Bistro du Midi

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2839 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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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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Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Celebrate Thanksgiving Day with friends and family in the cozy dining room of Bistro du Midi! Come enjoy our $78 three-course menu, created by Chef Robert Sisca with a spectacular view of the Boston Common. Let us take care of you and your guests during one of our favorite holidays!

Thursday, November 28, 2019

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Join Bistro du Midi on Christmas Eve and let Chef Robert Sisca's seasonal menu delight you during the holidays. Come for lunch a la carte or choose between our Christmas 3-course dinner menu for $95 or the Chef's Tasting menu for $150.

Tuesday, December 24, 2019

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Close 2019 and start the New Year at Bistro du Midi. Enjoy the comfortable dining rooms, the gorgeous view of the Boston Commons and most importantly Chef Robert Sisca's NYE menu. Join us between 5 and 6 pm for a 5-course-menu for $95, or between 8 and 10 pm for a 6-course-menu for $135.

Tuesday, December 31, 2019

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What 2839 People Are Saying
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San Francisco
18 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 1food 3service 2ambience 4

Well, the food order took a while and the server appeared not very welcoming. The food was very mediocre. One of my Benedict eggs was hard boiled almost. The salad on the side came with the leaves that started to show black on the edges... Gross. Then I went to the restroom and saw that mold all over the sinks. Check my photi. Yikes. I wish I never came to this place that wants to present itself as upscale but indeed doesn't live up to this standard. My local Denny's is cleaner.

Bistro du Midi
Responded 12 hours ago

Good evening Elena. I am so sorry to hear about such a poor experience. Please, reach out to me at your convenience at fsalvador@bistrodumidi.c... or 617-426-7878 . I would like to apologize personally and make it up to you. My best - Federico

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New England
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

The staff wrote us a card saying happy anniversary. Very very enjoyable meal

Bistro du Midi
Responded 12 hours ago

Hi! I'm glad to hear that you had a good time at Bistro du Midi. I'm looking forward to seeing you again soon. - Federico

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FL
Tampa
35 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful location, food, wine list and service. Great location for a quiet business dinner.

Bistro du Midi
Responded 14 hours ago

Thank you very much FLBunny for the nice five star review! We're looking forward to seeing you again. My best - Federico Salvador

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Caribbean
35 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent all around

Bistro du Midi
Responded 7 days ago

We're very happy to hear that! Thank you for the five star review!

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New England
31 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, wonderful service

Bistro du Midi
Responded 7 days ago

Thank you very much sunam! :)

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New England
2 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time brunch visit for birthdays. The setting was wonderful - inside and the view - and the food was a treat. Duck Confit ’Foieffles’ was a novel delight, and the salmon Benedict was perfect. Tuna and steak tartare weren't equally amazing but overall it was great.

Bistro du Midi
Responded 7 days ago

Hello Francophile, Thank you for the five star review! I'm happy to hear about your satisfaction and I'm looking forward to seeing you again soon. My best - Federico

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New England
67 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and wine here is always delicious, but we especially enjoy the service! They are always welcoming and remember us from previous visits. Pre-theatre they work to get us out on time, but we make sure to never leave without the soufflés!

Bistro du Midi
Responded on October 9, 2019

Hello Worldtraveler and thank you for such a nice review! We're looking forward to taking care of you again soon. My best - Federico

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GD
Louisville
8 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Fabulous atmosphere, ambience, decor and food. Highly recommend for a special occasion

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New England
6 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful place to celebrate our anniversary

BS
New England
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was great. Food was delicious. It was a beautiful warm evening for outdoor dining across from Boston Common. Extraordinary!

Bistro du Midi
Responded on October 9, 2019

Thank you very much BobS for the stellar review! I'm very happy to read that you had a good time with us. I'm looking forward to hosting you soon again. My best - Federico

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r
New England
19 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had the new tasting menu, which was outstanding. This remains our favorite restaurant.

Bistro du Midi
Responded on October 9, 2019

Thank you so much roundtable for the nice review! We are looking forward to seeing you again soon! - Federico Salvador

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San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was amazing as was the food. We celebrated our anniversary here and it was perfect. Our server and the sommelier shared interesting and relevant stories about our food and wine, while providing excellent and prompt service. The classic jazzy music in the background added to the ambience. The food was amazing. What stood out most for me was the octopus and our desert with goat cheese, strawberries, pistachio, and pastry.

