Bistro du Midi

4.6
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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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T
New England
123 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very expensive and very very expensive wine list starting at 100 and going way up. Duck very Good, cooked perfectly. My wife enjoyed her gnocchi et al very much. Order the chocolate souffle.

Bistro du Midi
Responded 9 hours ago

Thank you very much Tommy for the nice review. I'm glad that you enjoyed your meal but I'm sorry to read that you find us to be expensive. Our appetizers range from $15 to $26 and the main courses start at $26. Also, our Bistro menu, has many affordable salads, sandwiches and flatbreads. We have over 100 labels under $100 on our wine list and most of them are in the $40-$50-$60 range. Please, ask for me next time you come in: I would love to assist you with some good choices. My best - Federico

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OT
New England
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have been to bistro du midi many times now from early brunches to late afternoon happy hours - safe to say it’s one of my favorite restaurants in the city with consistently high quality food. Do not miss the staple dessert soufflé. Also, the flat breads are also great choices.

Bistro du Midi
Responded 10 hours ago

Thank you very much for a stellar review! I agree: soufflé and flatbreads are quite delicious! :) I'm looking forward to seeing you again soon. My best - Federico

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EH
New England
2 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

High praise for the ambiance, food and staff especially Drew. Our night was lovely and except for the 25 person party in the adjoining room, all was perfect...A bit noisy and probably should have asked to move! The tasting menu was wonderful but a lot to eat....Got to the point of tasting instead of finishing each coarse.....

Bistro du Midi
Responded 10 hours ago

Hello EmilyH and thank you for the nice review! I'm glad that our staff has been good at taking care of you! I'm sorry for the noisy party: next time we will be more careful at seating you. Happy to read that you enjoyed the food and I'm looking forward to seeing you again soon. My best - Federico

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P
New England
47 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful brunch. Impeccable service. We were seated upstairs with wonderful views of the Public Garden. And most of all delicious food. You can tell it's a very well run restaurant. Compliments!

Bistro du Midi
Responded 10 hours ago

Thank you so much for the kind words, Pefuti. I'm happy to read that you enjoyed every aspect of your brunch and I'm looking forward to seeing you again soon. My best - Federico

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AC
New England
13 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been to Bistro du Midi a number of times and it NEVER disappoints. It consistently great! Food is always excellent. Unique combinations, great flavors and good sized portions. Drinks are always yummy. Good wine selection. Service is always top notch. Give it a shot - YOU WON'T BE DISAPPOINTED!

Bistro du Midi
Responded 10 hours ago

Hello AnitaC and thank you very much for such a nice five star review! It is good to be liked so much! Please, ask for me next time you come in, as I would like to thank you personally. We are looking forward to hosting you again soon. My best - Federico

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b
New England
8 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent and amazing

Bistro du Midi
Responded on January 8, 2020

Thank you very much for the five star review and the nice words bab36!! Best - Federico

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s
New England
35 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our 6th time coming Consistently good food and outstanding service

Bistro du Midi
Responded on January 8, 2020

Hello sunam! I'm glad to read about it, and thank you very much for the five star review! Please, ask for me next time you come in! My best - Federico

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PL
New England
14 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We dined on Saturday evening and thoroughly enjoyed our meal. Service was very good, well paced and there when we needed it but not rushed. The food was very nice indeed. We had some oysters that were well shucked served over ice and the shells had been scrubbed clean so no grit! There were plump and full of brine. My wife had the mushroom soup which was excellent I had the foi gras terrine which was masterful. My wife chose two smaller plates for dinner; the beet salad with burata which was presented beautifully and then had the chestnut gnocchi without the meat. This particular dish had a touch too much acidity with a tomato sauce and sharp perception cheese. The gnocchi was light had hand made. Only suggestion would be that if ordered as a vegetarian option as my wife did that perhaps a lighter touch on the cheese. The chestnut flavor was lost. I ordered the venison loin that came perfectly cooked (medium rare) and the side of fried polenta offered a nice contrast. For desert we had the chocolate soufflé. If a cloud and a chocolate bar had a baby it would be this dish. Served high, warm and with a nice cool side of ice cream. Drinks were stiff and well done and a very good list of wine by the glass. All in all a a very civilized and cultured meal served by friendly staff. Who ever is preparing the food has a deft hand. Reasonable priced for this level of dining. Comparable to Sorrelina.

