Bistro du Midi

4.6
3312 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.
avatar copy

Private Dining

Book your next event with us

View details

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 3312 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.6based on recent ratings
4.5
food
4.5
service
4.6
ambience
4.1
value
Noise · Moderate
progress_bar_value foreground of progress bar
progress_bar_background background of progress bar
progress_bar_value foreground of progress bar
progress_bar_background background of progress bar
progress_bar_value foreground of progress bar
progress_bar_background background of progress bar
progress_bar_value foreground of progress bar
progress_bar_background background of progress bar
progress_bar_value foreground of progress bar
progress_bar_background background of progress bar
Loved For
Sort by
Filters
OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall3food5service3ambience5

The food was amazing and we had a great time. I did feel that the wait staff kept coming to our table too much almost like they were rushing our table especially since we spend good money to eat there.

VF
VlaF
New England
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Eggs Benedict were overcooked, yolk was almost hard, and that's not the first time at this restaurant. Yummy ricotta pancakes

DG
Dot4G
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2food1service3ambience4

This place is mediocre at best. Wife and i had high hopes for it while looking at the menu and pictures.
Hostess sat down a couple that had arrived after us after she clearly saw that we were there first.
The person that ended up seating us noticed the table was not leveled, tried for a second to do something about it and never came back to fix it.
Drinks were great.
Food in general was tasteless and nothing special. Bertucci's or even Wendys would have been a better food experience. Our waitress was amazing. Cant say the same about the food runners.
At last the strawberry Suffle was too sweet and I don't think you are supposed to crunch the sugar with your teeth as you are eating it.

I am not sure how this place has this great reviews but it was far from it last night. Look else where for a better experience.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were great! We got the wagyu, cod and duck and the chocolate soufflé. Duck was our favorite. Kayla was very helpful in helping us choose the best drinks to pair with our meal.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food1service4ambience5

The ambience is great and so was the service. My waiter was outstanding. The biggest disappointment was the food. It didn’t live up to the hype. We ordered the salmon and the chicken with risotto. The salmon dish was overall bland. The squash sauce didn’t help at all and the fish was undercooked in the middle. The chicken was properly cooked but the risotto was mushy and somehow undercooked as part of it was crunchy. For the price it was not worthy. The only thing that saved the meal were the side of fries, I’m ashamed to admit. They were crispy and hot and well-seasoned, and they came with a nice smoky sauce. We were planning on trying out the desert menu, but after that meal we just wanted to leave and go somewhere else.

MB
vipMandB
New England
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food4service2ambience3

Staffing issue. One waiter for a million tables. Great guy but our lunch took 21/2 hrs and I felt terrible for my guests—one of whom had to leave midway.

P
Pilsk
New England
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience4

I have been to Bistro du Midi several times, and I know the prices are through the roof; and I go there knowing that; but this time it seemed to have lost its edge. Chalk it up, perhaps, to Monday night malaise. The servings felt a little more diminutive, the pommes puree tasted like salted cream of wheat, the carrot soup was not hot, the cranberry sorbet was so sweet as to be inedible. Yet the service was excellent, and it's a friendly place to visit, exorbitant prices notwithstanding. I'm not giving up, by any means. I would recommend it to a friend for very special occasions only -- though maybe not on a Monday night.

DP
DanP
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorite restaurants in Boston. Wonderful food, drinks, service and ambiance. A must while visiting or living in Boston.

OJ
vipOrenJ
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful French cuisine in a lovely room with 1st class service.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
New England
6 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed lunch for my best friend’s birthday. Comfortably seated at the window, we had a lovely view of the Common. We ordered 2 delicious cocktails and split the beet salad to begin. Both the drinks and the salads were excellent. We ordered the Salmon Eggs Benedict and the Feta and Spinach omelette with spicy frites. Both entrees were presented with much attention to detail. We ended our meal with one of the most delicious desserts ever, a hazelnut mousse! Our lattes completed the meal! Excellent, start to finish- a very memorable birthday celebration!

2
233cbv
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good service, the waiter was very nice and considerate and recommended the chocolate shuffle and suggested to order ahead because it takes time to prepare.
The file mignon was excellent also the hamburger

p
vipprathyusha
Los Angeles
17 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience4

Honestly it was disappointing experience, this is the first we went for a thanksgiving dinner to a restaurant, kinda went in without any expectation. The seating was uncomfortable to begin to with since we got a remote corner table that did not have bare minimum space to even set up my coat.
Bread for the table was served right a second before the appetizer was served - didn’t make any sense to have it anymore. Appetizer was good. I ordered the duck breast and it had way too many textures that didn’t go with each other. The server was too excited to take my plate away and serve the next dish without even me fully finishing my dish.
All in all I don’t think the food nor the service was worth it. The front desk staff were very nice and sweet

T
Todd
New England
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceeded our expectations! Tables were spaced appropriately, great space, beautiful view.

N
Nice
West Palm Beach
4 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice for sharing thanksgiving with relatives

c
vipcecfrench
New England
35 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for Thanksgiving and the menu was great . I am vegetarian and they had a great option . All the dishes were delicious and beautiful plated. The service was really good and all the waiters very nice and efficient . This was our first time there on a Holiday and we were impressed . The only little miss for us were the cold and not so fresh bread rolls .

