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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AL
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was excellent and so was the food. The waiter was vertical knowledgeable about wine to pair with our lunch.

KB
New England
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience. The duck entree was delicious and the raspberry soufflé is incredible! Great service as well

Bistro du Midi
Responded a day ago

Thank you very much for a great five star review KatieB! I'm looking forward to seeing you again - Federico

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JS
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food2service1ambience4

Girl at front desk was very detached. Service was very slow and food was mediocre. I do not plan on going there again.

DW
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful brunch in a lovely room overlooking the Public Garden. Great for a special occasion.

G
Naples
35 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Special visit for wife's birthday. Sunday brunch. Blown away by everything. I had oysters and mussels and they were as good as I've had in over 80 years. Mussels were HUGE and not just a few but a whole tureen and delicious. Wife had salad and pancakes also magnificent. Service was as good as it gets, not obtrusive but always there. Upstairs dining room maybe 70% full but quiet and friendly. Very comfortable - the entire experience. Even the drinks (prosecco and mimosas) were outstanding. Easy location to get to.

Bistro du Midi
Responded a day ago

Thank you so much irvG! It makes us very happy to read reviews like this! Please, ask for me next time you come in or reach out to me at 617-426-7878 or fsalvador@bistrodumidi.c... to make a reservation. I'm looking forward to hosting you again soon. My best - Federico

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T
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall1food1service4ambience4

Food was overcooked, waiter oversold specials, and food was expensive relative to experience.

Bistro du Midi
Responded a day ago

Hello Taylor, I'm so sorry to read your disappointment. Please, reach out to me at 617-426-7878 or fsalvador@bistrodumidi.c... since I would like to hear more about it and make it up to you. My best - Federico Salvador

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TT
Denver
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was an amazing and beautiful experience! Our waiter was very attentive and kind!

Bistro du Midi
Responded a day ago

Thank you so much for the five star review, TedT! I hope to see you again soon. My best - Federico

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K
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Waited 25 minutes on valentines day after reserving a table a month in advance. Disappointing unfortunately

Bistro du Midi
Responded a day ago

Dear Kyle, I'm so sorry for the wait on Valentine's. Due to its high demand, it was a very busy dinner service and some parties ended up enjoying Bistro du Midi for a little bit longer than what we have considered they would. Please, accept my apologies and if you would like to share more, reach out to me at your convenience at 617-426-7878 or at fsalvador@bistrodumidi.c... I'm looking forward to hearing from you soon. My best - Federico Salvador

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JK
New England
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful! This was a return visit for us and we could not be happier!

Bistro du Midi
Responded a day ago

Thank you very much JulieK! Those five stars look great! I'm looking forward to seeing you again soon. Please, ask for me next time you come in. My best - Federico

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DA
New England
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible Valentines day dinner with my love. The black truffle burata tagliatelle was incredible. Every course was a hit!

Bistro du Midi
Responded a day ago

Thank you so much DAVIDC! I'm glad to read your satisfaction and I'm looking forward to hosting you again soon. My best - Federico

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k
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This was our first time and it was my husband's birthday and they remembered. When his dessert came, they had written happy birthday. The food and service was excellent especially for Vday. The chef is wonderful, the flavors were amazing and the beef filet was so tender and the portions were wonderful. Great food, atmosphere and service. We loved it!

Bistro du Midi
Responded a day ago

Thank you very much kimw! I'm happy to read that it has been a great birthday and Valentine's dinner. I hope to see you again soon. My best - Federico

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RB
New England
29 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service3ambience5

Overall good, nice view of The Common. Service ok, not great for the price of the food

Bistro du Midi
Responded 21 hours ago

Hello RBopinion and thank you for your review. I'm sorry to read that service was somewhat disappointing. Please, reach out to me if you feel like sharing more at 617-426-7878 or fsalvador@bistrodumidi.c... My best - Federico

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SD
New England
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience!

Bistro du Midi
Responded a day ago

Thank you so much for the nice five star review SharonD! We are looking forward to hosting you again soon. - Federico

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K
New England
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3food2service4ambience1

I don't like to give a bad review but it wasn't that great. The service was wonderful, but our table was awful. We were next to waiter area so people were at our side getting water, bread, etc...and my view was to the kitchen door that when opened I saw a black barrel all night - waiters coming in and out. The company I was with was great, so it wasn't so bad but I didn't feel I was in a special place. The other customers at different tables that could see the entire room and out the windows probably had a different experience. The steak tartar was amazing. The gnocchi was nothing special, in fact I didn't finish it, very bitter and dry, disappointing. Not worth the money.

Bistro du Midi
Responded a day ago

Hello Kimmartinez and thank you for your review. I'm so sorry if your evening didn't go as expected. I would like to make it up to you and have you enjoying Bistro du Midi at its best. Please, reach out to me at your convenience at 617-426-7878 or at fsalvador@bistrodumidi.c... I'm looking forward to hearing from you soon. My best - Federico Salvador

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8
New England
49 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Upscale pre-theatre dining. Attentive service, nice menu. A little pricey for what it is. Moderate wine list. No complaints.

Bistro du Midi
Responded a day ago

Hello 82much and thank you for your review! I'm happy to read that you enjoyed your time at Bistro du Midi. I'm sorry to understand that you found us to be a little pricey, though. Our Dinner Bistro menu, served daily on the first floor, as well as our lunch menu offer a variety of options in a moderate price range. We have over twenty five dishes under $25 and seventeen under $20. Hopefully we will see you again. My best - Federico

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c
New England
23 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Everything is expertly prepared.

