Bistro du Midi

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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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Come and join us at Bistro du Midi with your favorite one for the most romantic dinner of the year! Let us delight you with Chef Robert Sisca's five-course Valentine's tasting menu for $110. Specialty cocktails and an exciting wine selection will add fun and flavor to your evening!

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JC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We had a lovely dinner. The dining room is very nice, pretty views of The Garden, bustling and lively Saturday night atmosphere. Our server Nick was great. Very Nice Pinot from Oregon!

Bistro du Midi
Responded 16 hours ago

Thank you very much JulieC for the nice review. We hope to see you again soon! - Federico

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G
Cheshire
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food3service3ambience3

We were so pleased to have secured a table at Bistro du Midi but we ended up being sorely disappointed. The food was nicely presented but everything was so peppery! The sauce which accompanied both the duck and the ribeye was very hot and peppery and the fingerling potatoes had far too much ground pepper on them. Not everybody likes pepper on their food- leave it to the diner to add the seasoning. Also, disappointed with the service; we had ordered a glass of wine to enjoy with our entree but the server forgot about it and brought it just as I was putting the last piece of duck in my mouth and my husband was just about to finish his (very peppery) steak. On a positive note, the chocolate and framboise soufflé were divine. An extravagant meal we didn’t enjoy!

Bistro du Midi
Responded 16 hours ago

Dear Glyngirl, I am so sorry to read about your disappointing dinner. I can understand how your expectation have not been met and I would love to make it up to you. Please, reach out to me at your convenience at 617-426-7878 or at fsalvador@bistrodumidi.c... I hope to hear from you soon. My best - Federico Salvador

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b
New England
11 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food1service3ambience3

We arrived on time for our reservation, when the restaurant is pretty much empty. The reception people (both downstairs and upstairs, where the main dining room is) kept us waiting without even acknowledging that we were standing there. There were only two other tables when we sat down but our appetizers didn't arrive until 50 minutes after we sat down. Both my husband and I found the food quality truly poor for the high price and nowhere near the standard of other expensive restaurants. We ordered seafood dishes and we were just totally disappointed by all of them--the veggies were not fresh, the soup tasted like it came from a can (and you don't taste any of the ingredients in the description), the seafood either had no taste or was over cooked, lots of huge pieces of sands in the mussels, and the seafood stock was overly salty. If you are looking to spend money at a luxury restaurant, there are many more better ones in the Boston area--stay away from Bistro du Midi!

Bistro du Midi
Responded 16 hours ago

Dear bbxb, My most sincere apologies for such a disappointing evening. I am not sure what went wrong at the door but the long wait is definitely not acceptable. The same applies to the food: we want our guests to leave very satisfied and, while that's normally the case, I'm so sorry to read about your poor experience. Please, reach out to me at your convenience at 617-426-7878 or fsalvador@bistrodumidi.c... I would like to hear more about it and make it up to you. My best - Federico Salvador

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F
New England
81 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bistro du Midi has a wonderful serene view of the Public Garden, and the atmosphere inside is also serene and always quiet enough for dinner conversations. The staff is, without exception, friendly, helpful, and knowledgeable. The food is delicious. It is a treat whether one eats in the bar on the first floor or the dining room on the second.

Bistro du Midi
Responded 16 hours ago

Hello Fantastico and thank you very much for your review! I'm glad to read that you enjoyed every aspect of your time with us and I'm looking forward to hosting you again soon. My best - Federico

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience4

This was the fourth time I had eaten at Cafe du Midi in the last 10 years. Maybe I made the mistake of ordering seafood on the Monday of a long weekend. But, the octopus appetizer was not fresh. The bouillabaisse was bad with little flavor and the seafood not fresh. The bread sticks brought out were stale. Very disappointed and not sure I will return.

Bistro du Midi
Responded 7 days ago

Hello! I'm so sorry to read about such a disappointing meal. We definitely don't want our guests to ever leave dissatisfied. Chef and I would like to hear more about it. Please, reach out to me 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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F
New England
9 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food in a relaxed atmosphere.

Bistro du Midi
Responded 7 days ago

Thank you very much for the five star review, Foodguy! :)

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LS
New England
9 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

This is a charming very pretty, well-located restaurant. We were there for a Sunday Brunch. The menu was very comprehensive and interesting. Each dish we had was well-prepared and reflective of the quality of the food. Service was excellent, quite professional but still friendly. Definitely worth enjoying a meal here. A bit expensive but overall a good value.

Bistro du Midi
Responded 4 days ago

Hello LorettaS and thank you so much for the nice review! I'm glad to read that you enjoy every aspect of your experience at Bistro du Midi and I'm looking forward to hosting you again soon. My best - Federico

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DR
New England
5 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An European wonder qith the best veiw of The Gardens

Bistro du Midi
Responded 4 days ago

Hello DaniellaR and thank you so much for the nice review! - Federico

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DV
New England
4 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was outstanding as always, as was the service.

