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About Bistro du Midi
Bistro du Midi's cuisine features the simple yet refined flavors of Provence and the South of France. We feature an extensive award-winning wine list, and offer it all in a relaxed environment overlooking Boston's beautiful Public Garden. A street level cafe 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.
Boston, MA 02116
Hours of Operation:
Reservations are only accepted for the main dining room.
Lunch and dinner in the Cafe served on a walk-in basis.
5:00pm - 10:00pm Monday to Sunday
11:00pm - 3:00pm Saturday and Sunday
Our Cafe Menu is served ALL DAY Monday through Friday beginning at 11:30am, and beginning at 3:00pm Saturday and Sunday.
(Served ONLY in the Cafe and at the bar, until 10:00 Sunday - Wednesday, until 11:00 Thusday - Saturday)
$31 to $50
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Valet begins at 5:00. $18 per car, cash only.
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.
Private Party Facilities:
Our private Wine Room can accommodate groups from 10 to 30 behind handsome sliding barn doors. The room features a stunning view of Boston's public garden, original sketches by Henri Matisse against deep red walls and a window into our upstairs wine cellar. The Wine Room is a perfect option for intimate family gatherings, business meetings and celebrations of any type.
Our semi-private Matisse Alcove sits just off the main dining room with three walls around the table and the fourth side open to the dining room, providing parties of 6 to 10 guests with a more intimate dining experience while still allowing guests to enjoy the energy of the restaurant.
Private Party Contact:
Sheila Marand (email@example.com): (617) 426-7878
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
As a way of sharing Bistro du Midi's passion for wine with everyone, we frequently host guest sommelier nights and private wine dinners hosted by winemakers, vineyard owners and other wine industry professionals. Please visit the Events & News section of www.bistrodumidi.com for details and updates.
Bistro du Midi Ratings and Reviews
We received a gift card and figured we could have a nice date at a reasonable price. We did the 5-course pre-fix with wine pairing and it was great. It would have been WAY out of my price range without the gift card, but it was a great date night with our gift card.
We had Sunday brunch and the 3 of us ordered something different and shared. All of the options we chose were delicious and well prepared. The bloody mary cocktail special was exceptional, and the portions were generous; none of us ordered dessert because we simply didn't have room. We will return to this restaurant--the view into the public garden is a nice complement to the wonderful atmosphere inside.
I had a birthday brunch here and the wait staff, managers, and hostess were extremely attentive and nice. Not to mention the food is just magnificent. Our server was Jennifer and she was very knowledgeable about the menu and welcoming. I had such a great experience for my birthday brunch!
One of the best meals we’ve had in a long time. Fresh ingredients, innovative cuisine and excellent service. Had a table in front of the fireplace, looking out onto Boston Garden. Bistro du Midi satisfied the foodies and the plain steak and potatoes people in our group...a rare find!
We dined here on New Years Eve. The set menu with wine pairings was just perfect. Every dish looked beautiful and tasted delicious. The wines were all interesting and matched each course perfectly. The service was great - the meal was perfectly timed to culminate just before midnight. My only negative was that our table near the window was a little cold although the view was lively and the space felt intimate and looked cosy.
We had New Year's Eve dinner; a five course meal. The bread was cold and doughy, but was replaced with breadsticks upon request. The salmon was underdone but re-cooked immediately upon request. The rest of the food was superb: kudos to Lyndon the waiter who recommended the white truffles; the scallops were thin sliced and delicate, the octopus chargrilled after marinade, and the salmon excellent once done to flaky. There were several groups and it was noisy. Lyndon and the other waitstaff were excellent, very attentive even though they were quite busy; the room is very nice; the tables for two are close together, but that is the expected style. The front of the restaurant downstairs is a bit crowded, but they were happy to accommodate us in the bar while waiting for the table; we were early and they got us in early.
Overall, an excellent experience for a foodie and a wine lover, though too loud for a romantic meal.
Wonderful experience overall. Experienced and professional staff. Special mention to Lyndon, who was spot on with his food and wine recommendations.
The food was exquisite. The special menu for New Years Eve was superb.
Constructive feedback: I observed a few couples having issues with the lighting.
We presented ourselves here for brunch on a Sunday. The service was fabulous, as well as the lemon ricotta pancakes and lamb belly eggs benedict. Their bloody marys' are out of this world too, they are the best I ever had with their creative cocktail combination fresh muddled mixture. Overlooking the Boston Common, I would go back for a regular date night to try their dinner menu and they are not far from the theater district or for a stroll along the Common
Surprisingly quiet for a Friday night. Lovely evening. The food is excellent...thoughtfully prepared. the portions are generous - salads could be happily shared. The service was outstanding and it is an attractive dining room with lovely views over public garden.
Food was good but not fantastic. My wife had the Farro Salmon which she found to be a bit fatty and salty. So salty that she was barely able to get her ring on the next day.
The halibut was excellent. We would recommend the souffle.
Our waitress was pleasant, efficient but a bit obtrusive. I found her constant checking on us to be a series of unwelcome interruptions.
They do have some premium wines by the glass which was a great feature.
Overall, a good restaurant but not great. They need to lose the salt shaker!
The restaurant overlooks Boston common, right next-door to the four seasons Hotel. That was a very pleasant surprise when we arrived and were seated over looking the Duck Pond. The Service was excellent and the menu was nice. One notable negative was that portion sizes were very small so don’t have a very big appetite when you go or plan to order extra. The duck was delicious but was gone in four bites. The chocolate soufflé was worth waiting 25 minutes for but it wouldn’t feed more than one person. The atmosphere was lovely, with a crackling fireplace in the main dining room and, as I said, a lovely view of Boston Common.
This is our go-to restaurant in Boston for French fare. Service is always warm, friendly, and attentive. The appetizers, Heirloom Beets, and the Spanish Octopus, were expertly prepared and plated. Out entrees, spaced nicely after the apps, were also wonderful. The Crusted Halibut was cooked to perfection; the Sea Bass (with skin on) was crispy on the skin side and tender on the meat side. Wine selection was pretty extensive, though the Prestige Selections were very pricey by the glass. Finished with the Grand Marnier souffle and the Chocolate souffle, which was the perfect end to a perfect night out. Highly recommend this restaurant .
Came here with a group of friends. Service was excellent, and the waitress knew the menu like the back of her hand. For cocktails, had the "re-fashioned". Highly recommend this if you enjoy bourbon (although maybe a bit sweet for some). I had the winter soup, which was delicious, followed by the duck. Great presentation, and the food was very savory. Would love to go back.
The ambiance was fantastic. Trendy, yet elegant.
The staff of Bistro Du Midi was fantastic! I took my fiance' there for dinner the day I proposed and we had an incredible meal and experience. The place is a gem and the food is AMAZING! The staff were just the right level of attentive! Thanks so much for being a great part of a wonderful and special day!
A step above most restaurants in price and product. Elaborate presentations beyond the most ambitious home cook. Having eaten in many of the most illustrious restaurants in America I would place this one ahead of most of the competition. The noise level was a problem for this old person.
My 3 friends and I had a perfect experience, everything was great. Love the 2nd floor view , wonderful lighting, food and service. Lynden, our server, guided us with some excellent recommendations including the soufflés for dessert. We enjoyed him - the whole meal was a treat.
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