Bistro du Midi

4.7
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$31 to $50
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French
Bistro du Midi's cuisine features French Cuisine inspired by Coastal New England influences. Our wine list represents the true soul of a bistro wine list. In a classic French bistro, wine is very much a part of every meal. As such, we offer a variety of experiences and wines at a tremendous value in a range of prices. Our elegant yet relaxed environment overlooks Boston's beautiful Public Garden with a spectacular view. A street level Bistro features floor-to-ceiling windows, and in the spring and summer our patio provides some of the most optimal al fresco dining in the city.
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BP
New England
1 review
Dined 9 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and attentive service in an attractive dining room.

k
New England
75 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Looks a bit tired downstairs

BP
New England
7 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food!

B
New England
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service1ambience5

As a Boston Proper resident, I dine at the restaurant very often. Typically everyone is very kind however, our last visit, with a spend of $800 on a dinner celebration, the lack of appreciation was inappropriate. Regardless of the amount spent, you would think a manger would appreciate a party coming in on a Monday night, provide a celebratory dessert not when you're about to leave, and/or provide a comp some sort.

TM
New England
2 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect spot for a pre-theatre dinner. Great value with decent wine-by-the glass choices. Order the souffle dessert you will not be disappointed.

Bistro du Midi
Responded 3 days ago

Hello TomM and thank you for your review. I'm glad to read that you had a good pre-theater dinner at Bistro du Midi! I love our souffles, both the chocolate and the raspberry :). Hopefully I will see you again soon. My best - Federico

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m
New England
13 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

food was exquisite. we were wondering if there is a new chef
service was impecable as well

Bistro du Midi
Responded 3 days ago

Thank you so much for your review, mbtt. Chef Sisca opened Bistro du Midi ten years ago. He left for two years to open several restaurants but returned in January 2018. We are very happy with our current team and I am glad to read that it shows on the plates! I hope to see you again soon. My best - Federico

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e
New England
194 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect! And the BEST Burger!!

Bistro du Midi
Responded on February 21, 2020

Thank you so much eyeluv2dine! I really love our burger! The daily house-made sesame bunn might have something to do with it... :)

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RC
New England
10 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We chose Midi because we were attending a performance at the Colonial Theatre and its proximity was helpful. We also wanted something elegant for our 25th anniversary date. It did not disappoint; the upstairs room, with its view of the Public Garden, was a nice setting for a special occasion. The service was crisp, aware of the time deadline for the theatre, with dishes arriving and departing efficiently. We chose small plates and they were excellent, especially the Chatham oysters and the tagliatelle. Attention to detail was obvious throughout, from the service to the food. The wine list was a plus too. We are returning during Dine Out Boston with our sons for a chance to explore the menu more fully! (Especially to try the chocolate souffle) Our only complaint was the presence of a large group halfway through the meal appearing between rooms, boisterously gathering near the door. Do the doors close and could they have stepped out of the dining area?

Bistro du Midi
Responded 3 days ago

Good afternoon RichardC and thank you so much for the five star review. I'm glad to read that you enjoyed your dinner at Bistro du Midi and I'm looking forward to seeing you again soon. I'm so sorry about the "active" large group, though. Please, ask for me next time you're in as I would love to stop by the table and thank you personally. My best - Federico

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OT
New England
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valentines Date was excellent! Great food, great service, overall upscale experience.

Bistro du Midi
Responded 3 days ago

Thank you so much for the five star review! I'm looking forward to hosting you again soon. - Federico

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DJ
Tampa
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Wonderful food, ambience, and service as always.
Only complaint: they did away with valet parking, sending diners as the only option next door to the Four Seasons Hotel (at $37/2 hours!). So if you don't find street parking, figure on paying the price of another meal just to park.