Bistro du Midi
Responded 7 days ago

Thank you so much DwightV! We are looking forward to seeing you again soon!

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R
New England
5 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

i live in the neighborhood so I go there at least once a week. The food and services is good and I liked it that is never too noisy even if the restaurant is full

Bistro du Midi
Responded 4 days ago

Hello Roya and thank you very much for the nice review! Please, make sure to ask for me next time you're in as I would like to say hello. My best - Federico

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Raleigh
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience. Split our meals. Amazing ambiance. Best duck I’ve ever had.

Bistro du Midi
Responded 4 days ago

Thank you very much OmarH for the nice five star review! I love the duck as well! :) I'm looking forward to your next visit. My best - Federico

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AB
New England
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Easy parking in front - got lucky! Quiet enough to talk. Great food and attentive server. Great spot!

Bistro du Midi
Responded 4 days ago

Thank you AmandaB for the nice words and the five stars! I'm looking forward to hosting you again soon. My best - Federico

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T
New England
125 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very expensive and very very expensive wine list starting at 100 and going way up. Duck very Good, cooked perfectly. My wife enjoyed her gnocchi et al very much. Order the chocolate souffle.

Bistro du Midi
Responded on January 18, 2020

Thank you very much Tommy for the nice review. I'm glad that you enjoyed your meal but I'm sorry to read that you find us to be expensive. Our appetizers range from $15 to $26 and the main courses start at $26. Also, our Bistro menu, has many affordable salads, sandwiches and flatbreads. We 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 next time you come in: I would love to assist you with some good choices. My best - Federico

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OT
New England
3 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have been to bistro du midi many times now from early brunches to late afternoon happy hours - safe to say it’s one of my favorite restaurants in the city with consistently high quality food. Do not miss the staple dessert soufflé. Also, the flat breads are also great choices.

Bistro du Midi
Responded on January 18, 2020

Thank you very much for a stellar review! I agree: soufflé and flatbreads are quite delicious! :) I'm looking forward to seeing you again soon. My best - Federico

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EH
New England
2 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

High praise for the ambiance, food and staff especially Drew. Our night was lovely and except for the 25 person party in the adjoining room, all was perfect...A bit noisy and probably should have asked to move! The tasting menu was wonderful but a lot to eat....Got to the point of tasting instead of finishing each coarse.....

Bistro du Midi
Responded on January 18, 2020

Hello EmilyH and thank you for the nice review! I'm glad that our staff has been good at taking care of you! I'm sorry for the noisy party: next time we will be more careful at seating you. Happy to read that you enjoyed the food and I'm looking forward to seeing you again soon. My best - Federico

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P
New England
47 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful brunch. Impeccable service. We were seated upstairs with wonderful views of the Public Garden. And most of all delicious food. You can tell it's a very well run restaurant. Compliments!

Bistro du Midi
Responded on January 18, 2020

Thank you so much for the kind words, Pefuti. I'm happy to read that you enjoyed every aspect of your brunch and I'm looking forward to seeing you again soon. My best - Federico

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AC
New England
13 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been to Bistro du Midi a number of times and it NEVER disappoints. It consistently great! Food is always excellent. Unique combinations, great flavors and good sized portions. Drinks are always yummy. Good wine selection. Service is always top notch. Give it a shot - YOU WON'T BE DISAPPOINTED!

Bistro du Midi
Responded on January 18, 2020

Hello AnitaC and thank you very much for such a nice five star review! It is good to be liked so much! Please, ask for me next time you come in, as I would like to thank you personally. We are looking forward to hosting you again soon. My best - Federico

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b
New England
10 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent and amazing

Bistro du Midi
Responded on January 8, 2020

Thank you very much for the five star review and the nice words bab36!! Best - Federico

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s
New England
36 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our 6th time coming Consistently good food and outstanding service

Bistro du Midi
Responded on January 8, 2020

Hello sunam! I'm glad to read about it, and thank you very much for the five star review! Please, ask for me next time you come in! My best - Federico

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PL
New England
14 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We dined on Saturday evening and thoroughly enjoyed our meal. Service was very good, well paced and there when we needed it but not rushed. The food was very nice indeed. We had some oysters that were well shucked served over ice and the shells had been scrubbed clean so no grit! There were plump and full of brine. My wife had the mushroom soup which was excellent I had the foi gras terrine which was masterful. My wife chose two smaller plates for dinner; the beet salad with burata which was presented beautifully and then had the chestnut gnocchi without the meat. This particular dish had a touch too much acidity with a tomato sauce and sharp perception cheese. The gnocchi was light had hand made. Only suggestion would be that if ordered as a vegetarian option as my wife did that perhaps a lighter touch on the cheese. The chestnut flavor was lost. I ordered the venison loin that came perfectly cooked (medium rare) and the side of fried polenta offered a nice contrast. For desert we had the chocolate soufflé. If a cloud and a chocolate bar had a baby it would be this dish. Served high, warm and with a nice cool side of ice cream. Drinks were stiff and well done and a very good list of wine by the glass. All in all a a very civilized and cultured meal served by friendly staff. Who ever is preparing the food has a deft hand. Reasonable priced for this level of dining. Comparable to Sorrelina.

