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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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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

Special Occasion (18)
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Good for a Date (14)
Great for Brunch (13)
Romantic (13)
Scenic View (13)
Business Meals (13)
Bar Seating (12)
Fit for Foodies (12)
People Watching (12)
Sunday Lunch (11)
Cozy (10)
Pre/post Theatre (10)
Good for Anniversaries (9)
Neighborhood Gem (9)
Worth the Drive (9)
Afternoon Tea (8)
Kid-friendly (8)
Great for Lunch (8)
Notable Wine List (8)
Good for Groups (7)
Handcrafted Cocktails (7)
Authentic (6)
Healthy (6)
Vibrant Bar Scene (6)
Creative Cuisine (6)
Afternoon Coffee (5)
Fun (5)
Gluten Free Options (5)
Casual (4)
Comfort Food (3)
Late-night Find (3)
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on March 8, 2013

This is our go-to spot on snow storm days. Great ambience, delicious comfort food, good service.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Brunch, Late-night Find, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Hot Spot
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 (New England)·Dined on March 8, 2013

My husband and I stayed at the Four Seasons (where the Bristol Lounge is located) one getaway weekend in March. We ate lunch, dinner, breakfast, and brunch at the Lounge. It never failed to please us. The waitstaff are consistently friendly and knowledgeable, the food is to-die-for delicious and gourmet, and the atmosphere is quiet and un-hurried.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on March 6, 2013

The food and atmosphere at Bristol Lounge is GREAT. Will certainly go back. Our server on the other hand was not very attentive. She Never asked us if we wanted Drinks, she skipped right to ordering food. She then took quite a long time to check on us after our meals were served. She was quite slow bring us the bill and then cashing us out - And it wasn't because we still had food or drink to finish, we had been done for at least 20-30 minutes. I would still return to Bristol lounge because the food was quite good!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on March 3, 2013

Wonderful in every way! Well worth the splurge.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Kid-friendly, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Charleston)·Dined on March 2, 2013

The gnocchi was excellent. Everyone in my party enjoyed their food. The drinks were also good.
Good spot for people watching!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion, Hot Spot
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 (New England)·Dined on March 2, 2013

The entire experience was wonderful.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on March 1, 2013

I have tried the mozzarella, the lobster ravioli and the lamb chops. The lamb chops were the best for sure. The mozzarella was tasty though I felt as though they are overrated. (reviews on yelp made them sound more amazing than they actually were) But still, it was tasty but the lamb chop was AMAZING. I definitely recommend that dish.
Also, the service is amazing. All waiters have an Italian accent...or maybe it was the three waiters that I happened to interact with but they were so sweet regardless.
Can't wait to go back to this restaurant again!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Romantic, Scenic View
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on March 1, 2013

Highly disappointing...really sad as the location is fantastic and the Four Seasons is such an icon on Boston. I've eaten at the Bristol Lounge since thd late 90s and While it used to be really good, now in the last few years it has gone down hill at progressive speed. And the prices are crazy,, $7 just for a cup of bad coffee...really disappointing.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on February 26, 2013

An elegant restaurant with attentive service, superb cuisine and tables spaced so that conversation is possible.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion, Scenic View
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on February 23, 2013

Much more casual than what I expected from a Four Seasons. Perfect for pre-theatre dining. We used the valet parking and walked to the Colonial theatre after dinner. They even lent us an umbrella for our walk.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Scenic View
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on February 16, 2013

Always first class in food and service.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Late-night Find, Special Occasion, Scenic View
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 (New England)·Dined on February 16, 2013

It's obviously expensive and as a budget eater, not a place I would go to frequently. The food was both good and unique. A great place for special occasions with a great street level view of the Boston Public Gardens across the street.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on February 15, 2013

