Bristol Restaurant and Bar - Four Seasons Hotel Boston
The Bristol Bar boasts a collection of sought after, small batch production spirits, some of which have been crafted specifically for us. Our cocktails playfully mash up seasonal ingredients and spirits that strike balance and create the perfect sip for any occasion.
Whether you are cozied up by the fireplace, taking in the stunning views of the Boston Public Garden, or casually sipping our maple syrup and cardamom old fashioned at the bar, The Bristol is your venue to create memories that will last a lifetime.
Mon–Fri 6:30 am–10:30 am
Sat 7:00 am–10:00 am
Sun 7:00 am–9:00 am
Sat 10:00 am–2:30 pm
Sun 9:00 am–2:30 pm
Mon–Fri 11:00 am–2:30 pm
Mon–Thu 2:30 pm–11:30 pm
Fri, Sat 2:00 pm–12:30 am
Sun 1:30 pm–11:30 pm
Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–10:30 pm
Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:30 pm
Every Wednesday at Lunch and Dinner
Saturday Breakfast Buffet:
10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Every Sunday 9:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
We have dined here numerous times for special occasions and we have always loved the food and ambiance. We were here for a pre-theater dinner. We mentioned our timing to the server. As the dinner went on, we began to get nervous that our entrees might not come on time. Ultimately our entrees arrived at the time that we needed to leave for the theater, which was 90 minutes after our arrival. We were very dissatisfied with the service and unlike past experiences at this restaurant, no major apology or explanation was made except that " it is a busy Saturday night." Don't go here if you are in a hurry. We all left hungry, stressed out, and with our dinners in takeout bags. We ate our food at intermission and it was cold. So much for a relaxing dinner experience at the Bristol Lounge. Customer service, which, in addition to excellent food, used to be what they are known for, has clearly deteriorated.
We love sitting at the tables by the windows and watching the people and dogs in the Public Garden. Food was exceptional (and fast). Our server was so personable and friendly.
The service and food are both outstanding. Updated menu selections were delicious - braised short rib was a standout. The attached bar area is always a joy to stroll over to after dinner.
A little pricey for the quality of the entrees. Could have used table clothes on the tables.
Very happy they honored request for window seat. Have called in directly to Bristol in past requesting same and it wasn’t given
Made a reservation for an anniversary dinner. We were seeing a show following, so were slightly before the “dinner rush”. We showed up a few minutes late and they took us right to our table. The waiter walked over an immediately wished us a happy anniversary. Knowing we were seeing a show, they worked quickly to take our orders and get our meals in time. The food was fantastic. Both meals. After finishing our meals they brought us a piece of cake with Happy Anniversary written out. An absolutely great experience.
Probably my 50th visit and never had a complaint. Went early Saturday before Hamilton and the service was preoccupied. My girls ordered the duck and I ordered the lobster gnocchi. Girls loved the duck. Lobster gnocchi not so good. I'm a small person but the portion size was disappointing. Could have fit the entire meal into a teacup. The lobster claws still had all the cartilage and was not easy to eat. The gnocchi was overdone and the entire meal was room temperature. I did not send my meal back because we were going to theatre. Hopefully you can take a good look at this dish and make some changes.
Nice place for a special occasion or dinner near the theater district. A bit pricey but the food and service are both very good.
Always a favorite place to enjoy a family, business or even a quiet meal alone.
This is usually my favorite spot for food and especially service but I left a bit disappointed this time. We went for Sunday brunch. There were 6 of us. Not sure if the service was mediocre because tip is already included so.... Had to ask several times for utensils and water refill and for plates to be cleared off the time as it was a small table for 6 people. Again, usually I rave about how great Four Seasons provide but this was not the case this time.
Value for money too low. Nothing extraordinary og expecially good
I went to the Bristol Lounge this past Saturday. I am recently engaged, and we were having a lunch so our families could meet for the first time. There were 6 of us, and we were all excited to have a nice lunch out. Things started off positive, when they accommodated a last minute add to our party. However, things quickly went downhill. Service was slow, which seemed to be due to being short staffed. It took more than 10 minutes to get our drink order in. We ordered our food, which included a seafood tower as a 'starter', and waited for our drinks. 20 minutes later we still had no drinks, and the waiter came to apologize and explain there was an ingredient issue which was being fixed. 5 minutes later, only half of the drinks arrived. We continued to wait for the remaining cocktails, when 5 of our entrees were delivered. We had no drinks for half the party, no seafood tower, part of the hot food, on top of the fact that the servers didn't know who ordered what so we had to swap the plates ourselves...it was a mess. They then brought the seafood tower. WTH. When you're paying $25+ per dish, and $15+ per cocktail, you expect MUCH more. My fiance was furious and got up to speak to the waiter, who was obviously spread too thin and struggling. After that, he tried to make it up to us, but it ended up making it even more awkward. He had 2 glasses of champagne brought to my fiance and I for a toast, but no one else at the table had any drink left at that point, so they just watched us. The waiter delivered a cake to the table, which was VERY thoughtful, but at that point we'd been there for 2 hours and just wanted to leave. Overall, the experience was worse than going to the PF Chang's down the street. I do truly appreciate the waiter trying to rectify the situation, but even with that it was a disaster. I couldn't even tell you if there was a manager on duty, because we never had anyone come over to our table to apologize. Avoid.
