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Bristol Restaurant and Bar - Four Seasons Hotel Boston

4.6
1142 reviews
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$31 to $50
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American
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  • Scenic View
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Birthdays
Boasting sweeping views of the iconic Boston Public Garden, Bristol Restaurant and Bar is Boston’s best for fine dining, drinks and conversation at all times of day. Named one of the city's top power-dining spots by Boston Business Journal, the Bristol is a favorite for power breakfasts and lunches on weekdays, followed by a vibrant dinner scene. On weekends, the restaurant is the place to be for signature cocktails, Sunday brunch or a date night in Back Bay, and is a favored destination for Boston's pre-theater dinner scene.

*If you are interested in availability for a party of 8 or more please contact our restaurant directly.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
American
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Hours of operation
FOOD SERVICE:

RESTAURANT: Monday - Sunday: Dining Room closes at 10:30 pm daily
BAR: Friday and Saturday: Bar open until 12:30 for food
Sunday - Thursday: Bar open until 11:30 pm for food

BEVERAGE SERVICE
Sunday: 10am-Midnight
Monday-Thursday: 11am-1am
Friday and Saturday: 11am-1am
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Phone number
(857) 305-5621
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Private party contact
Philip Deschamps: (617) 351-2294
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Breakfast: $22.00 (For first 3 hours, after 3 hours an additional $4 per hour)
Lunch Monday - Thursday $22.00 (For first 3 hours, after 3 hours an additional $4 per hour)
Dinner Monday - Thursday & Sunday: $22.00
Dinner Friday & Saturday: Hourly

Hourly Rates:
Up to 2 hours: $27.00
2-3 hours: $31.00
3-6 hours: $36.00
6-24 hours: $51.00
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Public transit
Arlington T Stop
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Special events & promotions
Burgers & Burgundy:
Every Wednesday at Lunch and Dinner

Saturday Breakfast Buffet:
10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Sunday Brunch:
Every Sunday 9:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 1142 People Are Saying
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4.5
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4.6
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3.9
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89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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ShawnB 
3.0  Dined 2 days ago

I brought family to the Bristol for a birthday breakfast. The servers were very nice and the setting perfect. It’s the food that was so average which would be ok if I were at a regular Marriott. I expected more from the 4 Seasons. The fruit was tasteless and the home fries were over cooked. The omelet was uninspiring. There are so many new restaurants in Boston that serve creative food for 1/2 the price. I just would not return to the 4 Seasons again. It was not awful or even bad just plain and boring.

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OpenTable Diner 
3.0  Dined on February 18, 2018

My husband and I have eaten here several times for special occasions. We came with out of town guests in January. I ordered the filet mingon cooked medium. It was barely pink inside. We went again this past weekend and I ordered it again cooked medium. It was brown all the way through, except when I got to the middle of it the lower half was barely pink. If I'm paying nearly $50 for a piece of meat, it should be cooked perfectly.
When we were out with guests, I didn't want to complain. The second time we were under a time constraint and I didn't want to wait for another filet to be cooked.

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CJB2 (Charleston)
1.0  Dined on February 18, 2018

I can't recommend this restaurant for anything because we never got our food. We had reservations and were on time . We were seated at a table that was not even set. Our waitress walked by and looked at us 3-5 times and never said a word then eventually came and didn't give us water but asked for our drink orders, After 2 tables seated after us already had their water and drink orders in, she then took about ten minutes to bring us water and then asked us if we were ready to order. We had been ready for 30 minutes. We ordered a cheese plate and chicken nugget appetizer and 2 cheeseburgers and fries. About 20 minutes after ordering we received our bread basket. After about another 30 minutes we received our appetizers. We then waited approximately 45 minutes and still didn't have our food which again was burgers and fries. I then asked for the check and when she brought it she said our food would be ready in a few minutes (not sure what that meant) but I told her we were full and it was late and we didn't want to wait. We paid and left. I then did report it to the night manager who apologized and removed the bill from my room and later sent me an apology gift. He handled it wonderfully but I have to say I have NEVER received such bad service from a Four Seasons and expect better service when I'm paying $600 per night. I love the Four Seasons but if I return to Boston I would never stay here again. When I pay that much I expect great service and other than the concierges (who were fantastic, Joe and Walter) the service here was as average as a Marriott or even worse than some of the Marriot hotels I have stayed at for triple the price. Would never stay here again if I returned to Boston.