Bistro du Midi
Responded on September 24, 2019

Thank you for such a nice review witchie! I'm glad to hear that you had a good time during your celebration. I'm looking forward to the opportunity of hosting you again soon. My best - Federico

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New England
4 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Overall, we had a very good experience.

Bistro du Midi
Responded on September 24, 2019

Thank you for your review, Darling! We are looking forward to see you again soon - Federico

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M
New England
2 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 1ambience 3

The food was delicious, but the service was poor.

Bistro du Midi
Responded on September 24, 2019

Hello Megan, I'm so sorry to understand that service hasn't been good on Saturday. Please, reach out to me at your convenience at fsalvador@bistrodumidi.c... or at 617-426-7878; I would like to hear more about it and make it up to you. My best - Federico Salvador

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C
New England
8 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Server vanished for long periods of time. Food was great though and they found my hat which I had left in the bathroom.

Bistro du Midi
Responded on September 24, 2019

Thank you for your review, Coolidge. I'm sorry if the server was not as attentive, but I'm happy to hear that you enjoyed your meal! Please, ask for me next time you come in, and I will personally take care of you and your guests. My best - Federico

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P
New England
104 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Another spectacular evening with our friends at Bistro du Midi. Everything about the evening was wonderful. The service was impeccable - attentive without being intrusive - friendly and professional with a highly personal touch. We feel like we are family when we dine at Bistro du Midi. The food is wonderful. Portions are perfect - not too big and not too small and the preparation is perfect. The wine list is great with a good range of fairly-priced gems. Cocktails can use improvement. As a bar tender, I am pretty fussy about my cocktails and I must say that the cocktails at Bistro du Midi lag behind all other aspects of their of offerings. My primary complaint starts with presentation. Cocktails should be both enticing to the palate and to the eye. the combination of inelegant glassware and lack of garnish detract significantly. On the palate I have found many of the cocktails poorly made and out of balance. A recent Sidecar and French 75 are good examples. Cocktails should enliven and uplift the palate. In both cases, the cocktails were flat and too sour. Overall, though, they did not take away from the great evening. Make sure to order the souffle with your entree, as they take about 25 minutes to prepare - and they are certainly worth it. One note, the space is lively and can get a bit noisy. Intimate is not a word I would use to describe the room. It is not necessarily a problem, but be aware that if you want quite conversation, sit on the same side of the banquet with your date, otherwise you will be shouting. We have been celebrating our special events with Bistro du Midi for many years and we keep returning because of the quality and wonderful experiences. I can't offer enough praise for a true outpost of French gastronomy! Bon Apetite!

Bistro du Midi
Responded on October 9, 2019

Thank you so much Paul for the five star review! I'm sorry if the drinks did not meet your expectations; thank you very much for the feedback though. I will personally go over those issues with our beverage manager and the bar team and make sure everyone will have a stronger background in classic cocktails. Please, ask for me or Chris next time you come in, so we can personally take care of you and your guests. Best - Federico

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New England
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

It was a great birthday meal! The waiters were attentive, but a bit slow. It did give adequate time to really enjoy the food and ambiance. We got the salmon and the steak. The salmon was amazing with a light and delicious crust. The steak was seasoned well and the fries were super crispy.

Bistro du Midi
Responded on September 24, 2019

Thank you very much for your review, I'm glad to read that you enjoyed food and service and we are looking forward to hosting you soon. My best - Federico

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New England
7 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I’ll be back many times!

Bistro du Midi
Responded on September 24, 2019

Thank you so much for the five star review! We'll be here ready to take care of you again and again! :)

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BJ
New England
9 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

It was our anniversary and this restaurant did everything to make our dinner special. Our waiter was attentive without being smothering. The food quality, portion and presentation were all superb. We would definitely dine there again when visiting Boston.

Bistro du Midi
Responded on September 17, 2019

Hello BrigidaJ, Thank you very much for the nice review! I'm glad to understand that our team took care of you during your celebration. We are looking forward to seeing you soon again. My best - Federico

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New England
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 3ambience 1

Very noisy table nearby spoiled our meal. Manager refused to address the problem

EG
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

I took my niece for a birthday lunch and was disappointed in the downstairs bar. We both had salads topped one with chicken and the other with shrimp. Salads were $15 each, plus $11 extra for my three shrimp. They may have been short staffed but our waiter paid very little attention us, and the room was not crowded. Things may be better at dinner. I would ask to either sit outside or upstairs.

