Bistro du Midi

4.6
2724 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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New England
1 review
Dined 9 hours ago
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

Food was okay at best!

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was incredible. Food was spectacular - had the oyster selection and tagliatelle to start. Filet and the bouillabaisse for entrees. Server was ON POINT.

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

Great fish dishes topped with immaculate service and cosy atmosphere. Highly recommended!

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New England
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Superb! Very delicious.

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New England
29 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Took long time to get our lunch. When we did the chicken was cold. It took again in a long time to get another plate of chicken which was somewhat dry because it was reheated. .

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

Tasting menu is exquisite!

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New England
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous everything however, some very loud people next to us, but what a meal....back soon!

Bistro du Midi
Responded 5 days ago

Hi Bits, Thank you for the five star review! I hope to see you soon again... for a quieter evening! ;) - Federico

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CK
New England
17 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was one of the best meals we've had in a long time! The service was fantastic, and so was the wine and food.
My husband and I split oysters a primi pasta dish (pepper tagliatelle with lobster) to start. The pasta was perfect, I highly recommend it.
I had sea bass with pork belly and peas, and my husband had the filet mignon. Both our dishes were great.
We ordered wine by the glass. They didn't have extensive glass options, but enough variety so you could get what you wanted. And of course plenty of bottles to choose from if you want to go that route.
I would definitely recommend and go back!

Bistro du Midi
Responded 5 days ago

Thank you ChristinaK, I'm so glad to read that you and your husband had a great time and enjoyed your meal! I'm looking forward to hosting you soon again - Federico

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Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Had the tasting menu which was well paced. Good service. Generous serving of wine with the wine paring. Unfortunately sat beside a sliding door that was constantly being opened and closed.

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KS
New England
14 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was really exceptional. We ordered the polenta fries and frisse salad and found them both to be very tasty. The roast chicken was excellent and the ribeye was perfect. We were surprised at the quality of the steak in comparison to the other highly regarded steaks in town. B du M's steak was better than the others. Only negative was a slightly weak cocktail, but the bartender was delightful and engaging.

Bistro du Midi
Responded 5 days ago

Hello KeriS, Thank you very much for the nice review! I'm glad you enjoyed the food although I'm sorry if the drinks didn't quite make it for you. I hope to see you again soon - Best, Federico

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m
Naples
13 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 4

Four of us went for dinner. Three dinners were inedible due to spoiled seafood. To their credit the management did not charge for these dinners, so we passed on those funds as a tip.

Bistro du Midi
Responded 5 days ago

Hello Mike, I'm so sorry to read your review, and most importantly, that you did not have a good experience with us. I would love to make up for it. Please, reach out to me at your convenience here at the restaurant at 617-426-7878 or at fsalvador@bistrodumidi.c... My best - Federico

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

50th birthday.

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SP
Switzerland
2 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good French restaurant, we are French living in Florida, we are very critical of the french cuisine, the bouillabaisse was excellent , the chocolate soufflés like we expected, the view on the common park beautiful ! We had a nice evening.

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Responded 5 days ago

Merci SabineP, It is very nice to hear that from someone who knows French cuisine very well! Hopefully we will see you next time you'll get to Boston! - Best, Federico

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New Orleans
23 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Wanted a drink before dinner and bar at the Taj was closed for renovation. Downstairs bar here turned out to be a terrific, elegant place with good service & great view of the Common, especially in good weather when doors facing street are fully open. Lighter fare than upstairs main dining available.
Dinner upstairs was excellent and if your table is near windows, view is great here too.
Friendly service appropriate for a high-end bistro (near, but not ultra polished, formal multiple servers if that's important for the occasion).
Very fresh ingredients in perfectly balanced Bouillabaisse; perfectly cooked filet (larger than I expected). I will definitely go back.

Bistro du Midi
Responded 5 days ago

Hello Rouxbidoo and thank you for the nice review! I'm glad you had a good experience at Bistro du Midi and I'm looking forward to seeing you again. My best - Federico

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VT
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good value, excellent food, but surprisingly loud later at night

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London
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

food was great. Staff was friendly. Like foie gra and duck breast. Dessert is outstanding. Definitely recommended

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Responded on June 1, 2019

Thank you for the nice five star review! :)

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Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding food and service. What a hidden gem! We will definitely be back soon.

Bistro du Midi
Responded on June 1, 2019

Thank you so much! We are glad you enjoyed your experience at Bistro du Midi. We are looking forward to seeing you soon!