TH
TarahH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Thanksgiving dinner was spectacular. The food and ambiance were great for celebrating a holiday away from home. 100% will return.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience2

Came in for thanksgiving with 2 other guests. Everything took extremely long. Our server was also the bartender for downstairs, so it’s understandable but the restaurant is clearly understaffed; shame on the company for over-demanding and under serving, clearly they’re just looking to make money and don’t give a crap about their guests’ experience. We started with a dozen oysters, which came with our hot apps, at 3.50 each, they least the kitchen could have done and was pay attention to coursing things appropriately. Towards the end of my meal a manager came over and abruptly cleared the table, I asked if we could order a round of shots and he was very abrasive. Not sure if they were trying to turn the table but we spent almost $1000 on a meal, the least they can do is not act as if we were inconveniencing them.

The food was fine but there are better places to dine in Boston.

FF
vipFan0Food
New England
14 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I recently learned my lesson about rating dining experiences "outstanding". When one does this and then they experience something that truly is outstanding they are now short on superlatives. Such was my experience at Bistro du Midi......I took my family here for Thanksgiving and it was perfect. The dining room, the service, the food, all perfect. If I were to stretch to find anything I could complain about.....still nothing. I'm sure I've never written this before and out of respect for this experience I will never write it again.

A
vipAuntie
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had the prix fixe w wine pairing for Thanksgiving. Delicious!

JS
JamesS
New England
2 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful anniversary dinner. Everything was perfect.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
12 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent lunch as usual. Eating in main floor level - a little too chilly!

G
Gabe
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My girlfriend and I went on a Monday night for our anniversary. Absolutely terrific, one of the best meals I’ve ever had. The oysters are very good, definitely try the tomato and ricotta tortellini as well. We shared the Ribeye and it was excellent. Definitely finish off the meal with the flourless chocolate torte and a coffee. The service was great, the restaurant itself is very pretty—overall an excellent experience.

s
vipsunam
New England
47 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We love this restaurant, the chicken was not as good as it usually is however, the tuna tartare was amazing …as usual

CA
vipCADB
New England
27 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall3food1service3ambience4

The eggs of the omelets were tough and rubbery and reminded us of fake egg products used by fast food restaurants. Very disappointing as the real French way of making eggs for an omelet is delicious. Bistro du Midi should do better.

a
anitap
New England
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was excellent. I have no complaints or issues to report.

K
vipKristen
Atlanta
22 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

The upper floor has excellent ambience… We thought the service was good but waited a bit at one point. The food is always excellent… They are known for mussels and the chicken. We enjoyed the diversity of the drink menu and overall had a fabulous night.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience4

We came for my husband’s 40th birthday — 6 people total. Location and atmosphere were great, and the food was really good, but the service was completely off. We waited forever every time we ordered a drink and when I got up from the table to discreetly ask if they could please put a candle in the dessert to celebrate they brought all the desserts without any candles and when I got up to ask what happened they sent the waiter over to ask my husband whether or not he wanted a candle after all the dessert was brought and the jig was up! It would have been easy to remedy the forgetfulness by bringing another dessert with a candle (on the house) or apologizing or comping any of our desserts but none of that happened so the night ended on a really disappointing, deflated, and completely botched note.

F
vipFrankophile
New England
123 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Having missed my special birthday dinner last year because of the pandemic, I was wishing for my favorite birthday dinner of tagliatelle with mushrooms and white truffles; I was not disappointed. My husband and I split an entrée-sized portion of this as our first course, and followed it with seafood: monkfish, which was delicious, and cod, which was, regrettably, a bit bland. We enjoyed glasses of several different wines with our two courses, with our server Mario providing excellent suggestions. Service was excellent throughout our meal.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent night in a fabulous restaurant … well done to all 🥂🥂

OT
OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dinner! Food has good looking

V
vipVikman
New York Area
58 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful establishment, wonderful staff, top notch cocktails, and delicious food. Highly recommend!

JC
JenniferC
New England
9 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant was beautiful. We sat upstairs in the dining roomAnd there was plenty of space between the tables. Our waiter was very attentive, friendly and helpful with my husband’s questions on the menu. I have celiac disease and they were very careful with my food explaining that it was gluten-free before they placed it in front of me. And the water glasses were constantly full and the food presentation was beautiful. I had the beet salad and the duck and both were delicious! My husband had the ribeye and he said that was also cooked to perfection. I did have the flourless chocolate tort for dessert. It was a perfect evening.

L
vipheatherL
New England
12 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Person next to us was so loud it made it had to ear. It was half way through the meal so we didn’t ask to move.

MO
vipMOBE
New England
2 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food!

P
vipPixelita
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall1food4service1ambience3

We had the worst service ever Ignored by the waiter, wrong bill, etc

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

I had a reservation for 1 at a table. When I walked in, the bar was fairly empty so I chose to sit there. Unfortunately, the bar immediately filled up and I was squeezed in. No hook for bags and my jacket kept sliding off the chair. Other than that, fantastic service, great eggs Benedict, and a fun atmosphere! Will definitely go back.

RR
vipRRMd
New York Area
37 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Service needs to be more professional

DI
DavidI
New England
11 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

My wife and I dined at Bistro du MIDI. The restaurant is not nearly as good as it’s prices are high. My wife’s duck was fairly good. But the fish course was poor. Cod was substituted for halibut, and the cod was over cooked. The plate’s lobster foam was in distinct and did not offer any flavor accompaniment.

The wine list escalates in price very quickly - a $60 retail bottle of white burgundy that is listed a $170 on the menu. The pour of Sauternes was minuscule.

CM
CamilleM
New England
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

The food was OK but nothing special. It was a bit loud.

b
vipbabu
New England
9 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Seemed understaffed. Very slow service. Food was not good. Must be short of qualified cooks also. Chairs in the bistro filthy. Not coming back.

FAQs

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

Bistro du Midi is rated 4.6 stars by 3312 OpenTable diners.

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.

Tweets by Bistro du Midi