Bistro du Midi

4.7
3215 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
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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

AMAZING!!! From the hostess Gabriela , to the General manager, wine Director it was all about Hospitality and that it’s all what makes a big difference, our server Daniel has a lot of knowledge about splitting items and making you feel like if you were having a tasting menu, food was amazing and great presentation, can’t wait to go back!!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Kudos to one of my favorites restaurant

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vipAudsf
New England
66 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great neighborhood bistro, love when the weather is nice and even if you can’t get a table outside, all of the French doors are open and fresh air is pouring in

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AnnaL
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Scrumptious. Refined food with the most perfect of preparation.

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DianaK
Memphis/West TN
7 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely wonderful! A great place to celebrate a romantic birthday dinner. Service was impeccable! Loved it!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is excellent, never disappoint us. Great service!

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RIAM
New England
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We came with a party of eight and the seating was very spacious and private. The service was absolutely superb. The food was exceptionally prepared, Presented, and was such a delight to partake in. The wine was exceptional. The service was outstanding.

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MarliT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Felt like we were in Paris! The food was wonderful and thanks to the weather, we were able to enjoy a leisurely dinner with our adult children outside . Can't wait to go back!

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NancyE
Orange County
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I was with 2 friends and would have preferred to sit downstairs We felt very under dressed for the upper levels.

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Carolyn
2 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful dinner at Bistro du Midi. The staff were really welcoming and friendly. Our server was very informative with explaining the meals and the specials. Also, she gave us excellent customer service and she was super nice. I recommend the lamb tartare for appetizer and the chicken, shiitake risotto. I’m usually not a fan of oysters but the oysters at Bistro du Midi were really tasty, especially the big briny ones. Also, the chocolate soufflé was so good! We ended the night with some cheese platter. The jam was lovely. I could eat it alone. Overall, our night at Bistro du Midi was memorable. I would really recommend this place for any one who wants to treat themselves to beautiful, delicious food.

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LS2014
Raleigh
78 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service is exceptional. The tables set up outdoors are so lovely. The menu is creative.

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AnneH
London
2 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Delicious good. Beautiful spot. Really great servers. Highly recommend

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JonG
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent. As though I was in Paris. I highly recommend.

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ProvidenceDave
New England
4 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delightful experience overlooking the Boston Garden. We used to live in the Boston area so it was like “ coming home”

Food and service was grand. We were not rushed and our server Jose, was very accommodating.

Will return

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Opad
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The food was spotty. The octopus appetizer was outstanding. The bottle of wine was very good. My bouillabaisse had a very generous portion of seafood; however the broth tasted strongly of fennel and no saffron. My wife's vegetables and salad were generous portions but unremarkable.

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vipAlyceL
New England
4 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It is an excellent spot in the neighborhood for any occasion. We were able to sit on the ground floor which is very “French cafe romantic and just fun” The ground floor can not be reserved.

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vipFoodie
New England
56 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic visit -- the food was almost universally outstanding(*) (better than before the pandemic, I would say), the service was exceptional, and the setting is always lovely. (* Though I didn't care too much for the halibut -- it was a bit overcooked and didn't have a lot of flavor.)

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vipPerryB
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff and food were spectacular. The sommelier gave great suggestions, insight, descriptions and guidance-

Bistro du Midi
Responded on August 31, 2021

Thank you, Perry!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Wonderful!

Bistro du Midi
Responded on August 31, 2021

Thank you!

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ToddW
New England
3 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Meh. That’s it. Meh. For the price it should have been much better. The caviar service was sloppy, although delicious. Our first courses were good, just not spectacular. The main courses were meh. The service was decent but not at the level expected. Pretty disappointed.

Bistro du Midi
Responded on August 31, 2021

Hi Todd, Meh doesn't sit well with us. I'm very sorry we provided a disappointing experience. I would really appreciate the chance to discuss your visit further. If you are willing, please email is acullen@himmelhospitality.co m Warmest, Allison

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MelS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience3

Looks like fine dining, priced like fine dining. Not fine dining. Ideal for those who can afford multiple rooms next door at the Five Seasons to prove they can play host at a restaurant that uses expensive ingredients. Unfortunately, they have no idea what to do with them and seems not to be able to read their pull by dates. Perhaps the most disappointing expensive meal I have ever had.

Bistro du Midi
Responded on August 31, 2021

Hi Mel, I am very sorry to see you did not enjoy your experience. I am a little confused by some of your comments and would really appreciate the opportunity to speak further about them. If you are willing, my email is acullen@himmelhospitality.co m Thank you, Allison

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our second time in a matter of weeks! Incredible service — everyone is attentive and kind. Great value and quality dishes. You may be surprised to hear that it is my favourite burger in Boston! The bouillabaisse was one of the best my husband has ever tried (including experiences in Europe). We will be back :)

Bistro du Midi
Responded on August 31, 2021

Thank you so much! We look forward to your next visit.

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vipBostonphotobill
New England
199 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience4

Great food.Probably the worst service we have had in years. I know that it is hard to find good servers but this is a new low.

Bistro du Midi
Responded on August 27, 2021

Hi Bill, I am very sorry to read your review of our service. I would really appreciate the chance to speak further about your experience. If you are willing, you can reach me at acullen@himmelhospitality.co m or via phone at 617-896-1069. Warmest, Allison

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vipAnnh
New England
7 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food in a beautiful space with superb service. On the pricey side.

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vipJRoss
New England
10 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and service. The Spanish octopus is to die for and all of the combinations so well done. The tasting menu looked fantastic but we passed because it seemed like so much food.