The Four Seasons is always a great spot for drinks and dinner pre and post theater and just for the heck of it.
The staff is not always the friendliest, but the quality food and drink make up for it.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on February 15, 2013

bristol lounge never disappoints. we were staying in boston around the corner and just wanted a nice light dinner with good drinks, which is what we got. service (the waitress put together a salad for me that wasn't on the menu), food and drinks all outstanding and walking distance from our hotel.
we've been coming here for over 20 years and will keep coming back.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Kid-friendly, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch
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 (New England)·Dined on February 15, 2013

Food: Meh. Not even their famous burger was impressive. Service: slow. BUT: if you want to enjoy a place with the history and location that only the Four Seasons offers, then this is one of a kind. It's also fun to remember what it used to be and the Sunday brunch. Warm New England atmosphere. Depends on your priorities.

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 (New England)·Dined on February 15, 2013

This was our second time at the Bristol Lounge. The food is merely good. The drinks are very good. The service is very good, but not exceptional.

For a restaurant experience where you'll drop at least $100/person (inclusive of drinks), at least one of those categories should be "exceptional." Ultimately, you walk away feeling as if you've dined at a better-than-average Hilton hotel restaurant.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Hot Spot
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 (New England)·Dined on February 15, 2013

For a lunch meeting, prompt service, variety in menu offering and energetic noise that allowed for normal toned conversation. Extensive Gluten Free menu.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on February 11, 2013

The Bristol Lounge (Four Seasons, Boston) is a perennial favorite. From the time you arrive until the time you leave you treated phenomenally. Can't say enough great things about the place.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on February 5, 2013

food was not good, pasta overcooked and meat in the beef stew was very tough

Tags: Scenic View
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 (New England)·Dined on February 5, 2013

As always, the place to go with family and, or, friends for a perfect setting. Have been going to the Four Seasons since it landed in Boston. NEVER have I ever been disappointed in the food or service. Have brought in guests with special food requests and it is handled just as smoothly as if you were asking for a glass of water. I could go on and on, but suffice it to say---A+++++++++++++++ Mary

Tags: Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on February 5, 2013

My boss holds many business lunches at The Bristol Lounge and finds it an excellent place to meet and talk with people.

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 (New England)·Dined on February 4, 2013

Very nice comfortable restaurant that is WAY over priced. The service was great and we enjoyed our wine and food. However, the prices are so far beyond Boston standards in an atmosphere that is meant to be "business casual". The prices don't begin to match the casual but elegant atmosphere the lounge conveys.

Tags: Late-night Find, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Scenic View
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on February 2, 2013

This is my go to spot if I just want a good meal and to relax. The service is always great, although the hostess never seems to crack a smile, not the best greeter...My favorites: the crab chowder, I get it every time, the caesar salad, the burger, which has a delicious smokey flavor.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch
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 (New England)·Dined on February 1, 2013

As always, the Bristol delivers. We had a party of 11 people and we were in an area at the back of the restaurant that allowed us to move around a bit rather than being stuck in our seats for 2 hours. It is kid friendly as I had my 7 year old granddaughter with us and their kids menu is one of the best in town. Defiantly outstanding service even though it was a busy theatre night.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Kid-friendly, Late-night Find, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Great for Lunch
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 (New England)·Dined on February 1, 2013

Four Seasons used to be a venue you could count on, but no longer. We went for an early supper before a show and the room was so LOUD you couldn't carry on a conversation. The service was mediocre. So we will not keep this Boston hotel on our list.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on February 1, 2013

Great spot! We will definitely be back! Parking a little pricey if you aren't staying in the Hotel, but other than that, really nice!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Late-night Find, Special Occasion, Hot Spot
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 27, 2013

I have been here several times and it always feels like a special experience but not this last visit. The server took our drink order, brought the drinks and we never saw him again. No direction or information on the buffet, no come back for second drink orders. Very disappointing. The buffet is also looking a bit "tired". Sorry, Bristol, I want to love you!

