Bistro du Midi

4.7
3249 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 3249 people are saying
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4.5
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4.6
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Lmac
Naples
4 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall3food3service4ambience4

The food was good, however for the amount you pay for the meal you would think you would get vegetables with it. This is not a steakhouse where you would expect something like that!

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vipAndrewC
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Very nice experience for brunch on Sunday. The decor is very nice, nice space between tables upstairs, excellent service, and nice choices for brunch. Omelettes were very tasty, and eggs Benedict nicely presented, flatbread pizza also very tasty. Would recommend for a slightly more upscale brunch brunch in an elegant setting, with reasonable prices.

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Seafoodlover
New England
22 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food, excellent service. Nicely spaced tables. Felt safe.

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DM07
New England
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Service good but not spot on, could be slightly improved. BOCH center website says ticket/show patrons will get 15% discount at this location, but not true; server said no longer.
FOOD was AMAZING however.

TB
vipTinaB
New England
24 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exquisite service- wonderful food- elegant surroundings. What could be better?

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OmriG
New England
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience3

What a disappointment... We were 6 people and had a dinner there for a family celebration. The place was very nice and welcoming and most of the staff were ok. The main issue was that we ordered two filet mignon and both dishes came way overcooked (I ordered MR and got it extremally WD). They kind of apologized and took it back but then it took them over 20 minutes to bring out the new ones. During this time they didn't bothered to come and update us that it's will take so long and offer something else in the meantime. Needless to say that the other four already finished their main course before we got ours. On top of that the staff barely apologized for the mistake and the delay and didn't offer any kind compensation for this. In general I think the food was just OK, wasn't impressed at all and definitely been to much better restaurants in my life.

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Anon
New England
5 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience5

food was good, but not great. Service was very slow. Dining room was quite noisy.

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Bistro du Midi seemed to be short staffed today, so the service was extremely slow. Took quite some time for a server to take our order and a long time to receive our meals.

We have been to Bistro du Midi before and loved the atmosphere, food, and high quality service. The servers today worked hard but there were not enough around to take care of a full restaurant.

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LisaA
Tampa
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I really enjoyed Bistro du Midi. Food was very good. Lucked out as it was a beautiful nights so our table was partially indoors/outdoors. Great attentive service. Highly recommend.

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Locks
New England
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food3service2ambience5

Ambiance was great. Drinks were delicious. Was very disappointed that the online menu had items that were not on the Menu in person. I also felt the flavor of food was not up to par with the prices.

BH
BillinHouston
Houston
30 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Enjoyed our meal. Went on a Saturday afternoon and the only menu available was the Brunch Menu. They should offer a wider selection. Prices are a bit high, but they are located directly across from Boston Common, so taking advantage of that location.

Bistro du Midi
Responded 4 days ago

Hi Bill, I am glad you enjoyed your meal. Our brunch menu has a combination of salads, egg dishes, sandwiches, waffles, flatbreads, raw bar, and more. You may have visited us in-between brunch and dinner during which a limited menu is offered. If you're looking for lunch, it is served Monday-Friday as well as dinner nightly. Warmest, Allison

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TrinaS
New England
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall3food5service1ambience2

The food was great but the server had better things to do. We understand that many establishments are short staffed and we were in no hurry but this felt like purposeful neglect.

There was a large party behind us that was having a great time which is lovely after last year but added to a din and clatter that made for a less than ideal experience.

Bistro du Midi
Responded 4 days ago

Hi Trina, I am sorry for the inattentiveness, I can assure you that it was not purposeful. As you said, staffing is tough for our industry. I hope you give us another chance in the future. We would be happy to seat you in an area that is more private. Warmest, Allison

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LS2014
Raleigh
81 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
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.

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JPaddelle
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2021
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.

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vipGlutenFree1
New England
24 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Greatyerrifoc

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patricks
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2021
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 on October 13, 2021
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 on October 12, 2021
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
100 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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JoshV
Caribbean
2 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2021
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 on October 10, 2021
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.

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vipGREAT
New England
18 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
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 on October 10, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

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

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OpenTable Diner
Caribbean
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2021
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.

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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.

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

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

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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
6 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
36 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.

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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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vipDaveR
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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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 3249 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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