Bistro du Midi
Responded on August 24, 2021

Thank you! We can always customize tasting menus for you if you're interested in future. We hope to see you again!

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Carrie
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Loved the ambience of the upstairs dining. Many dressed for the occasion, which was nice. Servers were wonderful and the food was great. Would come back again. Our table was a little too big for the four of us though. Most tables were set for either two or six.

Bistro du Midi
Responded on August 24, 2021

Thank you for your feedback, Carrie!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just the noise. Food was worth the price.

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SherryL
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They steps on the game for the restaurant week, the cheese cake with pistachio icecream stole all my hearts with variations of tasted, textures and appearances. Perfect combination with dried nuts, icecream and cheesecake. Don't get me wrong, sometime French cuisine would get you hungry at the end by the slightly samll potions. Howver, Bitro du midi made the perfect potions for these three courses. I will come back for more without any doubt.

Bistro du Midi
Responded on August 24, 2021

Thank you so much, Sherry! We look forward to your next visit.

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ReudyB
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

 love the relaxed feel of this place, like a comfortable dining room in a friends home. I definitely would return to try more dishes. 

Bistro du Midi
Responded on August 24, 2021

We love this! Thank you, Reudy.

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Elizabeth
New England
2 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I ate here recently from the Dine Out Boston menu. Everything my partner and I ordered was absolutely delicious. I had the mussels, chicken, and raspberry cheesecake and wouldn't change a thing. My partner had the cucumber soup (so unique and tasty!), the steak (their house butter on top is mouthwatering) and the cheesecake as well. Our server was super friendly and attentive. We certainly plan on returning.

Bistro du Midi
Responded on August 24, 2021

Thank you, Elizabeth! We look forward to your return.

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vipLNWboston
New England
9 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great menu, loved all the flavor profiles, nice presentation. Was busy and a bit short-staffed but the service team made sure we were taken care of.

Bistro du Midi
Responded on August 24, 2021

Thank you so much!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
4 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience4

The wine was good and well priced for a restaurant week meal. However, the appetizer and main meal itself was very average if not below average. The salad was essentially tasteless and the steak quality was not great for the price. The cheesecake however for dessert was pretty good. Portion size was also decent for restaurant week.

Bistro du Midi
Responded on August 24, 2021

Hi there, Thank you for your feedback. I would really appreciate the opportunity to discuss your experience further. Please feel free to reach me at acullen@himmelhospitality.co m Warmest, Allison

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
11 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2021
Overall1food3service3ambience3

I made reservations during restaurant week to celebrate my partner's birthday. What was supposed to be a celebratory event turned downhill quickly. While I went to the restroom, the staff served the appetizer and the sauce from the mussels spilled all over my seat and my purse. When I got back I informed our server but he was at a lost on what to do. I had to ask for extra napkins to wipe the seat and my purse. They brought out the rest of the food and it was fine. Nothing spectacular. The place got busier as we were about to leave. We were waiting to get our church but our server was not in sight so we asked another person to inform him. When he came around to our area 10 minutes later there was still no bill so we had to ask him. Another 15 minutes went by and still no bill, he was at the table next to us so I tried to get his attention but he walked away. A customer at another table ended up flagging him down for us to request for the bill again. This time he finally brought the bill but the entire ordeal was so frustrating. I'm very disappointed in the level of service and the restaurant is understaffed with just 2 servers but it should not take multiple attempts to get our check.

Bistro du Midi
Responded on August 24, 2021

Hi there, Thank you for your feedback. I am really sorry about your experience not being five star. As you mentioned and like many industries, staffing is an issue right now. However, this does not excuse the length of time it took for you to receive your bill nor the level of service throughout your meal. I sincerely apologize for both. I would really appreciate the opportunity to discuss your visit further. If you are willing, my email is acullen@himmelhospitality.co m. Warmest, Allison

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vipfoodiva
New England
17 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service! Will make it our yearly anniversary spot 😊

Bistro du Midi
Responded on August 24, 2021

Thank you, we look forward to that!

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vipsynapse
New England
85 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have had dinner a few times. This time, I tried Dine Out Boston lunch alone. Well, they always satisfy my taste buds and do not betray my expectations. They are the best.

Bistro du Midi
Responded on August 24, 2021

So happy to hear, thank you!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Food quality was notably down to many many prior experiences. The service was also quite terrible. Very disappointed with this, what used to be a terrific, restaurant. I think they need an urgent review.

Bistro du Midi
Responded on August 20, 2021

Hi there, Thank you for your feedback. I would really appreciate the chance to learn more about your experience. If you are willing to chat further, my email is acullen@himmelhospitality.c om Warmest, Allison

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Alex
New England
4 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding "boston restaurant week" experience, for which they definitely weren't skimping on the quality of ingredients and presentation. Dishes were all original and cooked perfectly, I will definitely be back for the regular menu! Staff was exceptionally attentive. Lovely drinks selection, especially the dessert wines. 5/5 all around!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
4 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Wonderful staff, beautiful location! Excellent menu options – the roasted hake was fabulous & the duck was well done overall though a bit too overdone for my personal taste. The raspberry cheesecake is a must - perfect blend of salty and sweet and great crumb!

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Sarah
Montreal
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Amazing food, probably one of the best pancakes I've ever had! I will definitely come back when I'm in Boston again.

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VerikoGa
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Two of my all time favorite restaurants are Le Bernardin in New York and Bistro du Midi in Boston. I think that says it all. Keep up the good work.

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 3215 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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