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Bistro du Midi

4.5
2352 reviews
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$31 to $50
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French
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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

Private Dining

We offer both private and semi-private dining for lunch, brunch and dinner. Our private Wine Room seats up to 30, and our semi-private Alcove seats 11. Three-course menu options, an extensive wine list and reception items are offered. Full restaurant and floor buyouts are welcomed.

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What 2352 People Are Saying
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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1.0Dined 3 days ago

I’m disappointed. Remember going couple years ago and it was great. Food was not great. Service slow. Glasses were filthy. Soufflé over cooked.

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2.0Dined 6 days ago

Muy mala experiencia; ya había estado dos veces en este restaurante y la había pasado muy bien. Pero hoy fue horrible; mal servicio y la comida que para mi es lo más importante fue decepcionante. Los gnocchi de remolacha no sabían a nada. Pero peor aún el black sea bass lo único que sabía era a pimienta negra. Definitivamente una mala noche.

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5.0Dined on June 11, 2018

Great pre-theater meal! They even accommodated our special requests/menu alterations to the prix fix menu.

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3.0Dined on June 10, 2018

Overall, very disappointed with the food and overall atmosphere. Note: We were seated in the upstairs dining area.

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5.0Dined on June 7, 2018

I entertained a business client from Sweden for lunch on a sunny June afternoon. We were seated just inside the restaurant's open front with a view of the Boston Public Garden. My client loved the food (softshell crab) even better than the view.

I am going to schedule all of my business development lunches in Boston at Bistro du Midi this summer!

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5.0Dined on June 6, 2018

The main kitchen is now handling the lunch meal preparation, and the quality is really outstanding. (It was fine before, but now it's truly superior.) Wonderful food. Smoked parsnip soup with hen-of-the-woods mushrooms (amazing), fiddleheads and asparagus, omelette, rose genoise with lychee sorbet--all delicious. Bistro du Midi is now accepting lunch reservations, a great improvement, and is seating overflow lunch reservations in the upstairs dining room. The elevator was out of order, unfortunately, but one assume it is being repaired.

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4.0Dined on June 3, 2018

Extended wine options! Great pairing suggestions. Wonderful atmosphere for a special occasion.

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2.0Dined on June 3, 2018

We had a hair in our bread and a bug in our water which we reported it and they did nothing

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4.0Dined on June 2, 2018

Great classics -Mussels and Frites and Tuna Tartare was excellent. Service and wait staff were all really friendly and attentive. As we ate late we were upstairs which due to the unusual time was empty. But was a perfect lunch on a wet Saturday afternoon.
Thanks to all

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3.0Dined on May 30, 2018

Ordered the beets for starters and they were delicious. However the black sea bass was a very thin overcooked and relatively tasteless piece of fish - very disappointing.

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5.0Dined on May 27, 2018

EXCELLLENT ! outstanding service and food. Cant wait to go back.

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5.0Dined on May 26, 2018

Birthday dinner

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4.0Dined on May 26, 2018

My wife and I are "semi-regulars" who go here prior to ballet or for special occasions. At our most recent dinner, most of the food was up to the usual spectacular standard: soft shell crab on asparagus and fiddleheads was the best I've ever tasted, perfect bass and the usual fine bouillabaisse. The only disappointment (hence down one star) was the dessert souffle, which usually the capstone of the meal. The new framboise souffle was far, far too sweet, and was incompletely cooked.

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5.0Dined on May 22, 2018

The upstairs dining room is elegant and the view across the street to the Boston Common Garden is lovely. Our server was friendly, helpful and patient. Our frame of reference is food at top restaurants in major US cities, Hawaii, London and Paris and this was a top five meal. My wife is a beef fan and thought her steak was the best she has had. I had the spicy lobster pasta starter and I was tempted to cancel my entree order and simply have a second serving of that--happily I didn't and had the black sea bass entree. It was equally good and perfectly prepared. We like visiting Boston and now have another good reason to go back sooner rather than later.

