Bistro du Midi

4.5
2587 reviews
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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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Daily 5:00PM - 6:30PM

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1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We, and I especially, were left shook because the food was just that good

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New England
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding food and service!

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New England
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I dined here for Valentines Day. The food and service was outstanding! I am allergic to a few things and best of all I never had to worry or change items that I might have wanted to eat because of my allergy. The waiter and chef took care of it all.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Warm welcome, excellent service and great environment. Good for dating and special occasions.

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JC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Superb food, gracious and friendly service, classy design, I would gladly recommend it to a friend. A little pricey: $100 p.p. for 2 courses and wine toward the lower end of their list. But a lovely experience.

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WM
Chicago
90 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

Well located on Boylston near the Four Seasons Hotel. Warm room (upstairs). Swanky bar (downstairs) Highly attentive staff. Much of the food was too salty. Beet Gnocci was an exception. Cauliflower soup taste was a bit too subtle. Fine for a business dinner or fancy grownup celebration if you want to be in the neighborhood.

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DW
Portland
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I sent business associates here for a dinner meeting and they loved it so much they returned to dine again the night after. In Boston with a choice of so many fine restaurants, that really says something about Bistro du Midi. Their menu can please vegetarians without feeling like vegetarian dishes were begrudging concessions. Thank you BDM!

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MA
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A great place to have a very good Sunday brunch. I will certainly return.

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New England
3 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food

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New England
2 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 4

Service was terrible. Waiter did not bring us bread even though he gave it to every other table until we asked. Never checked on us. Finished dinner for a while before he came to collect our plates and bring out the dessert. He was literally checking on every table except ours, very rude and ruined our overall experience.

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New England
7 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Delicious food, great ambiance, a little spotty on the service.....

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1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

The food is tasty. But I wam so cunfused why they couldn't tell me the real quantity of each, even I asked them
twice. They said the amount was for each person, but ceetainly not, too much! And for ice-cream, I want to order one for each person, never say 'share'! But they gave me 'sharing' peices. I could hardly believe it is the action of a French restaraunt.

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New England
7 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Overall a nice experience. Cauliflower soup was delicious. We had to send our salad back because they did not serve the dressing on the side as requested. They readily acocmadated the request.. The salmon dish was excellent. The side of potatoes were good, buy were salted-something we are not used to. We had the sorbet for dessert which was excellent. I would come here again.

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AL
New England
7 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

I ordered the Salmon and loved it! It was very well cooked - crispy on the outside, soft inside. Nice environment, definitely suitable for a date night!

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AM
Mexico City
3 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

There is an amazing brunch menu, duck and waffles were crazy! Also, the service was great!

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KT
New England
31 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

It was a good place for a nice pre-theater brunch and cocktail.

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p
New England
3 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I decided after our first visit that I would bring friends for my birthday!

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New England
5 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We had an amazing time. There was a party in the room which took away from the experience and the view..

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A
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Loved our very FRENCH meal here. Was great for befor the play at Boston opera house

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EW
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

We made a reservation for 7pm and arrived 10 minutes early. Staff told us the table was not ready yet and would take a few minutes. After about 8 minutes, we went upstairs and noticed half the dining room was empty. All tables were already setup. Why they made us wait the 8 minutes, I have no idea.

The Tuna Tartare was fresh but lacked flavor. Presentation was mediocre with dark colors.

I ordered the Monkfish and Escargot as an entree and the monkfish was excellent in flavor and temperature. The escargots were cold, bland, chewy and rather fishy. Plating was very pleasing.

The Seafood Bouillabaisse was a good portion and temperature was served hot. However, flavor was not the best as it was over seasoned. The flavors took away from the freshness of the seafood.

The Chocolate Souffle was the best item served. It was the perfect consistency and texture. Very light and moist in the center with a small scoop of ice-cream. Our waitress also brought the Chocolate Stout Gingerbread with Eggnog Ice-Cream for the birthday girl at the table. That was also excellent in flavor and texture.

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New England
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2019
Overall 5food 2service 5ambience 5

Salad was all iceberg. Not very nutritious offerings.