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New England
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Excellent experience - we had the tasting menu and all the food was excellent. Will be back to try the summer tasting menu.

Bistro du Midi
Responded on June 1, 2019

Hello ChrisR and thank you for the nice review. Our summer tasting menu should be available by the end of June. We are looking forward to seeing you soon!

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MM
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing place, delicious food, lovely ambiance, diversified wine list and menu, and a great service. The sommelier was very knowledgeable. Perfect for a business dinner or a romantic evening.

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Orlando
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

The food was excellent. I was there twice in the same week, once for lunch and once for dinner. The service at lunch was excellent. At dinner, it could have been more polished, the server often reaching over to serve, rather than going around and serving from the proper side.

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Responded on June 1, 2019

Thank you msGS for the nice review and your feedback. We will definitely be working on improving that aspect. I'm looking forward to seeing you again soon. My best - Federico

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j
Los Angeles
100 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Very nice business lunch. Solid menu. Excellent soft shell crab.

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Responded on June 1, 2019

Thank you jkl1!

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RR
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Very good food and great service, however very slow since the place was very full and it was hard to talk with our colleagues.

Bistro du Midi
Responded on June 1, 2019

Hello RoxanaR, Thank you for the five star review! It must have been a very busy day. I hope to see you soon again. Now that the weather is improving we will most likely serve lunch and dinner daily on our patio, which offers a quieter dining option. Best - Federico

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b
Los Angeles
201 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The softshell crab was excellent. the white asparagus served with the rhubarb sauce was creative and tasty. The halibut and the bass were excellent. The service was attentive and helpful to guide us through a delightful evening.

Bistro du Midi
Responded on June 1, 2019

Thank you so much billchin for such a nice review. We are looking forward to seeing you soon.

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r
New England
16 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Every dish was prepared to perfection. The service was attentive, and got us on our way to the ballet on time. This is our favorite restaurant.

Bistro du Midi
Responded on June 1, 2019

Thank you roundtable, I'm very happy to read your nice review! We are looking forward to seeing you soon. - Federico

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New England
2 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great spot

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AB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

My lunch companion started with the garlic soup which was hearty, rich and delicious. They also were happy to parse out some of it for me to try free of charge since it was sizable portion. I also enjoyed the flavors and presentation of the Lamb TarTare.

My companion had the salmon as their entre for lunch which was very well prepared and the accouchements on the plate were decident. I had the soft shell crab sandwich and this a bit of a dissapointment. I understand this is a delicate and smaller size portion. But this was an especially small crab and the bun was enormous. It was served with fries which were very good. I love soft shell crab but would never order this dish there again. The server was pleasant but I asked about the sandwich and they did not make mention of the portion.

Bistro du Midi
Responded on June 1, 2019

Good afternoon ABCD and thank you for the review and the feedback. I'm glad you enjoyed the food but I'm sorry you weren't satisfied with the soft shell crab sandwich. I hope to see you soon again as I believe you will be able to find other good options on our menu. My best - Federico

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AC
New England
10 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Bistro Ddu Midi never disappoints. We have been a number of times and it's always great!

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Responded on June 1, 2019

Thank you AnitaC! :)

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New England
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Local beacon hill resident- just overall in love with the location and food,

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Responded on June 1, 2019

Thank you very much... It's nice to be in love! :)

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F
New England
67 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 4

It is a very pretty room but that was the highlight. I was there for Mother’s Day dinner with my husband and daughter. Our appetizers were ok, mine was actually quite good. It was the garlic soup. The meal fell apart at the entrees. My duck ravioli was awful. The pasta was very hard and crusty at the edges, as if it was very old or had been reheated one too many times. I would’ve sent it back but you know how your children hate it when you complain🤷‍♀️ My daughter’s bouillabaisse had a very unappealing fishy smell and taste. Neither one of us ate our dinners. Also when food came to the table the servers stood there and asked who ordered what. That should never happen at a good restaurant. Service was quite slow. It was a real disappointment and we won’t be back nor would we recommend it.

Bistro du Midi
Responded on May 15, 2019

Hello Fridaynightlights, I'm very sorry to understand that your evening didn't go well. I am not sure what went wrong with the food, but usually our lamb ravioli are quite tasty and the pasta is perfectly cooked and the Bouillabaisse is our signature dish. I wish you would have told us: we would have immediately exchanged those dishes for you. 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. Best - Federico

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New England
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

Atrocious service, mediocre food at best. I’ve given this place a few chances at different meal times in hopes that I’d change my mind, but every time I’m disappointed.

