Bistro du Midi

4.7
3240 Reviews
$31 to $50
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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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Diner temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 3240 people are saying
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4.6
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4.6
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LS2014
Raleigh
81 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I love this place. Total neighborhood gem. I’m sure the food is amazing. My dietary restrictions make it hard for me to find much on the menu. The service is excellent. The setting is fantastic.

JP
JPaddelle
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Over priced for what it was.

Don't bother dressing up if you dine there, because nobody else does.

Very expensive for such a ' casual' setting and a little pretentious as a result of this.

GF
vipGlutenFree1
New England
24 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Greatyerrifoc

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patricks
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful menu, food and atmosphere with great service. Located across from the Commons- convenient downtown locaiton.

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vipItalianshopper
New England
83 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had to wait a little while for our food to be delivered but it was great

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vipPete
New England
18 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall1food1service3ambience2

Food was very disappointing. Expensive but not worth it. Halibut overcooked and the seafood in the bouillabaisse was flavorless.

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vipVzls
Fort Lauderdale
99 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

High end food wit excellent service and great menu. The mussels are superb.

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JoshV
Caribbean
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service and great food, try the tuna tartare and the salmon, a must. We also loved the wine list, great producers!!

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OpenTable Diner
Wilmington
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The perfect spot and evening for a girl’s trip to Boston! The service was impeccable as was the food and wine! Thank you for making it extra special.

GR
vipGREAT
New England
18 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience2

I had the burger and frites. It was very good. My friend has the omelet which was a major disappointment. The menu claimed spinach but there were about 2 leaves. Underwhelming @ best!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Austin
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

$12 for a tiny scoop of hazelnut ice cream was a bit egregious, but everything else was pretty great. Will return!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Caribbean
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice atmosphere, great service and delicious food! Couldn't be better!

CA
ChrisA
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food!

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Mike
New England
3 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal after going to the symphony. Always great food. Excellent wine list. Best Manhattan cocktail I've ever had.

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vippatB
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Food is really good. But for a bistro, it’s expensive…..in France a bistro is a small inexpensive restaurant serving simple but good food.

FT
FoodandThought
Toronto
39 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Eclectic and delicious tasting menu with wine pairings that was well thought out and very nicely paired. Service needs to be refined a touch - they should serve the women first (sexist or chivalrous- you decide) and avoid reaching over guests. Not a big deal as the food made up for any service lapses.

MK
MariaK
New England
4 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice place. Great service. We sat outside. Would go again!

JK
JayK
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We requested outdoor seating and the staff was very accommodating. Service was great, the menu varied, and the lunch food very good. The carrot soup was creamy and delicious, the burgers very tasty. The French fries arrived cold but were quickly replaced with ones that were hot and very delicious. The moderate noise rating refers to traffic on busy Boylston Street, so we have no reading of indoor noise level, but my sense on walking through to use the restroom is that it was very peaceful indoors.

KM
vipKarinM
New England
4 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We loved dinning at Bistro du midi! Beautiful atmosphere and delicious food. Service from waiter could use improvement.

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AlmaS
New England
7 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The food is outstanding!! It’s really worth the wait and the money. The service was really slow. But we noticed they’re very shortstaffed. it wasn’t a that big deal even though I was pretty hungry. The ambiance is quite New England , extremely simple for my taste. But it’s also understandable.
I’d definitely come back for delicious food

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Luka
New England
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved this place.
Meeting with friends, family dinner, clients or a simple date - Du Midi is always great.

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Doris
Detroit
17 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

There food is fantastic. I tasted the best rib eye and pasta carbonara in my life.

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vipBOSNYCFOODIE
New England
35 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Nice location being right across the way from the public garden with good views of the area. Cocktails on the menu were great. The straightforward dirty martini that we ordered... Not so much. The tuna tartare tasted fresh and delicious. Oysters were fresh as well. Spanish octopus was delicious but wish you got more than one tentacle. The rib eye steak was delicious as well but the filet mignon came out rather bland and tasted burnt though it was appropriately medium rare in cooking. The pomme purée was delicious as well. Our only gripe - the Brussels were not cooked through at all, tasted raw and were cold inside. Had to send them back. Overall, would probably not go back.

FG
vipFoodGeneral
New England
14 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friends night out. Excellent food, atmosphere and service!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was amazing and the romantic setting is why I came back. The food was absolutely delicious.

CM
vipChrisM
New England
23 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Delicious brunch in a beautiful setting! We really enjoyed our meal in the upstairs dining room at Bistro du Midi. We started with a sampling of the pastries and cups of coffee. Both reminded us of Paris - flaky croissants and good coffee (although the cups are way too small)! Continuing on the theme of being in France, most of us followed up with Croque Madame. Excellent cheese and ham with the perfectly cooked egg on top! The others ordered Lemon Ricotta pancakes (emphasis on lemon!) and fresh fruit plate with a side of perfectly poached eggs.
The service was a bit too much like being in France: good when they do pay attention to you. The various staff were politely friendly, but not as attentive (e.g. having to get refills of the aforementioned cups required us having to track someone down to ask on multiple occasions) as we would have liked. My guess is the general staffing shortage at restaurants has also affected this place.