Bistro du Midi
Responded on February 21, 2020

Hello DanJ and thank you so much for your review! I hope that the valet issue will not prevent you for coming back. Two other convenient options are also the Motor Mart garage and the parking at the Revere Hotel, both on Stuart street, two blocks from our restaurant. I hope to see you soon. My best - Federico

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AL
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was excellent and so was the food. The waiter was vertical knowledgeable about wine to pair with our lunch.

Bistro du Midi
Responded on February 21, 2020

Thank you so much for the five star review, AdrienL! I'm looking forward to seeing you again soon - Federico

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KB
New England
2 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience. The duck entree was delicious and the raspberry soufflé is incredible! Great service as well

Bistro du Midi
Responded on February 18, 2020

Thank you very much for a great five star review KatieB! I'm looking forward to seeing you again - Federico

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JS
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience4

Girl at front desk was very detached. Service was very slow and food was mediocre. I do not plan on going there again.

Bistro du Midi
Responded on February 21, 2020

Hello JamesS and thank you for your review. I'm so sorry to read about your poor experience. Please, reach out at your convenience at 617-426-7878 or at fsalvador@bistrodumidi.c... I would like to apologize personally and make it up to you. My best - Federico Salvador

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DW
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful brunch in a lovely room overlooking the Public Garden. Great for a special occasion.

Bistro du Midi
Responded on February 21, 2020

Thank you very much DonW! I'm glad to read that you enjoyed your time at Bistro du Midi and I'm looking forward to hosting you again soon. My best - Federico

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G
Naples
35 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Special visit for wife's birthday. Sunday brunch. Blown away by everything. I had oysters and mussels and they were as good as I've had in over 80 years. Mussels were HUGE and not just a few but a whole tureen and delicious. Wife had salad and pancakes also magnificent. Service was as good as it gets, not obtrusive but always there. Upstairs dining room maybe 70% full but quiet and friendly. Very comfortable - the entire experience. Even the drinks (prosecco and mimosas) were outstanding. Easy location to get to.

Bistro du Midi
Responded on February 18, 2020

Thank you so much irvG! It makes us very happy to read reviews like this! Please, ask for me next time you come in or reach out to me at 617-426-7878 or fsalvador@bistrodumidi.c... to make a reservation. I'm looking forward to hosting you again soon. My best - Federico

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T
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall1food1service4ambience4

Food was overcooked, waiter oversold specials, and food was expensive relative to experience.

Bistro du Midi
Responded on February 18, 2020

Hello Taylor, I'm so sorry to read your disappointment. Please, reach out to me at 617-426-7878 or fsalvador@bistrodumidi.c... since I would like to hear more about it and make it up to you. My best - Federico Salvador

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, the drinks, the service, the atmosphere — everything was amazing. We sat by the fire, they were attentive but not hovering, the food was a little pricier than I expected, but it was a wonderful meal with friends!

Bistro du Midi
Responded on February 21, 2020

Thank you so much for the nice review! I'm glad to read that you enjoyed every aspect of your evening at Bistro du Midi. I'm looking forward to seeing you again. My best - Federico

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TT
Denver
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was an amazing and beautiful experience! Our waiter was very attentive and kind!

Bistro du Midi
Responded on February 18, 2020

Thank you so much for the five star review, TedT! I hope to see you again soon. My best - Federico

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K
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Waited 25 minutes on valentines day after reserving a table a month in advance. Disappointing unfortunately

Bistro du Midi
Responded on February 18, 2020

Dear Kyle, I'm so sorry for the wait on Valentine's. Due to its high demand, it was a very busy dinner service and some parties ended up enjoying Bistro du Midi for a little bit longer than what we have considered they would. Please, accept my apologies and if you would like to share more, reach out to me at your convenience at 617-426-7878 or at fsalvador@bistrodumidi.c... I'm looking forward to hearing from you soon. My best - Federico Salvador

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JK
New England
6 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful! This was a return visit for us and we could not be happier!

