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Bistro du Midi

4.6
2259 reviews
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$31 to $50
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French
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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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
French, Provencal
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Hours of operation
Reservations are only accepted for the main dining room.
Lunch and dinner in the Cafe served on a walk-in basis.

Dinner
5:00pm - 10:00pm Monday to Sunday

Brunch
11:00pm - 3:00pm Saturday and Sunday

Cafe Lunch/Dinner
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)
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Phone number
(617) 426-7878
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Josue Louis
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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.
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Private party contact
Sheila Marand (smarand@bistrodumidi.com): (617) 426-7878
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Arlington
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Parking details
Valet begins at 5:00. $18 per car, cash only.
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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.
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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.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 2259 People Are Saying
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4.6  based on recent ratings
4.5
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4.6
service
4.6
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vipTommy (New England)
5.0  Dined on February 1, 2018

This is a very good restaurant. Best duck in town! And I had venison tartar for an appe which was outstanding. Wine list a bit over powering, but their sommelier is very good. Think $$. Service excellent, a very quiet Thursday night in February so we chatted if we wanted to and didn’t when we didn’t. Attentive, professional, not over bearing. Love the Bistro.

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vipElegantFoodie (New England)
5.0  Dined on January 26, 2018

Ah, a terrific foodie restaurant that doesn't have cavernous ceilings and blaring rock music to cause premature deafness. The food was wonderful. Duck breast cooked to perfection, and the Brussels sprouts with pork belly was beyond delicious. It was so nice being able to converse with ease in such a lovely room (we ate upstairs). If you are seeking quality food and service without the trendy cacophony of most restaurants, this is the place for you. Highly recommended.

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OpenTable Diner (New England)
3.0  Dined on January 25, 2018

Bar downstairs was terrible and bartender more concerned about us not transferring tab upstairs ( assumed it was about tip) than service. Fish was good upstairs but served warm not hot....terrible service. I will not go back (and I dine out in Bos 3x/ month).

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OpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  Dined on January 20, 2018

Great food! Everything we choose from the menu was perfect! We will definitely return!

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OpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  Dined on January 19, 2018

A Fabulous meal with fabulous service. Highly recommend for a romantic evening or. Large group.

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vipALM1 (New England)
4.0  Dined on January 18, 2018

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.

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ChrisM (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on January 15, 2018

It was ridiculously empty, but I have a feeling that made the food better because it allowed an all star team to do their thing. We loved it!

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vipCherokeeLola (New England)
4.0  Dined on January 14, 2018

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.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on January 14, 2018

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!

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OpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  Dined on January 13, 2018

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!

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Peter (New England)
5.0  Dined on January 13, 2018

Lovely dining experience, pleasant & friendly waitress. Pricey fois gras, tiny amount served, but absolutely delicious. Great food menu...love nice bistros like du Midi! Will return.

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vipGevrey (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on January 11, 2018

Wonderful European style restaurant with very well prepared food. Great location.

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OpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  Dined on December 31, 2017

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.

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OpenTable Diner (New England)
4.0  Dined on December 31, 2017

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.

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OpenTable Diner (Jacksonville)
5.0  Dined on December 31, 2017

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.

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