Bistro du Midi
Responded on January 8, 2020

Hello PhilL and thank you very much for such a nice review! I'm very happy to read your words and I'm glad to understand your and your wife's satisfaction! I'm sorry about the gnocchi, though. I have spoke to the Chef and he agrees that the dish should have minimal tomato, so the acidity doesn't over power the delicate chestnut flavor. We are looking forward to see you again soon and please, don't hesitate to ask for me next time you're in. My best - Federico

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IZ
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

NYE of 2019. Great value, great food, and great services. Couldn’t be happier to spend the last day of 2019 here at Midi!

All dishes were outstanding, personally, beet salad was my favorite appetizers, it’s really fresh and delicate, loved it. I am a sweet person, so I am obsessed with the desserts. Chocolate torte has a creamy and smooth texture, you can tasted that this is made from a luxury chocolat. Lemon tart was fresh, and ice cream with it also demonstrated the dish well.

Looking forward to the new menus in 2020.

Bistro du Midi
Responded on January 8, 2020

Hello IvyZ and thank you again for another great review! I'm glad to read that New Year's Eve has represented another pleasant experience for you! Our Pastry Chef Justin will be very happy to hear about your satisfaction for those desserts. Get ready: our new tasting menu will be available by the end of February and will feature Shellfish and Caviar! - Federico

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WF
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A beautiful space, where Biba used to be, overlooking the Public Garden: the food great, the service discreet, helpful, unhurried, the atmosphere wonderful: a perfect place for any special occasion that would be enhanced by a lovely dinner, a lovely evening.

Bistro du Midi
Responded on January 4, 2020

It is good to read your beautiful review WilliamF, thank you very much! I am looking forward to seeing you again soon. My best - Federico

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OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful meal tonight. Well priced menu with delicious food and friendly staff

Bistro du Midi
Responded on January 4, 2020

Thank you so much for the nice words and the five stars! We are looking forward to having you back soon! - Federico

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T
Philadelphia
54 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

beautiful..great service..food was good..halibut was cooked well but bland..steak, duck perfect...salmon a slight bit overdone

Bistro du Midi
Responded on January 4, 2020

Thank you so much for the nice review Tourman! I am happy to read that you enjoyed your time at Bistro du Midi, although I'm sorry to understand that the halibut wasn't your favorite. Please, ask for me next time you come in. My best - Federico

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KB
New England
22 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We loved Bistro du Midi. The food, the view and the ambiance were wonderful. The only two drawbacks were that we had an 11 am reservation and, while we were the first ones there, we had to wait til 11:15 to be seated. They said they weren't ready to begin service. The host went outside to have a cigarette while we waited. Secondly, the service was good, but not stellar. Things like sauce on the side, or another glass of wine, were slow to arrive. However, it was a wonderful meal!

Bistro du Midi
Responded on January 4, 2020

Thank you for your review KimmB. I'm glad to read that you enjoyed your brunch at Bistro du Midi but let me apologize for the delay in seating you and the wait for extra items. Please, reach out to me at your convenience at 617-426-7878 or fsalvador@bistrodumidi.c.. as I would like to hear more about it and make it up to you. My best - Federico Salvador

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FH
New England
13 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very good food and service. Nice ambiance. Extensive, well organized wine list.

Bistro du Midi
Responded on January 4, 2020

Thank you for your review FrankH! I hope to see you again soon. My best - Federico

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RG
New England
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent across the board. Food, service, ambiance. Good space around tables.

Bistro du Midi
Responded on January 4, 2020

Thank you very much for the five star review, RobertG! I'm looking forward to hosting you again soon. My best - Federico

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Good was ok. They ran out of a dish at 1pm. Seems like poor planning. Service overall was ok to poor. Had higher expectations.

b
New England
9 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Extraordinary food and considerate staff combine with a delightful ambiance to offer a tip-top occasion.

e
Pittsburgh
33 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed every aspect of our visit. And the view toward the Public Gardens was lovely.

