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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.

200 Boylston Street
Boston, MA 02116
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
American

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

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(857) 305-5621

Website:
http://www.bristolboston.com/

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

Public Transit:
Arlington T Stop

Private Party Contact:
Philip Deschamps: (617) 351-2294

Additional:
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.

Sunday Brunch:
Every Sunday 9:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Bristol Restaurant and Bar - Four Seasons Hotel Boston Ratings and Reviews

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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.7

ambience

4.7

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

93% would recommend it to a friend

Quiet Conversation (15)
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Good for a Date (12)
Great for Brunch (11)
Romantic (11)
Good for Birthdays (11)
Great for Lunch (10)
Fit for Foodies (9)
Good for Groups (9)
People Watching (9)
Notable Wine List (8)
Sunday Lunch (8)
Pre/post Theatre (8)
Good for Anniversaries (7)
Bar Seating (7)
Kid-friendly (7)
Handcrafted Cocktails (7)
Scenic View (7)
Neighborhood Gem (6)
Afternoon Coffee (5)
Afternoon Tea (5)
Creative Cuisine (5)
Healthy (5)
Cozy (4)
Worth the Drive (4)
Fun (4)
Casual (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Authentic (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Happy Hour (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Seasonal (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Comfort Food (1)
Great Beer (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Organic (1)
Vegan (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
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vip
 (New England)·Dined 2 days ago

Very pleasant lunch but quite expensive for a salad !!

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 (New York Area)·Dined 5 days ago

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.

Tags: Kid-friendly
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 (New York Area)·Dined 5 days ago

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.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Kid-friendly
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 (Chicago)·Dined 5 days ago

Great spot for breakfast. The service was awesome- very attentive staff. The food was delicious and easily accommodated my dietary restrictions.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Gluten Free Options, Afternoon Coffee, Paleo Friendly, Great for Brunch, Sunday Lunch
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·Dined on November 14, 2017

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!

Tags: Afternoon Coffee, Kid-friendly, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Great Beer, Late-night Find, Casual, Great for Brunch, Sunday Lunch, Fun, Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Healthy, Business Meals, Notable Wine List, People Watching, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Quick Bite, Good for Groups, Scenic View, Pre/post Theatre, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Afternoon Tea, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on November 12, 2017

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.

Tags: Bar Seating
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·Dined on November 6, 2017

it was a really great dining experience. it was not pricey at all and we got the window table overlooking the park which was so nice!

Tags: Healthy, Scenic View, Romantic, Organic
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Love going to the Lounge- the staff and food is always great

Tags: Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Bar Seating, Casual, Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on October 30, 2017

Absolutely amazing food the tenderloin was exceptional and the wine afforded a great range of choices. Would definitely go back.

Tags: Scenic View
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 (New England)·Dined on October 28, 2017

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.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Sunday Lunch, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Seasonal, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Afternoon Tea, Good for a Date
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on October 22, 2017

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.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Notable Wine List, Bar Seating, Vibrant Bar Scene, Romantic, Healthy, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Quiet Conversation, Pre/post Theatre, Cozy
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vip
 (Charlotte)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Fabulous food. The chocolate tower cake was amazing and was enough to serve 10 people. rather noisy for a business dinner.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Brunch
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 20, 2017

The best staff I have come across!! A true culinary delight!!!

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vip
 (Toronto)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Brunch at Bristol never disappoints. The service is outstanding, the food is always stellar and the atmosphere is elegant and comfortable at the same time. Such a treat!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Sunday Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Kid-friendly, Good for a Date, Great for Brunch, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, People Watching, Bar Seating
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 15, 2017

I was so disappointed with the presentation of the brunch. I don't this this brunch is up to the Four Seasons standards.

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 (New England)·Dined on October 11, 2017

ive been here for burgers and burgundy on Wednesdays a number of times. it's always been great. unfortunately or wait staff this Wednesday was cranky and inattentive. it made a big difference. I will come back but will ask for a different waiter.