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New England
11 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Bistro du Midi is one of my favorite places in Boston. I often take out of town guests there as I did last Saturday. The meal was excellent and the service attentive yet non-intrusive. The room is so comfortable and lively without being too noisy to talk.

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w
New England
20 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Food was very good. It is very overpriced compared to many of the finer restaurants in Boston.

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New England
4 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The space is beautiful, both downstairs, where thesre’s a casual, bar ambiance, and upstairs in the more refined restaurant area. The staff isvery professional and buttoned-up but not at all stuffy. The food is complex and interesting but absolutely delicious and never too “creative”. Have the octopus appetizer. No kidding.

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New England
58 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Bistro du Midi never disappoints. We went there for brunch before the theater. Seated by the window, it was a bit crowded but once the table next door vacated, things quieted down. The service was wonderful. Wait person was personable and attentive but let us linger for 2 hours enjoying the food. The cauliflower soup was an interesting combination of flavors and textures. We shared the entrees... Lemon ricotta pancakes were incredibly yummy... very decadent and feta, mushroom omelet. Omelet was a little bland but the accompanying fries were nice and spicy and it came with a light salad on the side. The menu has something for everyone and the bill came in under $100 for 2 appetizers, 2 entrees and 2 cocktails which we thought was quite reasonable. Great ambiance with a view of the Common. Dinner menu looked equally intriguing, but a little pricier.

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New England
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Went for a romantic birthday dinner. The ambiance was a bit less romantic and cozy than I’d hoped. The noise level was louder than expected, due in part to a private party next to the main dining room, but also due to the room’s acoustics and openness. The table for two we sat at was narrow and long, so that I felt too far away from my partner to hold hands or speak at a softer volume. The food, however, was delicious!

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CB
London
7 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 2

Food was outstanding, service was excellent. ONLY problem is the noise level. We were there with another couple and all four of noticed that we had to lean in to hear, that we were asking each other to repeat things and generally distracted by the noise (and no we are young and have good hearing!).

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Philadelphia
34 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have been to Bistro du Midi 3 times and each time has been outstanding. You won’t go wrong here. A very special restaurant.

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New England
7 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Very good food. Same goes for service, but they seemed to be a bit understaffed for a high quality restaurant. The dining room is on the second floor, but the bathroom is on the first where the bar is. Not ideal.

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Philadelphia
89 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

Omelettes and steak were unpleasantly salty

Our server was nice but will disappear for long periods of time with no one checking on us (restaurant was not full)

Poached eggs were served cold

Overall a disappointing experience (for my party of six) for such an establishment

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AL
New England
2 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Met a friend for lunch. We sat downstairs where it is elegant and comfortable.

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New England
10 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was absolutely amazing! It was truly Perfect in every way!

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New England
5 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

I lean towards vegetarian and the menu was wonderful for my preferences - beet gnocchi yumm.
Beautiful view and not at all rushed by our waiter.
I plan to return.

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New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

1/2 bottle cost the same as a full bottle elsewhere. Otherwise decent value

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PR
New England
9 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful dining experience with fabulous food and gracious service in a comfortable setting.

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j
New England
3 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Mom came in town. We both loved this place! Nice ambience if you get the window seat overlooking the common. The tasting menu was incredible! The dessert duck egg creams brûlée with IPA chocolate ice cream was amazing!

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KA
New England
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Have been there several times and it has always been a very pleasant experience. Good food, good service, nice ambiance, easy valet parking in and out. Quality is always high.

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New England
2 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Came for dinner. Exceptional food, exceptional service, great space! Probably the best meal we’ve had in a couple years. This was our first time here and it’s definitely a (the?) new favorite. Fantastic.

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New England
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Went there to celebrate New Year’s Eve they presented us with a prefixed menu there nothing I could eat from prefixed so the manager gave us a bar menu. Due prefix there were a lot of empty tables . Next please remove your prefix menu like other restaurants and give everyone a wider choice
Thank you

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New England
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 2

New Years Eve dinner couldn’t have been worse. All the food tasted like it was pre-made the day before. All four of us were equally disappointed with our food. Really embarrassed for the restaurant. So far off the mark that it’s hard to imagine good food coming out of that kitchen...ever. Sorry for the harsh words but it felt like you went out of your way to make the food taste so poorly.

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