Bistro du Midi
Responded on September 17, 2019

Good afternoon EllenG, I'm so sorry to hear about your poor experience on Friday. Please, reach out to me at your convenience at 617-426-7878 or at fsalvador@bistrodumidi.c... I would like to hear more about it and make it up to you. My best - Federico Salvador

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PM
Portland
17 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely delicious! We started with an aparitif, no guignolet, but a classic martini was a nice substitution that paired nicely with the Wagu beef on toast and a selction of oysters on the half shell. Moving to the main course, my wife's halibut was expertly prepared, as was the filet, which I paired with a Cotes de Rhone grenache/syrah. I thoroughly enjoyed my green chartreuse digestif before finishing with a chocolate tart and coffee. My wife ordered the souffle and was very pleased!

Bistro du Midi
Responded on September 17, 2019

Good afternoon PaulM. Thank you so much for the five start review! I'm happy to read that you and your wife enjoyed your dinner with us. I'm sorry we don't have Guignolet but I'm glad that you liked your drinks. I hope to see you again soon. My best - Federico

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C
Philadelphia
30 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great location and high marks for service and creativity. Starter of chilled soup made with some unlikely ingredients was very good. My halibut entree was interesting but I was expecting a bit more flavor. Overall, I would return and recommend to others.

Bistro du Midi
Responded on September 17, 2019

Hello Casualdiner, Thank you for your review! I'm glad that you enjoyed your food but I'm sorry if the halibut did not meet your expectations. Please, ask for me next time you're in, so I can personally take care of you. Federico

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AG
New England
7 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had the crudo of the day, oysters, striped bass, and chicken. All superb!

Bistro du Midi
Responded on September 17, 2019

Thank you AndreaG, Thank you for your review! It's good to read about your satisfaction. We are looking forward to seeing you soon again. My best - Federico

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GL
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great service, friendly welcome, quiet atmosphere where patrons can have a conversation.

Bistro du Midi
Responded on September 17, 2019

Hello GuiL and thank you very much for the nice review. Glad to understand that you and your guests enjoyed your time at Bistro du Midi. My best - Federico Salvador

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GF
Miami
13 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I have become frequent diners at Bistro du Midi, and we always enjoy our time there. The chopped salad, the flatbread and the crudo of the day are favorites of our, but there are other menu items we like. The service is always pleasant and professional, and we appreciate that the noise level is almost always moderate.

Bistro du Midi
Responded on September 17, 2019

Good afternoon GracieFS and thank you so much for the stellar review! I'm looking forward to seeing you again soon and please, ask for me next time you and your husband are in! My best - Federico

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful experience and food. Can’t wait to return!

Bistro du Midi
Responded on September 3, 2019

Thank you for the five star review! Can't wait to hosting you again :)

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s
New England
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

We've been returning customers for many years but unfortunately it seems that the Bistro is past its prime. Nobody could care less we were there for brunch on Sunday. Floor around the table was dirty, waitstaff was inattentive, food just blah. It's a shame. We used to really enjoy our time there. Moving on.

Bistro du Midi
Responded on September 3, 2019

Good afternoon stevenr, I'm so sorry to read that you did not enjoy your last visit to Bistro du Midi. It is very upsetting to hear about how poor everything was. Believe me, this is usually not the case. If you would be kind enough to reach out to me at your convenience at 617-426-7878 or at fsalvador@bistrodumidi.c.., I would like to hear more about it and make it up to you. I hope to hear from you soon. My best - Federico Salvador

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OT
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food. Great service.

R
New England
78 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Our party of 7 had an OK time. Drinks were hit or miss. Old Fashioned was awful. Perfect Manhattans were perfect. Appetizers were ok. Main courses were also hit or miss. Striped Bass was dry and needed seasoning. Bouillabaisse got good marks as did the corn gnocchi.