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5.0Dined on May 19, 2018

What a lovely restaurant! We made reservations just 10 minutes before arriving, but they could not have been more gracious. However, we were underdressed—no one said a word, but we felt a bit out of place. Just be aware that most people dress up to go here, even at 11 am on a Saturday. The food was wonderful. It was both prepared very well and was great to look at too. It was like restaurant food should be: delicious with those extra touches like dried tarragon foam and toasted farro that you would be highly unlikely to prepare at home.

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5.0Dined on May 15, 2018

Great dinner at Bistro du Midi. Food very good, service very good, and we were very appreciative of our window table. Would definitely return.

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4.0Dined on May 15, 2018

I am disappointed they didn’t offer outdoor dining as I was the first to be seated for lunch.
I ordered a shrimp cocktail and got one shrimp. Seriously?
I think the spinach salad may have had MSG on it. Bothered me afterwards.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Top Notch !
Great restaurant, Great Food, Amazing Wine List !

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Food was great, staff professional and the atmosphere charming. Will go back...

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4.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Great location, warm and inviting locale. Mothers Day brunch was good. Seafood was a bit over cooked but still tasty. Desserts were delicious.

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5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

Had a great time good and service were good

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5.0Dined on May 10, 2018

Best halibut I have ever had.
Great place to visit when in Boston.

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5.0Dined on May 10, 2018

Outstanding food and service all in a nice setting.

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4.0Dined on May 9, 2018

Beautiful view of Boston Commons when the weather is good, tasty creative food although portions are a little on the small side and pricey. Great place to meet with friends after work or on the weekends. Professional staff.

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4.0Dined on May 6, 2018

The ambience was very nice. I enjoyed in natural lighting and let them know what his level. The food was very good especially the pancakes.

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5.0Dined on May 5, 2018

Great food. Attentive service. Would definitely come back. Thank you.

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5.0Dined on May 5, 2018

Great birthday brunch!

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5.0Dined on April 27, 2018

Yum! Outstanding Service from the minute we walked in. Our Wait staff was amazing and thank you to the Chef for an incredible experience. Although this was a friends getting together, it was also business! Thank you!

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4.0Dined on April 26, 2018

Haven’t been here for a while. Used to be staid and OK, but we were very impressed by the changes. New, old chef (returned after stint with a couple of quality restaurants). Lighter feel, food was delicious. Will definitely return.

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4.0Dined on April 25, 2018

Very pleasant staff

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5.0Dined on April 23, 2018

Great food & service

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5.0Dined on April 22, 2018

The portions are very small and a lot is a la carte.

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5.0Dined on April 22, 2018

Great brunch! Classic French restaurant.

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5.0Dined on April 21, 2018

The food was delicious, and the service was great. Highly recommend the place.

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1.0Dined on April 20, 2018

Ordered the salmon ‘cooked through’. It arrived virtually raw inside. Waitress agreed, had chef cook it more, returned same piece of salmon to table, still raw and not even warm to the touch. Waitress did not return to check timely, my dinner mate had shared her meal with me and we were finished. Took the salmon off the bill, big deal, it was not consumed. We both left hungry and feeling disappointed. Have had 3 good meals there and now 2 bad experiences. Will not return.

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4.0Dined on April 20, 2018

Excellent food experience, very good ingredients, cooked and mixed perfectly. Original and very interesting.
Service young and some asleep, so many mistakes: not that good and friendly. You can imagine you're in a tourist place in Paris!
Cocktails were not good, but wine was OK.
We will come back for food, ambiance and place. Mainly for food.
French family living in Arlington

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5.0Dined on April 16, 2018

Went with family and friends to celebrate completing the Boston Marathon. The restaurant made the entire evening so special. Could not have been more perfect. Recommend this place with absolutely no reservations.

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4.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Expensive, delicious, thoughtful menu. A pleasure

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

This was my first visit to Bistro du Midi. My son and I each ordered the tasting menu, which can be served with 5 or 7 courses. Each course was very unique and delicious. Their grilled octopus was outstanding. The service was appropriate attentive, but given the portion size of the courses, the time between courses seemed a bit long. The staff were all very courteous and the setting is very nice. A great place for a date or special occasion meal.

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

The food was amazing! Such a fun brunch place!

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