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Responded on May 16, 2019

Hello Anonymous, I'm very sorry to hear that you never had a good experience at Bistro du Midi. I would love to take care of you personally, if you are willing to give us another chance. I feel like we can definitely win you back! Please, give me a call at your convenience here at the restaurant at 617-426-7878 or reach out to me via email at fsalvador@bistrodumidi.c... : I would like to hear more about it and see what we can do to improve your experience at BdM. My best - Federico Salvador

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f
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 3

I found the restaurant welcoming, and the staff was very attentive and provided excellent service, however the food was bland, I ordered the Bouillabaise and found the sauce rather tasteless. My wife ordered the Halibut and although it was perfectly cooked it also didn't have the wow factor that the sticker price demanded. I found the restaurant overall very pricey for the food they served. Will try again but too many choices to try before going back.

Bistro du Midi
Responded on May 15, 2019

Hi Foodsnob, Thank you for your feedback. I'm so sorry to hear that you did not enjoy the food. Please, reach out to me at your convenience here at the restaurant at 617-426-7878, since I would like to hear more about it and make it up to you. I'm looking forward to hearing from you soon. My best - Federico

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CD
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

AMAZING!!! Everything about our dinner was exquisite. We cannot wait to return. Sitting at the bar was super fun, too.

Bistro du Midi
Responded on May 15, 2019

THANK YOU CeciliaD!! We are looking forward to having you back! :) Best - Federico

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MM
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

Very disappointing service. The salad was unimpressive. Wine selection is nice, but no assistance or non-existent sommelier. My wife’s filet was over cooked. My son had the duck which was excellent. I had the seafood stew which was ok, but clearly the chef put all the seafood in together to cook as the shrimp and calamari were both slightly rubbery and definitely over cooked. They also need to ask their wait staff not to constantly squeeze between tables to get to the kitchen. I will never visit again and certainly would recommend people find a better restaurant.

Bistro du Midi
Responded on May 15, 2019

Hello Max M., I'm so sorry to hear about such a poor experience. I understand how annoying it would be to have servers squeezing by all the time while having dinner. My apologies. I'm surprise the sommelier did not pay a visit to you: he certainly loves to recommend wines and pairings to all of our guests! I would love to make up for it, since I know we can do much better. Please, reach out to me at your convenience at the restaurant at 617-426-7878 or email me at fsalvador@bistrodumidi.c...

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MK
Tampa
11 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service was amazing. The only thing i wish would have been different was to be told about the soufflé earlier so I could have ordered it ahead of time as we could not wait for it after dinner was over due to an event following dinner.

Bistro du Midi
Responded on May 15, 2019

Hello MatthewK, Thank you for the five stars review! I'm sorry you missed the soufflé. Please, ask for me next time you'll be in, and I'll make sure we'll have one (ore more...) ready for you at the perfect time! My best - Federico

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JL
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Impeccable service. Wonderful food - the souffle at the end, the ribeye and filet were great. The octopus was perfectly cooked but overpowered by the very strong, savory sauce they used (kudos to the management, taking the criticism very graciously).

Overall, would go again. Definitely. Would want to work my way through the menu.

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CO
New England
2 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 3

Food was disappointing.

Bistro du Midi
Responded on May 19, 2019

Hello ChristineO, I'm so sorry to hear that you did not enjoy your meal. I wish to hear more. We value our guests' feedback and we constantly learn from them. Please, reach out to me at fsalvador@bistrodumidi.c... -Federico

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T
Atlantic Canada
5 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Bistro Du Midi is a great choice for brunch! I love the decor & the view. The service & the food are excellent! It is our first choice to take our many visitors from out of town.

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Responded on May 15, 2019

Hello Travellingfoodie, Thank you so much for the nice review! I'm looking forward to seeing you and your guests soon again. Best - Federico

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New England
6 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great evening! Plus...10% off the price of our meal because we were going to the theatre! 👍😁

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Responded on May 15, 2019

Thank you for the nice five star review! And the discount is actually 15% on food! Even better... ;)

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Houston
10 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food. Great service.

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

It was a lovely dinner as usual! We dodge the bullet when the two old ladies moved table, they were... interesting.
We loved everything! The crudos and shelfish/fish are always the highlights

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Responded on May 16, 2019

Hi and thank you for your nice 5 star review! I'm looking forward to having you back sometimes soon! My best - Federico

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