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 (New England)·Dined on January 26, 2013

The dessert bar at the Bristol is a sad shadow of what it once was - still, an all-you-can-eat sundae bar, crepe bar, and some very tasty cupcakes and chocolate dipped strawberries can fill you up. It does lack some variety. Wait staff are as nice as you could expect to find, and the atmosphere is relaxed, casual and fun.

Tags: Late-night Find, Romantic
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on January 25, 2013

The view of young people joyfully skating in the Public Garden across the restaurant while we sipped our tea was heart-warming and so...Boston.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Great for Lunch
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 (New England)·Dined on January 23, 2013

Took my college-aged daughter and her friend before their return to the dorms. Impeccable service, delicious food, great ambience. It's a triple-winner.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on January 22, 2013

long wait for waitstaff and generally not up to their usual level, so somewhat surprising as i am a frequent guest there...very slow service, long waits in between and hope it goes back to former levels.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Kid-friendly, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot
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 (New England)·Dined on January 21, 2013

Came here with my vegetarian husband. Called ahead to see if they had any vegetarian options and they stated the chef could make him a dish if what's offered on the menu isn't to his liking. The menu was incredibly boring for a vegetarian (offered one pasta dish and two typical salads), so we asked the staff to have the chef cook him something chef's pick. Out came a plate of plain steamed vegetables. What a let down. People go out to eat for a special dining experience, not to eat stuff they could make at home.
On the other hand, I had the cedar plank salmon. Incredibly moist and tasty, but for the price tag, it better be. Most expensive salmon I've had in quite a long time.
Finished the night off with the "brownie" and it was fantasti

Tags: Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 20, 2013

Very much a lobby restaurant, but then, it's the Four Seasons lobby, so it's not like you have to fight the widescreen TV for attention. A window table gave a pleasant view of the sidewalk that would have been a lovely view in summer. The roast chicken was excellent and the gnocchi with winter squash were rich, soft, and distinctive. The oysters were perfectly fresh (and the only choices were local, which I prefer).

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic
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 (New England)·Dined on January 18, 2013

I have never had a bad dinning experience at the Bristol Lounge. Food, Service, and location are great.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Scenic View, Great for Lunch
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 (New England)·Dined on January 5, 2013

We go to the Bristol lounge regularly and the food is always very good-excellent. The service is ok but we mainly see new waitstaff every time we go. If we have a great waiter one day and we go back a few months later that person probably will not be there. I would be nice to see more consistence.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Hot Spot
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on December 31, 2012

Went with friends, the ideal place for quiet conversation. Service attentive without interrupting . Friendly yet upscale, very nice decor. Food does not disappoint but you're there for the experience.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on December 30, 2012

We went to celebrate my 50th Birthday at the Bristol Lounge. While the prices are high, you get absolutely what you pay for. From the moment we were seated to the moment got back out to the valet attendant, every thing was OUTSTANDING!

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on December 29, 2012

I thought the food was very expensive. Not sure I will return to that restaurant again---nothing was special.

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 (New England)·Dined on December 28, 2012

I debated about removing an additional star from the food review - only because the prices are so high for this restaurant, that I would consider the food "fair" because of that. When I pay $43 for an entree, I expect it to be better than it was. I got the grilled seafood plate, which was 1 shrimp, 1 scallop, a half of a lobster, and a piece of sole (??), with a generic side of fresh greens that everyone seemed to get. I also ordered a side of kale (because there was no side listed with the grilled seafood), and a salad appetizer. All the food was prepared "OK", but nothing really stood out. There was certainly nothing about the experience food-wise that made me want to go back. The server was amazing! But that's not enough for me.

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 (New England)·Dined on December 27, 2012

We love the Bristol Lounge! My daugher and I had a lovely after-spa early dinner with delicious cocktails, the perfect burgers with truffle fries, and fantastic coffee and dessert. We sat in the window overlooking the Public Gardens. The service and atmosphere is charming. We come on many special, and not-so-special occasions.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch
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