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.
Friendly staff, good drinks and awesome cake!
The Bristol never disappoints! Great food, great view, great staff!
Lots of choices on the brunch buffet, but several hot dishes were cold when I tried them. Had a yogurt parfait with oatmeal/granola on top and the granola was mushy and very unappealing. The dumplings were hot and very tasty. They offered to make us items to order, should have taken advantage, as some of the hot dishes already prepared were unappealing and cold.
This used to be our “ go to “ place before we went to a Boston show. It was always very good food and quality as well as an understanding of pre-theater schedule. We were very stressed this time which put a damper on evening. We arrived at 6:15 pm, drinks cane at 6:45, apps and dinner came at 7:-15. We had to ask for bill with our meal which isn’t fair to anyone. On a positive note we did make the Lion King show on time in our seats by 8:00.
We always go to the Bristol to celebrate our birthdays. It was not up to par. It took 30 minutes to get a cup of decaf coffee. The rolls arrived as we were finishing. My salad was not prepared as I ordered it - they left out the cheese, added anchovies and did not chop it up. When I asked for cheese the waiter brought grated cheese instead of shaved Parmesan. When I spoke to a manager she said she would speak to the kitchen. The whole lunch should have been comped.
The standard is high for everything from service to good to atmosphere. Elegant, quite, large tables-- a great place to meet and talk.
Delightful brunch with all the possible options needed. The brunch was sumptuous and service very fast. Our server was very thoughtful and remembered it was my sister’s birthday and gave her pancakes (the one thing not at the brunch). All the food was fresh - bacon was crisp, fruit was ripe and there were many meat options. The shrimp were massive and delicious. A really beautiful meal - will come again for a special occasion!
The Bristol did a great job on the birthday front, and most of the Sunday brunch buffet was tasty. At such a high price ($100 pp + $40 to park!), we anticipated some combination of a greater variety of shellfish (lobster?), spectacular desserts, music (even piped in), a mimosa or Bloody Mary thrown in, and/or an observed dress code. None of this was there and the unfilled room had quite a
Range of ripped jeans and t-shirts. I guess the hotel has decided that Sunday Brunch is not worth the effort.
Agreed. But disappointing!
Truly surprised that birthday was not acknowledged as it was stated in Reservation
We have had many great experiences here in the past (most recently in June 2019), which is probably what made this an extra- disappointing experience. We had at least 5-6 wait staff attend to our table over the night, yet service was painfully slow - in spite of the restaurant being fairly empty. The food was edible, but not memorable. Our party of 7 was seated at a sufficiently large table, yet the nicer club chairs were at many of the empty tables around us, and our table had the simpler banquet-style side chairs. We did not complain, assuming they would be filled by the time we left, but they never were. Not sure we will go back for quite some time, sorry to say.
I like the Bristol Lounge, but I think the food is going down hill. The waffle used to come with berries, but no more. The omelette used to come with real new potatoes and cherry tomatoes, but now comes with salty square potato-things out of a freezer bag. The salads are expensive but aren’t very filling unless you add a protein that doubles the cost. I’m really not going to pay over $40 for a lunch salad! I used to like it a lot but it is changing, and not for the good.
I love the bristol burger and for years was happy to pay 25 dollars for a burger and fries. Sadly, the burger is now about 40. dollars so it's not as tasty. Lunch for 2 adults and 1 teen. (no alcohol) Ordered 2 salads (one topped with 3 shrimp for an extra 21 dollars) 1 appetizer, 2 burgers. Cost 220. which includes 20% for lovely waitress.
Food wasn't good especially when your paying 40 dollar for a small bowl of pasta and 6 clams.
I didn't finish the pasta...
Super et une expérience à revivre
Outstanding service and food!
I used to enjoy this restaurant but it has gone downhill. No more tableclothes. Menu is very limited and food is very mediocre.
great place for business or fun get together. it's an elegant place but casually and comfortably so. while it's not economical, it's not over priced. very satisfying.
