I dined at Mistral and it was just as good as the first! The food was excellent and so was the service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, hot spot
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Never disappoints--one of
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 6/18/2008
    Never disappoints--one of my favorite places in town. The only thing that bothered me about this particular dining experience was where they seated me. I had requested a good table because my friends and I were celebrating and they seated us in the back of the room right by the service entrance. I asked to be re-seated and got an excellent table, but I just don't understand why despite all the open tables and my request, they initially stuck is in one of the worst tables in the house.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We enjoyed celebrating our
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004
    Dined on 6/16/2008
    We enjoyed celebrating our 45th wedding anniversary in this delicious and friendly setting. Thank you for a memorable evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I liked the decor - a take
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 6/14/2008
    I liked the decor - a take on modern forestry. Very nice and calming with a hip edge. One of the hostess's dresses was a little too short for the caliber of the restaurant but that was my biggest complaint. Servers and bus staff were prompt and attentive. Changed a drink we didnt like to a glass of wine without charging. The crab stuffed ravioli and avocado-crab soup were fantastique! My blueberry martini was unoffensive (and I hate martinis!). and the ganache was to die for!!! Overall an excellent meal. Not one thing I ate was questionable. Good work!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fabulous meal as always.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 6/10/2008
    Fabulous meal as always. Service this time was outstanding.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • This was my second time dining
    OpenTable Diner Since 2002
    Dined on 6/8/2008
    This was my second time dining at Mistral and everything - from the pre-dinner drinks, to the appetizers to the entrees, the wine selected for us and dessert - was absolutely perfect. This is quickly becoming one of my all time restaurants in Boston - one I know I can come back to time and time again for a perfectly executed meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The food was disappointing.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004
    Dined on 6/8/2008
    The food was disappointing. The fish was overdone, the gnocchi were bland and the beef was ordered rare, but also overdone and not as flavorful as it should have been. We are accustomed to dining at such restaurants as Proof (DC) and Jaleo (DC) and Mistral was more expensive, yet far lower in quality. We were quite disappointed.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • We really enjoyed our meal.
    RadmooVIP
    Dined on 6/8/2008
    We really enjoyed our meal. Also, as it was a VERY hot Sunday in Boston, as well as game 2 of Celtics/Lakers series, the restaurant was fairly quiet which in our opinions, added to the overall experience. We had been given a gift card so most of the cost was covered. But in truth, it was a very pricey meal and I"m not quite sure it was THAT outstanding. Excellent, mind you, but not a "knock your socks off" experience. Having said that, we would more than likely return to Mistral.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • we had an incredible waitress,
    hahveyVIP
    Dined on 6/5/2008
    we had an incredible waitress, so i'm tempted to rate the service at 5 stars. overall, the ambiance was romantic and tasteful, but lacking character. the food was wonderful, but i wasn't blown away by inventive dishes on the menu. meaning, my steak was cooked perfectly and the greens accompanying it were also delicious, but it wasn't a new take on steak. like i said, i am tempted to rate the restaurant 5 stars, but better restaurants do exist. even in boston.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Had a table by the wait closet
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 6/3/2008
    Had a table by the wait closet in far corner. Food and wine great. Sorry we didn't push for a better empty table on front end.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Wonderful food, wonderful
    ElinVIP
    Dined on 6/3/2008
    Wonderful food, wonderful service, vibrant bar, gorgeous atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We had a terrific experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 6/1/2008
    We had a terrific experience with one exception. At about 8:15pm, a group sat next to us with a 2 year old who was uncontrollable. This is not the type of place to bring an out of control toddler; A happy meal would be the order of the day. Unfortunately, that took away from an otherwise great dining experience.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
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    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Very, very nice. Dining room
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 5/31/2008
    Very, very nice. Dining room a little tight and as a result noisy. Lovely, overall.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fantastic! Always enjoy every
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 5/30/2008
    Fantastic! Always enjoy every mouth watering bite. My opinion on the Soft Crab.. I think it should be an appetizer. Very good though. We will be back soon.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Mistral was terrific. Excellent
    Juneauite
    Dined on 5/30/2008
    Mistral was terrific. Excellent meal, friendly service and nice atmosphere. At least during our visit it was fairly noisy and lively, in a cheerful way. Probably not a spot for a quiet romantic meal, but an excellent venue for meeting friends.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Outstanding service,food,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 5/24/2008
    Outstanding service,food, atmosphere. I wish I could make it over there more often. It was my girlfriends birthday and her first time there, although I have dined there for years. Mistral is the only restaurant that consistently delivers an excellent dinning experience in Boston. Top notch! Can't wait to come back.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, romantic, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall