Bistro du Midi

4.8
3016 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 3016 people are saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
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4.6
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vipLynnD
New England
3 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sat at bar. Lovely young man- Chris! Perfect! Place looks fab!

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vipKrista
New England
11 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect - I mean, perfect. The staff was wonderful and accommodating, and the food is delicious. The duck melts in your mouth! The atmosphere is romantic, and with the doors open on a warm spring evening, you feel transported.

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Nicholas
New England
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing restaurant with an incredible ambiance! Food, staff, and wine was exceptional and would 10/10 recommended for anyone looking to try new creative food.

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vipedwinef
New England
20 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food was excellent.

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vipSamanthaP
New England
9 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was outstanding and the meals were incredibly delicious! We had the charcuterie board, duck and a chocolate soufflé. It was such a nice treat and we will definitely be back!

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vipDorindaM
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our go to restaurant in Boston! Love it!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a fabulous time! Had dinner upstairs and then finished with a couple extra drinks at the bar on the first floor. Highly recommend. The food was unbelievable and the staff is wonderful!

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Marie
New England
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bistro du Midi is such a perfect place to dine for lunch or dinner! It is charming; excellent service and delicious food! Our waiter, Carlos was superb as were all of the servers who attended to us. Great location and also has a nice outside dining area looking across to the public garden.

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CherylP
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous! Great meal and great service. The wine steward, Andrew, was excellent in his recommendation and service.

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RegN
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous Easter Brunch!! The food was terrific and the waitstaff was very attentive.

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JohnM
New England
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

I found it to be a bit overpriced. The service was amazing.

Bistro du Midi
Responded 4 days ago

Hi John, we're sorry to hear you found us overpriced but we are glad that your service was amazing, and we are thankful for your feedback!

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vipdiner33
New England
15 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Outstanding as usual. Our first trip in after covid. This place is a gem. Fine dining with inventive well done food. Always a treat. I am so glad they have survived.

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vipScout65
New England
66 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful interior - really feels like a French bistro. We ate on first level and loved being able to look out the big windows onto the park. Service was attentive and polite and never rushed. Food presentation was thoughtful and each item we had was delicious. Can't wait to go back sometime soon.

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vipFoodguy
New England
13 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great food, comfy quiet ambiance.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Second visit for dinner, excellent waiter. Food excellent both visits!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Food was amazing as usually. We were just disappointed in the fact that the sides came in after the meal and the excuse was because they gave our side to a different table. That would not have been an issue but then the same thing happened with the desert it came in way after my husband finished his coffee and there was no one came to us to explain the mistakes . We will still go because over all the food is amazing.

Bistro du Midi
Responded 4 days ago

Thank you for your feedback, and we are sorry that every step of your meal was not spectacular. We hope that you'll join us again soon - we'll be sure to provide you a perfectly timed experience!

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vipDAVIDC
New England
3 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Birthday lunch for my wife. Food was great, particularly the foie gras!

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vipAnnh
New England
6 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely perfect dinner upstairs at Bistro du Midi.

JB
JuneB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sorely missed. Now back and better than ever! Always a great and enjoyable
experience, delicious food and a warm, friendly, accommodating staff to take care
of you. The Chef's Table is a particular treat...
Welcome back!

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JennyZ
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was awesome but service was slow at a slow day

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was superb. All staff were kind, helpful and accommodating.

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GaryK
Las Vegas
11 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great staff, wonderful food prepared with love.

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vipraidersix2002
New England
135 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Excellent food - service almost too attentive . . . disrupted conversation several times

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AnnaB
New England
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best - whether is a fancy dinner or a drink in the café downstairs

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vipTK11
New England
61 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Nicely decorated bistro area overlooking Boston common. Food quality was good, but needed more flavor to make it pop. Octopus was cooked well, nice & tender. The tuna tartare was good quality, but the sauce lacked in flavor. The mussels w/fries was ok. The first 2 mussels I ate weren’t probably cleaned out, so I felt like I was chewing on rocks, the rest were fine. The sauce again needed to stand out with flavor.
The service was good, they checked on us a few times and were genuinely trying to do their best.
Would go back for dinner.

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vipRoya
New England
6 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I always seat in the Bistro or the bar. I love the ambiance and quality of the food and all the staff are very friendly

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, bistro du midi delivered as one of the best restaurants in the city. It’s everything you remember and more! If you’ve never been, it’s a must try location, and if you are a returning guest, you will be pleasantly surprised with the new layout

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vipleahw
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience2

Very slow service, food was not as good as we remembered.

Bistro du Midi
Responded on March 24, 2021

Hi Leah, we are so sorry to hear your experience was not as wonderful as you remembered. We hope you will give us another chance to dazzle you now that we are getting our footing again after being closed for a year. We know we can give you the experience you had hoped for.

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RussellS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been dining at Bistro for as long as they have operated; it is a classy place upstairs for dinners, and bright and charming downstairs for lunch. We have never been disappointed and so glad they are back after the corona shutdown.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was amazing, this was our first time here (ever) and we will definitely be back. The manager who brought us to our table, unfortunately I forgot her name, was amazing and very welcoming.

AJ
vipAltaJay
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As in the past, well prepared and presented plates by friendly staff. Excellent selection of courses and wines. So very glad this restaurant is back!!

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vipBostonphotobill
New England
182 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great to see Bistro back. Same menu, good service and all new people.

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vipSteve
Minneapolis
87 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Terrific and innovative crudo. The tagliatelle was good, but not outstanding. Service, all around, was excellent.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
10 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambiance and food! Would definitely come back.

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vipkaycibi
New England
51 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was restaurant week, and we expected a crowd, but The Virus cut off much of the usual crowd. Instead we had an attentive and pleasant Server. Our food was simply exemplary. The venison tartine was delicious, but the chicken was perfectly cooked and delightful—crunching fresh skin, and the meat was moist, tasty, and just what chicken should taste like. the panna cotta was just light, gently flavored, and the perfect ! to our dinner. Usually this restaurant is noisy and very crowded. This night there were about 6 people. nad it was a near perfect dinner.

Bistro du Midi
Responded on March 19, 2020

Hello kaycibi and thank you very much for your nice five star review! I'm glad to read that you enjoyed service and every dish you choose and I'm looking forward to see you again as soon as we will all able to go out again. My best - Federico

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BonnieKDesign
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, beautiful views of the common, and a great deal for restaurant week. We had a great time.

Bistro du Midi
Responded on March 19, 2020

Hello BonnieKDesign and thank you for your five star review! I'm glad to read that you had a great time and enjoyed your meal and I'm hoping to seeing you again soon. - Federico

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dowtowner
New England
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was outstanding. The restaurant accommodated our request to be seated at a table instead of at the bar which is where my wife and I had chosen to sit when we made reservations. Service was excellent if a little overly enthusiastic at times. Bistro du Midi is not a restaurant for bargain hunters, but we were happy with the overall experience even after factoring in the cost.

Bistro du Midi
Responded on March 19, 2020

Hello dowtowner. Thank you for the nice review! I'm happy to hear that you and your wife enjoyed your visit and I'm looking forward to taking care of you again soon. My best - Federico

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SarahfromQuarryStreet
New England
15 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Food was very good. Server did not understand my joke but it's ok, still great service!

Bistro du Midi
Responded on March 19, 2020

Hi SarahfromQuarryStreet and thank you for your review. Haha, I'm sorry if your server did not get your joke, but I'm glad that service was good. I hope to see you again soon. My best - Federico

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MeganA
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

The food was really great, especially for it being Dine Out Boston season. The location and ambiance was also very causally-fancy. Great for a girlfriend lunch date.

Bistro du Midi
Responded on March 19, 2020

Hi MeganA and thank you for your review! We are looking to having you here again soon. My best - Federico

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
5 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the food, service and ambiance!

FAQs

Bistro du Midi offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (617) 279-8000.

Bistro du Midi is rated 4.8 stars by 3016 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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