Bristol Restaurant and Bar - Four Seasons Hotel Boston

4.7
1216 reviews
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$31 to $50
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American
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  • Special Occasion
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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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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 1216 People Are Saying
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3.0Dined 2 days ago

You know, it was all good ... just not great. I expect great from Four Seasons/Bristol Lounge. My dining partner was served my burger with her fries and vice versa. Not what I'd expect from Four Seasons. I thought our lunches came out slow. We had not indicated we were in a hurry ... but it was quite slow. We were surrounded by tables of young, energetic children. Really? At the Bristol Lounge? We DID get a seat in a window, which is always lovely and the burger is one of, if not THE, best in Boston. However, you definitely PAY for it.

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3.0Dined 3 days ago

Used to be our favorite place. No longer use tablecloths. Dishes were sliding all over the table when trying to eat. Cold feeling. Our usual server was not there. The woman we got just didn’t care. I think maybe her previous job serving was at the 99. Very sad. No music. No more dessert buffet like they would have in the past. Has always been very expensive and worth it but no more. The men working out front had more enthusiasm grace and class than the server.

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3.0Dined 6 days ago

Service was poor for a four seasons hotel. The Bristol bar used to be a high end service experience with a great atmosphere. Now it just feels like a hotel bar.

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

A special treat. The tuna tartare is alway a little different and just wonderful. We also had the tempura soft shell crab

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5.0Dined on August 14, 2018

When there for dinner on my wedding anniversary and the food was great. The waiter was excellent was very helpful with the menu and helpful with making a choice for u. Seafood platter was great and would recommend. Clam chowder was amazing. Overall great experience.

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5.0Dined on August 12, 2018

What a great place. We were there for brunch this past sunday and everything was superb. From the vallet , doorman , wait staff , our waitress , the omlett chef all greeted us so professionally. The food was amazing. I would recommend trying this joint. Also great for people watching

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5.0Dined on August 12, 2018

Spectacular Sunday brunch. Everything was amazing. Can’t recommend it highly enough!

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5.0Dined on August 11, 2018

Fabulous dinner. Our waiter could not have been better!

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5.0Dined on August 11, 2018

Our server Sean, with round frame glasses, was the best. The food was delicious. The tables were spaced far enough so that you could have your own conversation with out being rude to the next table. Definitely worth the trip.

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5.0Dined on August 5, 2018

Spectacular evening! Food excellent and our server Sean was OUTSTANDING! Sean made our evening spectacular! The shrimp cocktail, chicken and lamb shwarma, tuna tartare exceptional!

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5.0Dined on August 5, 2018

This is our all-time favorite place.

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5.0Dined on August 5, 2018

Perfect spot for after-theatre dining! Best. Burger. Ever.

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5.0Dined on August 4, 2018

Consistently excellent food and service. Truly Boston’s living room.

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4.0Dined on July 26, 2018

The hamburgers are delicious. Worth coming here for. However my partner and I found some of the dishes overembelished, distracting from the deliciousness of the food. Even the strawberry shortcake had something extra which did not add to the taste of the dish.

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5.0Dined on July 26, 2018

We were there for a very special occasion and we were treated so well and the food was delicious. I can’t thank the entire staff enough!

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5.0Dined on July 22, 2018

Per my aunt, the lobster cocktail was absolutely delicious and the presentation was delightful. What we came especially for, the Caesar Salad, remained her fav. I had the burger. And, what?! That burger was outstanding. Thank the pasture that raised it! Bristol, you keep us coming back. Danke dir.

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3.0Dined on July 21, 2018

Disappointing. Although the food and service were mostly wonderful, this is really just a hotel dining room. The Mandarin Oriental has both Bar Bolud and L'Espalier, which are both exceptional. I miss the days when The Four Seasons had Aujourd'hui.

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1.0Dined on July 14, 2018

The food is very good which is expected at this price point. The front of the house leaves a lot to be desired. We had an issue with an inebriated customer, but the staff did not deal with it. A later complaint to the General Manager seemed rather dismissive of the incident. There are so many better places to to for fine dining where the staff is attentive and experienced. i would not go back.

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5.0Dined on July 14, 2018

Amazing service!

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5.0Dined on July 6, 2018

Hadn’t been back to the Bristol for a while. We found the menu to be excellent. South American flair but still fine for all. Excellent presentation , service and environment.

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5.0Dined on July 4, 2018

Loved the atmosphere, the food and the service. It was so relaxing to spend a couple hours enjoying a delicious meal. Thank you

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5.0Dined on July 4, 2018

The new Executive Chef, Jessica Biederman, who has recently arrived in Boston from DC, is utterly amazing.

We’ve been coming to the Four Seasons for our anniversary dinner and specail occasions for over 2 decades. The dinner we had this time (Wild Sea Bass and the out-of-sight strawberry shortcake with honeycomb) was so remarkably outstanding that it topped any already high expectations. So much so that I asked for the Chef’s card and sent her a “Thank you!” note.

This lady is one gifted Chef!

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5.0Dined on June 30, 2018

Waiter was exceptional.

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5.0Dined on June 28, 2018

Graduation celebration was wonderful. Thanks.

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5.0Dined on June 28, 2018

We had another great meal at the Bristol. The staff is always very friendly. The food was great. Thank you.

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5.0Dined on June 24, 2018

best Sunday buffet for brunch
beautiful view see the park

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5.0Dined on June 21, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on June 16, 2018

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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