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 (New England)·Dined on October 9, 2017

Great atmosphere food is always amazing

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on October 6, 2017

A wonderful place to celebrate a special Birthday! They always make you feel special and pampered.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on September 29, 2017

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

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 (New England)·Dined on September 28, 2017

Impeccable service. Food was a bit pretentious and not great for the price.

Tags: Business Meals
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 24, 2017

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!

Tags: Great for Brunch, Afternoon Tea, People Watching, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Absolutely love The Bristol!! It's my "go to" when I want spectacular service and food!! It can't be beaten hands down!!:D

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation
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 (New England)·Dined on September 17, 2017

Always a favorite. Best Shrimp Cocktail anywhere and my 8 year old loves the tenderloin with peas and carrots! Most comfortable dining room in Boston!!! Love it!!!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Fun, Special Occasion, People Watching, Pre/post Theatre, Quick Bite, Romantic, Kid-friendly, Authentic, Bar Seating, Business Meals
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 (New England)·Dined on September 4, 2017

Great restaurant!! Delicious filet mignon and sirloin dinners. Wonderful service. Highly recommend.

Tags: Disabled Access, Late-night Find, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Romantic, Notable Wine List
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 (New England)·Dined on August 29, 2017

Fantastic service. Not too noisy. Food was excellent. Waitperson doted on us and brought out a lovely dessert with Happy Birthday written on the plate for my daughter's 18th birthday. Always a winner.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 27, 2017

We celebrated our Anniversary with Sunday brunch. Fabulous as always.
Staff is always great. Especially Conchita

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Casual, Sunday Lunch, People Watching
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·Dined on August 13, 2017

Food was absolutely amazing!!! I ate way to much because I couldn't stop it was so good!!!

Tags: Tasting Menu, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Great for Brunch
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on August 6, 2017

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!

Tags: Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch, Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on July 9, 2017

Just as Tiffany's is to Holly Golightly, The Bristol Lounge is to me- nothing bad can happen there! The staff is attentive, professional, and the food is fantastic!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Great for Lunch, Afternoon Tea, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Romantic
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on July 4, 2017

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.

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 (New England)·Dined on July 3, 2017

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.

Tags: People Watching, Healthy, Great for Brunch, Vibrant Bar Scene, Scenic View, Afternoon Coffee, Quiet Conversation, Pre/post Theatre, Hot Spot, Creative Cuisine, Seasonal, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Gluten Free Options, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on June 27, 2017

we were extremely disappointed in the food at the bristol. the burger which we have ordered in the past was just fair. also, the chicken statler was just fair. very disappointed in the food.

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vip
 (Kent)·Dined on June 25, 2017

Excellent food great service while watching the world pass by on Boylton Street, very relaxing

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 25, 2017

Always enjoy the brunch on Sunday. Staff is absolutely the best. Especially our server Patrick, he is the best.

Tags: Quick Bite, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food, Good for Groups, Authentic
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on June 23, 2017

Food and service were outstanding.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on June 23, 2017

I hadn't been to the Bristol Lounge for a while, and I'm happy to say that it's still as good as ever -- a delightful place for a delicious lunch in elegant surroundings, with impeccable but unpretentious service.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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vip
 (Kent)·Dined on June 21, 2017

Good interesting food excellent service but limited choice and high cost

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 (New England)·Dined on June 18, 2017

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.

Tags: Cozy, People Watching, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Scenic View, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Notable Wine List, Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Gluten Free Options, Kid-friendly, Quiet Conversation, Late-night Find, Fit for Foodies, Afternoon Coffee, Great for Brunch, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Romantic, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch
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 (New England)·Dined on June 17, 2017

The room is perfect. Elegant yet not stuffy. Service is professional and impeccable, including the host who sat us (obviously the waiter was spot on). Good selection on the menu, even for breakfast. The French toast is unique.

Tags: Romantic, Cozy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Afternoon Coffee, Afternoon Tea, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch, Pre/post Theatre, Quiet Conversation
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 17, 2017

Patrick was a great server and the breakfast was excellent.

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