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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.

272 Boylston Street
Boston, MA 02116
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
French, Provencal

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)

Cross Street:
Arlington

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(617) 426-7878

Website:
http://www.bistrodumidi.com/

Parking Details:
Valet begins at 5:00. $18 per car, cash only.

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.

Executive Chef:
Josue Louis

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 (smarand@bistrodumidi.com): (617) 426-7878

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

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.

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Details

Celebrate Valentine's Day with us and explore Chef Josue Louis's four course prix fixe menu for $105 and optional wine pairing for $65. With an amuse bouche, multiple choices per course and an optional mid-course it's a perfect night to pamper that special someone.

Bistro du Midi Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.6

ambience

4.6

value

4.1

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92% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (36)
Special Occasion (32)
Romantic (31)
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Good for Anniversaries (27)
Fit for Foodies (26)
Creative Cuisine (22)
Scenic View (21)
Neighborhood Gem (20)
Notable Wine List (20)
Quiet Conversation (20)
Tasting Menu (19)
Good for Birthdays (19)
Pre/post Theatre (18)
Handcrafted Cocktails (16)
Business Meals (15)
Authentic (14)
Bar Seating (13)
Cozy (11)
Sunday Lunch (9)
Great for Brunch (8)
Great for Lunch (8)
Seasonal (7)
People Watching (6)
Healthy (5)
Worth the Drive (5)
Good for Groups (5)
Casual (4)
Local Ingredients (4)
Great for Outdoor Dining (4)
Vibrant Bar Scene (4)
Fun (3)
Happy Hour (3)
Comfort Food (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Hot Spot (2)
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vip
 (New England)·Dined 4 days ago

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.

Tags: Scenic View, Authentic, Great for Brunch, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined 4 days ago

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!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Great for Brunch, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, People Watching, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (New England)·Dined 5 days ago

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!

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Gluten Free Options, Tasting Menu, Creative Cuisine, People Watching, Scenic View, Disabled Access, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List
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 (New England)·Dined 5 days ago

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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Casual, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Seasonal, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined 7 days ago

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

Tags: Business Meals, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on January 1, 2018

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.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for a Date
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·Dined on January 1, 2018

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.

Tags: Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies
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 (Jacksonville)·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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 (New England)·Dined on December 31, 2017

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

Tags: Authentic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Quiet Conversation, Sunday Lunch
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 (New England)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Great atmosphere and great food. Loved the fireplace.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Romantic, Tasting Menu
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on December 30, 2017

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.

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 (New England)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Everything was amazing, even valet the car- restrooms downstairs could use some attention to detail, other then that - wonderful!!

Tags: Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies
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 (New England)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Amazing dinner as always. I had the chefs special : lobster ravioli.

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Food very good but my martini tasted like it had tonic in it
It was so busy I did not want to trouble my very nice waitress so I just drank it.
Otherwise a wonderful Christmas Eve for a couple from Georgia!

Tags: Seasonal
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·Dined on December 25, 2017

We had a wonderful night on Christmas eve, but it would be better to have a good channel on TV.

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (New England)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Bistro du Midi is one of our absolute favorites! The food is always fabulous and the ambiance and service terrific.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Authentic, Scenic View, Good for a Date, Romantic
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Haven't been here in years and now am wondering what took so long to return. Great food and amazing service.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 19, 2017

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!

Tags: Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on December 16, 2017

Slow and inattentive service for the level of restaurant.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on December 16, 2017

They were busy with a holiday crowd. Service lagged at times and the service was spoty. The special truffle pasta was not up to par. Usually they are flawless. Wine list as always is excellent and that was the highlight of our service.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Excellent meal. Only downside was it was too noisy.

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·Dined on December 16, 2017

Excellent food and service we had a fantastic evening!!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 16, 2017

We had the tasting menu, which is always my favorite option
The first two dishes were a little salty, and then the meat dish was overcooked, which was really disappointing
The halibut was incredible

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on December 13, 2017

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.

Tags: Good for a Date, Gluten Free Options, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 13, 2017

Wonderful little restaurant on the park in Boston. Always an excellent meal, great service and friendly staff.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on December 10, 2017

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 .

Tags: Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Tasting Menu, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on December 9, 2017

Everything was fantastic,staff very attentive to our every request

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Delicious classic French food with a modern twist!

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date, Great for Brunch, Fun, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, People Watching, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot
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 (New England)·Dined on December 9, 2017

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.

Tags: Good for a Date, Authentic, Special Occasion, Tasting Menu, Vibrant Bar Scene, Handcrafted Cocktails
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·Dined on December 4, 2017

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!

Tags: Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 3, 2017

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.

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·Dined on December 1, 2017

Servers were very attentive; food was excellent; quiet atmosphere

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation
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 (New England)·Dined on November 30, 2017

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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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 30, 2017

A lovely french restaurant. Casual but dressy bar and cafe on first floor. Elegant dining room on second floor. Creative cuisine and excellent service. Highly Recommended!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Tasting Menu, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Cozy and wonderful experience! Will be back! Awesome food and nice atmosphere! Love it!

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Lovely atmosphere. Though really busy with Thanksgiving crowd, not too noisy and great choices on prefixe.

Tags: Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Scenic View
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 23, 2017

We were in Boston (Copley Place) over Thanksgiving and decided to try out this restaurant for the holiday. While they had turkey on the menu, we opted for duck and steak. The dishes were all prepared perfectly, the sides were creative and delicious and the service was first rate. Unlike many restaurants in the area, they didn't crowd their restaurant so the dining experience was more comfortable than many of the others we tried. I would call the restaurant expensive but this time it was appropriate for the food and service. We will definitely go back the next time we are in Boston

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Great service, wine list and atmosphere. I just thought the food was good, not great.

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·Dined on November 19, 2017

Wish the bread was better but the small plates and mains

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 (Orlando)·Dined on November 13, 2017

Very nice!

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