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Bistro du Midi, Boston, MA

Bistro du Midi

4.6
4.6
3554 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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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 83 times today
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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    French, Seafood

  • Hours of operation

    Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Brunch Sat, Sun 11:00 am–3:00 pm Lunch Wed–Fri 12:00 pm–3:00 pm Mid-Day Menu Daily 3:00 pm–5:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–9:30 pm Sun 5:00 pm–8:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (617) 279-8000

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Robert Sisca

  • Private party facilities

    We offer both private and semi-private dining for lunch, brunch and dinner. Our private Wine Room seats up to 30, and our semi-private Alcove seats 11. Three-course menu options, an extensive wine list and reception items are offered. Full restaurant and floor buyouts are welcomed.

  • Private party contact

    Jillian McCarthy: (855) 978-0254

  • Neighborhood

    Back Bay

  • Cross street

    Arlington

  • Parking details

    Parking is available on the street or at the Motor Mart Garage for a special rate of $10 for up to three hours.

  • Public transit

    Bistro du Midi sits directly across from Boston's Public Garden half a block from the Arlington T station on the Green Line, on the outskirts of the fabulous Back Bay neighborhood.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 3,554 people are saying

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4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Boston / New England

    French

  • Boston

    French

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  1. LM

    LolaM

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding food, awesome service. We had a wonderful lunch sitting outside. Loved it
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Such a treat! Steak cooked to perfection, outstanding service. We will be back!
  3. OB

    OlivierB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Nice location, excellent choice of food, creative and tasty.
  4. A

    Amei

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    The food is delicious,the service attitude is very good ,the environment is good,and I will go again in the future
  5. W

    Whit

    Tallahassee

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall3food4service2ambience2
    Not a great atmosphere for a special occasion.
  6. KM

    KevinM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were seated right on time at a window overlooking Boston Garden. Service was impeccable, staff were all friendly, courteous and professional. The New Zealand salmon was sweet and delicious, Oysters were very tasty. All in all, everything was outstanding. Martinis and Kir Reals were just right!
  7. TB

    ToniaB

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We enjoyed the overall service from the hosts, waiter and servers. We were seated right away and received our food within an adequate time frame. We certainly will return.
  8. k

    kdwnk

    New England

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on August 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Each bite was more delicious than the previous one. We were there for a DineOut Boston dinner. Other than the price, you would never know you were getting a special deal and treat. We will definitely go back to celebrate something special.
  9. A

    Archi

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service. The creme brulee is excellent and I loved the pommes frites.
  10. T

    Tempra

    Exclusive

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 9, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Great location right across the park and great for people watching but food not worth the price.
  11. W

    William

    Los Angeles

    282 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    282 reviews

    Dined on August 8, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    this is a first time for tasting the coalfish and it was excellent. The flatbread was another first which was also excellent. The Island creek oysters were somewhat larger than what I've had before. our son and daughter both had the croquet Monsieur. Nicole is a great server-attentive and helpful.
  12. M

    Mack

    London

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on August 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and drinks were amazing. It was the best meal we had during our long weekend trip to Boston. I enjoyed trying multiple dishes on the prefix lunch course. Bar area and general seating area was full with people dining so overall restaurant was noisy but expected with a small space. I would definitely dine here again and highly recommend this place.
  13. r

    rk1989

    New England

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience3
    We went for dine out prefix menu .. and were a bit disappointed with the food
  14. Y

    Yunsio

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Came here for dinner for the Dine Out Boston! All the food was so delicious and pretty. The servers are very friendly and professional. The place looks very nice and they had nice paintings hanging on the wall. I felt like I was in a very high end restaurant. The Dine Out Boston deal is more than worth it!!! Love the place
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved the Spanish octopus, king salmon, and truffle pasta special. They made the best Aviation I’ve had in Boston- not on the menu- thanks !!
  16. T

    Twandalu

    Seattle

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Excellent service and setting for a Saturday morning meal. Alexandra and the cafe team were outstanding. Very attentive without being overbearing. Highly recommended.
  17. TC

    TopChop

    Hawaii

    36 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food and great service!
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall3food4service1ambience2
    Extremely rude water
  19. d

    dkefaia

    Tampa

    85 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    85 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of our favorite places in Boston! Bernardo did an excellent job serving our table.
  20. B