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vipGeorgiaK
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Food is usually good but brunch was disappointing. I ordered a feta, spinach omelette and it was not light and fluffy. It was rubbery and hard - almost like it was cooked and reheated. Also there was almost no feta and spinach. The sangria was good as usual, as were the potatoes. The dinner seems more consistent.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience3

Terrible service.
Good was fair
The noise level was off the charts upstairs.

I’m been here a few times. Surprised.

Bistro du Midi
Responded on September 28, 2021

Hi there, Thank you for your feedback. We apologize for the noise, unfortunately there was surprise construction happening in the condo units above our restaurant that we were not made aware would be happening that day. Regarding your service, I would love to hear more about your experience as we're always looking to improve. Please reach out to acullen@himmelhospitality.co m if you are open to speaking about your visit. Warmest, Allison

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vipMonicaK
New England
82 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food!!

BH
vipBH45
New England
16 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall3food3service1ambience4

Poor disjointed service.

JB
JulieB
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food4service3ambience5

My husband and I came to nosh before the Red Sox/Yankees game so we were limited to the brunch menu, which was fine. The flatbread was fine (above average) and the standout dish was by far the venison tartare, which we understood was just added to 5e menu a few days before. This was indeed the WOW dish of the day so I’d highly recommend it to anyone…a great representation of French food at its best. My husband had the burger while I had the mussels. He said the burger was good, but nothing memorable. I felt the mussels were above average for Boston and appreciate the placement of a halved grape tomato in each mussel. The broth was solid too.

The kitchen was likely a little backed up so we understand the delay in bringing out the entree portion, but it was unusually long. The pomegranate lemonade was wonderful.

We may come back to check out their dinner menu but, again, I highly recommend the venison tartare. I’d order one to not share next time.

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Jill
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful meal sampling different apps and enjoying great cocktails outside on the sidewalk. Gorgeous day, kind and attentive service, superb food and drink.

LS
LS2014
Raleigh
82 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The outdoor seating is fantastic! Honestly, this makes this such a wonderful place to go during Covid. And the service is truly first rate. I have to eat around dietary restrictions which is a bit frustrating given the beautiful menu here. But I’ve found something that I enjoy and that’s delicious. It’s just that, quite often, it’s prepared incorrectly, in spite of good communication between the server and me. In summary, I love Bistro du Midi and am grateful to live nearby. I’m hoping for ordering to go more smoothly in the future. For those ordering, as is, from the menu, this place is perfection.

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
6 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had an amazing one year anniversary experiencing the tasting menu with the wine pairing :)

OT
OpenTable Diner
New England
6 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience4

Beautiful setting. The appetizers were quite good. The salmon was very good. The special pasta was also very good but $70?!?!. We also had 2 steaks and frites. One steak was cooked to order but the meat had no flavor while the other was over cooked to the order and tasteless. As for the frites they were more like French fries in a fast food place truffle oil or not. On criticism we were given all reasons as to why I was wrong. After that, we were ignored completely. Not even thank you for the tip!!!
I will go back for a drink as the setting is so beautiful but will not bring over guests for dinner.

Bistro du Midi
Responded on September 28, 2021

Hi there, I am sorry to hear your experience for dinner was perfection across the board, that is not at all our standard. Our pasta specials are based upon the product used, for example, white truffle pasta. We're so glad you will return for drinks, but would certainly like to win back your trust for a 5 star dinner experience. If you are willing to discuss your visit further and how we can improve, please feel free to contact me at acullen@himmelhospitality.co m Warmest, Allison

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vipbdpm
New England
190 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first experience back in Boston. We ate here years ago but Covid stopped everything. It was such a great meal. Oysters were cold cleaned well. The beet salad was tasty. Salmon delicious. Will be back. Had a hard time deciding from the great menu.

Bistro du Midi
Responded on September 28, 2021

Thank you! We look forward to your next visit.

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vipBrunoP
New England
24 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best steak I have had in years. Great service. Pleasant atmosphere. I will be back for sure!

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vipLight
New England
5 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely French-inspired indoor and outdoor cafe. The food was excellent. I am partial to the bavette steak frite. My martini was perfect. My two additional guests also enjoyed the experience. You can not get reservations for the downstairs Bistro. However, reservations are taken for the more formal dining room upstairs.

Bistro du Midi
Responded on September 28, 2021

Thank you so much! You can always request downstairs in your reservation and we will do our best to accommodate!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic experience. Fantastic service. Highly recommended and would say: GET THE CHOCOLATE SOUFFLÉ. By far, one of the best I’ve personally ever had.

Bistro du Midi
Responded on September 28, 2021

Thank you! The souffle is a long time favorite and staple of ours - so glad you enjoyed.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and excellent food. We had a wonderful anniversary dinner

FAQs

Bistro du Midi offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (617) 279-8000.

Bistro du Midi is rated 4.7 stars by 3240 OpenTable diners.

Bistro du Midi does offer gift cards which you can purchase here http://bistrodumidi.com/gift-cards/.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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