Bistro du Midi
Responded on September 3, 2019

Hello Ruby and thank you for your review. I'm sorry to read that not everything was as good as it was supposed to be. Please, reach out to me at your convenience at fsalvador@bistrodumidi.c... or at 617-426-7878, as I would like to hear more about it and make it up to you. My best - Federico Salvador

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New England
4 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The service was very good! I found my steak to be a little tough and they took it back right away and adjusted it without question. Overall the experience was very nice. The dishes themselves were a little under seasoned in my personal opinion but they were very true to the flavors of the ingredients. I just have a different preference for food but still worth a try!

Bistro du Midi
Responded on September 3, 2019

Thank you very much for your review! I'm glad to read that you had a good time here at Bistro du Midi and I'm looking forward to seeing you again soon. My best - Federico

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HB
New England
12 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, service and ambience! Highly recommended.

Bistro du Midi
Responded on August 31, 2019

Hello HawaiianBride and thank you so much for the five star review! I'm glad to read that you enjoyed every aspect of your experience at Bistro du Midi and I'm looking forward to seeing you again soon. My best - Federico

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GA
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

the meal was outstanding , service was great , the soufflé's were awesome haven't had one ofthem since the California grill in Disneyworld and they do not make them no more.
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I would return on my next trip to Boston.

Bistro du Midi
Responded on September 3, 2019

Thank you very much GeorgeA! It is nice to read that you enjoyed every aspect of your visit. We're looking forward to seeing you again. Federico

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AS
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We showed up early (5) because we were late to make plans, and got a great table overlooking the park. Service was great, helpful and attentive, but not hovering nearby. Food was excellent, portions just right. It was Restaurant week so there were some nice, very reasonably priced menu combinations on offer.

Bistro du Midi
Responded on September 3, 2019

Thank you very much AlexS for the five star review! I'm glad to read that you enjoyed your evening at Bistro du Midi. We are looking forward to seeing you again soon. My best - Federico Salvador

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BT
New England
9 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was my first time at Bistro du Midi but will definitely not be my last time. Everything about my experience was wonderful.

Bistro du Midi
Responded on August 31, 2019

Thank you BonnieT for the stellar review! Please, ask for me next time you'll be in. - Federico

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WC
New England
4 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was excellent and all the staffs were wonderful and friendly.

Bistro du Midi
Responded on August 31, 2019

Thank you for the nice five star review WaiC! - Federico

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CH
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Tried the Dine Out Boston Lunch menu with a friend. The appetizer was good but not impressive. The corn gnocchi entree is great and perfectly presented. I like the Hake entree but I can see someone might find the it on the bland side. The cheesecake dessert is the highlight of our meal- so creamy yet so refreshing, such a well-balanced dessert! Out waiter is very helpful and friendly. Overall great experience.

Bistro du Midi
Responded on August 31, 2019

Thank you ChuqiaoH! I'm glad to read that you enjoyed your experience at Bistro du Midi. Our team is looking forward to taking care of you again. My best - Federico

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PR
New England
17 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful spot for a delicious brunch prior to a matinee at the Boston Opera House. We’ve enjoyed dinner there as well ... and will certainly return for dining in the months ahead.

Bistro du Midi
Responded on August 27, 2019

Thank you so much PaulR! It is always a pleasure reading your reviews and I'm glad you enjoy your time at Bistro du Midi. We are looking forward to seeing you soon. My best - Federico

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C
New England
56 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

The food was underwhelming. A appetizer of seafood was poor value with tiny oysters and three shrimp that had seen better days. Grilled Spanish octopus and bouillabaisse were good. A highlighted component of my wife’s entrée was “forgotten” Based on the reputation of Bistro du Midi, I expected better.

Bistro du Midi
Responded on August 27, 2019

Hello Chemboy, I'm sorry to read that you didn't enjoy your meal. I would love to hear more about it and make it up to you. Please, reach out to me at your convenience at 617-426-7878 or at fsalvador@bistrodumidi.c... My best, Federico

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RE
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 5ambience 2

Amazing service but awful food, cheap ingredients, improvised dishes.

Bistro du Midi
Responded on August 27, 2019

Hello RafaelE, I'm glad to hear that we took care of you but I'm sorry that you did not enjoy the food. I can assure you that chef and his team purchase the best ingredients for the most trusted purveyors daily and would never offer anything but the best to our guests. Our menu changes frequently according to the season and every dish is created with passion and expertise. Please, reach out to me at 617-426-7878 or fsalvador@bistrodumidi.c... I would like to make it up to you.

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