Bistro du Midi
Responded on January 4, 2020

That is a good view indeed! :) Thank you very much experiential for the nice five star review. The team at Bistro du Midi is looking forward to taking care of you again! Best - Federico

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DS
New England
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Only criticism was no valet service

l
New England
4 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Well presented and seasoned food....excellent experience for a special occasion

l
London
6 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great brunch !

Bistro du Midi
Responded on December 27, 2019

Thank you so much lewish! Happy holidays - Federico

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NV
New England
2 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Annual dinner before The Nutcracker

Bistro du Midi
Responded on December 27, 2019

:)

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W
New England
67 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We eat out a lot, but always love coming here! We return for the food, for Federico’s lovely welcome, and now we will be looking for the server Drew too!

A beautiful evening overlooking the Boston Public Garden? Here’s the place!

Bistro du Midi
Responded on December 27, 2019

Thank you very much for the nice review Worldtraveler! It is our pleasure to hosting you here. And we love Drew as well... ;) I'm looking forward to seeing you again soon. My best and happy holidays!

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AA
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great from the service, to the ambience, to the food.

Bistro du Midi
Responded on December 27, 2019

Thank you AnneA for the five star review! I'm glad to read that you enjoyed everything and I'm looking forward to hosting you again soon. Happy holidays - Federico

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LS
Raleigh
69 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place! Beautiful menu, outstanding service, kind to those of us with dietary restrictions, and the setting upstairs - quiet, with a great view of the park - is a treat. This is a neighborhood gem!

Bistro du Midi
Responded on December 27, 2019

Thank you very much for the nice review LS2014! It is a pleasure to read such nice words. I'm looking forward to see you again soon. Happy holidays - Federico

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HB
New England
20 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a treat.

Bistro du Midi
Responded on December 27, 2019

Thank you very much HBS9!

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G
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The ambience and food were excellent. Also, the service was very friendly and helpful. Overall, a place I would recommend.

Bistro du Midi
Responded on December 27, 2019

Thank you very much George for the five star review. I hope to see you again soon. Happy holidays - Federico

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M
New England
7 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We went there for brunch to celebrate my mother's birthday. It was great. Food, service, location...
P.S. They can't light a candle as the building is residential.

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always perfection :)

Bistro du Midi
Responded on December 27, 2019

Thank you so much! :)

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OT
New England
2 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Was expecting a quieter lunch, but upstairs room was pretty noisy from other tables.

Bistro du Midi
Responded on December 27, 2019

Thank you for your review. While the Main Dining Room for lunch is usually quieter than the Bistro, in December the restaurant is always very busy on bost the first and second floor. I hope to see you soon again, perhaps after the holidays. My best - Federico

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VS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great lunch, wasn't crowded which made conversation easy. Had a window table which was great.

Bistro du Midi
Responded on December 18, 2019

Thank you VickiS, I'm looking forward to seeing you again soon. Happy holidays - Federico

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KF
New England
11 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress was attentive - over and above....I have set up lunches here before and have been quite satisfied.

Bistro du Midi
Responded on December 18, 2019

Thank you KristinF, I'm glad to read your review and I'm looking forward to taking care of you again soon. My best and happy holidays - Federico

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JE
New England
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Although the menu is eclectic, the food was excellent and the service outstanding. The dessert souffle was awesome.

Bistro du Midi
Responded on December 18, 2019

Thank you very much JEFFREYD for your five star review. I'm looking forward to hosting you again soon. Happy holidays - Federico

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R
New England
76 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The food at Bistro du Midi was outstanding. We enjoyed the atmosphere, as well. The service was reasonably good. We look forward to returning to Bistro du Midi.

Bistro du Midi
Responded on December 18, 2019

Hello Rebecca, Thank you for your review. We are looking forward to seeing you again soon. Please, ask for me next time you're in, as I would like to follow service personally and have you enjoying an even better experience. My best - Federico

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n
New England
29 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We really enjoyed our meal at Bistro du Midi. I had the oysters (half-doz) as an app, my son had the Steak Tartare. Both were excellent. I had the Duck Breast with pomegranate as an entree and my son had the Short Ribs. The meal was excellent. An added bonus was that because we were going to the theater we received a 15% discount off the entire meal. Highly recommend this restaurant.

Bistro du Midi
Responded on December 18, 2019