Amazing as always
The food and service was exceptional. I have not been to the Bristol in years. I now have it on my go to list when I am looking for a great restaurant that’s worth the money!
The food was great as usual .. the burger is a must have .. great cocktails with no added sugar which is a very rare find .. the waiter was very attentive, even though the kitchen was working on slow mode .. but didn’t effect our wonderful family dinner ..would go back again when I’m in Boston ..
Underwhelmed from the initial greeting. Hostess led us around the dining room to find the podium and had to be cajoled into giving us a window table, "those are saved for reservations". We had a reservation. It was 5:30 on a Wednesday and there were multiple tables available by the windows. The hostess did manage a deuce by the restrooms. Thanks for the effort!! To my astonishment, a request for a glass of tap water equated to a bottle at $8.50. I can afford it but I don't have to like it - especially when it arrived unannounced already opened. My simple request to have my sparkling water served on the rocks caused enormous consternation. It took three tries and even then the water was poured into the wine glass I had pushed aside not in the glass or on the ice I had requested. The shishito peppers were warm, not charred and just ordinary - though the price was not. I have had much much better for much less. The entire meal was strictly pedestrian at elevated prices. Too many places, too little time for overpriced mediocrity.
Consistently excellent food, elegant but not stuffy atmosphere. Our waiter was courteous and professional, but seemed to "disappear" for long periods, seemed to have too many tables he was tending to in order to provide really good service, which was a little frustrating. On previous visits, the service has been more prompt.
Beautiful Sunday brunch. Wide choice of delucious dishes and amazing prime rib. Pricey wine list though, even for 4 seasons.
Food came out cold...both pasta appetizer and the burgers. Server started off very cold then warmed up a bit too.
It was amazing!
What a great place - the food and service are impeccable and the setting is fabulous. Every detail is attended to and you walk out with all of your senses satisfied.
The food is outstanding. We had the octopus and it is one of the best octopuses we had. My Kir Royale is very well made, just the right amount of champagne.
We treated our dear friend to a $25 burger! He is very humble and lives modestly (by choice) and we thoroughly enjoyed the entire meal. Good food and good company!
Great overall experience! Would definitely recommend to friends and business contacts.
Overall a great place, price for Boston restaurant is reasonable, ambience is great, host was very nice. If anything not to par for an ultimate experience, the table service was merely good.
You know, it was all good ... just not great. I expect great from Four Seasons/Bristol Lounge. My dining partner was served my burger with her fries and vice versa. Not what I'd expect from Four Seasons. I thought our lunches came out slow. We had not indicated we were in a hurry ... but it was quite slow. We were surrounded by tables of young, energetic children. Really? At the Bristol Lounge? We DID get a seat in a window, which is always lovely and the burger is one of, if not THE, best in Boston. However, you definitely PAY for it.
Definitely NOT worth the $80 for sunday brunch. The choices were very limited and the food was average. For a hotel like Four Seasons you would expect a spectacular dessert bar, but their sunday buffet was lacking. Would not be going back.
Used to be our favorite place. No longer use tablecloths. Dishes were sliding all over the table when trying to eat. Cold feeling. Our usual server was not there. The woman we got just didn’t care. I think maybe her previous job serving was at the 99. Very sad. No music. No more dessert buffet like they would have in the past. Has always been very expensive and worth it but no more. The men working out front had more enthusiasm grace and class than the server.
Service was poor for a four seasons hotel. The Bristol bar used to be a high end service experience with a great atmosphere. Now it just feels like a hotel bar.
A special treat. The tuna tartare is alway a little different and just wonderful. We also had the tempura soft shell crab
When there for dinner on my wedding anniversary and the food was great. The waiter was excellent was very helpful with the menu and helpful with making a choice for u. Seafood platter was great and would recommend. Clam chowder was amazing. Overall great experience.
What a great place. We were there for brunch this past sunday and everything was superb. From the vallet , doorman , wait staff , our waitress , the omlett chef all greeted us so professionally. The food was amazing. I would recommend trying this joint. Also great for people watching
Spectacular Sunday brunch. Everything was amazing. Can’t recommend it highly enough!
Fabulous dinner. Our waiter could not have been better!
Our server Sean, with round frame glasses, was the best. The food was delicious. The tables were spaced far enough so that you could have your own conversation with out being rude to the next table. Definitely worth the trip.
Spectacular evening! Food excellent and our server Sean was OUTSTANDING! Sean made our evening spectacular! The shrimp cocktail, chicken and lamb shwarma, tuna tartare exceptional!
This is our all-time favorite place.
Perfect spot for after-theatre dining! Best. Burger. Ever.
Consistently excellent food and service. Truly Boston’s living room.
The hamburgers are delicious. Worth coming here for. However my partner and I found some of the dishes overembelished, distracting from the deliciousness of the food. Even the strawberry shortcake had something extra which did not add to the taste of the dish.