Bistro du Midi

4.5
2532 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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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
French, Provencal
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Hours of operation
Reservations accepted for Lunch and Dinner Daily
Lunch
11:30am - 3:00pm Monday to Friday

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

Mid-Day Menu
3:00pm - 5:00pm Daily

Dinner
5:00pm - 10:00pm Daily
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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
Robert Sisca
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Arlington
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Parking details
Valet begins at 5:00. $20 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.
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Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Join Bistro du Midi on Christmas Eve for a holiday-inspired brunch between 11 am and 2.30 pm. Later on in the day, indulge in our 3 course dinner menu or Chef's seasonal tasting menu. Enjoy some of the most delicious dishes you will have this season!

Monday, December 24, 2018

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

End 2018 and start the new year at Bistro du Midi and enjoy some of the most delicious dishes in our cozy dining room and a fun and festive atmosphere! Dine with us early in the evening and try Chef Sisca's 4 course menu for $95 or join us between 8 and 10 for a 5 course menu for $135!

Monday, December 31, 2018

What 2532 People Are Saying
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JR
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined 17 hours ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Top tier French cuisine in a quiet adult setting. It was the perfect place to catch up with friends. The food - bouillabaisse, monkfish with escargot, halibut with clams and cockles, rib eye steak - was delicious. The wine list had a good selection of moderate to expensive choices. I definitely recommend this restaurant for a special occasion.

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

Beautifully decorated for the holidays. Service was excellent food was good.

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TA
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We stopped in while on vacation in Boston because the restaurant was well rated and near our hotel. This is not a cheap meal, but it was a very well prepared and beautifully served meal, in a beautiful but simple space. The second floor, where we are, overlooked the Public Garden, which is currently lit for Christmas. Overall a very nice meal and we’d be pleased to come back for a special occasion.

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DB
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was our second time eating here. We were in the city for a play and I literally parked right outside. I questioned going in because we had our 5 and 8 year old, but we took a chance and everyone made us feel very comfortable. The food is excellent, the atmosphere is incredible. We'll be back soon!

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OT
New England
9 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 1food 5service 1ambience 5

Very disappointed with the service.

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DT
New England
11 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful lovely meal
Great service
Tastefully decorated for Christmas

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PM
New England
3 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding as always.

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A
New England
20 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

I love this spot for both the downstairs, more casual bar and the upstairs for cozy, fine dining with a view to the Public Garden. We ate upstairs. The service was excellent. I had the duck which was good but the portion was teeny. That said, I would likely return because it is a beautiful space to hang out for a nice relaxing evening!

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OT
New England
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 2ambience 4

Good food, nice ambiance, okay service

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GV
New England
8 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Bar seating with Stefan. Service, food, and drink were all excellent as expected.

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K
New England
4 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a wonderful dinner with my fiancée for his birthday. The service was excellent. I've been to this restaurant a few times now and consistently have a fantastic experience with service, food and drinks.

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JB
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exceptional service and French cuisine experience!

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K
New England
45 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It's a great spot in Boston, the location is super nice... I'm suspect to talk because I love french food

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BT
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We had a wonderful dinner there on Thanksgiving. We were a party of 5 and we all enjoyed our meals. We never felt rushed. We were able to enjoy our family as well as the delicious food. I will definitely go back.

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CM
San Diego
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I switched it up this year for Thanksgiving and we were not disappointed with our decision. He had the turkey and I had the duck both, were very flavorful. We can’t wait to comeback and try the dinner menu

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HL
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Thanksgiving 3 course menu was amazing.. plenty of food and great selection..

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OT
New England
28 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous food and service. Monkfish was a home run. This restaurant never disappoints

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Took a while to get us our table despite having a reservation, and arriving on time, but staff was very attentive, and food was great.

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CC
New England
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We loved it for the weekend brunch in the winter time. It's holiday mood everywhere. Food are great. Will come back for sure.

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V
New England
3 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 3

The food was good but the service was terrible. Rude waiter, careless, spilled food and water
The location is beautiful and the food is good but the service is really awful

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Cleveland
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Lovely fireplace - ablaze but perhaps a bit too toasty

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PD
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I went there for Birthday dinner and I have some things I can’t eat, along with my 88 year old father. I mentioned them when I made the reservation, the waitress knew and was armed with information before we asked. Everything was great! I’ll be heading back there again!