Bistro du Midi
Responded on February 18, 2020

Thank you very much JulieK! Those five stars look great! I'm looking forward to seeing you again soon. Please, ask for me next time you come in. My best - Federico

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DA
New England
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible Valentines day dinner with my love. The black truffle burata tagliatelle was incredible. Every course was a hit!

Bistro du Midi
Responded on February 18, 2020

Thank you so much DAVIDC! I'm glad to read your satisfaction and I'm looking forward to hosting you again soon. My best - Federico

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k
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This was our first time and it was my husband's birthday and they remembered. When his dessert came, they had written happy birthday. The food and service was excellent especially for Vday. The chef is wonderful, the flavors were amazing and the beef filet was so tender and the portions were wonderful. Great food, atmosphere and service. We loved it!

Bistro du Midi
Responded on February 18, 2020

Thank you very much kimw! I'm happy to read that it has been a great birthday and Valentine's dinner. I hope to see you again soon. My best - Federico

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RB
New England
29 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food4service3ambience5

Overall good, nice view of The Common. Service ok, not great for the price of the food

Bistro du Midi
Responded on February 18, 2020

Hello RBopinion and thank you for your review. I'm sorry to read that service was somewhat disappointing. Please, reach out to me if you feel like sharing more at 617-426-7878 or fsalvador@bistrodumidi.c... My best - Federico

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SD
New England
2 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience!

Bistro du Midi
Responded on February 18, 2020

Thank you so much for the nice five star review SharonD! We are looking forward to hosting you again soon. - Federico

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K
New England
3 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience1

I don't like to give a bad review but it wasn't that great. The service was wonderful, but our table was awful. We were next to waiter area so people were at our side getting water, bread, etc...and my view was to the kitchen door that when opened I saw a black barrel all night - waiters coming in and out. The company I was with was great, so it wasn't so bad but I didn't feel I was in a special place. The other customers at different tables that could see the entire room and out the windows probably had a different experience. The steak tartar was amazing. The gnocchi was nothing special, in fact I didn't finish it, very bitter and dry, disappointing. Not worth the money.

Bistro du Midi
Responded on February 18, 2020

Hello Kimmartinez and thank you for your review. I'm so sorry if your evening didn't go as expected. I would like to make it up to you and have you enjoying Bistro du Midi at its best. Please, reach out to me at your convenience at 617-426-7878 or at fsalvador@bistrodumidi.c... I'm looking forward to hearing from you soon. My best - Federico Salvador

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8
New England
49 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Upscale pre-theatre dining. Attentive service, nice menu. A little pricey for what it is. Moderate wine list. No complaints.

Bistro du Midi
Responded on February 18, 2020

Hello 82much and thank you for your review! I'm happy to read that you enjoyed your time at Bistro du Midi. I'm sorry to understand that you found us to be a little pricey, though. Our Dinner Bistro menu, served daily on the first floor, as well as our lunch menu offer a variety of options in a moderate price range. We have over twenty five dishes under $25 and seventeen under $20. Hopefully we will see you again. My best - Federico

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c
New England
23 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Everything is expertly prepared.

Wine list is impressive, but only a handful of bottles under $100. That said, our waiter was very knowledgeable and recommended a good replacement when they ran out of our first choice.

Be sure to order the dessert soufflé!

Bistro du Midi
Responded on February 18, 2020

Thank you very much cfh1 for the nice review! I'm glad that our staff have been able to assist you and that you enjoyed your meal. I'm sorry to read that you couldn't easily find the wine you were looking for. We actually have over 100 labels under $100 on our wine list and most of them are in the $40-$50-$60 range. Please, ask for me or our beverage director Chris next time you come in: we will be glad to assist you with some good choices. My best - Federico

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OT
New England
58 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Everything was fabulous except the noise level. Every food item was spectacular, especially the duck breast and black truffle pappardelle. Oh, can't forget the chocolate torte. And the wine list was very impressive. The service was superb. It was, however, much too loud where we sat in the second floor dining room. The restaurant absolutely needs to add acoustic absorption panels on the ceiling.

