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About Bristol Restaurant and Bar - Four Seasons Hotel Boston
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.
Boston, MA 02116
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
Friday and Saturday: 11am-1am
$31 to $50
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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
Up to 2 hours: $27.00
2-3 hours: $31.00
3-6 hours: $36.00
6-24 hours: $51.00
Arlington T Stop
Private Party Contact:
Philip Deschamps: (617) 351-2294
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
Burgers & Burgundy:
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.
Bristol Restaurant and Bar - Four Seasons Hotel Boston Ratings and Reviews
The staff was superb, working seamlessly as a team. They were great with our 12 and 13 year old kids, suggesting chocolate milk and hot chocolate. Two bacon and cheese omelets were great. Jalapeño pepper polenta waffles and chicken are definitely worth trying.
Superb dinner for six. Everyone enjoyed everything immensely. Highlights were mussels, clam chowder, and steaks - filet mignon and NY strip. Fritte-style sides, arugula and parmigian truffle fries also noteworthy. Excellent cocktails, including tequila-Pimms mix, and wine list. Turley Juvenile zin was scrumptious. Great team service.
We were celebrating our daughter's MA Bar swearing-in. What a lovely place to celebrate! Attentive/courteous service, beautiful atmosphere and ambiance, great views of Boston Common, and the best burger ever! Staff even brought my daughter a slice of cake with a celebratory candle and "Congratulations" written in chocolate! Wonderful place to dine and share a special occasion!
I had heard good things about Bristol Lounge, so we gave it a try. I think it is best appreciated as a bar. The seated dinner menu is good but quite expensive (no surprise in the Four Seasons). I ordered a beet salad that was good, then the Arctic Char. If you order a grill item, you need to order sides to accompany it, which gets pricey. Our waiter was very professional and pleasant.
Everything top-of-the-line. Service perfect. Various kinds of food options. Super-expensive: occasions are honored by the more 'old-fashioned' but not TOO 'old-fashioned' combination of city/ European/old-Ritz style with modern elements such as food choices, a less formal ( seeming) service, and sofa and chair with coffee table "lounge-like seating. The ambiance is definitely special occasion or, equally, it could just be "I'm in this Back Bay area a lot; I like a super lovely bar and overall elegant but also cozy dining room; money is no problem." The only downside: on the Saturday night we went, the often feel-good, trendy-feeling chatter was one level above the noise-level which is fine me, that is, it was just a tiny bit too noisy for ease of conversation on a special occasion with old friends probably because there are a lot of harder modern surfaces like a marble tile oval floor in the center, maybe marble tables with fewer plush draperies or carpets to absorb noise.
Bristol at the Four Seasons lived up to our expectations . Worth every penny we spent IMHO. The pumpkin ice cream dessert is incredible. Drinks well made. Service is outstanding. When we want a quieter atmosphere for a bar and restaurant, at our age, the Bristol is the best! However, my wife and I were amazed at the number of young professionals ( ages 25-40) that were dining there also. I must admit I was very upset when the Four Seasons closed their restaurant and remodeled (8 years ago?) as well as the Fairmont Oak Room and Omni Parker house. I now take back what I said about the management destroying tradition. They obviously know more about marketing to the modern clientele than I do.
On loud side but it was a Friday night - menu was more limited than expected - been wanting to go for a while but nothing special though it’s a nice option if you’re staying there (which we weren’t) - conveniently located but I think there are better options for the same vibe
This has been my daughter's and my favorite
place to Brunch for our annual mother / daughter weekend. This past weekend was our 5th experience! We have always been lucky in being seated at a window table & enjoy the peaceful , respectful atmosphere set by the Four Seasons .
We were met by a very pleasant enthusiastic host/ hostess team who immediately greeted us with smiles and salutations; shortly after our waiter came to welcome us.
It was the crying and screaming babies & toddlers that really "harshed our mellow" which obviously is not in your control
Suggestion: perhaps a delicately worded sign welcoming all & request to be mindful of others' dining experience?!
Also, no dress code? Cut off shorts on adults....?
No doubt we will be back this is really more to vent than be critical of a very favorite place!
Overall an excellent lunch buffet. It doesn't quite match the variety of the Taj rooftop brunch, but it's excellent overall. The Smoked Salmon was excellent. As a side note..try putting a small bowel of Crème Fresh with the Salmon. It adds a nice touch. Also there are "smaller" sizes capers available(we use them in our business) Shrimp were the largest I've ever seen at a buffet. Very nice. The Oysters were not that great, however, the only small let down. The Risotto was excellent. Best I've had in a while. Very creamy. The Omelet station was excellent. Great variety. The desserts were very decadent. Bread pudding was very nice. I loved the sticky buns & the Blueberry cream Éclairs. Overall a very nice relaxing early afternoon!
Ordered two of their famous burgers medium rare. One was barely pink and the other was not at all pink. I could not taste the truffle in the truffled fries...but they did have a lot of parmesan cheese on them. Overall, not that great of a burger for the price. Also ordered a chowder bit could only eat half and shared the other half due to saltiness. There were very few servers and spent half the meal without water. Overall disappointed.
From beginning to end myself and my party were met with grace and class. The food was presented beautifully and tasted as amazing as it looked. Wait staff, courteous; ambiance, excellent; overall a most positive experience that I would gladly and anxiously exerience again and again.
The food is dynamic, creative and delicious. The cocktails are generous. A simple Chopin vodka straight up with olives fits the bill. The seasonal sautéed vegetables including fiddle heads were perfectly prepared. Our waiter, Biagio, is personable, knowledgeable and professional. When we dine there we ask for Biagio. The Bristol is s gem in Boston.
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