Bristol Restaurant and Bar - Four Seasons Hotel Boston

4.7
1190 reviews
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$31 to $50
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American
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  • Great for Brunch
  • Good for Birthdays
  • Business Meals
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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Cuisines
American
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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
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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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Neighborhood
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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.
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 1190 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.7
service
4.6
ambience
3.9
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89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 2 days ago

Top notch service, food and drinks. This is one of the best restaurants Boston has to offer.

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

Very good overall!

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5.0Dined on June 16, 2018

Amazing view (we had a corner table by the windows) and great service!

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5.0Dined on June 15, 2018

Never had a bad meal. My wife and I love it every time.

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4.0Dined on May 27, 2018

Bristol lounge consistently provides very very good table service and an excellent selection of choices for Sunday brunch. The atmosphere is professional and elegant. Seating, floors and table areas immaculate. Coffee always hot and juice selection freshly squeezed. Will return again and again.

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4.0Dined on May 26, 2018

Everything was delicious and wonderful!

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2.0Dined on May 25, 2018

Sadly disappointing. Ceasar Salad was all yellow lettuce. Croutons hard as rocks. Dessert tart was rock hard, Couldn’t break crust with my fork . Grounds floating in my coffee
60th Birthday lunch- too bad.
Our server was great.

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5.0Dined on May 24, 2018

Birthday celebration for myself and 2 friends..atmosphere , food and tea were all great as always. And we were all surprised with a beautiful chocolate layer cake- compliments of Bristol Lounge. We definitely will be back.

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4.0Dined on May 21, 2018

The service is always over the top. The food is always very good to excellent. It is great for a business meeting, for a drink and apps with a date. It is a little stogey in the great hotels of Europe kind of way. You will not be disappointed nor will you be surprised by some new out of the box food offering.

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5.0Dined on May 20, 2018

Birthday brunch! Everything was fabulous

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5.0Dined on May 19, 2018

So lovely looking out at the garden

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5.0Dined on May 17, 2018

Excellent service and attention to detail made our celebration very special!!!!!

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5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

A most pleasant evening- wonderful wait staff Freda - Birthday cake with candle and coffee , did not request this - but very much enjoyed and appreciated

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4.0Dined on May 11, 2018

Always elegant and always reliable when you need a place to meet business partners. Unfortunately, it was unusually loud on the Friday lunch we hosted. Service excellent as always.

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2.0Dined on May 8, 2018

Planned a romantic dinner at the Bristol restaurant based on online recommendations. The Four Seasons site said "Boasting floor-to-ceiling views of the Public Garden". We were seated at a table looking at Boylston street. There was constant pedestrian and vehicle traffic. If the restaurant had been on the second floor the view might have been worth bragging about. Our server was very nice. She was the highlight of the dining experience. This was not a good choice for celebrating our 25th anniversary.

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5.0Dined on May 4, 2018

We went here for my daughter's graduation and they were very welcoming and accommodating to her dietary restrictions (she is a vegan). The service was fabulous and the food was delicious. One of those menus where you want to order so many things and can't decide.

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5.0Dined on May 2, 2018

Best burger in Boston.

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5.0Dined on April 29, 2018

Fabulous experience for Sunday Brunch! The ambiance, the food, the staff, Boston Gardens across the street, the people watching. I would enjoy this for special occasions because the cost ($75 pp). If you haven't been to The Bristol for brunch, go there!

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

We went to brunch for my daughters 17th birthday and they surprised us w a beautiful cake for no additional charge.

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

The Bristol Room at Four Seasons is always a treat

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3.0Dined on April 14, 2018

watch out for the $9 surcharge if you do not order alcohol.

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Excellent experience

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Always a great spot for superb fare in a quiet, relaxed and upscale (but not stuffy) atmosphere.

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5.0Dined on April 9, 2018

WE HAD A WONDERFUL TABLE WITH A WINDOW FACING THE PUBLIC GARDEN!!

UNFORTUNATELY, WHILE WE WERE DINING, TWO HOMELESS PEOPLE DECIDED TO SIT ON
THE WINDOW LEDGE OUTSIDE TO PASS SOME TIME......

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2.0Dined on April 7, 2018

The service was completely nonexistent. It was the worst service I’ve ever had in the past five years. I expected much more from the service. It was completely unattended. I had to ask for Bread more than once m. I had to track down my server more than once to order item.
I would rate the service as just awful

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Excellent food and service. Highly recommend it for special occasions.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Service, food, ambiance— all top notch!

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5.0Dined on April 5, 2018

Always happy to be pampered at the Bristol! Love this place.

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5.0Dined on April 2, 2018

Birthday Lunch

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5.0Dined on April 2, 2018

We love access the street, it’s food, service + atmosphere is always on point.

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Terrific brunch and great service in a quiet location.

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4.0Dined on March 25, 2018

The food and ambience were fine. The pace of service was slow and this has been a problem the last few times we dined at the Bristol.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Fabulous food and service but not inexpensive ... but very well worth it

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4.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Bit of slow service. Good lobster roll

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4.0Dined on March 22, 2018

Good lobster roll.

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3.0Dined on March 17, 2018

The steak was very expensive and fairly average. Sides and dessert were delicious. It was a bit disappointing for the price

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2.0Dined on March 16, 2018

Sadly, I can't recommend this restaurant. It's location in a Four Seasons property right on Boylston St and the Common, made me want to dine in its delightful looking interior and watch the passersby. The menu didn't lend itself to lunch and the prices were absolutely astronomical. And then, what we did order left a lot to be desired. We couldn't finish it, and not because we were full. Oh well, on to the next dining location!

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5.0Dined on March 15, 2018

I am never disappointed at The Bristol Lounge. I've used this spot for multiple occasions when I'm looking for upscale atmosphere and service. I am always particularly impressed with the wait staff and their knowledge of the menu as well as their prompt and timely service. Making for a very enjoyable combination of fine food and service.

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5.0Dined on March 6, 2018

Went for the burger. One of the best around.

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4.0Dined on March 3, 2018

Pre-theatre lunch with my daughter. Got an amazing table for two near the window as requested. Our server was so much fun to talk to.
My disappointment was the handmade cavatappi. The dish had so much sage in it was overwhelming. Sage was not stated on the menu so needless to say I did not eat much.

Just one disappointing meal, but we'll be back and ask more questions about ingredients.

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