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c
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

In town for a convention and treating ourselves to a nice evening. The sirocco cocktail with hot pepper infused tequila was outstanding. Beet salad was perfect and original. Haddock was excellent. Hostess was also so warm and genuine (and that can be hard in the industry!) -- made you glad you walked in the door. We asked to order 3 items and split them, and that request was beautifully accommodated. Seating upstairs was cosy and warm on a windy, snowy, night.

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JN
New England
11 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Another wonderful evening at the Bistro! We have only been once before but remembered why our previous memories were so fond. Service is gracious across the board, from walking in to being seated to being served. Our server Nabil was incredibly attentive without being obtrusive- just what you want! The food was excellent, although we found the portions to be large. They were extremely helpful with one of our party's dietary restrictions and made the whole evening a pleasure. We will return!

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OT
New England
4 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

My wife and I went to Bistro du Midi for a date night recently. It was an excellent meal from start to finish. Our server was exceptional. We started with a Tuna Tartare, which was a light and refreshing opener. Then I ordered the ribeye, which was tender and flavorful. My wife ordered the duck which was also insanely delicious. We also shared the fingerling potatoes with spicy aioli. When we ordered dinner I told our server that we wanted the chocolate soufflé. I knew it took 25 minutes to make and we were trying to make a play with an 8:00 curtain. When desert came out it was the raspberry soufflé. I checked with our server to make sure we hadn’t received the wrong table’s order and he told us that he put in the order wrong and that he would get one out to us right away. We told him not to worry about it and that we didn’t have 25 minutes to wait for a new one. The raspberry soufflé was crazy delicious. We asked for a check and when he brought it over he was carrying a chocolate soufflé. That’s right. My wife and I ate 1 and a half soufflés each. No regrets! (Also, in my humble opinion, the raspberry one was better) It doesn’t matter how great a place is or how good the server is, mistakes will happen. It’s about how the restaurant deals with that, and they dealt with it perfectly. I will 100% be back again.

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OT
New England
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lunch at Bistro du Midi was wonderful. Ordered a Croque Monsieur with a side of Pommes Frites. Great lunch. Quick service. Work nearby and will return often.

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L
New England
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very accommodating and excellent service. We tried the seasonal tasting menu, which had dishes centered around truffles and they were all delicious.

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AB
New England
2 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 4

Good food awful terrible service

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DG
New England
11 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely restaurant; great staff; quality food.

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MC
New England
5 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Ambience conducive to conversation. Excellent food. Attentive staff.

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t
New England
39 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

Some dishes were excellent others okay. Would have shared the rib eye with my husband. Wine choices at moderate prices seemed limited. Dessert of chocolate pannacotta was tasteless and overpowered by the sorbet. Would be best to have a dessert choice without ice-cream or sorbet.

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RD
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We came to Boston for a matinee show and was looking for a place for brunch beforehand. The meal was excellent and there were plenty of tasty looking options on the brunch menu. Good presentation and atmosphere the staff was friendly.

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OT
New England
4 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 4

The food was good but the service made me want to never come back. One hour wait for oysters?!

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VS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Would’ve been an outstanding experience if only they didn’t completely screw up our foie gras! We were craving and looking forward to delicious foie gras - what they served was cold pate!
However, my Bouillabaisse was amazing! And the bread was fresh and warm, which is always a good sign.

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OT
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food and service. Pre theatre dinner. Reserved seats at the upstairs bar. The bar tender offered great recommendations and it was like having a private server. Miss having wines by Coravin.

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F
Western NC
11 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I ate at the bar. Try the Farmer’s son- a great spin on a Pimm’s cup! The service at the bar was stellar! Delicious meal- creamy cauliflower soup , amazing short rib bistro burger, framboise soufflé with French burgundy to drink! I will return for some of the other wonderful sounding items on the menu next time I am in Boston!

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CB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Very good traditional haute cuisine. The torchon de foie gras was very good.

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M
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

New favorite French restaurant!! Filet was best I hav ever had.

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PA
San Francisco
19 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent from top to bottom! Amazing cauliflower soup! Unique beet gnocchi. Lovely fish.

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RW
New England
35 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Really lovely second floor dining room and great lunch and dinner menu.

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