Bistro du Midi
Responded on January 8, 2020

Hello PhilL and thank you very much for such a nice review! I'm very happy to read your words and I'm glad to understand your and your wife's satisfaction! I'm sorry about the gnocchi, though. I have spoke to the Chef and he agrees that the dish should have minimal tomato, so the acidity doesn't over power the delicate chestnut flavor. We are looking forward to see you again soon and please, don't hesitate to ask for me next time you're in. My best - Federico

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IZ
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

NYE of 2019. Great value, great food, and great services. Couldn’t be happier to spend the last day of 2019 here at Midi!

All dishes were outstanding, personally, beet salad was my favorite appetizers, it’s really fresh and delicate, loved it. I am a sweet person, so I am obsessed with the desserts. Chocolate torte has a creamy and smooth texture, you can tasted that this is made from a luxury chocolat. Lemon tart was fresh, and ice cream with it also demonstrated the dish well.

Looking forward to the new menus in 2020.

Bistro du Midi
Responded on January 8, 2020

Hello IvyZ and thank you again for another great review! I'm glad to read that New Year's Eve has represented another pleasant experience for you! Our Pastry Chef Justin will be very happy to hear about your satisfaction for those desserts. Get ready: our new tasting menu will be available by the end of February and will feature Shellfish and Caviar! - Federico

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WF
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A beautiful space, where Biba used to be, overlooking the Public Garden: the food great, the service discreet, helpful, unhurried, the atmosphere wonderful: a perfect place for any special occasion that would be enhanced by a lovely dinner, a lovely evening.

Bistro du Midi
Responded on January 4, 2020

It is good to read your beautiful review WilliamF, thank you very much! I am looking forward to seeing you again soon. My best - Federico

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OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful meal tonight. Well priced menu with delicious food and friendly staff

Bistro du Midi
Responded on January 4, 2020

Thank you so much for the nice words and the five stars! We are looking forward to having you back soon! - Federico

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T
Philadelphia
54 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

beautiful..great service..food was good..halibut was cooked well but bland..steak, duck perfect...salmon a slight bit overdone

Bistro du Midi
Responded on January 4, 2020

Thank you so much for the nice review Tourman! I am happy to read that you enjoyed your time at Bistro du Midi, although I'm sorry to understand that the halibut wasn't your favorite. Please, ask for me next time you come in. My best - Federico

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KB
New England
24 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We loved Bistro du Midi. The food, the view and the ambiance were wonderful. The only two drawbacks were that we had an 11 am reservation and, while we were the first ones there, we had to wait til 11:15 to be seated. They said they weren't ready to begin service. The host went outside to have a cigarette while we waited. Secondly, the service was good, but not stellar. Things like sauce on the side, or another glass of wine, were slow to arrive. However, it was a wonderful meal!

Bistro du Midi
Responded on January 4, 2020

Thank you for your review KimmB. I'm glad to read that you enjoyed your brunch at Bistro du Midi but let me apologize for the delay in seating you and the wait for extra items. Please, reach out to me at your convenience at 617-426-7878 or fsalvador@bistrodumidi.c.. as I would like to hear more about it and make it up to you. My best - Federico Salvador

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FH
New England
13 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very good food and service. Nice ambiance. Extensive, well organized wine list.

Bistro du Midi
Responded on January 4, 2020

Thank you for your review FrankH! I hope to see you again soon. My best - Federico

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RG
New England
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent across the board. Food, service, ambiance. Good space around tables.

Bistro du Midi
Responded on January 4, 2020

Thank you very much for the five star review, RobertG! I'm looking forward to hosting you again soon. My best - Federico

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Good was ok. They ran out of a dish at 1pm. Seems like poor planning. Service overall was ok to poor. Had higher expectations.

b
New England
10 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Extraordinary food and considerate staff combine with a delightful ambiance to offer a tip-top occasion.

e
Pittsburgh
33 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed every aspect of our visit. And the view toward the Public Gardens was lovely.

Bistro du Midi
Responded on January 4, 2020

That is a good view indeed! :) Thank you very much experiential for the nice five star review. The team at Bistro du Midi is looking forward to taking care of you again! Best - Federico

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DS
New England
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Only criticism was no valet service

l
New England
4 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Well presented and seasoned food....excellent experience for a special occasion

l
London
6 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great brunch !

Bistro du Midi
Responded on December 27, 2019

Thank you so much lewish! Happy holidays - Federico

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NV
New England
2 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Annual dinner before The Nutcracker

Bistro du Midi
Responded on December 27, 2019

:)

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W
New England
67 reviews