Bistro du Midi
Responded on February 18, 2020

Thank you very much for the nice words on your review! I'm glad to read that you enjoyed your meal at Bistro du Midi, although I'm sorry if the noise level has been quite high. While our restaurant is rarely loud, there are times when the dining room is full, when the noise gets a bit higher. We will be looking into a solution. Join us for lunch or an early dinner: you will most definitely experience a quieter atmosphere. I'm looking forward to seeing you again soon . My best - Federico

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SM
London
136 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Another of my Boston favourites. I was seated in the downstairs bar on this quiet February Monday evening, so a bit of the buzz was missing compared to the main room upstairs, although this room is quite stylish too. The food the staff couldn't have been more sympathetic & helpful, packaging food to eat later and so on. I hope to re-visit soon at a livelier time of year and in much better shape, but it was good to see the BdM again.

Bistro du Midi
Responded on February 18, 2020

Thank you SquareMileOmnivore for the nice review! Mondays are usually quieter than other evenings. I'm glad that you had a nice experience though. If you will come back in the spring, our patio will be open and you will find a very lively Bistro, even on a Monday. Otherwise, our Main Dining Room on the second floor and its fireplace tends to be our guests' favorite during the cold months. Please, ask for me next time you come in. Best - Federico

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JP
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, fast, friendly and attentive service. Restaurant was uncharacteristically slow at lunch but pleasant as always. Varied and balanced menu is something I really appreciate.

Bistro du Midi
Responded on February 18, 2020

Thank you so much for the five star review JPat! I'm looking forward to your next visit. - Federico

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PR
New England
5 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Brunch is lovely - choice of upstairs or down, looking out at the Public Garden. Upstairs was noisy when full, but not so much that my companion and I couldn't hear each other. Very convenient for brunch prior to theater matinee.

Bistro du Midi
Responded on February 18, 2020

Thank you very much PatR for the nice review. I hope to see you again soon, maybe to try our dinner menu! My best - Federico

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OT
New England
2 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The service was wonderful! Great food as well.

Bistro du Midi
Responded on February 18, 2020

Thank you very much for the nice review! I'm looking forward to seeing you again soon! - Federico

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MK
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Excellent food and service; however the noise level was much too high for a comfortable conversation.

Bistro du Midi
Responded on February 18, 2020

Thank you for your review MariaK! I'm glad to read that you enjoyed food and service but I'm sorry to understand that you found the noise level to be high. Certain times, being busier than others, tend to be noisier. Join us for lunch or an early dinner and you will experience a very relaxing atmosphere. Please, ask for me next time you come in. My best - Federico

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OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food (had a delicious truffle soup, followed by a fresh and balanced Bouillabaise) and a very impressive, well selected international wine list. Very good service. Bread and olive oil were the only small disappointment. Desert (rasperry sorbet) was an exquisite finish !

Bistro du Midi
Responded on February 6, 2020

Thank you very much for the nice five star review! I'm glad to read that you enjoyed your time at Bistro du Midi, but I'm sorry if bread and olive oil weren't up to par. If you would like to share more details, please, reach out to me at 617-426-7878 or at fsalvador@bistrodumidi.c... I would like to hear more about it. In any case I hope to see you again soon. My best - Federico

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A
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall1food1service5ambience3

Poor food, tasteless, very limited menu

Bistro du Midi
Responded on February 4, 2020

Hello Annie, I'm so sorry to read your disappointment. Our guests usually rave about the food, so let me apologize if something went wrong. The Bistro and the Main Dining room menus offer about 50 dishes to chose from between appetizers, main courses and desserts. The Mid Day Menu, available between 3 and 5, is more limited. Please, reach out to me at your convenience at fsalvador@bistrodumidi.c.. or at 617-426-7878. I would like to hear more about it and make it up to you. My best - Federico