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vipcharleneb (Chicago)
3.0  Dined on February 17, 2018

Had lunch for four on a Saturday with the window table that we requested. The food was mostly good and our server was fun, attentive and had a good sense of humor. Prices are very high for what you get, but then that's the Four Seasons. I was surprised that the dining room felt drab and out of date and the server's uniform was a bit ripped and dirty, and his shirt partly untucked. Definitely not a typical high-end Four Seasons feel, which was disappointing since I was treating my elderly mother, sister and niece to an extra nice lunch in Boston. I chose it for the view of the Public Garden, the quiet atmosphere (for my mother) and its innate elegance. Only the last criteria wasn't delivered.

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KDog (New England)
5.0  Dined on February 16, 2018

The menu has moved upscale (and is much more limited) than the predecessor menu at the Bristol Lounge, but the meal we had (Braised Short Rib) was divine and the service was superb! We had a great visit and will be back!

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vipdrfreud1 (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

Excellent food and service. Very comfortable.

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vipOpenTable Diner (New England)
1.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

Horrible. Just god awful. Service was bad

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OpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

Celebrate daughter ‘s 18th Birthday

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vipfoodie (New England)
2.0  Dined on January 28, 2018

We've had some memorable meals at private parties and weddings at the Four Seasons, including our own wedding, as well as fabulous meals at the former Aujourd'Hui. This, however was our first time at The Bristol for Sunday Brunch. Disappointing is putting in mildly. For $75 per person, the choices were pathetic. Mostly a variety of breakfast foods, eggs, pancakes, oatmeal, muffins, danish. The balance consisted of a few salads, very ordinary, one fish dish in curry (which I don't care for) with only two vegetables, curried cauliflower and some carrots A single selection of some kind of pasta alfredo I think, totally dried out. A very limited fruit tray, fresh shrimp (terrific!), smoked salmon and three kinds of Chinese raviolis, steamed. The prime rib was okay and the other meat selection was some kind of pork. No potato (except with the corned beef hash) no rice, no sushi. no pates. The dessert table held a variety of very small cupcake type desserts. Not a single chocolate dessert, no pies, no cakes, no mousse nor even a brûlée. We've been to dozens of upscale early in the day buffets around the country and the world and have never seen the selection so pitiful for so much money.

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vipLuv2play10Us (New England)
5.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

I absolutely love the Bristol Restaurant!! The food is spectacular and the service is unrivaled!! 😃

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vipOpenTable Diner (New England)
3.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

Expensive brunch that was average execution. Burger was not cooked to order and was extremely overdone. Sent it back, but by the time I received a new burger ( a rare burger at that) my party had all finished their meals.

Will not be returning.

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John (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on January 26, 2018

Always a perfect evening!

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vipOpenTable Diner (Denver)
5.0  Dined on January 22, 2018

Excellent service, as always.

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vipjhholly (New England)
5.0  Dined on January 21, 2018

The Bristol Lounge at the four seasons is the "go to" for Sunday brunch in Boston. Table service is impeccable food is terrific seating by the window is the best. Near the fireplace even better during the winter months

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Shirin (New England)
3.0  Dined on January 20, 2018

Dinner was good for the meat lovers I was the only vegetarian with very limited options except soup and salad . They were generous with bread basket . Ambiance was louder than we would like with few screaming kids which made the special occasion not special !!! May be good for every day running

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vipOpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on January 15, 2018

Always our favorite spot in Boston for a relaxing dinner

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OpenTable Diner (New England)
4.0  Dined on January 14, 2018

The Four Seasons is slipping in service. Our server had only one other table and it took him 20 minutes between greeting us and taking our order - and we had to ask for him to come back. It was Sunday at 8:30 pm, not busy at all.

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vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on January 12, 2018

Lovely view of Public Garden, Perfect service, great food and cocktails.

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vipMaryEllen (New England)
2.0  Dined on January 3, 2018

It was not Four Seasons service. The bartender viciously shook our martinis, which the cocktail waiter proceeded to garnished wrong, making it necessary to remake them. He insisted on giving us the original "wet" rocks that we had requested, not replacing them with the fresh ones from the remade drinks.

We took the table directly from the bar, which we communicated to the host on the way in, and to the server who seated us in her section; neither of whom closed the loop with the Open Table reservation.

Excellent burger, which is what we went there for in the first place. Good thing, because the service was sub-par.

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Kristofes (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on January 2, 2018

Love the setting, the service was great and the food was delicious. Since its in the four seasons price matched the brand of the hotel.

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