    Bingo

    Phoenix

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service!
  21. CC

    CherylC

    New England

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Good food and great location if you are near the Boston Common or Back Bay
  22. NB

    NatalieB

    New England

    67 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    67 reviews

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely classic French food. Lovely atmosphere overlooking the Public Garden.
  23. ST

    SusanT

    New England

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great location, only a block away from our theater experience. Lovely outdoor seating but we sat inside due to extremely hot weather. Would definitely return. Good was just what we were looking for and delicious.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience2
    Felt disappointed.I noted on the reservation that it was a special occasion,my daughters 21 bday.No recognition by the staff at all.Waiter awkwardly carded my daughter who the celebration was for and also never acknowledged her or her birthday.I expected more from such a nice place.Also,I expected a pretty view or something,but our table was back in the restaurant with no view whatsoever.Drove an hour to go here.Could have been any restaurant anywhere.Also,a brunch service should expect people to order tea.They acted like that was a strange request and couldn’t serve tea.Sounds weird,because it was
  25. m

    mellen

    New England

    95 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    95 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Wonderful food, professional service, carefully curated wine list
  26. F

    Foodie1

    New England

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience2
    Super loud, mediocre food, definitely not what we were expecting.
  27. R

    Richard

    New England

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Food and wine were delicious
  28. CL

    CliveLocal

    Des Moines

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great dining experience!!
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    The atmosphere was beautiful! Especially upstairs. The service was great, perfect amount of attention. The food was good but not spectacular. For the price, we expected to be oo’ing and ah’ing over it but it was really just okay. The chocolate soufflé was top notch though!
  30. MS

    MattS

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was superb. Excellent service and cuisine. Truly a special experience.
  31. T

    Teddy

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    We had lunch ad it was delicious. Defintely would go back and have dinner. Atmosphere was very inviting
  32. KF

    KarenF

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Theater outing
  33. M

    Matthew

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Romantic place for date night. Staff is friendly and courteous and the food was excellent.
  34. r

    rjh65

    Philadelphia

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on July 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Superb loved the atmosphere
  35. S

    Sanna

    New England

    7 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Very typical French food, nothing spectacular, yet on the expensive side: The wine list was good though and the service was excellent.
  36. JT

    JoeT

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Exceptional food quality, service was professional overall outstanding restaurant experience
  37. JC

    JoeyC

    Exclusive

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Service was excellent, it was very much appreciated. Food awesome also
  38. AL

    AmandaL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 14, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    This place has really decent food for what's its worth. The service was great and the bartende was very efficient and attentive.
  39. b

    bgourmand

    New England

    313 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    313 reviews

    Dined on July 13, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We sat downstairs as the top floor was closed for a private event , but the bistro/bar area is pleasant and the windows were wide open on a lovely evening. We had the cod, which was delicious and well prepared, and av grand marnier soufflé for dessert - excellent! Only complaint is that the servers brought our 2nd course much too fast as I hadn’t even finished my salad.
  40. S

    Susan

    New England

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on July 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent authentic French food in a great atmosphere. We ate in the bistro downstairs, though the upstairs dining room is also lovely but a bit more formal. The bistro opens up to the sidewalk with great views of the Public Gardens. For a taste of France, try the moules frites in saffron or the steak frites with truffle fries. We had a Grand Marnier souffle for dessert which was out of this world.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff is vaccinated

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 3554 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 83 times today
Google Map for Bistro du Midi

272 Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02116

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Arlington

  • Neighborhood

    Back Bay

  • Hours of operation

    Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Brunch Sat, Sun 11:00 am–3:00 pm Lunch Wed–Fri 12:00 pm–3:00 pm Mid-Day Menu Daily 3:00 pm–5:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–9:30 pm Sun 5:00 pm–8:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    French, Seafood

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Parking is available on the street or at the Motor Mart Garage for a special rate of $10 for up to three hours.

  • Public transit

    Bistro du Midi sits directly across from Boston's Public Garden half a block from the Arlington T station on the Green Line, on the outskirts of the fabulous Back Bay neighborhood.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Robert Sisca

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (617) 279-8000

  • Private party facilities

    We offer both private and semi-private dining for lunch, brunch and dinner. Our private Wine Room seats up to 30, and our semi-private Alcove seats 11. Three-course menu options, an extensive wine list and reception items are offered. Full restaurant and floor buyouts are welcomed.

  • Private party contact

    Jillian McCarthy: (855) 978-0254

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