Wine list is impressive, but only a handful of bottles under $100. That said, our waiter was very knowledgeable and recommended a good replacement when they ran out of our first choice.

Be sure to order the dessert soufflé!

Bistro du Midi
Responded a day ago

Thank you very much cfh1 for the nice review! I'm glad that our staff have been able to assist you and that you enjoyed your meal. I'm sorry to read that you couldn't easily find the wine you were looking for. We actually 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 or our beverage director Chris next time you come in: we will be glad to assist you with some good choices. My best - Federico

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OT
New England
58 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Everything was fabulous except the noise level. Every food item was spectacular, especially the duck breast and black truffle pappardelle. Oh, can't forget the chocolate torte. And the wine list was very impressive. The service was superb. It was, however, much too loud where we sat in the second floor dining room. The restaurant absolutely needs to add acoustic absorption panels on the ceiling.

Bistro du Midi
Responded a day ago

Thank you very much for the nice words on your review! I'm glad to read that you enjoyed your meal at Bistro du Midi, although I'm sorry if the noise level has been quite high. While our restaurant is rarely loud, there are times when the dining room is full, when the noise gets a bit higher. We will be looking into a solution. Join us for lunch or an early dinner: you will most definitely experience a quieter atmosphere. I'm looking forward to seeing you again soon . My best - Federico

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SM
London
136 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Another of my Boston favourites. I was seated in the downstairs bar on this quiet February Monday evening, so a bit of the buzz was missing compared to the main room upstairs, although this room is quite stylish too. The food the staff couldn't have been more sympathetic & helpful, packaging food to eat later and so on. I hope to re-visit soon at a livelier time of year and in much better shape, but it was good to see the BdM again.

Bistro du Midi
Responded a day ago

Thank you SquareMileOmnivore for the nice review! Mondays are usually quieter than other evenings. I'm glad that you had a nice experience though. If you will come back in the spring, our patio will be open and you will find a very lively Bistro, even on a Monday. Otherwise, our Main Dining Room on the second floor and its fireplace tends to be our guests' favorite during the cold months. Please, ask for me next time you come in. Best - Federico

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JP
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, fast, friendly and attentive service. Restaurant was uncharacteristically slow at lunch but pleasant as always. Varied and balanced menu is something I really appreciate.

Bistro du Midi
Responded a day ago

Thank you so much for the five star review JPat! I'm looking forward to your next visit. - Federico

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PR
New England
5 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Brunch is lovely - choice of upstairs or down, looking out at the Public Garden. Upstairs was noisy when full, but not so much that my companion and I couldn't hear each other. Very convenient for brunch prior to theater matinee.

Bistro du Midi
Responded a day ago

Thank you very much PatR for the nice review. I hope to see you again soon, maybe to try our dinner menu! My best - Federico

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OT
New England
2 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The service was wonderful! Great food as well.

Bistro du Midi
Responded a day ago

Thank you very much for the nice review! I'm looking forward to seeing you again soon! - Federico

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MK
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Excellent food and service; however the noise level was much too high for a comfortable conversation.

Bistro du Midi
Responded a day ago

Thank you for your review MariaK! I'm glad to read that you enjoyed food and service but I'm sorry to understand that you found the noise level to be high. Certain times, being busier than others, tend to be noisier. Join us for lunch or an early dinner and you will experience a very relaxing atmosphere. Please, ask for me next time you come in. My best - Federico

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OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food (had a delicious truffle soup, followed by a fresh and balanced Bouillabaise) and a very impressive, well selected international wine list. Very good service. Bread and olive oil were the only small disappointment. Desert (rasperry sorbet) was an exquisite finish !

Bistro du Midi
Responded on February 6, 2020

Thank you very much for the nice five star review! I'm glad to read that you enjoyed your time at Bistro du Midi, but I'm sorry if bread and olive oil weren't up to par. If you would like to share more details, please, reach out to me at 617-426-7878 or at fsalvador@bistrodumidi.c... I would like to hear more about it. In any case I hope to see you again soon. My best - Federico

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A
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall1food1service5ambience3

Poor food, tasteless, very limited menu

Bistro du Midi
Responded on February 4, 2020

Hello Annie, I'm so sorry to read your disappointment. Our guests usually rave about the food, so let me apologize if something went wrong. The Bistro and the Main Dining room menus offer about 50 dishes to chose from between appetizers, main courses and desserts. The Mid Day Menu, available between 3 and 5, is more limited. Please, reach out to me at your convenience at fsalvador@bistrodumidi.c.. or at 617-426-7878. I would like to hear more about it and make it up to you. My best - Federico

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l
New England
11 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful as usual. Love this restaurant

Bistro du Midi
Responded on February 6, 2020

Thank you for the nice review ladyjrob! Those five stars look very good! :) Please, ask for me next time you're in, so I can stop by to say hi! My best - Federico

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JC
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
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 on January 28, 2020

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 on January 24, 2020
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 on January 28, 2020

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 on January 24, 2020
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 on January 28, 2020

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
83 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
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 on January 28, 2020

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 on January 23, 2020

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 on January 23, 2020

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 on January 25, 2020

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 on January 25, 2020

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

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MR
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Noise level was extremely difficult.

Bistro du Midi
Responded on February 6, 2020

Thank you for your review MarkR. I see that you enjoyed food and service but I'm sorry to read that the noise level has been high. Saturdays are quite busy, therefore with more guests in house, the volume tends to raise. I hope that you would try Bistro du Midi during the week, or for lunch, when you can much easily enjoy a conversation with your guests. My best - 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 on January 23, 2020

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 on January 25, 2020

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