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Bristol Restaurant and Bar - Four Seasons Hotel Boston

4.6
1168 reviews
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$31 to $50
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American
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  • Great for Brunch
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 1168 People Are Saying
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4.5
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4.5
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5.0Dined 4 days ago

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 5 days ago

The Bristol Room at Four Seasons is always a treat

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3.0Dined 5 days ago

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

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Excellent experience

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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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3.0Dined on March 1, 2018

Very slow service we waited a long time to get our food or main courses. Our server was excellent but overall this was a disappointing experience for us

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5.0Dined on February 28, 2018

Great food, service and wine list. Had a wonderful evening.

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

We had a delicious, leisurely brunch. Relaxing, delicious, romantic even late morning.

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

Recent changes to the menu are very welcome. I still find the pricing at all meals but especially dinner too expensive and out of line with comparable restaurants. Prevents me from making this great restaurant a regular option.

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3.0Dined on February 23, 2018

I brought family to the Bristol for a birthday breakfast. The servers were very nice and the setting perfect. It’s the food that was so average which would be ok if I were at a regular Marriott. I expected more from the 4 Seasons. The fruit was tasteless and the home fries were over cooked. The omelet was uninspiring. There are so many new restaurants in Boston that serve creative food for 1/2 the price. I just would not return to the 4 Seasons again. It was not awful or even bad just plain and boring.

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3.0Dined on February 18, 2018

My husband and I have eaten here several times for special occasions. We came with out of town guests in January. I ordered the filet mingon cooked medium. It was barely pink inside. We went again this past weekend and I ordered it again cooked medium. It was brown all the way through, except when I got to the middle of it the lower half was barely pink. If I'm paying nearly $50 for a piece of meat, it should be cooked perfectly.
When we were out with guests, I didn't want to complain. The second time we were under a time constraint and I didn't want to wait for another filet to be cooked.

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1.0Dined on February 18, 2018

I can't recommend this restaurant for anything because we never got our food. We had reservations and were on time . We were seated at a table that was not even set. Our waitress walked by and looked at us 3-5 times and never said a word then eventually came and didn't give us water but asked for our drink orders, After 2 tables seated after us already had their water and drink orders in, she then took about ten minutes to bring us water and then asked us if we were ready to order. We had been ready for 30 minutes. We ordered a cheese plate and chicken nugget appetizer and 2 cheeseburgers and fries. About 20 minutes after ordering we received our bread basket. After about another 30 minutes we received our appetizers. We then waited approximately 45 minutes and still didn't have our food which again was burgers and fries. I then asked for the check and when she brought it she said our food would be ready in a few minutes (not sure what that meant) but I told her we were full and it was late and we didn't want to wait. We paid and left. I then did report it to the night manager who apologized and removed the bill from my room and later sent me an apology gift. He handled it wonderfully but I have to say I have NEVER received such bad service from a Four Seasons and expect better service when I'm paying $600 per night. I love the Four Seasons but if I return to Boston I would never stay here again. When I pay that much I expect great service and other than the concierges (who were fantastic, Joe and Walter) the service here was as average as a Marriott or even worse than some of the Marriot hotels I have stayed at for triple the price. Would never stay here again if I returned to Boston.

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3.0Dined on February 17, 2018

Had lunch for four on a Saturday with the window table that we requested. The food was mostly good and our server was fun, attentive and had a good sense of humor. Prices are very high for what you get, but then that's the Four Seasons. I was surprised that the dining room felt drab and out of date and the server's uniform was a bit ripped and dirty, and his shirt partly untucked. Definitely not a typical high-end Four Seasons feel, which was disappointing since I was treating my elderly mother, sister and niece to an extra nice lunch in Boston. I chose it for the view of the Public Garden, the quiet atmosphere (for my mother) and its innate elegance. Only the last criteria wasn't delivered.

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5.0Dined on February 16, 2018

The menu has moved upscale (and is much more limited) than the predecessor menu at the Bristol Lounge, but the meal we had (Braised Short Rib) was divine and the service was superb! We had a great visit and will be back!

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5.0Dined on February 3, 2018

One of the more comfortable spots in Boston for an excellent dining experience. Relaxed upscale ambiance and service.

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4.0Dined on February 3, 2018

Excellent food and service. Very comfortable.

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1.0Dined on February 3, 2018

Horrible. Just god awful. Service was bad

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5.0Dined on February 3, 2018

Celebrate daughter ‘s 18th Birthday

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2.0Dined on January 28, 2018

We've had some memorable meals at private parties and weddings at the Four Seasons, including our own wedding, as well as fabulous meals at the former Aujourd'Hui. This, however was our first time at The Bristol for Sunday Brunch. Disappointing is putting in mildly. For $75 per person, the choices were pathetic. Mostly a variety of breakfast foods, eggs, pancakes, oatmeal, muffins, danish. The balance consisted of a few salads, very ordinary, one fish dish in curry (which I don't care for) with only two vegetables, curried cauliflower and some carrots A single selection of some kind of pasta alfredo I think, totally dried out. A very limited fruit tray, fresh shrimp (terrific!), smoked salmon and three kinds of Chinese raviolis, steamed. The prime rib was okay and the other meat selection was some kind of pork. No potato (except with the corned beef hash) no rice, no sushi. no pates. The dessert table held a variety of very small cupcake type desserts. Not a single chocolate dessert, no pies, no cakes, no mousse nor even a brûlée. We've been to dozens of upscale early in the day buffets around the country and the world and have never seen the selection so pitiful for so much money.

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5.0Dined on January 27, 2018

I absolutely love the Bristol Restaurant!! The food is spectacular and the service is unrivaled!! 😃

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3.0Dined on January 27, 2018

Expensive brunch that was average execution. Burger was not cooked to order and was extremely overdone. Sent it back, but by the time I received a new burger ( a rare burger at that) my party had all finished their meals.

Will not be returning.

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5.0Dined on January 26, 2018

Always a perfect evening!

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5.0Dined on January 22, 2018

Excellent service, as always.

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5.0Dined on January 21, 2018

The Bristol Lounge at the four seasons is the "go to" for Sunday brunch in Boston. Table service is impeccable food is terrific seating by the window is the best. Near the fireplace even better during the winter months

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