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Bristol Restaurant and Bar - Four Seasons Hotel Boston

1139 reviews
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$31 to $50
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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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Hours of operation

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

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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Parking details
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.
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 1139 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.6  based on recent ratings
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner 
3.0  Dined 2 days ago

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.

vipcharleneb (Chicago)
3.0  Dined 2 days ago

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.

KDog (New England)
5.0  Dined 3 days ago

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!

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

Excellent food and service. Very comfortable.

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

Horrible. Just god awful. Service was bad

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

Celebrate daughter ‘s 18th Birthday

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.

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!! 😃

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.

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

Always a perfect evening!

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

Excellent service, as always.

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

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

Always our favorite spot in Boston for a relaxing dinner

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.

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

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

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.

OpenTable Diner (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.

OpenTable Diner (New England)
3.0  Dined on January 2, 2018

My initial invite was to connect with friends over Afternoon Tea - I did not realize Briston no longer hosts Afternoon Tea. The Bristol team and my friends were flexible and we selected from the menu - just a different expectation, but still a delightful time.

vipLegal (New England)
5.0  Dined on December 31, 2017

Simply the BEST !

vipmarinski (New England)
5.0  Dined on December 23, 2017

We had a holiday dinner. The food was lovely. The waiter let us take our time. He was wonderful to us fabulous oysters and Arctic char. Simple but delicious meal. We come every Christmas. It’s a tradition!