Conchita is absolutely amazing.
I really think the food presentation could be better. I think it’s a little tacky to not have table cloths covering the folding tables.
The most friendly servers at any restaurant in Boston. Very personable even to the children. Food was outstanding. The atmosphere was upscale, glad we went on a Saturday for brunch before leaving Boston!
Great service as always
Had a fabulous dinner at the Bristol. But we have never had a terrible meal at a Four Seasons Restaurant. It reminded us of our favorite Philadelphia restaurant, The Swan also at the Four Seasons. The service was impeccable and the food outstanding. The poached halibut was prepared perfectly and the vegetables served with the dish were tremendous. Our server was fabulous - very friendly, thoughtful and very knowledgeable about the various entrees. A former resident of Jupiter, FL, she is definitely an asset to the restaurant and what my wife and I expect from Four Seasons employees - totally first class. I would highly recommend the Bristol to anyone looking for a great dinner in Boston.
Service was incredible; our waiter was personable , thoughtful, knowledgeable and efficient. The food was great. They surprised us with a candle on sorbet for my daughter’s birthday. (She can’t have dairy and they were quite careful.)
A lovely spot for lunch with my daughter and my niece.
Excellent food and great service, as usual, and will go back! Recommended for pretty much any occasion.
One of the best locations in town. The bar is terrific and comfortable. The new menu is not preferred compared the the last selections but good nonetheless. A must stop for us each time we are in town.
Excellent as usual. Ambience can't be beat. And very attentive service.
Biaggio, our waiter was great. We split pea and carrot salad, which was superb. Main entrees were the duck and sea bass. Food was excellent — and they made a great affogato for dessert.
Food and service not as awesome as usual but still good!
Appallingly bad service. Our waiter was nowhere to be found most of the night. At the end, when we asked for what was left of our four dishes to be put in to-go containers, they inexplicably combined them. Disgusting - mixing fish with pasta. When we complained to the assistant manager on the way out the door, he gave a lukewarm apology with a vague offer to call the next time so he could "take care of us." Not even close to what we'd expect from the Four Seasons, a restaurant where all of the entrees start at $40.
Great food and service. The waiter was excellent as was the food.
My daughter and sister-in-law and I thoroughly enjoyed our "long" lunch at the Bristol Restaurant. We didn't feel rushed in the least, which was nice since we settled in for a long afternoon.
The Bristol burger was fantastic but the bar appetizers were a bit boring. The chairs were uncomfortable for a bigger guy unfortunately (even after we switched tables). Overall it was a great dinner but in the future I would only go here for a casual meal.
Very good and tasty.
The entire experience was excellent!!
Highly recommend for all occasions. There
Is something for everyone.
Wonderful staff that made my family feel very comfortable and welcome in Boston as we were there to watch the Blues/Bruins game 7!
In a word, awful. Where has the Bristol of old gone? Where to begin....Impossible to find a good meal on the menu, the martinis are served in tiny glasses and taste as though they are mixes rather than concocted drinks....host stand staffed by two women dressed far too casually and apparently clueless about the menu changes. When we registered our disappointment in the experience, they repeatedly asked how our food was. Two items off menu that the kitchen was “kind” to make for us.....won’t be going back anytime soon, this experience ruined the place for us. And btw, we are Boston natives and residents, eat out all the time and have been patrons of the Four Seasons since they opened. But I’m afraid those days have passed. Very sad to see.
Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback. This review is very difficult for me to read, and I am incredibly sorry that you had such this experience with us. I am leaving my contact information below and would greatly appreciate the opportunity to discuss this further with you. I hope to connect with you soon. Rachid Hadouche Bristol General Manager 617-351-2068.
It is not cheap , but totally worth it .
Will go every time I am in town
The variety of breakfast selections was very sad, I expected to find more varieties given it ended up costing 150+ a person to eat here
I love everything about this restaurant from the service to the food to the ambiance! Total elegance in an understated way!