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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
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.
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!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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
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).
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.
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.
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.
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